Super September Extra: It’s Picnic Time
Right it’s that time of the year again, Electric Picnic is here and I can’t believe I’m not going 😦
So with a heavy heart here are my top must see acts for this weekend…enjoy
3: Funeral Suits: Electric Arena 3:45-4:15
The Dublin trio formed in 2008 through a mutual love for epic electronica rock infused guitar rock. They can already boast a string of special guest performances with Franz Ferdinand and Passion Pit to mention a few. They have just finished recording their debut album produced by none other then acclaimed producer Stephen Smith, who can boast working with the likes of Blur and The Smiths. So as you can see we should be expecting big things from these guys sure have a listen for your selves…
2: The Charlatans: Cosby Stage 11:00-12:00
The fantastic Charlatans first came on the scene in 1989 when Brit pop was just bubbling under the surface, paving the way for an onslaught of indie ridden charts. The lads were pretty much an instant chart success with their second single, ‘The only one I know’ entering the top ten and have gained longevity that only a few bands can blag about.
11 studio albums on and the five piece are still still doing the festival circuit and I must say deservedly so 😉
1: Interpol: Main Stage 10:30-12
Well what can I say, these guys are already living legends in my eyes. From the word go this New-York indie trio were creating not just songs but works of art with the likes of NYC and Lief Erikson. Some serious musical act to watch live although don’t expect too much movement from Mr. Banks tonight, the music my friends, will speak for itself…
3: Codes: Cosby Stage 2:15- 2:45
I’ve seen these guys play live twice before blasting out their exciting raw rock sound and both times they came up trumps. Having already played this years Castlepalooza and supporting some big name acts such as Keane and Airborne Toxic Event it’s surprising to me that Codes aren’t playing a later slot.
Albeit, it shall be the perfect way to start your hungover Saturday and surely knock those cobwebs off. In a world filled with so many good Irish indie bands I really hope there is a place for these guys to shine as they truly deserve success.
2: Arcade Fire Main Stage 10:00- 11.15
The Canadian indie rock band are definitely a well sought after live act and thoroughly enjoyable to watch. Lets just hope the sound on the Main Stage is better than the bands slot at Oxegen last year and everyone shall walk away happy…
1: Chemical Brothers Main Stage 12:30-2:00
What a legendary dance act, these guys put on a show that will be etched in your mind for some time. Light’s, techno, action!
3: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! Crawdaddy Stage 11:00-12:00
There’s definitely a few tough decisions to make today but if I was going I would try catch a bit of these guys before heading along to see Pulp. The New- York based quintet have literally not stopped growing in the popularity stakes since the release of their self- titled debut album in 2005. If you’ve never had the pleasure of hearing these happy chappies then head along to the Crawdaddy Stage on Saturday night and add I challenge you to not come home a fan…
2: White Lies Electric Arena 9:20-10:20
This London indie trio, who perform live as a five piece are not to be missed. White Lies got their first big break following the release of singles ‘Death’ and ‘Unfinished Business’ in 2009 performing a headlining slot at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. They have had great success over quite a short period of time with debut album, ‘To Lose my Life’ going straight in at number one in the same year.
I’ve seen these guys a few times before and would highly recommend watching them live as it’s what they do best.
1: Pulp Main Stage 10:30-12:00
What a welcome reunion to the music scene that Pulp decided to reconcile their differences and get back together in 2010. Cheeky Jarvis Cocker has been in and out of the music headlines for the past twenty years and not always for good reasons.
I think it’s time to put all that nonsense behind Jarvis and Pulp and delight the audiences with the fun tunes from yesteryear…oh the memories…