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Cardiff Psych & Noise Fest 2019

Still standing after 25 bands and an inestimable number of beverages, Jamie Jones makes a definitive din for Cardiff’s second Psych & Noise Festival. . .

Desertfest London, 2019 – Sunday

The Sunday finale featuring Witches past and present, the Devil’s whiskey-soaked blues, and not-of-this-world riffage cement why we love this festival!

Desertfest London, 2019 – Saturday

Saturday’s Desertfest brings the noise in celebratory and triumphant fashion.

Desertfest London, 2019 – Friday

Chris Ball and Andy Little Zig-Zagged their way between Blackwater and spilled beer to capture their thoughts on Desertfest Friday with a Wovenhand…

Festival Preview – Cardiff Psych & Noise Fest, 2019

The 2nd Cardiff Psych & Noise Fest promises to be a highlight of the year for the Welsh capital city, a categorically unmissable event for fans of underground music. Despite it’s name there’s a great deal of variety across the 3 days and 3 venues so we’ve broken it down and hand picked our Must Watch bands from the stacked bill for your delectation.

Desertfest London, 2019 – Sunday Preview

Sunday’s Desertfest sees stoner rock legends Fu Manchu headline the Roundhouse with a fitting supporting cast.

Desertfest London, 2019 – Saturday Preview

Saturday’s Desertfest encompasses many tastes and genres, as debutants, returnees and an anniversary celebration lie in wait for our delectation.

Desertfest London, 2019 – Friday Preview

Desertfest’s first day brings a brain-frazzling, mind-melting selection box of rockers, seers, psychos and musical explorers.

Hey Colossus – Centrala, Birmingham

About midway into ‘Back In The Room’ they fully take flight, a massive, shaking whirl of sound that surrounds and lifts you rather than simply flattens you with volume.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 – Paris

Self-evident though it may sound, Pitchfork Music Festival felt fantastically festive, as though our smug cynicism had been lifted from all of our minds for the duration of our stay at hip-young-music-snob-heaven, a time during which many Parisians briefly reunite with long-lost acquaintances such as the concept of bright, flashy colours and non-ironic optimism.

Pitchfork Avant-Garde 2018 – Totes Lost in Paris

Pitchfork Music Festival has expanded to take over the Bastille area for two evenings chock full of performances by promising new acts from the indie music scene. Here I stood, sole person in line at the Badaboum at 7:30 pm sharp, with excitement tingling in my brain and French opinionatedness running through my veins. I was ready.

Pitchfork Festival, Paris – Ten to Watch

Set every year around the end of October and start of November, Pitchfork Music Festival has quickly earned its place as a staple event in the Parisian music scene through its yearly display of cutting-edge artists and rare live performances. Here are ten artists Echoes and Dust are looking forward to seeing at the festival.

Green Man Festival 2018

The fact that it sold out months in advance . . . reflects the dedication shown by loyal customers who return to Green Man year-on-year, with familiar faces popping up and the taking place of many re-united hugs. This is a family affair; everybody knows everybody else, but first-timers will also undoubtedly be welcomed with open arms and warmth.

KOZFEST 2018

Here’s the lowdown on Kozfest 2018, including headline appearances by Mugstar, The Cosmic Dead and Nodens Ictus.

UK Tech Fest 2018 – Sunday

Even without Protest The Hero topping it, Sunday was still a stupidly impressive lineup, and after the quality sets on show on Saturday, the festival looked set to end on a massive high. . .

UK Tech Fest 2018 – Saturday

Saturday was all set to bring some well-hyped rising stars, returning favourites, a stacked after-party, and a left-field headliner for the Waghorn Guitars Stage. . .

UK Tech Fest 2018 – Friday

It’s that time of year again, when the lovers of technical guitars and poly-rhythms descend on a cowshed in Newark for a weekend of musical virtuosity and wizardry. And nobody’s more excited than the weather, with literal tornadoes storming the campsite on the Thursday. . .

Festival Preview: Green Man Festival 2018

Michael Nash selects his must see acts at this year’s Green Man Festival.

ArcTanGent 2018 Retro/Pro-spective

If getting the Albini seal of approval doesn’t tell you a festival is worth the punt, nothing does.

Kozfest –Ten of the Best

Here are 10 unmissable highlights from Devon’s intimate psychedelic festival that’s very special indeed.

BE PROG! MY FRIEND – 2018

Be Prog! My Friend pulls together 10 top sets, with big names Pain of Salvation, A Perfect Circle, Sons of Apollo and Steve Hackett all delivering.

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