Hidden Gems and Forgotten Treasures' mystical music goddess, Jess Lynch, has dived even deeper into the deep sea trenches that is forgotten bands and has plucked some of the shiniest gems out from the darkness and into your lives once again.
Skinny Girl Diet
Describing their sound as "music that could kill you", we introduce to you, Skinny Girl Diet. Based in London and consisting of sisters, Delilah and Ursula Holiday and cousin, Amelia Culter, SGD have created quite an impressive image for themselves in the 6 years they have been active. Although it would be easy to compare them to various Riot Grrrl bands, SGD are definitely bringing something new to the table, which shouldn’t be dismissed by blindly categorising them due to the fact they're an all female punk band. Their album Heavy Flow is so incredibly intense from start to finish it actually makes you sweat. Tracks that really stand out are Eyes That Paralyse, Bored and Comedown Intro. In a male dominated industry, these girls are really making their mark. Let's hope it inspires more!
The Essex indie-rock duo are back again with their new single, Big City. Capturing an honest yet comical view of society, it's easy to recognise and relate to the music of STIKS; perfectly encapsulating the high's and low's of the British youth. Their approachable and playful tone will make you reminisce about memories from the summer that you don't even have. New single, Big City gives you a taste of what STIKS are all about and gives a glimpse of what's to come. Incorporating Sister Nancy's Bam Bam, this track has instant likability, similar to the happy-go-lucky ALLOVE. Big City is vibrant, it's loud and it's in your face. It's great seeing this band progress and their recognition growing. If you haven't already, check out our piece on their Massive mix along with a Q&A with Sam and Curtis!
The Lounge Lizards
'A "lounge lizard" is typically depicted as a well-dressed man who frequents the establishments in which the rich gather with the intention of seducing a wealthy woman with his flattery and deceptive charm.'
Fascinatingly charismatic, The Lounge Lizards dismiss the restrictions of genre. Their sound is enchantingly avant-garde, blending elements of jazz and experimental rock into something wonderfully peculiar. Founded in 1978 and having had over 20 contributing members in the span of 20 years being active, The Lounge Lizards have an admirably limitless quality to their sound. Watching them perform live just enhances the magical chemistry of this band; bouncing off one another in a breathtaking fashion, it's hard to keep up with the speed and energy of this band. It's a rare thing to see a band with such fluid composition and with so many contributing elements the effect is even greater.