On tonight's show: MEMES, SNAYX and The Clockworks
MEMES is a duo from Glasgow comprised of ME and ME, because we are selfish genes. Since forming in 2019 – with a difficult-to-Google name – several gigs in Glasgow and London, a few single releases, favourable comments on the music (unfavourable comments on the ‘dancing’) and a BBC live session for Steve Lamacq have led us here.
In 2020, MEMES were one of Wide Days’ showcase acts, included in the INES Talent Pool for 2021/22 and the band’s debut EP was released on Fierce Panda Records; garnering airplay and words from Pitchfork, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, KEXP, Amazing Radio, BBC Radio Scotland and The Skinny.
Founded in late 2018, SNAYX have taken the scene by storm having supported international acts such as D-Boy, Kid Kapichi, Nova Twins and more.
SNAYX have recorded two singles, “DERANGED"" & ""Body Language"", at Brighton Electric studios with producer Josh Harrison (Royal Blood, The Cure, Blood Red Shoes).
The beginning of 2020 saw the band play to sold out crowds across the South-East, and after lockdown measures were eased, the serpents returned to Brighton Electric Studios to place the finishing touches on their debut release for local independent label ‘austerity records.’ due later this year. "
The Clockworks @theclockworks
Pairing snarling kitchen-sink commentary with insuppressible sonic tenacity, The Clockworks are a band to savour in these dark days. Formed in Galway and drawn together by a mutual appreciation of all music, past and present, The Clockworks are a four-piece comprising James McGregor on Vocals/Guitar, Sean Connelly on Guitar, Damian Greaney on Drums and Tom Freeman on bass.
Relocating to London in 2019, the quartet signed to Alan McGee’s new record label ‘Creation23’ almost overnight. They have since impressed audiences across Europe with live performances at festivals including Eurosonic and Electric Picnic, performing to a huge crowd at Sefton Park in Liverpool in support of Kings of Leon, as well as a head-turning televised appearance on Sky 1’s Soccer AM. And the media have been quick to show their support too, with Louder Than War Magazine praising their: “devilish eccentricity and high energy. They look as sharp as they sound”, and CLASH effusing their ‘ferocious sense of purpose, with the careering post-punk guitar lines’.