Ten Norwich Sound and Vision acts not to miss

11:36 09 October 2014

NSV2014: Jagaara.

NSV2014: Jagaara.


Norwich Sound and Vision kicks off today bringing three jam-packed days of music and media debate to the city.

NSV2014: Black Moth.NSV2014: Black Moth.

As the annual festival gets under way, we profile 10 of the great music acts taking to the stage.

• JAGAARA - 8pm tonight, Pony Up! Stage, The Mash Tun.

NSV2014: Let's Eat Grandma.NSV2014: Let's Eat Grandma.

The London-based trio have been bewitching audiences and are being hotly tipped to be big in 2015. Their acoustic pop songs, drenched in harmonies, are a blend of folk and electronica.

• WE ARE THE OCEAN - 8pm tonight, Hassle Records Stage, The Owl Sanctuary.

Four-piece rock band We Are The Ocean are playing an intimate gig at Norwich Sound and Vision in preparation for the release of their new EP and UK tour. The band usually plays O2 Academy-sized venues so tonight’s show is a real treat for fans.

• LET’S EAT GRANDMA - 8pm tonight, The Birdcage.

NSV2014: We Are The Ocean.NSV2014: We Are The Ocean.

Rosa and Jenny create an eclectic mix of harmonies and melodies using voice, guitar, mandolin, keyboard and other instruments. They are returning to NSV after performing on the Young People’s Stage last year.

• CHASE & STATUS - 8pm Friday, Epic Studios.

Chase & Status - consisting of dance DJs, multi-platinum artists, and record-label owners Saul Milton and Will Kennard — shot to fame in 2005 and since then have produced and collaborated with the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah, and Cee-Lo Green, and entertained festival audiences all over the world.

• CHILDHOOD - 8pm Friday, Norwich Arts Centre.

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This London four-piece have a nostalgic 90s sound and are tipped for big things in 2015. Their style is described as lush, boisterous and brimming with a dreamy wanderlust.

• KID WAVE - 8pm Friday, Norwich Arts Centre.

The London four-piece band was formed in 2013 and has been compared to the likes of Lush, Dinosaur Jr, The Breeders and Pavement.

• BLACK MOTH - 8pm Friday, New Heavy Sounds Stage, The Mash Tun.

This five-piece band are described as a turbulent musical brew of 60s garage rock, head-spinning psychedelia and ‘1991-The-Year-Punk-Broke’ grit.

• THE HOLD STEADY - 8pm Saturday, Epic Studios.

The American rock band is taking to the road with a five-piece line up (two guitars, bass, drums, vocals) that showcases a bigger and tougher sound.

• KYLA LA GRANGE - 8pm Saturday, Norwich Arts Centre.

Folk-pop songstress Kyla La Grange’s album Cut Your Teeth has been gathering an array of accolades. Her theatrics and stage presence provide an eerie backdrop to her darkly dramatic folk-pop tales of heartache and loss.

• HANNAH LOU CLARK - 8pm Saturday, Gravy Records Stage, The Mash Tun.

Hannah Lou Clark’s debut EP is released on November 24 and her debut single Silent Type is described as being as dark and malevolent an introduction as they come.

• Norwich Sound and Vision runs until Saturday. A Gig Wristband, for entry into all NSV gigs subject to capacity, costs £50. For more on this and how to buy tickets for individual gigs visit

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  • Hey Archant, how about interviewing some of the artists concerned rather than just retyping press releases or what is on other websites?

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    Thursday, October 9, 2014

  • Ah yes, The Hold Steady look much older than most - they may even dye their hair!

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    Rich Hartt

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

  • Have you seen The Hold Steady recently? Hardly spring chickens....

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    Kim Briscoe

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

  • Not a grey hair in sight. Isn't this programme ageist?

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    Rich Hartt

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

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