This year, within the “Intersection of Music” project, local residents of Ulyanovsk, Dimitrovgrad and Cheboksary will be introduced to modern British music culture. A series of professional meetings and master-clasees, relating to the development and promotion of the music industry, will be held for participating Russian musicians.
The Gala concert with all the musicians will take place on June 29 in Ulyanovsk at Federatsiya street from 16:00 till 22:00.
Entrance is free.
UK musicians at the festival
Ali Horn will head to Russia to perform a special, stripped back set. Ali has been enjoying great press and radio coverage and, following the release of his third single ‘Modern Voodoo’, he will be heading out on a full UK tour as well as performing at various festivals over the summer.
Cowbiys are Hannah Brown and Sam Warren who have been part of various bands together over the years, bonding over a love of melodies and bedroom pop. The pair bring their two unique writing styles together for Cowboys and enjoy recording in flats and parks across Liverpool in the north west of England. Drawing influence from the likes of The Velvet Underground, Edif Piaf and Courtney Barnett to name but a few, Cowboys’ sound incorporates an eclectic mix of slacker rock with classic pop. Performing as a duo through to a seven piece band, Cowboys are seen as a collaborative outlet for music expression, creating music with a sense of adventure.
Setting politically charged commentary against creeping psychobilly, Eyesore & the Jinx have established themselves as a unique proposition in Liverpool’s effervescent music scene. Their latest single ‘Swill’, produced by Daniel Fox of Girl Ban and Matthew Freeman from Birkenhead’s Fresh Goods Studio, is as exhilarating as ever. Vocalist Josh Miller barks defiant resistance to the insidious scare-mongering platitudes of nefarious ‘broadcasters of misplaced hate’. The trio has built up an array of support across the north west of England, recently appearing at a number of local festivals and events. They were also awarded a PRS Foundation Momentum Accelerator grant, in conjunction with the Liverpool City Council.
Russian bands at the festival
“Our music is saturated with creative freedom; we know exactly where we are going. This is just the beginning and we take you with us”. Idon Care specialise in dance music, saturated with deep and meaningful lyrics of appeal to all listeners.
Never Same Sky
Tragedy through music. Archetypal images are in a wordless format. Never Same Sky are a multi-genre band, celebrating a mix of post-metal, classical post-rock as well as echoes of psychedelic rock. The band love to experiment and participate in unusual projects and are well known for their spontaneous improvisations.
PYTON have been making heavy guitar music for many years. Their music has evolved from singing about youth and desire, to a life-supporting source of energy. Originality, experience and an impeccable sense of style is what distinguishes this band from others.
Love Fade feature an interesting mix of dream-pop and post-punk, capturing a truly enchanting atmosphere. Melodious, reversed guitar parts coupled with a peculiar, often pulling vocal give the release a dreamlike mood whilst comparably surprising audiences with their complexity.
The programme is part of the UK-Russia Year of Music 2019 and is supported through the Grant scheme for Russian organisations.