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With lyrics fuelled from obsessions with the darker side of modern technology, to the class divide and spiritual existence, RYSE write from the heart and head, directly to their fans.
Since forming the band has performed across the UK and throughout the capital, including dates at some of the South-East’s most iconic venues (such as London’s The Fiddler’s Elbow, O2 Academy Islington, and Guildford’s Boileroom).
After signing to 'Little Bear Records', (an independent record label co-founded by RYSE's Ricky Cooksie) 2018 will see the band playing shows nationwide, alongside radio appearances, interviews and further single releases, making sure they are one to watch in the months ahead.
Hailing from Nottingham, The Mocking Jays are a five-piece pop-rock band that have effortlessly created a deft balance of pop sensibility and rock and roll swagger that, since forming in 2014, has allowed them to rapidly make a name for themselves, both within their native East Midlands, and across the UK.
Though crucial early support from the likes of 6Music and BBC Introducing, as well as festival appearances at the likes of Y-Not, have done nothing to hamper the band’s reputation, it’s largely down to the inherent appeal of their own brand of idiosyncratic indie-pop.
Falling somewhere in between the ballsy freneticism of bands like Kasabian and the pop pomp of Clean Bandit, it’s a dichotomy both accessible and irresistible and best summed up in the band’s own accurate words as Sexy, Funky, Dirty, Pop.Source: The Fiddler's Elbow website