In its second year at the new site, Hillsborough Park, Tramlines 2019 kicked off. The festival began in 2009 as a free city-wide event and now attracts more than 100,000 people each year. This year the festival brought together a strong selection of acts including The Couteeners, Miles Kane, Reverend and the Makers, Johnny Marr and Chic. The weekend got off to a rainy start but that didn’t stop the crowds enjoying themselves.
, This Feeling and Scotts Menswear joined forces to bring 5 of the biggest up and coming acts to the Library Stage.
Sheffield band The Rosadocs were up first up, a four-piece old school indie outfit who very recently sold out their headline gig at the O2 Academy in Sheffield. The band are being hotly tipped left, right and centre with their sound reminiscent of the ’90s but with influences of the 60’s rock ‘n’ roll vibe apparent throughout all their tracks. As the band tore through their catchy and memorable set, I could hear their sound is jam-packed with influences of Arctic Monkeys and Milburn creeping through. So if like me you are a fan of those, you’ll love The Rosadocs.
The band have had an impressive start on the scene and have already supported the likes of The Sherlocks, Bad Manners and the Pigeon Detectives.
The Rosadocs are Keelan Graney (Vocals/Guitar), Joe Egan (Guitar), Adam Sleight (Bass), Callum Raynor (Drums).
House Of Commoners
Told Ya So
At Your Door
Catch them next at Y- Not Festival this weekend on the This Feeling and Scotts stage.
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Guildford lads The Estevans played next and brought their indie-alt rock vibe to Tramlines. Opening with a rousing ‘Let’s Get Messy’ The Estevans have a very punky, in yer face edge to them which got the crowd engrossed. The band steamed through ‘2 Minutes From The Lincoln’ ‘News For You’ and ‘Expectations’ before finishing on track ‘Gotta Know You’ which is hands down one of the most addictive singles I’ve heard in a long time. It was great to see a decent crowd gathering to watch the band, who’d travelled five hours to play the set. The Estevans are a band that has all the makings and potential to blow up, definitely ones to DEFINITELY put on your must-see list.
The Estevans are Oscar Pugin (vocals, guitar), Morgan Jones (bass), Guy Ferris (lead guitar), Ollie Thomas (drums).
2 Minutes from The Lincoln
News For You
Gotta Know You
Catch them next at Truck Festival on Friday with This Feeling & Pirate Studios and on Saturday at Y-Not Festival with This Feeling and scotts.
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One band, I was really looking forward to and ended up been my highlight of the weekend was Australian band Planet. Admittedly been slightly late to the party, their recent single ‘Never New’ has not been off repeat in my house for days. This is one special band, I know that the minute they become a daily play for me. After checking out ‘Never New’ I started to explore the band a little deeper and was very impressed, so I was very eager to see if the boys delivered live and boy they did. Singing their hearts out and delivering a more grungy sound live, the band have an undeniable Brit-pop sound. Matty’s dreamy vocals, sit on top of beautiful guitar licks and catchy drum rhythms that travelled amongst the soaking wet crowd (who I gotta add stayed throughout the whole set despite the torrential downpour!) A lot of the fans in the crowd knew the lyrics, including singles ‘Aching Dream’ and another favourite of mine ‘Save. Sold’ which is amazing to say they’re from the other side of the world. The band are currently on a UK tour and I cannot recommend seeing them on one the dates that can be found here: PLANET FACEBOOK
Planet consists of Matty Took (vocals and rhythm guitar), Tom Peppitt (lead guitar), Harrison Stewart-Weeks (drums) and Jimmy Weaver (bass).
Catch them next at Truck Festival Friday with This Feeling and Pirate Studios and on Saturday at Y-Not on the This Feeling and scotts stage.
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We’ve been huge fans of Himalayas the past few years and the band never fail to deliver a mesmerising and energetic set. One thing that immediately hits with any Himalayas gig is the explosive sound of this young welsh band, lead singer Joseph Wiliams onstage persona, coupled with explosive guitar riffs makes Himalaya’s captivating.
The set finished with Joseph scaling the barrier and blasting out some riotous riffs in the middle of the crowd.
Himalaya’s are Joseph Williams (Vocals and Rhythm Guitar), Mike Griffiths (Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals), Louis Heaps (Bass), James Goulbourn (Drums).
Buy me Sigh on a Hurricane
If I Tell you
How Do You Sleep?
Thank God I’m Not You
Catch them next at Leeds and Reading Festival.
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RED RUM CLUB
Headliners and stand out band of the night were Red Rum Club from Liverpool, who reeled out an impeccable set in front of an audience full of the infectious warmth. This made for a bouncy carnival atmosphere, with a few thousand gathering around the Library Stage to see the Scouse Americanas. Kicking off with ‘Angeline’ and whipping the sell-out crowd into an early frenzy, there was a lot of dancing from beginning to end as the band continued to tear through favourites like ‘Calexico’ ‘Matador’ and recent single ‘TV Said So’. What I love most about Red Rum Club is how uplifting and cheerful the music is, they literally make you feel happy inside. Their skills in playing their instruments is also a big highlight of the set, even with an untrained ear the trumpet, guitar, drum and bass skills are phenomenal!
TV Said So
Nobody Gets Out Alive
Friend Of A Friend
Would You Rather Be Lonely
Catch them next at Y-Not Festival, Truck and Kendal this weekend.