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With only two months to go, Standon Calling announce Connie Constance, Only Sun and more for the BBC Introducing stage.

Following final additions to the festival bill, the BBC Introducing stage at Standon Calling Festival will showcase some of the best new talent in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire including the likes of jazz infused BBC Introducing favourite Connie Constance, Americana outfit CC Smugglers, Gwen and the Good Thing, Banton and genre-hopping Everyone You Know.

See the video for ‘VICE’ by Only Sun: 

Only Sun - VICE (Official Music Video) - YouTube

We’re so excited for what’s to come for Standon Calling 2019 if this year’s line up is anything to go by.

Full line-up announced so far: 

Music: Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Wolf Alice, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Echo & The Bunnymen, IDLES, Lewis Capaldi, The Go! Team, Band of Skulls, Kate Nash, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Big Moon, Sea Girls, The Joy Formidable, Warmduscher, Flamingods, Elvana, The She Street Band, Iris Gold, Laurel, Saint Agnes, Meggie Brown, Honey Lung, The Howl & The Hum, Emily Burns, Juniore, Monty Taft, Big Society, Shiivers, Maddox, The Cuban Brothers, Erol Alkan, Simian Mobile Disco, Norman Jay MBE, Fleetmac Wood, La Fleur, Hospitality Takeover, Soho Radio: Delia Tesileanu, Emily Dust, 4 To The Floor, Tasty Lopez, Club de Fromage, Feeling Gloomy, Age Against The Machine, Bowie Disco, Special Guests: Friendly Fires, Roisin Murphy, Mahalia, Steam Down, Kawala, The Daniel Wakeford Experience, Sado Opera, Emma McGrath, Fangclub, Babeheaven, Hattie Whitehead, Inhaler, Beezley, The Reverse, Defect, Allright, Jaydee, The Japanese House, Annabel Allum, Maven Grace, CC Smugglers, Connie Constance, Everyone You Know, Alexis Kings, JGrrey, Lavz, Gwen and the Good Thing, Banton, Only Sun, Kaleem Taylor, Byfyn, Lydia Maddix.

Family: Dick & Dom DJ Battle, Mr Bloom & His Band, How To Train Your Dinosaur Live and Indie Kid’s Kids Disco.

Comedy: Russell Kane, Angela Barnes, Jen Brister, Sarah Keyworth, Abandoman, Cally Beaton, Amy Gledhill, and Jacob Hawley.

Hospitality Takeover: Danny Byrd, Metrik, Fred V, Makoto, Hugh Hardie, Lens, MC Carasel, Ruthless MC.

Groove Garden: Crazy P Soundsystem, Luke Solomon, Eli Escobar, Ray Mang, Justin Robertson, Kid Fiesta, Club De Fromage, Feeling Gloomy, Bowie Disco, Pumpers.

Standon Calling takes place on 25 – 28 July 2019 in Hertfordshire. Weekend and day tickets are available to buy here.

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We’ve picked the acts you’d be foolish to miss at Slam Dunk Festival 2019. As summer rolls, sporadic and stuttering over spring, spitting sunshine and rainfall in equally rubbish measures into our already-burned faces, there is a soft murmur of sweaty anticipation in the distance. Like a swarm of faraway bees on a windy day, Slam Dunk festival looms ominously on the horizon and we’re all a-buzz about it.

We’ve scoured the line up for the top acts you would be a fool to miss, from Manchester’s new kids on the block Hot Milk to titans Glassjaw, there seems to be something for everyone at this years festival. Check them out below!

Kublai Khan – Left Key Stage

Formed in 2009 in the southern state of Texas, metalcore stalwarts Kublai Khan may only be opening the Left Key Stage at Slam Dunk, but they sure as hell are going to attempt to raise it to the ground. With grinding sludge, chugging riffs and enough beat downs to entice a good old hardcore mosh, there won’t be any brains not turned to mush once this lot are done.

