We are well into the festival season and the sun still appears to be shining, (no complaints here).
So today we thought we would share with you our Top Five Picks to catch at this years Beacons Festival.
The London based band Childhood will be returning to Leeds once again in August following a great set at Nation of Shopkeepers earlier this year. Despite being the main support slot for the Palma Violents UK Tour, their show outdid the head-line act by far. Their eclectic influences have won them comparisons to The Stone Roses amongst many.
Definately one of this Summer's hottest bands and not one to be missed at this years Beacons.
Ever since we heard the Sauna EP back in 2010, we have been enchanted by Vondelpark. In April this year, R&S released their début full-length release Seabed which certainly did not disappoint. You only have to listen to the EP version of 'California Analogue Dream' and the version on Seabed to see how far their sound has developed in only three years.
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West-London solo-man Niall Galvin has been the unfortunate victim of some lazy comparisons to 'Jamie-T.' However, the sheer versatility of his musicianship on-track quite simply demonstrates his talent and unique sound, placing him far apart from his Press inflicted doppelgänger. He has also collaborated with Childhood on 'The Drivethrough' a few months back. We are looking to hear a lot more from this chap over the coming weeks.
The Detroit House legend played at a Flux party a few months back and thankfully will be returning to Leeds this August with his usual smooth but eclectic mix of records. This will be an unmissable set and a welcome change if you can drag yourself away from the live circuit.
Cheack out the link to Andres Discogs here to get an idea of his sound: http://www.discogs.com/artist/andr%C3%A9s
Verging a little more towards the psychedelic infused sounds which Tame Impala have imaginatively reinvented, Hackney based four-piece Splashh are also making quite a stir. With a knack for creating wonderfully hypnotic tunes, this set will be a stunner.
Get yourself over to the Beacons Festival website now to check out the full line-up and snap up your tickets before it's too late: http://www.greetingsfrombeacons.com/
Look out for interviews and features with some of the guys mentioned above in the run up to the festival over the next few weeks.