A powerhouse indie rock band from the little town of Mansfield, The Publics combine catchy riffs with powerful choruses to create a stadium worthy atmosphere. In just 5 months the group consisting of Josh Porter (Vocals/Guitar), Elliot Stephenson (Lead Guitar) and Ebony Broughton (Keys/Vocals) went from playing in a neighbour’s back garden to a high-profile support slot with The Reytons. In May 2022 the band sold out Rough Trade Nottingham and have since performed with artists such as Corella, Deco and The Clause. 

‘Young Hearts’ builds on the sound of The Public’s previous release (Marathon in Heels), combining aspects of 90’s dance and current female Pop vocals with the distinctive indie-rock core. The single is inspired by a friend of the band appearing on Channel 4’s ‘Teen First Dates’. The track recounts the date (which didn’t go very well) with a perspective focusing on both hope and heartbreak!

Destined for a bright 2023, ‘Young Hearts’ aims to propel The Publics into the limelight of the UK Indie Rock scene. The band embark on their debut tour in April, performing in: Birmingham, London, Sheffield, and Newcastle. 

‘Knight in Shining Armour is a top-class indie banger’ – Dean Jackson, BBC Radio Nottingham 

‘Mixing Northern gritty indie-pop with a midlands swagger, The Publics are one to watch’ – Rich Goodwin 

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