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5 Bands You Must See This Month

For those of us who can’t wait a whole year between each Tramlines, there’s a new inner city music festival to keep us going in these cold months. 

New event, Triangle – Live in Sheffield, will see 12 local and national bands perform across three venues (Crystal, Walkabout, Maida Vale) on Tuesday 17 October – and you can get a ticket to see all 12 here for the price of a cocktail.

Now then, once you’ve got your tickets, you’ve got to pick what bands to see.  To help you out, here’s the top five bands that we’d go out on a school night for.

I Set The Sea on Fire
Who says you can’t have a brass section in an indie rock band? Sheffield-based alternative band bring the funk beats to classic indie sounds with the addition of trumpets, a trombone, flute and four-part harmonies. You might recognise their best known tune “Tastes Like Funk” from the likes of BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2. Oh and one of our 2016 Exposed In Sessions.

Sly Antics
Describing their sound as a “noise that feels like being hit hard and repeatedly in the face with a box of stale cereal” , cousins Sam and Lee Hudson, plus Chris Allen (not related) make raucous pop-rock in the Franz Ferdinand tradition. Named “one to watch” by Radio 1, and a “brilliant new band” by Radio X, stale cereal never sounded so good.

Model Aeroplanes
This Dundee foursome look to be on the path to widespread recognition after landing a much sought after deal with Island Records, the label behind The Killers, Justin Beiber and Katy Perry. Their upbeat style and youthful vocals are giving us serious Vampire Weekend vibes, but we’ll let them introduce themselves properly over in our interview with lead singer Rory Flemming-Stewart.

The Harringtons
This trio of Sheffield teens Jack, Brad and Jud (none of their last names are Harrington by the way – we checked) formed when they were just 16. Three years on they’re still fresh-faced and making some quality indie rock of the 90s vintage.

No Hot Ashes
The young Stockport band’s Red Hot Chilli Peppers-influenced funk rock have earned them recognition as one of the best new Manchester bands to watch. Their raw and rhythmic grooves mean you’ll want to bring along your dancing feet to their Sheffield gig.

Head over to their Facebook page for the full line up and to keep up to date with the latest information.

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