Tuesday March 19th – 7:30pm to 11pm
Indie Midlands is heading to Nottingham to put on our first show outside of Birmingham. We’re delighted to have Ava Saint headlining for us with support from The Sunset Beach Hut + an act to be announced.
Soulful, tear-jerking vocals and rock and roll attitude, plucked from the heart of Nottingham.
“There’s something ethereal about AVA SAINT’s unique vocals that will send a shiver down your spine and make your hair stand on end. Teamed with her poignant lyrics, her sound is a bit Florence and the Machine with a darker, punkier edge.”
The Sunset Beach Hut
Debuting their first tracks in February 2018, Shrewsbury’s Indie-Pop quartet The Sunset Beach Hut have gained a lot attention so far on the Birmingham gigging circuit. They achieved Record of the Week from BBC Introducing with their singles Comfort and Upside-Down and the latter was awarded BBC Shropshire’s Record of the Month.
They had some incredible gigs of their own in 2018, a sold out headline at The Sunflower Lounge, as well as supporting some of the UK’s current up and coming artists including Spinn, The Cheap Thrills, Stereo Honey and Peaness. Back in November the band played their first London show supporting Shields.
With some exciting things planned, 2019 is looking to be a good year for The Sunset Beach Hut!
Originally from Nottingham, Hannah Brown made the journey across to the West Midlands in pursuit of her music. Since then, Hannah’s campaign has been a persistent one. From recording demos in her bedroom to playing headline shows, she has developed a faithful following of music lovers willing to have their hearts wrenched by sweet-yet-soulful vocals.
Whilst performing across the UK, Hannah has garnered support from BBC Introducing with radio play across the East and West Midlands. Following the release of Hannah’s first EP in 2015, recorded at the iconic Highbury Studios, she has gone on to work with producers Rob Derbyshire and Ben Stancombe. Her second EP – “Better For This” – showcases these collaborations whilst capturing a significant point in her young adulthood. Featuring songs of guilt, anxiety and self-acceptance, the record is tied together with a sense of bravery and melancholic hope.
2018 proved to be a turning point for Hannah both creatively and professionally, with the introduction of a bigger live setup that debuted in late July. Hannah’s first single with the band – “Further Away” – will be released in early 2019. The song features a more aggressive delivery than listeners are used to, with powerful guitars and an assured vocal to match. It comes as a response to the challenges faced by current society, particularly for young people in a restless Britain.