#360RAW5

EDITED PEOPLE | HINGES | FUDGE. | HELLFIRE JACK   360 CLUB @ LENDING ROOM LEEDS | FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER 2018

The first four #360RAW events were exhilarating and emotional nights. Each of them sold out and each of them showcased the incredible talent emerging from West Yorkshire and slightly beyond. RICHARD WATSON, promoter of the 360 Club, and ALAN RAW, presenter of BBC Introducing West Yorkshire and BBC Introducing Humberside, are now proud to announce the fifth of these special events.

 

Taking place on FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER – and subtitled #360RAW5 – the event will feature a further four of the region’s finest and most exciting emerging acts: EDITED PEOPLE from West Yorkshire; HINGES from Leeds; FUDGE also from Leeds; and HELLFIRE JACK from, vaguely and mysteriously, Yorkshire.

 

EDITED PEOPLE

Such a newly formed band that their debut gig – and the launch night of their first single – will be at #360RAW5. Their sound is reminiscent of 90’s rock mixed with heavier, more modern, more alternative flavours, influenced by the likes of Soundgarden, System of A Down and No Doubt. Their debut single, FEEL MY SKIN, aims to highlight the issues of social media and the impact it can have on young people’s mental health. Despite being such a new band, EDITED PEOPLE have been busy recording further material and have quickly grabbed the attention of BBC Music Introducing.

 

 

HINGES

HINGES are an emotionally charged five-piece; a band that delivers heart wrenchingly honest lyrics through a fierce growl, backed with an erratic, unpredictable sound that can switch from the pretty to the ferocious in an instant. Their energetic, angst-ridden live shows have earned them a fearsome reputation as one of the most compelling acts in the region and, after taking time out to regroup and refocus with new band members, the expectation is that this rebirth will be a staggering spectacle.

 

 

FUDGE.

FUDGE is a young four-piece band, equal parts punk, rock and funk, who met at University and instantly gelled through their mutual interest in bands such as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Royal Blood and Foals and their shared desire to craft music of their own. Their debut single, WALRUS, was recently released to great enthusiasm; a blinding contrast of slick melodies and abrasive riffs that form two sides of the same coin, with static grunge tones crashing against the lyrical angst of vocalist Cam Hope.

 

 

HELLFIRE JACK

HELLFIRE JACK are an explosive and brutal blues duo from Yorkshire. They formed in 2012 and have since taken their high-octane, no-holds-barred take on the blues to audiences throughout the UK. With the release of their debut album CHAINS earlier this year, the duo has strengthened its grip on the alternative scene. Their strong lyrical references to mental instability, insecurity and constant struggles with modern life juxtapose with fast-paced, uncompromising and exhilarating live sets, awash with fuzzed-up riffs, complex and monstrous drum beats and a fierce vocal delivery that creates a raw and intense musical experience.

 

#360RAW4

HANDS OFF GRETEL | LATE NIGHT LEGACY | PURPLE THREAD

360 CLUB @ LENDING ROOM LEEDS | FRIDAY 13 JULY 2018

 

Following the first two highly successful, sold out nights of #360RAW, and the announcement a few weeks ago of the third event on 25 May, which also looks likely to sell out, RICHARD WATSON, promoter of the 360 Club at Leeds Lending Room, and ALAN RAW, presenter of BBC Introducing West Yorkshire and BBC Introducing Humberside, are proud to announce the fourth of these special events.

 

Taking place on FRIDAY 13 JULY – and subtitled #360RAW4 – the event will feature a further three of the region’s finest and most exciting emerging acts: HANDS OFF GRETEL from South Yorkshire; LATE NIGHT LEGACY from Leeds; and PURPLE THREAD also from Leeds. Tickets are available now from OUR LINK: 

 

As with the previous #360RAW events, the night will see Alan Raw DJ before and between the live sets, playing new music of all styles from local artists. Anyone can turn up and meet the face behind BBC Introducing and are encouraged to bring demos which he may well play on the night, or pass onto the producers for consideration on his shows.

 

The ethos of #360RAW is purely about supporting emerging acts, a passion that both Richard and Alan share and one that sees them freely offer musicians their time and help and advice without any hidden agenda, as well as attending free industry events, often arranged by the 360 Club themselves.

 

HANDS OFF GRETEL

Formed three years ago in South Yorkshire, and inspired by the likes of Bikini Kill, Hole and Skating Polly, who they supported on their first UK tour, HANDS OFF GRETEL played over 60 shows last year, including appearances at festivals such as Download, Isle of Wight, Rebellion and Camden Rocks. 2018 has already seen them play Live at Leeds and Liverpool Sound City with numerous further festivals to follow, and will see the release of their second album – which they recently recorded at Monnow Valley Studio in Wales – the follow up to their acclaimed debut Burn the Beauty Queen.

