There’s a real young and fresh vibe going on with the line-up this year. We’ve already introduced young punks, The Human Error. Now its the turn of teens Noah and the Loners. The band, who were a revelation at this years SXSW Festival in Texas, are fronted by 17 year old singer songwriter Noah Lonergan on vocals and guitar, with Amber Welsh (bass), Joseph Boyle (guitar) and Noah Riley (drums) completing the line-up. Noah has something to say and he’s saying it loud. His powerful songs capture the zeitgeist of Gen Z – from personal tracks on teenage love and his experience of toxic masculinity as a trans man, to political blasts at racism, corruption and the climate crisis. The band’s sound is influenced by OG legends X-Ray Spex, The Clash and Buzzcocks, along with the alternative stylings of Idles, Paramore and Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes.
Noah has been singing since he could talk and first picked up a guitar when he was 11. He started gigging with his school mates a couple of years later, and his first band Polarized Eyes gained national airplay on Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing Mixtape on 6Music, when Noah was just 14. Subsequent tracks gained stellar reviews and radio play on the likes of BBC Radio 1, Radio X, BBC 6Music and Amazing Radio. Continuing his precocious success, Noah is the youngest artist ever to be signed to Marshall Records. Noah and the Loners’ live shows are full of fire and fury, forged in iconic venues from London’s Dublin Castle and O2 Academy Islington to Liverpool Sound City. Standing politely in the corner watching the band play is NOT an option. Get ready to go nuts! (Text shamelessly pilfered from the bands FB page!!)
Catch them at 20:20-20:55 – Fri 4th Aug – Pavilion Stage