2017 Rock Against Violence featured the amazing acts below. Stay tuned for what’s to come in 2018.
Garage rock band and RAV headliners Saint Agnes formed in 2014 and have released four sell-out singles and a live EP. With their gritty, DIY work ethic they have risen from the underground to claim their place as one of London’s most compelling and authentic live bands with a devoted following. They draw their audience in with songs of love and betrayal and electrify with their fuzzed out, hook-laden, desert stomp. In the eye of this sonic storm Saint Agnes create a world entirely of their own and all who witness it are left believing every word.
Dead Coast are a 4 piece psych / blues / surf / garage band based in London. They released their debut album ‘Shambolic’ in 2016, followed by their first ever US tour in 2017 in support of their standalone single titled ‘The Silt’, including appearances at SXSW and gigs in New York, Chicago and LA.
The Wild Things
The Wild Things are a four-piece alternative rock band from West London. Pulling from early influences as wide as the Beach Boys and Foo Fighters by way of a Weezer pop-tinged lean, the band’s recent output has seen them pull in a rockier, dirtier vibe recalling The Smashing Pumpkins and Band of Skulls via Wolf Alice. Audience’s love their upbeat tracks and party vibes so we’re very pleased to welcome them back to the Rock Against Violence stage.
The Sly Persuaders
The Sly Persuaders make raucous garage rock soaked in searing guitars, surf-pop beats and layers of gypsy-psych percussion. With a DIY ethic and reputation for hard work, coupled with gang-style backing vocals and anthemic choruses, they’ve cultivated a respectable following on the live London music scene.
Plum (Shona Maguire) is an electro-pop producer and multi-instrumentalist creating intricate, unique and quirky music. With a live set combining home-made floor pad samplers, filters, various buttons and triggers, she has been described as a bit of a mad scientist. Shona became the first female artist ever to win “Best Electronic” category in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards in 2013.