The Just Joans specialise in observational, honest and bittersweet indiepop. The group from Motherwell take influence from bands like The Kinks, The Vaselines and The Smiths to create their own intimate world full of mischief, social awkwardness and intricate reflections on the mundane.
All Girls Arson Club play catchy, ramshackle, pop gems about Wetherspoons, washing machines and renegade dogs. They sound a bit like Daniel Johnston, Vivian Girls and The Moldy Peaches. Their debut EP released on Delicious Clam Records last year saw them gain Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening/K Records fame as a fan.
Sheffield’s own indiepop stalwarts The Sweet Nothings are returning to the stage after a long hiatus. They play songs about hope, cautious optimism, love and international socialism to brighten even the darkest timeline.
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- Tom Roper