The first four #360RAW events were exhilarating and emotional nights. Each of them sold out and each of them showcased the incredible talent emerging from West Yorkshire and slightly beyond. RICHARD WATSON, promoter of the 360 Club, and ALAN RAW, presenter of BBC Introducing West Yorkshire and BBC Introducing Humberside, are now proud to announce the fifth of these special events.
Taking place on FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER – and subtitled #360RAW5 – the event will feature a further four of the region’s finest and most exciting emerging acts: EDITED PEOPLE from West Yorkshire; HINGES from Leeds; FUDGE also from Leeds; and HELLFIRE JACK from, vaguely and mysteriously, Yorkshire.
As with previous #360RAW events, the night will see Alan Raw DJ before and between the live sets, playing new music of all styles from local artists. Anyone can turn up and meet the face behind BBC Introducing and are encouraged to bring demos which he may well play on the night, or pass onto the producers for consideration on his shows. The ethos of #360RAW is purely about supporting emerging acts, a passion that both Richard and Alan share and one that sees them freely offer musicians their time, their help and their advice without any hidden agenda.
EDITED PEOPLE are such a newly formed band that their debut gig – and the launch night of their first single – will be at #360RAW5. Their sound is reminiscent of 90’s rock mixed with heavier, more modern, more alternative flavours, influenced by the likes of Soundgarden, System of A Down and No Doubt. Their debut single, FEEL MY SKIN, aims to highlight the issues of social media and the impact it can have on young people’s mental health. Despite being such a new band, EDITED PEOPLE have been busy recording further material and have quickly grabbed the attention of BBC Music Introducing.
HINGES are an emotionally charged five-piece; a band that delivers heart wrenchingly honest lyrics through a fierce growl, backed with an erratic, unpredictable sound that can switch from the pretty to the ferocious in an instant. Their energetic, angst-ridden live shows have earned them a fearsome reputation as one of the most compelling acts in the region and, after taking time out to regroup and refocus with new band members, the expectation is that this rebirth will be a staggering spectacle.
FUDGE is a young four-piece band, equal parts punk, rock and funk, who met at University and instantly gelled through their mutual interest in bands such as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Royal Blood and Foals and their shared desire to craft music of their own. Their debut single, WALRUS, was recently released to great enthusiasm; a blinding contrast of slick melodies and abrasive riffs that form two sides of the same coin, with static grunge tones crashing against the lyrical angst of vocalist Cam Hope.
HELLFIRE JACK are an explosive and brutal blues duo from Yorkshire. They formed in 2012 and have since taken their high-octane, no-holds-barred take on the blues to audiences throughout the UK. With the release of their debut album CHAINS earlier this year, the duo has strengthened its grip on the alternative scene. Their strong lyrical references to mental instability, insecurity and constant struggles with modern life juxtapose with fast-paced, uncompromising and exhilarating live sets, awash with fuzzed-up riffs, complex and monstrous drum beats and a fierce vocal delivery that creates a raw and intense musical experience.
The event will be held at Leeds Lending Room on Friday 12th October.