Heavy Pop presents:
Saltwater Sun + The Dollymops + Ciphers
Entry Requirements: 18+
Heavy Pop presents...
'Saltwater Sun mix vicious takedowns with ray-doused pop' – DIY
'Glorious burst of life-affirming power pop' – The Line Of Best Fit
'Creating guitar-pop that’s equal parts fierce to breezy, Saltwater Sun are a breath of fresh air' - London In Stereo
Saltwater Sun's new offerings 'The Wire' and 'Hot Mess' reaffirms their irresistible blend of guitar pop on a whole new level. Marshaled by frontwoman Jen Stearnes’ gritty yet infectious vocals, the Reading quintet’s first release of 2018 boasts stratospheric hooks, explosive guitars and delicious harmonies, elevating them right back alongside their indie peers.
Having spent the last 18 months working on new material after drawing widespread acclaim from the online community and BBC Introducing, the five-piece are now gearing up for a hectic year with a slew of festival dates and releases in the pipeline.
The Dollymops are an eclectic, indie-punk outfit based in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. The frenzied, four-piece produce hard-hitting, frenetic tunes aimed at getting any and every crowd moving.
“Charred cathedral of dark-hearted pop"
Heavy Pop: Drop it likes it's Pop
Emerging West London based five-piece Saltwater Sun recently released their debut EP 'Wild' through London-based independent label Hand In Hive.
Earlier this year the band released their debut single Habit On My Mind, which was met with widespread acclaim across tastemaker blogs and press, including being heralded by NME as, “the soundtrack to summer evenings” and also sitting firmly in Hype Machine’s Top 10. This was followed by Making Eyes, produced by Gengahr album collaborator James Bragg, which “melted together sugary pop gorgeousness with grunge-flecked licks” (The Line Of Best Fit) and has already had support from BBC London and featured by Radio X as their Shock Of The New.
Produced by Saltwater Sun and Gengahr album collaborator James Bragg, Making Eyes and Habit On My Mind form two-thirds of their forthcoming debut EP Wild, which will drop this November alongside the title track.
Saltwater Sun are: Jennifer (vocals), Dan (guitar), Ben (drums), Rob (bass) and Joel (guitar)
The Dollymops are an eclectic, indie-punk outfit based in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. The frenzied, four-piece produce hard-hitting, frenetic tunes aimed at getting any and every crowd moving. Studio time is booked for their demo EP such is the prolific songwriting duos ambition. A hometown Oxford debut headline gig done with Camden to come and major label support slots. It's no coincidence the band have already been compared to The Libertines with tales of romance and heartaches all bottled up with a slice of nostalgic punk.