Jazz-inspired surf-pop trio Katie Pham & The Moonbathers are an exciting prospect, and are many Sheffield musicians' local favourites. We catch up with them to talk dream festival headliners, chippy teas and never compromising ahead of their Harley show at Outlines.
Outlines is only five weeks away and we’re already excited.
The 100 acts on the bill will be playing in five of the fines venues in Sheffield, including Outlines' first outing to the iconic Leadmill. The Leadmill is now in its 35th year, and is Sheffield longest running live music venue and nightclub. Hosting some of the biggest live acts in the world including Pulp, Arctic Monkeys and Bloc Party, they will be teaming with Outlines to bring a number of our massive acts to their stage.
From the Sydney-incepted psych of Jagwar Ma to the sparse and elegant songwriting of the L.A-raised Azusena – Outlines Number Two will host a worldwide roster of talent. However, it'd be a mistake to overlook the plethora of home-grown flair, with some of Yorkshire’s most scintillating up-and-coming artists poised to invigorate the first date of the UK’s 2017 festival calendar. From sun-soaked dream-pop to abrasive afro-beat – the Steel City will host a wide breadth of eclecticism. Here are a few Yorkshire-born outfits not to be missed this March.
With just six weeks to go, over 40 new artists have been added to the bill for Outlines Festival, with iconic punk outfit The Membranes, psych band Flamingods, LA soul singer Kadhja Bonet, rapidly rising punk quintet Shame and alt-pop trio Our Girl among the newly-added acts.
Ahead of his debut Sheffield show as part of Outlines, we caught up with Shock Machine to talk life after Klaxons, influences and what the future holds. Catch him on Friday night at Leadmill alongside Jagwar Ma, Fear of Men and more.
Thanks to every artist who submitted an application to join this year's Outlines bill. Applications are now closed. We will be announcing the 20 successful artists, along with a whole host of new names, in the next couple of weeks. Watch this space.