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ArcTanGent announces 25 Bristol bands

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ArcTanGent announces 25 Bristol bands

ArcTanGent Festival has added 25 Bristol bands to its line-up. Joining headliners Fuck Button and 65daysofstatic are Thought Forms, Zun Zun Egui, The Pirate Ship Quintet, The Naturals and many more.

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Says co-founder James Scarlett; “I find the music scene in Bristol incredibly exciting and here at ArcTanGent we’ve always been keen to ensure our line up reflects this wealth of talent. Obviously there is a rich musical heritage with bands like Portishead, Massive Attack and Tricky, but 2013 really feels like it could be another Year Zero for the Bristol music scene.”

Also added to the line-up are Deej Dariwhal, Oliver Wilde, Giant Swan, Anta, Joe Garcia, St Pierre Snake Invasion, Scarlet Rascal & the TrainWreck, Anthroprophh, Spectres, Hysterical Injury, Damien Schneider, RiceBeats, SJ Esau, VOSTOK, TOM BEEF (± THE MOTHER BEEF), The Dagger Brothers, Oxygen Thief, POHL, Falling Stacks and Flights.

James continued: “I feel very confident that we’ve booked the cream of Bristol’s music scene and I can’t wait for people to check out these bands because they are seriously amazing. They have all been booked on merit and the fact they are from Bristol is just an added bonus for us”.

ArcTanGent takes place from 29th–31st August at a farm location just 15 miles south of Bristol. Tickets are strictly limited to 5,000 and are on sale now priced at £59. ArcTanGent is a two-day camping festival, with 80+ bands across 4 stages. Early entry tickets are available for £10.

Other acts playing at the inaugural ArcTanGent are Maybeshewill, Brontide, Axes, Among Brothers, The Physics House Band, That Fucking Tank, This Town Needs Guns, Yndi Halda, Castrovalva, Johnny Foreigner, Rolo Tomassi, Tall Ships, Three Trapped Tigers, And So I Watch You From Afar, Islet, You Slut!, Future of the Left, Bo Ningen, Gallops, Turbowolf, Arcane Roots, Blacklisters and Talons.


Biggest ever announcement for 2000trees

by 2000trees

Biggest ever line-up announcement for 2000trees

11-13 July 2013 – plus Early Entry tickets available for Thursday 11 July Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham, GLOS. GL54 4BL

2000trees festival has unveiled its biggest ever line-up list and promised there are still very special headliners to be unveiled.

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Stornoway, Funeral for a Friend, And So I Watch You From Afar, We Are The Ocean, InMe, Adebisi Shank and Stealing Sheep are among the 36 acts announced.

The line-up will also include Nine Black Alps, Fight Like Apes, Hilda May, Childhood, Beans on Toast, Cold Crows Dead, Brontide, Sky Larkin, Park Bench Society, Bovine, Wot Gorilla?, The Family Rain, Emperor Yes, Portasound, The Physics House Band, Her Name Is Calla, John J Presley, Bats, Hot Feet, Gnarwolves, The Retrospective Soundtrack Players, Empress, Black Moth, Crash of Rhino's, Landscapes, Wet Nuns, Grappler, Bear Cavalry and WOAHNOWS.

This massive list of bands joins the already announced Future of the Left, The Xcerts, Gallops, Max Raptor, Freeze the Atlantic and EMPIRE.

Organiser James Scarlett said: “This year could be the best line-up we’ve ever had. It has the usual mix of indie and folk plus every genre of rock you could imagine. Some old favourites who have played previously will return and more importantly there will be lots of fresh new blood – so 2000trees is definitely the place to discover your favourite new band!”

And it seems the bands themselves are equally excited. InMe frontman Dave McPherson said: “We're over the moon to join this year's 2000trees Festival! I personally have incredibly fond memories playing there both with InMe and solo. The Trees team is fun and friendly, yet also do a fantastic job and are passionate about doing things properly. I always love the wonderfully diverse line-ups, the local produce and the beautifully scenic site itself. We're only playing a few shows this year so for 2000trees to be one of them is a no brainer for us! Come party with us on and off stage!”

