14:30 - Tracks and Grooves (DJ)
Track and Grooves play eccentric, eclectic records out loud in Milk bar between the live acts.
15:15 - Zuzu - CANCELLED
Zuzu is a nineteen year old singer-songwriter from Liverpool at the beginning of what promises to be a very exciting musical career.
15:15 - Ocean Ruins
Ocean Ruins combine strong haunting vocals with melodic guitars to create emotive songs with darkness and beauty.
16:00 - My Northern Sky
Drawing inspiration from artists such as Sigur Ros, Thomas Newman, Coldplay, Doves, Tori Amos, Moby, Bjork and Yann Tiersen, My Northern Sky's Christopher Ryman has awoken sounds and stories that are uniquely and obviously his. Whatsmore, since releasing his debut album, Glasswing. Fly, and returning to the live scene, My Northern Sky has enjoyed celebrated reviews including a "One To Watch" review from BBC Radio 6, invites to play BBC Introducing Stages and an offer of a publishing deal. Could 2014 be the year My Northern Sky flies?
16:30 - The Trip (DJ)
The Trip's Jim B Donovan spins an eclectic mix of music to keep you entertained during and after the live music in MILK.
16:45 - Jordan O'Shea
Jordan O’Shea is a melancholic singer-songwriter from Oxford, who according to the BBC, ‘writes music you can get lost to’. O’Shea released his first EP ‘Her Name Was _French Cinema_’ in August 2012, and shortly followed this with his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Desperation, My Dear’ in January 2013. After supporting acts such as Sweet Baboo and Rachel Sermanni, O’Shea was compared to world-renowned acts such as Bon Iver, City and Colour, and Nick Drake, whilst being announced as The Huffington Post’s ‘Act of the Week’, and declared as a ‘multi-media renaissance man’ by MusicInOxford. Jordan O’Shea is currently recording his new EP ‘Neverlake’, a conceptual piece which will be released in April 2014.
17:30 - Pete Kosanovich
Pete Kosanovich is a Serbian born country blues influenced solo artist whose received national attention.
'Great Live Set it was good to see him in action'' Mark Beaumont (NME, The Times, The Guardian)
'' With so much determination and talent, sooner or later Pete will probably make it big, and don't he deserve it ! '' - Music-News.com
18:15 - Jack Robert Hardman
Jack Robert Hardman cannot be pigeon-holed. Flowing from intricate acoustic guitar on debut single' Famous', to the reverb-swept 'Plymouth' (which became a hit on music blogs as far afield as the US, New Zealand and Italy), Jack’s unique sound always keeps listeners on their toes.
All these tracks can be found on his self-titled debut album, which has received support from Huw Stephens / Jen Long (RADIO 1), John Kennedy (XFM), Tom Robinson (6MUSIC), and Shell Zenner / Jim Gellatly / Bethan Elfyn (AMAZING RADIO). This release was followed with Jack performing a live session on XFM, and being named as one of 2013’s breakthrough artists in the Sunday Times Culture magazine by music luminary Simon Raymonde.
Now Jack is busy finishing material for a new EP, The Great Unknown. This four track follow up is due for release on May 19th 2014, and features a host of exciting guest performers. It was recorded in part at the legendaryKonk Studios, and was mixed by Adrian Breakspear (Exit Calm) and mastered by Alan Douches (Sufjan Stevens / Midlake). The writing has matured, the themes are full of life, and the sound is as unique as ever. Watch this space.
19:00 - Haze
Haze is blessed with a voice so gentle and so fragile that you think it may well break at any minute. But don't be fooled, as she’ll soon silence a room with it in seconds. Her power is not one of volume, but of perfection. Perfectly placed dulcet tones amidst a raw, dreamy, piano led pop soundtrack that could be right from the fingers of a Mark Linkous or Tom Waits ballad.
Without an official release to name she has still managed to build up a solid following everywhere she goes, including the likes of Linda Serck BBC Introducing, Tom Robinson BBC, Fresh On The Net and Breaking More Waves.
Haze's 'Picture Frame' EP will be released Monday 28th April.
"Listen to that voice – a mixture of sweetness with something grittier underlying it; just perfect. Add a soft simple backing and you have the definition of beauty in your ears." - Breaking More Waves
19:45 - Goldn
A brand new electronica influenced act who performs live with visuals.
20:30 - Ghost Karate
We first meet at school where we played in a rock band together. After school finished we drifted apart until we meet again though a family member. We instantly became good friends through our mutual love of music.
As one of us sang and one of us produced EDM it was only natural for us to join together to create Dubstep. As a trail run we decided to make one track and we had instant chemistry in the creation process. This first track was picked up by BBC introducing and Ghost Karate was born.
21:15 - School of Electronics
Two audio scientists designing and manipulating sound in the School of Electronics sound lab to produce beat driven evolving soundscapes and ambient electronica.
22:00 - Sister Gracie
Max Walker AKA 'Sister Gracie' is an up & coming electronic act, described by Time Out Magazine as "Whirring synths, funk rhythms and hand-claps all come together to form the super catchy [Sister Gracie]". The Artists reached no. 26 in the 'Best Songs Of 2013' and are now set to embark on a spring tour to support their début EP - 'Attack', which is set for self release via Max's own label 'I Race Tiger'.
"The perfect blend of whirring synths, funk rhythms, hand claps and super catchy melodies come together to create the perfect backdrop for Walker's unique and rich baritone vocal reminiscent of Ian Curtis or Scott Walker" - Rough Trade
"I’m pretty sure that Max Walker, aka Sister Gracie, is Scott Walker's Grandson, born under the mixing desk whilst recording Climate of Hunter, you can still hear his new born shrill over Mark Knopfler’s solo on ‘Track Three’. Trust me." - BBC Introducing.