SongVault Artist Profile
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Bison are a nine-piece, horns-front, hoof-stomping beast, the hardest working band in Sheffield, and masters of the ancient and noble art of party-starting. Since their inception in 2004, Bison’s legendary live shows have earned them a dedicated following all over the UK and beyond, culminating in five triumphant gigs at Glastonbury this year. Hundreds of confused festival-goers stumbled in to see what all the fuss was about these orange-clad jokers, and ended up dancing and grinning their way to a Glastonbury Moment™.
Bison’s sound has been described as ‘ska with a je ne sais quoi’, an updating of the soul and reggae-influenced pop bands of the post-punk era, with a measure of the adroit lyrical realism that has recently paid off for the likes of Lilly Allen, Amy Winehouse and the Arctic Monkeys.
With a successful residency at hot Sheffield club Plug under their belts and a summer-full of festival gigs to further spread the word, it’s only a matter of time it seems before Bison take over the airwaves, the music business and, quite possibly, the world. The future’s bright. The future’s orange [kung fu outfits].