Fortune release debut single ‘Highway’

Fortune release debut single ‘Highway’November 9th 2009 marks the release of ‘Highway’, the debut single by hot new Parisian four-piece Fortune. The band are set to make a serious mark on the remainder of ’09 before scaling great heights in 2010.  ‘Highway’ is a bouncy, loose limbed piece of uplifting-boogie-meets-disco-meets-blue-eyed-soul-meets-perfect-electro-indie-pop! The track climaxes with glistening, dappled ornamentation reminiscent of seminal cuts ‘Stars’ by Mr Fingers and Carl Craig’s ‘Sparkle’. Fortune started life in April 2007 as Lionel Perres’ solo project. Lionel asked Pierre Lucas and Hervé Loos to accompany him on stage to make a bigger Continue reading →

Jools Holland releases Later Live 2

jools-hollandCurrently on its 35th series, BBC2’s later live with, Jools Holland remains the unmissable Tuesday night 10pm essential for music fans of all ages backgrounds and tastes. Coupled with its perfectly timed 11.35pm extended version on Friday nights, the show truly exists as the most visible and consistent champion of quality music on the nation’s TVs, a fifteen year institution that has become as valued a friend and resource to the artists and musician featured n the show as for the audience themselves. Like its TV counter-part, ‘Later Live 2, with Jools Continue reading →

MGMT, Silversun Pickups added to free ‘Soul Collective’ US tour

MGMT-rtvcMGMT, Silversun Pickups, Against Me! and Major Lazer have been added to the ongoing ‘Soul Collective’ US tour. The 10-city jaunt kicked off on August 20 in Seattle and will hit cities including Phoenix, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and New York. It will conclude in Los Angeles November 5-8. In order to gain access to the free shows, fans must test-drive a Kia Soul on one of the three days leading up to the Sunday-night performance.  Other Continue reading →

Field Day announce full line-up

Victoria-ParkThe gates of Victoria Park open on August 1st for their third annual outing, Field Day are pleased to announce the full stage-by-stage breakdown of stellar acts playing this year’s event, including some amazing new additions. Plus, there will be a brand new Guardian Tea Room Tent and Do You Come Here Often, a spankingly fresh art happening area from Time Out, plus, for the dedicated party hardcore, there’s some very special warm up action to be had.   Adding their not inconsiderable presence to this year’s the line up will be the sensational, Huw Stephens championed, Gaggle who will be showcasing their mind-blowing 22-piece ‘choral riot grrrl’ skirmishes between bands on the Eat Your Own Ears mainstage, ones definitely not to miss. JD Twitch, one half of Glaswegian leftfield supremos Optimo will be throwing down his own inimitable brand of eclectic festival shakers and the esteemed Frank Tope will be donning his Wild Geese guise to unleash some super-slamming House and continental Disco grooves to keep you cutting the rug.

Eat Your Own Ears Main Stage
Eat Your Own Ears DJ’s / Errors / Fennesz / Final Fantasy / First Aid Kit / Gaggle / Jon Hopkins / Mogwai (Only English Summer Festival Show) / Santigold / Skream / The Horrors / The Temper Trap

Adventures In The Beetroot Field Stage
Mystery JetsAllez Allez / Crispin Dior (AITBF) / Devil Made Me Do It / Four Tet / King Charles /
Micachu And The Shapes / Mystery Jets / Plugs / S.C.U.M / Sian Alice Group /
Stopmakingme (AITBF) / The Big Pink / The Invisible / Wild Beasts

Village Mentality Stage
Fanfarlo / James Yorkston / Juana Molina / Malcolm Middleton / Mumford And Sons / The Thing / Toumani Diabate / Wet Paint / Woodpigeon

Bugged Out! Stage
Aeroplane DJs / Audion (Live) / Delphic (Live) / Erol Alkan / Fake Blood / JD Twitch (Optimo) / Little Boots (Live) / Wild Geese DJs

Bloggers Delight Stage
Casper C (AITBF/Bloggers Delight) / Drums Of Death (Live) / Greco-Roman Soundsystem /
No Pain In Pop DJs / Rusko (DJ Set) / Skull Juice (Bloggers Delight) / The Xx /
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs / Work It

This year will also see a brand new Guardian Tea Room Tent joining the myriad delights of Field Day. Perfectly positioned to cast your eyes over the ever-amusing goings on in Village Mentality, the Guardian Tea Room Tent will offer a touch of refinement to proceedings with lashings of freshly brewed tea and home-made cakes to help you recharge your batteries whilst perusing the paper.

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