Hot Milk – Left Key Stage

Coming out of Manchester swinging with arguably the biggest debut pop-punk single of 2019, Hot Milk have the world at their feet and will be aiming to get you off yours. Fresh off their tour with You Me At Six there will be no stopping these festival virgins from absolutely nailing their first time, unlike so many before…anyways, go see Hot Milk.

Hot Milk - Awful Ever After [Official Video] - YouTube

Pagan – Left Key Stage

It’s an Australian invasion this year. Melbourne’s Pagan are a resplendent slice of raging punk, blackened doom and err… disco? Sound intrigued? If their recent release ‘Black Wash’ is anything to go by, you won’t want to miss them at Slam Dunk, promising everything from pogo pit, windmilling and boogie.

Trophy Eyes – Marshall Stage

Shrimps on the Barbie and kangaroos and Kylie Minogue n stuff. Pretty niche references but I believe you’re a cultured lot, so you’ll have guessed I’m banging on about everyone’s favourite Australian Geordie crossover band Trophy Eyes, here with some of that excellent Aussie wit and charm to put us bloody poms in our place. Not only do we love these gentle Oceanians, we quite like their punk rock songs, and what do we love even more than punk rock songs? You guessed it, it’s…. punk rock songs about drugs!

Trophy Eyes - You Can Count On Me (Official Music Video) - YouTube

The Plot In You – Jagermeister Stage

Nothing comical about these next fellas, a band that have truly transformed and evolved over the past few years, Ohio’s The Plot In You bring their own unique blend of post-hardcore to the fields of Hertfordshire. Expect powerful, gritty vocals, and a mountain of crushing breakdowns, musically and emotionally. The emotional breakdown might just be me, but I implore you to listen to Feel Nothing and, well, feel nothing. Heartfelt and harmonious, there’s sure to be tears, of sad joy, from my face, but I promise you can also have a good time, just if you see me, please hold me until I stop shaking, ok, thanks, byeeeeeeee.

>>> Find out what happened at Slam Dunk Festival 2018 here <<< Wallflower – Right Key Stage

Wallflower have been quiet as of late, but that shouldn’t stop you from meandering over to their set on the Right Key Stage. One part pop-punk and two parts emotional wrecking ball, the London Rabble don’t shy away from hitting you right in the feels before shaking you wide awake with intense layers of twanging guitars and it’s certain to be positively lovely.

Simple Plan – Monster Stage

Don’t you just love it when you put two things together that shouldn’t and they just work? Simple Plan did that when became all emo and sad and dumped all that emotion into pop punk. Spicy and bouncy from the start, they evolved and grew in ways that most pop punk bands would envy. There’s not many this side of the musical fence that can say they’ve done a track with Sean Paul! Also, don’t pretend like you’re not dying to be 14 again, buzzing off the fact there was almost guaranteed to be one absolute banger from Simple Plan every hour on Scuzz and/or Kerrang!

Simple Plan - Addicted (Official Video) - YouTube

The Menzingers – Dickies Stage

It’s been just under two years since The Menzingers caused a raucous in a field on this side of the Atlantic. While they’ve ventured back to our shores at venues up and down the country since the release of their 2017 album ‘After The Party’, their performance at Slam Dunk promises to deliver all things revelry and beyond. Inherently nostalgic yet the life and soul of the pop punk party, The Menzingers will have you jumping for joy one moment and sad the next: what more do you want from a day in Hatfield/Leeds sunshine?

Glassjaw – Impericon.com Stage

Speaking of those old bastards at Kerrang!, I first bumped into ‘Worship And Tribute’ on a Kerrang! compilation CD. Yes, a CD alright! I’m ancient. Now let me use my age and authority to tell you what to do. Step one. Go back to 2002. Step two. Listen to Radio Cambodia. Step three. Forget people do albums and think this is the only song Glassjaw did for 3 years. Ok, maybe forget step 3, and I guess you could probably get to step 2 without a time machine. But just listen to the raw drum beats, the scratchy guitars, and the pure energy and emotion that pours out of that god damn song then try and tell yourself you’ve got better bands than Glassjaw to see at Slam Dunk.

