Rockfeedback have been present at every Field Day so far and this here below is what they have been up to. Check out past performances from Final Fantasy, Fionn Regan, Mogwai and more..
Rockfeedback Presents – Field Day 2007
Rockfeedback Presents – Field Day 2008
Fionn Regan – On Location @ Field Day 2008
Les Savy Fav – On Stage @ Field Day 2008
Noah & The Whale – On Location @ Field Day 2008
Rockfeedback Presents – Field Day 2009
Mogwai – On Stage @ Field Day 2009
Final Fantasy – On Stage @ Field Day 2009
Fanfarlo & First Aid Kit – On Location @ Field Day 2009Posted 30.06.2011
Cameron Mesirow, or Glasser, was recently in Portugal and while she was there she did a short interview which you can watch here.
Yesterday Wild Beasts swung by the BBC 6 Music studio and caught up with Huey Morgan as he sits in for Lauren Laverne. While they were there, they treated us to a live acoustic session performing ‘Bed Of Nails’ and ‘Reach A Bit Further’ from their latest record “Smother.”
It’s only available for 6 more days and you can listen to it HERE.
Zola Jesus is back with new track ‘Vessels.’ Set to be part of her next album “Conatus,” ‘Vessels’ showcases the overwhelming strength of her voice and provides an occasionally minimal and somewhat industrial backing. It shall undoubtedly be exciting to hear this played live for us this August.
Following up from the success of the ‘Tradi-Mods vs. Rockers: Alternative Takes On Congotronics’ album, where Western alternative musicians provided music that was in some way inspired by acts such as Konono n°1, a live project called ‘Congotronics vs. Rockers’ was born. Featuring Konono n°1, Deerhoof and Kasai Allstars amongst others, you can watch this live clip of them all in action from their first European performance in May.
Visions Of Trees have released a demo stream of ‘Everything Awaits.’ Perfect for the clubs already, we can no doubt expect to hear a whole lot more of this when it gets a full release.
Let Warpaint take you back to the 90′s with this 60 second film that they made for Pitchfork.TV.Posted 28.06.2011
James Blake was on US radio station NPR on their ‘World Cafe’ show and along with talking about the evolution of his music, you can also hear him play ‘Limit To Your Love,’ ‘Lindisfarne’ and ‘The Wilhelm Scream.’
Stream it HERE.
If you were lucky enough to make it to Glaston-berry this year, then the chances are you might have bumped into a Field Day act or two. Gruff Rhys was one of our personal favourites, aswell as knockout performances from The Horrors, Warpaint and Omar Souleyman below.
Omar SouleymanPosted 27.06.2011
In February it was announced that Omar Souleyman would be collaborating with Björk on a new album to be released some time this year. A few days ago, this footage emerged of Omar Souleyman in the studio working on the track ‘Crystalline.’ It’s only a short preview, but it’s sounding pretty good!Posted 24.06.2011
PAPER magazine caught up with Lauren Flax and Lauren Dillard of Creep and talk about their collaborations, touring in Europe and what projects they’ve got planned for the future.
Read it HERE.
Still loving this Erol edit of ‘The Bay’ by Metronomy. If you are too, you should check out the incoming Eat Your Own Ears Metronomy show at a rather special venue later this year, full details here.
During his recent visit to the UK, Matthew Dear played a few DJ sets, and he recorded this set which you can listen to right here.
This is the official video for ‘Desire’, the new single from Anna Calvi. Desire has been on constant rotation here in the Field Day office. We recommend that you grab a copy, as its out now.
Accompanying ‘Desire’ as a B-side is this instrumental cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Joan of Arc.’ Retaining the fragility of the original whilst making her own mark on it, it really is quite something.
Check out this great live performance from German musical pioneers Faust, as they wow an audience in Chicago. We’re looking forward to seeing much of the same at Field Day this year.
