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#1 Mariner

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:05 PM

Once again the Festival Republic stage was a veritable smörgåsbord of new music for me.

Bands I discovered who were awesome:

White Denim (Funky, bluesy, high tempo rock and roll. Somebody tapped me on the shoulder and asked me who they were. I was just shouted "I don't know but they fcuking rock!".)
And So I Watch You From Afar (Rock instrumentalists on speed)
Royal Bangs (Sound a bit like Minus the Bear - summery indie rock)

#2 Englishdragon

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:08 PM

not really discover as I didnt spend that much time in the smaller stages this year but 2 bands I hadnt heard much of that I really enjoyed was Death from above and Warpaint.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:40 PM

I thought Dry The River were excellent. Will be looking out for them. Foster The People were good as well but it was crammed on all sides. Should have been low NME really.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:46 PM

Dry The River and Cloud Control were so good!

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:10 PM

I kinda already knew of them already but Edward Sharpe and the magnetic zeroes were amazing. Really got the crowd up and going which is kinda hard for a folk band to do.

Edited by Jackmypie, 29 August 2011 - 02:13 PM.


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Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:13 PM

Not really discoveries for me, but Tom Vek and Foster the People were brilliant.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:15 PM

I kinda already knew of them already but Edward Sharpe and the magnetic zeroes were amazing. Really got the crowd up and going which is kinda hard for a folk band to do.

They were so f**king good but they weren't in FR stage.

#8 Jackmypie

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:19 PM

They were so f**king good but they weren't in FR stage.

haha oh yeahh..
I think I'm still f**ked :ph34r:

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:27 PM

Grouplove were great fun, real summery happy indie pop, but with a bit of weight behind it.

Dry The River had an amazingly epic sound at times, and managed to convey the quality of their recorded output very well on to the live stage. At times their set was positively euphoric.

Cloud Control were very good.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:00 PM

Dry the River were wonderful, especiallyh the song they closed their set with, definitely going to have a look at them when I get the feeling in my brain back

Little Roy - Just spectacular, one of the highlights of my weekend

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:07 PM

Cocknbullkid were fantastic!

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:10 PM

Little Roy and Tom Vek were both incredible and weekend highlights

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:13 PM

grouplove and cloud control were great

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:34 PM

She Keeps Bees, they drew me in and I ended up watching their set when I had planned to be over at the NME tent watching Yuck.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:36 PM

Little Roy - Just spectacular, one of the highlights of my weekend


It was the most bizarre thing hearing reggie versions of Nirvana lol

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:38 PM

And So I Watch You From Afar (Rock instrumentalists on speed)


End up watching all of this set rather than going to the strokes (ended up seeing last song lol) - they were really good

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:52 PM

Little Roy was incredible. His version of come as you are was phenomenal

#18 Banana Co

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 05:39 PM

Dry the River were wonderful, especiallyh the song they closed their set with

It's called Lions Den, in case you wanted to know.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 06:20 PM

Thought Young Legionnare were good, feel bad that they had to suffer through all the Sheeran fangirls at the end of their set.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 06:29 PM

It's called Lions Den, in case you wanted to know.


I did, thank you :)