Unfortunately WFM is no longer a stage for the festival, please head over to UP3 using the link at the bottom on the day to check out these amazing acts!
FELT CUTE FEST – SATURDAY LINEUP
APRE – 9:30pm
Alt-pop duo APRE have come a long way from their native Kent since the release of their debut single in 2018. With three EPs under their belt, the latest, “Everyone’s Commute”, released in 2019, vocalists Charlie and Jules have honed a sound that mixes a retro mood with a uniquely modern style of songwriting. They recenly embarked on their first headline tour, after supporting acts of the caliber of Sam Fender and Inhaler. They also played the BBC Music Introducing stage at last year’s Glastonbury Festival.
The Clause – 9:00pm
Sporting a no-nonsense rock sound coloured by 60s swagger and even a hint of disco, The Clause are one of Birmingham’s up-and-coming bands and they can certainly prove it, having played support slots for bands like The Blinders as well as a powerhouse headline show at the Birmingham O2 Academy in late 2019. They also made an appearance on the stage of the first Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival. Their latest release, single “In My Element”, certainly put The Clause high on the list of bands to watch.
China Bears – 8:30pm
Formed in 2015 in Guildford, China Bears have released singles that enjoyed national radio airings on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6, and Radio X. The alternative indie rock four-piece’s blend of acoustic and electric music and their introspective lyrics have earned them a number of support slots with the likes of The Howl & The Hum, Gengahr, and more. Their debut EP “I’ve Never Met Anyone Like You” was released in 2019 and received excellent reviews, followed by a nationwide headline tour.
Milo Gore – 8.00pm
Drawing from an eclectic mix of punk, pop, and alt-rock inspirations, Milo Gore and his supporting band saw their first two singles aired on the BBC and premiered in CLASH Magazine. With lyrics addressing intimate details about mental health and emotional turmoil, his debut album “How Do You Cope While Grieving For The Living?” is set to be released in Summer 2020, preceded by single “Noise Gone Dancing” which is slated for the end of July.
Kid Violet – 7:30pm
With their music once dubbed “heartfelt London rock with a grooving rhythm section”, indie rockers Kid Violet have been named as one of the breakout bands of 2020, playing as part of This Feeling’s Big in 2020 selection. With an EP release lined up for later this year and an England headline tour slated for 2021, they sport a wide range of influences, from Joy Division to The Strokes, contributing to their own raw, energetic style.
Future Fires – 7:00pm
Formed in 2017, Birmingham rockers Future Fires combine riff-driven melodies and crowd-pleasing hooks with singalong choruses about love, life, and languishing in the modern age. Following some early releases, they played support slots for the likes of The Pale White and Bang Bang Romeo and were featured on BBC WM Introducing and Brum Radio. Their latest single “Infinite Life”, released in 2020, has paved the way for the announcement of their first headline shows.
Cucamaras – 6.30pm
Based around Nottingham and Sheffield, indie four-piece Cucamaras started bringing their sound to high-powered live shows across the North of England mere months after forming as a band, mixing synth-pop suggestions with influences from the independent pop trends of the early 2000s. Most recently, they were featured on the BBC Introducing mixtape on BBC 6 Music’s Virtual Glastonbury stage. Their latest single “Lime Street Liar” was released in April 2020.
Deep.Sleep – 6:00pm
Following their debut in 2017, Deep.Sleep have an ambitious sound with synth-pop influences and a vein of pure rock fit for a stadium stage. They have showcased the made-for-live-shows quality of their music at a number of festivals including Kendal Calling and Tramlines. The Newcastle outfit also headlined two UK and EU shows and received support by NME and Gigwise, among others. Their latest single, “Mathilda”, was released earlier in 2020.
Love Trapezium- 5.30pm
Pop four-piece Love Trapezium, out of Norwich, start from the fundamentals of indie-pop and proceed to mix it up with a huge variety of different influences and suggestions, ranging from blues to funk, from hip-hop to electronica. Their eclectic sound is reflected in their debut EP, “HYPERLINK”, released in late 2019, and their latest single “Tombland”, which came out in May 2020.
Chiara was born in Sicily and lives in Cardiff. She’s a novelist and freelance journalist with a lifelong love of music, from glam to punk by way of blues and country.