Tramlines Promoter’s Picks – Part 1

[wide]Preview Banner1 | Tramlines Promoters Picks   Part 1[/wide]As always there’s a heap of planning your Tramlines weekend, we asked some of the cream of local promoters to tell us who they were most looking forward to seeing at Tramlines, and here’s what they said:

Folk Forest – Saturday

“The Folk Forest on the Saturday is going to be the big draw for me. I didn’t get down there last year and, aside from NSOTW regulars The Big Eyes Family Players, you’ve got (their regular co-conspirator) James Yorkston headlining. Also need to catch my work colleague, Michael J Tinker, of whom I’ve heard great things musically. And for my final two words, Field Music.”

Adam – Nothing Short of Total War

Field Music – Them That Do Nothing

Malevolence – Corp – Saturday – 8pm

“I’m looking forward to seeing Malevolence, I don’t get chance to see them as often as I’d like. We’ve got a lot of history with members of the band and have watched them really grow as musicians. As a unit they smash it every time. For such a young band they tour relentlessly, big things are definitely on the horizon for this lot.”

Anthony – Skull and Bones Boys Club

Catfish & The Bottlemen – Frog & Parrot – Saturday – 11pm

“This year I’m really looking forward to seeing Catfish and The Bottlemen. This Welsh 4-piece deliver one of the most explosive live sets I’ve ever seen. These days you’re more likely to see them on the big stage (selling out KOKO earlier this year!), so to watch them in the intimate surroundings of the Frog & Parrot this year is going to be pretty special.”

Ben – Room on Fire & The Bottlemen – Sidewinder

G R E A T W A V E S – Bowery – Friday – 9pm

“Drone-pop duo from Manchester and part of the eminent Salford-scene on the other side of the Pennines. These guys have one of the most mesmerising shows i’ve seen so really psyched to have them playing on Friday night ahead of Alt-J, ‘Are Calling’ is just about my favourite track of the past year.”

Bertie – Uneven Blonde

Jeramiah Ferrari – The Redhouse – Friday – Midnight

“Jeramiah Ferrari performed their debut Sheffield gig back at Tramlines 2011 and completely blew the roof of the Great Gatsby. This four-piece weave ska, reggae, punk, afro-beat and other such genres together seamlessly, all rounded off perfectly by lead singer Mario’s vocals. They are undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable acts I have personally come across, a real treat on the eardrums.”

Chris – Cool Beans

Jeremiah Ferrari-Mindless Riots

Neil McSweeney & David J Roch –SOYO – Sunday – 3pm

“One of the things I’m most looking forward to is the collaboration between Neil McSweeney and David J. Roch on the Sunday at Soyo. They did a Christmas show together at the end of last year, playing on each other’s songs. If it’s half as good as that was, it promises to be very special.”

Craig – Wagonwheelmedia

Oxo Foxo’s loop pedal driven dream-pop genius is gorgeous enough as it is, but put it in the surrounds of the Cathedral on Friday and you’ve got the basis of something truly special. John Peel endorsed “veteran” shambolic pop-punkers Velodrome 2000 just killed it at Indietracks and will most likely do the same at Shakespeare’s on Saturday. It may be your last chance to see them so don’t miss it. Folky indiepop types August Actually write the catchiest songs ever and in a just world will be massive. Head to the Redhouse on Sunday to say you were there first.”

Dan – Pop-o-Matic

Oxo Foxo-The Hunting Song

TAAE & TDT – Audacious Space – All Weekend

“Part of the dichotomy created by Sheffield announcing a free, city-wide festival is the ability for literally anyone to jump onto, and hang fiercely, to its coattails. Be this blatant opportunists or exploiters who jack up bar prices, or – as in the point being made here – it proves an opportunity for Sheffield’s underground to knock heads, solidify and create something perhaps otherwise beyond their capabilities or audience reach. The Audacious Art Experiment and Tye Die Tapes have put on a weekend-long line up so varied, enticing and curious that I imagine I’ll be spending little time elsewhere Tramlines weekend.”

Dan – Death By Shoes

AlunaGeorge – Harley – Friday – 11pm

“The Friday night of Tramlines always has an amazing atmosphere, with people really ready to get into the festival frame of mind, and I think this pop duo’s groove-heavy R & B are going to go down really well. We’ve had their single ‘You Know You Like It’ on pretty much constant rotation on the office stereo over the past few weeks, and are ready to get on the dancefloor and see how they do it live.”

Kate – Head of Programming, Tramlines/Harley Live

AlunaGeorge-You Know You Like It


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