THE FIX returned to The Social last night for FRUKT FIXERS' latest showcase of the best new upcoming bands. Run in conjunction with BMI and DIY Magazine, we host the night on the first Tuesday of every month and is always packed out. We've had the likes of Elli Ingram, JAWS, ASTR and Rainer already play, and this month was our best yet.
It was headlined by the hotly tipped Southern, and they showed why there's so much interest in them, sounding confident and ready for the step up to the big time with a killer selection of tracks that sounded great on the trusty Social sound system. Radio 1 are already playing them and festival performances over the summer will likely win even more fans. The band is made up of Thom and Lucy Southern, a brother and sister duo originally from Belfast but crafting their gruff, foot stomping, infectious blues rock in sunny Liverpool. Their debut EP, World Don't Shine' is out now and their new single 'Where The Wild Are' is out in mid April.
The second slot featured the ambiguous and unique presence of Roman. His web presence goes as far as a video for the synth pop tune 'Dangerous Love' and a series of vignettes called Aftermaths (watch them here). And live it really leaps out at you, with a jilted synth pop sound , and the man leaping around on stage, clambering onto tables and romancing some of the lucky women in the crowd. Quite a show for 8.30 in the evening.
We like to support the freshest talent around and our opening act Iraina Mancini was exactly that. An emerging singer/songwriter, she's been recording with Jake Bugg of late and looks set to be one of 2014's biggest new stars. Her performance down The Social showed quite why she's got so many labels and publishers with their chequebooks out, with a big confident performance to a packed, rapt room.
We're back at The Social on May 6th – check our Twitter @fruktfixers for line-up information.