Field Day Radio LIVE (in association with Kopparberg) is back at the festival this year and with a huge line-up of guest shows. The radio shows will be streamed live and direct from Field Day and Apple Cart – so if you’re stuck at home, or abroad then you can keep up with the action via the magic of the internet. Here’s the line-up for who we have confirmed to broadcast:
Saturday’s broadcast will feature Franz Ferdinand, Modeselektor, Blanck Mass, Errors, Django Django, Outfit, Chairlift and more. On Sunday, you’ll be able to tune in and hear Turner Prize winner Martin Creed and comedian Suzi Ruffell plus more!
Saturday’s broadcast will be jam packed with a veritable host of Field Day acts including headliners Franz Ferdinand, Modeselektor, Blanck Mass, Errors, Django Django, Outfit, Chairlift and more. The Apple Cart show on Sunday will feature Turner Prize winner Martin Creed, comedian Suzi Ruffell and more.
Look out for those streams on Eat Your Own Ears website and on the Independent too.Posted 31.05.2012
Our charity partnet Trekstock have kindly made as a little playlist of songs they are looking forward to catching at Saturday’s festival (a couple of Apple Cart highlights thrown in too). It’s a great mix and is whetting our appetite sufficiently for the weekend. Have a listen below via the magic of Spotify.
Here’s a new video for Julia Holter’s “Our Sorrows”, a song that we’ve been playing a lot since Ekstasis came out. The video is strangely transfixing and affecting with ribbon being unspooled in various locations – at times looking like a Village Mentality game.
We’ll be Instagramming Field Day this weekend on the hashtag #fielddaylondon. We want to see all of your snaps from the day too – so do post under the hash tag. We’ll be posting up our favourite snaps via our Twitter and Facebook in the aftermath.
For those of you with SLR cameras – they are permitted onsite and we’d love to see any snaps you take with those too – please post your best ones on our Facebook wall!Posted 30.05.2012
Venn St Market is one of the highlights of Field Day and Apple Cart; we’ll be digging in to some amazing food inbetween bands and other fun. We asked them to introduce the market and its traders for anybody who hasn’t sampled their various delights before…
You can’t miss Venn Street Market at Field Day and The Apple Cart this year! We are bang in the centre of both Festivals offering many gastronomic delights..
Amongst the traders are Anna Mae‘s offering up American stylee macaroni cheese; if you are into French then try a raclette of sausage, potato, gherkins and raclette melted cheese from Une Normande; Taco Truck have promised their authentic Mexican tacos with hot chili sauce and back for more are Moen & Sons with their sizzling herby hog roast. Yam the Cassava are also regulars and are famously revered for their Creole cooking. This year they have a complete menu to choose from including fish and mushroom fritters at £1.50 each!
There are many international cuisines to be found at the Market including Portena‘s Argentinian empanandas (crisp, flaky half moons of pastry puffed with savoury meat and veg fillings); Flavours of Portugal‘s traditional dish of chicken piri piri; Rummanco who are London’s marvel of Caribbean cooking and Herman ze German who specialise in hot bratwurst sausages in a roll (hot dogs to you and me)..
For those of you with a sweet tooth welcome Churros Garcia (churros with chocolate) and Westonbirt and their Award winning home-made ice cream with a selection of interesting flavours including salted caramel, raisin Pedro Ximenez and rhubarb crumble..
Don’t forget – Venn Street Market is a hidden gem that you might spot and keep on walking, but do so at your peril as you can eat something different here and each meal will surpass the brilliance of the previous, we guarantee..
Liars brilliant new record WIXIW is streaming in full now! It’s a wonderful record, one that we have been anticipating ahead of the festival for some time now. Head over to The Quietus for their newsstory…
That right there is an image from yesterday evening of the Eat Your Own Ears stage coming together nicely. If you want to know what you can see on there, and all of our other stages for that matter, then head over to our Interactive Map – which now, handily displays stage times, so you can plot the day.
Right in time for Field Day, The Vaccines have announced their route back onto your boombox. The new record is called ‘The Vaccines Come of Age’ and Zane Lowe premiered its first song, called ‘No Hope’. You can stream the track below…
From today at 4pm we’ll be opening up at Field Day Sound Drop room on Spotify! The room will be a hub for us (and you) to get excited and exchange recommendations for the festival on Saturday. Keep an eye out on the Field Day twitter @fielddaylondon and Facebook to find out the link when we go live later, and then join us for fun!
