Sunday, June 05, 2016

Bushstock 2016: Ten Acts You Must See This Year - Part 2

Words: LB

Bushstock, west London's annual multi-venue one day festival, returns again on June 18 in Shepherd's Bush.

The event, now just two weeks away, provides an opportunity to catch a wealth of emerging artists - who this year include the likes of Seramic, Syd Arthur, VANT, Tibet and Sara Hartman (see Part 1 of our ones to catch here).

If you haven't booked yet, here is the second part of Little Indie's top ten acts to see which might just tempt you to snap up a ticket before they all go!

Electronic three-piece from Sydney, SAFIA, are a Little Indie favourite and we personally can't wait to see and hear them in the flesh. Releasing their 'Embracing Me' EP in March, the band have already reached top billing in their homeland, including supporting Lorde on her Australian headline tour and a sell-out 23-date headline tour across the country, as well as accruing over 6 million Soundcloud streams.

One of the highlights at the recent Great Escape festival in Brighton, the four London girls have been steadily racking up praise through their tight harmonies and guitar interplay since their debut single 'Sucker' a year ago. Signed to Fiction Records a few months ago, they released the joyfully exuberant 'Cupid' in May.

North London five-piece led by frontman Ashley Mulimba, HAUS combine funky vibes with soul/alt-rock, hip-hop and electronic elements. New release ‘Two Minds’ came out last month, following their emergence last year with ‘Haze’ and ‘Blinded.’ Expect a vibrant, energetic party time set from these guys.

23-year-old Aleksandra Denton is a critics' favourite as well as having built a strong fanbase with her blend of hip-hop, 90s RnB and electro pop. With her debut album, 'Nothing's Real', out in July, expect her star to rise even higher over the next 12 months.

Pulling out a massive track in newest single 'Cannonball', the London-based quartet followed 2015's 'Love You Cause You’re There', though with a change of direction, encompassing psych/alt-blues. Big riffs, big live presentation style. A band definitely on the road to breaking.

For further information on Bushstock and ticket availability, click here.

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