With Doune the Rabbit Hole coming up next weekend we thought we’d give you a run down of some of the acts to check out, problem was we felt the line up so strong that we couldn’t limit it down to a certain number, here’s a wee day by day effort to keep you occupied:
After two late night affairs Sunday’s festival rounding up treads familiar waters with a cover act closing the main Jabberwocky Stage, this year it’s Glasgow supergroup Start To End performing Daft Punk’s Discovery live, which by all account should be fun, but their certainly promises to be a lot less carnage as the festival draws to a close, here’s some acts to look out for.
JESSICA PRATT (16.45, Jabberwocky)
A lovely late afternoon slot gives way for the warm dream pop acoustic psychedelia of Jessica Pratt, with distinctive 90s hisses and therapeutic harmonies this will act as the perfect calm after last night’s late night dancing.
BIG THIEF (21.00, Baino)
On the surface charming, intricate and fragile folk rock with a soothing vocal performance, the Adrianne Lenker led Big Thief explore dark themes of childhood trauma in the most stunning way possible.
PRONTO MAMA (18.15, Jabberwocky)
With a sharp, bold lyrics are bold, and a concoction of sounds Pronto Mama are a band that are difficult to pin down, but one thing they are as a band is intoxicating. From solemn and sincere tracks to ones that bounce along and make your feet want to move, Pronto Mama don’t follow convention in any way and this is what makes them genuinely unique.
MARTHA FFION (16.00, Baino)
Martha Ffion has a distinctive knack for combining loose, 1960s guitar rock—all bouncing bass and flourishing licks— underneath the winning charm of Ffion’s sugary melodies. Ffion does sultry like no-one else, lingering over lines as if coyly aware she’s dripping musical honey over every word making her a set not to be missed in a day full of chilled out beauties.
ULTRAS (13.00, Baino)
Solid rhythmic ability and technically Over The Wall’s Gav Prentice’s latest project, ULTRAS now have a full album under their belt. Expect some sincere and grounded tracks, that make up for for what they lack in cool with an infectious attitude and plenty of energy for those that make in up for the early afternoon set.
HAIRBAND (14.30, The Lodge)
All girl five-piece Hairband are relatively newbies to the scene, well in this band at least, making their debut just in March, but the excitement around what they do and the other bands they share member of has heralded us enough to go catch them for the first time. Expect some fun, weird pop and not to be let down.