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Doune the Rabbit Hole is an intimate, independent music and arts festival located amidst the glorious ancient oak trees of the Cardross Estate, near Lake of Menteith, in Stirlingshire.
They started life in 2010, at a site near the town of Doune (hence the name!) and for the last 7 years have been celebrating the very best of Scotland’s independent/DIY arts scene alongside amazing international guests.
Please visit dounetherabbithole.co.uk/ for more information.
A group of talented musicians from Mali, Africa. Raised on a diet of Hip-Hop, R&B and Hendrix, all those old ‘world music’ prejudices have no place here. Songhoy Blues are four talented, hungry, sharp and outward-looking young men from a part of the world that has had more than its share of pain and conflict in recent years.
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Liars is a three-piece American band consisting of Australian-born Angus Andrew (vocals/guitar), Aaron Hemphill (percussion, guitar, synth) and Julian Gross (drums). Although initially lumped into the New York post-punk revival scene, Liars have come to be categorised by their dramatic stylistic shifts between albums, while retaining a consistent interest in rhythm and sound texture.
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Jenny Hval is a Norwegian singer, composer, lyricist and writer.
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Holy F*** started with a simple concept, to mimic modern, electronic music without using modern fail-safes like laptops and programmed backing tracks so they armed themselves with a drum set, a bass guitar, a myriad of toy keyboards, guitar peddles, mixers and even a 35mm film synchronizer and hit the stage. NME named them as one of their top three performances when they appeared at Glastonbury.
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The lead singer from Scottish rock band Idlewild breaking out on his own. A multi-faceted singer and songwriter, Roddy has a broad palate of styles and influences and his solo materials moves through folk rock to country to upbeat horn-led pop to indie rock to dark jazz elements, all held together by his soft Scottish baritone and thoughtful, often mysterious lyrics. Roddy Woomble's naturally poetic writing and consistent touring have won him many thousands of fans all over the world and he is widely regarded as one of Scotland 's finest songwriters.
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MBE and OBE snooker star entertains fans with his dry sense of humour and flair of trick shots. Winner of six Embassy world titles. In recent years Steve has also become a DJ with his eclectic record collection.
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A unique, politically charged, brand of emo-hop. 'Sage Francis is widely considered one of our generation's greatest lyricists. His career derives mainly from gifted wordplay which creates vivid narratives to instigate as well as inspire, but since it often derives from an accumulation of public disdain and personal turmoil, it's more about storming the castle than about watching the throne.'
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B. Dolan is an American rapper, spoken word artist and activist based in Providence, Rhode Island. For over a decade, B. Dolan has built a reputation for himself as one of the smartest, most energetic and surprising shows in Hip-Hop and Spoken Word. He keeps his loyal, homegrown fanbase coming back with a continually shapeshifting presentation, outsider perspective, and masterful execution.
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François and the Atlas Mountains
Sweet songs, sweet sounds, sweet voice. François Marry is a fantastically talented French-born electro-pop artist residing in Bristol, his songs rich in warmth and character and tinged with a lo-fi nature. His gifted band, The Atlas Mountains, provide more than just backing in works laden with keyboard beeps, gorgeous harps, guitars and much more.
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From their creation in 1995, Vibronics have been at the forefront of the UK Roots and Dub explosion. They served their apprentice through a series of exclusive heavy-weight cuts for Sound Systems such as Jah Shaka, Iration Steppas and Aba-Shanti-I before moving on to releasing music through Zion Train's Universal Egg label.
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Murray man has performed all over the world playing alongside sounds like Iration Steppas, Riddimtion and Aba Shanti.
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Dubkasm are comprised of childhood friends Digistep and DJ Stryda, who kicked off their dub project in the mid-'90s before going on to launch their Sufferah's Choice label in 2003 in order to showcase their studio productions. Dubkasm continue to push out a positive message through quality roots and dub reggae productions and regular live shows across the globe.
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Earl Gateshead began DJing in Brixton in 1979, worked as selector and MC with Cutty Ranks, Big Youth, Dr Alimantado, and Dennis Alcapone. His reggae nights at Plastic People have received Worldwide recognition. Currently, Earl is reggae resident at Fabric on Saturdays, London's largest and most successful nightclub, and part of the Trojan Sound System.
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Steeped in the fingerpick-guitar rudiments of folk music and country, inspired by the expressionism of classic jazz vocalists, and finding common ground in the minimalism and ear-taunting of the avant garde, Pacific Northwest singer Laura Gibson alights on a branch of the music tree that no one else has found.
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After a collection of demos and early studio recordings earned her a small, dedicated audience, Jesica Pratt moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles and recorded her first intentional album in her bedroom in a matter of months. That album, On Your Own Love Again (Drag City, 2015), would bring her around the world many times, leading many to fall under the spell of Jessica Pratt the performer, the songwriter, the singer with the heavy-lidded voice that feels alien and familiar at the same time.