We’re approaching the final stretch now – with Field Day just 5 days away. Our minds are like flipbooks of stage times and tents at the moment – so in that spirit take a look at our GIF guide to who is playing this year for a fun, and instantaneous look at our line-up. Beirut kick things off above…
The above image is Franz Ferdinand in a supermarket (obviously) but Alex and Paul sat down recently to pick out acts at the musical supermarket that is Field Day. The band have been spotted at Field Day in previous years, as punters, and even though they return to headline this year they have their eyes firmly on the schedules too. As you can see from the two lists both Alex and Paul keep a close eye on what’s going on just below the surface of UK and US music scenes. Here are their top tips…
Alex Kapranosof Franz Ferdinand’s picks:
I love the mood of her music. I’ve never seen her live, so this is a pretty good opportunity to check her out.
They made my favourite record of the year. Really great live band too. Can’t wait.
First time I saw them was at King Tut’s in Glasgow, playing to about 15 people. Last time I saw them was at a sold out Albert Hall. I’ve loved the journey between those two points. Great band.
Probably the best produced album of 2012**, but even better live.
R. Stevie Moore
How come it took so long? Yes, looking forward to this.
I don’t think there’s anyone else as intense as these guys on the bill.
I first heard him when he did that history of punk rock. Totally won me over. I like this guy.
I enjoyed the LP. Want to hear it live.
Great songs, and I’ve never seen them live, but would love to.
When I go to any festival I love to go through the line up and find someone whose music I don’t know, then check them out. I had a listen to this on sound cloud and liked it, so I’ll pop down and check it out. I don’t know who makes it – whether it’s a band or a solo project, but I liked what I heard. There has to be some sort of surprise.
**This is me making a joke
Paul Thomsonof Franz Ferdinand’s Picks:
R Stevie Moore
With just under two weeks to go and the times finally finally finished (lots of tweaking!) we have them up and ready for you to browse, turn into spreadsheets, have tattooed e.t.c. Take a look at those official times below and hit us up on twitter @fielddaylondon with any questions!
Also check out our official CLASH FINDER to plan your day.
Eat Your Own Ears stage
12:00 – Eat Your Own Ears DJ
12:40 – Last Dinosaurs
13:10 – Eat Your Own Ears DJ
13:40 – Savages
14:10 – Eat Your Own Ears DJ
14:40 – Pond
15:10 – Eat Your Own Ears DJ
15:40 – Liars
16:40 – Justin Spear DJ
17:10 – Andrew Bird
18:10 – Justin Spear DJ
18:40 – Metronomy
19:40 – Huw Stephens DJ
20:20 – Beirut
21:20 – Huw Stephens DJ
21:50 – Franz Ferdinand
Bugged Out! stage
12:00 – Daniel Avery DJ
13:15 – Koreless Live
13:45 – The Internet Live
14:15 – Eats Everything DJ
15:15 – Rustie Live
16:00 – Blawan DJ
17:15 – Hudson Mohawke Live
18:00 – Julio Bashmore DJ
19:40 – SBTRKT Live
20:40 – Maya Jane Coles DJ
21:40 – Modeselektor
Laneway Festival stage in association with Last.FM
12:00 – Two Jackals
12:30 – Sega Bodega DJ
12:55 – Here We Go Magic
13:25 – Deco Child DJ
13:50 – Blood Orange
14:30 – Dum Dum Girls DJ
15:00 – Errors
15:40 – Dum Dum Girls DJ
16:10 – Summer Camp
17:20 – Kindness
18:30 – Spector
19:40 – Sleigh Bells
20:50 – The Vaccines
Village Mentality stage in association with The Quietus
12:00 – Revere
12:50 – Rocketnumbernine
13:50 – Papa M
14:20 – Tim Burgess DJ
14:45 – R. Stevie Moore
15:25 – Tim Burgess DJ
15:50 – Django Django
16:55 – Afrocubism
18:15 – Grimes
19:20 – Tortoise
20:45 – Gold Panda
21:50 – Mazzy Star
BleeD / Lanzarote stage
12:00 – Blackest Ever Black DJ
12:30 – Julia Holter
13:10 – Blackest Ever Black DJ
13:30 – Com Truise
14:15 – Paddy O.Neill (Liberation Technologies)
14:45 – Peaking Lights
15:30 – The Haxan Cloak DJ
16:00 – Fennesz
17:00 – Casper C
17:30 – Laurel Halo
18:30 – Casper C
19:00 – Kassem Mosse
20:00 – Zomby DJ
Shacklewell Arms stage
12:00 – Jig T DJ
12:20 – To Kill A King
12:45 – Bobby Tank DJ
13:05 – Friends
13:30 – Beach Creep DJ
13:50 – Citizens!
