Syren City’s made up of five individuals set on pushing boundaries with their unique brand of rock. They’ve drawn inspiration from punk, metal and grunge bands to create a sound that’s both mesmerising and forceful. Perhaps their success could be ascribed to that force. The band used social media to cultivate a solid fanbase and have also been received positively by a range of magazines and websites, including Rock Sound and Metal Hammer. They’ve also opened for the likes of Cancer Bats, Brand New and As It Is.
Although unsigned, indie-rock band The Belishas, have been playing in and outside of Bristol for four years. The four-piece independently released their EP, Spectrums, when they were just 18. Heavily influenced by 90s Britpop, post-punk, as well as modern indie, the band has a great balance of originality, which produces punchy, powerful songs. With their hearts set on touring, the band also hopes to keep their fanbase growing.