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XOCKHA EP Launch @ Blacksheep Bar Ryde 09.04.15



Last Thursday (the 9th of April) lo-fi indie band XOCKHA played to a packed out Blacksheep Bar in Ryde, to launch their new EP ‘Sleeper‘ in style – with support from Electric Catfish and Nocturne.

Local act Electric Catfish were up first, flaunting a selection of catchy, well put together songs – merging guitar parts with ambient and encompassing synth, finished off with awesome vocals. A perfectly pleasant listening experience and a fantastic way to start the evening.

Next up and travelling down from London, are four piece indie/experimental band Nocturne – who uniquely combine moving image and music to create a complete sensory performance. Transitioning from moody and ambient with, at times, almost operatic vocals to fast paced intense sections where drummer Max really showed his stuff. A musical journey. (-PS, thanks for testing my skills with such a unique lighting setup, didn’t want to kill the mood with flash – see photos below!)

Finally the headline act (who are definitely ones to watch on the island over the coming months!) XOCKHA took to the stage. Playing a mix of original songs from the brand new EP and covers; as Benjamin Jones puts it “because we don’t have many songs”. Hopefully that won’t be the case for long, as the entirety of the set was superb start to finish. Finding that perfect balance of being chilled out enough to have universal appeal, and that level of energy to really charge up the room. Regardless it was a great night, if you missed out don’t fret(buzz… sorry) you can listen to the EP below:

Electric Catfish



Joseph Hagan - Photographer, Designer & Writer. Professional photographer living on the Isle of Wight. Music tastes in Rock, Metal and Punk. Social Media: Facebook or Twitter

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