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All Points East Festival 2019
All Points East can reveal the latest headliner joining the bill is the iconic New York rockers The Strokes, who will perform on Saturday 25 th May 2019 – the band’s first performance in the UK for four years.
Few bands since the turn of the 21st century have been so influential and illustrious as The Strokes, a group whose 2001 debut album Is This It still remains one of music’s most celebrated long players – featuring at the top of countless publications’ lists of best albums of all time.
Few bands since the turn of the 21st century have been so influential and illustrious as The Strokes, a group whose 2001 debut album Is This It still remains one of music’s most celebrated long players – featuring at the top of countless publications’ lists of best albums of all time. The group’s subsequent four LPs (Room On Fire, First Impressions Of Earth, Angles, Comedown Machine) and headline shows across the globe has seen their profile continue to rise – also buoyed by their respective individual projects and collaborations – with lead singer Julian Casablancas even linking up with French electronic pioneers Daft Punk on their UK #1 album, Random Access Memories.
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The Raconteurs are a new band made up of old friends Jack Lawrence (bass), Patrick Keeler (drums), Brendan Benson (guitars, vocals, keys) and Jack White (guitars, vocals, keys). While each of these four individuals have had successful careers with their own bands, the culmination of all of their talents is what truly makes The Raconteurs a force to be reckoned with.
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American alt-rock band Interpol, whose critically acclaimed debut album Turn On The Bright Lights propelled them to international fame. Subsequent albums Antics, Our Love To Admire, the eponymous Interpol and El Pintor, confirmed the band's initial success and turned them into a commercial and critical success. Expect choppy post-punk with hints of Pixies, Modest Mouse and Joy Division.
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One of the most celebrated and influential guitarists in the history of contemporary music, the legendary guitarist from The Smiths has been an inspiration for legions of string-pluckers ever since the '80s. He was co-songwriter and guitarist of The Smiths. He has also been a member of Electronic, The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs, as well as a prolific session musician and now also plays solo shows.
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Fat White Family
Formed in a squat in Peckham in 2011, South London's Fat White Family comprise Lias Saoudi (vocals), Nathan Saudi (keyboard), Adam Harmer (guitar), Martin Dead (drummer), and Saul Adaczewski (guitar). Their albums and live shows have garnered critical and public adulation for their skuzzy mix of country, rock & roll, post-punk, and nihilistic psychedelia, recalling the likes of the Fall, the Birthday Party, Butthole Surfers, and Charles Manson. Various band members have also had successful side-projects, including Moonlandingz and Insecure Men.
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Melbourne-based singer, guitarist and songwriter now making waves over here. Her first UK single 'History Eraser' has picked up extensive play on BBC 6Music. With her brand of 'slacker' garage-folk music, Pitchfork describe her material as 'shambling folk songs about the dangers of gardening and the quiet crises of modern relationships, all with a keen eye for detail and a wicked sense of humour'. Consider a female Yo La Tengo meets Jeffrey Lewis, and you'd be on the right path.
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Jarvis Cocker was at the heart of the 90s Britpop scene as frontman of Pulp, who released four albums during the decade, most notably 'His 'n' Hers' and 'Different Classes'. One of the 'common people', Jarvis' wry observations on sex, drugs and love and the famous stage invasion during Michael Jackson's performance at the 1996 Brit Awards has safely assured his place in pop's hall of fame. Beyond Pulp, he has directed music videos for Aphex Twin and Nightmares On Wax, and performed under the name Darren Spooner. He released two solo albums for the Rough Trade label, released a book of Pulp lyrics called 'Mother, Brother, Lover', recorded and performed with pianist Chilly Gonzales and for several years was the soundtrack to Sunday afternoons on BBC 6Music. His latest incarnation is under the moniker of JARV IS...
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Considered by some to be a female Nick Cave, scored for an imaginary Hitchock soundtrack, Anna Calvi's blend of dark atmospheric romantic pop saw her nominated for the Mercury Music Prize with her 2011 eponymous debut for the Domino label. Meanwhile her intense mesmerising live performances showcase her fiercely provocative and mastery electric guitar work, haunting vocals and hypnotic stage presence with striking torch songs. 2013 saw the release of her follow-up album 'One Breath', described by The Independent as “an LP that rumbles with lusty insistence, swoons with bliss, luxuriates in cinematic style and nudges Calvi’s emotive voice to fresh operatic heights.”
