AUGUST 7TH – 10TH 2014
FASTEST GROWING FESTIVAL IN THE NORTH REVEALS SPECIAL GUESTS: ACTION BRONSON
ACTION BRONSON / XXYYXX / DAM-FUNK / GREG WILSON
£99.50 (+bf) Full weekend early bird ticket
£25 deposit scheme (pay rest in July)
Beacons Festival are very pleased to reveal the special guests for 2014. Action Bronson will be joining headliners Darkside, Daughter, Jon Hopkins and The Fall. Other great acts added to the line-up include the slick R&B XXYYXX, Dam-Funk (part of the revered Stones Throw gang and Greg Wilson. Predictability is never a threat. Full list of acts below.
BANDS FOR 2014 SO FAR
ACTION BRONSON new
GREG WILSON new
NIGHTMARES ON WAX
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
CATE LE BON
EAST INDIA YOUTH
FAT WHITE FAMILY
MELT YOURSELF DOWN
NAKED (ON DRUGS)
+ LOTS MORE TBC
PLUS DJS / CLUB PARTNERS
A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE (FEATURING ANDREW WEATHERALL + SEAN JOHNSTON)
MANO LE TOUGH
SET ONE TWENTY
BIGGER THAN BARRY
GIN & JUICE
& LOTS MORE
See / Crash / Jumbo / Ticket Arena
£99.50 (+bf) Full weekend early bird ticket
£25 deposit scheme (pay rest in July)
Beacons Festival, Funkirk Estate, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 3AB
After a couple of years feeling out their sound across the UK live circuit, Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos took on the task of recording their brass, strings, electric guitar and drums based “carnival punk” sound.
They released the independently recorded Victory for the Monsters in October 2012, gaining BBC6 Music radio airplay and capturing their notorious live energy on a record that they followed up with a tour that took in France, Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic.
Reactions across Europe were enthusiastic and the band soon embarked on a second visit in April 2013, this time making additional stops in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. A highlight of their career to date, the band was invited to play in the Czech town of Jaroměř. This was an honour as it meant being able to entertain audiences in a region of the globe whose traditions had influenced their music in the first place.
With summer festival performances that included Boomtown, Y Not, Tramlines, Nozstock, Wychwood and Swingamajig and a third European tour under their belts, the band went into the studio to record their second album, Kill the Beast, with producer by Gavin Monaghan (Editors, The Destroyers, Robert Plant).
Kill the Beast takes its influences from disparate cultures and movements such as rabble rousing two tone on “Tequila Song”,”Raggle Taggle Gypsy”‘s explosive make over for the twenty first century festival scene or the apocalyptic swing of the title track. The result is a surprisingly cohesive set of songs, all infused with the trademark Weirdo energy, successfully captured on record. The band have taken a mains-wired blender to the last fifty years of popular music and dared it to dangle its naughty bits in.
Recorded and produced by Gavin Monaghan (Editors, Carina Round, The Destroyers), Kill the Beast‘s conception was helped along by rock and roll history. The band borrowed The Clash’s tuba player (from Sandinista!), Bowie’s mixing desk, Joy Division’s guitar and even Ned’s Atomic Dustbin’s drum kit to add their own voice to rock and roll’s delightful history.
The album will be available for download on May 7th. Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos will be playing all over the UK and Europe in May 2014 to promote Kill the Beast.
RELEASED MAY 26TH, 2014
Plus two UK shows in June
- “Her Style is soothingly languid but still sassy …Sunshine by name and nature” -Metro
- “The voice is extraordinary, matched in size only by her personality and her sense of fun” – Echoes
- “Jazzy gospel voice that could loosen bricks from their mortar” – New York Times
Avery*Sunshine - singer, songwriter and pianist - who has one of the most dynamic voices – releases her hotly anticipated second album ‘The Sunroom’ out May 26th on Dome Records. Produced by her songwriting partner, guitarist Dana Johnson.
It has been three years since the release of Avery’s critically acclaimed debut album. And with the release of ‘The Sunroom’ – you can expect to hear – a mix of sublime ballads, grooves and up-tempo tracks – to expressAvery*Sunshine’s thought provoking songwriting.
