The Vaccines are following an amazing 2011 with nominations for NME Best New Band & Best Album, and the Brit Awards Best Breakthrough Act in 2012.
Last year, you couldn't go to a festival that didn't have The Vaccines on the bill - and they were, quite rightly, seen as one of the hardest working bands of 2011. This year, they are appearing at just a handful of festivals, so don't miss out on the opportunity of seeing this great live band, in their natural habitat!
The Horrors released their third album, "Skying", in 2011, to unanimous critical acclaim. They then proceeded to work their socks off, all over the UK & Europe - and started 2012 with a tour of Australia and the Far East.
Live is the only way to truly take in The Horrors experience and Chazzstock gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal.
Out on Sony, the bands first album was released in January 2012 and went straight into the UK Top 10. They are currently on the NME Awards Tour, with Two Door Cinema Club and Metronomy, and head off to Europe at the end of February - followed by four weeks in the USA in March.
Expect to be well and truly rocked when Tribes take to the Chazzstock stage.
“With bludgeoning beats, intricate guitar lines and soaring choruses, I Dream In Colour are a peerless live act. Add to this a vocalist in Richard Judge, whose near-operatic tones can challenge messrs. Bellamy and Buckley, and you have a truly special band on your hands.”
Rick Pearson London (Evening Standard Music Critic)
"It's beautiful indie rock music and it's the first British Indie band that I've been really taken in by for a long time, it's more than The Verve and Oasis by far; they have a modern twist that I love."
Recorded in their drummer's dad's Norfolk steam train museum, Goldheart Assembly's debut album is winning fans everywhere with its unique blend of whimsical English psychedelia, pitch-perfect harmonies, found sounds and surprising twists and turns. Plaudits have come from all:
"Goldheart Assembly: this year's Fleet Foxes. But better. And really not like that at all." NME
"This London six-piece's life-affirming melodies will remind you why you fell in love with pop." The Guardian
"Such is the inherent sweetness of Goldheart Assembly’s debut that the listener can’t fail to be touched by its charms." BBC
Alex Starling, who played keyboards for Ou Est' on their gigs, will be appearing with his new band The Ghosts.
Their first single, "Enough Time", was released on 15th Jan 2012 and has had great reviews. The album will be out in the not too distant future.
Jen Armstrong is one of my favourite finds of the year. As yet (pretty much) undiscovered, she is very talented singer/songwriter - and, judging by some of her YouTube videos, has quite a sense of humour.
You never can be sure what to expect from Jen (one day it's Xmas Carols, the next, she's turned her hand to thumping, self-penned melodic pop), but whatever she decides to bring to Chazzstock, we are sure it will be brilliant and captivating.
Currently recording their first album, these guys are already itching to get back on the road and perform. Fronted by Ollie Wride (he of the tight stripey pants!), Joywride are a great live band. If Freddie Mercury was still with us, he would almost certainly have these guys supporting Queen at every opportunity.
Lois & the Love’s eclectic blend of rock and roll is as captivating live as it is infections on record. Drawing inspiration from classic rock and ska and mixing it with psychedelic overtones, the sound is unique, nostalgic and yet distinctly theirs.
Full of fearless energy and raw swagger, Lois bears all the hallmarks of a natural born front woman and the heavy grooves of the Love are the perferct compliment to her powerful vocals. Over the last year they’ve created quite a stir gigging in and around London and won the praise of punters and press alike..