14:00 - Hugh Macdonald
Born in 1997, I’ve been playing guitar and piano since I was five when I lived in South Africa and singing since I was ten, when I moved to Paris. When I finally put the three together, I started to write songs. I formed a band in Paris called Black Crown Falling and we performed regular concerts in some of Paris biggest music venues. I moved to Reading in September of 2013 and recorded my first album, God is Mexican and currently working on a second one I hope to release in the summer of this year.
14:45 - Our Biscuit Selves
Our biscuit selves are a Berkshire based alt-folk trio. Formed in 2012, they blend punchy and lush guitar sounds with arresting violin to create their unique and often darkly comic songs. In between gigs in Berkshire and Oxford, they are currently working on new material and a follow up to 2013's self released EP “The year of the rabbit”.
15:30 - Damien A Passmore
Damien A Passmore is a regular on the Reading music scene and delivers songs with fine storytelling lyrics.
16:15 - The Sparrow Club (acoustic set)
The much loved Reading band perform an acoustic set for us.
17:00 - Perfect Prisons
Alt-rock outfit Perfect Prisons are a Reading band recently reformed in 2013. Their new material is driven, highly emotive, and an alurring and attitudinal debut. Expect influences from Soundgarden and Incubus with progressive rhythms and angular riffage.
18:00 - Lake Of Kings
Lake Of Kings are a new Reading rock band formed from the ashes of The Golden Hours and The Wookies. The guys will make their live debut at AYL?
18:45 - Peerless Pirates
Peerless Pirates hail from middle England – somewhere between The Cotswolds and The M4 corridor should cover it - but nowhere near the coast surprisingly. Their sound is a marriage of energetic, up tempo, guitar driven songs with lyrics inspired by the everyday tinged with splashes of history and naughtiness!
They have been around in their current guise since 2010 and have performed many gigs around Oxford and London to much critical acclaim. Several glowing reviews have followed of both their live performances and their songs. The band has played live radio sessions for both Recharged Radio in London and for BBC Introducing Radio Berkshire, and performed at the legendary Glastonbury festival. Their songs have also featured extensively on BBC Introducing Radio Oxford and various internet radio stations.
In May 2012 the band released their debut EP entitled “Thieves & Miscreants” which also went on to garner much critical acclaim. In December 2012 the band were asked to contribute a song to Oxfordshire Music Rooms’ promotional CD and duly obliged by recording “Those Fashion Stakes” which has been available to friends and fans as a free download ever since.
19:30 - Kicking Television
Kicking Television are an alternative rock band from Reading, taking influence from the likes of QOTSA, Wilco, Radiohead and Pavement. Their 2014 EP 'Open Ended Poetry', released through Ubiquity Project Records, mixes pop melodies with noisy buzzsaw guitar lines, machine gun drums and dark lyrics.
20:30 - ArtClassSink
An artist slaves away painting his canvas, only to discover the wash of colours that enters the sink as he cleans up produces something more beautiful than the piece itself. There’s a deeper meaning somewhere in that dream, but more importantly there was also a bandname, ArtClassSink. We are Joe Biggs (Vocals, Guitar), Samuel Edwards (Vocals, Bass), Eliott Benoist (Guitar) and Jack Pilston (drums). Recent shows include our recent BBC Introducing show and support slots for Brooklyn's Augustines, TTNG, SKATERS, Superfood and Temples as well as our own headline shows at venues such as The Garage in London. Our recent EP, ILLA was recorded at Safehouse Studios, Produced by Tim Roberts, Kit Monteith and Jamie Morris.
“Oxford's ArtClassSink promise shimmering post-punk that errs on the side of The Smiths” - Timeout Magazine
21:15 - Mellor
Indie 'Pop-smack' 4 piece from Reading. Since forming in 2011 Mellor have released 2 singles and an EP. All of which gained national radio play courtey of Absolute Radio and BBC 6 Music. Excellent reviews from magazines such as NME and Artrocker. Shared stages with The Milk, Peter Doherty and The Kooks. Their sound and image has been compared to Libertines, Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane. Regularlyplaying shows all over the UK and France (Paris) including a monthly slot at Carl Barat's Jubilee at Camden Barfly.
Debut EP 'One of the Faces' out now.