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Parquet Courts are an American punk rock band based in Brooklyn, NY that formed in late 2010, sounding somewhere between Sonic Youth and Pavement. The band consists of Andrew Savage (lead vocals, guitar), Austin Brown (guitar), Sean Yeaton (bass), and Andrew's brother Max Savage (drums). They have received acclaim in both the DIY underground and mainstream indie rock press, and have grown from cult status to a UK top 50 charting album.
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British neo-psychedelic band Temples make trippy dance-and rock-oriented pop that combines the experimental sound of bands like The Flaming Lips with the classic song craftsmanship of The Beatles. Formed in Kettering, Temples centers around the talents of songwriting duo vocalist/guitarist James Bagshaw and vocalist/bassist Thomas Warmsley.
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Connan Mockasin makes psychedelic blues and funked up party music for a new generation. Like David Lynch’s wilfully surrealist take on American suburbia, or Richard Prince’s paintings investigating modern cultural tropes, the New Zealand born, current London resident Mockasin makes beautiful, off-kilter music which subverts as it compels, challenges as it mesmerists, startles as it seduces, even drawing fans as diverse as Johnny Marr and Radiohead to Ed Banger chief and ex Daft Punk manager Pedro Winter into its wide-eyed, childlike exploration into the final frontiers of pop music.
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Amyl And The Sniffers
Amyl and the Sniffers are an Australian pub-punk band formed in February 2016. Due to their energetic live shows and catchy raw songs, they have quickly grown popularity nationwide as well as internationally.
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Angie McMahon released her first single ‘Slow Mover’ at the close of 2017 to an outpouring of support from fans and industry alike, all of whom have found themselves relating to Angie’s effortless way with words. ‘Slow Mover’ peaked at no.2 on Spotify’s Viral Chart on release and received instant heavy rotation from Australia’s new music champion triple j radio where it ended up making their Hottest 100 chart of the year, no mean feat for a debut release. The track has since clocked up well over 2 million streams on Spotify alone and has set the bar high for things to come from Angie, in the shape of 2019 debut album 'Salt'. "Angie McMahon's songs are full of ennui, desperation and longing that characterise one's early twenties, performed with the gloriously expressive voice of a woman who has seen a thing or two" - Uncut (8/10)
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BC Camplight is the moniker of American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian Christinzio. The Philadelphia singer-songwriter, falling somewhere between Ben Folds and Badly Drawn Boy, moved to Manchester UK in 2012, where he's brought his brand of quirky indie-pop to new audiences.
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An alternative rock trio based in London who are quietly creating a buzz among the capital's music fans. Lead singer Oli Burslem started out selling antique furniture. Two of his best customers were Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Spiritualized's Jason Pierce, who both encouraged him to form a band, and Yak were soon born.
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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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Brighton three-piece Our Girl are singer/guitarist Soph Nathan, bassist Josh Tyler and drummer Lauren Wilson. Nathan’s honest, personal lyrics float in a delicious array of sounds: rhythmic drum and guitar hooks make dynamic jumps to thick garage-rock riffs, then suddenly cut to beautiful, intimate moments of lone guitar and reverb-hugged vocals.
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Viagra Boys are a gnarly 7-piece post-punk band from Stockholm for fans of Butthole Surfers and Pi**ed Jeans.
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London rapper taking his inspiration from Skepta, Kele (Bloc Party) and Lily Allen. Skepta, Virgil Abloh and even Elton John have all professed their love for his music. "Tracks like the hazy and skittish 4am sound like they could’ve been produced by Andre 3000, while BADlands has so much streetwise energy it could’ve come from Mike Skinner himself" - Vice Magazine
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The Nude Party
The Nude Party congealed as one unit in the southern mountain town of Boone, North Carolina, in 2013 and gained its namesake very literally. Bonded by isolation, house party debauchery, a religion based on pushing the limits of bad taste, and a precocious predisposition towards the Kinks, the Animals, and the Velvets, they have burgeoned into a rock ’n’ roll act to be reckoned with.
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Willie J Healey
Willie J Healey operates within his own lane. This is a musician who can write about any topic that grabs his attention: from wry observationals and the innocence of young love, through to gothic visitations from the devil and alien abductions. He’s unconstrained by genre, moving at will between scrappy garage-rock, evocative Americana and sumptuous psychedelia. And it's all his own work, the product of obsessively writing song after song in his studio/garage/bedroom.
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This four piece Brighton band have the perfect balance of pop style vocals and well timed breakdowns, ensuring that their tracks never leave it's indie rock vibes. This talented band sound a bit like early Strokes with a dash of Queens Of The Stone Age. "Demob Happy are rock giants in the making" - NME. "A mega-dose of Muse-nodding stadium ambition" - DIY
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