Rock & Pop

Sunday Surprises Part 1

Part of Robert Smith’s Meltdown

Rock out on a Sunday with bands chosen by Meltdown curator, Robert Smith: False Advertising, De Rosa, Is Bliss, Midas Fall, The Penelopes and Kagoule.

False Advertising, 1pm – 1.30pm
Venting frustration through sheer noise and infectious energy in a mix of grunge and alternative rock, False Advertising have been compared to Verruca Salt, The Smashing Pumpkins and Garbage.

De Rosa, 2pm – 2.30pm
Songwriter Martin John Henry (vocals, guitar), James Woodside (bass) and Neil Woodside (drums) bring meditative rock musings from Scotland’s Lanarkshire.

Is Bliss, 3pm – 3.30pm
Dream away with noise pop from Is Bliss, hot from the psychedelic gig circuit. The band have been making waves and turning heads with their original blend of fuzzed-out vocals over layers of sound.

Midas Fall, 4pm – 4.30pm
Elements of electronica, post-rock and alternative rock with progressive and gothic undertones make up Scottish duo Midas Fall’s captivating sound, creating taut, shimmering soundscapes led by the hauntingly melancholic vocals of Elizabeth Heaton.

The Penelopes, 5pm – 5.45pm
With more hooks than a tackle shop, The Penelopes area French indie-electro band who layer their distinctive vocals over bleeps and beats reminiscent of compatriots Air and Phoenix.

Kagoule, 6.16pm – 7pm
Kagoule are three teenagers from Nottingham creating stripped-back, dynamic guitar music that gives a fresh, fierce perspective on classic alt-rock sounds.

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Royal Festival Hall
Riverside Terrace, Level 2