Dance to the Radio 4×12″ – Vol. 5

4×12″ Volume 5 is a new artist release from the recently re-born Dance To The Radio label.  It features 4 exciting emerging artists from the North of the UK, released online from 3 March 2017 and also as a Record Store Day Exclusive 12″ vinyl on 22nd April 2017.

Artists:

Dead Naked Hippies

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Online Date: 3 March 2017

References:  Alt-Rock / Punk / Savages / The Kills / Sonic Youth / Pins

Support:  DIY Magazine, Dork Magazine, Radio X (John Kennedy), BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 1 (Huw Stephens), Amazing Radio.

Dead Naked Hippies thrashed into life in late 2016, birthing their ‘gritty yet pretty’ take on post-punk. Teaming up with producer Matt Peel (Eagulls, Pulled Apart By Horses) the Leeds Trio released their debut single ‘Lights Out’ and received heaps of praise from the likes of DIY and Louder Than War with the former saying of the band “They take twisting, sharp-as-a-knife guitar lines and wield them like a weapon. A statement of intent that sounds perfectly suited to both dingy basements and sun-kissed festival main stages”. The band recently tested the music magazine’s theory with a turn opening for Dream Wife at the Leeds date of their ‘DIY Presents’ tour.

To celebrate the release with Dance to the Radio, Dead Naked Hippies will be starting their own night at Leeds’ Old Red Bus Station venue. ‘Dead Naked Hosts’ will be curated and hosted by the band on the 16th of March ahead of a performance at Live at Leeds Festival on the 29th of April.

FLING

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Online Date:  17th March 2017

References:   Glam Rock / Alt-Rock / Indie-psych /  T-Rex / Foxygen / The Fat White Family

Support:  Beats 1 (Confirmed), BBC 6music (Steve Lamacq).

Conceived in a basement studio in Saltaire, Bradford Fling sound like the love child of T Rex and the Fat White Family, and have the artistic ethic and lifestyles to match.

The band have built up an excited local following putting on their own nights “Get Flung!” and releasing a slew of demos to soundcloud.  The release on Dance to the Radio arrives ahead of appearances at Live at Leeds Festival, Gold Sounds Festival (with CABBAGE), and Liverpool Sound City.

Lamia

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Online Date:  31st March 2017

References:  Electronic / Trip-Hop / Billie Holliday / Nina Simone / James Blake / FKA Twigs

Support:  BBC 1Xtra, BBC Radio 1 (Huw Stepehens), BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, Indie Shuffle.

LAMIA is a 21 year-old female bedroom producer and vocalist from London, based in Leeds, who graduated from the BRIT School in 2014. The jazz/dark electronica artist sings candid lyrics through a laid back jazz vocal within moody trip-hop influenced production. On being told that “production was not her role”, she taught herself music software, and has created a beautifully captivating sound with influences ranging from Billie Holiday to A/T/O/S. LAMIA’s debut gig was at the BBC Introducing showcase and her previous works featured on Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1, BBC 1xtra, BBC Introducing, Amazing radio, and Indie Shuffle.

The Tiny Minds


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Online Date:  14th April 2017

References:    Indie Rock / Motown /  Britpop / The Cribs / Early Blur / The Coral

The Tiny Minds are an oddball 4-piece from Hebden Bridge, a creative outpost in the Yorkshire Pennines and home of legendary venue The Trades Club.

Burrowing themselves away for over a year of relentless recording the band have finished over 40 tracks, co-directed a number of their own music videos and supported the likes of Jeffrey Lewis remaining the Pennines’ best kept secret. Combining a love of Motown with art-pop guitar bands like Blur and Jagwar Ma, The Tiny Minds recently joined labelmates The Pigeon Detectives on a number of sold out dates on their March UK Tour.