There are some things that remain constant in life, for example the English summer weather never fails to disappoint, Gary Barlow remains the blandest, most anodyne songwriter of his generation, David Cameron’s face remains eminently punchable (See HERE) and you know, you just know that when Liverpool promoters Evol put on a two day festival or , rather a “FestEVOL,” it’s gonna be something special.
Held over two weekends in Liverpool’s much loved Kazimier and utilising the venues new pop-up outdoor space (The Kazimier Garden,) FestEVOL aims to showcase the best local acts as well as the hottest up and coming bands from around the North West.
FestEVOL Part 1 kicks off Saturday August 4th with Part 2 kicking off the following weekend on August 11th using both the venues main stage and weather permitting the new outdoor stage. Expect special guests, barbecues, DJ’s a Screenadelicia Poster sale and it all kicks off from 4pm right through until 3am. All we need is this fucking god awful weather to change !
If it does rain, we know who to blame don’t we ? The evil little bastard !
There are too many bands to go through individually, as this blogger intends on eating at some point in the near future, but here are just a few highlights.
Clinic will headline FestEVOL part 1 and are a band who now have acquired something of a cult status having been together almost 15 years. How the band adorn themselves for this gig may depend very much on the weather. Will they perform alfresco in Hawaiian shirts ? Or will they be indoors attired in their infamous medical scrubs ? There’s only one way to find out.
If you’re new to PINS, check out what The Von Pip Musical Express’ resident (and increasingly over-emotional) Cyborg, Arnold thinks of ’em below ( yes this little impression never gets old!)
We were asked by 6 Music to pick three band that have impressed us most this year and we had no hesitation in picking PINS in our trinity of musical goodness. Imagine Siouxsie fronting the Shirelles, Ronnie Spector backed by The Mary Chain perhaps….. but don’t take our word for it, have a listen yourself below ♥
TEA STREET BAND.
Set adrift on memory bliss ? Quite possibly! Tea Street Band formed from the ashes of indie guitar hopefuls The Maybes? and produce a more synth laden, chilled Balearic vibe than their previous incarnation. Beautiful evocative music and the perfect accompaniment to watching the sun go down with a cold beer in your hand.
When we arranged the “BLOG Sound of 2012” – An alternative to the BBC’s own “Sound Of ” list, Outfit featured heavily in the early voting, making “the long list” but just missing out on a top five place. They’ve been described as a Scouse Roxy Music, sans the love of fox hunting, and we can see how their synth-tinged sound may have seen them labelled, by some, as art school electro-pop. But when you catch them live, you’ll discover there’s more to them than simply Byran Ferry Across The Mersey.
Folk’s single has been just given a 10/10 by the illustrious musical journal and occasional nipple blimping- fest that is the Daily Star! But don’t worry too much about that, their Luther Russell produced début album looks set to establish these folks from Manchester as the hot ticket in town. Cath ’em while you can!
The Full FestEVOL Line Up
August 4th line up
Clinic, * special guest *, The Wicked Whispers, Death At Sea, Eva Petersen, Folks, Bad Meds, Silent Sleep, Lovecraft, Ticks, The Sundowners, The Dirty Rivers, Owls*, The Red Suns, The Oxygen Thieves, The Liberty Vessels, Hey Carrianne, The Razz and Catfish & The Bottlemen
Danny Hunt & Reuben Wu (Ladytron) Blitzkreig Bob (Liquidation) Harvest Sun, BidoLito, Stevie Law, Joe McKecknie, Mrs Barry, BidoLito and Joe Mangone
August 11th line up
Outfit, * special guest *, Thunderbird Gerard, Tea Street Band, Sun Drums, PINS, Muto Leo, Married To The Sea, The Loud, Carousel, Kusanagi, Filter Distortion, Dass Unser, Mashemon, The Temps, Statement Haircut, Broken Men, So Sexual and Pixels
James Rand (Chibuku) Ellis Samizdat, Darren Meshuggy, BidoLito, MixNots, Deep Hedonia, Everisland, Ticks, Ninetails, BidoLito and Fonetiks AV set
Doors 4pm – 3am
Tickets – On sale Tuesday 10th July from 9am.
£10.00 per day & 100 £15 2 Day tickets available online via Ticketweb only.
Probe Records will be selling physical paper tickets from Friday 13 th July
The Kazimier, 4-5 Wolstenhome Square, Liverpool, L1 4JJ
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