T’other week, it was announced that THE PIGEON DETECTIVES, THE CHARLATANS, HARD-FI, DJ FRESH and more were heading to Myrtle Park in the summer, and today the Bingley Music Live line-up has got bigger and better…
Hackney pop-soul hero MAVERICK SABRE will be bringing his smooth sounds to Bingers. Effortlessly blending soul, pop, folk and hip-hop, Sabre has risen through the urban ranks, via Professor Green’s Jungle and last year’s BML headliners Chase & Staus.
His debut album, Lonely Are The Brave, came out in February, and he’s set for a storming career – just look at his contemporary Plan B. Stellar. Watch this space…
Joining him are girl trio STOOSHE. Seemingly put together via Topshop changing rooms, the three-piece have released a Top 5 hit Love Me, which winds me up every time I hear it on the radio. Love the Motown vibe, but there’s something that really grates on me. Odd. The marmite of RnB I reckon.
Still on an urban tip, DELILAH turns up at Myrtle Park a year too late to perform her huge hit Time with them Chase & Status chaps. Not to worry, she’ll be knocking out some sublime dubstep (check out new single Breathe below) – I reckon she’ll be one of the weekend’s highlights.
Hey emo kids, keep playing that waiting game for some mosh, as another new act is THE IDIOT BASTARD BAND – a comedy folk outift made up of Phill Jupitus, Ade Edmondson and Roland Riveron – who’d already announced their Bingley appearance on their site this week. You may not have seen it as you may not have heard of this band of merry men. Their website reveals indepth details about each member:
“Ade Edmondson: Young Ones, blah blah blah, Bottom, blah blah blah, Bad News, blah blah blah… Guitar, mandolin, trumpet, coconuts.
Phill Jupitus: Never Mind The Buzzcocks, blah blah blah, QI, blah blah bah, Radio 6 DJ, blah blah blah… Guitar, bass, triangle, stylophone.
Neil Innes: Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, blah blah blah, Monty Python, blah blah blah, Innes Book of Records, blah blah bah… Keyboards, guitar, ukulele, kazoo.
Rowland Rivron: Raw Sex, blah blah blah, Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, blah blah blah, Blue Peter (aged 15), blah blah blah… Drums, congas, bongos, rude shouting.”
It’s like we already know them or something.
Lastly (today, at least) there’s YES SIR BOSS, who are signed to Joss Stone’s record label – but don’t let that put you off. The Bristol-based six-piece are an interesting bunch. A funky bunch, no less. Don’t know much about them, but have a listen to some of their stuff below. Not too shabby.
So there ya go. More acts will be announced over the coming weeks. Who would you like to see appearing on the BML stage this year?
Tickets are £45 for the three-day weekend from Friday, August 31 to Sunday September 2 (Friday is now a ticketed event due to health as safety reasons coz it’s so blumin’ popular). Bag yours HERE or HERE.
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