It has now become a ritual almost to begin the UK festival season over the two May bank holiday weekends with a hive of creative new festivals championing the very best of emerging musical talent. The likes of Great Escape, Live at Leeds, Sound City and Dot to Dot have provided striking platforms to showcase the artists of the future.
FIRST WAVE OF ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL 2016 MYSTERY JETS PLUS VERY SPECIAL CO-HEADLINERS TO BE ANNOUNCED THE TEMPER TRAP RAT BOY | LAUREN AQUILINA | SUNDARA KARMA THE JAPANESE HOUSE | THE SHERLOCKS | LITTLE GREEN CARS ARDYN | BARNS COURTNEY | BLEEDING HEART PIGEONS | CHAPPO | CIGARETTES AFTER SEX CROSA ROSA | DANCING YEARS
This thursday Welsh psychedelic indie rockers Islet come to Nottingham to headline The Chameleon Arts Cafe. The show comes just ahead of the release of the band’s new single ‘Triangulation Station’, out on 10th June and from their upcoming album Released By The Movement. The single, staying true to the bands’s Promethean and experimental sound, has been described as ‘a maximalist psych-prog
OK, we were trying to focus on some of the less obvious acts of this year’s Dot to Dot Festival that we’re most looking forward to, but it’s unavoidable. Lucy Rose will steal the show. I was lucky enough to be at Lucy’s sold-out show at The Bodega last October, where her charming modesty shone through her perfectly balanced set
Story Books are probably best known by their 2012 single ‘Peregrine’ that was BBC Introducing’s tip of the week, and features singer Kristofer Harris singing gloomily on a train track. Gloominess aside, the band write songs that are anthemic but not at the cost of intelligent songwriting, and all are as touching and texturally satisfying as the next. Here’s the
With Dot to Dot just around the corner, The Mic will be previewing the festival everyday with a look at some of the bands that we’re most looking forward to. Today, it’s Nottingham’s spaceships are cool. spaceships are cool are a really hard band to describe. They’ve got that great late 90s/early 00’s American indie that sounds like it should