It can be tough to decide who you should see at a music festival. While there are no wrong answers, we certainly have some thoughts on Bunbury's smorgasbord of artists! Here’s some info on each of the INHAILER-recommended bands from Friday’s lineup:
Welshly Arms You can get your blues-rock fill with Cleveland band Welshly Arms. They are best known for their song, “Legendary,” which WWE used as its pay-per-view show TLC’s theme song. They plan to release their latest album in the first half of this year.
Everything Everything British indie rockers Everything Everything blend rock, pop, and hip-hop elements into a fantastic mix so upbeat, you won’t be able to stop dancing. The band pulls inspiration from a variety of groups, spanning from the Beatles to Radiohead and even R. Kelly. The band has released four albums to date and won UK Single of the Year for their track “Kemosabe” at the 2014 Music Producers Guild Awards.
Bishop Briggs Check out the soulful voice of Bishop Briggs when the Scottish alternative rock singer takes the stage. Born Sarah Grace McLaughlin, her stage name, Bishop Briggs, was inspired by her parents’ hometown of Bishopbriggs, Scotland. She is best known for her hit single “River.” She has said that she uses the piano heavily during the songwriting process and is mainly inspired by Motown and the Beatles. Church of Scars, Briggs debut album, is set for release on April 20, 2018.
LANY is a dream pop trio out of Los Angeles. Their name is an acronym for “Los Angeles New York.” Their song “ILYSB” was the first to really break through and it’s only been getting better from there. They’ve performed alongside big names like Halsey, Troye Sivan, and Ellie Goulding. The Philippines hosted LANY’s first arena show at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, which sold out in 24 hours, causing them to add a second night. They put on a show you won’t want to miss!
The Front Bottoms If you want to see someone continue to play well, regardless of the number of beers he’s chugged, you’ll definitely want to make sure you see The Front Bottoms’ show. The folk punk rockers put on a fantastically bizarre show. They sometimes bring a couch out on stage and their friends will chill on it and drink. Brian Stella (vocals/guitar) and Mathew Uychich (drums) are the only current members who have been in the band since the beginning. They have released six full-length albums and six EPs. The band is set to release their seventh EP Ann on May 18, 2018.
Fitz and the Tantrums Fitz and The Tantrums mix the indie pop we know and love with neo-soul and a hint of jazz to create a powerfully unique sound. To say this band is tight would be a huge understatement. They were ready to play their first show after just one week of rehearsal. They were even invited to perform on Daryl Hall’s web-series Live From Daryl’s House after releasing their debut album. You won’t believe how this band can make your hands clap until you see it for yourself!
Royal Blood The British bluesy stoner rock band Royal Blood deserves your attention. This band had the support of the Arctic Monkeys before they even released a song. Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders wore a Royal Blood t-shirt at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival. The band was influenced by greats like Led Zeppelin, Queens of the Stone Age, and Jack White who’s headlining the festival! For more on Royal Blood, give the link below a tap! https://www.inhailer.com/single-post/2017/08/03/Royal-Blood-rumbles-on-Short-Vine
Young the Giant Young the Giant needs no introduction, but I’m going to give one anyway. Originally known as The Jakes, these alternative rockers started off strong with three top five singles, namely “My Body,” “Cough Syrup,” and “Apartment.” The quality of this band’s sound transfers seamlessly from their recordings to their live performances. They host an In the Open series on YouTube where they perform different renditions of their songs, which is worth checking out. The band recently announced plans for their fourth record through their Instagram.
That wraps up our recommendations for Friday. Stay tuned for Saturday and Sunday!