Words by Ed King
Day tickets are priced at £15 (advance) and at/by the time of all the Early Bird and Weekend tickets had been snapped up, so this may be heading for a sell out – in a fiscal sense at least. For more direct info & links to online ticket sales, click here
So who’s on? A fair enough question. This veritable smorgasbord of Garage, Indie, Math, Alt, Kraut, Synth, Glitch and other genres I’m only 50% confident I’m using correctly, has been an excellent introduction to those ‘on the up’ and generally worth some attention.
So, listing it roll call style… click on each name for more direct information.
Saturday 24th Oct / East India Youth, MONEY, Spring King, KINS, Free School, Chartreuse, Dorcha, Tom Peel, The Bank Accounts, Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam + DJ sets from Victories at Sea, Our Friends Eclectic.
N.B. At 2pm on the Saturday there will be a talk from East India Youth’s manager, Andy Inglis – giving his own ‘honest and uncompromising exploration of tour management’ and some insight into international territories. Tickets are £10, or £20 with entrance to the full Saturday schedule thrown in. For more info on the Andy Inglis lecture, visit http://bit.ly/alecturewithandyinglis
And breathe… But whatever piques your dirty little interest from the lists above, This is Tmrw are pretty reliable with their bookings so anyone on the bill would be worth a stop, look & listen. You might not like them, you might love them, you might steal the bass player’s kidney and the lead singer’s boyfriend, but for 1xbrown + 1xblue it’s not too much of a hardship to stick around and find out.
And for a little more on This is Tmrw, read Birmingham Review’s interview with Messers Hopkins & Beck, click here
But if you just can’t think about thinking, or have crippling repetitive strain injury from too much… Minecraft, here’s Ed’s Pick from each day to get you started. Enjoy. Or not. But go along and find out.
Friday 23rd October / Speedy Ortiz
The bast*rd/brainchild of guitar/vocalist Sadie Dupuis, Speedy Ortiz delivers the raw self expression of a threatened Liz Phair, with the cloying drawl of Kristin Hersh drowning in a bathtub of opiates and Tequila. And I like it. If I was younger, from the other Northampton, and still pretending to skateboard, this would probably be on my Walkman. iPod. Choose your era.
But 2 ½ albums in and Speedy Ortiz are well worth some time, with All Years Leaving Festival ’15 being a good window to catch them on their autumn European tour. It is quite staggering who you can find on the Hare & Hounds‘ stage these days…
For more on Speedy Ortiz, visit http://www.speedyortiz.com/
Saturday 24th October / East India Youth
Now on XL Recordings, East India Youth has been basking in the well deserved glory of his sophomore album, Culture of Volume – a ten track dream that was (possibly literally) written to stick on your headphones and wonder around to.
Plus it’s the kind of mélange that fits well into the All Years Leaving programme; constant, challenging, build ups, breaks, beats & guitars. Worth the ticket price on his own.