Meet the Liverpool finalists for The Pogues Irish Whiskey Presents: A Shot at Discovery ahead of the regional heats.
The Pogues Irish Whiskey have teamed up with Academy Music Group, the people behind all of those iconic live music venues across the UK, to award one unsigned band with a huge prize. The national winner will enjoy £3000 towards new instruments, studio time with The Pogues as guest producers, live opportunities and management services, plus much more.
With the regional finals kicking off on Sunday 5 March, we’ll be bringing you an introduction to each of the bands scheduled to play.
See all of our A Shot at Discovery coverage here.
Here are the Liverpool finalists, who will take to the O2 Academy 2 on Sunday 12 March. You can grab tickets here.
Huge anthemic rock tunes with instantly memorable melodies characterise the distinctive and unique sound that has seen Indigo Tree rapidly rise from late Summer 2016 to become ones to watch in Liverpool. Early recordings Morning Light, Out on the Ledge, Call Your Army and Robots have received rave reviews in the UK and US. Spring 2017 will see the band release 3 new songs and make their first TV appearance.
Liverpool gave birth to Rival Bones in 2014 and the band have been busy ever since. This raucous rock duo draws inspirations from bands like Audioslave, Rage Against The Machine and QOTSA to create contagious riffs and pounding drums. They’re debut EP is due this year, as they continue to take the world by storm.
The Protagonists are a four-piece from Liverpool. The indie rock band have been playing gigs locally while releasing their brand new EP, Girls. They pride themselves in taking to the stage with an energy and passion for their craft.
Alt-rockers, Mad Alice, have been labelled as one of the most striking bands. The Liverpool trio have been commended for excellent guitar and drum work. With bluesy undertones, the band have just released their debut single, Vulture Tree, last month.
Big Bambora’s come a long way in quite a short span of time. This rock band, consisting of five mates, only joined up in 2016, but quickly managed to play venues such as the Manchester Academy and O2 Academy Islington. They’ve also secured radio play on BBC Merseyside and BBC Lancashire Introducing. It doesn’t come of much as a surprise either, as their catch songs and “hug a friend” melodies does well to get the dance floor pumping.
Find out more about the Pogues Irish Whiskey: A Shot At Discovery competition over on the Academy Music Group website.
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