Body&Soul – Sunday Music Guide
Find full details on Sunday’s line up here.
With the festival only hours away, it’s so close I can feel it!
In most festivals, Sunday is the wind down day, where the big beats drop off and it becomes a more relaxed affair. There is still some great music here though, with the Black Lips on the main stage at 8.45.
“Black Lips were born of DIY ethic, working their way from sweaty basement shows in Georgia to huge crowds at international music festivals (including a performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest that appears in Terrence Malick’s forthcoming film Song to Song) to tours in such far flung locales as India, Jordan, Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraqi Kurdistan, the United Arab Emirates, and many more.”
Only a little earlier on the main stage, poet/ philosopher and general good egg Kate Tempest appears at 7.15pm. She’s always good to watch and will be fascinating to see her in front of a big stage!
“A searing talent that cuts across genres with her unique voice, Kate Tempest defies categorisation; playwright, musician, poet, novelist and spoken word artist. She was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize for both her albums, for Best Female at the BRITS 2018,received the Ted Hughes Award, a Herald Angel Award for Brand New Ancients and nominated for the 2016 Costa Book Award for Poetry.
Influences range from Wu-Tang Clan, to modernist poetry, to Tracey Emin. Neil McCormick has described her as ‘Britain’s most acclaimed young performance poet, Tempest can dazzle with scansion and flow, cadence and rhymes, but crucially employs her verbal skills in the service of big ideas – about poverty, identity, consumerism – and strong emotions.’”
I’ve started to hear this band name dropped in all types of circles. They’re definitely one to watch. Thumper play the 5pm on the Midnight Circus stage.
“One of the biggest buzzes at Hard Working Class Heroes 2018 was Thumper, a noise-pop quintet from Dublin who delivered bubblegum pop through a wall of sonic death. With a reputation for raucous and frenzied live shows, and penchant for howling feedback and pounding rhythm, each Thumper gig is an exercise in unpredictability. Not for the faint hearted!”
6.15 on the Midnight Circus stage, there’s another band of note! Another great name, with Dream Wife.
“One of the most exhilarating live rock bands to emerge within the last few years, Dream Wife is more than just a band, Dream Wife is a way of life. You’ll struggle to find a tighter knit trio than Rakel Mjöll (vocals), Alice Go (guitar) and Bella Podpadec (bass). This band aren’t just about bashing out insanely good guitar bangers while worshipping at the twin altars of David Bowie and Madonna, they’re about creating a wonderful world to dive into headfirst – and everyone is invited along for the ride.
The band chose the name Dream Wife, not from the 1953 Hollywood rom-com, but for its wordplay – “It’s a commentary on the objectification of women; the 1950s American Dream stereotype package. Having the dream house, the dream car and the dream wife, we want to flip the script on that. Women aren’t objects; we don’t just fit into one mold.”
Get ready to fall under Dream Wife’s spell as they unleash their revved up riotous tracks into the solstice night at Body&Soul.”
If you’ve got this far in the festival, it’s time to pack your stuff and make the long journey home! It should be a lot of fun…