The Shift Television
Watch the latest and greatest unsigned and independently signed talent that have performed on The Shift Television.
2017-08-21 – The Sleeves – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
The Sleeves are an independent British-born alternative rock band formed and based in Hong Kong. They play dirty power chords backed by frenetic drums with infectious pop melodies.
2017-08-14 – Mada Cram – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
3-piece band based in Manchester, the adopted city of all its members. Expelling tuneful, toe-tapping disgust at everything, including themselves. With an age range spanning a decade, each of the trio brings different musical reference points and influences to the sound.
2017-08-07 – Sittin’ Pretty – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Blending classic rock, blues with captivating and enigmatic live shows, Sittin’ Pretty are one of the most talked-about bands in the North West.
2017-07-27 – 706’s – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
706’s consist of musicians with various experiences. They have a range of influences from diverse genres, however have developed a unique sound that has effortlessly embedded into the neo soul market. They are working tirelessly to produce music that people enjoy as much as they do.Hailing from the North-Manchester town of Rochdale, they have quickly embedded themselves in the heart of their local town and established a strong and loyal following. With this support, 2017 promises to be an exciting and musically busy year.
2017-07-14 – The Trend – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
The Trend! A Glossop-based power-pop band here to give you a taste of their new album. Their combination of rocky guitars and beautiful harmonised vocals will not have you hitting the stop button any time soon!
2017-07-10 – Void – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
The Void a great young heavy band who play what they want to play and how they want to play it. With hints of Nirvana being resonant but only just enough to capture a glimpse… Take a listen into the soul of this new music!
2017-06-03 – Novustory – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
The band Novustory are members Imogen (what’s the) Storey, Declan (Bobby) Brown and James (sit down) Duckworth. They play the type of music your deaf elderly next door neighbour would love and it also appeals to newborns too. The chemistry of the band and the amalgamation of their styles and skills make them an exciting prospect for the future of British music and I feel that with hard work and perseverance they can be as big as the likes of Big Fun, Eoghan Quigg and even Elton John. Watch this space……there’s more to come from this up-and-coming band!
2017-06-26 – Little Illusion Machine – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Gloomy guitar laden Indie Pysch Rock that shimmers in the dark.
2017-06-19 – Extra Love – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Extra Love are a ten-piece band from Manchester who throw a variety of spices into the Reggae/Dub pot; creating their own distinctive and very danceable flavour. With big vibes, grooves to make you move your waist line, and deep bass that rolls all the way down your spine…this band is in it’s natural habitat when mashing up dancefloors all over the land. Expect equal helpings of conscious music and un self-conscious dancing.
2017-05-15 – The Breezeway – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
“The BreezeWay” is an American rock band formed in 1996. The band has toured Europe, Canada, and the United States extensively, licensed music to MTV, radio/tv exposure around the world, shared the stage with The Clarks, Rehab, Days of the New, Moonshine Bandits, Sponge, Jerry Springer, Kip Winger, Adema, Avenue of the Giants, Tantric, Red Wanting Blue, The Ataris, and tons of others..
2017-05-01 – Wilson McGladdery – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Gaynor and Paul met through fellow musicians. After initial rehearsals, they realised their voices blended well together and that they shared a common goal to promote their original songs rather than plough the well worn furrow of covering famous songs. They decided to join forces to enhance the reputations and audiences they had built as both solo artists and working with bands. Their strong friendship shows in their performances, which are witty, heartfelt and a feast of original material.
2017-04-24 – China Tanks – The Shift TV – Monday Night Live
Who are China Tanks, and what is that name all about? Are you thinking of Tianamen Square, something dainty taking robust form, or just Oriental war machines? Ambiguity is a virtue, as is good music, which China Tanks have in spades. From flirting with psychedelia to insidious indie slow-dance and around to punk and grunge influenced hard rock, you’ll find versatility aplenty in their two EPs: Drinking, Dancing, Dirty Lovin’ and Beautiful Shame.
2017-04-17 – Half Cut – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Half Cut? Does the name sound like a metaphor, play on puns or something we deeply desire? You decide! These fresh alternative indie rock enthusiasts can be characterized by their use of uniquely adapted instruments. With a mix of genres including alternative rock, electronica and pop, they create a very positive atmosphere despite popular opinion. Watch OUT Twitter!
2017-04-10 – The Hell Ride Blues – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Experimental two-piece blues infused basement punk rock & roll from Manchester. combining elements of blues, grunge, punk, indie and UK grime channelled from the depths of creatively expressive minds. Peace, Love & The Hell Ride Blues.
