Heavy Pop presents:
Mellor + Flashfires + MOTHER
Entry Requirements: 18+
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The indie 4-piece labeled by Alt Reading as "one of the most exciting acts to come out of Reading", they bring a live show packed with high energy, raucous vocals, big guitar riffs, and pounding drums.
The bands hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed, with ongoing support from Spotify, Apple Music, and This Feeling tipping Mellor to be 'Big in 2018' plus slots at Are You Listening? and Truck Festival.
RIDE frontman Mark Gardener produced lo-fi alternative rock band MOTHER make their Reading debut.
The band earned support slots with fast-rising post-punk outfit October Drift, blues-rock revival veterans The Strypes and 90s Britpop outfit The Bluetones and played Oxford’s Ritual Union Festival, alongside Peace, Black Honey & Low Island.
Alt-rockers Flashfires return to Reading and have played shows with established acts like The Hoosiers, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Ash, The Rifles, FLYTE and The Subways.
Friends from school, Flashfires began making waves in and around the London music scene, playing shows with established acts like The Hoosiers, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Ash, The Rifles, FLYTE, The Subways & JUDAS.
They received radio airplay on both of the UK's biggest stations, BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2, for their songs Manshark and Shy. Their single Shy lead Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley to comment 'Much promise me thinks', attracting attention from Linda Serk from who invited them to an interview on BBC Introducing.
Multiple trips to Sacramento, California at J Street Recorders Studio has taught them new songwriting skills and saw them record over two albums of songs.
Legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page previously accepted an invitation to watch Flashfires at London’s Water Rats, later offering advice to the band giving them that spark for the future.
Billed as one of ‘the most exciting Oxford acts breaking through right now’ (Future Perfect Promotions), MOTHER are Josh & Sam Alden, Danny Fisher & Everton Barbato.
Produced by Mark Gardener (frontman of Oxford shoegaze legends Ride), the quartet’s debut 5-track EP ‘Remnants Of A Wasted Dream’ has been championed by BBC Introducing Oxford with numerous plays week on week and a feature length interview with the boys in the BBC Radio Oxford studio.
MOTHER have been extremely active on the circuit in recent months, supporting high profile acts both new and old; such as October Drift, The Bluetones & The Strypes, in addition to bagging the main support slot at local Oxford hero Willie J Healey’s sellout hometown headline show at the O2 Academy. MOTHER also opened up the O2 Academy for Oxford’s first Ritual Union Festival, playing alongside Toy, Bo Ningen, Black Honey and headliners Peace.
On February 1st 2018, MOTHER sold out their first hometown headline show at renowned Oxford venue The Cellar.
As MOTHER continue to bring their shimmering (often blistering) live show to venues across the southern UK, they look forward to a hectic and exciting year ahead.