Ex-Vöid were formed back in 2018 by Alanna McArdle and Owen “O” Williams from the Welsh Music Prize-winning punk group Joanna Gruesome. The band expanded to their current four-piece line-up and have shared stages with the likes of Waxahatchee and Speedy Ortiz. With their fantastic self-titled EP released in 2018, and followed up by the single, “Only One”, the band have drawn comparison to the likes of The Lemonheads and Teenage Fanclub with their winning blend of melody and jangle.
The band released their debut album Bigger Than Before on Don Giovanni Records earlier this year featuring the hit singles “Churchyard” and “No Other Way”. Brooklyn Vegan praised its “bright melodies and wonderful harmonies”. They are currently working on their second album due out next year.
Barbican Estate formed in Tokyo in 2019 and consists of Kazuki Toneri, Miri and Koh Hamada. They’ve consistently played shows in the Tokyo underground scene along with releasing an EP and three singles in 2020. They released their debut album Way Down East in winter 2021. Barbican Estate uses drones, psychedelic soundscapes, driving rhythms, and vivid lyricism to create their massive sound.