SAM WALKER (Brighton)
Falling through dreamscapes, imagined lands and in and out of poems and tales. Stumbling into rolling, rocking grooves and soaring melodies. Sam Walkers' songs and instrumentals are full of new stories, tender twists, Hope, fury and Joy.
A heavily percussive soul with an abstract eye. Kamikaze on the road throughout the world with a multi-instrumental suitcase.
"Brilliant" Tom Robinson BBC6 Music
JON COhEN Ex (Montreal, CAN)
Fantasy prom king, master crafter of cult-pop gems and multi-threat instrumentalist Jon Cohen Ex (formerly Jon Cohen Experimental) creates sweet but potent stories that spring from a natural, and infectious, sense of curiosity. The band's beguiling art rock inventions promise a subtle yet sultry escape from those pesky workaday hang-ups.
Numb yourself to narcotic beats with their maelstrom of genre-defying tunes. Composed of Ex-Members of The Dears and Final Flash and the organiser of the One Man Band Festival, the band’s 5th release (Go-Getters), recorded/mastered by Dave Draves/Jett Galindo (Kathleen Edwards/Neil Young) was released this August on Sugar Gator (Fast Romantics). “Ready to Go” is a high-energy intersection of Bowie and T-Rex, while closer “Go-Getters” bounces effortlessly from Harrison to Lightfoot to Pavement in a single measure. At times grungy, the E.L.O vs. 90’s vibe is raw and unapologetic.
In late 2017, with FACTOR’s assistance JCEX toured Canada playing Pop-Montreal, Ponderosa (with Wolf Parade, Austra) (with Moulettes) as their album charted Canada-wide, garnering great press. Previously, they also toured worldwide supporting bands like Oneida, Rich Aucoin, Justin Ruthledge, Dropkick Murphys, Moulettes, Elephant Stone, Geoff Berner etc., performing at NXNE, CMW, SXSW, Mtl-Jazz, Oliofest & Iceland Airwaves.