Following on from last yearâ€™s inaugural contest itâ€™s that time again when Essex bands unite at Colchester Arts Centre for the grand final of Undiscovered, the county wide live music contest. Taking place on Saturday 20th November, the four finalists will be well prepared, after coming through a first round selection of over 80 artists plus two live heats.
The line-up is as follows:
LTK are a grime/alternative band throwing in a bit of rock and funk into the mix. Hailing from Romford, Essex LTK formed in 2008 and have achieved a lot. Last April LTK recorded their 7 track EP ‘A Purple Sky’ and released it in June 2009. So far in 2010, LTK have released their first promotional music video for they’re favoured track ‘More Than a Friend’ and they have recorded their new 5 track EP ‘Packing Heat Like Summertime’ (Escape Route Studios).
The Fifty Fours
Formed in 2009, The FiftyFours are known for their soaring high temperature performances on stage. After recording debut EP “Secrets and Sketches” in mid-2009 at JAM studios in Rayleigh, the group have played some fantastic venues in the city of London and Essex, having played many prestigious venues such as The Bridgehouse 2, a headline set at The Camden Barfly and the Relentless Garage to name a few. The music boasts raw energy, be it on stage or on record, with snarling vocals, soaring lead guitar riffs and solos, beautiful harmonies, impossible drumming and hot and heavy basslines, which proves that this band are certainly not only easy on the eye.
Formed in late 2008, Reachback are an explosive four-piece Pop/Punk-styled band, fronted by enigmatic singer / songstress Ruby Williams. These four young and fresh contrasting characters and personalities have developed a sound that has drawn them instant attention and support tours with the likes of “AttackAttack” and “in Case Of Fire”. In January 2010 Reachback signed professional management terms and three months later were offered a development EP deal with SMG Records.
The Ends formed in a converted warehouse in January 2009. Since then they have been gigging around Essex, winning two Battle Of The Bands in February and September. Their first EP “Dealing with…” was released for free.
plus a special guest appearance by the recently signed…
Redtrack are four well-dressed roustabouts from Southend-On-Sea who make cuttingly precise alternopop tunes which bring to mind the spiky likes of Costello, Difford and Weller. They have also been making some smart connections on the underground, not least getting Pete Shelley (The Buzzcocks) to produce them but also hijacking some top quality TV time on Hollyoaks.
Their album â€˜Whole Townâ€™s Heartâ€™ is out now Label Fandango.
Project manager Tony Morrison said, “This contest has gone to prove just how much talent there is in Essex, highlighted with last yearâ€™s guest band Missing Andy doing so well in Sky Oneâ€™s recent show, Must Be The Music”.
Tickets are priced at £6 and are available from Colchester Arts Centre www.colchesterartscentre.com