14:15 – Beach Creep DJ
14:35 – Sexbeat presents Crocodiles
15:00 – Amateur Best DJ
15:25 – Outfit
15:55 – Novella DJ
16:20 – Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard
16:50 – Double Denim DJ
17:10 – Zulu Winter
17:40 – Sexbeat DJ
18:00 – When Saints Go Machine
18:30 – Jen Long DJ
18:50 – Theme Park
19:20 – Jen Long DJ
19:40 – Sexbeat presents THE MEN
20:10 – Jen Long DJ
20:30 – Toy
21:00 – Lanzarote DJ
21:20 – Austra
21:55 – Lanzarote DJ
22:20 – Baxter Dury
Red Bull Music Academy stage
12:00 – Kidkanevil
13:10 – Débruit
14:20 – Sunless ’97
15:30 – Blanck Mass
16:40 – Jessie Ware
17:50 – UMA
19:00 – Chairlift
Mini-Disco and Bar.
With Field Day looming we are going to have our radios set to ‘on’ for the next week as lots of artists are hitting the airwaves. If you want to reach that extra plateau of excitement with us then here’s a handy, printable guide to what’s on…
Savages live at 7pm
Roundtable with Tom! 4pm
On the most recent episode of Field Day radio Tom Baker caught up with Martin Creed, who is a very busy person right now. He’s not only playing Apple Cart Festival (the day after Field Day) but he’s prepping his Olympic Bell Ringing and an album for Moshi Moshi. Have a listen below…
For those who can’t wait – or people out there wanting to extend the Field Day vibes well in to the night we have a couple of options on offer this year. Information below, and ticket links can be found by clicking on the event too.
BleeD afterparty: Kassem Mosse, Will Bankhead of Trilogy Tapes infamy, BleeD/Lanzarote programmer, Casper C, and the always on-point Nik Nik Nik.
XOYO afterparty: 50 Weapons with Dark Sky, Anstam and a Very Special Guest DJ set from a band playing at Field Day
Julia Holter Field Day warm-up: Julia Holter preps us for the big day at Cafe Oto (sold out)Posted 23.05.2012
Here’s a new one from Jessie Ware. Following a couple of cuts with Julio Bashmore, she continues a habit of working with Field Day related artists by hooking up with SBTRKT-affiliate Sampha who produces this track (and sneaks some backing vocals in too). Have a listen below…Posted 22.05.2012
That title might have sounded like an instruction because, well, it is. Here is a brilliant new London-based punk band for your ears – one that have been causing quite a stir live. They play early in the day at this year’s Field Day on the main stage.
SAVAGES – HUSBANDS.
File this under ‘One for the Weekend’ – a bit of a banger from Bashmore to say the least. The track was revealed on his new Radio One show last night and will come out his own Broadwalk Records imprint. Another one to look forward to dropping at Field Day, which is little over two weeks away now!Posted 18.05.2012
Laurel Halo has had a busy few months – only dropping her King Felix record very recently – but she caps it all with ‘Quarantine’. It’s a more center stage pop album than anything we’ve heard before, but also dives into gorgeous rabbit holes of synth texture too. In some ways it’s not too far from the Julia Holter record of this year, but Halo’s hooks are more luminous, and straight to the point.
