YOUNG STATES, Concrete Kingdoms, Robyn Herdman
Norwich based four piece Young States have announced the release of their debut EP ‘Down To You’ on the 7th of August 2015. With two members having only just turned 18, Young States are a young band, aiming high. Rather than taking their cues from the flavour-of-the-week trends, the overproduced sounds of the ’00s, or the race-to-the-bottom intentional lo-fi pretenders, Young States play the sort of rock reminiscent of the genre’s halcyon days. You know, when rock and roll was simply rock and roll. Formed at the end of 2014, the band met at Access To Music in Norwich. Libby was on a sound engineering course, the others on a music performance course. Amy got Young States together as she was bored of seeing male band after male band, and wanted to form an all female group. She approached the others in the corridors of college after seeing them carrying their instruments. With a love of Brand New, Arcane Roots and Mallory Knox, Young States quickly wrote and recorded their debut EP ‘Down to You’.Young States first single ‘No More’ received TV play from Scuzz TV, as well as support from Amazing Radio and BBC Norfolk Introducing.
The electrifying foursome Concrete Kingdoms, from Dunfermline, have been around since summer 2014. Formed by frontman Neil and Lead Guitarist Ben, the band has gone from strength to strength. With influences such as Velvet Revolver, Soundgarden and Stereophonics, Concrete Kingdoms have brought heavy rock music back to life. In recent months the boys have recorded demos of just some of many songs on their musical roster. This summer you should expect an official single release thanks to their recent signing to independent record label, Flat 14 Records.
Young, Scottish, haunting keyboard based rock, Robyn Herdman is an 18 year old aspiring singer/songwriter.