The giveaway continues…and next up is Camp Bestival!
The festival takes place at Lulworth Castle, Dorset, from the 30th July-1st August, described as a cracking family festival, at a castle by the sea!
The line up this year includes, Madness, The Human League, Friendly Fires, Chipmunk, Calvin Harris, Boy 8-bit, Mr Scruff and the legendary George Clinton/Parliment Band!! Pretty amazing!!
With plenty of other things going on like a fresstyle sports village…this is one worth going too!
For a chance to win a pair of tickets…simply click HERE and tell us why you should be there!
Friendly Fires on the Essential Mix
Ed Mac, Jack Savidge and Edd Gibson of Friendly Fires were dropping some house/techno on this weeks BBC 1 Essential Mix (27 June).
Alexandro Jodorowsky ‘F Machine’ (Soundtrack)
Tony Lionni ‘Found a Place’ (Ostgut Tontrager)
Luke Solomon ‘People, Places, Thoughts and Faces (Ajello ReMix)’ (Rekids)
David Labeij ‘Shakedown’ (Intacto Records)
Just Two Ordinary People ‘Lucky Times (Paul Frick ReMix)’ (spontanMusik)
2000 and One ‘Wan Poku Moro’ (100% Pure)
Pezzner ‘Shasta’ (Physical Graffiti Records)
Mark Broom and Brothers Vibe ‘Mind/Feeling (youANDme Hirsch Edit)’ (Platzhirsch Schallplatten)
Makam ‘New York Hustler’ (Sushitech Purple)
Arto Mwambe ‘Ombala Mbembo’ (Brontosaurus Records)
Michel Cleis ‘La Mezcla’ (Cadenza)
Visti & Meyland ‘Yes Ma’am (Kasper Bjorke Mix)’ (Eskimo)
DOP ‘The Genius of the Crowd’ (Supplement Facts)
STL ‘Something Is Raw’ (Something)
Alec Wizz ‘Drummin (H2O Mix)’ (4th Floor Records)
Liquid Liquid ‘Optimo (Optimo ReMix)’ (Domino)
Silver City ‘Pendulo (Pete Herbert Edit)’ (Deep Freeze Recordings)
Anton Pieete ‘Players’ (Intacto Records)
Harry Axt ‘Crazy’ (Rompecabeza)
Daniele Papini ‘Church of Nonsense’ (Alchemy)
Cajmere ‘Say U Will’ (Cajual Records)
Friendly Fires ‘Jump In The Pool (Wild Geese Mix)’ (XL Recordings)
Photonz ‘No Fear’ (Dissident)
Paul Woolford ‘Pandemonium’ (Intimacy Music)
Kerri Chandler ‘Six Pianos’ (Deeply Rooted House)
Whirlpool Productions ‘From Disco: To Disco’ (ZAC Records)
It just so happens that one of The Resistance has uploaded the show so you can listen if you wish Friendly Fires on the Essential Mix
St. Albans’ suppliers of synth-laden floor fillers, Friendly Fires, have had a meteoric rise since breakthrough single ‘Paris’ hit the clubs. 2008 saw the release of their self-titled debut album, which, by the end of the year, featured highly in many a critic’s annual ‘best of’ list. Now, with several award nominations and a legion of fans behind them, we caught up with them to have a quick chat…
What was your highlight of 2008?
I reckon it was Reading when we performed ‘Jump Into The Pool’ with loads of Brazilian percussionists and dancers. That was a big highlight; it worked really well. We thought it was a great idea but weren’t sure if people would be into it, but just did it anyway. People are always asking when are you getting them back, and will they be joining the band on a permanent basis? If only, is the answer to that question. We thought that song having a South American, samba influence, that it’d be good to do something like that. The guy who runs the drum group is full of ideas and he’s always emailing me things that he thinks will be good for the band.
What are your plans for 2009?
We’re working on some new ideas which will hopefully see the light of day in the summer. We did the NME tour and then off to Europe. It’s all been touring, but its nice to get some time off and chuck some new ideas around. We’re trying to get things recorded. It’s nice, to know, because when you’re on the road it just gets repetitive and you end up playing the same songs every night. When you’re on the first album, they’re the songs that you’ve been playing since your conception, which for us was like two and a half years ago. So it will be really nice to get some new stuff down.
Who do you think will be big in 20009?
Heartbreak supported us at Koko. They released their first album last year but they seem to have made inroads into people’s consciousness. It’ll be nice to see them continue that and go further. What they’re doing is something that isn’t done that well a lot – really dramatic and heartfelt music with dance influences. They combine proper songs and dance music really well.
What do you think will happen musically in the next 12 months?
I reckon it’ll be the return of the mainstream of metal. Not nu Metal but more a kind of Iron Maiden – Brit heavy metal stuff and big hair. Maybe stuff like winger and that hair metal nonsense. I just think it’s about time. Actually scrap that, I think it’s time for some big ballards like hip hop power ballards. The Kanye West album is full of them and that ‘I’ll be Missing You’ track is king of a hip hop power ballard. 2009 will be the year of hip hop power ballrds.
Will you be making any self-improvements in 2009?
Personally I want to give up beer. I’m really fed up of larger – I think its really over rated and , having been playing lots of gigs all year….I’d like it if someone invented something that was like beer but didn’t taste all chemically.
Maybe you should give shandies a go?
OK, drink more shandies instead.