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GIGMIT PRESENTS: MINT, THE LEATHERNECKS & MORE
Thu 13 April 2017, 19:30 – 23:00 BST
MUSIC TO MAKE YOU KISS STRANGERS.
"Mint – “Elise” is the perfect introduction to the Grimsby, England band Mint – it’s bouncy pop perfection, with bright guitars and hooks galore. Guaranteed, you will be singing along after just one listen. As far as live performance goes, these lads don’t disappoint. The energy bounces around the room and engulfs you. Frontman Zak Rashid is a wonder to watch, unruly curls flying everywhere while he sings and plays guitar. Keep your eyes on Mint." - READ BETWEEN THE LINES
The band are in general fast paced, up-beat and very energetic, drawing on clear influences from The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys and The Libertines with obvious comparisons emerging towards Milburn and The Courteeners. All blended together to give a new, yet also very familiar sound. Having honed their skills playing covers together over they years and with a full repertoire of original songs in the locker, these four lads are working hard to put their own stamp on the Indie Music Scene.
London-based pop duo OMYO (pronounced Ohm-Yo, an acronym for ‘Our Music Your Opinion’) is made up of Oxfordshire-born Tom McCorkell (23, vocals) and William Edward (27, music and backing vocals) who have been making music together since they took on a bet to write a song one New Year’s Eve. After finding their sound in a mix of infectious acoustic and synth-inspired urban-pop, the band has gone on to play the UK festival circuit including a set at Wireless Festival, and have been featured on by Charlie Sloth on BBC Radio 1 Xtra.
Coming from the dirty end of Rock ‘n’ Roll; owning band rehearsal rooms in Leicester UK for a number of years, Caroline McLavy emerged with an electro pop album quite possibly as polar opposite to her day job as it can musically get! But as it goes ‘Electrostatic’ has plenty of hard-core grinding bass lines and provocative lyrics so maybe there’s more influence there than she cares to admit.