Written for Northern Exposure.
The Steel City’s biggest soirée is back for its tenth year! Heading to its new home of Hillsborough, Tramlines have also teamed up with This Feeling and Scott Clothing to showcase the best new music the UK has to offer. If you heading to the biggest party in Yorkshire and your looking to find the new soundtrack to your summer, fall in love with a new band or simply have your mind blown by a future Tramlines headliner, look no further than our picks bellow:
The Bedford bad boys bring their hook driven brand of alt rock to the This Felling stage. Following the release of the highly anticipated debut album last year, the band showcased how they like to mix hip hop rhythms with massive rock hooks to create unadulterated anthems and pure chaos at their gigs.
Coming off a high London headline show and European festivals, Himilayas swing by South Yorkshire to deliver some filthy indie guitar jams. Breakout tune “Thank God I’m Not You” has surpassed 6 million streams on spotify and their live reputation as one of the hottest UK bands is becoming self-fulfilling. Catch them while you can.
The Pale White
This Geordie three piece are no Stanger to chaotic gigs. Cutting their teeth alongside The Libertines, Amazons and The Sherlocks, the is a band that have been honing their craft during their short 2 year existence. With comparisons to The black Keys and The Clash, The Pale White are guaranteed to set the This Feeling stage ablaze.
Young indie darlings, SPINN have been praised by Radio One, Radio X and BBC 6 Music to name a few. With a sound reminiscent to The Smith mixed with the fresh danceability of something like Superfood, SPINN have the recipe for big things already imbedded in their DNA.
Manchester Punk Rock via 60s Rock n’ Roll, Dirty Laces arnt to be trifled with. Growing a cult following across the north and with a huge sound to boot, Dirty Laces are set to attack the This Feeling stage with fast passed, fat riffs and mosh pits galore…
You may recongnise alex from gigs alongside The Charlatans and Pete Doherty in his previous life. Now with his solo project he serves up some stripped back, lyrically driven tunes to kick start your day .
Y NOT Festival Preview:
Derbyshire’s home of debauchery returns for another year which means its time to head to the This Feeling stage and Party in the Peaks! Alongside rock legends like The Libertines, new headline heroes Catfish and the Bottlemen, This Feeling and Scott clothing team up to deliver the must watch acts at this year’s Y NOT Festival..
Swag-tastic Manc indie punks Proletariat take to the This Felling stage with nothing else but sheer domination in mind. Packing a set of intense, angst driven anthems and as previous touring pals with Cabbage, this will be your change to experience the sound of tomorrow, today.
Not Hot Ashes
Stockport’s raucous Funk Rock outfit No Hot Ashes are set to get the This Feeling stage moving as they turn the place into their own “Skint Kids Disco.” On top of a UK tour and with a debut album on the horizon, this is your last chance to catch the lads before they embark on world domination.
Bang Bang Romeo
Fresh form a show stealing performance at this year’s Isle of White festival and with new video for single “Shame on You” racking up over 13000 views online within its first week, this bands momentum is currently in overdrive. With Anastasia Walker’s thunderous melodies fronting the Pop Rock explosion that is Bang Bang Romeo, their set is destined to take you on a journey to somewhere new before they completely blow you away…
What is there to say about the fuzzy Blues infused fireball that is Hello Operator? Well they certainly have their fair share of rave reviews: “These boys just keep getting better and better” – John Kennedy, Radio X. “One of the best new bands on the planet” – Mikey Jonns, This Feeling. “Hello Operator, are the future heavyweight champions” – Frank Carter. Do yourself a favour and catch these ferocious groove monkeys while you can.
Liverpool’s young rockers Cabezodos possess a fresh tack on a classic sound. Its Zeppelin, Sabbath yet fresh, raw and relatable. The This Feeling stage is set to feel like 1969 at Y Not as the Scouse sons showcase something different.
After rising alongside Blossoms and Sping King, Jordan is set to spit lyrical fire across the This Feeling stage at Y Not. Launching rapid fire indie rock gems such as lates single “Half Life Lover” this one is for fans of Jamie T, The Streets and lobbing pints and dancing life your life depends on it….