Sedition's first mini festival featuring 6 bands in one night. Our biggest event to date! Featuring Performances by: Empathy Test, Minuit Machine, Creux Lies, NITE, Panterah (Formerly Fee Lion), L
Empathy Test was formed in London (UK) in 2013, by childhood friends Isaac Howlett (vocals/songwriting) and Adam Relf (production/composition). The pair captivated listeners around the world with their debut track, Losing Touch. Since then, Empathy Test has self-produced and released three stunning albums: Losing Touch (Remastered) and Safe From Harm in 2017 and Monsters in 2020.
Empathy Test's "big dramatic sound swoons ecstatically between the nostalgic and immediate" (KCRW), earning them comparisons with classic acts such as Depeche Mode and A Flock of Seagulls, as well as modern synth-pop acts like CHVRCHES, Purity Ring and Hurts.
Despite being offered more than their fair share of record deals, Empathy Test has chosen to make their own path, building a legion of dedicated fans while still managing to earn features from the likes of Vice on HBO, MTV's Catfish, Netflix, Fresh on the Net, BBC Introducing, Clash, LoBF, Earmilk, PopMatters and many more. Celebrity fans include legendary electronic musician Midge Ure and Boy George, who described them as “a musical orgasm” via his official Twitter account.
Empathy Test is: Isaac Howlett (vocals/songwriting), non-performing founder member Adam Relf (composition/ production) Christina Lopez (drums) and Oliver Marson (synthesisers).
Minuit Machine is a French parisian duo born in 2013. The members are Hélène de Thoury (instrumental) and Amandine Stioui (vocals). Hélène and Amandine’s music is a subtle mix of moving voices, poignant synth lines, and deep electronic beats. Through their nostalgic but extremely modern tunes, Hélène and Amandine talk about their past, present and future ; all these haunting and disturbing thoughts which can’t be told. Minuit Machine’s music is often described as disrupted, emotional, and terribly addictive. It will make you wanna dance your heart out to express all the rage, passion, and angst you have inside of you. While on stage, Hélène and Amandine forget about the rest of the world, and deliver an intense and emotional performance.
Creux Lies are an alternative / post-punk / new romantic band from Sacramento, California.
NITE is a band from Dallas, Texas – From burgeoning rock and rolled into a thrashing metal anthem, surged with the fire of 80s synth “Good Boy” bellows out of your speakers and into your consciousness. It’s NITE taking over.
The twin duo of Kyle and Myles Mendes are the masterminds behind NITE - the electronica-infused dream rock dominating musical and lyrical soundscapes with its swooping industrial undertones and electric guitar overtones.
NITE has already garnished bigwig accolades, and praise, having shared stages alongside
Small Black, The New Division, DREAMERS, The Griswolds, Clean Bandit, Midge Ure
(Ultravox), and Modern English.
PANTERAH (Formerly Fee Lion)
Panterah is the new artist name used by the Chicago-based musician previously known as Fee Lion. Born during the pandemic, the first fruit of the project finally appeared last weekend in the form of a video. “Discover” is the debut single and takes its cues from slightly darker sounds, such as Nine Inch Nails or contemporary electro. The video is one of my favourites from this year and I’m really looking forward to hearing whatever comes next.
L is a dark electronic conceptual project by Lynette Ríos Padilla, who is originally from Los Angeles and currently based in Austin, TX. L is signed to Crunchpod Music and released her first single "Pend" with an accompanying music video in May 2020. Shortly after, L's debut album 'Discipline' came out in June 2020. Discipline portrays the raw feelings of struggle, unhinged heartache, and self-confessions. These lyrical chronicles and invigorating instruments share the journey of moving forward in life. Discipline Remixed (released February 2021) brought an all-star collection of explosive remixes by HANTE., Rendered, SRSQ, Manufactura, and more.