Electric Fields takes place at Drumlanrig Castle 26-27 August. Here are 5 bands Alive & Amplified reckons you should check out on the Friday.
Trying to choose just 5 bands to see at either of the 2 days at this years Electric Fields festival is a difficult task. Headliners The Charlatans should not be missed. Wild Beast and Reading based new boys Sundara Karma will also be excellent in the backdrop of Drumlanrig Castle. If you fancy a dance be sure to see DJ Yoda in the Sneaky Pete’s Tent. To make this easier and to keep in fitting with this blog I have chosen 5 Scottish acts.
Emma Pollock is a founding member of The Delgados and released her 3rd solo album ‘In Search Of Harperfield’ on Chemikal Underground in January and it went on to receive a place on The SAY Award shortlist. Emma has been up and down the country this summer playing a number of Festivals and will play the Edinburgh International Festival on 25th August at The Hub.
Glasgows Tuff Love are Julie Eisenstein (guitars & vocals) and Suse Bear (bass & vocals) and they are joined on live dates by The Phantom Bands Iain Stewart. Described as “Perfect Pop Music” by the BBC’c Vic Galloway. Their album ‘Resort’ was released earlier in the year to great praise from the UK critics. Tuff Love have become a favourite of Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music and have been filmed for BBC Introducing.
Baby Strange will release their debut album ‘Want It Need It’ and tour in September before returing to Glasgow in December for a massive show with White. Formed in 2012 Baby Strange, who are Johnny Madden, Connaire McCann & Aiden McCann, toured on NME’s best new bands tour in 2103 with Slaves & Palma Violets. Despite popular belief they are not named after the T-Rex track.
Glasgow’s Sweaty Palms recently released a new double B-Side Pretty Poor For a Posh Boy/Love Me on Black Sheep Records and also played T In The Park in July. The tracks were originally recorded on an iPhone and have been mastered at acclaimed Glasgow studio Green Door and give the blast of energy that this four-piece’s all thriller no filler live show have become renowned for.
Hailing from John o’ Groats Neon Waltz will make the trip to Dumfries to play Electric Fields. Being from one of the most remote parts of Europe has definitely not hindered this bands progress. They regularly tour up and down the country to great praise. Definitely check them out at Electric Fields.
The final 1000 tickets are on sale now at www.electricfieldsfestival.com
Check out Saturday’s 5 picks here!!
Electric Fields, 26-27 August 2016, Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Weekend Tickets – £95 + BF