Evolution Emerging Artist Profiles: St. Buryan
Join us as we journey inside the minds of some of Evolution Emerging Festival’s most promising up and coming artists!
Indie darlings St. Buryan have become frequent features on our website, and its easy to see why. The 5 piece have mastered the art of addictive, precise melodies and never fail to leave a crowd with huge smiles and well-worn dancing shoes.
How would you describe your sound to someone to convince them to check you out at the festival?
We try to blend together indie and pop-punk vibes to create a catchy and upbeat sound. Lots of hooks, lots of harmonies, lots of fun! But as I say, that's what we 'try' and go for anyway...
What are your thoughts on Evo Emerging?
Evo Emerging is absolutely massive. It's arguably been THE event of the year, every year, in terms of the North East's music scene. It always brings an incredible vibe, and we're still pinching ourselves a little that we're on the lineup. It's going to be an unbelievable day!
How important do you think grassroots events such as this are for emerging artists?
Events like these are so, so important. Not everyone knows exactly where to go to discover new music to get into, but you can head to a festival like this and get a huge helping of emerging talent served on a plate. For the smaller artists like ourselves, it's a big confidence boost to share a stage with the likes of The Pale White, Martha and Cape Cub. The experience will be invaluable, no doubt.
Which artists are you excited to catch at the festival?
It might sound like a cliche, but there are too many to name! We're giving ourselves such a headache on deciding who to check out across the day. A lot of our friends are playing, which we're very excited about, the likes of Cape Cub, Casual Threats, Deep.Sleep, Holly Rees, Llovers and The Old Pink House. We'd recommend them all. We'd also recommend Be Quiet. Shout Loud! and Dansi at the Mustang's Alley stage; two of the best live bands we've ever seen, and we can't wait to see them again!
Do you have any tips for other up and coming artists who are starting out?
Get yourself involved with other musicians in your scene/on your level. Listen to their music, go to their gigs. Familiarise yourself with faces rather than Twitter usernames. If you give out the support, you'll get it straight back. We couldn't be doing any of this without the help and support of others doing the same. As cheesy as it sounds, we're all like one big family, and it feels amazing to be a part of.
Do you have any developments you're working on that you want to give a shout out to?
Something very exciting is happening for us from August onward. A lot of things are starting to click into place! Sadly, we can't give too much away, but do feel free to keep an eye out for what's to come!