past and present artists who have been on the MAS records artist development programme
The Night CafeA British indie pop band from Liverpool. They have over 260,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and are due to tour across the UK in April 2020.
The Night Cafe performed live at Reading and Leeds Festival 2019 on the BBC Radio One Stage.
In Your PrimeIn Your Prime are a 5 piece alternative rock band from Leeds, UK.
They have played venues such as The Wardrobe, Key Club and O2 Academy Leeds among many other shows and great festivals all over England.
White EskimoIn 2014, White Eskimo worked with Rudimental, Clean Bandit, Rae Morris and Arctic Monkeys producer James Lewis on their debut EP 100X.
They have played at some of the most famous venues in LA, such as Whiskey a Go Go and Viper Room. Not only that, but they have played for the global music showcase MUSEXPO and Global Rock Summit.
The VerseTheir debut single “Thick as Thieves” went in at number 14 on the alternative iTunes Charts.
IOTAAlternative rock band from Bristol, UK.
Their first EP was reviewed by Kerrang Magazine, and their debut single was featured in Classic Rock Mag.
MarsicansMarsicans are an upbeat indie meets dirty pop band from Leeds, UK.
In 2018, they performed at the Reading and Leeds Festival on the Radio 1 stage.
MonksMonks are a 5 piece dreampop band from Liverpool UK. The band has over 17,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, and their songs have been played on BBC Introducing Merseyside numerous times.
In April 2020, they will be touring the UK with The Night Cafe.
KarkosaIn 2018 Karkosa were nominated for best indie band and "one to watch 2018" by the Birmingham Music Awards.
"Quite a few of my fellow presenters loved your song Sheffield. No exaggeration, but the guitar work on it is up there with Hotel California, which is my favorite track ever." - Radio DJ Steve Kelly.
Side PartitionSide Partition is a 7 piece versatile band from London who specialises in Indian subcontinent music.
Ocean on MarsOceans on Mars have arrived into the music scene, heavily influenced by 90s grunge, and bringing it back to the life of modern music. Their first single 'People In My Head', was used on Match Of The Day and was played on BBC Introducing by Rob Adcock.
DELIGHTSDelights are a 4 piece indie band from Manchester, formed in early 2017.
“A band that seems intent on not sounding like every other band in town but without disowning the music you suspect fills up their record collections” – Even The Stars
Harvey CausonBristol’s Harvey Causon is turning heads with his deft take on contemporary R&B, percussive electronica and powerful, brooding vocals.
His collaborative releases 'Worn You' and 'Branches' have been playlisted by Radio 1 as the BBC Introducing Track of the Week, played on Radio 1 Prague and added to the Burberry and Radio 1 Spotify playlists.
Harvey has over 27,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.
AvenoirAvenoir are an Alternative Rock / Grunge 3 piece band based around the Leeds / West Yorkshire area. Performing a high energy arrangement of
VENUSA 5 piece band from Leeds, UK.
In June 2019, they were added onto the Hot New Bands playlist on Spotify.
E L E V N SAn electronic and beat maker duo based in London,UK.
This duo attracted the attention of ROLI after attending a conference about creativity, including a talk between Pharrell Williams and ROLI founder Roland Lamb in New York. They demonstrated such skill and ingenuity that they now have the backing of ROLI (and later Soundbrenner) who supply them with equipment.
Alex OhmAlex Ohm’s alternative, cinematic symphonies reflect the wide range of influences that inspire his work and come together to create his unique sound.
Debut EP 'At first a drop, then a flood' was released in May 2017 to huge praise from radio and press. ‘Through the storm’ became the soundtrack for the John Lewis promotional video for their Birmingham flag ship store.
We Are ParkasA 4 piece indie rock band from Bristol, UK.
Adam Crowther, BBC Radio Bristol:
“Incredible lyrics. Ridiculously talented. A brilliant, brilliant British indie rock band”
Reuben Myles, RMT Productions:
“We Are Parkas are one of Bristol’s most promising bands. Convicting, intense and uptight indie delivered with a Gallagher swagger and lashings of rock and roll like it should be.”
Evil Edna“A powerful sound that’s about to sweep the music industry” their unique sound draws heavily on a combination of rock and gypsy punk." - Louder Than War Magazine
“A turbo charged, harmonica driven, re-imagining of Madness for the 21st Century.” - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 music.