Taking place over the bank holiday on April 29th to 1st May 2011 with none other than Leeds’ own Pulled Apart by Horses, The Duke Spirit and Anna Calvi being the first of many bands to be announced and more to come over the next few weeks.
In its fifth year, Live at Leeds has quickly become an institution in the Leeds calendar taking place in 11 venues. This year we welcome the O2 Academy to the vast array of venues including The Brudenell Social Club, The Cockpit, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds University, Nation of Shopkeepers, Holy Trinity Church, The Well and The Faversham.
The Unconference will happen on Friday 29th April which will feature guest speakers which is being organized in partnership with Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University. Saturday sees the multi-venue wristband event and Sunday details are to be announced soon.
The first wave of Live At Leeds 2011 bands;
Pulled Apart By Horses, Anna Calvi, The Duke Spirit, Aloe Blacc, Young Knives, Slow Club, Cocknbullkid, The Chapman Family, The Whip, Kassidy, Trophy Wife, Spark, Tribes, Fixers, Yaaks, Cloud Control, Swimming, Kong, Dutch Uncles, Cosmo Jarvis, Katzenjammer, Lanterns on the Lake, Cloud Control, 2:54, Gabrielle Aplin, All The Young, The Lines, Marcus Foster, Still Corners, Starlings, Young Legionnaire, Various Cruelties, Findlay, Films, Sissy and the Blisters, Polarsets, Foreign Office, Tall Ships, Stalking Horse, These Monsters, Wot Gorilla?, Castrovalva, Double Muscle, Aviaries, Love at Death Beach, Hail Animator, Sam Airey, Maggie8, Circles, Soul Circus, Little Parades, Milk White White Teeth, Club Smith, Runaround Kids, Insect Guide, Blacklisters, Loose Talk Costs Lives, Escort Knights, Yonderboy, Just Handshake’s We’re British, Honour Before Glory, Blood Oranges, Adult Jazz and Arthur Rigby and the Baskervylles plus more artists and special guests to be announced over the next few weeks.
Santigold announce their exclusive UK date at Underage Festival. Just confirmed we have The Horrors / Patrick Wolf / Mystery Jets / Flash Guns / Lion Club / Lo-Fi Culture Scene / Underground Heroes Also confirmed:
The Pigeon Detectives / LadyHawke / Hadouken! / Metronomy / Rolo Tomassi / Esser / Tinchy Stryder / Kissy Sell Out/ Caspa (DJ) / First Aid Kit / JME / Marina and the Diamonds / Plastician / Pull In Emergency / Rosie and the Goldbug / Rusko (live) / The Chapman Family / The Whip / The XX / Tomb Crew / Tommy Sparks / Video Nasties
VICTORIA PARK, LONDON, SUNDAY 2nd AUGUST 2009
Following two hugely successful sold out events, Underage returns to Victoria Park for its third year. Founded by Sam Kilkoyne (now 17) the Underage Club and Underage Festival are the original and most revered under 18’s events in the world. Critically acclaimed by the media and much loved by its enthusiastic, adolescent audience Underage has captured the imagination of a nation and tapped into a vibrant and buoyant scene set by Britain’s youth.
British Sea Power, Fightstar and Frank Turner will perform alongside around 60 acts at the event, which takes place on July 17 and 18.
Also lined up for the main stage are Danananaykroyd, Rolo Tamassi, Wild Beasts, Amplifier, The Chapman Family, Imperial Leisure, Six Nation State, Baddies, Sucioperro, Diagonal and Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man.
While the Leaf Lounge will see The Epstein, The Brute Chorus, Babel, Orphans and Vandals, Sailorette, Sandra and the Memory Machine, Wojtek Godzisz, Stanton Delaplane, The Master Chaynjis, Jim lockey, John Crampton, Dr Butlers Hatstand Medicine Band, Randall Stevens, Sara Schiralli and Dan Heaver.
Early entry passes are also available for just 500 festival fans for a ‘Special Guests Night’ of live music – and a prime camping spot – on July 16.
More acts are still to be announced.
