Kicking off Lowlands 2013
Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Joy Formidable – Live At Lowlands 2013 – recorded August 16, 2013 – by 3voor12/VPRO
Another festival starting up this weekend. This one, the Lowlands Festival in The Netherlands started on Friday and goes until Sunday.
One of the opening acts for the first day was The Joy Formidable, who have been getting massive amounts of attention and good press this year and they’ve kicked off the festival in grand fashion.
Recorded by the venerable VPRO, I suspect this is an extended excerpt of a longer concert, but since it happened literally hours ago, this is all that’s available right now.
So if you don’t have the opportunity to head over to The Netherlands and dive into Lowlands 2013 this weekend, here’s the next best thing. So far, there are first-day concerts from Villagers, Staves, Deep Sea Arcade, Biffy Clyro and Alunageorge – and that’s just a sampling. It should be a happening affair this year and there’s two more days to go.
Biffy Clyro – By no means new, but by all means massive.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: Biffy Clyro -Glastonbury 2011
Covering some familiar territory tonight. Originally I was going to run a recent Biffy Clyro gig at the Bring The Noise Festival from OUI-FM this past December, but it has turned up missing, or misplaced somewhere in the outer reaches of the archive, so I quickly substituted this extended extract from their 2011 Glasto appearance in its place.
Biffy Clyro, in case you aren’t familiar, is a Scottish band with 5 studio albums to their credit (a 6th coming out in March- recorded, in of all places, Los Angeles), have received just about every award and acknowledgement from the British press imaginable. Suffice to say, they are very well regarded and their fans are legion, and have been since they got started in 1995.
So if you are familiar with them, here’s a taste of them in 2011. If you aren’t familiar with them, here’s a taste of what to expect in the coming months.
It’s the weekend, so you can turn this one up and the neighbors won’t mind . . . .much.