Take a peek at the new Kindness video for “House” one of our go-to jams of the year so far. It’s a song that stood out on an already brilliant record and the video only enhances it for us – Kindness peeling back the layers of music once more.Posted 16.05.2012
We rolled out our stage by stage breakdown on Facebook yesterday and with two weeks to go it’s starting to feel very very real. We have artists in alphabetical order, on the stage they will be playing below (times will come soon) and a Spotify playlist you can listen by clicking each stage title!
Eat Your Own Ears DJ
Hudson Mohawke Live
Maya Jane Coles
Deco Child DJ
Dum Dum Girls DJ set
Here We Go Magic
Sega Bodega DJ
R. Stevie Moore
Tim Burgess DJ
Blackest Ever Black DJ
Paddy O.Neil (Liberation Technologies)
The Haxan Cloak DJ
Amateur Best DJ
Beach Creep DJ
Bobby Tank DJ
Double Denim DJ
Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard
Jen Long DJ
Jig T DJ
Sexbeat presents Crocodiles
Sexbeat presents THE MEN
To Kill A King
When Saints Go Machine
Red Bull Music Academy DJs
Incase you hadn’t notice Grimes is having a moment. Her brilliant record ‘Visions’ has propelled the Montreal sci-popper to a whole new level – selling out shows and dropping viral videos at every turn. If you haven’t heard her first two records then you are missing out. But not for long – you can download those first records from the Arbutus website right now (download section)!
This year we have a clutch of 4AD artists on the Field Day bill – Grimes, Zomby and Beirut – and another on the Apple Cart line up in the form of Stornoway. We’ve been connecting the dots between the 4AD of the past and the one of the present lately, dipping our toes in everything from Les Mysteré Des Voix to His Name Is Alive. The back-catalog is chock full of well-known classics and underrated gems, and we’re sure everyone has a personal favourite. For now though, here’s a playlist we put together of our own 4AD favourites right now alongside those acts hitting Field day this year. Listen below…Posted 14.05.2012
As many of you will know Field Day has occupied Victoria Park for a day for the past 6 years now (Apple Cart is 2 this year!) so we have had plenty of opportunities to get out and about and discover the gems of the area (of which there are many…). We haven’t done this before but we thought we’d highlight a few places around the area to grab a coffee, have a post-Field Day drink or do a bit of shopping/eating for anybody who will be around Victoria Park early on the day – or even for those of you in London looking for something to do on a weekend before the festival. Here’s our little index below…
“This huge 19th-century pub beside Victoria Park has a large garden (complete with busy ‘garden grill’ in summer), a main bar decorated with Victoriana and Eagle-style comic annuals that serves creditable pub fare and, tucked away at the side, a full-blown dining room…” Time Out
360 Victoria Park Road, London, E9 7BT
0208 533 0040
84 Victoria Park Rd E9 7JL
“It’s a very relaxed, friendly place with a decent drink selection, super-friendly staff and a variety of things going on to keep the good people of Hackney entertained…” Yelp Review
38 Kenton Road, London, Greater London E9 7AB, United Kingdom
The Camel Pub
Field Day says: Top tip for pie and mash fans!
277 Globe Road
London, United Kingdom E2 0JD
Field Day says: Good Jukebox and good board games.
162 Victoria Park Road, London E9 7JN, United Kingdom
Namo Restaurant (Vietnamese)
178 Victoria Park Road, London, Greater London E9 7HD
172 A1205 Poplar, Greater London E3 5, United Kingdom
020 8980 6609
The Eleanor Arms
460 Old Ford Road, London, Bow E3 5JP, United Kingdom
+44 20 8980 6992 /
The Village Tap
233-235 Victoria Park Road, London, Greater London E9 7HD
Best for: freshly baked bread and pastries.
79 Lauriston Road Victoria Park
103 Lauriston Road, Homerton, London E9 7HJ
Amandine (top picture)
Best for: cakes!
176 Victoria Park Road, London, Greater London E9 7HD
241 Victoria Park Village
London, United Kingdom E9 7HD
Bottle Apostle (Wine Shop)
Best for: Sneaking off for a quiet bottle of wine post-Field Day.
95 Lauriston Rd, E9 7HJ Hackney, United Kingdom
Victoria Park Books
Apple Cart says: Amazing for Children’s books
174 Victoria Park Road, London, Greater London E9 7HD
The Toybox Victoria Park
Apple Cart says: Keep the kids entertained with something from this treasure trove.