The festival sold out last year and won the ‘A Greener Festival Award’ – for raising awareness of green issues and demonstrating its commitment to sustainability by recycling 78 per cent of waste among a host of eco-friendly measures. It was also shortlisted for Best Small Festival in the UK Festival Awards 2008.
It was born out of the organiser’s general disillusionment with the mainstream music festivals they had been attending for the last decade. Six friends increasingly frustrated with ever spiralling costs, poor facilities and pursuit of profit at all costs.
They were determined to set up an event with less commercial emphasis; and instead be about a love of live music and having a great time in a relaxing, affordable and inspiring environment.
Tickets cost £47 and early entry passes for July 16 cost £7. For more information visit www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk
More about British Sea Power .
British Sea Power are a four-man indie rock band based in Brighton, England, although three of the band hail originally from Kendal in Cumbria. Their style encompasses sweeping and often epic guitar pop with more visceral, angular and esoteric noises and instruments. Critics have likened their sound to a variety of groups, from The Cure to Pixies. They have released three albums and a number of EPs (most on Rough Trade) since they formed in 2000. The band is currently comprised of:
Yan (Scott Wilkinson) – Vocals, guitar
Noble (Martin Noble) – Guitar
Hamilton (Neil Wilkinson) – Bass, vocals, guitar
Wood (Matthew Wood) – Drum
Yan, Hamilton and Wood are school friends from Kendal in Cumbria. They were in a number of bands together while at school, but after finishing his exams Yan moved to study at Reading University, where he met guitarist Noble. A few years later Hamilton and Wood moved down to join them and form a band.
They played some gigs and produced a 4 track demo in Reading as British Air Powers, before relocating to Brighton in search of a more vibrant music scene. “British Sea Power” was actually the name of one of these demo tracks, and was eventually reworked into Carrion. In Brighton, BSP amassed a strong local following, due mainly to their own club night called “Club Sea Power”. The club nights featured many different support bands, and other forms of entertainment such as a 1930s fashion show, and were most frequently hosted at the Freebutt and the Lift (the latter has now closed down).
Their debut single, Fear of Drowning, was issued in limited numbers of their own Golden Chariot label. The artwork for the B side “A Wooden Horse” borrows heavily from the dust cover of the 1950 book “The Wooden Horse” that details the escape of Allied POWs during WWII. Geoff Travis of Rough Trade Records saw the band live and in September 2001 signed them to his label. A number of singles were issued on the label, and Eamon (Eamon Hamilton) was recruited to play live keyboards in autumn 2002.
The Decline of British Sea Power, the band’s debut album, was released in June 2003 to critical acclaim. A single from the album, “Carrion”, became the band’s first Top 40 single. The album only charted in the lower reaches of the UK Album Chart, but turned out to be a word of mouth success, shipping well over 60,000 copies over the following two years and allowing them to play sell-out UK tours to venues of over 1,000 people.
The follow-up, Open Season, was released in early April 2005, and also enjoyed wide critical praise. It showcased a more accessible, produced sound and charted at #13 in the UK Albums Chart. Lead single It Ended on an Oily Stage charted at #18 in the UK Singles Chart a week earlier.
British Sea Power have a reputation for elaborate and well-thought out live shows and won the 2004 Time Out London Live Band of the Year award. The stage is often decorated with foliage and plastic birds and sets generally finish with a semi-improvised song called “Rock in A”, which sometimes lasts for over 20 minutes. Various members often climb riggings and tear down the foliage, Eamon walks around the audience beating his marching drum, and a ten-foot bear, Ursine Ultra, occasionally makes an appearance – often taking a beating from various band members. This has become one of the signatures of the band. Their tours often include unusual venues such as the Scillonian Club on the Isles of Scilly, Grasmere Village Hall, the St. John Boste Social Club in Kendal, Cumbria and Carnglaze Caverns in Cornwall.
The band have built up an eccentric image in interviews and press releases; some of which is based on fact, other times merely whimsical building of outward personas. This has included giving journalists grid references at which to meet them, and expressing obsessions with Field Marshal Montgomery and bird watching.