Listen to NEN’s Festival Essentials: Slam Dunk 2019 here!

And there’s more! Slam Dunk have revealed their set times for the festival. Get planning…

Full line-up:

Slam Dunk festival takes place in Leeds and Hatfield respectively on 25 & 26 May 2019.
Tickets are available now.

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With just over a month to go, Bushstock Festival 2019 have added their final headliner Matt Corby to the bill alongside Clean Cut Kid, Jack Vallier and more.

Having announced exciting second headliner Gang of Youths, Bushstock have pulled it out of the bag with their final line up additions including headliner Matt Corby. Joining the Australian singer-songwriter to finalise a belter of a line up will be Miss June, Rosie Lowe, Jacob Slater and many more talented acts.

See the video for ‘No Ordinary Life’ by Matt Corby here: 

Matt Corby - No Ordinary Life (Official Video) - YouTube

This one-day music festival in London’s Shepherd’s Bush will see this phenomenal lineup play across the 6 stages and secret sets announced on the day for one venue: The Albertine. With last summer’s festival including the likes of Sam Fender and Freya Ridings who have now taken the music scene by storm, Bushstock 2019 will be a fantastic glimpse at the best in new music for this year.

Full line-up: 

Matt Corby, Gang of Youths, Novo Amor, APRE, Banfi, Balcony, Bene, Clean Cut Kid, Delilah Montagu, Eloise, Ferris and Sylvester, Harry Marshall, Hot Dreams, Ider, Jack Vallier, Jacob Slater, Jake Germain, Jasmine Thompson, Jordan Mackampa, Laurel, LION, Madison Cunningham, Marsicans, MarthaGunn, Miss June, Molly Payton, Mosa Wild, Naomi Kimpenu, Olivia Dean, On Video, Rhys Lewis, Richard Fairlie, Roman Lewis, Rosie Lowe, Soleima, Tom Rosenthal,  Winnie Raeder, Yoke Lore, Zola Courtney.

Bushstock takes place at various venues in Shepherd’s Bush on 15 June. Tickets are available here.

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Yardlander take you on a rollercoaster of energy and emotion with their latest single ‘Straight Light’.

Made up of Oscar Koronka, Kit Gallagher, Tom Hill and Will Pickering, Yardlander have delved into new intense depths with this latest offering.

For those of you who have never heard of Yardlander before, they are a London based four-piece delivering musical stylings similar to early noughties Radiohead, with guitar driven build in their tracks comparative to Biffy Clyro.

These newcomers are bringing something refreshingly new and different to the music scene with their single ‘Straight Light’; if you searched for the definition of an anthemic builder, you’d find this song. Starting slow and subtle, the listener is consumed in melancholic guitar melodies and calming drum patterns, as front-man Oscar Koronka’s gripping vocals add a soothing touch to the track.

Listen to ‘Straight Light’ by Yardlander:

Straight Light - SoundCloud
(249 secs long, 199 plays)Play in SoundCloud

As playful hints of strings present themselves in the second verse and chorus, you’re suddenly hit full pelt with gut-wrenching guitar riffs, harder drum beats and mesmerising guitar solos; this intertwined with the groove of the bass lines, we are left speechless as the song goes full circle with a slow tranquil end. It’s an addictive track taking you on a rollercoaster from calm to high energy within a matter of minutes.

Yardlander pack a punch in their latest single showing real promise for the future and with an upcoming EP on the way, we cannot wait to see what they have in store.

If you want to catch ‘Straight Light’ live, don’t miss them at their EP launch party below:

29 May – The Monarch, London

Get ‘Straight Light’ by Yardlander now: iTunes | Spotify

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Download Festival will be debuting their new programme – Mind The Dog – at this year’s event ahead of Mental Health Awareness week next month. The programme will be implemented at the event in Donington Park on 13-16 June for the first time and will run morning, afternoon and in the evenings. But what is it?

