Welcome to Fortified, a weekly round-up of all goings on inside the Fortress.  Here’s what we’ve been up to since last Sunday.

Normanton Street

Help get Normanton Street to SXSW!  This week, Normanton Street revealed that they have been invited to play at SXSW (at a Fortress showcase, perhaps?) and have now launched a crowdfunding campaign to help them make sure they can make it.  The opportunity is a huge one for the band – with the exposure and networking opportunities that SXSW offers – not to mention, a lifelong ambition for any artist.  To fund their journey, the band are offering everything from gig tickets to personal meals, as well as a new EP that will be released prior to the festival.  Watch the video below for more information, and to get involved, click here.  Help them realise their dreams!

Wes Period

Late Bloomer soon come?   Wes revealed on his twitter that his long-awaited debut full length was done and sounded “loud as shit through the PA” at Resident.  Although it won’t be out for a few months, you can catch Wes featuring on a new EP from London songstress Laura White which is out now on Apple Music and Spotify.

Mystery Skulls

Luis had two unforgettable shows in the North-west this week in Vancouver and Portland.  He has since revealed that he will feature as part of Culture Collide‘s SXSW showcase on Thursday, March 17th alongside Y2K and Cosmo’s Midnight before continuing on for the remainder of his tour with French Horn Rebellion, whose tickets are on sale now.


Andrew St James

Andrew closes out his month-long residency at Resident this Tuesday.  He closes out the series with another stellar line up, this time featuring The Soft White Sixties and Pretty Flowers.  A few days later, Andrew St James will be back home in San Francisco playing alongside John Moreland, Lilly Hiatt, and Travis Hayes at Neck of the Woods as part of the city-wide Noisepop Festival. Get tickets here.

This week, don’t miss:

  • Andrew St James at the Resident, LA on Tuesday, February 23rd and at Neck of the Woods  in San Francisco on Saturday, February 26th.
  • Tickets on sale for Mystery Skulls’ North American Tour in March.  Available here.
  • Tickets for a series of UK gigs for Normanton Street in March on sale now.