Welcome to Felt Cute Fest (Might Delete Later) the one of a kind independent music festival taking place across the Underscore Part 3. Get to know a little bit about your favourite acts ahead of their set.
Red Rum Club – 9:30 PM
Masters of anthemic pop-rock (as exemplified by perhaps their most popular track, “Would You Rather Be Lonely”), Liverpool sextet Red Rum Club started out in 2014 and made their sound immediately recognisable by evoking a Western-style mood through the incorporation of trumpet in their energetic rock tunes. Their debut album “Matador”, out in 2018, was followed by a “Live in Liverpool” LP release in 2020. They have graced festival stages including Twisterella and Neighbourhood Festival, as well as playing a number of sold-out headline dates in 2019.
RESPONS – 9:00 PM
Releasing his music, which teeters between expressionist pop, in the vein of Billie Eilish and Ed Sheeran, and the bold honesty of old-school American rap, under the stage name RESPONS, Billy Crabtree has been working hard at his craft for over six years before releasing his first body of music, heralded by singles like “Therapy” and “Pray For Change”. His debut EP, “Virtually Everything Means Nothing”, was released in 2020 featuring starkly sincere lyrics and was met with a series of positive reviews.
Luna Blue – 8:30 PM
Brighton-Based Luna Blue are diving deep into their new projects for 2020, including a planned debut headline tour following the release of hit single “Tropical”. Showcasing an alt-indie voice capable of breaking out into anthemic tracks drawing both from rock and dance, they have recently played a BBC Introducing Live Lounge Session, and have new tracks scheduled for release in the Summer of 2020.
MYRIAD – 8:00 PM
Since playing their first gig in 2016, Southampton four-piece MYRIAD have grown their sound into a very personal and intense pop-rock voice. After releasing a series of singles in 2018, they enjoyed multiple radio features, with their most recent single “I Walk” featured as Voice FM’s ‘Homegrown Hit’ after receiving a series of positive critical reviews. MYRIAD also played a series of successful shows in the UK in 2019 and 2020, and have more projects planned for the second half of the year.
Prima Queen – 7:30 PM
Bringing to the stage their own take of Londoner alt-rock, Prima Queen are the brainchild of songwriters Louise Macphail and Kristin McFadden, their backgrounds bringing both British and American influences to their music. With airy vocals complemented by an ability to embrace grittier sound, their indie rock has been recently aired on tour supporting The Big Moon. Their latest single, “Brownstone”, came out in 2020.
MUNKY – 7:00 PM
Alternative quartet MUNKY self-describe as “former emo kids on a quest to become the world’s greatest disco band”. The Dublin outfit has a distinctive blend of punk, soul, and psychedelia on offer, translating to energetic trademark live shows which have graced stages in the UK, Ireland, and Europe. Their debut EP “Un, Deux, Trois, Cat” was released in 2019 and totalled 10k streams in the first four days. Their latest single, “Closed Door Policy”, came out in April of 2020, featuring a music video filmed during the covid-19 lockdown.
Bird Shoes – 6:30 PM
With tongue planted firmly in their cheek and no fear of being sarcastic, Hampshire punks Bird Shoes channel the true punk spirit with their noisy riffs and boldly personal lyrics. Comprised of vocalist and guitarist Robin Clark and James Gordelier, the duo released debut single “Lads” in 2018, being subsequently featured on BBC Introducing and selected by Kerrang Radio’s Alex Baker as Artist of the Week. Having provided support slots to LIFE and Lady Bird, they have showcased their powerful, snappy sound in a series of well-received singles in 2019.
SNAYX – 6:00 PM
Delivering tracks that are short and bold and pack a distinctive punch, SNAYX started out in late 2018 and have since played support slots for critically acclaimed artists of the caliber of Nova Twins and Kid Kapichi. Their music has been featured on BBC Introducing The South and IndieCentral Music. Their last single “Body Language” has been released in 2019 to very positive reviews, and their first EP is in the works and scheduled for later 2020.
WRECK – 5:30 PM
Playing with a bold mix of fierce punk sounds, old-style surf-rock suggestions, and a hint of psychedelia, WRECK are a trio out of Norwich who quickly became known for pouring lots of energy in their live shows since they first formed in the Summer of 2018. With their single “Toyboy” premiered on BBC Introducing in March 2020 and awarded Track of the Week by Local Distortion, and sold-out shows in Norwich and Bury St Edmunds as well as a support slot on Electric Eel Shock’s UK tour, they are giving a strong contribution in bringing punk back to the forefront of the British music scene.
Words: Chiara Strazzulla @thestrazzulla