As you know, each Monday from now until the end of March we’ll be showcasing three of the artists that will be appearing on Liverpool’s first and only online music festival, the 2ubeXtra.
The festival takes place across eight days from April 13th and is live streamed around the world. If your media outlet is interested in carrying the stream, please drop me a line so we can arrange this for you.
Andrea & Sean from Blue Soap
Liverpool’s first and only independent online music festival The 2ubeXtra returns on 13th April 2016. Each week in the run up to the opening night we’ll be highlighting three acts that will performing at this year’s event.
Once again, The 2ube are building up to this year’s festival by staging weekly 2ube Live shows every Friday night, but 2016 has brought an exciting new development… For the first time ever, The 2ube Live will be broadcast each week on Liverpool’s Bay TV. The weekly show on Bay TV consists of past highlights from 2ube Live events punctuated by live shows, the next of which is scheduled for Friday 18th of March. This event will also be streamed around the world via YouTube.
The 2ube Live and Bay TV are taking two hours of brand new music into the homes of over 380,000 viewers in the north west of England. This unique proposition places new music at the top of it’s agenda, highlighting the diversity and talent of the UK’s music scene, showcasing some of the UK’s hottest breakthrough acts and featuring interviews and exclusive performances from special guests.
Aztex are a five piece collective, hailing from LIPA in Liverpool. Their music combines guitar driven indie music, synthesisers and four part vocal harmonies. The band have supported various emerging bands in the North West having as well as performing at the Oxford-Pembroke Ball 2015.
Aztex merge processed electronica and indie pop, taking inspiration from the likes Radiohead, Fiest & London Grammar, to create catchy pop hooks and melodies with well thought out processed beats and textures.
Monica Pascoe – vocals, Guitar and Q-Chord
Lara Simpson – strings, synths and harmonies
Greg Joy – drums, pads and octopad
Jalen Ngonda – guitar
Mikey Jones – bass and harmonies
About Del Florida
Del Florida is the reawakening of sole singer/songwriter Leela Dawson’s: Leela & The Rams. Originally based in Gainesville, Florida, Leela made an extensive impact in the music scene and strives to accomplish no less in Liverpool, UK. Del Florida is backed by lead guitarist James Guile, bassist Chris Gaffney, and drummer Joe Warriner, all from Northwest England. Inspired by a wide variety of artists including Amy Winehouse, Ariel Pink, and The Reign of Kindo, Del Florida bring a state-of-the-art sound to the Liverpool scene by displaying a broad collection of genres in their music.
“The quartet can easily take you off into a dream-like state of mind with their blend of lush vocals and intrinsic riffs.” – Craig MacDonald, GetIntoThis
“If Mars Volta had binged on a volume of Beach Boys enriching hits then you are getting close to where Del Florida could be” – Craig MacDonald, GetIntoThis
“Del Florida delivered just the right blend of funk and modern rock to make themselves contenders as our new favourite band” – GetIntoThis
“Fronted by Leela Dawson who has previously impressed us as part of Taws… they were truly impressive and set closer Spring Cleaning was a particular highlight. Del Florida is certainly a band to keep an ear on.” – Paul Dahill, GetIntoThis
Maryan (Marianne Ottersen) is a Norwegian twenty-something whose joy is to write and perform songs about the last guy who broke her heart, but perhaps mostly about life’s cheerful times and spread joy to the people in the audience. The genre is pop, but with a lot of influence from the older r&b and soul genres, sounding like artists such as Whitney Huston and Jessie J.
Maryan’s two latest releases “Leave My Sight” and “Better Off” have been well received from her audience, with over 1 500 plays on SoundCloud. Maryan is currently doing gigs frequently around Liverpool, and is expecting to have a busy gig schedule in 2016. One of her biggest performance in the coming year will be her Showcase for the 2ube Xtra Festival in April, performed in The Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.