We Are Live Events presents We Are Live at The Castle Hotel.
A night of live music in support of Women’s Aid, a charity that supports women and children through domestic abuse to ensure their safety. Hosted by The Full-Time Conversationalist THOMAS and with music from Lewis James, Surfing Pointers, Pyncher, Persian Rug Sale and Heather Jade.
Lewis James from Manchester, England has been producing lo-fi indie pop in his room and other places since 2019. His debut EP features both the catchy choruses of ready-made bop It’s Off (Then It’s On Again) and the spoken-word melancholy of the track Medicine. He went on later that same year to release his first full-length and self-produced LP: How Can You Be Sad When You’re High and You’re Dancing? which the Manchester Evening News writes: constantly keeps you on your toes with unpredictable, kaleidoscopic songwriting – one minute dabbling in heavyweight hip-hop, the next visceral electro, before segueing into lo-fi, soulful sounds.
His second LP: everything i didn’t say before, released in July of 2020, showed James had developed his sound even further. Channelling artists the likes of The 1975, Depeche Mode and Troye Sivan, James crafted a more synth-driven and 80’s inspired sound that in-turn formed his best and equally most personal work to date.
2021 brings James’ new EP: loverboy with his most polished and radio-ready work to date, the lead singles ucouldbemymedicine and is this it? have already received play across Amazing Radio UK, Peak Radio and Co-Op Radio.
Currently studying vocals at BIMM Manchester, Heather Jade has been singing professionally around the UK doing solo work for 5 years. She has also been involved with Women’s Aid for the past two years so it holds a very special place in her heart.
Persian Rug Sale is a punk band from Huddersfield.
Surfing Pointers are a new psych/shoegaze 4 piece from Manchester, inspired by bands like the Swirlies, Tomorrow’s Tullips and Further.
Pyncher is an alt-punk Manchester four-piece ‘pyncher’ provide a dark, decisive, and moody noise bound with high spirited and playful lyricism.