HOT VOX Presents: ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL New Blood Competition Quarter-Final : No Liability // Shallow Honey // Livvy English // Euphoria // Dirtsharks
Out of the thousands of hopefuls that entered the Isle of Wight Festival New Blood Competition, only a handful now remain in the Quarter-Finals. These artists are some of the most exciting and promising acts on the scene and will all be competing for a coveted slot at Isle of Wight Festival 2024!
So make your voice heard and support your favourite act for their chance to perform at Isle of Wight Festival!
Complex harmonies over tight grooves – this is what No Liability does best.
The band of 5, consisting of Eve and Grace on vocals, Saul on keys, Josh on bass and Sam on drums, have the ultimate Neo Soul setlist – guaranteed to get you moving. Taking influence from artists such as, Hiatus Kaiyote, Moonchild, and Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles, No Liability released their debut EP in 2022 which consists of 4 carefully crafted originals. After selling out two headline shows in Winchester and delivering groovy sets to audiences in Camden and Southampton, No Liability are eager to make the next step and fulfil their dreams of playing to the iconic crowds of The Isle of Wight Festival.
Shallow Honey are a female fronted Alt-Rock / Dirty Pop band from the UK’s South Coast. A 90’s inspired 4 piece with ‘melt your face’ guitar riffs and a dirty fuzzy driven rhythm. Lyrically, they tell hard truths and stories from a feminist angle, delivered with a tongue-in-cheek humour.
Brighton-based Livvy English and her 4-piece band create an emotive blend of funky pop, rock and soul in a set of self-penned songs full of energy and feel that come to life through catchy melodies, driven beats and tasty guitar licks. Inspired by the soulful tones of Joss Stone and Etta James, and the rockier musings of Jeff Buckley and Matt Bellamy, Livvy combines her contemporary and classical training to forge a distinctive and powerful vocal style through which she provides a lyrical commentary on her experiences as a young woman in the 21st century.
Euphoria are a young, exciting rock/indie band who bring a real energy to every performance. They are all talented musicians playing a range of covers as well as original material.
They have performed together since school but took it to another level when they formed Euphoria. They are all currently studying Music/Musical Theatre at University.
Euphoria have played at a range of venues including The Camden Assembly, O2 Academy, Acklam Village Market and many festivals including FiFest 2023. They regularly play at local pubs/clubs. They also played in Windsor at the Platinum Jubilee concert to 30,000 people and were invited back to play at the Kings Coronation Concert to 12,000.
Dirtsharks carve their sonic territory with a blend of reverb aggression, dynamic sympathy, and scuzz-drenched chaos – taking influences from the likes of The National and Biffy Clyro. Their music is a vivid colour field where melodies meet ferocity and powerful violin solos.
The band’s journey to prominence has been punctuated by their presence at tastemaker UK festivals, including Boardmasters and The Great Escape. Sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the industry and having embarked on two UK tours, the band have grown their fanbase and commitment to etching their name in the alt-rock scene.