2017-04-03 – Carnival Club – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Welcome to the Carnival Club world. It’s early days in the entering of the zone pointing towards potential rock and roll greatness with lashings of style thrown in. The 5 songs on their debut ‘Magdalena’s Cape’ EP is a ‘My Generation’ statement for rock fans young, and not so young, recorded loud and clear. Dive in with no fears as, make no mistake, this band and its music takes no prisoners. Emerging during and after all the rock and roll death of 2016, here’s Carnival Club getting set to bring 2017 alive.
2017-03-27 – Holy Matrimony – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Holy Matrimony “with all the hallmarks of a major pop act” (Louder Than War) conceive songs that expand into lush aural panoramas; colourful soundscapes spray-painted onto canvasses of brooding electronica.
‘Dearly Beloved: Part One’ is the latest demonstration of Holy Matrimony’s attention to detail: written, recorded, produced and released in-house themselves; a true ‘indie release’ that embraces a true flair for lush, unapologetic pop music that draws from a catalogue of influences from across the pop spectrum’.
Recorded entirely in a Salford flat in the Autumn and Winter months of 2016, ‘Dearly Beloved: Part One’ comprises four tracks that collectively soar above their sunless origins. They burst into life with confident vocals and glossy production; layered in broad strokes and built entirely upon slick electronic rhythms. In an era of mass interchangeable music, Holy Matrimony stand out by merging generations of influences to produce sounds unique as they are familiar.
2017-03-20 – Indigo Tree – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Finalising their current lineup in late 2016 Indigo Tree is a Liverpool rock band that is rapidly creating a buzz around the City and beyond. Already amassing 8000 social media followers and holding the number 1 spot in the ReverbNation Indie charts for several months, their material which blends stadium anthems and melodic vocals and riffs has received rave reviews in both UK and US. Their live shows captivate audiences and recently saw them secure a North West Regional Final place in The Pogues Shot at Discovery competition in association with 02 Academies. Spring 2017 will see them exclusively release 2 new singles on the global Record Store Day at the famous Jacaranda Records in Liverpool.
2017-03-13 – Luke Bandini – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Bandini is a Folk singer-songwriter who combines charming and clever lyrics and a variety of guitar techniques to create an atmospheric sound which is all his own. Citing artists such as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen as big influences in terms of songwriting, his music has an almost timeless appeal drawing in audiences of all ages. His songs tend to deal with real life. Drawing from earthly situations we all find ourselves in and can relate to. This is what draws you in and keeps you listening to see what else he ‘The Master’ has to say!
2017-01-30 – Sonic Pye – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
‘’The heart of the blues is feeling, so let that rule.’’ Sonic Pye are a three piece blues band band from the UK who want to bring back the soul of Blues in their music. Their performance showcases many of the different sounds blues can have, while staying true to the heart of what makes it special.
2016-01-23 – Project Albin – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Art music formation Project Albin formed at University of Salford. Their work has been identified as conceptualised pieces; they have two albums called Ambitions (rock symphony concept) and Pastels (lyrical acoustic prog rock). They are truly the best social butterflies in the industry!
2017-01-16 – Rageddy Rooster and the Tailfeathers – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Raggedy Rooster & The Tailfeathers are a three piece band with local charm. Their songs range from the soft and soulful, humorous or serious to more upbeat tunes with catchy lyrics and memorable melodies that stay with you.
2017-01-09 – Jela – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Your daily dose of inspiration JELA whose initials represent the first members of the band “Jason, Elric, Lucas, and Arthur” are from Uzes in the South of France. Lucas said,“however JELA has a second meaning as it’s also the initials of a French saying that is “Jambes En L’Air” (“Legs in the Air”). Understand it the way you want but we at Monday Night Live like to think it stands for something more spiritual than it seems; the harmony of juxtaposition, merging what’s above with what’s below, sky-walking maybe? (ahem). Their main objective is to go beyond words and formal description. They like to throw out what they do and leave the description to the audience! D’accord JELA!
2017-01-02 – Last Breath – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Last Breath are an acoustic pop rock band from sunny Blackpool. The band has rhythms and hooks that stick with the listener, and before you know it, you find yourself singing along. They have a good time, whatever they’re doing, which translates in the music they produce. Go ahead and have a good time with them.
