Popular #6: The Voyeurist
La Machine, The Horn The Hunt & Suzy Blu (Insect Guide)

7.30pm - 11pm (DJs 'til 2am)

Popular, Dead Young & Sailor Jerry's presents...

The Voyeurist
Singer and lyricist Sarah Nagshineh and guitarist Richard ‘Rusty’ Ruston bonded over a shared and diverse love of hard-hitting tracks, and the mutual desire to create an innovative and multifaceted live and recorded sound. Their debut ‘mini album’ tells tales from the city; highly charged laments and melancholic yet buoyant odes inspired by the manifold metropolis after dark.

Fusing a ruminative, industrially-charged sound with pop hooks and melodic refrains, The Voyeurist champion a vein of dark disco. Combining guitar-weighted urban verve with an edge of electronica, skilfully violent guitar-handling is offset by haunting vocals and provocative lyrics; their emotionally-charged soundscape moving from dance-heavy to ambient.

This year has seen The Voyeurist play consecutively sold out gigs across London in anticipation of their debut EP release, including shows as lead support for Grimes, The Ting Tings, I Blame Coco and Light Asylum. They also headlined Club NME in Berlin, Roundhouse’s Emerging Artist Festival (featuring on the Roundhouse’s 20/20 compilation release) and Underage Festival to packed out crowds. Whilst only a year young they're gained airtime and accolade on BBC 6 Music, XFM and Amazing Radio and cultivated an impressive roll-call of collaborative production credits including official remixes for Patrick Wolf, Visions of Trees, MEN (JD Sampson), Worship and more.

La Machine
Intentionally loud & unapologetically confrontational, La Machine are hard to ignore. Blending industrial rock with elements of electronica and a distinctly punk ethos they create music which is as much abrasive as it is hypnotic.

Like influences Nine Inch Nails & contemporaries Death Grips this is not pop, but all the better for it.

The Horn The Hunt
With both electronic and rock influences, The Horn The Hunt defy straight-forward classification and prefer to call themselves a 'pop band' in reference to their desire to connect with people through story-telling and theatricality. "Like the precise samples they deploy, each member of The Horn The Hunt fits together like parts of a machine, both relying on each other symbiotically to enhance the aesthetic of the other." - Drowned in Sound

Suzy Blu
Armed with just an 80’s drum machine and keyboard, Suzy Blu (Insect Guide/Vacant Kiss) has a brand new sound and lots of songs to add to her ever amazing catalogue of dark-pop hits!

+ DJs & good vibes!

A night of pulsating beats, hypnotic vocals & dark tinged pop to keep you sane over the Summer.

7.30pm - 11pm (DJs 'til 2am)

Wednesday 25th July

Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds


Coming soon from Oporto & Popular: Sissy & The Blisters, Whales in Cubicles, O Children & much more!