 

LATE NIGHT LEGACY

Often hurtling their bodies across the stage at breakneck speeds, LATE NIGHT LEGACY unleashes a sound that feels like euphoria with a side of madness. Unless you maintain a modicum of composure, you’ll find yourself tearing off your clothes and dancing with strangers while the hairs on your neck stand tall. Having shared stages with Maximo Park, The Ordinary Boys, The Fratellis, The Sherlocks and Reef, the band have confirmed an appearance at this year’s Kendal Calling Festival with many more to be announced soon.

 

PURPLE THREAD

With UK and international radio play under their belt and their exhilarating live performances prone to the odd mid-song poetry break, PURPLE THREAD – championed by Gus Unger-Hamilton from alt-J no less – are rapidly forging a name for themselves as a hugely captivating live band. Their latest single, Glitter, is a snappy, grunge-tinged singalong, providing a perfect snapshot of their vision to incorporate the absurdities of life into memorable hooks, adrenaline-spiked guitars and furious grooves.

#360RAW3

SAM WILDE | THE HARRIETS | DOTTIE MAI | VAUGHAN

360 CLUB @ LENDING ROOM LEEDS | FRIDAY 25 MAY 2018

 

Following the first two highly successful, sold out nights of #360RAW, RICHARD WATSON, promoter of the 360 Club at Leeds Lending Room, and ALAN RAW, presenter of BBC Introducing West Yorkshire and BBC Introducing Humberside, are proud to announce the third of these special events.

 

This time presented as an official event for BBC Music’s ‘The Biggest Weekend Fringe’ in association with BBC Introducing West Yorkshire, the third night will take place on FRIDAY 25 MAY – subtitled #360RAW3 – and will feature a further four of the region’s finest and most exciting emerging acts – SAM WILDE, THE HARRIETS, DOTTIE MAI and VAUGHAN – each of them on this occasion drawn from the streets of Leeds. 

 

As with the previous #360RAW events, the night will see Alan Raw DJ before and between the live sets, playing new music of all styles from local artists. Anyone can turn up and meet the face behind BBC Introducing and are encouraged to bring demos which he may well play on the night, or pass onto the producers for consideration on his shows.

 

The ethos of #360RAW is purely about supporting emerging acts, a passion that both Richard and Alan share and one that sees them freely offer musicians their time and help and advice without any hidden agenda, as well as attending free industry events, often arranged by the 360 Club themselves.

 

SAM WILDE

 

SAM WILDE is a singer songwriter from Leeds. His writing shows the influence of his time growing up in Manchester, and is modernised by the rugged characteristics of his voice and his strikingly delivered lyricism. He is now fronting a newly-formed three-piece and playing electric guitar, resulting in a sound that is finely poised between alternative blues rock and the roots of Americana. Every note, every word is infused with passion, his voice occupying a space somewhere between a tender whisper and a savage roar. Sam is currently recording his second EP which will further reveal this unpredictable shift in sound.

 

THE HARRIETS

 

Leeds-based trio THE HARRIETS deal in jangly, melodic tunes with a focus on the bright and distinctive vocal harmonies of their two front men aligned to creative and melodic interplays between guitar and bass. Their infectious, energetic live shows have earned them appearances at Bingley Music Live and Long Division festivals, while their recent single, HARRIET WHO? / TELEVISION, won extensive support from Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music.

 

DOTTIE MAI

 

Dream pop with attitude. DOTTIE MAI writes and produces with imagination, soul and, importantly, grit; layering dreamy vocals with grungey beats and mysterious synths to create an otherworldly, badass vibe. With support from BBC Introducing both regionally and nationally, Dottie has quickly become one of the most watched and most tipped artists on the dream pop scene and her forthcoming EP holds untold potential. For her all-encompassing story-telling through art, photography and music, follow @dottiemai on Instagram.

 

 

VAUGHAN

 

VAUGHAN is a singer, a songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist whose emotive blend of alt-pop and electronica delivers a unique and eloquent study into a bruised reality. Having been shortlisted for the 2018 Emerge Music Prize and with a performance at Liverpool Sound City confirmed for early May, his remarkable debut works will be released later this year, revealing narratives on hedonism and anxiety. Beyond that Vaughan remains, for the moment, an enticing, unreachable enigma.

 #360RAW2

SKULL | ADORE // REPEL | BEING A TIGER | TEEFF   360 CLUB @ LENDING ROOM LEEDS | FRIDAY 13 APRIL 2018

Following the highly successful, sold out February launch of #360RAW with AS SIRENS FALL, KILL THE SILENCE, STAND ALONE and DEADLOCK SAINTS opening proceedings, RICHARD WATSON, promoter of the 360 Club at Leeds Lending Room, and ALAN RAW, presenter of BBC Introducing West Yorkshire and BBC Introducing Humberside, are proud to announce the second of these special events.

 

Taking place on FRIDAY 13 APRIL – and subtitled #360RAW2 – the event will feature a further four of the region’s finest and most exciting emerging acts: SKULL from Leeds, for which the event also acts as a launch night for their debut album; ADORE // REPEL from Wakefield; BEING A TIGER from Huddersfield; and TEEFF from Leeds. Tickets are available here: 

 

As with #360RAW1 in February, the night will see Alan Raw DJ before and between the live sets, playing new music of all styles from local artists. Anyone will be able to turn up and meet the face behind BBC Introducing and hand over demos which he may well play on the night, or pass onto the producers for consideration on his shows.

