It is with great sadness that we have had to make the difficult
decision to cancel this year’s L37 Fest.
This is obviously not the outcome we had hoped for, and the
whole L37 Fest team is understandably disappointed.
Sales for the Bongo’s Bingo show were on course to sell out
in advance, and despite Having other performers and attractions
we thought would be popular, plus with the public’s support,
L37 has failed to secure enough sales over the rest of the
weekend to take it forward.
We feel it would be irresponsible to mislead anyone by continuing
planning something which We may not be able to deliver on.
We would like to thank everyone for their support, enthusiasm
and involvement in L37 Fest and all those who have purchased
tickets will receive a refund in due course – we are currently
making arrangements with our box office partner. We will
announce details soon.
Although we cannot risk taking this event forward in 2019,
we hope that L37 Fest will return at a later date.
– L37 Team
19 year-old Sam Eagle, is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the coast of Essex. Taking influence from jazz, rock, hip-hop, and folk, via artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, and Thundercat – Sam has worked on creating a sound that brings jazzy, left field pop tunes to the indie genre.
With a DIY approach, Sam writes and records all the parts (minus trombone) on his songs himself – as well as doing the artwork and videos.
FLIZZ are a four-piece band formed at the University of Liverpool in 2017. With their upbeat guitar riffs they sound almost like they are channelling bands such as Little Comets, Bombay Bicycle Club and Two Door Cinema Club.
Indie trio Scouting for Girls originally met at school and cub scouts! Little did they know they’d have an album to celebrate ten years since the release of their first album which went straight to the top of the charts.
This energetic band is phenomenal live, with huge stage presence – they have the crowd dancing and chanting along to their catchy hits; She’s So Lovely, It’s Not About You and I Wish I Was James Bond. Classic pop which stands the test of time and brings sheer, glorious enjoyment.
Playing all the hits and more from their Twelve Stops and Home Album including: Sewn, Rosé & Fill My Little World the Brit Award-nominated band The Feeling burst onto the pop scene following with their first single ‘Fill My Little World’ and shot to fame in early 2006 with the Top 10 UK hit ‘Sewn’. They quickly put the 12 Years and Home tour on sale, which sold out instantly and marked the band’s triumphant return in late 2018. The best live band in the UK are back!
Xander and the Peace Pirates are a testament to musical integrity and personal strength. Combining soul, blues and rock, their pervasive blend of inspired song writing and memorable performances has already seen them enrapture audiences from around the world.
Brothers Keith and Stu were discovered on YouTube by Gibson Brands CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, and during their subsequent performances for the company at numerous international events, the band caught the attention of not just an ever-growing collective of fans but also industry legends such as Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, the Stones), who was so smitten by their music he offered to produce the band’s first album.
Y.O.U.N.G’s sound is a true mashup of influences drawn from the core songwriting members differing musical backgrounds. Ben, the band’s rapper and keyboard player draws on influences from OutKast and G-Eazy through to Linkin Park. He brings his own energetic style of rap and vocal hooks to the songwriting, as well as adding FX textures and synths to the Y.O.U.N.G sonics. He has had previous releases as an individual on Universal records (AATW) and has featured on two number one compilation albums. When not recording or playing live with the band, Ben plays hype-man for the band’s drummer DJ Yetti at dance events at Manchester’s Warehouse Project.
The Cheap thrills are four lads: Anton, Lewis, Terry and Fitzy who all went to primary school together but were reunited by a string of coincidences and our abundance of hair. The Cheap Thrills are one of Liverpools finest bands. Releasing massive tune after massive tune. Their last 2 singles have passed 100,000 streams on Spotify.
Thier new single ‘Saint Or Sinner’ is out now. Another fantastic tune.
King Kartel are a band with buckets of promise, something which really seems to have been brought to fruition in their latest tracks through a maturity not as evident in their earlier material. It’s these tracks which ultimately will unlock a wealth of opportunities for the band, and as such they need to get them recorded, sharpish.
LOUDER THAN WAR!
