Each year Nottingham University Students’ Union strive to bring you the best acts it can (for the budget we can afford). This year we have some fantastic headliners to entertain you.
Please note all acts may be subject to change.
Producer, writer and vocalist behind Tinie Tempah’s genre-defying, tempo-twisting smashes Pass Out and Frisky, as well as future hits for Professor Green, JLS and Devlin.
Signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco label; the only non-reality artist. As well as an artist deal, Labrinth also has an imprint under the Syco umbrella. ‘Odd Child’ gives Syco a first look at new, underground acts, while offering both Labrinth and Odd Child a multi-media, global platform to help nurture new talent.
Has recorded tracks with Master Shortie, Bluey Robinson, Loick Essien and Tanya Lace.
His own website, Labrinth.co.uk is famous for his Transmissions series, a collection of short films created and edited by the 21 year-old.
First single Let The Sunshine reached Number 3 in the charts. The perfect showcase for Labrinth’s rich, emotive, scale-sliding vocal; it boasts a tinge of trance, with a hip-hop chorus and Michael Jackson- inspired bridge.
Second single ‘*Earthquake*’- featuring Tinie Tempah- reached Number 2:
He can currently be seen on the recent Mastercard advertising campaign:
Delilah’s unique look and sound epitomise the true essence of the multi cultural environment she grew up. Delilah was raised amongst the vibrant sound of London’s live music scene. Her father introduced her to this through his work in promoting British bands and live music, during the 90’s. When he died in 2002, Delilah used her emotional experiences of life and death to start creating her own music…
Delilah’s first single Go (Prod. by Balistiq) gained initial support from 1Xtra DJs Mistajam and Twin B (Record of the Week), then went on to be A-listed at Radio 1, where it was also chosen as Sara Cox’s Record of the Week. It has now sold over 150,000 copies. Hear it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxNe9jWNuEU&ob=av2e
2 – 4am is the new downloadable 8-track mixtape that features a collection of unreleased tracks, (download it from the official Delilah website for FREE – http://www.delilahofficial.co.uk/2012/) plus Joe Goddard’s remix of Delilah’s second single Love You So.
The sounds of the 1930’s big band meets modern basslines and chunky beats! http://www.youtube.com/watch?DuttyMoonshine.GetBusy
Dutty Moonshine is the creation of Michael Rack and Alex Furley. Both have had years of experience mixing many genres from Hip-Hop to Breaks to Jungle and with a passion for the vaudeville arts the birth of Dutty Moonshine was inevitable.
This duet have played various parts of Europe, headlined some of the UK’s biggest clubs, smashed big stages at festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival and Secret Garden Party and with a tour of the eastcoast of the USA on the cards for 2013, and the duo frequenting Europe all year round you can be sure to see Dutty Moonshine bring back the roaring 20’s.
Part of the same indie disco scene as Delphic, Klaxons, and Friendly Fires, four-piece Fenech-Soler’s blend of electro-funk, punchy techno-pop, and synth-bass guitars appealed to clubbers and the alternative crowd alike. Hailing from Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, brothers Ben (vocals) and Ross (guitar) Duffy had been making music on their home computer since their early teens, but in 2006 they decided to form a band, recruiting friends Daniel Soler (bass) and Andrew Lindsay (drums). Citing Michael Jackson’s Dangerous as their main influence, the group began writing songs that they describe as “glam, psychedelic, zouk pop” and released an EP produced by Moloko’s Mark Brydon. After signing to Moda Music, the band remixed tracks for Marina & the Diamonds and Example, while Ben provided vocals for “Paper Romance,” a track on Groove Armada’s Black Light album. In 2010, they released their self-titled debut album, which featured the three singles The Cult of Romance, Stop and Stare, and Lies.
Wheatus’ debut single Teenage Dirtbag (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC3y9llDXuM&ob=av3e) cracked the Top 40 BBC Official Sales Chart for a second time in March of 2011, TEN YEARS after it’s debut at #2 on the same chart. To say that wheatus have been through the wringer in the decade between is the original understatement. Lawsuits, lineup changes, interstate art heist investigations (yes, really), betrayals, intellectual property theft, physical violence, post traumatic front man brendan b brown could write a book. To date their first record has sold more than 5 million copies world wide. Any manager or record label would be happy to tout those stats to the press but wheatus have remained unsigned & unmanaged for the last 8 years. Unlike many of their peers from the early oughts, wheatus continue to write, record, and tour 15 years after their inception, having taken control of their revenue stream with the home made, “pick-your-price” download system fans can use at wheatus.com. They have released 5 Studio albums since 2000 and are currently in preproduction for album 6.
That’s right… they’ll be back in the UK performing at The Summer Party before playing London on June 16th, to celebrate 10 years since their debut album.