223 Victoria Park Road
London, United Kingdom E9 7HD
We caught up with Franz Ferdinand on the latest episode of Field Day Radio and had a lengthy chat about all things Franz ahead of their headline appearance at Field Day this year. You can now stream the full interview below via our Soundcloud!
Zulu Winter have finally let go of their debut record – ASOS posted up the exclusive earlier today. We’ve had it for a while (as keen readers might note) and are big fans. It’s a big, enveloping sort of record, full of shimmer and big choruses. Take a listen below…
Django Django have already made one of our favourite records of 2012 so far. Their S/T debut has earned many a spin on Field Day’s stereo and it was exciting to see them firm up their place in the hearts and minds of the British public on Jools Holland last night too. The band sat down to curate a YouTube mixtape for us recently and unearthed some real gems. They jump from classic Fleetwood Mac to Korla Pandit and Turkish Psyche. Plenty to dig into below…
Fleetwood Mac / Tusk
I discovered Fleetwood Mac in my parents record collection when I was a kid and was immediately hooked on ‘Rumours’ .. I didn’t go back to them til later on at college though and I didn’t discover this gem til a couple of years ago. The production is amazing .. The drums sound huge and the bass is so lush. It’s a pretty strange track really with it’s ‘tusk’ chant and tribal vibe.. But it works so well.. Hats off to them.
Laurent Garnier / The Force
I got this album ‘shot in the dark’ when I was a teenager and I’ve always seen it as a kind of overlooked classic. It’s full of high energy bouncing metallic synths and heavy liquid bass lines like this one on the force. It sounds like a techno party on the death star.
DeLacy / Hide Away
I went to London when I was about 15 and went to Black Market Records where I bought This, Donna Summer I Feel Love (Masters At Work mix) and Ruffneck Everybody Be Somebody (the tune with the big ‘yellow’ sample) .. I was really into US House and Garage at the time and I still am. I still play these records out when I DJ. This record just has this raw, tough sounding New York garage groove and that irresistible vocal hook. Genius.
Korla Pandit – Miserlou (1951)
Korla was a cabaret performer in Hollywood during the 40s and 50s–He wore a turban on stage and professed to come from the far East, although I think he might have been Mexican… He pioneered an amazing percussive style of playing on the Hammond, often playing simultaneously with a grand piano. Here is his amazing version of the Greek traditional, Miserlou, later covered by the great Dick Dale.
Number Of Names – Sharevari (1981)
This tune is like the missing link between disco and techno. In this clip the track is aired on The Scene, a Detroit TV show that would showcase the hottest disco cuts from the local clubs, shipping the dancers in too to perform. I love watching these smiling disco kids (one’s even in roller skates) trying to get to grips with this sort of sinister, techno masterpiece.
Blondie – Call Me (1980)
Two Django favourites, Blondie & Giorgio Moroder worked together on this after Giorgio was approached to write the soundtrack for Paul Schrader’s ‘American Gigolo’. I think Giorgio had kind of written the amazing arpeggio-driven backing track to this already, but Debbie Harry provides the hook. Hear it on the opening sequence to see Richard Gere cruising LA, dressed all in Armani, or see this clip to see Blondie frollicking on a beach, whichever your preference.
Sagittarius My World Fell Down
Really love this record…you can tell that Gary Usher worked with Brian Wilson on some of his early recordings and this track (I think) has Glen Campbell singing harmonies somewhere in there too. It has a wierd middle break that reminds me of The Beatles number 9. It’s just a great pop song but has amazing production and layers of oddness in there that you don’t really get much anymore.
The Paragons I’ve got to get away
I’m a big fan of John Holt and The Paragons. I gradually worked my way back to the original of this song after I bought Massive Attack ‘Mezzanine’ when I was a teenager, through Horace Andy and back to The Paragons. I just bought ‘On The Beach’ at a wee record shop around the corner from where I live so I’ve been listening to a lot of them recently. It’s a great record for summer.
As far as I know this is from a turkish pysch band, but the letters on the sleeve looks like hebrew. When I heard this track it did put me in mind of both music styles I hear living in between a big jewish community who have lots of outdoor parties with big sound systems in the summer and a big turkish community who have lots of live music in their restaurants.