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Indie legends who split to form Teenage Fanclub. But they have been known to reform for special occasions, so if they have a gig booked, get along because it might be a long time before another comes along!
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Karl Blau is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and DIY icon who helped turn his hometown of Anacortes, Washington, into an indie-music mecca.
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Formed in Berlin last year and based in Homerton, London - this is an eyes closed nod to warm psychedelia, jangle pop, and fuzz.
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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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Glasgow-based three-piece band Paws bash out infectious, lo-fi, garage pop-rock that can quickly shift from cute melancholia to an unnerving territorial roar. Lyrical topics slide between sarcastic self-analysis and, onto more so than often, brutal home truths.
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Glasgow’s past post-modern bug-eyed beatnik group.
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Free Love is the latest manifestation of Scottish duo Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook (FKA Happy Meals) - a continuation and progression of their utopian dance pop experiments released on Night School Records and Optimo which have seen them nominated for Scottish Album of the Year and performing across the globe. Touring across Europe supporting Liars and The Flaming Lips, and with festival shows as far as Austin, Moscow and Bangalore, the band have become notorious for their sensual live ceremonies. Using a table of all-hardware electronics, Free Love harness a charismatic chaos and unpredictable energy that sets them apart as one of the most exciting artists around.
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A 'feel good', psychedelic rock band from Tokyo.
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A loose collective of musicians headed by Edinburgh singer-songwriter Neil Pennycook. At times serving haunted, distorted electronica using little more than a laptop, whilst at other times playing folk with ukuleles, banjos and a wooden crate. Potentially Edinburgh's answer to Mark Eitzel of American Music Club.
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Glasgow indie rockers, Spinning Coin, recall the soft/sharp juxtapositions of indie pop during its epoch in the mid-late 80s. See their recent single ‘Raining On Hope Street’ for conviction, the title track being the melancholy counterpart to the B-side’s more raw and boisterous sound. The band are also associated with the ever-reliable Fuzzkill Records, having teamed up with them to release their self-titled EP in 2015 – a record which unveiled their authentic ramshackle pop. Lyrically progressive, Spinning Coin also focus on politics without the aggression. If you like indie pop with substance that’s rugged at the edges, then this is the band for you.
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Adam Torres is a country-folk singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas.
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The Lovely Eggs
Lancaster duo David and Holly are the Lovely Eggs. They make short, sharp punk-pop songs with sweet and sour lyrics. The strange song topics range from bikes and snails to digital accordians and watermelons. Holly was previously the lead singer for late-90's girl band Angelica, loved by Steve Lamacq, while The Lovely Eggs have found fans with 6 Music's Marc Riley, Radio 1's Huw Stephens and Art Brut's Eddie Argos. Their 'Don't Look At Me' video became a YouTube sensation thanks to a guest appearance by cult comic character John Shuttleworth, while the single 'Allergies' was produced by Gruff Rhys of the Super Furry Animals, who also made a cameo in the video.
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Chris Forsyth is a lauded guitarist and composer whose work assimilates art-rock textures with vernacular American influences. Long active in underground circles, he’s recently released a string of acclaimed records of widescreen guitar rock, and in 2013, he assembled The Solar Motel Band, who have quickly developed a reputation as an incredible live act, provoking ecstatic comparisons to visionary artists such as Television, The Grateful Dead, Popol Vuh, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and Richard Thompson.
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Having played alongside The Selecter, The Hotknives, The Skatalites, Rancid and Desmond Dekker in their time, The Amphetameanies arte Glasgow's most innovative Ska band, playing Two-Tone inspired original Ska tunes with one aim in mind - to keep the feeling, music and moves of British Ska alive!
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Apostille is the Glasgow-based, damaged-pop project of Night School Records boss and Please guitarist Michael Kasparis. Kaleidoscopic instrumentation is refracted into crystalline transmissions that are immediate and affecting, live performances are where the tensions present in the songs come to the fore; pop hooks battling their way through layers of noise, all delivered with a sincere and generous intensity few can muster.
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Ravioli Me Away
London all-girl trio. Everything you love about pop music distilled into one band. Or, in their own words, "dangerously ambitious and delusional all girl jazzy post-pop punk hip funk with a stylistically schizophrenic theme spanning all known past, present and future human cultures and sub cultures."
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Start To End, The Vegan Leather, Hairband, Leanne & The Radix, The Modern Institute, Big Cat ft Principal, Snapped Ankles, DopeSickFly, Busker Rhymes, The Evil Usses, Fallope & The Tubes, Laps, Kinsman ft Ras Istalion, Towel, Peter Brown, Papa Shanti, Bass Warriors, Girls Rock Super Group, Deliberate Crumbs, Fivetwoseven, Neil Hillborn, Steadfast Sylvatica, Tenement Sounds, Shunt It N Skank, 5ManArmy, Boogagroove, Vixen Sounds, Chillkey, Stereo Kriminal
- Port of Menteith
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