This weekend see's Field Day London return for it's eighth year as festival-goers descend on to London's famous Victoria Park for two days of madness and music. If you have not got your tickets yet, CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS. Field Day once again hosts some of the biggest names that need no introduction including headliners Pixies and Metronomy plus the likes of Erol Alkan, The Horrors, SBTRKT, Jagwar Ma and more. However Field Day has become synonymous with booking and discovering the 'next big thing', many festivals claim this kind of feat but Field Day surely can boast this more than most. For example in their first year in 2007, Laura Marling played far down the bill a year before her Mercury prize nomination and debut album with Florence and the Machine also playing an early slot, plus then lesser known acts Late of the Pier and Foals. Justice also played just a of couple weeks before the release of their debut album cross / † which propelled them into dance music heavyweights. Field Day has carried on in this manner every year with the likes of Wild Beasts, The XX, White Lies, SBTRKT, Chvrches and more playing far down a bill that these days they would probably be headlining.
So with that in mind, it seems fitting to pick out the new artists that we believe could go on and do big things and with Field Day's previous history of unearthing talent, hopefully we are on to a winner or two here.
Shacklewell Arms Stage, Sunday, 16:30
- 90's sounding Childhood release their debut album in August with the first track from it released yesterday. The guys have featured on the NME Radar Tour and supported the likes of Palma Violets and Interpol. With an array of impressive festival bookings this year, these guys are not ones to ignore!
RBMA Stage, Saturday, 16:10
- Signed to Scottish label NUMBERS, famed with releasing the likes of Jamie XX and Hudson Mohawke, SOPHIE came to prominence after Annie Mac gave the below track away last year, since then it's been onwards and upwards with XLR8R also naming 'BIPP' the best track of 2013.
Shacklewell Arms Stage, Saturday, 18:50
- Hailing from Kendal in the North-West and now presiding in London, the band have recently toured with one of our favourite electro-indie bands Metronomy as well as the almighty Neighbourhood and brilliant Anna Calvi. Sounding something similar to Warpaint and Alpine, these guys are a crisp new indie talent not to be missed.
Eat Your Own Ears Stage, Sunday, 17:30
- Probably the biggest band of our ones to watch having already gained a very healthy following and a gig list that most bands would envy but Temples have not quite broken the mainstream, however I get the feeling it is only time. The psychedelic outfit have been hailed by Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher as the "best new band in Britain", so if you don't listen to us, listen to them!
East India Youth
Shacklewell Arms, Saturday, 21:20
- William Doyle, aka East India Youth is pushing the boundaries of electronica music, yet it's hard to pin down exactly what genre his music would fit in to, if we had to. The maturity in his music comes from the fact this isn't the first time around for William Doyle having previously been frontman with the band Doyle & The Fourfathers who received a decent amount of airplay and went on tour with The Undertones.
Shacklewell Arms, Saturday, 12:50
- Lucy Taylor aka Pawws released her debut EP last month and so far reviews have been extremely positive with The 405 rating it 8.5 out of 10. The solo electronic pop singer has previously played keys with Bloc Party's Kele and flute for MGMT, clearly a very talented individual and we think a sure thing to have a big future!
ALL WE ARE
Shacklewell Arms, Saturday, 16:10
- You may recognise a few famous faces in the video below for 'Utmost Good' with Dan Croll and Stealing Sheep making an appearance, all graduates of Liverpool's Institute for Performing Arts. Get used to the high-pitch harmonies as that rings true in all their current material which adds a really nice soothing appeal to their music. The band have the ability to draw an audience closer with melodic grooves as well as getting a crowd up and moving to tracks like Feel Safe while still holding the graceful harmonies nicely.
Labels: All We Are, Childhood, Field Day, Field Day Festival, Field Day London, Music, New Bands, New Music, Numbers, Pawws, SOPHIE, Sophie (Numbers), Victoria Park Festival, Womans Hour