• The Prince Albert, Brighton

She’s In Parties are a hazy and ethereal quartet whose own idiosyncratic amalgamation of shoegaze and dream-pop belies their relatively young years. The band is led by 20-year-old Irish-born frontperson Katie Dillon (vocals/guitar), alongside her friends Herbie
(guitar), Matt Carman (drums), and Charlie Johnson (bass). Taking their cues from the likes of Slowdive, Cocteau Twins and The Cure, the band harbour a sense of nostalgia certainly, but they avoid feeling derivative. Instead, they succeed in marrying the classic and the contemporary, resulting in an aesthetic that’s both haunting, and effortlessly cool. Following on from their recent BBC 6 Music playlisted singles ‘Cherish’ and ‘I Follow You’, the hyped new Essex based four-piece have cemented themselves as a band to keep in mind.

Throughout the year, the band have been rapidly building momentum to become a serious one-to-watch band for 2023. They’ve played to packed out rooms across the country, including festival shows at Live at Leeds and Tenement Trail, as well as playing support tours with The Lathums and Oscar Lang. The band also played The Great Escape First Fifty showcase and were recently longlisted for this year's Glastonbury Emerging Competition.