Attendees will be able to share a fully immersive, live music and mindfulness experience from Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 June, and will be able to channel their zen in hour long classes in The Doghouse (situated in The Village), offering free meditation which will host live music sessions, healing sound baths, and a calming focus in the evenings to elevate fans state of consciousness. The programme aims to bring fans together in the now, becoming closer to themselves, the music, and each other and comes after the recent loss of music legends including Keith Flint (Prodigy), Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), and Scott Hutchinson (Frightened Rabbit): aiming to open up the conversation surrounding mental health, something Download organisers are committed to.

The festival is also introducing new improvements to the site itself, including:

  • A new devoted entrance for day visitors and non-camping weekend ticket holders
  • Weekend campers will also have their own dedicated car park
  • The Village is moving close to The Arena meaning festivalgoers can go from mosh to party with ease.
  • The NXT Arena moves closer to the guest area, where NXT UK will be live taping to broadcast as part of a weekly show on the WWE Network
  • The introduction of Metal Movies, a new open-air cinema with hammocks and lounge areas, will allow fans to kick back and watch music documentaries including being a metal band from Nepal with Underside along with a Q&A with the band afterwards, and Pursuit Of The Vikings with Amon Amarth.

That’s a lot of new stuff to take in there. The full schedule for Mind The Dog can be found here.

Amon Amarth - Crack the Sky - YouTube

And to top it off, festival organisers are hoping to continue to champion sustainability initiative with it’s zero waste to landfill policy, recyclable cups, re-usable water bottles available for purchase on site, more water points, reverse vending machines and all single use plastic cutlery, containers, and straws have been banned from traders, caterers and bars.

>> Check out what happened at Download Festival 2018 <<

Download Festival takes place at Donington Park on 14-16 June. Tickets are still available here.

Full lineup so far:

Aaron Buchanan, Alcest, Animals as Leaders, At The Gates, Bad Wolves, Batushka, Beartooth, Behemoth, Black Peaks, Brothers Osborne, Cane Hill, Clutch, coldrain, Conjurer, Crystal Lake, Deadland Ritual, FEVER 333, Godsmack, GroundCulture, Halestorm, Heart of a Coward, Icon For Hire, Intervals, Last In Line, Like A Storm, Lost In Stereo, Love Bites, Municipal Waste, Ne Obliviscaris, Palaye Royale, Parting Gift, Redhook, Skid Row, Skynd, Stone Temple Pilots, Sumo Cyco, Those Damn Crows, Three Days Grace, Toska, Trash Boat, Twelve Foot Ninja, Vega, Wolf Jaw, Alien Weaponry, Anthrax, Badflower, Black Futures, Blackberry Smoke, Dream Theater, Eagles Of Death Metal, I Prevail, The Interrupters, Jinjer, Lamb Of God, Man With A Mission, nothing,nowhere., Our Last Night, Riding The Low, Royal Republic, Slayer, The Smashing Pumpkins, State Champs, Underside, Whitechapel, Yours Truly, Zebrahead, Def Leppard, Slipknot, Tool, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie, Trivium, Amon Amarth, Carcass, Delain, Die Antwoord, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Opeth, Power Trip, Reel Big Fish, Skindred, Starset, Tesla, The Amity Affliction, Underoath, Allusinlove, Cloud, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Goodbye June, Graveyard, Hot Milk, Kim Jennett, Kvelertak, Lost Society, Nova Twins, Queen Zee, Roam, Simple Creatures, The Hu, The Picturebooks, The Wonder Years, Vambo.

NXT UK

Pete Dunne, Toni Storm, The Grizzled Young Veterans, Gallus, Jordan Devlin, Rhea Ripley, Travis Banks, Trent Seven, Tyler Bate, Walter

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A day-old album (‘Dogrel’ – one of the best of 2019 so far) and a sold-out show see post-punk band-of-the-moment, Dublin’s Fontaines DC deliver a primal set at Leeds’ one-and-only Brudenell Social Club.

