Tramlines 2022 - C Faruolo
Undoubtedly one of our favourite festivals of the Indie summer, Tramlines is returning once again to Sheffield later this month. Tickets for 2023 have sold out but the official re-sale is now live.
Blossoms, The Courteeners, Richard Ashcroft, Paul Heaton, DMA's and Bloc Party are topping the bill but here's 5 must-see acts for you to discover over the festival weekend.
Liverpool's rowdiest newcomers on the block, STONE, have gone from strength to strength in the past few months, releasing anthem after anthem. Their brazen Punk attitude and in-your-face Rock sound is hard to ignore but more than anything, it feels purpose built for the live environment so what better way to sample it than at a buzzing summer festival.
Best live track: 'Leave It Out'
Another Scouse outfit who are gaining widespread recognition for their incredible live shows are Courting. The band blend Punk energy with abstract electronics and melodies on tracks like 'Jumper' that feel built for a festival crowd. They've just returned with their brand new single so Tramlines will be one of the first chances to catch performances of their new music.
Best live track: 'Tennis'
After a long wait, one of Manchester’s most promising Indie offerings Chappaqua Wrestling have released their debut album ‘Plus Ultra’. It is an expressive record full of big anthems, all infused with a distinctly Manchester air, an often uplifting summer energy and a simultaneously poignant undertone. Arriving just in time for festival season, their debut album is the perfect summer soundtrack!
Best live track: 'Wayfinding'
Newcastle’s Lizzie Esau is an Indie dream and she’s taking the UK by storm. She matches clever lyrical conceits combine with breezy melodies that will have everyone at Tramlines singing along. Her smooth yet powerful vocal style has a slick command and adds a beautiful finesse to her punchy bangers.
Best live track: 'Jellyfish'
Essex trio Bilk are among the rowdiest new noisemakers on the scene. Filled with the gritty, unapologetic attitude of Oasis, the quick-witted social commentary lyricism of The Streets, the southern swagger of Blur and an audible camaraderie that captures their hectic live energy in every song they release. Their debut self-titled album arrived this February and is full of festival ready bangers.
Best live track: 'Hummus and Pitta'