The mighty Volume Control are back with their Clash of the New Breeds this Friday 26th September at Oh Yeah Music Centre.
Launched in 2013, after the team decided they wanted to run an annual event that offered new bands aged 14-24 the chance to perform at one of Volume Control’s gigs. It fast turned into an epic talent search, with proceeds going to charity – this years being Love Music, Hate Racism. LMHR was set up to tackle the rise in racism across NI using the power of popular music, by reaching out to young people, music lovers, and the wider community through gigs, partnerships, outreach, and an annual community conference.
Team VC were inundated with fantastic tracks from up and coming talent, the event was a sell out and the winning act Serotonin went on to have an immense year, with the band going from strength to strength in 2014. The competition also unearthed some hugely promising talent from the likes of Treehome, and raised almost £800 for local charity Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust.
Team member Sam Stronge said: ‘The quality of applications has been amazing again this year. Volume Control is very proud to be putting new music on the local radar. We can’t wait for the final; it’s going to be the highlight of the year’.
Rebecca Teeney added: ‘Volume Control aim to showcase Northern Ireland’s best talent, and this month we’re bringing you the future of local music!’
The final eight acts selected by the team are:
Havana House Party
Ink Spelt Death
The winning act will receive a specially commissioned trophy, and prizes will be announced on the night and the promise of future gigs for the finalists.
There is also a special guest appearance from Team RKT, who combine sounds of a 1989 Nintendo Gameboy with guitars and drums to make energetic and original pop songs.
Tickets are £5 and can be purchased via We Got Tickets. – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/288136