Since their 2013 inception, Jekyll, a thrilling and hard-hitting four-piece from the North West of England, have been unrelenting in their dedication to creating and performing music.
Originally all from Blackpool, the members of Jekyll now live in Liverpool, Manchester and Blackpool and perform regularly around the North of England. Taking inspiration from a wide and eclectic pool of influences, Jekyll’s music is known for its expansive, melancholic soundscapes, dynamic mood shifts and visceral intensity. Likened to artists such as Muse, Radiohead, Placebo, Smashing Pumpkins, Editors and Depeche Mode, critics and audiences love the band for their ambition, originality and professionalism.
Handstand Parade have been turning heads recently with their indie rock tunes that will worm their way into your head” (ExploreRDG)
Founded in Reading, England, Handstand Parade are an Alt/Indie-Pop Band Focused on doing everything a little different. With a huge number of influences from The Smiths and Joy Division to Nile Rogers and everyone in between, past and present the musical wealths between the band members comes together in this musically progressive union.
Family Jools have been championed by the likes of Steve Lamacq, This Feeling and CLASH. The band released ‘Don’t Know’ through BNDR Records to critical acclaim and plays from Steve Lamacq & John Kennedy.
“Itchily contagious. The group blend rootsy Americana with 60s bubblegum pop” – CLASH
“Already compared to The Band, Gram Parsons, the sound of classic Northern Soul. ‘Get off’ is an instant classic” – THE MIRROR
“A tune that John Lennon would be proud to call his own.” – THIS FEELING
Since forming in 2015, Life At The Arcade’s upbeat indie pop rock has seen them grab the attention
of gig and festival goers, BBC introducing, BBC 6 music & Radio X alike. Their debut EP ‘From The
Basement’ reaffirms the bands credentials as purveyors of soaring chorus’ and intelligent lyrics which
has became a firm live favourite with their growing army of fans.
2019 sees the release of their new single ‘Tabloids’, recorded at Liverpool’s prestigious Motor Museum which LATA head out on tour across the UK.
An unorthodox collection of three uncanny individuals, Skinner’s Lane are a group highly motivated to excite listeners with their international twist on British music culture coupled with an ambitious and relentless determination to also put smiles on faces and lift crowds with their eccentric personalities and captivating stage presence.
The Liverpool three piece band have been causing a raucous across Merseyside with their animated garage rock style fused together with elements of psychedelia, blues and even prog-rock.
Fool The Fox is a duo formed by Cousins Jonathan Owens & James Allen from the North West.
As fool The Fox they produce a variety of music including; House, Electronic, Ambient, Hip Hop Etc…
Their new single ‘I Feel’ with Niamh Jones is out on all music platforms!
Pip’s influenced by a great number of people but if she had to put it down to why she started writing music it was first listening to Then Thickens. Knowing that someone she know’s on a personal level can make such incredible music gave her the kickstart to start writing her own.
It opened up a whole little world she never even knew existed and really made her feel at home. Growing up with Fleetwood Mac all the way back from Peter Green to Christine, Lindsay and Stevie. They changed her view on music so much she’s forever grateful for their existence.
Alx Green is a singer-songwriter from Chester in the North West of England. Seamlessly fusing modern folk music with dynamic vocals, invigorating melodies and percussive finger-tapping his songs have a fresh new feel but retain that classic songwriter sound.
Alx has released several demo EP’s and embarked on a successful three month European tour in 2015. His first studio EP was released in 2016 and got to number 2 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter pre-order charts. The tracks have also seen radio play on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Introducing being labelled as ‘Sublime sounds’.
We’re Chasing Shadows.
We’re here to write music we love taking the music we grew up with and hear now as inspiration. Our songs are about real life as we see it. Growing up in a town that has seen better days is nothing new for our generation, neither is a relationship that hasn’t gone quite the way you thought it might. We’re here to tell our stories, we’re to hit the chords we all know and mix it with melodies that will make you sing.
Luvia is inspired by spoken poetry and story telling through her lyrics. Stories of people who have given into their guilty pleasures and have taken a walk on the wild side of life.
