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Mon 21st Apr - Sun 3rd Aug
@ Standon Calling, Standon
Featuring: Super Furry Animals (SFA), The Maccabees, Glasvegas, Late Of The Pier, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Friendly Fires, Los Campesinos!, Acid Mothers Temple, Cage The Elephant, Johnny Foreigner, New Rhodes, youthmovies, So So Modern, The Egg
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Standon Calling: Super Furry Animals (SFA) + The Maccabees + Glasvegas + Late Of The Pier + Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip + Friendly Fires + Los Campesinos! + Acid Mothers Temple + Cage The Elephant + Johnny Foreigner + New Rhodes + youthmovies + So So Modern + The Egg
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As Wales' favourite psychedelic popsters, the Super Furry Animals have inspired a whole generation of artists since their emergence in the mid-nineties. Recording in both English and Welsh, they changed the way that many thought about the language, whilst producing some of the finest summery Beach Boys-inspired indie to have surfaced in the last two decades.
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Brighton's Maccabees have gone from strength to strength since the release of their debut top 30 album 'Colour It In' in 2007. Their brand of slightly off-kilter British art-rock has seen them compered to the likes of Wire, Blur, Magazine, Futureheads and XTC. The frenzied live shows have generated stage invasions and riotous crowds buzzing to the sounds of already classic anthems like 'About Your Dress' and 'Toothpaste Kisses'. 2012 sees the release of 3rd album 'Given To The Wild', with more wild live shows sure to ensue.
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The Mercury-nominated Scottish indie rockers formed in early 2006. Championed by music industry mogul Alan McGee, the band consists of James Allan (vocals), Rab Allan (lead guitar), Paul Donoghue (bass guitar) and Jonna Löfgren (drums).
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Explosive indie-dance four-piece Late Of The Pier. Hailing from the Midlands, they make DIY fuelled noise-pop laced with elements of disco, rave and anything else!
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The hip-hop/electro duo whose name has been on the tip of everyone's tongues, since the release of their 2007 single Thou Shalt Always Kill. Sounding like a head on collision between The Streets, Goldie Lookin' Chain and Kieran Hebden's Fourtet, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip manage to mix coolness, humour and wry commentary with some highly original material.
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Friendly Fires lie somewhere between the poppiness of Snap!, the funkiness of Prince, and the electronic dance-iness of Daft Punk. Friendly Fires were the first unsigned band ever to play Transmission on Channel 4, shown on 9th November 2007. Their self-titled debut album was nominated for the 2009 Mercury Awards and the band have since gone from strength to strength, nominated for two Brit Awards in 2010, and releasing their Top 10 album, 'Pala', in 2011.
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Los Campesinos are a seven piece indie pop band from Cardiff with a punk spirit, biting lyrics and shouty vocals. They list some of their influences as Pavement, Deerhoof and Pulp amongst others. Their recent line-up change has seen them adopt a new, darker guise (their recent album 'Hello Sadness' was all about romantic failure). You may have heard their 2008 hit ' You, Me, Dancing!' on the recent Budweiser advert.
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Japanese heavy-psych, trance-blown power jammers with a distinctive '70s psychedelic sound that is loud, heavy and fast. There's nothing like watching Acid Mothers live, with hilarity and noodlings galore, throat singing and vocal percussion, wonderfully satisfying guitar noise and the neverending, unforgettable riff of 'Pink Lady Lemonade'.
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A fantastic US punk-funk rock five piece band who have previously toured with Queens of The Stone Age and take their influences from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fun Lovin Criminals and Pearl Jam.
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Boy-girl yelpy vocals, busted up charity shop kids keyboards and Sonic Youth steam-train guitars' - The Fly. 'Wielding Pavement-esque spec-rock as artfully as they siphon Pixies' eyeball-splitting roar. They're simply sticking up two fists at the bore-rock masses' - NME.
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A young Bristol-based band who can be described as punk-pop at a push. They combine interlocking fuzz guitars, catchy melodies and pounding rhythms and have been compared to Blondie and Dinosaur Jr.
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Sweltering avant-garde electronic punk. youthmovies deliver energetic and passion-fuelled live performances and their music flies in the face of convention, utilising live guitars and drums to their full and fusing lo-fi electronica and punk-inspired distortion. 'Clever, original - and sadistically unpredictable' – Kerrang
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'A bit like Futureheads playing Chic songs, at double-speed, with utterly nutzoid bits and performing them like B-boy cyber men' - NME. 'A high velocity artrock punk-funk four-piece with the imagination of Foals, the attitude of Devo, the complexity of Liars, the dancing IQ of Daft Punk and the insane energy of Polysics and with four keyboards on stage, vocoder, guitars, drums' - Artrocker.
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The Egg play live house, rocktronic, funk and ambient influenced dance music, using electronic and live instruments, video triggering, samples and live and vocoded vocals. Their music is inspired by artists such as Pink Floyd, Groove Armada, The Beloved, New Order, Underworld, and the shoegazing / nu-gazing scene.
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