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Badly Drawn Boy
Packing his trademark bobble hat, singer-songwriter Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy will be heading south to perform a selection of his favourite tracks on Saturday 17th June at the Koola. Winning the Mercury Prize back in 2000 for his much-loved debut album, The Hour of Bewilderbeast, the Breightmet-born singer is certainly no stranger to the festival circuit.
Having attracted celebrity fans from Richard Branson to Elton John, The Cuban Brothers will join this year’s lineup for an undoubtedly dazzling blend of comedy, breakdancing, singing and high levels of energy. Whipping up a frenzy, this unique outfit are guaranteed to make party goers laugh, sing, shake and cry with joy.
Backbeat Sound System
Joining Damon onstage on Saturday 17th June is 8-piece funk reggae outfit Backbeat Sound System. Originally forming just down the road in St Austell, this home-grown Cornish collective are renowned for their infectious sounds and party vibes.
WOLF CLUB is the stage name for electro duo Steven Wilcoxson (Aquarius) and Chris Martin (Leo) Blending a myriad of influences from electro, house, synth-pop and indie rock, they create a confusing yet alluring sound. They play rough. Influences: DAFT PUNK, MSTRKRFT, CRYSTAL CASTLES, BOYZ NOIZE, DIGITALISM, CALVIN HARRIS, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, ELECTRIC YOUTH, FENECH-SOLER, JUSTICE, KAVINSKY, COLLEGE, ESSENTIALLY THE DRIVE SOUNDTRACK, DAVID GUETTA, FOUR TET, THE RAPTURE, FRIENDLY FIRES, THE FOALS, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB…ANYTHING ELECTRONIC Check out Athens the soon to be released 1st single, currently being played on BBC radio
They may be considered Bristol’s newcomers, but having shared stages with the likes of: The Skints, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Scroobius Pip and Akala, Regime have quickly earned their stripes alongside some of the U.K’s finest acts. Being raised on the likes of Rage Against the Machine, Dead Prez and The Roots has helped create this unique and ever conscious band. Regime’s new e.p ‘PUSH’ was crowd funded by their loyal fan base in early 2014 as part of their third year project at The Bristol Institute of Modern Music. Having joined forces with booking agency MojoHobo (mojohobo.co.uk) 2015 will see Regime tour the U.K and Europe extensively. Watch this space.
Antimatador are an 8-strong synth laden, horn heavy outfit from SW:UK, fusing hiphop, funk, jazz, electronica, soul, rock and DnB. They deliver a nuclear explosion of high energy and positive vibes and have crafted a sound all of their own. Whether it’s the cerebral vocals and tricksy horn licks or huge synths and earthy rhythms, they bring something for everyone to every show.