The band has a fiercely loyal and devoted hardcore fanbase, sometimes referred to as the Third Battalion.
At the beginning of 2006, it was announced that Eamon had left British Sea Power to concentrate on his own band Brakes. The group spent part of late 2006 working on new material in Montréal, and are preparing a DVD.
In 2007, American Laundromat Records announced that British Sea Power would record a version of the Pixies’ “Caribou” for an album called “Dig For Fire – A Tribute To Pixies.”
In October 2007, the band went on tour throughout the east coast of America to showcase their new 5-track EP, Krankenhaus Ep. In November 2007, they toured a variety of unusual locations in the UK including a seaside cafe in Saltdean, East Sussex; a ferry across the River Mersey, Liverpool; the Tan Hill Inn, the UK’s highest inn; All Saints Church in Newcastle-upon-Tyne; and White Mischief, an indoor festival mixing live bands with unusual vaudeville acts.
Their Krankenhaus? EP was released digitally for purchasable download in October 2007 and was released on CD and vinyl on November the 20th. Their third album, Do You Like Rock Music? was released on 14th January 2008 in the U.K. and scheduled for release on 12th February 2008 in the U.S. Prior to their tour in support of Do You Like Rock Music? (visiting Ireland, UK, Belgium, Holland, Germany and US), Wood injured his back and had to be temporarily replaced by Tom White of Electric Soft Parade and Brakes fame.
In January 2008 the keyboard and cornet player ended up in hospital after being knocked unconscious when he attempted a stage dive. The crowd at Leeds Irish Centre failed to catch Phil Sumner, who jumped off a 12-foot PA system landing head first. The press department at Rough Trade Records reported “The impact knocked him out. Thankfully an ambulance was quickly summoned and he was whisked away, bloody and unconscious and despite a concussion, a broken molar and a maze of stitches in his chin, a very groggy Phil is expected to make a full recovery.” In spite of this, he returned to the stage with the rest of the band a day later in Kendal.
In February 2008, the band appeared on Later with Jools Holland, playing Waving Flags, Canvey Island and No Lucifer. They were ably accompanied by a small number of the London Bulgarian Choir and a display of Cumbrian wrestling. The band are also scheduled to play at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Latitude, T in the Park and Bestival.
On 24th and 25th April, the Gaymers Camden Crawl will play host to over a mile and a half of fantastic new talent for over thirty hours across more than forty venues including the legendary Koko hosted by headline sponsors Gaymers.
As well as its customary stellar line up of live music acts, the festival will feature a vast array of interactive daytime activities and cutting edge performances across the arts, including visual art, comedy, spoken word, theatre and much more.
The programme kicks off from midday on Friday the 24th until the wee hours of the following Sunday. Upon arrival each ticket holder will be presented with an all-access wristband, programme guide, timetable and free download album to help plot his/her day’s adventure. ‘Crawlers’ are granted unlimited access to all official festival venues featuring more than 150 live artists, daytime activities & arts programme and aftershow parties capacity permitting. In keeping with Crawl tradition and the spirit of discovery, the full line-ups and stage times remain a closely guarded secret until each night and surprise guests may appear at any time and at any venue.
Tickets for the Gaymers Camden Crawl 2009, available as either 2-day or single day passes, are on sale now.
See www.thecamdencrawl.com for the latest line-up.
Camden Crawl 2009 Line Up So Far,
THE BARKER BAND
THE CHAPMAN FAMILY
THE CORDELIER CLUB
DANNY & THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD
THE DEAD FORMATS
DIE! DIE! DIE!
DRUMS OF DEATH
EXPERIMENT ON A BIRD IN THE AIR PUMP
FIGHT LIKE APES
I BLAME COCO
IT HUGS BACK
THE JIM JONES REVIEW
THE JOY FORMIDABLE
THE KING BLUES
MAN LIKE ME
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS
PULLED APART BY HORSES
SKINT & DEMORALISED
THE TEMPER TRAP
THREE TRAPPED TIGERS
THE VON BONDIES