 

The ethos of #360RAW is purely about supporting emerging acts, a passion that both Richard and Alan share and one that sees them willingly offer musicians their time and help and advice, as well as attending free industry events, often arranged by the 360 Club themselves. 

#360RAW1

AS SIRENS FALL | KILL THE SILENCE | STAND ALONE | DEADLOCK SAINTS   360 CLUB @ LENDING ROOM, LEEDS | FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2018

 

Two of the most respected and experienced stalwarts of the West Yorkshire music scene have teamed up to create a new venture called #360RAW. RICHARD WATSON, promoter of the 360 Club at Leeds Library, and ALAN RAW, presenter of BBC Introducing West Yorkshire and BBC Introducing Humberside, will curate a new monthly night with hand-picked bands from the West Yorkshire area.

 

The first of these monthly events on FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY – subtitled #360RAW1 – will feature four acts: AS SIRENS FALL from Keighley; KILL THE SILENCE from Leeds; STAND ALONE from Bradford; and DEADLOCK SAINTS from Leeds on FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY.

 

Each of the nights will also see Alan Raw DJ before and between the live sets, playing new music of all styles from local artists. Anyone will be able to turn up and meet the face behind BBC Introducing and hand over demos which he may well play on the night, or pass onto the producers for consideration on his shows.

 

The ethos of #360RAW is purely about supporting emerging acts, a passion they share and one that sees both of them willingly offer musicians their time and help and advice, as well as attending free industry events, often arranged by the 360 Club themselves.

RICHARD WATSON and ALAN RAW met many years ago when they were both on the same industry panel at an event for musicians. They got chatting and realised how much they had in common in terms of their passion for supporting new talent and new music. They stayed in touch, became good friends and, when Alan began his BBC Introducing West Yorkshire show, started recommending acts for the other to check out.

 

With such a wealth of industry experience between them alongside countless contacts at labels, management, publishing, events, festivals and media, it became a natural progression to champion new music together and to help the talented people creating it who, often, have very little understanding of the workings of the music industry. To increase that understanding is to increase their chances of surviving, of continuing to do what they love and to, hopefully, allow them to make a living from it.

 

 

RICHARD WATSON has promoted events for over 25 years, including internationally renowned artists throughout the UK and Ibiza, many of which were live broadcasts in conjunction with BBC Radio 1 and MTV, and contributes to countless Music Industry Panels and Workshops, including Live at Leeds and Liverpool Sound City. He formed the Funky Mule Club in Leeds in the 90s with his friend George Evelyn – aka Nightmares on Wax – promoting the likes of Roni Size, DJ Shadow, Krush, Morcheeba and Coldcut when nobody knew who they were; brought US stars such as Afrika Bambaataa to the UK for the first time; worked with the TV Production company Tiger Aspect on shows such as Street Mate, Graham Norton and the BBC Holiday Show; helped found Leeds Food Festival and Leeds Young People’s Film Festival; discovered, advised and mentored alt-J; and is promoter at the 360 Club in Leeds where the PA is comparable to any in Leeds, and where every live set is recorded – without charge – to give artists something that may help them develop and promote their music.

 

Richard says, “The 360 Club has a simple motto: Make a difference, not a fortune. The club showcases the finest emerging live acts from Yorkshire, playing host to a variety of genres and styles from gig to gig. One week it could be blues, the next alternative rock, the next electronic; if it’s good I’ll put it on and aim to have each artist compliment the rest of the line-up. Behind the scenes it’s about helping artists and sharing the things I’ve learned from the industry over the years. I want to be an industry person they can turn to without any hidden agenda.”

 

 

ALAN RAW is currently is his 15th year as a multi-award-winning BBC Radio DJ and Producer, and has been hosting the BBC Introducing Stage at Leeds Festival for 12 years. He is CEO of The Creative & Cultural Company and manager of their Arts Education Centre in Hull; Creative Director of the Hull Independent Photography Festival; Curator of the HIP Gallery in Hull and Photo City in London; patron of Hull Folk Festival; drummer in the band Celtarabia; much sought after session percussionist; Chair of the World Drumming Network; and has previously produced and location-managed for MTV, BBC2 and BBCi and taught Camera Skills for the BBC.

 

Alan says, “What the 360 does, and has done, for the careers of artists behind the scenes is extraordinary. The gigs are just the public face of it. I have been lucky enough to witness the results and work with Richard to support acts like alt-J to the next level. I’m really looking forward to joining in again and cheering more bands on. Richard has also given me the opportunity to air further emerging local music before and between the acts, and I encourage people to bring their latest CD demos with them, to see how they sound to an audience in a big room”.

 

 

It’s clear that, between the two of them, the knowledge they can impart to emerging artists is immense and invaluable.

 

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