LCCM Freshers Week is back with a bang – for our final night, don't miss this incredible lineup – and it's free to all!
Blurring the line between timeless 80’s synth-pop and contemporary discernment, Deco create undeniable bops with a bite. In 2019, Deco enjoyed a summer performing on some of the UK’s biggest stages, including Isle of Wight Festival, Truck Festival and Y Not Festival, as well as supporting Jess Glynne at the 8,000 capacity Scarborough Open Air Theatre. Following a sold out tour in November/December 2019, Deco unleashed their debut EP, Real Life, in spring 2020. They then went on to be nominated for Best Live Act at the AIM Awards, up against AJ Tracey, Bombay Bicycle Club and more. Deco hit the ground running in 2021. Following a string of TikTok worthy covers and content, their mashup of Oasis’ Wonderwall and Bronski Beat’s Smalltown Boy well and truly went viral, with more than 4 million views to its name. This led to TV appearances on BBC News and Good Morning Britain, as well as plays on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Radio X, Absolute Radio, Virgin Radio, and countless more across the world. Bronski Beat’s Jimmy Somerville said he was “blown away”, and Oasis’ Liam Gallagher gave it his seal of approval by sharing it on his official TikTok account.
Kathleen Frances joined bands and collaborated through her early twenties with musicians (“much better than me” she says) and soaked up their ways of approaching music, and influenced by artists like James Blake, Solange & Charlotte Day Wilson, and latterly Radiohead, Anohni, Moses Sumney she became absorbed in the lyrical content of songs; being drawn to artists like Adrianne Lenker, Sufjan Stephens, Joni Mitchell and Phoebe Bridgers. All that led to Kathleen self producing and self releasing her debut single in her final year of study at LCCM in 2020. Define went to gain support from BBC Radio 1 and Radio 6. Around the same time Kathleen was announced as one of the Final 8 of Glastonbury festivals emerging artist competition. Since then Kathleen has been focused on writing her debut and taking her first steps into collaborating with new writers and producers, recently working with Benji Bower and Ben Baptie on her forthcoming debut EP, Through The Blue.
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