CHAMPS are Michael and David Champion, two brothers in their early 20s from the Isle of Wight. They write the sort of songs you’ll want to hold close and songs you’ll want to share, songs that draw on a love of upstanding folk broadsides and bristly alt-rock. Above it all, there are these two voices that bruise and blend and soar ever upward, like twists of wood smoke on a sunlit winter afternoon.
Hailing from the tiny village of Niton, just outside Ventnor,(Isle of Wight, UK) Michael and David were originally in different bands but once they began to write together they developed a unique and striking depth to their vocal harmonies. Working with a pair of tape machines, they worked out how to multi-track by listening to Sleepy Jackson, Flaming Lips, Arcade Fire and Revolver-period Beatles. Other CHAMPS influences include Fleet Foxes and early REM, especially Murmur.
Mar 31 London, The Lexington (UK)
May 3 Leeds, Live In Leeds (UK)
May 8 The Great Escape Festival, UK
May 22 Les Buits Bortanique, (Belgium)
May 23 Dot to Dot Manchester (UK)
May 24 Dot to Dot Bristol (UK)
May 25 Dot 2 Dot Nottingham (UK)
May 31 Costa Acoustic Nights (UK)
July 26 Secret Garden Fest, (UK)
Aug 1 Kendal Calling (UK)
Aug 9 Haldern Pop Fest. (Germany)
Aug 29 Bingley Live (UK)