AUGUST 9TH - 16TH 2017
Monday August 14th
Jagwar Ma | OTP Bank Stage 18:30
Kasabian are back with an explosive, career best album brimming with confidence, swagger and huge tunes. ‘For Crying Out Loud’, their sixth studio album, is released April 28th 2017.
Re last night's Belfast show https://t.co/JZFH1ipLhl
2007 was the year the tortoise overtook the complacent hare and claimed the glory. Faced with a musical climate of TV talent freakshow contestants momentarily setting the gossip world aflutter before plunging back into obscurity, and fame hungry starlets publicly unravelling in front of the paparazzi, the alternative came in the shape of ‘Puzzle,’ the fourth album by Ayrshire rock trio Biffy Clyro, which exploded to propel the band out of the underground where they’d been honing their craft and into the mainstream consciousness.
It’s long been a tradition when writing about Courteeners to portray them as plucky survivors persevering in the face of a cold, unforgiving media. That, or to dismiss them as a purely geographical phenomenon. A freak Mancunian flare-up whose appeal evaporates the minute they travel past the M60. Neither of these things are true….
Jagwar Ma came together in Sydney Australia when Jono Ma and Gabriel Winterfield bonded over a mutual passion of melody and experimental beats, and the pair set out creating a sound that would capture their love for contemporary electronica & classic American pop harmony, Joe Meek & King Tubby, vintage drum machines & radio frequency manipulation, improvised percussion and other esoteric methods of creating sound.
READING AND LEEDS THIS WEEKEND
For Koen Van De Wardt, making music is a far greater pursuit than simply creating something to catch someone else’s ear.
Alice Phoebe Lou's fiercely independent approach to her music has given the singer songwriter a creative confidence that shines through in her captivating vocals and stripped back music. Having developed her bluesy, folk sound busking on the streets of Berlin, Alice has caught the ears of a community of music lovers the world over with her honest storytelling and raw, beautiful voice.
autumn in nyc where I spent a lot of time alone, working on new songs. hitting the studio on… https://t.co/GlLZfpePI3
Welcome to Bear’s Den. Inspired by Maurice Sendak’s 1963 children’s classic ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, this London based trio (Andrew Davie; guitar & vocals, Kev Jones drums; vocals and Joey Haynes banjo; vocals) create music which -whisper it- dares to be both literate and profound. While, crucially, remaining universally accessible.