This one will be a bit of a mad dash this week and I’m writing this whilst allegedly packing for the family holiday, and discovering which bits of our camping gear is still covered with Gilcombe Farm mud from a more than slightly soggy, but still awesome FarmFestival.
O’Flynn’sTru Dancing starts out with some lovely flattened kicks and slightly afrobeat percussion, before the strings build into a lovely horn line led strut – I reckon I could be digging for more by these guys soon, and it’s a proper dancefloor heater – even better, it’s a free download!
Next up is a slinky svelte little number, though the initial guitar line is a little misleading, as this one remind more of the bastard child of Lamb and Sia, with an extra dash of the upbeat from something more Sophie Ellis Bextor-ish, Elder Island produced a storming set, and had me hooked, which given I’d pretty much never heard a thing of theirs and am an embittered old cynic at heart.
Key One is the track that really stuck out for me – enjoy
As you might’ve worked out from the intro speil, I was at Farmfest over the last weekend, and there were some top moments: Bodyworks dropping the Larry Levan rework of the Joubert Sister‘s Stand on the Word, to Roots Manuva playing Let The Spirit and Facety 2:11 to Greg Wilson finishing his set with my discovery of last year, Hercules and Love Affair’s Blind ( Frankie Knuckles remix)
The moment the festival starting feeling like a big old party was largely down to a bunch of brass laden Dutchmen, Broken Brass Ensemble. These guys rock a stage *hard*. I’d love to post their version of the classic I’ll Fly Away, but it seems to be a live thing only, so instead I’ll settle for their cover of Macklemore’sThrift Shop which kinda sums up the feeling of their gig really well