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The 2nd annual Brooklyn Bowl Family Reunion, presented by Harley-Davidson, on March 14th-16th at The Historic Scoot Inn in Austin, TX during SXSW 2019 is about to be here! We’ve worked with some of the most influential music publishers including Brooklyn Vegan, and Consequence of Sound to showcase over 25 live performances featuring Broken Social Scene, White Denim, The Get Up Kids, The Joy Formidable, The Beths, Strand of Oaks, The Marcus King Band and many more!

Its SXSW in Austin Texas somewhere I’ve always wanted to go so many bands so many excellent live sets by the majority of bands you’ll be seeing this year out on the road or at other festivals……..this is one of the best line ups for sure.

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Fuzz Club Eindhoven 2019: Kikagaku Moyo + The Soft Moon + Iceage e.a.

Fuzz Club, organised by the label of the same name in partnership with Eindhoven Psych Lab, in that city’s imperious Effenaar venue, is ostensibly a ‘psych fest’. It’s a little steelier than most, perhaps – there is more psychedelia of the skull-crushing, motoric and guitar-based variety than there are whacked-out interdimensional synth voyages – but psychedelia it remains.

In the wider world, psych is somewhat on the wane in 2018, having hit a soaring high four or five years ago. In Liverpool, the annual International Festival of Psychedelia – one of Europe’s largest – was the undisputed daddy of the Scouse music calendar, a cosmic celebration imbued with a sense of starry-eyed optimism, a friendliness and community spirit.

After last year’s Fuzz Club Eindhoven, and before our ears had even stopped ringing, The Fuzz Club promoters began working on round two. Today we’re unbelievably excited to share the first seventeen bands who are set to play at FCE19 – taking place once again at the Effenaar over August 23rd-24th. You can find the line-up as it stands as well as a link to early-bird tickets below.

So, topping the bill will be everyone’s favourite Japanese mavericks Kikagaku Moyo, who will be bringing their transcendental blend of minimalist psychedelia, Eastern folk and krautrock. Also joining them will be Iceage and their twisted post-punk drawl and The Soft Moon, whose pounding cocktail of industrial, EBM and darkwave will be shaking floors in the early hours.

On top that there will be The KVB’s icy synth-pop, the shadowy drone-rock of Tess Parks and shoegazing legends The Warlocks and The Telescopes. Plus further Japanese hypnosis courtesy of Minami Deutsch, synth-punk workouts from Rendez-Vous and droning garage-psych from Alan Vega proteges The Vacant Lots. Oakland cosmonauts Lumerians, Chilean heavyweights Vuelveteloca and South African noise-pop duo Medicine Boy. We’ll also be bringing back Berlin post-punk outfit The Underground Youth and Porto krautrockers 10 000 Russos.

Bands for 2019 + more to be announced
Kikagaku Moyo, The Soft Moon, Iceage, The KVB, Tess Parks, The Underground Youth, The Warlocks, The Telescopes, The Vacant Lots, Lumerians , Whispering Sons, Rendez-Vous, Iguana Death Cult, Minami Deutsch, 10 000 Russos, Medicine Boy en Vuelveteloca.

The Orielles, Stealing Sheep, Tracyanne & Danny, Bis, Withered Hand, The Spook School, Big Joanie, Adult Mom and Peaness are among 45 artists confirmed today for this year’s Indietracks festival.

They’re joined by Holy Now, Young Romance, Mammoth Penguins, Porridge Radio, Strawberry Generation, Randolph’s Leap, The Catenary Wires, Molar, Witching Waves, Thud, Seazoo and L I P S.

Plus, we also have Fresh, Jetstream Pony, Child’s Pose, The BV’s, Cheerbleederz, Kermes, Kagoule, Junk Whale, Athabaska, Songs For Walter, Current Affairs, Kidsmoke, Owls of Now, Foundlings, Solution Hours, Grawl!x, Squiggles, Common Or Garden, Nim Chimpsky, Jacqui and Geoff, JC Quick, Rosehip Teahouse and She’s Got Spies.

