Bands You Must See At Festival No.6 2015

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With less that a week to go until we arrive on site, we can barely contain our Festival No.6 2015 excitement! Set amongst the dreamy surrounds of Portmeirion in Wales, we’re going to be bringing some of the best and brightest of our trader roster right to you, kitting you out in all the festival and fabulous apparel you need to get your weekend going.

Of course when we’re not working, we’re also going to be joining you at some of the bands! With a line up that champions the legendary (Belle & Sebastian, Grace Jones) just as much as the new (Catfish & The Bottlemen, Shura), we’re looking forward to picking out some new tunes for the office stereo. Here are our top five picks…

Summer Camp
Favourites of Kilo Sale Manager Jenessa (who recently interviewed lead singer Elizabeth for our blog here), Summer Camp will be bringing their retrophile indie-pop to the ‘i’ stage on the Sunday. We’re looking forward to them hopefully playing a few tracks from their Beyond Clueless OST, the perfect accompaniment to a documentary all about 90s teen movies.

LA Priest
The new reincarnation of Late Of The Pier’s Sam Dust, LA Priest is a glam-rock affair turned on it’s head, twisting and turning down labyrinth’s of glittery synth pop. We can’t stop playing his album ‘Inji’ while we work – perfect for a boogie!

Kate Tempest
If you fancy something a little more wordy, the urban poetry of Kate Tempest may well be up your street. Tales of millennial life mingle with hip-hop beats, bringing about more than a few relatable anecdotes. Check out her album ‘Everybody Down’ – more than deserving of it’s Mercury Music Prize nomination.

Hookworms

Hailing from our very own hometown of Leeds, Hookworms have a special place in our heart. Perfect for those who fancy their musical choices a little rockier, their fuzz and feral guitars recall the glory days of 90s grunge – just make sure you come visit our tent first to stock up on your flannel shirts!

James Bay
Fair Manager Emily will be making a beeline for James Bay on the mainstage on saturday – he’s been on her stereo for months! With a set time that should co-ordinate with the glorious Portmeirion sunset, we can’t think of much better way to unwind after a long day’s trading than a good singalong to ‘Hold Back The River’

A cheeky trip to Condale

Greetings vintage fans. Are you well/ blossoming in this pseudo-spell of Springtime heat? Many a pasty leg has seen the light of late [our limbs included] – like Casper at the Seaside – MUST.GET.TANNED.

So, yesterday evening, we took a little jaunt over to Sheffield to go see one of our fave new sing-song duos, Summer Camp. Why are we telling you this on this most hallowed of fashion blogs? Because we FRIKKIN loved their outfits…

Aztec prints, crucifix earrings, more totally tropical than a Lilt Lady – lovechild with Mr Delmonte himself. Watching longingly from the It Box [don’t be deceived by the above VIP ‘side of stage’ photo – my arms just have the dexterousness of your average school project pipe-cleaner – handy!] safe to say,  we loved it.

And the music? As painfully 80s/ 90s infused as the shirt on Jeremy’s back; dreamy synth, lyrics brimming with the angst of a thousand corridors and a performance bursting like bubble-gum, leaving us pink and sticky in the face [which we’re TOTES ok with btw!]  – check out their album ‘Welcome to Condale’ here.

 

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