Sky Larkin

Wednesday, 8 October 2008, 16:40 | Category : Uncategorized
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It’s been a while since Sky Larkin have been mentioned around these parts. In February last year I saw them supporting Los Campesinos! at the sadly missed Spitz, and was impressed by the noise that they made, along with the cute guitar poses and madcap drumming. More than a year and a half later the [...]

James Yorkston - When the Haar Rolls In

Wednesday, 8 October 2008, 16:38 | Category : Uncategorized
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Back in 2002, the NME sought to assure its readers in the review of James Yorkston’s debut album Moving Up Country that here was folk music that it was OK to like. Fast forward six years and it’s hard to imagine them saying the same thing in the midst of a landscape where every elfin-featured [...]

Twins Seven Seven

Friday, 3 October 2008, 12:52 | Category : Uncategorized
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You didn’t think that what you needed for a Friday afternoon was a 15-minute long piece of spacey psychedelic madness, where a former UNESCO artist for peace leads a chant for the duration while synth-fuelled percussive Afro mayhem bubbles around him. No, neither did I, but now I know better. You may too.
mp3: Twins Seven [...]

End of the Road Festival 2008 - Sunday

Thursday, 2 October 2008, 12:06 | Category : Uncategorized
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Sunday’s musical treats started early for the Growl family. Well before the bands took to the various stages, we were thoroughly entertained by a guy in the cinema tent doing kids singing and other activities. The Baby Growl enjoyed it so much that she fell asleep immediately afterwards.
Main stage activity started for us with The [...]

End of the Road Festival 2008 – Saturday

Wednesday, 1 October 2008, 16:23 | Category : Uncategorized
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Saturday started off (almost) where Friday left off when the Family Growl arrived, through the mud for the last couple of songs of Devon Sproule on the Garden Stage. The Garden Stage and the surrounding garden area was much easier to navigate than the glue-like mud in the adjoining field, so we hung around there [...]

End of the Road Festival 2008 – Friday

Wednesday, 1 October 2008, 16:22 | Category : Uncategorized
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Although the whole EOTR experience is wonderful, it’s the music that most people are there for. My musical adventures started properly about 9:30pm on the Friday when I popped up to the Bimble Inn to see Devon Sproule play her wistful take on acoustic American folk music. There were songs from her Upstate Songs record, [...]

End of the Road Festival 2008 – Friday

Wednesday, 1 October 2008, 16:22 | Category : Uncategorized
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Although the whole EOTR experience is wonderful, it’s the music that most people are there for. My musical adventures started properly about 9:30pm on the Friday when I popped up to the Bimble Inn to see Devon Sproule play her wistful take on acoustic American folk music. There were songs from her Upstate Songs record, [...]

End of the Road Festival

Wednesday, 1 October 2008, 16:15 | Category : Uncategorized
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I’m back. It’s been over three weeks, the holidays and festivals are over and new bathrooms have been installed. I’m back to work, and more importantly, back to blogging. Given where I left off, he first thing that I should report back about is the End of the Road Festival, so here goes. There will [...]