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Here We Go Again Jess and the Bandits

Though somewhat atypical for a group rooted in country to find success in the UK, it is par for the course when it comes to the unlikely group Jess and the Bandits. The Bandits met Texan favourite Jessica Clemmons, the opening act, during a 2012 tour while playing with The Overtones and instantly bonded over their mutual love of Country music. As they began to play together more and more, it became painstakingly clear that their chemistry was flawless. Thus, Jess and the Bandits were born. Made up of brothers Ricci and Louis Riccardi on drums and guitar respectively, Dave Troke on bass, Steven Reid Williams on keyboards/guitar and of course Jessica Clemmons on vocals, each member of the Bandits brings with them a storied history of country creativity. Far from home, Jessica Clemmons hails from Houston, Texas, however UK audiences have fallen for her soulful and passionate work so much that she’s become something of an honorary Brit. The country singer got her foot firmly in the door whilst wowing arena audiences on Boyzone’s Bz20 tour, and on other outings from the Overtones to the Stylistics.


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Future Hearts

All Time Low
All Time Low's new album Future Hearts features the band's trademark sound and a few surprises along the way. Following the release of 2012's Don't Panic you can see the band's continued growth. The band worked with producer John Feldman (5 Seconds of Summer. Sleeping With Sirens, The Used) and mixed by Neil Avron (Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard, Linkin Park) to bring a truly remarkable new album. All Time Low will continue to please fans of old and new with guest features from Mark Hoppus (blink-182) and Joel Madden (Good Charlotte).
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Fast Food

Nadine Shah
Nadine Shah released her debut album Love Your Dum and Mad to critical acclaim in 2013. A stint on the road with Depeche Mode followed and opening for Bat for Lashes provided notable highlights on an extensive tour. Created with trusted collaborator and producer Ben Hillier the excellent follow-up Fast Food is here. Born from a fervid 2 month writing session, Fast Food exists on a knife-edge every bit as dramatic as we've come to expect from Nadine but with a sharpened eye for all things hook laden.
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