It all takes place on the weekend of 26-28 July 2019 at our picturesque steam railway in Derbyshire. We’ve artists playing on four stages across the site, plus steam train rides, discos, art and craft workshops, children’s activities, museums, real ale and street foods.

We’re very happy to announce that Martha, Desperate Journalist, Advance Base, Best Praxis, Lost Tapes, The Proctors, Surf Muscle and The Sunbathers are all joining the Indietracks 2019 line-up.

Martha have just released an amazing new album, ‘Love Keeps Kicking’, and we can’t believe it’s already been four years since Desperate Journalist played their incredible show at Indietracks. We’re also delighted to welcome Advance Base – the electronic solo project of Chicago, IL singer/songwriter Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone). We’ve announced over 50 artists now, and there are biographies for everyone over on our website.

We’re also very excited to reveal the day splits for our headliners as follows:

  • Friday 26 July: The Orielles, Bis and Peaness
  • Saturday 27 July: Tracyanne & Danny, Martha, The Spook School, Desperate Journalist and Big Joanie
  • Sunday 28 July: Kero Kero Bonito, Stealing Sheep, Withered Hand, Advance Base and Adult Mom

After the bands, we’ll have discos with Fan Club, Paris Popfest, Grrls Like Us and Come Out 2Nite, as well as Bum Notes Karaoke with Ruby Waters. And we’ll have early evening children’s discos with How Does It Feel To Be Loved? and Some Like It Pop.

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We like to bring generations of alternative music fans together in one surreal setting, and never has that been truer than at Rockaway Beach 2020.

Joining The Jesus And Mary Chain, we’re very proud to announce the first ever festival headline performance from Fontaines D.C.. It’s the first time we’ve invited a band to headline ahead of even their debut album being released, but at no point was there ever a shred of doubt that it simply had to be Fontaines D.C. for next January’s show.

There’s only a few bands that come along with that inescapable fire in their eyes. The momentum behind them is undeniable. It just had to be done and we know you will stand with us on this.
Also, from a spot on BBC Sound of 2015 list SOAK captured the British imagination with the Mercury-nominated Before We Forgot How to Dream. The record won the Irish Choice Music Prize Album of the Year, setting her as an indispensable young voice capable of painting “a vivid portrait of teenage deep-thinking” (The Guardian).

Fronted by the IDLES-referenced Danny Nedelko,Heavy Lungs are also joining our programme – with their feverish live show. Not to mention returning heroes The Wedding Present and a heck of a lot more. We’ve still got one more headliner to confirm, and dozens more acts to announce as well as DJ’s, quizzes, film screenings and interactive games.

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The first wave of acts have been unveiled for Dot To Dot Festival 2019; CRYSTAL FIGHTERS, JORDAN RAKEI, SWIM DEEP, THE NIGHT CAFÉ, DREAM WIFE, THE ORIELLES, LAUREN AQUILINA, VIAGRA BOYS, MINI MANSIONS plus loads more will head to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham on 24-26th May 2019 for its 15th year. The award-winning day long festival will once again feature a line-up full of both established performers and the best emerging artists from the UK and around the world.

CRYSTAL FIGHTERS will headline Dot To Dot 2019, a band who have been an integral part of the alternative dance scene since the release of their debut album ‘Star of Love’ in 2010. Widely adored for their catchy songwriting and penchant for glitter, the English/Spanish trio built upon the momentum created by their debut with the release of 2013’s ‘Cave Rave’ and 2016’s ‘Everything Is My Family’. These follow-ups saw the band evolve their party-fixated electro punchiness, to an evocative, euphoria-inducing summery sound. The group’s endless energy and arsenal of feel-good anthems have made them a magnificent live proposition, helping them to forge a reputation for creating a celebratory party atmosphere wherever they play.