As if we weren’t already excited enough about seeing Wild Beasts later this year, they’ve also decided to give away “Loop The Loop,” from latest album “Smother,” as a free download. By now, I don’t think you need us to tell you how great it is, so enjoy!
We were very excited to read about the new Sun Ra – 30 disk box set, on The Wire this morning. ‘The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol.1′ is compiled by the director of the Sun Ra Music Archive, Michael D Anderson and stretches over 435 tracks.
The set, which also comes with a paperback book of around 100 pages, is set to be released on 18th July. For more information, check out the videos.
SBTRKT’s debut album ‘SBTRKT’ is possibly one of the most anticipated albums of the Summer, if not the year, and so we were all very excited to see that the album is being premiered on The Hype Machine and will be available to stream this week ahead of it’s release on Monday 27th June.Posted 20.06.2011
It’s Friday once again. Dive straight into this one. Then shut down your computer.
Echo Lake have announced the release of their next single “Another Day.” Set for a physical release on 18th July on Field Day favourites No Pain In Pop, it has also been made available today digitally for your streaming pleasure.
Here is a sneak preview of the latest Field Day Radio show in association with The Diesel Island with music from Konono No.1, Wild Beasts, Four Tet and more. Connan Mockasain drops in for a chat with Tom Baker and picks some of his own tracks too.
Check out this huge new track/video from Benga titled “Smack Your Bitch Up.” This will no doubt be a real favourite at just about every festival this summer. So don’t delay, and get it while it’s still free.
EYOE joined Domino radio for a little while on Sunday and had a great time. They played some EYOE favourites and a couple of Field Day acts as well as some no doubt invigorating and thought-provoking banter.
Check out the new Chad Valley single – video directed by Lucy Bridger.Posted 13.06.2011
Happy Friday everyone.
Field Day were lucky enough to catch about 20 minutes or 1,000 characters with Wild Beasts on twitter last night for a bit of an experimental interview. We threw a couple of fan questions at them and also talked about electronics in music and their deep new album.
Field Day: @wildbeasts Hi Tom, have you done a Twitter interview before btw? It’s our first. #fieldday2011
Wild Beasts: God no, I had no idea what it would entail to be honest.
FD: @wildbeasts The challenge of being succinct, kind of. We’re very excited to have you back at Field Day, are you guys as excited as us?
WB: @fielddaylondon Absolutely, it’s a gold star on the calendar.
FD: @wildbeasts Top student. Anyone else you’re planning to catch at the fest in particular?
WB: @fielddaylondon I see Oneohtrix, the ARKESTRA (!), the sea and cake, Zola Jesus, 2.54, Ariel Pink, Darkstar. Not bad.
WB: @fielddaylondon And Faust. I’m listening to the Faust tapes right now. Richard Formby (record producer) sent it to me.
FD: @wildbeasts Nice choices, we’re going to dive in to some fan question…
WB: @fielddaylondon Ok then…
FD: This one from @SybrenAQW - @wildbeasts Which of your inspirations in music deviates furthest from the music you make?
WB: @fielddaylondon @SybrenAQW – Good question. Immortal and Burzum, and the Geto Boys. I can argue the links, but I guess that’s disparate…
WB: @SybrenAQW @fielddaylondon Morton Feldman too. Silly me.
FD: @wildbeasts @sybrenAQW Nice! We’re fans of ‘Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta’ Geto Boys-wise.
FD: Here’s one from @johnfinlay …@wildbeasts – The song Woebegone Wanderers talks about football. Who do the band support?
WB: @johnfinlay @fielddaylondon I’m Blackburn, Hayden’s Newcastle, Ben and Chris are Man Utd. A result of having no local team I think.
FD: @wildbeasts Some good derbies on tour at least!
WB: @fielddaylondon It’s all love.
FD: Onto Smother… @WildBeasts It’s quieter than either previous records + w/ more electronics, is that something you will keep playing with?
