Sheps is an up-and-coming DJ and producer of Drum and Bass from the central Southampton area. He takes pride in being an underground artist who fine-tuned his DJing skills throughout the lockdown in his garage with his mates. His eclectic music taste can be heard in his music and DJ sets. From ska and reggae […]


To top and tail CW2 White Elephant are above all about trying to help genuinely ‘young and new’ artists to be ‘seen, heard and talked about’. Just like 40 years ago CW2 has been able to convince a couple of Generation Z artists to join the collective. The generation that has suffered most because of […]

Nostalgia Deathstar

Nostalgia Deathstar is the most extensive project put together so far by Martin James and Sean Albeiz. Their version of Bowie’s ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ will be released as a single in August on streaming platforms with a remix by Los Angeles based synth pop band BlakLight. For ND ‘Everything is a remix’, and but for the […]


The third band in this penultimate tranche for CW2 is Mod Town. Ska and mod-influenced and fans of bands like The Ruts Mod Town add more danceable action to CW2. They were formed 6 years ago with all 4 band members living in the city and writing and performing original songs. The music they play […]

Barmy Park

Next in this tranche is Barmy Park, based in Southampton and formed in 2019, not long before Lockdown, the band are really looking forward to playing some live gigs and give everyone a chance to hear the self penned tracks they’ve recorded and written. Get more info from their website , or listen to them […]

Neko Roshi

Photograph courtesy of Adam Barnes The first band from the ‘third wave’ (nothing to do with COVID-19!) is Neko Roshi. They got their Japanese name from a book about a samurai cat that denotes a zen mind set, and patience. That takes too long to explain in a noisy pub so they usually tell people […]

Bitter Self Exploitment

Photograph courtesy of Rhona Murphy The fourth new band to be confirmed in this announcement are the  Southampton punk band Bitter Self Exploitment. They’ve been part of the Sofa City bands collective for a few years and Jack Hargreaves from the band collated a compilation album called ‘Taking Liberty’s’. The proceeds from which all went […]

Blind Falcon

Photograph courtesy of Rhona Murphy Blind Falcon are an alternative rock band with a loyal following in the Southampton area for their indie guitar based sound and have been gigging for a number of years and, believe it or not, they’ll be playing live again at The Railway in Winchester on 11th July! Spotify Facebook

Brash Bullets

Photograph courtesy of Rhona Murphy Brash Bullets are a Southampton band that have a high profile and a strong following. The band is a four-piece and have released material on Spotify already. Check them out via the following link Spotify Facebook Soundcloud Bandcamp

Continental Liaison

Continental Liaison hail from Lymington, down the Solent overlooking the west end of the Isle of Wight. CW2 is pleased to be having a couple of tracks from the band and to get a taster of their style and sound check them out on: Link Facebook Soundcloud Continental Liaison · Red Mist