The 200-capacity Adelphi has become part of live music folklore, renowned not just in Hull but across the UK and further afield. One of the country’s most celebrated independent venues, it has hosted some of the UK’s most notable artists over the last three decades, helping young musicians to hone their craft and bringing quality live music to Hull.
In a packed evening of music, the University of Hull presents two of the finest upcoming bands from Hull with support from music students in the iconic venue that is the Adelphi.
La Bête Blooms.
Hull-based La Bête Blooms drift through outbursts of raw energy into dark, disturbing melodies, which sound equally uplifting and sinister. No prizes for guessing that Kim Deal is a massive influence given how prominent the bass lines are in the tracks. And intentional or not, there are some definite similarities in mood to Radiohead with some elements reminiscent of Elliot Smith with an added intensity.
With 1 million streams on Spotify of their debut album, Night Sky, in the first month of release, Of Allies have smashed into the international rock scene with crushing force. Hailing from the cold north, Of Allies combine crushing upbeat driven guitars with sombre swirling melodic delay sounds to capture a dramatic emotional sound. With the aggressive loud playing style of the powerful drum machine Danny Barrick, Rich Nichols’s soothing voice gives Of Allies a contrasting alternative British rock sound. Of Allies have already caught the eyes and ears of the British press, including Kerrang, Metal Hammer and Marshall Amps, as well as radio play on Huw Stephens’ Radio 1 show, Kerrang! Radio and BBC Introducing.
14:30-16:30: Music Industry Q&A – Middleton Hall, University of Hull
Twitter: @MusicHullUni / @labeteblooms / @weareofallies
Iconic live music venue. One of the UK's most celebrated underground clubs.