Anti Despair Machine is a brand new music platform for Norwich and East Anglia. Not content with just blogging about both upcoming and established artists on antidespairmachine.uk, editor and curator Alex Cabré turns his hand to promoting, bringing a selection of epic new bands to the Arts Centre, with a little help from Dork Magazine.
Heading up the bill are Brighton’s hottest emerging indie juggernauts THYLA. March saw the launch of their sprawling new single ‘I Was Biting’, capitalising on an exhilarating start to 2018 that’s seen them named by Huw Stephens (Radio 1) as one of his Alternative Tips for 2018, and spotlighted alongside Pale Waves in NME’s 100 Essential Acts for 2018. The post-punk outfit have also since finished their first ever UK tour supporting InHeaven, drawing rave reviews and attracting fanfare nationwide.
They’re joined by grotty Cambridge scamps UGLY, a raucous four-piece who take influence from the likes of The Buttertones, King Krule and The Everly Brothers. They’ve graced stages across Cambridge and London, and premiered their recent single ‘Emphysema’ through Dork, which the band describe as a “wheezy single for the Yeezy generation”.
Opening the show we’re very excited to bring The Glitter Shop to Norwich. The Bury St. Edmunds trio dropped their debut single ‘Fizz’ at the end of 2017, three-and-a-half minutes of glistening guitar-pop for fans of Wolf Alice and Turnover. With loads more gigs and an EP lined up for release this year, make sure you get down early to see this promising new outfit.
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