Sea Girls and BLOXX announced for NME & 19 Crimes wines Lock-In

The hotly-tipped acts play at NME’s Minus 2 venue on 3 May

Sea Girls and BLOXX are set to play the next NME Lock-In gig on Thursday May 3, in association with 19 Crimes wines.

Following Lock-Ins featuring INHEAVEN, Wild Front, Bang Bang Romeo and Pretty Vicious, the latest event, held in the NME basement HQ, finds Leicestershire’s rising guitar phenomenon Sea Girls headlining another night of ferociously brilliant new music alongside their good friends BLOXX, a hotly-tipped, angst-riven grunge-pop band from Uxbridge.

Sea Girls arrive at Minus 2 in the wake of the ‘Heavenly War’ EP, which inspired us to rank them among The NME 100 list of essential bands for 2018, and the rabidly received ‘Eat Me Whole’ single. A band that recorded their breakout debut single ‘Call Me Out’ above a burger restaurant in Hoxton and have become infamous for the crowd-surfing chaos they inspire live, they’re set for an October headline tour including a night at London’s Scala.

BLOXX, who emerged in 2016 and released their acclaimed debut AA-side ‘You/Your Boyfriend’ on Chess Club last April, are fresh from supporting Pale Waves and The Wombats on recent UK tours, including a show at Alexandra Palace. Their latest single, the funk-flecked ‘Novocain’, was a Huw Stephens Single Of The Week. Showcasing their sublime, emotive guitar aesthetic, ‘Novocain’ will form a new AA-side single with forthcoming track ‘Second Opinion’ in June.

35 pairs of tickets for the NME/19 Crimes wines event are up for grabs via a ballot on NME.com – sign up here for your chance to gain access to what promises to be the hottest night of new music this spring. Sea Girls tour tickets can be purchased here, and tickets for Bloxx are here.