Stuart Turner and the Flat Earth Society are not actually a Flat Earth Society. They are a rock and roll indie skiffle hardcore singersongwiter beat combo from the Medway Towns in Kent. They have merged the soundtrack of their lives with the sounds inside their heads and written the songs you wished you had heard before, sung with the ground glass vocal conviction of someone who feels every note. They have just finished recording their 6th album
T-bitch is a glorious musical cocktail, born from minds that were fed up with being defined by their gender and sterile music ruling the charts. T-bitch are part transvestite punk, part Riot Grrrl, part laugh your knickers off sing along.
T-bitch want to be free of social expectations and stereotypes, they don’t care what you think, they just want to shout, have fun and be pretty!
What started as a collaboration project among a bunch of crazy folks who mostly met in festival fields has now transformed into some sort of band. The line-up depends on who’s about. Having tampered with a cross-section of genres, these days they’re described as lairy folk by lairy folk. ‘Gail’s voice is sweet and haunting, with a strange inflection that seems to combine toughness and vulnerability in a way that’s hard to pin down. The mood shifts constantly, ice and fire, rage and graveyard humour.’ – Mal Content
Primal auditory whirlwind architects Ghosts of Men are a 2-piece noise from Essex. This is their story: In the Autumn of 2014, a freak musical collision forced Ghosts Of Men to become but two. A truly massive guitar sound and huge groove laden drums mixed in with seductive vocals make for a musical experience that is at the same time as fresh and new as it is dirty and as old as time. Dripping with funky, sleazy riffs and primal choruses, less in this case really does mean more.
‘Big Black Dog’ by Ghosts Of Men will be released online and in physical form in the very near future.
Nicely heavy, dancey, two piece alt-rock from Essex. Regulars on the festival circuit. Known by many many other names. In Spain they call them ‘Los Hombres Fantasmas’, in Germany ‘Die Gustermen’. In the Something Else Tea Tent, simply ‘Goat Semen’. Or worse.
In the great tradition of British end-of-the-pier pointlessness, Mr. Lobby Lud hales from the imaginary coastal resort of Regis-on-Sea. Although he aspires to play the tuba whilst riding the bicycle, Lobby Lud is more often seen clutching a ukulele and attempting to hide behind a screen of kazoos and a veneer of respectability. Nobody is fooled. Nowadays he is backed by a splendid bunch of chaps which Mr. Lud has modestly dubbed The Luddites.
Singing thought provoking autobiographical lyrics set to a brash folk punk melody, Ren Stedman can be found singing songs from the heart until the last ember of the campfire fizzles out.
Having started out by finding his feet on the grassroots festival scene, Ren has toured up and down the country and across Europe carrying his guitar and a repertoire of songs compared to “a bloody good punk band distilled down into one bloke and an acoustic guitar”.
A fierce, fable wielding force of acoustic punk poetry, Ren takes influence in writing lyrics that hit you hard from stories of life, love and political change.
You can check out Ren’s music video on Diva Magazines website at: http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/video-premiere-ren-stedman’s-honestly.aspx
Pic: Jackal Media
Stuart O’Connor has been full time touring internationally since 2006. He slowly built up a live rig which incorporated many instruments into the world of live looping. Since 2013 he has been touring with Asmara Cimignolo who has joined him round Europe and will be bringing her Piano as a back bone to the loops.
With touring history of over 2000 shows (1000 of them outside the UK) Stuart has remained independent but hardworking sharing billings with Damien Rice, Billy Cobham, The Staves, Ocean Colour Scene, Mad Professor, Cocco (Japan), Little Bushman (New Zealand), Ed Sheeran, James Bay, Easy Star All Stars, Neds Atomic Dustbin, Ed Tudor Pole, and Chas & Dave. To name a few.
One of the Top 20 must see bands at Camden Rocks 2018.
Formed by Derby brothers Johnny and George Marriott, PET NEEDS play fractured party music. Imagine a bar fight between Art Brut, Against Me! and La Dispute. It’s like that.
With explosive live performances of singalong anti-anthems, PET NEEDS are currently smashing sets on stages throughout the UK, screaming stories of chance meetings, self-destruction, perceived freedom, lampposts and woods.
“Scrunchy melodic rock n roll… right up my street!” said Steve Lamacq.
The singer/songwriter from Essex will be playing the Ahulabula stage at this years’ Cosmic Puffin. Thrashing her acoustic guitar, her songs and voice throw out a plethora of feministic anti-folk mash-up which nobody can actually describe. Emotive, encaptivating and at times just damn right angry.
Kristina is also performing at the festival this year with the punk bands, T-Bitch and ICC.
Unity Division is a fiery, fun-filled trio hailing from Greenwich. Serena leads the musical faction with massive vocal tone and wall-smashing guitar. Dru’s haunting vocal melds with bifurcated guitar and floor-shuddering bass noise. Vince Cullen dishes out immense kicks and invigorating beats. Working with producer John Cornfield (Muse, Oasis, Supergrass, Robert Plant), Unity Division recently completed their exuberant rock/punk 7 track album “Consumer”. Described as Hazel O’Connor meets The White Stripes and Lene Lovich meets DEVO! Raw, sensuous, electrified.