WB: @fielddaylondon It’s something that we’ve learned how to do, but I don’t know, I’d hate to get obsessed with one way being THE way…
WB: …@fielddaylondon It was sort of our intention to have imperfect electronics, as an answer to laptop gloss, which is a weird aberration.
FD: @wildbeasts Once you get into stuff like samplers/electronics it becomes quite addictive learning + improving I guess.
WB: @fielddaylondon That’s right, it opened a lot of gates that weren’t before.
FD: @wildbeasts It also feels like a brave album, restrained but explores masculinity and romance pretty deeply. Was it a hard album to write?
WB: @fielddaylondon Thanks. It wasn’t an entirely pleasant process, but in the final event of recording there is childish fun & adult catharsis.
FD: @wildbeasts It’s definitely a fun album too though, lots of surface enjoyment, but lets you get as deep as you want I guess.
WB: @fielddaylondon That’s sort of the hope. It’s tempting to write emotions large and I think we’ve been careful not to.
FD: I think we’re out of time @wildbeasts It’s been brief but illuminating, and word-challenging. Thanks for your time and see you in August!Posted 09.06.2011
If you have any burning questions, drop them onto our Facebook page.Posted 08.06.2011
Check out this stunning animated video for the new KC + JH song. It’s been a while since a truly brilliant animated video but this one does the trick very nicely following a swimming/running dog that occassionally morphs into a school of fish in an upside down, reflected world. Captures the understated and sometimes strange beauty of the album and song perfectly.
Via EYOE Blog
Check out the first ever solo release from Jamie XX via Glasgow’s Numbers label. Very limited 12″s available here.
Feast your eyes on the latest instalment of the Peter Gray’s Hotel Shampoo hallucinatory faux aspirational tele novela video series featuring our man Gruff Ryhs here.
Ready for the weekend? We are now.Posted 03.06.2011
Last weekend, Kieran Hebden was invited to New York for the first Mister Sunday party to play a set of reggae, jazz, hip hop, classic house and pretty much everything in between. By the looks of it, it seems a great time was had by all, and luckily for us the whole thing was recorded and is now available to download to give you a little taste of what to expect during his Field Day set with James Holden.
The lovely Spectrals has made us a YouTube mix with a little bit on why he was drawn to each vid. Check it out below:
Rancid – Olympia WA
“I’ve been revisiting Rancid pretty hard recently, I used to have their patch on my school bag. Their way with songs really sticks out compared to a lot of those bands they used to play with. I want to go and play on Warped Tour”
John Cale – I’m not the loving kind
“I haven’t quite got the patience for some of the John Cale stuff, but I’m dead into the record this is off, “Slow Dazzle”, a heavy sentiment and the slide guitar is ace.”
The Style Council – Sure is Sure
“The Style Council are one of my favourite groups. They got dropped before this could get released, which I can’t get my head around. Weller should of stuck with”
The Go – Tomorrow Night
“You know when a song just paints that perfect picture of a zone that you get into all the time? This is one of those for me.”
Phillip Lynott – Girls
“I’m a Thin Lizzy head but I never realised until recently that his solo stuff was this cool. Just a really great weird sounding soul song.”
Brian Jonestown Massacre – Deep in the devil’s eye and you
“This song haunts me. Evil and sad and lovely.”
Protex – Don’t ring me up
“I wish I could go back in time and play this to the 17 year old me, I think he could of used it.”
Wizzard – Angel Fingers
“Everyone knows these lot for that Xmas song (which is ace!) but I got an album of theirs and it’s real weirdo Glam with loads of Saxophone wig outs. I don’t think this song could be any more Phil Spector.”
Comet Gain – Seven sisters to silverlake
“I put this on and just mope about”Posted 02.06.2011
About Group are about to release their second single, “Don’t Worry,” from album Start and Complete and to accompany it is this incredibly disorientating video, directed by Nick Waplington. With it’s rapid changes in perspective, it provides an excellent contrast to the serenity of this wonderful song.Posted 01.06.2011