Gig Preview: Discovery 2 with Karl Phillips, The Bulletproof Bomb, Kolo, Amy Odell and Chris Preston
The first Discovery 2 show of 2015 features rock, ska, rapper Karl Phillips, raucous, edgy, indie punk from The Bulletproof Bomb, rock/pop from fast rising London trio Kolo, alternative songstress Amy Odell, 19-year-old singer/songwriter Chris Preston plus resident Discovery Dj Delphi.
Hear our preview including a track from each artists in this podcast.
The gig details
- When: Thursday 29th Jan, 2015 @ 7:30pm (Show at 8pm)
- NEW VENUE: 229 The Venue , 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN
- Venue website: www.229thevenue.com
- Tube: Great Portland Street
- Tickets: In advance £7, at the door £10
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More about the artists
The last few years has seen Karl support Chase & Status, Example, Wiley, Reverend & The Makers, Skepta, RDGLDGRN & Alabama 3 on tour. Air time on numerous BBC Introducing shows, including BBC 6 Music.
Headline gigs at O2 Academy’s and a sell-out EP launch at Camden Barfly and squeezing in the odd gig in France. Karl even found time to gain support from the ‘Dont Flop’ Rap battle league after taking part in what might be the worlds first ever “guitar rap battle”.
Summers were spent in festival mode spreading the rock/rap/ska vibe as far as Latvia! Sharing stages with the likes of The Subways, Tinchy Stryder and Zane Lowe.
Their raucous edgy guitar driven sound has gained unprecedented attention including support by Zane Lowe on Radio 1, Gary Crowley BBC London, a headline slot on BBC Introducing stage at Reading Festival. They have also played Leeds and Rob Da Banks stage at Bestival. Their debut EP was produced by Rory Attwell (The Vaccines, Yuck and The Palma Violets).
“Definitely a band that music appreciators from around the rocking globe should most certainly listen and watch closely for. Ace band.” -Forkster Rocks
Kolo are a three piece pop rock band based in London. Originally from Devon; Jon, Steve and Dan’s epic pop rock anthems have been charming audiences up and down the UK since 2006.
Their much anticipated debut album was produced in Nashville by Chris Henderson from 3 Doors Down .’Castro’, the first track off the album, ‘Who Wants to Rule the World?’ Comes out on January 19th 2015.
“I produced this album and I am still listening to it… every day.” -Chris Henderson, 3 Doors Down.
“Having seen them live in the UK and the States, I can tell you its a wholehearted excellent show full of great music.” -Vic Morgan, BBC
From the depths of East London a dark soulful storm is brewing in the form of alternative songstress Amy Odell. The gritty sound that emanates from her pipes has an element to it that no other brother can touch. Amy contributed a vocal guest appearance on legendary Irish musician Gavin Friday’s album ‘Catholic’ after Gavin chose her personally to feature on the song ‘Land On The Moon’. Don’t be fooled by the lack of noise this siren is making. It has been a long time coming, and bubbling under the ground ready for the explosion of 2015
Chris is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter hailing from the Southwest of England primarily influenced by acts such as City and Colour, Daughter and Local Natives. Debut songs ‘Hold on’ and ‘Bridges’ were viewed over a thousand times each in less than 24 hours after being uploaded and and were each reposted.