Posted by: nick
Back for its fourth year, East London’s finest 1-day festival Field Day is back with a hugely impressive lineup courtesy of music promoters Eat Your Own Ears, Adventures In The Beetroot Field, Bugged Out! and Bloggers Delight. Highlights for us include Gallic popsters Phoenix, South Carolinan sensation Toro Y Moi and Bradford Cox’s side project Atlas Sound. But there’s a whole lot more…
The critically acclaimed Frenchies last album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix finished at or near the top of a lot of Best of Year lists and apparently they kicked bum at their Brixton Academy dates in London.
For Fans Of: Jamaica, Friendly Fires, Passion Pit.
Dan Snaith and his Canadian crew Caribou make gorgeously psychedelic, intelligently arranged dance music with infectious vocal twists. Usually lining up with dual drummers, expect to feel this one in your bones.
For Fans Of: Four Tet, Memory Tapes, Black Moth Super Rainbow.
We proclaimed Memory Tapes’ 2009 debut album ‘Seek Magic’ our favourite dance record since LCD Soundsystem’s ‘Sound Of Silver’ and we wouldn’t take it back even if you paid us. How much did you say? NO! It would be great to see him with a full band but we’ll take what we’re given.
For Fans Of: LCD Sounsystem, Friendly Fires, Neon Indian.
Bradford Cox is otherwise known as frontman of the awe inspiring Deerhunter. A busy busy bee, he also released one of the albums of 2009 ‘Logos’ under his Atlas Sound moniker. It included collaborations with the likes of Panda Bear (Animal Collective) and Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab and was generally rather special.
For Fans Of: Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Here We Go Magic.
Signed to XL Recordings (home to M.I.A, Vampire Weekend, Gil Scott Heron, etc, etc!) Holly Miranda has been championed by Kanye West and her beautiful, dream like debut album was produced by Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio and features a duet with Kyp Malone (also of TVOTR).
For Fans Of: TV On The Radio, Beach House, White Hinterland.
A masked London based 3-piece that sound a little like Metronomy when they get their instrumental groove on.
For Fans Of: Metronomy, Late Of The Pier, Foals.
Former Test Icicles frontman and fellow Hackney native Dev Hynes’ latest album ‘Life Is Sweet Nice To Meet You’ builds on his eccentric Arsenal with country singalongs and kitchen sink rock masterpieces.
For Fans Of: Tom Petty, Arctic Monkeys, Mystery Jets.
Brighton based two-piece Kal and Dom. We read somewhere that they were spearheading the post-dubstep movement. Does that mean Dubstep is over? We’re not sure but this doesn’t seem too great a departure from it. Still fresh sounding, banging tunes then innit!
For Fans Of: Burial, Flying Lotus, Caribou.
Near legendary Sub Pop signed drums and guitar two piece from LA, No Age really helped kick off the whole lo-fi resurgence a couple of years back with their awesome Nouns album.
For Fans Of: Japandroids, Bad Brains, Crass.
Most famed for his role as front man in legendary The Beta Band, Steve Mason has since then released solo work under his King Biscuit Time and Black Affair aliases. He’s now dropped back to his own name and his latest album Boys Outside is perhaps his most complete solo effort yet. It does sound quite a bit like The Beta Band but there are far far worse crimes.
For Fans Of: The Beta Band, Pet Shop Boys, LCD Soundsystem.
Mark E Smith’s band are, in the words of their late great number one fan John Peel, “always different, always the same”. Their latest album through Domino Records ‘You’re Future, Our Clutter’ is no exception to that rule.
For Fans Of: At The Drive In, Pavement, Nirvana.
New York based band making pounding electronica that will shake your hips and stir your soul. Ethereal vocals courtesy of lovely Ozzie Penelope Trappes.
For Fans Of: Gang Gang Dance, Clay Stones, Vega.
Our favourite artist at the moment. We were recently blown away by pint sized Chazwick Bundick aka Toro Y Moi at his London headline debut show and are hungry to hear more from this supremely talented genre mashing master.
For Fans Of: Washed Out, Neon Indian, Flying Lotus.
A London, Hiroshima and USA four piece making waves in the UK music scene with their 90s leaning guitar fuzz anthems. Some real songwriting talent disguised in a lo-fi DIY aesthetic here. Two of them used to be in Cajun Dance Party.
For Fans Of: Dinosaur JR, Jesus & Mary Chain, Sonic Youth.
Here are few others we’d be more than happy to cast our eyes and ears over:
Here’s the full lineup by stage:
Eat Your Own Ears
The Invisible dj Set
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Gilles Peterson DJ set
Erland And The Carnival
Bethan Elfyn And The Vinyl Vendettas dj set
Andrew Weatherall dj set
Adventures In The Beetroot Field in association with Last. FM
These New Puritans
The Kissaway Trail
Our Girls DJ’s
Now Wave DJ’s
Matthew Herbert One Show
Last FM DJ’s
Egyptian Hip Hop
Cate Le Bon
XOYO / Lock Tavern
Von Haze live
Toro Y Moi live
Sunday Girl live
No Pain In Pop
Mim (Black Cab Sessions)
Hounds of Hate live
Don’t Die Wondering
Dam Mantle live
Village Mentality in association with The Quietus
Shula Wigwam DJ’s
Shula Wigwam DJ’s
Shula Wigwam DJ’s
Mouse On Mars
Gruff Rhys vs Tony da Gatorra
Flower- Corsano Duo
Esben and the Witch
Beth Jeans Houghton
Archie Bronson Outfit
Bugged Out in association with Full Circle and Dummy
The Golden Filter – live
Tensnake – live
Moderat – live
Memory Tapes -live
Joker & MC Nomad
Chilly Gonzales – live
Carte Blanche - DJ Mehdi & Riton
Pantha Du Prince live
Off Modern djs
Off Modern djs
Night Slugs (L-Vis 1990 & Bok Bok b2b)
Mount Kimbie live
Hudson Mohawke live
Gold Panda live
Feeding Time djs
Deadly Rhythm djs
DaM FunK live
Blogger’s Delight (Casper C, NikNikNik & Skull Juice b2b)
Keep your eyes peeled for up to date information and for the latest news visit – www.fielddayfestivals.com
Grab Your Tickets Here, at only £33.33 they are a steal.