Moncrieff’s Guide to Live at Leeds 2018

With a line-up so vast, it’s sometimes hard to distinguish between the unfamiliar names towards the bottom of the poster. And you’re so busy! How are you supposed to check out every band in the next week?! It’s impossible. But luckily for you, incredible upcoming musician Moncrieff has picked out his top 8 recommendations to see on the day. Take our word for it, his taste is as good as his music – check out his brand new single ‘Serial Killer’ here and check out his picks below….. (Plus make sure to come see him play our stage at Nation of Shopkeepers at 2pm!)

 

 

Amaroun

I saw Amaroun live a few months back at Notting Hill Arts Club and like the rest of the crowd, I was pretty awestruck. Folk vibes mashed up with urban breakbeats = good vibes. “Bed Bugs” is an absolute tune.

 

 

Calum Stewart
This guy’s voice is something else. He doesn’t have much music out there right now, but I’ve heard his new songs (cause he’s my chum waheeyyy) and trust me you won’t want to miss this guy. By the end of “What’s Done Is Done” you’ll be silently crying while whispering “Who hurt you.. Who hurt you?..” under your breath. – I Love Crying.

 

 

Dermot Kennedy
Dermot has a completely unique sound and a ridiculous voice to boot. Been following him since circa 2015 and it’s been inspiring to see how his music has evolved from his humble folk beginnings to this huge sound while still maintaining such a strong identity. “Glory” is an undeniable banger.

 

 

 
The Teskey Brothers
Old school Motown soul and blues done RIGHT. An absolutely ridiculous voice with classic soulful writing and amazing tunes. “Pain and Misery” is a personal favourite. Definitely not one to miss.

 

 

WOWH
If you don’t have a good time at this gig, you have no vibe. Their grooves are infectious. “Early Hours” is a dreamy indie-disco anthem. These guys just have an abundance of good vibes.

 

 

LOVE SICK
I’ll be honest, I picked these guys randomly out of the line up to listen to and I was definitely far from disappointed. Their sonics are insane. RnB straight from the year 2028. “Bullet” is such a banger.

 

 

Bakar
This guy sounds like a King Krule and Gorillaz secret side project. “Small Town Girl” was the first song I discovered and you can really get such a strong sense of this guy’s character from the first couple of lines. After soaking in the bucket load of vibes this guy puts out you start getting hit by the brutally honest lyrics.

 

 

Abi Ocia
I stumbled across Abi Ocia a few weeks back. Such beautiful, soulful, haunting vibes, like a chill, other-wordly mix of Massive Attack and Solange. Abi Ocia has that elusive power to get so much emotion and message across in a song without really giving too much away in the lyrics. Great music to have a millennial existential crisis to.