On the 23rd November we’ll be joined by our headliners Haal and Kay Greyson as well as supporting artists Rubber Oh and Immi Dash at The Louisiana, Bristol.
Bristol’s HAAL is a project where triphop, industrial and electronica music of the same era culminates into one honed vision. Feeding this into home crafted DIY pedals, synthesisers and sampling, HAAL utilises motorik rhythm and uneasy atmospheres, counterbalancing this with destructive tendencies and glorious builds.
With shows around the UK as well as slots at the prestigious ArcTanGent and DotToDot Festivals, they have supported the likes of Famous, Butch Kassidy, Treeboy & Arc and DITZ, cultivating their own unique live identity in the process. For their headline shows, the band creates a stimulating performance with visuals created for each set, allowing the audience to become immersed with the dense landscapes and sounds of the band.
Kay Greyson has been performing for over ten years cementing her reputation in the UK as a hardworking, multi-talented artist. Her US influenced style calls back to the mid 2000’s hip hop she loved as a teen. She focuses on clever songwriting with a groove to keep any crowd moving! Having supported legends like The Game, KRS One, Akala etc she is now focused on creating her own legend. Her lastest single ‘Vain’ was featured on Radio 1 as part of ‘Jack Saunders Future Artists’.
Rubber Oh is the psych-pop experimentations of North East musician and producer Sam Grant [Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs]. Created in his studio in Newcastle [Blank Studios], Rubber Oh is a vessel for warped sounds, heavy rhythms and dense melodies. Collaborations and contributions run throughout the project from numerous sound wizards, including Richard Dawson, Rozi Plain, MeLostMe, Ceitidh Mac, and Voka Gentle. Live, the latest incarnation of the project sees Grant as a solo performer, working with the songs to develop new perspectives and arrangements.
Immi Dash is an Alt R&B artist from Stroud. With liquified melodies, smoky harmony stacks and atmospheric beats, her sound glides into the R&B world like a homecoming. Immi has found her stride on the UK scene, performing at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, supporting Slum Village at Future Yard on their UK tour, and showcasing internationally at Rotterdam's 'New Skool Rules Festival'. Immi was chosen for Glastonbury's Emerging Talent Competition long-list 2023 and for Reflector Magazine's 'One's to Watch in 2023’. Her recent single ‘Overkill’ was played on BBC Radio 1 by presenter Jess Iszatt for BBC Introducing, indicating a bright future ahead.
NExSW is our touring initiative for emerging artists looking to take their music out on the road. This programme is designed to support people hailing from two of the UK’s most exciting music regions renowned for nurturing underground talent – the North East and the South West.