Thursday, 8 July 2010
TITP: Best of the BBC Introducing Stage
It's T time! Sadly, I won't be taking to the fields of Balado this year however that doesn't stop me offering a few reccomendations of the best of the bands on the smaller stages.
The BBC Introducing Stage makes only its second appearance at T in the Park, last year featuring the likes of Dananananaykroyd, The Twilight Sad, Broken Records and Findo Gask. Here are some artists you should think about catching over the weekend.
Co-writer and vocalist of Codeine Velvet Club, Lou Hickey is now focusing on her solo career. Her music is described as 'Bitchy Jazz Caberet Pop' and I don't think I could sum it up any better than that. Sitting with a whisky in one hand and a cigarette in the other is the best way to soak up her atmospheric music. (Disclaimer - I would like to point out I am in no way advocating the consumption of alcohol or the smoking of tobacco)
Admiral Fallow (formerly the Brother Louis Collective) are a wondefully talented six-piece folk band. Beautiful melodies, soaring harmonies and stunning instrumentation will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. This is one band you don't want to miss.
After playing BBC Introducing last year, this Edinburgh based hip-hop trio are back again to headline the stage. More pop than gangster, they'll have you dancing all the way back to your tent.
NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION
Hailing from both Glasgow and Edinburgh and after countless favourable reviews, North Atlantic Oscialltion are set to take festival goers on a weird and wonderful journey with their electronic, undoubtedly trippy, space rock. Let them warm your hearts and souls, you won't be disappointed.
AWESOME. That is all.
After supporting the likes of Snowpatrol and Paolo Nutini and playing a live session for Vic Galloway, Aerials Up more than deserve the hype that surrounds them. They are bringing their folk tinged pop/rock to Balado, headlining the BBC Introducing Stage on Sunday. This is just the beginning.