15:00 - VAN ZELLER
16:00 - VINYL STAIRCASE
Vinyl Staircase’s driving psychedelic sound incorporates intricate guitar work in the vein of DIIV and Pink Floyd moments of mountain top bliss, all shaken up by heavy collapses into the abyss of bands like Wand.
17:00 - MOONBOW
Moonbow began in late 2013, when Reading-born/London-based multidisciplinary artist Eleanor Hardwick grew a desire to approach pop music with the same careful intention found within conceptual art. The concept of the collective project is to collaborate with an evolving line up of musicians and artists. Using a mixture of electronic hardware and organic sounds, the songs fuse trippy pop and transcendental soundtracks, whilst Moonbow's entrancing multimedia live shows and releases have been praised by magazines including i-D, The Line Of Best Fit, The 405, Rookiemag, Wire, Clash, The Guardian.
Eleanor is currently composing and producing a Moonbow release with guest musicians featuring on each track, performing live shows with guest musicians including Alice Go (Dream Wife, Twin//Venus) and Poppy Tibbetts (Boy With Wings).
18:00 - ESTHER JOY LANE
Oxford's Esther Joy Lane brand of dark, ambient electronica has had her paired with contemporaries Lykke Li and London Grammar. A low vocal register and sparse production style certainly bears out the mention, but there’s an even moodier depth being plunged in Esther’s music. Still at a very early stage in her career, the ripples have started to gain momentum and has seen her perform at Bestival plus receive BBC 6Music airplay.
19:00 - EDDIE PROVÉ
There must be something in the Berkshire water. The region just west of London has recently bestowed upon us the exciting talents of SG Lewis, Jack Garrett and Oh Wonder. And as 2016 gets underway, this trend seems set to continue with 23yr old Reading native Eddie Prové.
His music has been likened to James Blake, Jack Garrett, Sam Smith and One Republic – rather heady company, yet comparisons that suggest Eddie’s music has a wide and contemporary appeal. Co-written and produced with friend Frank Colucci (Brother, Love Life, Oh Wonder), Eddie’s debut EP blends introspective and emotive lyrics with delicate electronic production and pop melodies suggestive of his love for Motown.
Having put one track online in late 2015, Eddie has already been championed by his regional BBC Introducing team and the influential industry blog Killing Moon – who chose the song ‘Silent Love’ to feature on their New Moons V compilation series, out in January 2016.
20:00 - LOVESTARRS
Introducing Lovestarrs! Meet Sarah and Hamish, the brother and sister duo who grew up listening to their parents record collection, including Tears for Fears, Prince and Cyndi Lauper.
Inspired by pop hooks, honest lyrics, drum machines and funkylicious bass lines, Lovestarrs create their very own unique brand of pop, living each day by the Lovestarr motto 'follow your heart and aim for the stars.
21:00 - AK/DK
AK/DK are a Brighton based synth electronic duo who use a multitude of electronic drips and tricks and samples to lure the audience in. Their frenetic live show demonstrates pinpoint percussion and crackling electronics to get any dancefloor moving.
Their album Synths + Drums + Noise + Space received critical acclaim and saw the band perform at various UK & European festivals.
AK/DK have been compared to Battles, Factory Floor plus win a fan in Krautrock legend Damo Suzuki (Can). They bring a live show you won't forget!
22:00 - CUBED DJ
Reading's reverred clubnight Cubed (Mixmag - Clubs of the year '13) began in 2011 and previous guests include Hudson Mohawke, Groove Armada, Heidi, Paul Woolford, Jackmaster, Ejeca, Richy Ahmed, Dusky, Cyril Hahn, Waze & Odyssey, Citizen, Dusky, Bodhi, Ben Pearce, Artwork, Disclosure (live), Eton Messy, Greg Wilson, Duke Dumont, Jack Beats, Zinc, Eats Everything, MJ Cole, Erol Alkan, Shadow Child, Wookie, Jaymo & Andy George, Bondax and many more.
Cubed founders Chris Wells and Pete Wheeler will be dj-ing at AYL and might even have a few guests in tow - watch this space!
22:00 - NEW BASS ORDER DJ
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