- By Kier
In our previous post we showed you where Sound Tracks will be alighting on May 11th. Now we’re very excited to tell you what you’ll be seeing when you’ve passed through the gates…
First through the gates
THE WAVE PICTURES
England’s premier guitar poets, the cult three-piece have collaborated with a multitude of indie legends from Darren Hayman and Daniel Johnston to Jeffrey Lewis and the Mountain Goats. Adored by their fans and sure to delight newcomers, a crowd-pleasing set at the Bussey Building is assured…
A harpist who takes the instrument to places Joanna Newsom would never dare, last year’s ‘The Bird School of Being Human’ was one of the most affecting and innovative debut albums we’ve heard in quite some time. Candid and captivating, this is a performer not to be missed.
Born in Battersea and former member of the Brit School in London (breeding ground for Amy Winehouse, Adele and Jessie J), Tawiah’s sumptuous soul stylings have swivelled heads such as Mark Ronson’s, who snapped her up for his live band, while Corinne Bailey Rae and The Guillemots have also been blessed with her services.
OFF-KEY HE-MAN – “Like Brassroots on acid” – a screaming fan. This big brass funk band is a colossal coming together of two of the country’s leading brass bands, 12 Tone Brass Band & Riot Jazz.
Boats – Winnipeg indie pop outfit Boats makes impossibly hooky pop songs about death, being old, girls, glowing bears and escaping the spectral plane. “sharply composed with scrappy vocals, energetic electronics, and bright guitar riffs and trumpet lines” – Aesthetic Magazine
We Are Willow – a touching collection of collaborations by Manchester-based artist/musician Chris Butler. ‘Part One’ with singer-songwriter Kathryn Edwards was picked as Piccadilly Records ‘Folk Record of the Week’.
The Leg – Scottish folk-punk band with addictive melodies.“sonic alchemists with pop magic dancing from their fingertips” – NME “A marriage between folk tradition and punk snarl; only this is a wedding where the church is on fire, the Vicar is on Buckfast and the bride has fled, screaming, into the woods”. – THE MONITORS
Happy Hunting – Electronic brother-and-sister duo from Wembley “pop without an obvious melody or standard song structure… It has atmosphere, balance and beauty.” – THE RECOMMENDER
Wormfood – Sound Tracks’ After Party will be hosted by wormfood + anomalous visuals. Two of the uks most respected underground organisations bring you a night of spectacular music, visuals and installations to end the festival with some bumps for eyes and ears.
PLUS: 40+ up-and-coming bands playing live and acoustic on London Overground trains.