Natalie Duncan plays the Road To Splendour at The Bodega on 27 June 2012
June 20th - Kappa Gamma + Kagoule
The first show in the series sees the two bands who supported Dog Is Dead at Rock City in December reunited. The dreamy grunge of Kagoule and the taut indie rock of Kappa Gamma are a match made in heaven, and this is the perfect opportunity to catch two of the most exciting new bands in the city together again under one roof.
June 27th - Natalie Duncan + Hannah Heartshape + Georgie Rose
The following week sees the return of local soul siren Natalie Duncan, who is headlining the LeftLion Courtyard Stage at this year’s Splendour. Her debut album has been getting rave reviews across the music press, so this is a rare intimate performance as we predict she is about to go stratospheric. Support comes from the intoxicating Hannah Heartshape and the sumptuous folky stylings of Georgie Rose.
July 4th - Saint Raymond + Indiana + Michael Lynch
Proving just how many talented singer-songwriters and solo performers there currently are in the city, they get another night dedicated to them on 4th July. This time Saint Raymond will be strapping on his acoustic guitar to serenade the Bodega crowd. Indiana has taken Nottingham by storm in the past couple of months since her debut at the FSN semi-final, whilst Michael Lynch will be making the whole venue go weak at the knees with his silky voice.
July 6th - The Barnum Meserve
The Barnum Meserve - a jugganaut of piano, bass and drums who sound like Iron Maiden crossed with Ben Folds - will be determined to take the room off the Bodega on 6 July with their big and emotive songs and make the place sound like Wembley Stadium.
July 11th - Opie Deino + Killing Fields of Ontario + Heathens
If a band fronted by a cute redhead playing spiky pop-punk sounds familiar, don’t fret as this lot aren’t some god-bothering rednecks from Tennessee. Instead, Opie Deino is the vehicle Sian Fawcett and her songs and striking voice, and they’ll be playing the final Road To Splendour on 11 July. Also playing will be Heathen aka Luke Barton and his haunted folk songs that are a little bit Fleet Foxes and a little bit Simon and Garfunkel. Whilst Killing Fields of Ontario a make wide-screen folk rock that sounds like their banjos are powered by giant wind turbines.
The Road to Splendour series of gigs take place at The Bodega 20 June - 11 July 2012.