2016-12-19 – DanDelion Rose – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
An appealing mix of indie and dream rock, DanDelion Rose invite the listener to slow down, and savour a moment with them. From the north of England, this trio brings years of experience together to present something mindfully exquisite.
2016-12-12 – Red Sky – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Ambient ethereal folk rock duo based in Leeds mesmerised The Shift TV troopers with their unconditional love for life. Both Canadians and Germans have fallen in love with these two turtle doves. Wherever they walk, their musical fragrance injects every soul. Celebrating 2 years together, the twin two’s tell us at The Shift Radio, “We are excited about the future”.
2016-12-05 – Donna and The Cadillacs – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Donna and the Cadillacs are a three piece band living in the south of Manchester, but originally from both far away and just down the road. Combining elements of funk and rock (with a cheeky bit of blues), Donna and the Cadillacs are a good range of genres to appeal to any rock enthusiast.
2016-11-28 – Smashing Lads – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Smashing Lads are making their sophomore appearance on Monday Night Live, and their debut performance on The Shift TV. We are thrilled to have them back. Four guys from Northern Manchester, they sing a memoir many can relate to, without taking themselves too seriously.
2016-11-14 – Educated Risk – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Educated Risk are a 5 piece rock band with indie influences and just only between 15-16 year old they ooze with their own recognisable and individual sounds. They have been playing for the last 3-4 years and are now starting the initial steps of playing in city venues such as, The Academy. They have just finished recording their first E.P at Future Works which will be out in the New Year. They are simply awesome!
2016-11-07 – Lucy Mae Band – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
The Lucy Mae Band is a triplet of talent. They consist of a bassist, a guitar / saxophone player, and Lucy Mae herself on vocals. This performance also features fellow artist WherezNeekz on vocals. The music is easy listening, lulling you into a mellow mood. The lyrics, however, give you something to ponder, if you care to listen.
2016-10-31 – Your Illuminations – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Brand new Anthemic pop-rockers ‘Your Illuminations’ have been on a non-stop rise since their small beginnings in the North Yorkshire heartland, and now, they are set to explode onto the national scene with their stadium-sized choruses and crowd energising stage presence. Combining punchy pop punk with hard-hitting rock and roll, mixed with euphoric synths and unforgettable lyrics, Y.I. are looking to continue their unstoppable march to the forefront of British rock. With a debut E.P on the horizon and their eyes set firmly on the echelons of rock history, it seems the sky’s the limit for YOUR ILLUMINATIONS!
2016-10-24 – Azura Kings – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Azura Kings are a four piece band from Liverpool. Not quite rock, not quite indie, they are a hard band to classify; but it doesn’t take away from their passion and interest. Take some time out to listen to what they have to say. They are willing to experiment with sound in order to create something that stands apart.
2016-10-17 – Black Label – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Black Label is a 5 piece boy band, in true British style. They bring a rock edge to what they do, and sit comfortably in the realm of darker emotions. Rather than using their music to talk about heartache and unrequited love, they are more likely to walk with you down an alley at 2 AM, questioning bad decisions and your own company.
2016-10-10 – LeeSun – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
This singer/songwriter is a blissful performer. Whether you’re driving in your car or going for a walk she can make you feel warmth, happiness and laughter all at the same time. Inspired by her childhood life, this modest beauty can drizzle you with her emotions.
2016-10-03 – Vincent O’Brien – The Shift Television – Monday Night Live
Growing up in the 60s music was really important to this Irish legend. Education and travelling played a huge role in his singing, songwriting and producing career. His songs are best described as ‘raindrops on roses’, deep yet a mesmerising journey through life and his voice as a powerful weapon reaching out universally to multiple hearts. As a self- taught guitarist and harmonica genius, this alchemist continues to touch people with his cryptic spells. He is total eclipse!
2016-09-26 – Myth of Unity – The Shift TV – Monday Night Live
Myth Of Unity or (M.O.U) are a talented trio group all the way from Blackpool. Missy B, Trix, and DJ Cali can shake your day or night with their eclectic twist to mesmeric funky pop, soulful garage and quirky hip hop. Their inviting personalities mirrors success, determination and that ultimate drive to bring originality, quality and flavour to your ears. Desire and friendship will inevitably lead them to become a world class act. They embrace diversity all the way. Respect!
2016-09-19 – Y Key Operators – The Shift TV – Monday Night Live
Y-Key Operators have that original “Mancunian” sound which reminisces back to the 90’s whilst the synth and composition puts them in the future. A sound designed to be heard by the masses and welcomed as the evolution of indie music.