Are you one of those people? One of those tweeters who bothers a venue for set times so you know the time limit on your pre-gig snacks, and how long you have to Uber over once the support band are finished, grab a beer with minimal haste, and settle into a mid-range location with a passable view of the stage for the headline act without raising your heart rate too much?
Do you get mildly-to-moderately frustrated and all ‘why don’t venues share set times, what. is wrong. with. you. music. people.?’

Is
this
you?

Sigh. Go and see the support act. Take those zeitgeist credentials if you must. Every headliner has been a support, and this segues me nicely into a short preview about Just Mustard, the curiously-named support act supporting Fontaines DC on their current UK tour. Cutting a set akin to a post-punk take on the glorious Cocteau Twins resplendent with heavy nods to ‘Third’ era Portishead, what they lacked in stage presence by looking like four folk in lunch line, they certainly made up for it with mind-blowingly gorgeous noises. Just Mustard will be back in Leeds at the Brudenell’s own Gold Sounds festival later this year, and NEN is thinking of going mostly for this if that gives you any idea of where we’re at with this.

And so onto the (deserved) hype train that is Fontaines DC has careered into North Leeds, a heavily-pepped tour-de-force fronted by Grian Chatte, a sort of Ian Curtis vs Mark E Smith kinda of character, who shudders and quakes the microphone as he spittles and bellows out lyrics from ‘Hurricane Laughter’ between urgent, dizzying riffs. It’s boisterous, it’s magnetic.

Fontaines D.C. - Hurricane Laughter (Darklands Version) - YouTube

Ragey and bitter post-punk is a train that’s also proffered passage also to The Blinders, IDLES, Shame, and more, but nobody is quite delivering it with the dazed DGAF swagger that Fontaines DC have doused themselves in and set themselves alight.

Tonight at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds is a sellout: no mean feat from a band whose critical debut album ‘Dogrel’ came out the day before, and whose set would find its home in dingy, smoky venues where sweat drips from the ceiling onto your tongue as you screech the band’s lyrics right back at them with fervour. In parts, the set itself is uneasy as the Joy Division impressions continue and intensify as the fire in Chatte’s belly possesses and takes over his body, poetic words falling from his lips in a strong, growly Irish drawl.

As the set edges ever-nearer to its climax and barely a gig-goer arm in the air, a punter is put towards the front in what seems to be an organised stage-dive. That’s some fucking on-point PR, but who even cares – this lotare going to have a long and riotous career with plenty more where that came from.t

Fontaines DC are touring for most of the 2019, heading next to the USA before returning to the UK later this year. Catch them if you can and stage-dive for real, with your mouth open, tongue poking out, words ready, accent optional.

Get ‘Dogrel’: Bandcamp | Spotify | Amazon | iTunes
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FLING brought down the house at London’s Oslo with their psychedelic melodies, groovy bass lines and tight drums.

Opening the evening’s proceedings, we were ready to be warmed up by Elian Dalmasso’s fantastic bluesy rock vibes. Describing his sound as music for body and soul, just him and his guitar proved this; this singer-songwriter from London put us in a warm fuzzy daze with his upbeat guitar melodies and silky smooth vocals. Dalmasso was a great addition to start the night off.

FLING graced the stage with an air of assurance as they launched into fan favourite ‘Lookin’ Outta My Window’: funky bass lines, effortless guitar melodies, and poignant vocals filled the small room, encouraging crowd members to move and dance along with them. Lead singer Charles McSorley was donned in a black mesh crop top, iridescent sparkling trousers and alien glasses and you could not ignore the sheer panache oozing out of him and the ease he and his band mates shared on stage was clear.

FLING - Revolution - YouTube

Having just released their debut album ‘FLING OR DIE’ a month ago, it was exciting to hear some of their newer tracks, such as ‘Girl’ and ‘Revolution’, played since the last time we saw them live at Thousand Island. Previously, we had seen a band starting out: finding their feet and trying to make their mark, yet at London’s Oslo a new air of confidence had overcome this band. The way they grooved, moved, and meshed together on stage brought up feelings of something refreshingly new. It was clear they had been keeping these new tracks close to their chests, ready to reveal them at the right moment, and this was that time.

