1. Land of the Giants

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Foot-stomping, fused with joyous energy and a lick of calypso, Land of the Giants are a Plymouth-based band sure to get you dancing and smiling. Filled with a healthy dose of brass, funky bass lines, contagious enthusiasm and love for life — you’d be a fool to miss them.

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2. Andy Quick Music

Whilst we’re on the subject of LOTG, front man Andy Quick is stepping out solo and making some intense waves in the local music scene with his low, sensuous voice accompanied by soaring strings.

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3. Echo Town

A two-piece of brotherly love straight out of Newquay, Echo Town are a feel-good, reggae-folk-blues band laced with deep, vibrating noise, tight upbeat vibes and a didgeridoo. Perfect for lazy beach festivals, sunny afternoons and well, anything else.

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4. Honey

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Dirty, sleazy, rip-your-clothes-off rock ‘n’ roll. Honey are a trio from St Austell who are sexy, filthy, and raw. Be prepared to mosh, dance, fall in love with the bassist and then knock back a load of whiskey with them at the bar.

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5. Blue River

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Taking some heavy influence from the likes of Oasis, Blue River is a solid indie rock band. Camborne-based, they write classic Brit-rock that will take you back to 1997, but don’t be fooled – Blue River are by no means outdated.

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6. Antimatador

Infectious and thick, soulful and oozing with menacing, sexy sounds, Antimatador are a band that blend funk, dub, hip-hop and soul together in one simmering bowl of hot noise.

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7. Pirate Copy

Rum-soaked-party-pirate-punk-rock, Pirate Copy are from deepest, darkest Cornwall and have taken their smuggling heritage to the next level. Think energised 3-chord-punk, a uke and a front man who swings from the rafters. Be prepared to get shitfaced; you won’t get out of a PC gig sober.

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8. Mad Dog Mcrea

Irish-influenced folk and booze-fueled, Mad Dog will give you a night of dancing your socks off whilst swilling your pint over your head. With a hint of dark tones and songs about getting riotously drunk, they do not disappoint.

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9. Zuri Aura

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Soulful, bluesey, rhythmic and fresh, Zuri Aura are spreading relaxed vibes all over Devon without looking like they’ll ever stop. Be prepared to groove until you sweat.

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10. Moriarty

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Self described as “dirty, filthy blues” I can’t think of any other way to describe this two-piece who have blown the roof off every venue I’ve ever seen them in. They are loud, they are energetic and they absolutely rock.

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11. Matt Sellors

The first, and last, time I saw Matt play he was playing a brand new song to an audience in the grounds of a castle. Although just a one-man-band, Matt has a mighty voice that is worth checking out. He’ll charm the audience and keep your feet tapping.

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