Back in the wave of grunge and the emergence of melodic hardcore came a trio from Derby called Bivouac. Taking their influences from the likes of Buffalo Tom, The Replacements and early Nirvana they perfected beautiful melancholic pop songs. They released a few EPs and an album on Elemental records before being signed by Geffen records, touring the world and eventually burning out as the brightest lights often do.
A few things you should know about Bivouac:
Bivouac were alt rock favourites in the 1990’s with their British take on the Seattle sound.
They raced up the indie charts when they were signed to Elemental at their first gig.
They formed a bond with Nirvana which saw their drummer Anthony famously dance onstage at Nirvana’s legendary Reading Festival appearances in 1991 & 1992.
When Foo Fighters played their first ever UK gig, Bivouac were asked to support and flew back from the USA to do it.
Anthony also danced numerous times with Foo Fighters.
Following a mention from comedian Stewart Lee in his newspaper column the band decided to get back together for some reunion gigs and 2016 saw them return to glory, sounding every bit as blazing and relevant as before.
We’re delighted they have chosen to grace Worcester again as part of a selected dates across the UK.
Bivouac - Drank : https://youtu.be/ZhAs5Gzgvos
Bivouac - The Bell Foundry : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J00HlbO4e6I
Formed in 2016, Navajo Ace are quickly garnering themselves a reputation as an underground band making music with power and soul. The band combine a broad spectrum of influences, breathing new life into a sound somewhere between the grittier end of 90s college alt rock, shoegaze and Emo before it became a dirty word.
FIVE TURNINGS EP REVIEW:
“ Lyrically intelligent and engaging throughout, there is much to enjoy here: American 90’s Emo in the Texas Is The Reason vein, with added walls of shimmering shoegaze guitars. Infectious and richly harmonic college rock, this is stuff that lingers on after listening, and that – you can hope – promises much more to come. “ SLAP Magazine, August 2017
“ The EP is a strong statement of intent, the blend of Emo and Indie Rock is perfect. Navajo Ace are a bright spark in the current UK new music scene. Keep your eyes out for these guys, they’re going to be huge…”AltDialogue.com, August 2017
Navajo Ace - Underneath Cars : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW0hoSRRVe0
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/navajoace/
Droitwich Spa’s 4 piece indie / psych band Junior Weeb have been making waves on the local circuit for a while now, combining youthful energy, great musicianship and well crafted songwriting. Having recently gone down a storm in Birmingham and Bristol, they look set to have a great 2018.
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/juniorweebband/
Novaview are a four piece band from Worcester. Drawing influences from psych rock and 90’s shoegaze to bring a soaring and shimmering sound. Keep your eyes and ears on these guys, they have a bright future.