We here at This Is Noise are always on the lookout for the biggest and brightest talents across the regions to show off their music and talents, well Homegrown Festival last weekend boasted the best of what East Anglia has to offer and we were in attendance to check out the bands performing and see what the local talent has to offer.
Here is just part 1 of our highlights of the festival at Suffolk Academy in Barrow with us covering a range of bands and artists taking to the stage to show the crowd what they have to offer…
The event opened Friday with hightlights of the night coming from Tom Lumley and his band. Playing his brand of power Indie rock. The new single Sky High was aired in an accomplished and exciting performance by this tight four piece. This is a must-see band who will soon be headlining at the Blue Moon, Cambridge on the 29th June. Tickets are selling fast.
Influx of Insanity
Oli and Dom two young musicians form a power New Prog band and cite Periphery and Carnival as influences. Their sound is large and powerful for a two piece but the guitar sound is subtly interwoven with jazz licks and grooves that remind you of Soft Machine. An EP is due out very soon. Ones to watch
Alter the Sky
A Cambridge 5 piece heavy rock band playing their own compositions. Helen Johnston’s powerful vocals, supported by driving power riffs and a solid drum line got the small crowd rocking. Another band to announce a new EP, their launch party is being held at the Blue Moon Cambridge on 16th June. The new single ‘Fortune Favours the Bold’ was given a thorough workout.
Friday night was finished off by Heathen. Their set comprising of original compositions and a selection of rock standard covers, kicked off with the Chilli Peppers Dani California. The crowd was up singing and dancing throughout their seamless set enhanced by a lighting rig normally only seen on larger festival stages.