10 up and coming bands from Yorkshire

yorkshireYorkshire is quickly becoming one of the best places for up and coming bands to play. Comprising over 200 venues, Leeds is the focal point of the music scene up North. The wide and diverse music scene allows for an array of different bands to get the chance to showcase their talents, and DrunkenWerewolf's not failed to notice a few.

Below, we take a look at 10 of the best up and coming bands from Yorkshire.

10// The Dangerhounds

Catchy riffs and intense energy has brought The Dangerhounds a lot of attention and support from other bands such as Marsicans, Clay and High Tyde. The foursome only got together in 2015 but since then have released their fab EP, Big Bad Wolf.

9// The Strawberries

Sharing the stage with bands like The Coral, The Kooks and The Courteeners has allowed The Strawberries to showcase their late 60s psych rock music to the North. Now selling out venues all across Yorkshire, this band are making a sizable imprint on the music scene.

8// The Barmines

A 'Bar Mine' is an anti tank landmine, in other words, an explosive, and this band live up to their name well. Exploding onto the Leeds music scene in 2016 with their indie rock tunes, they're definitely ones to watch.

7// Carvella

Leeds Festival and Isle of Wight have been graced with Carvella's chilled out rock'n'roll this year. Despite support from club night This Feeling in Leeds, they are still trying to get their foot in the door of the music industry. Can the blogosphere help?

6// The Sherlocks

This alt indie band have been supported by BBC Radio One for a number of years, which has lead to increased interest in their music in 2016, consequently leading to massive UK tours and playing festivals. They are due on tour once again in 2017.

5// The Indigo Project

Considering they've been a band for less than two years, what The Indigo Project have achieved in that time is pretty insane. Playing shows all over the country, including the BBC Introducing Stage at Leeds Festival, has allowed these five guys to spread their indie rock music thick over their crowd.

4// Clay

Pop songs with the slightest hint of indie is Clay's speciality. Standout song "Why?" is filled with piano, electric guitar and funky beats. The popularity of this band is ever increasing and just before Christmas they are setting off on a tour around the UK.

3// Oliver Pinder

Oliver Pinder slightly bends the rules of our list as, technically, he's not a band. But, Pinder is a guy with a band, so I'm counting it. 16 years of age yet with several EPs and a single under his belt, his career to date is pretty impressive. Consequently, he's played shows with SOAK and Benjamin Leftwich Francis, as well as headlining across Yorkshire.

2// Marsicans

We say Marsicans play at a Sofar Sounds session a couple of weeks ago and their talent is something else. Yes, they are a classic indie band, but they're definitely very special. They have just come back off tour after the release of their EP, The Absence.

1// King No-One

Kings of busking and top class indie songs, King No-One are on the road to headlining festivals and getting the recognition they deserve. Embarking on their second UK tour in December, they will be celebrating the release of their new single "Alcatraz" as well as playing some new tracks.


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