A product of Oxford’s prolific creative community, Chad Valley has a catalogue that spans three studio releases – 2010’s self-titled debut EP which was a bedroom exploration in swirling synths and sunburnt melodies. 2011’s Equatorial Ultravox expanded that recipe, giving his downtempo productions a decidedly more pop- leaning twist. It was with Equatorial Ultravox that Chad Valley’s profile grew substantially, thanks in part to single ‘Shell Suite’ being used by Alex Patsavas in the major movie, Warm Bodies, and a string of key touring slots supporting the likes of Active Child, Chvrches, Erasure, Friendly Fires and Passion Pit. In 2013, Chad Valley released Young Hunger, his first proper album and one that saw him further embrace his pop ambitions. The material was a modern collage of 80’s freestyle jams and 90’s radio singles, featuring an impressive list of collaborators including El Perro Del Mar, Glasser, TEED and Twin Shadow. In support of the record, Chad Valley toured the world, winning over fans with his stellar voice and impassioned performances. September 2015 saw the release of his sophomore album, Entirely New Blue which was a more introspective affair, written between Brooklyn (where he worked with Joel Ford of Ford & Lopatin) and his home studio in Oxford. Ever the touring machine, Hugo headed out on tour for the best part of a year, playing shows all over Europe, Asia and North America and now comes back with new material in 2017.
'Los Angeles by-way-of DC band BRETT began releasing music in 2013. They have released two LP's with Brooklyn label Cascine, and they recently released an EP on LA label 10K Islands. They have shared the stage with the likes of Sky Ferreira, Holy Ghost!, Youmi Zouma, and many others.
On their new EP, 'Die Young,' Brett experiments with new soundscapes, choosing to blend early new wave with noisier guitar elements and western notes. Paying homage to the songwriting brilliance of Robert Smith and Tom Petty, 'Die Young' paints a melancholy portrait of fleeting youth, wounded regrets, and the reckless and dreamlike qualities of love.'