Bad Vibrations, Dimensions, LNZRT and SC&P collaborate to create a brand new, one day festival, Wide Awake, which will take place on Friday 5th June 2020 at Brockwell Park, London. The festival will focus on genres across leftfield indie, post punk, electronica, techno, jazz and more.
From some of the original founders of Field Day, LNZRT, and the creators behind some of London's most iconic, small music venues: MOTH Club, The Shacklewell Arms, The Waiting Room and Peckham Audio, this festival has been consummated through an adoration of music and a long history of ground-shuddering live shows across each of the sites.
Wide Awake delves into the underground scene to create a festival for music fans.
Uncompromising but still melodic: strap yourself in for the experimental sound of maverick four-piece black midi. They met at the Brit School and built their reputation through fierce, driven gigs at Brixton’s Windmill, before supporting Shame and performing at SXSW – making a number of ‘best band’ lists – on their debut American tour. Their reference points include rapper Danny Brown, Death Grips, Deerhoof, Miles Davis and Talking Heads, and their sound has been described as ‘country twangs, ambient textures, funky basslines, industrial beats, and noisy riffs – sometimes in the same song’ (The Outline).
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Boy Harsher is a dark electronic duo that produces gritty dance beats infused with ethereal vocals, creating a sound that is eerie, intense and incredibly danceable. Augustus Muller develops the underbelly of sound with minimal beats and grinding synths, where Jae Matthews whispers, screams and chants on top. Together, the music created is somewhere between industrial, drone and confessional storytelling. Muller and Matthews both have a strong background in film and their cinematic approach translates effectively in both their recordings and live performance.
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The Comet Is Coming
The Comet Is Coming are a London-based band who incorporate elements of jazz, electronica, funk and psychedelic rock, with a love of all things outer space, science fiction and B-movies. The Guardian described them as "true heirs" to cosmic jazz pioneers Sun Ra.
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Crack Cloud is a multimedia collective, comprising members from different cities, ethnicities and origins, who contribute to the sound, visual aesthetic and beyond – but their latest release, Anchoring Point, is helmed by seven key members. Taking its sonic influence from the likes of Gang Of Four, Fela Kuti and Talking Heads, its visuals from hip hop and the found footage aesthetic of the ‘90s, and its political ethos from thinkers like Malcolm X and Lydia Lunch, Anchoring Point is a barbed, lurching thing, a cacophony of punchy fragments, funk-laced bass riffs and experimental soundscapes. “We wanted to be expressive in a way that could be erratic but cohesive at the same time,” explains Choy. “Emotionally, it zig-zags. We wanted it to take a life of its own; a life in flux.”
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A 'tragic wave' / goth band from Los Angeles. 'Drab Majesty is an inter-dimensional platform aimed at channeling aural and visual messages founded by a human being from Los Angeles in 2013. The human communes directly with it's spiritual muse/assumed alter-ego Deb Demure to demonstrate the power in relinquishing ownership to a divine design, thereby handing inspiration over to the spirit world - essentially serving as a contractor in business with the Collective Consciousness.'
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Dream Wife started out as a fantasy… literally. Icelandic singer Rakel and British musicians Alice and Bella played their first show as part of a performance project at art school in Brighton. Stuck in dreams of 90s club kid nostalgia they continue on making music, embracing their love for edgy pop. Dream Wife name David Lynch's women as a big influence; 'powerful and seriously f***ed up'. They play with the aesthetics of the 1960's yé-yé girls movement, along with current influences such as Sleigh Bells, Le Tigre and Grimes. Dream Wife ooze with girl power; infecting the crowd with their trademark 'poolside pop with a bite.' The music juxtaposes simple pop hooks, beats, cutting riffs and dreamy vocals.
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Girl Band are a four piece noise rock band from Dublin, Ireland. The band formed in late 2011 and have since toured Europe and the United States extensively to wide critical acclaim. Their live show is known for being loud, intense and energetic.
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Taking their name from the late comedian Bill Hicks' alter ego, Goat Boy, Goat Girl are an all-female indie-rock band from London, UK. "Straight out of South London and determinedly DIY, Goat Girl are feisty, furious and fearless. Their incendiary rock, with shades of mid-noughties Cat Power and Medway garage girls Thee Headcoatees, challenges everything from national apathy to the perils of public transport" - The Guardian.
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Rising star Lena Willikens' impulsive sets straddling the dark side of disco.
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Los Bitchos are 3 gals from the underground realms of London, tripping out on tequila and Cumbia vibes.
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The Mauskovic Dance Band
The Mauskovic Dance Band is the brainchild of Nicola Mauskovic- Amsterdam based producer and Music maker. Combining elements of Cumbia, Afro-Caribean rhythms and psychedelia in equal measure to create a unique hypnotic groove, The Mauskovic Dance Band has become a staple of festival stages and sketchy nightclubs across Europe since 2016.
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Floor-filling trance and space-travelling techno.
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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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Snapped Ankles are a London based post-punk band.
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'Surfbort, a four-piece punk band from Brooklyn, New York made up of David Head, Alex Kilgore, Sean Powell and led by Dani Miller, channels inspiration from the 80’s punk scene to produce rousing, explosive music. Surfbort’s live experience is visceral and confrontational. Their feedback-strafed, guitar-shredding punk music says no to a digital age full of intolerance; they radiate love and friendship.'
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Minimal Violence, Sheer Mag
- Herne Hill
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