Alongside ballads like ‘Sweet Afternoon’ and ‘Call My Name’ – there are the Al Green-flavoured ‘Love (Won’t Try)’, the shimmering ‘Nothing To Something’, sassy soulful shuffler ‘I Do Love’ and the up-tempo stomper ‘Time To Shine’ – to name a few…
Avery recently owned her performance on Later…with Jools Holland - where she captivated guest Ringo Starrwhen interviewed on the show “Well, we can all use a little more Sunshine”. Two sold out shows at the Union Chapel were followed by a Royal Albert Hall date, opening for BB King – which garnered great reviews and a Radio 2 playlist on her single ‘I Got Sunshine’ .
Originally from Chester, Pennsylvania, but now based in the vibrant music city of Atlanta, Avery has shared stages in the US with the likes of Eric Benet, Ledisi and Rachelle Ferrell and has collaborated on record with Roy Ayers, Will Downing and Musiq Soulchild, among others.
Avery returns to the UK to headline two shows at:-
June 20 – Islington Assembly Hall, London N1.
Show time 7.00pm. Tickets :£25.00
June 21 – Old Market, Brighton.
This is Avery*Sunshine’s time to shine!
Avery*Sunshine got her start singing at church and playing piano in her home town of Chester, Pennsylvania. She graduated from college in Atlanta, and decided to stay there. For several years she has been choral director at the renowned Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr Martin Luther King Jr preached.
In 2007 she was sought out by Jennifer Holliday to be choral director for an Atlanta production of Dreamgirls. In 2008 she made daily performances at the Democratic national convention and also sang at several events at the inauguration of President Obama.
She also found time to play a principal role in the musical play I Dream, based on the life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. And she has recently acquired a manager, Paul Ewing, who also guides the career of Gregory Porter.
FINNISH ROCKERS RELEASE SPLIT EP WITH SPINEFARM LABEL-MATES, THE TREATMENT, IN CELEBRATION OF RECORD STORE DAY 2014, APRIL 19th
+ CONFIRMED TO PLAY SONISPHERE FESTIVAL, JULY 5th
+ SPECIAL ‘WARM UP’ SHOW IN BRISTOL, AHEAD OF SONISPHERE APPEARANCE
RECKLESS LOVE, the flamboyant Finnish rockers who burst spectacularly onto the UK scene in 2010, have joined forces with hard-charging home-grown rock ‘n’ rollers, The Treatment, to release a limited 4-track split EP, pressed onto 12” orange vinyl, via Spinefarm Records.
This one-off run of 500 copies – produced specifically for Record Store Day on April 19th– features previously unreleased tracks, and marks the first outing on vinyl for both acts…
A-side: Reckless Love
1. ‘Die Hard’ (taken from latest studio album, ‘Spirit’)
2. ‘Angel Falling’ (previously unreleased in the UK)
AA-side: The Treatment
1. ‘The Outlaw’ (taken from latest studio album, ‘Running With The Dogs’)
2. ‘Way Of The World’ (More cover – previously unreleased physically)
This year’s Record Store Day marks the seventh annual celebration; special vinyl and CD releases, plus various promotional products, are made exclusively for the event, and sold in independent record stores up and down the UK.
In addition, Reckless Love have been announced to play Sonisphere 2014. The three-day rock and metal event will return to the grounds of Knebworth House from July 4th to July 6th, after a two-year absence. Reckless Love will take to the stage on Saturday, July 5th.
Ahead of this appearance, the band – Olli Herman (vocals), Pepe (guitar), Jalle Verne (bass) and Hessu Maxx (drums) – will play an intimate ‘warm-up’ show on July 4th at The Fleece inBristol, marking RL’s return to the UK following their headline run last November…
Tickets to see Reckless Love at The Fleece, Bristol, are available here:http://www.seetickets.com/event/reckless-love-exclusive-sonisphere-warm-up-show/the-fleece/781982?aff=id1bandsin
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- Francobollo Offer Free Download
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