Childhood | Night & Day | Wednesday 23 April
Having started out as a way to kill time during university, Childhood have blossomed into one of the most exciting acts in the UK. Originally starting out as the work of Ben Romans Hopcraft and Leo Dobsen, they added Daniel Salamons and Jonny Williams to flesh out their sound. Initially taking their lead from by early Creation records, but equally tinged by classic Soul, Americana and Shoegaze records, the band have grown into and built upon their influences as they work towards their much anticipated debut album.
Support comes from Temple Songs and Young Myths.
Chet Faker | Soup Kitchen | Thursday 24 April
In late 2011, Nicholas Murphy found himself at a loose end. To fill the time, he recorded a cover of No Diggity and passed it on to a few friends. Before long, it was the most blogged track on Hype Machine, and Chet Faker was born. Having spent much of his youth spinning house and disco tracks, this project allows Murphy a chance to exhibit his soulful voice, teamed with an ear for RnB hooks and innate love of dance music. His early EPs have won awards from the likes of Rolling Stone and Australian Independent Records Awards, while that No Diggity cover has gone on to be used in a SuperBowl halftime advert.
Support comes from Werkha – who is also playing Islington Mill at Sounds from the Other City.
Woman’s Hour | Gullivers | Friday 25 April
Formed towards the back end of 2010, Woman’s Hour have spent the past couple of years slowly bringing their unique brand of slow burning, heavy hitting, modernist pop to the boil. Earning huge early success on blogs, the band chose to take their early success and use it as a cause for introspection – carefully crafting a series of limited singles through Dirty Bingo, Luv Luv Luv and Parlour Records, whilst ensuring all of their output stopped nothing short of icy brilliance.
Support comes from Shield Patterns.