Joshua Steele, aka Flux Pavilion, is a man-most-likely at the moment. A quick glance at his most recent shows, including his spring tour, has resulted in only one outcome - tickets sold out. It's not surprising because the Flux had already set the scene with his grittier dubstep anthems such as 2008's debut, 'Cheap Crisps', plus 'Crunch', 'Voscillate' and 'Meathead'.
However, despite not having yet released an album, Steele has maintained momentum by being courted by the likes of M.I.A., Example and Nero for remix duties, Radio One for that all-important playlist support and the use of his 'I Can't Stop' for the current viral Kony 2012 charity campaign. How can he fail? Apart from changing tack and going on The Voice, he probably won't.
Flux Pavilion's activity in 2012 will ensure he gets noticed, especially with slots at the South West Four weekender on Clapham Common, Nottingham's Detonate Festival and a support appearance for Rihanna at this year's Wireless Festival. But it's headliners that fans want - and it's headliners that the BBC Sound of 2011 nominee will serve up in the autumn.
Billed as the 'Standing on a Hill' tour, the first date has been confirmed as Cardiff on 4th October 2012, followed by Oxford, Portsmouth and several more, including a London gig on the 10th, until finishing up in Glasgow on 20th October. We will have tickets on sale from 9am on Friday 27th April. Prices start at £12.50.