With exponential amounts of energy, they teared through ‘Welcome To The City’, ‘Banjo Billy’ and ‘Extra Terrestrial’ – filled with titillating guitar riffs, smooth harmonica solos and an unmatched calm and collected aura. There is nothing comparable watching FLING onstage versus their recorded material: their music abilities come as naturally as cheese to wine and throughout their wonderful 30 minute set, they’re nothing short of phenomenal.

When seeing FLING live, the crowd is invited to the party; FLING are marking their territory on the groovy psychedelic music scene, this band is made for stardom and we can’t wait to see what they do next.

See FLING on tour at the dates below:

1 May – The Polar Bear, Hull

2 May – Night People, Manchester

3 May – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

5 May – STAG & DAGGER 2019, Glasgow

18 May – The Mill, Bradford

Stream/purchase FLING’s debut album ‘Fling or Die’ here. 

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Pretty Vicious caused a raucous at London’s Camden Assembly with their brand of gritty rock ‘n’ roll.

With Camden Assembly fit to burst from the sea of excited bodies, there wasn’t much time until Welsh rock band Pretty Vicious took to the stage launching into ‘Are You Ready For Me?’. Instantly hit with raspy vocals, hard hitting drums and ferocious guitar riffs from the speakers, it was as if someone had pressed a button setting off the crowd into a frenzy of moshing and chanting in the tiny venue.

As the set came to ‘National Plastics’ and ‘Are You Entertained?’, the Camden Assembly became more like a sauna as intense energy was exerted from Pretty Vicious and their fans. Shouting back lyrics, crowd surfing and continuous thrashing bodies; this was enough for the band to feed off, enhancing their already confident, entrancing stage presence.

Pretty Vicious - These Four Walls - YouTube

Drummer Elliot Jones proved his place in the four-piece delivering loud, untamed drum patterns that bounced throughout the venue. With bassist Jarvis Morgan and guitarist Tom McCarthy shredding and head-banging, you are left in a daze at the relentlessness of their performance. But it’s during ‘Cave Song’, their first ever single, that they really come into their element.

Vocalist Brad Griffiths delves into his raspy vocals further during the chorus: “Singing, drinking in the caves, all night”, punching you in the gut with the sheer power of his voice that seems to come so effortlessly to him. This was a truly special moment during the proceedings, as it was clear the room was filled with dedicated fans that had been around since the release of this single in 2015. Four years worth of following shone through in the smiles spread across the audience’s faces as their favourite band performed. Watching Pretty Vicious interact and engage with the crowd gives you a warm feeling, as they’re more than just a band playing for their fans, they’re an unconventional family expressing themselves through gritty rock ‘n’ roll.

Stream/purchase Pretty Vicious’ latest single ‘These Four Walls’ here. 

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Earnest alt-country emo feels like an aural coming of age at Pinegrove’s sold-out show at Leeds scene mainstay, the Brudenell Social Club.

You’d be forgiven for thinking Pinegrove are a bunch of simple twee folk-rockers with their stripped-down guitars and unassuming press shots, but with records brimming with vulnerable vocals documenting all the bad shit and stupid things you regret, lyrics steeped in hindsight/catharsis, the New Jersey alt-country-meets-emo band really come into their own on a stage.

Returning last year after a short hiatus, which saw them retire to a small country town in New York state to live and record, has not been without catharsis of their own: the band worked to reconcile and move forward from an accusation of sexual co-coercion with frontman Evan Stephens Hall entering into therapy, before seeking approval from the alleged victim to release their third record (which was given).

Latest album ‘Skylight’ was self-released not long after, with all profits from Bandcamp sales going to three charities: the Voting Rights Project, the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, and Musicares.