And So I Watch You From Afar’s Chris Wee continued this theme: “We're honestly thrilled to be playing 2000trees for the third time. It has to be one of the best atmospheres we've encountered. We love coming back to play as we are always treated so well and the fans are incredible – they almost blew the roof off the tent in 2011 so hopefully it's the same this year!”

5,000 music fans will get the chance to discover the very best new and underground British bands on four stages, plus comedy, DJs, quality food and drink and much more, in a picturesque Cotswolds setting.

According to organiser Andy Rea tickets are selling like hotcakes: “Tickets for our Thursday Early Entry Evening are almost sold out and standard weekend tickets are flying too, it’s all pretty exciting here right now. Plus we have booked some pretty special headliners for the main stage which we’re keeping under our hats until later on, to give our hard core 2000trees fans the chance to buy tickets first.”

Tickets for the three-day event are available from www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk


ArcTanGent Festival Announces Headliner

by ArcTanGent

ArcTanGent Festival has today announced that Friday night headliners 65daysofstatic will be joined on the Saturday by experimental electronic duo Fuck Buttons.

Says co-founder James Scarlett; “we’ve been working on booking Fuck Buttons for months now and I’m ecstatic that it’s finally come off. They’re a great band for us to book because they fit the line-up perfectly, rarely play live and have close connections with Bristol after forming and basing themselves here.”

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Other bands added to the bill are Future of the Left, And So I Watch You From Afar, Islet, Bo Ningen, Gallops, Turbowolf, Arcane Roots, Blacklisters, You Slut! And Talons. They will join the long list of acts already announced, including Three Trapped Tigers, Tall Ships, Rolo Tomassi, Maybeshewill, Johnny Foreigner, Castrovalva, Yndi Halda, This Town Needs Guns, That Fucking Tank, The Physics House Band, Among Brothers, Axes and Brontide.

James continues: “The really great thing about this latest announcement is that it adds another dimension to our line up. Bands like Turbowolf and Future of the Left bring something a bit different to the table and Bo Ningen are from another planet entirely‐ right now they’re the best live band in the UK bar none!”

And it’s not just the organisers that are excited. Rob Jones from 65daysofstatic says: “we loved headlining 2000trees last year so couldn’t resist the chance to play at their new festival. The line-up looks incredible - we’re very excited!”

This sentiment is echoed by Ric Phethean of Tall Ships who says that “I’ve always loved the events put on by the organisers so we’re really looking forward to playing. We love so many of the bands they’ve booked so I’m certainly planning on hanging around all weekend!"

ArcTanGent takes places from 29th – 31st August and tickets are on sale now priced at £59. Fellow organiser Goc O’Callaghan says: “we’ve done the research and we are pretty much the best priced festival out there. You’ll get two nights camping, four stages, over 70 incredible bands & DJs and the best local food & drink we can find. It’s definitely great value!”

For more information visit www.arctangent.co.uk


First bands announced for 2000trees

by 2000trees

First bands announced for 2000trees

New and underground British music

11-13 July 2013 – plus Early Entry tickets available for Thursday 11 July

2000trees

Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham, GLOS. GL54 4BL

The 2000trees festival has revealed the line-up for the Early Entry evening. Headliners Future of the Left will be joined by The Xcerts, Gallops, Max Raptor, Freeze the Atlantic and EMPIRE.

These acts are among the organisers’ favourite bands - most have previously played at 2000trees and are back by popular demand on July 11, giving fans the chance to enjoy an extra day of music and revelry.

More than half of Early Entry tickets have already been sold in just a week of ticket sales and the festival has sold out for the last three years.

Around 5,000 music fans will get the chance to discover the very best new and underground British bands on four stages, plus comedy, DJs, quality food and drink and children’s entertainment.

Founder Andy Rea said: “We are really pleased to welcome back some of our favourite bands and we were inundated with fan requests for them.

“We’re certain Thursday night will be one to remember and we can’t wait for the music to start.”

Tickets for the three-day event are available from www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk


ArcTanGent Festival Announces First Bands

by ArcTanGent

ArcTanGent

ArcTanGent Festival Announces First Bands

ArcTanGent, the new Bristol based music festival from the organisers of the award winning 2000trees has today announced the first 14 bands for its line up.

