Oliver Pinder + Friends Present… ‘Christmas, I Guess?’ an All-Dayer at Oporto, Leeds featuring 9 of the best upcoming bands and artists based out in Yorkshire. £9 for 9 sets – you can’t go wrong with this one!
Doors – 2pm
Makk – 2:15pm
Marnie Glum – 3pm
Nadia Kadek – 3:45pm
Hannah Rowe – 4:35pm
Rushbonds – 5:30pm
Allora – 6:25pm
Brodie Milner – 7:20pm
Lois – 8:20pm
Oliver Pinder – 9:20pm
“Enchanting” – Matthew Kent (Line of Best Fit)
“Back with a bang” – Paige Sims (EARMILK)
“Raw artistry and emotion dripping from every last track” – Kieran (CLOUT)
“Amazing! Excited to see what’s next” – Shell Zenner (Amazing Radio)
“Deserves a superstar does Wakefield, and here it is” – Jon McClure (Reverend and the Makers)
Starting his artistic journey afresh by adopting a new creative approach after an artistic hiatus, OLIVER PINDER has since transformed his sound from its dark, indie-folk roots into an eclectic mix of guitar-driven alternative pop anthems and heartfelt piano ballads. Encompassing the earnest lyricism of artists Matilda Mann and Jeremy Zucker, as well as the glitchy synth-wave instrumental layers akin to that of The Japanese House and Holly Humberstone, Pinder’s music captures the anxieties of today’s younger generation. Following his return to the music industry, the 22-year-old Wakefield based artist unleashed his debut EP entitled POTENTIAL, I GUESS? in May 2023. Focussing on the struggles faced by twentysomethings venturing through adulthood, each song of his first record details Pinder’s attempt to navigate unknown sonic territory whilst remaining true to his song-writer roots. Having been featured by the likes of BBC Radio 6 and BBC Introducing, Potential, I Guess? includes the singles ‘Stressed’, ‘Beautiful Second’, and ‘Late July’, with each release receiving critical acclaim following their publication. His EP release also coincided with the announcement of a UK tour, which Pinder and his full-band line-up, consisting of bassist/lead guitarist Morgan Lindley and drummer Harry Stobart, embarked on as soon as the record became available. Following the success of his first instalment of headline shows across the country, Pinder is already anticipating a further run of headline show dates for early next year around the UK and beyond, as he aspires to expand his audience internationally.
Future full-band performances will also feature two new additions to the artist’s explosive line-up, as he introduces keys player/vocalist Hattie Barnes, and guitarist Jacob Clarke. Pinder is also working towards his sophomore EP which sees his sound develop into much heavier realms than his debut record, proving that he is not just a one-trick pony. With a widely celebrated first EP and selection of sell-out shows in some of the UK’s most notorious grass-roots venues under his belt, the future appears promising for indie and alternative pop’s future sensation, Oliver Pinder.
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