TT’S GUIDE TO STANDON CALLING FESTIVAL

Standon Calling - the three-day party featuring musical icons, breakthrough acts, a swimming pool, themed fancy dress, an on-site nightclub and bars that never close. Join us as we take a closer look at some of the artists and musicians which we are looking forward to seeing the most at this years festival.

 

FRIDAY PICKS:

Little Dragon  << CLICK THERE TO LISTEN

Gothenburg, Sweden is a hotbed of diverse and escalating musical talent. From mighty songsmiths Jose Gonzalez and Jens Lekman, through to the unpredictable pop styles from the likes of Love is All and Audrey, not to mention the infamous black metal scene, Gothenburg now boasts the dynamic, organically soulful pop sounds of Little Dragon.

Kwabs  << CLICK THERE TO LISTEN

Born and raised in Bermondsey, Kwab's musical education was a wide-ranging one. He studied blues at school and listened to everything from classic soul to alternative rock and innovative electro-pop. But it was the rhythms and improvisational scope of jazz that Kwabs gravitated towards. His soulful take on “synth&B” has seen him christened “the new Seal” by The Guardian; while singles like Walk and Last Stand have gained a legion of fans, including Jessie Ware, Plan B and BBC DJs MistaJam, Annie Mac and Zane Lowe.

 

SATURDAY PICKS:

Roots Manuva  << CLICK THERE TO LISTEN

Making his mark with 1999’s debut Brand New Second Hand, Roots Manuva’s classic gravelly Jamaican flow has never been matched and his complex subject matter and use of language has developed across albums Run Come Save Me, Awfully Deep, Slime & Reason and a number of Dub interpretations and remixes of those albums. He has been a mainstay of Australian radio with tunes like Witness (One Hope), Collosal Insight and Let The Spirit dominating both airwaves and clubs still to this day.

The Dandy Warhols (UK Festival Exclusive)  << CLICK THERE TO LISTEN

The Dandy Warhols formed in Portland, Oregon in 1993, with their name taken as a pun of American pop artist Andy Warhol. In 1997 the band released "...The Dandy Warhols Come Down", featuring the hit "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth”. The band rose to international acclaim after releasing the smash "Bohemian Like You" from the album “Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia”. The Dandy Warhols latest offering “This Machine” is due in April and is mixed by Tchad Blake who worked on the band’s “Odditorium or Warlord of Mars” album and The Black Keys two most recent releases.

 

SUNDAY PICKS:

Basement Jaxx  << CLICK THERE TO LISTEN

Basement Jaxx, otherwise known as Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe are a British electronic dance music duo. The pair got their name from the regular night club they held in their hometown of Brixton, London, UK. They first rose to popularity in the late 1990s. As the British Hit Singles & Albums book duly noted "they surfaced from the underground house scene, are regular transatlantic club chart-toppers and won the BRIT Award for Best Dance Act in 2002 and 2004.

Hercules & Love Affair  << CLICK THERE TO LISTEN

Hercules and Love Affair is a dance music project created by DJ Andy Butler in 2008. Consisting of a rotating cast of performers and musicians, the band work within the genres of house music, disco, and nu-disco. Originally based in New York City, Hercules and Love Affair were founded following Butler's collaboration with Antony Hegarty to produce the song "Blind", which was a hit single. Signing to DFA Records, early members include Butler, Kim Ann Foxman, Mark Pistel and Aérea Negrot. In 2008 they released their self-titled debut album, which received critical praise and charted in the top 40 in several countries.

 



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