Ever been to a micro-festival? In fact, what is a micro-festival? No, we’re not sure either. One thing we are sure of is that if the line up is good enough then we’re attracted. Today we want to talk about one that’s come under our radars, with a particularly decent lineup, that we think may just be worth your effort.
Binnacle is a two day line up of bands hosted at The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch in October (15th and 16th). It’s focus is on emerging music, although in all honesty some of the bands involved will be playing their first ever show, so this is the chrysalis version of ‘emerging’. Among the bands are a bunch that have had a bit of coverage on The Recommender, so we want to point out a few highlights among the growing line up.
At the time of writing, 33 bands are due to play, with a few additional DJ sets by the likes of Double Denim and No Pain In Pop. If you like chill wave with a tidy throb of a beat then you’ll love Enjoyed. If you like playful, dinky but sample-heavy tunes that drift through the square or round window then you’ll love Conifers, who are due to play their debut. The likes of Outfit, Active Child and Weird Dreams will bring decipherable lyrics in case you’re drowning in ambient chillwave, whilst Brighton-based Regal Safari should bring the beach to town. Elsewhere we’ll be paying close attention to the likes of Carousel, who we’ve blogged recently and Torches, who we hope to be blogging real soon. (MB)
CAROUSELS – HERE TO ME
OUTFIT – TWO ISLANDS
REGAL SAFARI – TRIUMPH
ENJOYED – PAWS
CONIFERS – LEGS AND ARMS