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MARIBOU STATE

Electronic music connoisseurs, Liam Ivory and Chris Davids have made a pretty big name for themselves in the scene as Maribou State. Their debut album ‘Portraits’ lived up to expectations and went down a storm last year and they haven’t stopped there; continuing their rise with skilful remixes and live shows. Fresh from headlining Secret Garden Party, their appearance at Boardmasters is sure to be unmissable. To check out the full Point Line Up in association with Relentless, follow this link.

RAT BOY

When he first appeared on the scene not even two years ago Jordan Cadry a.k.a Rat Boy was tipped to be the next Jamie T… but it’s became increasingly clear that he’s so much more than that.

Not only does he write and produce all the tracks, but also he designs the artwork and directs the music videos, as well as various other things. We have no idea how he has time to sleep but we’re glad he’s so dedicated. Don’t be fooled by his attitude and performance front, this guy means business.

WOLF ALICE

Wolf Alice are increasingly becoming well known for their raucous live shows. Their indie tinged rock music has found that perfect balance between a sound that is both infectious and massive.

Speaking about the recent stage upgrades that they’ve been experiencing at festivals, they have commented that they are not quite used to the main stage yet, it’s clear that not everyone is there for them, but that it just pushes them to win those people over… so we defy you to go and not be won over.

 ELI & FUR

They forced their way onto the scene back in 2013 and have since been happily providing the globe with the most infectious of beats and stunning, encompassing vocals.

They spent their 2015 on a Thelma and Louise themed tour, which resulted in their independently made video ‘California Love’, they also have an impressive back catalogue of festival appearances, so you can be sure that this will be one set that you absolutely cannot afford to miss.

EATS EVERYTHING

He’s definitely been keeping himself busy this year, possibly the highlight so far has been his remix of the Green Velvet track ‘Flash’, which had a massive reaction online.

Hailing from Bristol, a city famed for its dance export, Dan Pearce has pretty much devoted his whole life to dance music, not just as a career, but in his personal life too. You won’t just be going to see Eats Everything, but you’ll be down to party with him too.

WHITE

Travelling all the way from Glasgow, WHITE really started making a name for themselves this time last year with an impressive performance at The Great Escape festival. Since then they’ve been continuously providing reason after reason as to why you should not only listen to them, but why they’re only going to get bigger and better. Don’t be fooled by their name, as their sound is as colourful as can be and will be a perfect soundtrack to a summers day at Boardmasters.

VANT  

Indie pop at it’s best. They might sound all sweetness and light however, but they actually have a lot of serious things to say. Politics and pop music don’t really go hand in hand, but when you add some skilful guitar sounds then apparently the gateway is opened. 

Saying that, despite their infectious pop melodies, their production is gradually becoming more and more influenced by rock music and having now supported the likes of Royal Blood and Biffy Clyro. With support slots of this esteem and an increased reputation, catch the band while they are still playing the small stages.

EKKAH

All things laid back, smooth and infectious; Ekkah bring the perfect mix of pop, R&B and some good old fashioned funk transported directly from the 1980s. Their debut EP ‘Last Chance To Dance’ proved how they’d be the perfect soundtrack for you whilst you are both preparing for a night out as well as the dance-floor itself. Get down and join the soul train with best friends Rebekah and Rebecca.

RATIONALE

Multi-talented, multi instrumentalist, producer, singer and songwriter Rationale, is a master of soulful and emotional – yet still super catchy – music. He’s been a favourite amongst many of the big time radio DJ’s such as, Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart (as well as many more) and as soon as you give him a listen you’ll understand why, it’s impossible not to fall in love with both him, his music and the stories that each track tells.

ADY SULEIMAN

Reggae, pop and soul may not initially be genres that you’d put together but Ady Suleiman has not only made it work, but he’s made it great. 

He’s won the hearts of what seems like the whole of the Internet and there have been no complaints from anyone who’s been to his live shows. Known to throw everything he has into every performance he does, and throw down some impressive shapes at the same time, he’s not one to miss.