THIS FRIDAY we return to the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen for the first Club CloseUp of the year in partnership with Jagermeister, and boy do we have a line up for you!
Hotly tipped as ‘the future of the Indie scene’, CloseUp’s very own How’s Harry will be leading the line-up. The band spent 2017 showcasing their talent across the country and selling out their most recent London headline show. They’re known for putting on an exhilarating and energetic live performance with vigorous riffs and remarkable vocals. Check out our review of How’s Harry’s most recent single release ‘Gathering Storm’ that combines 80s synth pop with dark and heavy indie beats, and get your ears around the sensational ‘Othello’ with its energetic hooks that ooze earworms, and will have you moving your feet in no time.
The band have gained huge support from Sofar Sounds, BBC Introducing and Spotify and this will be their biggest London headline show to date, so it’s guaranteed to be a good one.
Support for the show comes from Riscas, a four-piece who met at music college in Birmingham and have been marked as ‘ones to watch’ for 2018. They were a BBC Introducing ‘Artist of the Week’ on BBC Radio 1 with Greg James enthusing, “I love them, what a sound!”. Riscas make indie pop songs that inspire sunshine through their dreamy jangling music. They’ve got the formula for creating an anthemic banger down to a T, with releases such as the vibrant ‘Panic Like Tom’ that’s had over 1 million streams on Spotify, and ‘Right Kinda Day’ with it’s warm and rhythmic melodies. They’ve already supported Pale Waves, Childhood, Misfires and more, and are currently doing a small tour of the UK ending with us in London. We just know 2018 is going to be an even bigger year for Riscas.
Also inviting you to “come down and boogie” on Friday are Luna Bay who know a thing or two about the art of infusing indie pop and rock together. The band have gone from strength to strength since exploding onto the scene with the vivacious ‘Colours’, sharing their feel-good atmospheric sounds with huge riffs and addictive chorus’. Enjoy the delightful ‘Hometown’ which is a slice of sun-kissed indie-rock and ‘Little Amsterdam’ that was championed by Radio X’s John Kennedy and Radio 1’s Huw Stephens for its spirited and lively sound – exactly what you want to be enjoying on a Friday night!
Make sure to get your tickets quick as the show is selling fast! You can get yours for £6 from DICE: https://app.dice.fm/event/oeqwa-hows-harry-26th-jan-hoxton-square-london-tickets
Words by @RosieChad