Back in June, we began the hunt for the UK’s best new band through the Sound of Summer competition, with Jack Daniel’s and O’Neill’s and now we can reveal the first acts to be through to the final round.
After winning their heats across the country, London’s Swimming Girls and Oxford’s Lacuna Common both won their semi-finals last week (in London Wardour Street and Reading, respectively), while twenty one more acts will compete in the second round of semi-finals this week.
The winners of the final four semi-finals - taking place in London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Nottingham - will be decided by a panel of music industry experts this Thursday 22nd August. The final winners - including Swimming Girls and Lacuna Common - will then compete to get to play this year’s edition of Jack Daniel’s Presents alongside Biffy Clyro, as well as three regional shows in the run up.
Check out the semi-final line-ups below and be sure to get down to your local O’Neill’s pub to support them.
Thursday 15th August
WINNER: Lacuna Common
The Gareth Nugent Band
WINNER: Swimming Girls
Last Known State
Thursday 22nd August
The Dead Shots
Black Water Fiend
Geography of the Moon
Long Day Late Night
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