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The majority of students find themselves strapped for cash, myself included. I got to a point where I felt I couldn’t fully appreciate live music as I never had enough money to be able to pay for the gigs or concerts. However, that all changed when I stumbled on the Dice App. This app is designed to share the hottest music by specified location without having to pay any additional booking fees or charges. At first I was sceptical, I felt there must be a hidden catch or I had signed into something which ultimately would sponge my card dry. The first gig I attended was free at The Old Blue Last, a pub and venue based in Shoreditch. The headliners were called ‘Catholic Action’ supported by upcoming bands ‘Palm Honey’ and ‘Playing House’. This not only introduced me to three bands, all of whom were talented and unique in their own right, but it was also a great opportunity to meet likeminded people and chat to the band members themselves. The second gig I went to was at The Shacklewell Arms where I watched a band called ‘Haux’ supported by great upcoming singer Rosie Carney. I checked Haux out on YouTube before attending the gig and really liked their musical ethereality which is indie mixed with a tinge of deep house. Woodson Black, the lead vocalist, had a tone reminiscent to that of Matt Healy from the 1975 and the instrumental echoed a similar prolonged melancholy as ‘Daughter’ (a band of which I am a huge fan). It seemed a set which I knew I would regret missing. The band itself brought a beautifully atmospheric performance, with the whole crowd listening attentively. After the gig I approached the lead singer and congratulated him on the show. It is these sorts of intimate environments where you can feel the energy mounting in the room and there is a thin thread of electricity between the band and the audience. Considering this was a free gig, I felt like I had experienced a glimmer of a future star in the making. Living in London you become immune to putting a monetary value on everything, this app allows you to experience talent which money cannot buy. I would highly recommend downloading this user friendly app to support and listen to some great upcoming artists from around the world. You are able to filter according to location, genre and venue which offers an additional appeal to those who are looking for a specific vibe. For anyone interested in experiencing an electric musical demographic, this app offers the best beats from the underground and upcoming music scene, to the more recognised established names.