Scheduled for 19-21 October, the 3-day event will take place at various locations in the centre of Rotterdam. It will once again feature a selection of the best current and up-and-coming alternative bands (there will be roughly 150 artists total).
Regular single and group tickets are now on sale. The festival also offers now the great option to pay for your ticket in two instalments, which can be very handy. Visit the website to grab yours and stream LOTD’s playlist below.
Having already shared singles “Start Over” and “The Last Day”, David Brewis gives us another taster of his upcoming album with the jazzy avant-folk number “Surface Noise”. It follows the all-acoustic direction of his latest songs and sounds fresh and new yet unmistakably his.
He says the following about the track: “I read Surface Noise as a kind of tour around the east end of Sunderland, feeling dejected and windswept. The Astral Weeks influence is fairly explicit on this track, albeit tempered with a denser string arrangement and all played on top of a swung 6/8 rhythm which I probably first heard on John Coltrane’s version of My Favourite Things”.
The Soft Struggles is set for release on February 24 and would be out on the new record label run by David and his brother Peter (who perform also as Field Music), Daylight Saving Records (an amazing Thy Socialite! by SLUG released last Friday was the first release on it).
David will also perform three shows in support of the record. All the dates will feature a full ten-piece band with most of the players from the record — David himself, Peter (drums), Sarah Hayes (flute/piano), Faye MacCalman (sax/clarinet), John Pope (double bass), Field Music’s regular string quartet plus Eve Cole singing. Dates as follows:
Scheduled for 19-21 October, the 3-day event will take place at various locations in the center of Rotterdam. It will once again feature a selection of the best current and up-and-coming alternative bands (there will be roughly 150 artists total).
Regular single and group tickets are now on sale. Visit the website to grab yours and stream the festival’s playlist below.
In January Peel Dream Magazine, the project of New York City-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Joe Stevens, will embark on a European/UK tour in support of his excellent latest record Pad (released earlier this year via Slumberland / Tough Love).
It will start in London on January 11 and will finish in Rennes on February 5. In addition to the main public dates, there would also be a special 3-week residency at Laylow in London, featuring invite-only shows. Find all the dates on the list below and more information about tickets here.
11/01 – Laylow, London, UK 18/01 – Laylow, London, UK 19/01 – Shacklewell Arms, London, UK (free show) 20/01 – Folklore, Brighton, UK 21/01 – The Louisiana, Bristol, UK 22/01 – Headrow House, Leeds, UK 24/01 – YES, Manchester, UK 25/01 – Laylow, London, UK 28/01 – L’International, Paris, France 29/01 – Theater der Wohngemeinschaft, Köln, Germany 31/01 – Schokoladen, Berlin, Germany 01/02 – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands 02/02 – V11, Rotterdam, Netherlands 05/02 – La Petite Rennes, Rennes, France