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Paredes de Coura Festival is an alternative music festival in northern Portugal. Situated in the scenic riverside Praia do Taboão, the festival's location is almost unrivalled in terms of natural beauty, with picturesque woodland and inviting waters open for exploration.
The festival is one of the country's most established, and across its rich history it has developed an enviable reputation not only for securing high profile performers from across the globe, but also for showcasing exciting new acts on their ascent to stardom.
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'Lucy Dacus is a witty songwriter whose solo tunes have evolved into twangy indie rock slow-burners with help from the rest of her talented quintet. She began writing mostly for herself, but met up with like-minded players in Richmond, Virginia who helped flesh out and grow her skeletal demos. Dacus is a soft-spoken, in-the-moment kind of player whose lyrics are open-ended but biographical. She possesses an acute observational focus, one that gifts her with the ability to tell stories that resonate with thoughtful universal truth.'
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Marlon Williams is an award winning singer-songwriter from town of Lyttelton, New Zealand. He released his debut solo album to critical acclaim in April, charting at 4 in New Zealand, and 31 in Australia in its opening week. The album has been called “captivating” by Rolling Stone, “a revelation” by Metro Magazine and “wonderfully accomplished” by the New Zealand Herald in a 5-star review. Williams has been widely tipped for international success, and will tour Europe with Husky and Aldous Harding, before heading to North America for Winnipeg and Vancouver Folk Festivals in 2015. With one of the purest voices in modern music, and the charisma and individuality to match it, the world is about to discover Marlon Williams.
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Passionate postrock experimentalists from Portugal with a cataclysmic kick ass sound that ebbs, flows and crescendos just like Explosions in the Sky and Godspeed You Black Emperor.
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The Legendary Tigerman
The Legendary Tigerman is the artistic name of Paulo Furtado, a Portuguese blues performer in a one-man-band style. Furtado plays guitar, harmonica and drums alone on stage. Some of his albums include 'In Cold Blood', 'Naked Blues' and 'Femina' featuring a number of female singers including Maria de Medeiros, Asia Argento and Peaches.
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Former Mercury Prize nominees, West London electro-funk collective Jungle's musical style has been described as "midtempo 1970s-style funk", combining tropical percussion, wildlife noises, falsetto yelps, psychedelic washes and bass. Formed by Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson, the pair wished to challenge themselves and resist the temptation to simply reproduce their music from laptops. They soon grew into a mighty seven-piece band to deliver a full live experience.
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An alternative blues band from New York City. 'Frankie Cosmos is connected to your soul. Frankie Cosmos is the flower you should grow. Frankie Cosmos is the infinite cosmos infinite space. Frankie Cosmos is the pride soldiers show when they are returning home from battle victorious.'
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Late 80s/early 90s Shoegaze outfit Slowdive were darlings of the NME and were signed to the legendary Creation label, back in the days when Indie really was Indie! Releasing three albums and a string of EPs between '91-'95, they were more productive in that short period than My Bloody Valentine have been in their entire career! After a gap of 19 years since their last live performance, Slowdive returned for live shows and hopes of recording new material. Talking about the influence of the band and the shoegaze resurgence in recent years, Slowdive's Rachel Goswell says: 'The fact that the music we made still stands up today and is influencing new bands says a lot and that makes me feel very proud of what we did. There seems to be a lot of love out there for Slowdive, which is nice'.
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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
A seven piece, psychedelic rock band based in Melbourne, Australia. The band are known for their highly prolific output. In 2017 they pushed their ambitions to their fullest by relasing five albums in the same year! "For the last few years, King Gizzard And the Lizard Wizard have been expanding their sound past the lo-fi sound they made their name with. They dabbled in Beach-Pop, Raga Rock and even Bossa Nova Jazz. At the top of their game they blend fuzzy ‘60s licks with the occasional soft psychedelic groove" - Spill Magazine
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Confidence Man are a Brisbane-based band who have performed their quirky pop, electronic and funk sounds since their debut single in 2016.
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Michelle Zauner is the guitarist and singer for Philadelphia indie rock band, Little Big League. After her mother was diagnosed with cancer, she returned home to Oregon and while she was there, she revamped songs from her previous lo-fi / experimental pop releases under the name Japanese Breakfast.
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Funk / Punk / Indie / Soul five-piece from South London. Bursting at the seams with punk energy, with the patter of the Streets, the spittle of Mark E. Smith, and the underground spirit of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, combined with the frenzy, rage and exasperation of their youth. Their reputation as one of the best new live bands in London is cemented following tours with The Garden and Fat White Family and shows with The Fall, King Gizzard, Slaves and more.
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The Mystery Lights
A fuzz-fueled New York based rock and roll band with a nod to the 60's Garage/Pebbles scene and artful 70's Punk. Their explosive live shows have gradually became the stuff of legend as the quintet won their following one fan at a time in dives from Brooklyn to the Bowery.
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Montreal's Grammy award winning indie-rock collective have grown from critically acclaimed cult heroes to stadium sensations across their five albums, with 2011's 'The Suburbs' picking up 'Best International Album' award at the Brits. Their now established baroque sound, embracing violin, cello, accordion, etc. then moved into a more electro direction on fourth album 'Reflektor' with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy producing, while 2017's fifth album 'Everything Now' is perhaps their most eclectic release to date, taking in elements of Disco, Reggae, Country, Funk and Electro.
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Big Thief is an American indie rock band with folk roots based in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Its members are Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals), Buck Meek (guitar, backup vocals), Max Oleartchik (bass), and James Krivchenia (drums).
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Fleet Foxes blend West Coast harmonies with a European baroque sensibility and many have drawn comparisons with legendary acts such as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the Beach Boys. The band themselves have described their sound as 'baroque, harmonic pop jams'.
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And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
American alternative rock band from Austin, Texas. The chief members of the band are Jason Reece and Conrad Keely. The two alternate between drumming, guitar and lead vocals, both on recordings and live shows. The band is known for their wild, energetic concerts.
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Curtis Harding could best be described as a student of the gritty, sweat-dripping, hip-swinging blues that wafted through the air of the American sixties. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Curtis figures out how to tap into the old soul man of the past without mimicking or ruining it, but instead evoking the spirit of the true Soul music of yesterday, meshed with the realities of now.
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North London MC, producer, DJ and runner of the 'Boy Better Know' grime label. As a rapper and MC, Skepta aims to make grime music for the masses! A veteran of the U.K. grime scene, MC, producer, and record-label owner Skepta was influential in the genre's shift from the underground to the pop charts, as well as its creative and commercial resurgence during the mid-2010s. Born Joseph Junior Adenuga to Nigerian parents, Skepta moved to Tottenham with his family at the age of three. Inspired by both US and UK hip-hop, he started his music career appearing on the pirate radio circuit and performing at various MC battles. In 2005, he formed the grime label Boy Better Know with brother J.M.E. and Wiley, and a year later joined East London collective Roll Deep, although he left the following year to concentrate on Boy Better Know and his solo career.
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Surma, Keep Razor's Sharp, Dead Combo, The Blaze
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