A haunting feeling surrounds these songs creating a sense of mystery despite the vulnerability of Luvia’s young age. Like dancing in the rain to Claire De Lune in the early hours of the night.
FOXTRAP are an enticing recipe of indie, electronica, techno and a large dash of soaring, hypnotic female vocals. Their live shows take you on a winding journey, from ambient and smooth, to soaring ecstasy, to high energy infectious synth beats, pulsing bass and explosive crescendos.
This is amplified by entrancing live visuals that engulf your senses and lull you into a trance.
Forming in Earlestown in 2017 and growing up together in the shadows of two huge North West neighbours, Manchester and Liverpool, The K’s are proving that things can in fact actually grow in the dark.
After watching a video of The Jam performing ‘In the City’ live at the Circus and following years of getting into trouble together since high school, vocalist/rhythm guitarist Jamie Boyle and bassist Dexter Baker were inspired to pick up guitars and see what noise they could make themselves.
With quite the impressive CV behind them, Our Fold have sold out their own headline shows, graced the festival stages of Glastonbury, Leeds & Reading, Bestival, Latitude and Isle of White Festival as well as supporting industry heavyweights such as Kasabian, Frank Turner, Foals, The Coral and The Rifles.
As well and live success in UK Our Fold have also had international live success playing 4 shows in New York, 2 appearances at Hove Festivalen, Norway and Electric Picnic Ireland.
Courtyards are a 4-piece indie/alternative rock band who met at uni in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Their combination of infectious hooks, immersive atmosphere and energetic live dynamics has made them a band to watch in 2019.
Courtyards have consistently received extensive support from BBC Introducing with each release since their debut in 2016, and summer 2018’s single ‘Backseat’ proved no different, with multiple plays from BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio alike.
Mahatma Raindrop is the result of a catalytic collision of musicians, all wearing a unique collection of influences on their sleeves and with a mutual love of big guitar riffs, mega hooks and great tunes no matter the genre.
Formed as a project alongside their university studies in music, Mahatma Raindrop’s vibrant alternative rock is fast developing into the complete package.
Little did they know that in under two years, Mahatma Raindrop would launch two singles and a debut album.
The best bands in the world have both an intrinsic bond that binds them together, and a natural flair that instantly wins over hearts and minds. That’s exactly what you have in RATS – an unlikely supergroup with each of the band members hailing from successful bands across the North.
A blast of direct and anthemic indie that’s as infectious as it is heartfelt, the sound of RATS has already seen them burst out of their native hometown Liverpool, with their sizeable ambition lining up the rest of the world in their sights.
DENIO are a four-piece indie rock band from Liverpool consisting of vocalist Mike Davis, drummer Bill Caple, lead guitarist Andres Hernandez and keyboard player Daniel Hernandez. Formed in November 2016 after months of writing and playing music together simply as a group of good friends, the band decided to officially record and release what would be their debut single ‘Models’.
Premiering the release at The Shipping Forecast to a filled room the band showed ‘that they possess a sonic intuition to craft songs that create an electrifying atmosphere.
Toreador bring together the three-pieces’ signature blend of gigantic guitars, snaking rhythms and butter melting harmonies that evoke comparisons to Queens of the Stone Age and Led Zepplin.
Appearing on stage with acts such as The Wytches, Tigercub, The Amazons and Yonaka whilst creating a cult following in their hometown Southampton has allowed the band to hone in on the craft of their thundering live show. Bringing all their power and energy from their records to life has people coming intrigued and leaving hooked.
A sound that is reminiscent of the romantic 80s synth-pop era. The Navettes are dominating the Manchester music scene. Having played some of the cities most acclaimed venues such as Club Academy, Gorilla and the O2 Ritz, showcasing their energetic live performance and infectiously catchy songs while pioneering the revival of the 80’s sound.
Support from ITV, Yamaha and BBC Introducing has seen an overwhelmingly positive response and fuels the fire for even bigger and better things to come.
(Tuesday 9th April, 7PM)