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JUDAS are a London-based indie rock four piece drawn together from all corners of the UK. Despite only being together two short years, they have already accomplished some very significant milestones for such a young band. After releasing their self titled EP, they set their sights on becoming one of the most exciting live bands of the moment, blazing through a string of major festivals (including Isle of Wight, Kendal Calling, Sound City, Y Not, Truck Festival, and Tramlines, and a coveted slot on the Main Stage at Leeds festival 2016) and critically acclaimed gigs at renowned venues such as KOKO, Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Islington Assembly Hall and the Indigo at the O2. With hundreds of live performances under their belt and coveted appearances across TV and radio including including a live set on Soccer AM, numerous airplays on BBC introducing, XFM and a live BBC Introducing session, the boys are certainly beginning as they mean to go on.
JUDAS' sound is most commonly compared to a combination of U2 and Kings of Leon with huge, anthemic songs and timeless melodies making up the core of their sound. With influences including Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay and Stereophonics, JUDAS have created a unique yet familiar sound that is delivered live with exceptional energy and precision.
“Fast paced, with a funky twist and a surge of energy. They have a great stage presence and they know how to captivate their audiences with jangly guitars, unique vocals, catchy beats and a most definitely fun experience…” – The Edge
“Much promise me thinks…” Jo Whiley – Radio 2
“The band strike a perfect balance of eclectic and coherent sounds…with their solid musical chemistry and natural song writing flair, you can’t expect anything but great things from this band” – Freshbeats365
FlashFires are a five-piece alternative rock band that has undoubtedly been making waves, not only in their native UK but across the Atlantic too.
With explosive guitar riffs and infectious melodies, the band began turning heads back home with impressive support slots at sold-out shows for the likes of Ash, Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Subways. It was not long before this young, polished quintet caught the attention of Brian Wheat of US rock legends Tesla, who invited them out to Sacramento, California to record at his multi-million dollar J Street studio.
So impressed by the talent of the group, a management deal with Wheat ensued, and FlashFires have not looked back. From attracting Led Zeppelin guitar god Jimmy Page to one of their London shows, to having singles ‘Shy’ and ‘Manshark’ played on both BBC Radio 1 and 2, it seems the growing hype surrounding this outfit is not going away any time soon.
And with their fan base ever expanding on both sides of the pond, FlashFires are not happy to just settle for what they've achieved so far. “We want world domination,” proclaims singer Alex. With exciting new releases and tours still to come, don’t bet against this band realising that dream.