5 upcoming artists playing this year’s Neighbourhood Weekender

  • Foxglove

Foxglove are a four piece euphoric indie pop band hailing from Manchester. We’ve worked with them before at Shoplifter’s Union and we can’t think of a more deserving band.

  • Daisybrain

Daisy Brain is the alias of Will Tse, a songwriter & producer from London, UK. He writes and produces from his Hackney bedroom, combining a love of Britpop and Grunge with an emo melodic streak and lyrics rooted in his Gen-Z experiences. 

Writing alongside creative partner Dan Hvorostovsky (affectionately known as Russian Dan) Will crafts occasionally delicate, but mostly raucous guitar-led arrangements to back up wry lyricism and angsty vocals.

  • The Royston Club

“I think it’s a level above. The Royston Club: cooking up something of a storm using the simple magic of great songs and playing guitars with passion and spirit!” – Adam Walton, BBC Wales The Royston Club are the Wrexham band tipped by Gigwise as “the new band from Wales most likely to do a Catfish”. 2021 saw the band fly past four million streams on Spotify alone, sell out a debut vinyl run in 24 hours, and sell out a 12-date debut UK headline tour. The band have gained extensive support from Radio X (Xposure Playlist), BBC 6 Music (Steve Lamacq & Tom Robinson), BBC Wales (including a Janice Long live session), BBC Introducing as well as Sirius XM in the US. 

They were among the first wave of acts to be confirmed for SXSW 2022 in Austin, Texas & recently announced their 18-date UK headline tour for Spring 2022 including their biggest headline show to date at The Garage in London. The Royston Club are singer and guitarist Tom Faithfull, guitarist Ben Matthias, bassist Dave Tute and drummer Sam Jones.

  • RATS

The best bands have both an intrinsic bond that binds them together, and a natural flair that instantly wins over hearts and minds. That’s exactly what you have in RATS – four childhood friends who met on the streets of Liverpool, but are now destined for arenas. A blast of direct and anthemic indie that’s as infectious as it is heartfelt, the sound of RATS has already seen them burst out of their native Liverpool, with their sizeable ambition lining up the rest of the world in their sights next. Lyrically, RATS take on all of the drama, turmoil, joy and celebration that comes with living in our modern society.

The full breadth and power of RATS becomes even more evident when on stage, where they’ve been hailed by fans and critics for sounding record-perfect in the live arena, but with a spine-tingling and raw delivery. Having already achieved so much, and with the songs and the spirit to pull it off, it’s not impossible to imagine RATS as guitar music’s next, great hope. RATS don’t do things by halves, and now they’re well and truly in it for the long-game.

  • Crawlers

For fans of: Yungblud, Nova Twins, Royal Blood. Liverpudlian four-piece CRAWLERS have had a whirlwind 12 months. The alt-rock band have become synonymous with an eclectic brand of music combining grunge, rock, pop and indie into a sound packed full of attitude and socially conscious lyricism.

An attitude that has seen the band explode on social media, recent single ‘Come Over (Again)’ going viral upon release.

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