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.
GIRLI – 9:30pm
Singer, songwriter and rapper GIRLI is a bold voice for feminism, mental health advocacy, and queer culture alike with her energetic voice and style. Drawing from a broad variety of genres, from punk to rap, from pop to electronic, she released her debut album “Odd One Out” in 2019 after a series of successful singles and EPs. She was previously a collaborator in all-female arts collective GRL PWR. Having appeared in the past editions of festivals including Latitude and MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling, she has a headline tour scheduled for late 2020 with more dates still to be announced.
VERY SPECIAL GUEST- 9PM (SECRET SET)
PACIFIC – 8.30pm
Alternative indie-pop outfit Pacific, out of Nashville, first got together in 2018 and have since carved a place for themselves in the grassroots music scene by putting up live shows in a variety of venues in the American South-East, totalling almost a hundred live dates in their first year only. Named Artist of the Month by Nashville radio station Lightning 100, they released their self-titled EP in early 2020, with single “Falling For You” hitting over 100k listens a week from release.
Juno – 8:00pm
First formed in 2017, indie-pop four-piece Juno first met in secondary school and moved on to writing their own brand of high-energy, danceable music leading to the release of their first single “She’s It” in 2019. They have since played iconic venues like The Joiners in Southampton and The Boileroom in Guildford, as well as being featured as BBC Introducing Solent’s Record of the Week. Their latest single, “Everytime”, has only recently been released in July 2020.
Filler – 7.30pm
Indie alt-rockers Filler made their debut at the Cleveland Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame High School Rock-Off in 2018, and have since become a known presence in the live music scene in the Cleveland area, playing live at many of the local grassroots music venue and introducing audiences to their own take on high-energy rock music. Their first EP, “Sky Parlor”, came out in 2019, followed by their latest single “Pocket Change” in 2020.
Galaxy Thief – 7.00pm
Dorset-based indie-pop outfit Galaxy Thief may have started out playing covers, but they have since honed their very own, infectious sound, writing and recording their music in their home-made studio on a farm. Since 2017 they have played hundreds of live shows all over the country, including Bestival in 2017, Formula 1 at Silverstone, and many more. Their EP “Fires You Can’t Put Out” was released in April 2020, paving the way for more headline shows in the near future.
Mouse – 6.30pm
Singer-songwriter Mouse channels her commitment to the mental health cause in her soulful writing, matching her sound with theatrical performances that step beyond the realm of music and into that of performance art. Her unapologetic pop songwriting is showcased in singles like “Grow”, released in 2019, and the entirely self-produced “Touch”. Earlier this year she played Wax Music and So Young Magazine’s “Who Are You?” show together with Fever 103 and Walt Disco.
Wave Chase – 6.00;pm
Unofficially Kelly Slater’s favourite band, Wave Chase, out of Dorset, describe themselves as an indie surf punk outfit. The four-piece first got together in 2018 and have since acquired a reputation for putting on intense live shows, aided by the high singalong potential of their choruses, the powerful guitar sound and the energetic drumming. They are now planning a return to the stages with some shows scheduled for later 2020.
The Novus – 5.30pm
Renowned in Birmingham for their raucous DIY live shows, often held in unusual locations, alternative quartet The Novus have most recently unleashed upon the world their new single and first vinyl release, “Man on the Bridge”, which has already been played on BBC Radio 1. Their sound draws influences from a broad range of places including 70s psychedelia and the more recent trend in post-punk. Their powerful stage appearances have filled support slots for household names like The Pale White and FEET.
Words: Chiara Strazzulla @thestrazzulla