Cagework began in Cornwall, in 2016 by frontman Samuel Bedford. Originally a recording project for Bedford whilst he was performing in other groups, Cagework became the main focus for the songwriter when moving to London in 2017. Since then Cagework has come into full fruition as a four piece band, whose blend of melodic indie rock and mournful pop has earned them comparisons to artists such as Built To Spill and Stephen Malkmus. Now joined by James Luxton on drums, James Dyer on bass and Michael Clark accompanying on guitar, the group have proven themselves to be a formidable live act.The band’s first single ‘Simmer’, released in April 2018, was met with high praise from Huw Stephens, Rough Trade and So Young magazine. Cagework’s second single ‘Good Ideas’ is out on Friday 6th July.
Wych Elm birth a torn at the seams and raw breed of slacker rock. They embody their mental illness with cranking bass-lines and fragile guitar parts. They dig into offbeat themes such as Susan Smith who murdered her children in the 90s and more maternal themes.
Other than already doing their own headline shows in London at The Five Bells- they have supported bands such as Kagoule, Catholic Action and Leeches.