Photo: Chris Dearnley

Opening with ‘Cadmium’ from their 2016 record ‘Cardinal’ instead of what would have been an obvious new track opportunity to wave in front of the crowd, the gig tone was set straight from the off. This band have a following, the dedicated self-monikered ‘Pinenuts’, a bunch of ride or dies that know every lyric, every twang, every right time to wave their (Pinegrove-tattooed) arms in the air and when to echo the words softly, and a nod to their seminal album straight away was the perfect way to engage them.

Souping up an indie sound with frank, open emo lyricism is classic Pinegrove, tonight lifted up by the unmistakable sound of pedal steel woven throughout. Highlights from their 20-track set include ‘Rings’ and ‘Portal’ from their latest record, the show peppered math-rock tracks to bare-bones folk, harking back to the sounds of early Death Cab for Cutie, echoing the fragility of youth in ‘Angelina’.

Closing on the optimistic ‘New Friends’, lyrics tell of nurturing relationships you have, moving forward and letting the past go – a fitting end with the feels of bedroom emo-folk rather than the lofty Americana that the ever-present pedal steel twang would have you believe.

Expect fourth album ‘Marigold’ to drop later this year.

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Standon Calling reveal more additions to the plethora of acts already set to play in 2019.

Following the announcement of Friendly Fires, Roison Murphy and more to perform in the Hertfordshire countryside this year, we are pleased to give you even more additions to what is becoming an exciting and eclectic array of artists and bands for Standon Calling 2019.

The Japanese House, having just finished their UK tour, has been revealed alongside Annabel Allum and Maven Grace to join the likes of Wolf Alice, Mahalia, Kate Nash, Lewis Capaldi and much more for what is going to be a brilliant weekend of celebrating some of the best in music.

Check out the video for The Japanese House’s ‘Maybe You’re the Reason’:

The Japanese House - Maybe You're the Reason - YouTube

Plus with a magnitude of other activities running throughout the course of the festival weekend involving a dog show and rockaoke, it’s going to be a fun weekend for everyone at Standon Calling 2019.

Full lineup announced so far:

Music: Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Wolf Alice, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Echo & The Bunnymen, IDLES, Lewis Capaldi, The Go! Team, Band of Skulls, Kate Nash, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Big Moon, Sea Girls, The Joy Formidable, Warmduscher, Flamingods, Elvana, The She Street Band, Iris Gold, Laurel, Saint Agnes, Meggie Brown, Honey Lung, The Howl & The Hum, Emily Burns, Juniore, Monty Taft, Big Society, Shiivers, Maddox, The Cuban Brothers, Erol Alkan, Simian Mobile Disco, Norman Jay MBE, Fleetmac Wood, La Fleur, Hospitality Takeover, Soho Radio: Delia Tesileanu, Emily Dust, 4 To The Floor, Tasty Lopez, Club de Fromage, Feeling Gloomy, Age Against The Machine, Bowie Disco, Special Guests: Friendly Fires, Roisin Murphy, Mahalia, Steam Down, Kawala, The Daniel Wakeford Experience, Sado Opera, Emma McGrath, Fangclub, Babeheaven, Hattie Whitehead, Inhaler, Beezley, The Reverse, Defect, Allright, Jaydee, The Japanese House, Annabel Allum, Maven Grace.

Family: Dick & Dom DJ Battle, Mr Bloom & His Band, How To Train Your Dinosaur Live and Indie Kid’s Kids Disco.

Comedy: Russell Kane, Angela Barnes, Jen Brister, Sarah Keyworth, Abandoman, Cally Beaton, Amy Gledhill, and Jacob Hawley.

Hospitality Takeover: Danny Byrd, Metrik, Fred V, Makoto, Hugh Hardie, Lens, MC Carasel, Ruthless MC.

Groove Garden: Crazy P Soundsystem, Luke Solomon, Eli Escobar, Ray Mang, Justin Robertson, Kid Fiesta, Club De Fromage, Feeling Gloomy, Bowie Disco, Pumpers.

Standon Calling takes place on 25 – 28 July 2019 in Hertfordshire. Weekend and day tickets are available to buy here.

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