JORDAN RAKEI will be bringing his jazz and hip-hop driven sound to Dot To Dot 2019. The New Zealand born multi-instrumentalist moved halfway across the world to London to pursue a full-time career in music. He has since self-released his debut album, ‘Cloak’, in 2016 followed by critically acclaimed album ‘Wallflower’, released via Ninja Tune in 2017. Jordan has also collaborated with some notable tastemakers including Tom Misch, Disclosure, and more recently, merging the worlds of hiphop and electronica with beautiful ease on ‘Ottelenghi’ with Loyle Carner.

After previously wowing audiences at Dot To Dot in 2015, SWIM DEEP are welcomed back to the lineup this year. An integral part of Birmingham’s B-Town generation alongside Peace and Jaws, the band currently have two album releases to their name; 2013’s ‘Where the Heaven Are We’ and 2015’s ‘Mothers’. With these albums, came a collection of inimitable singles such as ‘Honey’, ‘King City’ and ‘One Great Song and I Could Change the World’. With a sound that encompasses elements of melodic indie, shoegaze and pop, Swim Deep are guaranteed to produce many singalong moments during their Dot To Dot performance.

Liverpool four-piece THE NIGHT CAFÉ’s pop-tinged summer anthems are guaranteed to get the crowd dancing, with their tunes recently daubed as being “bathed in sunshine… poppier than a fizzedup Fanta” by DIY. After being recently named in ‘The NME 100: Essential New Acts For 2019’ and notching up support slots with everyone from The Wombats to Sundara Karma to Circa Waves, there is no doubting that the group will be making a rapturous live show at Dot To Dot that is simply unmissable.

One of the breakout bands of 2018, DREAM WIFE spent the year conquering stages and festivals across the globe with their empowering brand of riff-infused rock. The group formed in 2015 for an art school project whilst studying at Brighton University, and chose their name as commentary on society’s objectification on women. Dream Wife’s self-titled debut, released in 2018 via Lucky Number, saw NME declaring, “Not since Yeah Yeah Yeahs burst out of Manhattan in the early 2000s in a blaze of fishnets and glitter has punk rock been as downright fun”.

Having released their debut album ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ last year, THE ORIELLES have blown away audiences with their refreshing brand of post-disco punkiness, which led to their album featuring on numerous album of the year polls including Q Magazine, BBC 6 Music and Gigwise. Meanwhile, LAUREN AQUILINA is set to enchant audiences with her captivating piano-driven sounds, which have clocked up a staggering 30 million streams on Spotify. She will also arrive at Dot To Dot armed with new material, including her recent release ‘If Looks Could Kill’, showcasing her exciting, new pop direction.

Dot To Dot will also continue its proud tradition of giving up & coming artists a platform to shine across the greatest venues of Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham. Emerging at a rate of knots are Swedish rockers VIAGRA BOYS whose 2018 alternative anthem ‘Sports’ reminds us why heavy guitar music is alive & kicking, they are expected to be one of the most talked about acts of the weekend.

Also set to perform, the first wave announcement includes; 404, ALEX LAHEY, ANGIE MCMAHON, BESS ATWELL, BESSIE TURNER, CROWS, DANCING ON TABLES, DYLAN, FATHERSON, FAYE WEBSTER, HEAVY LUNGS, JAMES GILLESPIE, KOJAQUE, LOVE SICK, MAX RAD, MINI MANSIONS, MISS GRIT, MISSIO, ONR, RACHEL CHINOURIRI, REWS, SONS OF AN ILLUSTRIOUS FATHER, SUN SILVA, SWIMMING GIRLS, WASUREMONO, WOVOKA GENTLE, plus many more to be announced.

Dot To Dot Organiser Anton Lockwood, of DHP Family, said: “We are very proud that Dot To Dot is recognised as a unique and essential event for discovering new music. It might be our 15th year but our passion for emerging talent continues undiminished. For this edition of Dot To Dot we are very happy to welcome relentlessly creative headliners in Crystal Fighters and respected tastemaker Jordan Rakei, backed up with a huge array of the best emerging talent, with even more to be announced.

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