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Longitude Festival 2014: 15 new bands you should see this weekend

Longitude Festival 2014: 15 new bands you should see this weekend


Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Spotify playlist & timetable


1. Talos


Heineken Stage, 3pm

Your first chance, unless you were at the Nialler9 Feel Good Lost gig back in May to see what Eoin French and Ian Ring have concocted beyond the immense track ‘Tethered Bones’. The Talos sound draws on ambience, reverb, falsetto and honey-eyed song craft.

Talos // Tethered Bones (Official Video)

2. Tvvins


Main Stage, 2pm

Rumour has it Tvvins are about to sign a decent UK label deal so slots on the main stage might be a regular occurence. Live, the duo made up of The Cast Of Cheers’ Conor Adams and Adebisi Shank/No Spill Blood’s Lar Kaye are a hefty synthetic vocal-driven electronic rock band.

All Tvvins 'Thank You'

3. Eagulls


Whelan’s 25 stage, 4.15pm

Shouty abrasive ’80s rock from a bunch of Leeds lads. They’re great live if you like jumping around like an idiot and feeling like the last 20 years never happened.

4. San Fermin


Heineken Stage, 6.45pm

I didn’t get to catch these live earlier in the year when they were here but the reaction to their live shows in Dublin and Cork were overwhelmingly positive. The band’s alt-rock, sweeping chamber pop and contemporary classical music makes for a unique proposition on Saturday’s lineup. They sound a bit like a more straight-laced Dirty Projectors.

5. Adultrock


Red Bull Music Academy Stage, 7.15pm

Live, Gavin Elsted’s music has gone from the laptop to all-analogue and it’s been all the better for it. There’s crisp, deep, full-bodied hypnagogic house music emanating from those instruments. I suspect ‘Chants’ to go down like the KnightRider theme song but he has plenty like it.

Also recommended on Saturday:

Le Galaxie, Disclosure, Haim, Hozier, Chvrches, Solar Bears, Colm K, Joey Bada$$, Koreless, Son Lux, The Academic.

Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Spotify playlist & timetable

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