The 5,000 capacity festival will play host to headliner 65daysofstatic plus Three Trapped Tigers, Tall Ships, Rolo Tomassi, Maybeshewill, Johnny Foreigner, Castrovalva, Yndi Halda, This Town Needs Guns, That Fucking Tank, The Physics House Band, Among Brothers, Axes and Brontide.

Says co-founder James Scarlett: “with ArcTanGent we wanted to take the festival template we’ve laid down with 2000trees and have more leftfield, experimental and post-rock orientated bands. We think that this first line up announcement gives our audience an idea of where we are coming from musically and there are loads more exciting bands to come over the next few months!”

Ric Phethean of Tall Ships says: “2000trees is the king of vibes. The two years we've played have been two of the best shows we've ever done - great bands, good times. It's the only festival we make sure we can play and then stay for the rest of the weekend, so we really can't wait for ArcTanGent!"

This sentiment is echoed by John Helps of Maybeshewill who says that "2000trees is easily one of our favourite UK Festivals so it's an absolute privilege to be asked to be involved in their new event. The rest of the line-up we've seen so far is exceptional, and we're hugely excited that we get to play the first one."

ArcTanGent takes places from 29th – 31st August and tickets are on sale now priced at £59. Fellow organiser Goc O’Callaghan says: “we’ve done the research and we are pretty much the best priced festival out there. You’ll get two nights camping, four stages, over 70 incredible bands & DJs and the best local food & drink we can find. It’s definitely great value!”

For more information visit www.arctangent.co.uk


Adhesive Live

by Adhesive Live

Adhesive Live

MODERN DIGITAL meets TRADITIONAL CLASSICAL at Colston Hall

Friday 1st February 2013 see’s a truly one off performance - Adhesive Live, at Colston Hall.

Pioneers of digital music will grace the stage, performing alongside experts in the classical field. Expect the creation and delivery of live Jazz, Soul, Dubstep, Hip Hop and Drum & Bass from artists such as Roni Size, Joker, Nicole Jackson, Dr Meaker, Buggsy, Interface, William Cartwright, Laid Blak, Jay Wilcox, James Morton and Javeon McCarthy. All these artists will perform their music live on stage, accompanied by a fantastic 20 piece ensemble playing rescored adaptations of not only the music their fans know and love, but also new unreleased compositions never heard before. Envision a mix between Radio 1’s Live Lounge Sessions and the sophistication and musical variety of a “Live with Jools Holland” experience – then grow it to that of a full-scale 1800 capacity concert.

Central to Adhesive Live is the theme of togetherness and unity. The buoyancy of bass music has pushed Bristol-based artists to an international plateau only matched by the likes of Massive Attack and Portishead. The ‘Bristol sound’ has evolved from the city’s culturally diverse tapestry, merging everything from dub to jungle, bass to breaks. Adhesive Live seeks to unite this diversity with the epic grandiosity that only a classical orchestra can bring. Diverse musicality meets dance-driven rhythms culminating in a truly unique production – an amalgam of ages and styles, present in a vibrant city’s ever-changing musical landscape. Adhesive Live is a truly audio/visual extravaganza as along side performers their will also be live 3D animated visuals and video projections.

DATE : Friday 1st Feb 2013

DOORS : 7.15PM

VENUE : Colston Hall, Bristol

TICKETS : £22.50 + bf Purchase from Colston Hall – Call 0117 922 3686 or www.colstonhall.org/whatson/Event3331

MORE INFO : www.adhesivelive.com


New Festival Arrives in Bristol

by ArcTanGent

2000Trees launches weird little sister festival in Bristol

From the makers of the award winning 2000trees Festival, a new summer music festival is coming to a field near Bristol from the 29th-31st August 2013.

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The 5,000 capacity ArcTanGent aims to replicate the sell out success of 2000trees by becoming Bristol’s must visit festival and will provide an alternative to the more commercial indie, pop and dance orientated festivals in and around the city.

Fernhill Farm, Cheddar Road,
Compton Martin,
Somerset,
BS40 6LD

Says co-founder James Scarlett: “with ArcTanGent we wanted to take the festival template we’ve laid down with 2000trees and have more leftfield, experimental and post-rock orientated bands. To give you an idea of where we are coming from, our ideal headliners would be Mogwai, Mike Patton and the Mars Volta; although we have recently given serious consideration to blowing our entire budget on booking Nickelback or U2 just so we can set them on fire!”

