End Of The Road 2017
After a relaxed, family-friendly festival that offers gourmet treats and a killer line-up? Well then, End of the Road is the one. If you’re lucky enough to be headed to Dorset’s Larmer Tree Gardens between the 31st August and 3rd September, you can look forward to sets from Father John Misty, Mac DeMarco and a whole lot more besides. Here’s who we recommend you watch.
From the sparse fragility of his debut, to the pulsing, industrial-pop on 2014’s Too Bright, Mike Hadreas’ arrangements have become progressively bolder with each release. Even so, latest LP No Shape is the Seattle-based singer-songwriter’s least inhibited – and finest – effort yet, ricocheting between rococo trills and swooning strings, strutting funk and pared-back piano ballads. Hear the highlights during Perfume Genius’ Garden Stage set on Sunday, alongside classics like 'Queen' and 'Mr Peterson'.
Three years since they first made indie-pop fans swoon with their C86-referencing debut, Alvvays are preparing to unveil the follow-up, Antisocialites, in early September. Judging by the tracks shared from it so far, the Toronto quartet haven’t lost their knack of nailing a melody, nor their enjoyably dark sense of humour. Get a sneak preview of the new material and prepare to bellow along to ‘Archie, Marry Me’, on Saturday – they play the main Woods Stage just before Band Of Horses.
You may recognise Moses Sumney’s voice from Solange’s album A Seat At The Table, or perhaps from his recent collaborations with Flume or The Cinematic Orchestra. If you don’t, it’s time to get acquainted with one of the most spellbinding and soulful voices about. The Californian singer-songwriter will be unveiling his debut in late September via Jagjaguwar, and it’s being billed as “a concept album about lovelessness as a sonic dreamscape.” Expect to be picking your jaw up off the floor following his Saturday afternoon set.
More from the line-up
- The whole point of getting Slowdive back together wasn’t to be a heritage band. The idea was to make new music.
- Songwriting is almost a therapeutic thing; a way for me to process details of my life.
- Even though times are tough you can still be positive.
- I have a love/hate relationship with what I’m doing. It’s a hobby first and foremost.
- It’s good to feel like you’re ahead of the game a little bit.
- Playing the songs live is a bit like hanging your dirty laundry out for everyone to see.
- Writing Too Bright, I felt a mix of defiance and duty; a duty to write music that would be moving and empowering.
- This industry is such a machine, just churning out stuff... I think we need artists to be allowed time.
- I don’t have a lot of experience in drowning boyfriends...