WildCohen’s debut album came out on the 3rd June and features Rob Gordon mix enginering and mastering, Jody Wildgoose producer and multi instrumentalist, along with Rob Cohen songwriter. The album title BloochyKoo was chosen to represent the eclectic mix of songs that have been carefully crafted together, “with lyrics are about peace and enlightenment and love and coming together,” says Cohen. “It’s about Life, Love, Death and everything else cosmic.”
BloochyKoo is a concept album about the spiritual mother of all universes. You can hear the album at Festival 23 with will be the first ever visual performance with live artwork creation by Rob Cohen.
The Wednesday Club – (A.J. Miller, E.Max Broady, John Perry) began as a bedroom based recording project in 2004, expanding in 2007 to a full band and then existing in various states before recently settling as an Existential Sex Rock Power Trio. The product of 3 distinct singer/songwriters each bringing their own spin on indiepop/DIY, coming together through a shared love of the absurd.
Often filtering bleak subject matter through catchy, concise pop songs and informed by a belief that clever and stupid are equally valid methods of expression. They have released 8 albums: No, You Broke Jo’s Amp! (2007, Doot Doot), SOAP (2008, Doot Doot), Katapult (2009, OddBox Records), So Claw and Sour Crow (both 2011, Cath’n’Dad Records), Passing Strange and Dry Humps (both 2013, Cath’n’Dad Records), So The Win Won’t Blow It All Away (2015, 2013 – Cath’n’Dad Records). The (entire) Wednesday Club discography is now available through their own record label, Cath ‘n’ Dad Records, as free downloads or on a paywhatyoulikebasis with all the money going to charity
Songs by the Wednesday Club have been played on Gideon Coe’s BBC 6 Music Show, Dandelion Radio, Thee Sheffield Phonographic Corporation’s Podcast, Route For The Underdog, The Big British Breakfast, BBC Radio Leeds, KVRX etc
SAMH – Samh have been playing together for hundreds of years under many forms. The music of Samh represents the swarming shift in collective human consciousness. Expect moments of folk, reggae, prog rock, psychedelia & his own, unique essence of intense love and rampant calmness. Bring down the babylon, tear away the foggy compliance and tune into Samh. Playing solo here at Festival 23.
RETINAL CIRCUS – Bored with all of these run o’ the mill ladebloominda songs about girls and relationships? Then you’ve come to the right place! The Retinal Circus only deal with shapes, platonic relationships with time keeping devices, Spaniards with fantastic ‘taches, seahorses suspended in the vacuum of space, nebulae, fellers chomping faces on bath salts, and an analysis of the human race with the conclusion we are all APES! Joined by string player Maya Brown on this occasion, Retinal Cricus is a varied psych folk experience with nods to medieval cadence and off kilter crowd banter.
THE PRIVATE SECTOR – When the game appears rigged you need a new set of rules.
The net product of three prolific multimedia artists, The Private Sector is driven by the dark shadow of British society. As our deepest hopes for humanity have been chewed up and spat in our faces by the global powers, this work takes that mealy phlegm and uses it as lube.
The Private Sector are:
• Tim Leopard (WarriorMagician, Satan, Vocals)
• Sam Hewitt (LoverMagician, Lucifer, Sound)
• Eric Drass (KingMagician, Jehova, Visuals)
Planet 9 is the latest collaboration between Jo Sims (formerly of Dorothy’s Ghost) and Tommy Tuff (Staxx and Rudeboy & Rascal). The band will be showcasing original songs from their forthcoming album ‘Studio Dub Box’, which covers a myriad of musical styles from heartfelt ballads to dub, funk and disco.
A whole new genre in the making, Elephant Disco are forging forward mashing up Electronica, Afro Caribbean and African influences to create a dance floor stomping groove that will infect every one that hears it.
Having played a plethora of intimate gigs and club nights where every one in attendance shook their booty, Elephant Disco are ripe for the picking if you are looking to get your party crowd jumping with their trunks in the air like they just don’t care.
Chiv: noun (slang). Knife or prison blade. Musically, though, a village idiot, never sure if he’s telling it true or meowing up the wrong shrub. As likely to sing about blind escapism, fruit, turmoil, or chronic loss of tupperware.
(DJ) Chiv: playfully trainwrecking and discordially crashing the classics you hate to love, or simply smashing dark delinquent dancefloor filth but trying, at least, to have fun with a sly, cheeky, Erisian nod.