James continued: “we’ve really found that Bristolians are crying out for something like this and they've been flooding our Facebook site with band suggestions ranging from up and coming local acts to potential headliners. People should definitely let us know who they want to see because we really do listen!”

Fellow 2000trees and ArcTanGent organiser Simon Maltas added that “We feel that festival goers really love the intimacy and relaxed nature of small, independent festivals like ArcTanGent ‐ everything is in easy walking distance and there are no queues! If you lose your mates, you either make new ones or simply wait to bump into them again.”

The first line up announcement will be made in mid-January, but for now the organisers are putting Early Bird tickets on sale at the reduced price of £49 to anyone signed up to their facebook page or mailing list.

Third and final ArcTanGent organiser Goc O’Callaghan said: “we’ve done the research and we are undoubtedly the best priced festival out there. You’ll get two nights camping, four stages, over 70 bands & DJs and the best local food & drink we can find. It’s definitely great value!”

For more information visit www.arctangent.co.uk


Last Shop Standing

by Prescription PR

Last Shop Standing: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the independent record shop

Last Shop Standing

"The independent record shops are true gems of our culture. Who would want them thrown away?"

Johnny Marr Musician

“There were record shops when I started my career, they were everywhere…”

Paul Weller Musician

“Record shops kept me going when I was desperately trying to work out how to be an international rock star”

Billy Bragg International Rock Star

Main Details:

A 50 minute documentary film

A collaboration between award winning film company Blue Hippo Media Ltd and Proper Music Publishing Ltd

Director: Pip Piper

Producer: Rob Taylor

Synopsis:

Last Shop Standing, inspired by the book of the same name by Graham Jones, takes you behind the counter to discover why nearly 2000 record shops have already disappeared across the UK. The film charts the rapid rise of record shops in the 60,70 and 80's, the influence of the chart, the underhand deals, the demise of vinyl and rise of the CD as well as new technologies.

Where did it all go wrong? Why were 3 shops a week closing? Will we be left with no record shops with the continuing rise of downloading? Hear from over 20 record shop owners and music industry leaders as well as musicians including Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Billy Bragg, Nerina Pallot, Richard Hawley and Clint Boon as they all tell us how the shops became and still are a part of their own musical education, a place to discover and cherish new bands, new music and why they might just have a brighter future.


Background:

Last shop standing the film is inspired by Graham Jones’ book of the same name: Graham has worked in music retail for over 30 years and his claim to fame is he has probably visited more record shops in the UK than any other person alive!

The film was shot between December 2011 and June 2012 and visited 28 independent record shops the length and breadth of the UK. The film features the record shop owners and their shops as well as many musicians and music industry legends capturing the stories and insights into the history and journey of so many of these culturally hallowed music spaces.


Thank you

by Jodie Humphries

A huge thank you to everyone who was involved with the LMS fifth birthday bash. From those who helped with the planning, to the bands, people that turned up, and of course the Fleece.

You never know, we may decide to hold another party when we turn six next year.


Live-Music-Scene Turns Five

by Live-Music-Scene

Live-Music-Scene Poster

April 2012 will see Bristol-based music webzine

www.live-music-scene.co.uk turning five. The website set up by Jodie Humphries in 2007 has come a long way since it was began at Bath Spa University. These days the site has a large team behind it providing live reviews, CD reviews and interviews.

To celebrate the website turning five, the team are putting on a gig at The Fleece on the 29th April and have invited nine of their favourite bands down to play and celebrate their birthday. Playing on the night is:

Hello Lazarus

Gunslinger

Riot:Noise

Neo-Ritmo

MKZero

Koshiro

Zero Pilot

Mind Museum

Cassette Culture

Cathodes

All the bands chosen to play have played a part in the site over the last five years. Live-Music-Scene are proud to have Gunslinger on the bill as the band features Alan Davey, former bass player of Hawkwind, and long-term friend of the site.

The night promises to be full of fun and the first people through the door will even get a party bag!

Doors are 3pm so head down and party with Live-Music-Scene.