People like Tom Dissevelt and Bruce Haack made music that was potentially 30 years ahead of its time and that seismic leap in sound has always interested me.
An exciting treat dropped in today as one of Field Day’s favourite new artists Outfit debuted their forthcoming EP on Dazed and Confused’s website. The four songs that make up Another Night’s Dreams Reach Earth Again are all impressive and dexterous in the way they knit together sounds from genres you wouldn’t quite expect. But don’t take it from us, have a listen now.
We’re big fans of this R Stevie Moore image that adorns the front cover of the always essential Wire magazine. There’s a great piece inside and revs up nicely for the lo-fi legend’s set at Field Day – a set that he tells us is his first ever UK festival! He also told us he wants to hug you all, so be prepared for some good vibes.
This is one of our favourites from the new record:Posted 04.05.2012
We have laid down a gauntlet worthy of any drab bank holiday weekend over on our Facebook. We want YOU to curate a playlist for us, and post it to our Facebook wall, using Spotify, Mixcloud, Soundcloud, or any other new-fangled streaming platform you might happen to use. The music is entirely up to you – but we will select a couple of winners to be played as changeover music at Field Day 2012 (there may be tickets in the offing too).
For starters listen to our playlist over HERE.
Field Day Radio is back for its third installment with Tom Baker and Folded Wing. This time round, Tom chats with Alex and Paul from Franz Ferdinand, in their only interview this year!
We also have a very special mix courtesy of Liars, ahead of their 6th studio album expected on the 5th of June. Plus Turner winning artist and musician Martin Creed reveals his artistic influences and talks about his new record.
As we posted earlier in the week, Grimes was the Guide’s cover start last weekend. Here are a few snaps from the magazine’s innerds too.
Our recent YouTube mixtape stars Zulu Winter are back with a video of their own for the excellent ‘Silver Tongue’ single. We’re getting some heavy Patrick Bateman vibes from this creepy cut.Posted 02.05.2012
Here’s a great little YouTube mix from The Vaccines. They chat a bit about The Descendents, Modern Lovers, The Monks and fellow Field Day-er R. Stevie Moore. An immaculately curated mix and one we thoroughly enjoyed watching/listening to. Take a browse yourself, below.
1. Big Star – “thank you friends”
Justin : love this footage so much, and what a song
2. Shonen Knife – “redd kross”
Justin : fun song and video. This clip always makes me happy.
3. Descendents – “Coolidge”
Justin : I saw these guys as ‘all’ and it was nowhere near as good as this. this is so so good. taken from Milo’s last record with them. maybe not at the height of their powers but a great song. i like it that whoever made this went to the trouble to copy their logo for the video but didn’t check how to spell Descendents!
4. Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers – “I’m straight”
Justin : amazing song from one of my favourite albums. and i love this video too, no idea if its ‘official’ or not.
5. Al Green – “tired of being alone”
Justin : best vocal performance i’ve found of this. incredible.
6. The Monks – “monk chant”
Freddie : Great clip of the monks on French television, they cut such a powerful picture with their intimidating image and aggressive sound, all a decade before the arrival of the ‘punks’.
7. James Brown – “prisoner of love”
Freddie: One of the best live performance captured on camera, from the 1964 Tami Show where he shared the bill with Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys and Rolling Stones. This was the equivalent of the MTV awards – what happened !?
8. R Stevie Moore – “Why Should I Love You”
Freddie : Great clip from R Stevie, a song that we loved so much we covered it for record store day. Excited to see him perform at Field Day this year!
9. Tame Impala – “Glass Half Full Of Wine”
Freddie : A song from our friends down under Tame Impala, can’t wait to hear their new album expected this year!
10. Mick Ronson – “Only After Dark”
Freddie : Favorite tune from David Bowies guitarists first solo record, dark glam doesn’t get any better.
If, like us, you’ve been playing the Death Grips record into the ground recently then you’ll be happy for a little respite with this DG remix of Bjork. The Bjork vocal makes for a nice, warmer contrast to the often pretty dark, chill atmosphere that Death Grips give off. We’re big fans of this.