Following the news that By The Sea has secured Everything Everything (Friday), Metronomy (Saturday) and The Libertines (Sunday) as its headliners for the 2017 festival, anticipation for the event continues to grow with the confirmation of a second wave of artists; BRITISH SEA POWER, MARIKA HACKMAN, HMLTD, DREAM WIFE, GIRL RAY, FLAMINGODS, DEEP THROAT CHOIR and WESLEY GONZALEZ
One of Britain’s biggest cult bands and certainly one of its most eclectic, British Sea Power visit By The Sea on the back of their recent album ‘Let The Dancers Inherit The Party’ which has received some of the best reviews of their almost two-decade long career. Also confirmed is the uncompromising and uninhibited Marika Hackman, whose current album ‘I’m Not Your Man’ tackles big issues around femininity, sexual identity, millennial ennui and the perils of being young in a fast-paced world.
Visceral, flamboyant and confrontational, it’s no surprise that London sextet HMLTD are being heralded as “the UK’s most thrilling new band” (NME) with their mad meld of unique glam rock. Also tipped for greatness are Dream Wife, whose razor sharp pop tunes and fiery punk attitude has inspired chaotic scenes while on tour with Sleigh Bells and The Kills.
Girl Ray’s songs document the dramas of adolescence with a wit and wistfulness far beyond their years. Inspired by the likes of Pavement, Neutral Milk Hotel and Pixies, their By The Sea show will follow the August 4th release of their debut album ‘Earl Grey’. Formed in Bahrain, multi-instrumentalist quintet Flamingods are informed by the imagery, music and concepts of far-flung cultures as well as experimental, psych, rock and pop artists.
Deep Throat Choir are an all-female singing collective formed by Luisa Gerstein, previously a member of Landshapes and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Their intricate vocal harmonies are showcased on their newly released debut album ‘Be OK’. Finally, former Let’s Wrestle guitarist Wesley Gonzalez has just released his debut solo album ‘Excellent Musician’. It evokes everything from mid 70s singer-songwriters such as Emitt Rhodes, the soul and funk stylings of Sly and The Family Stone and Donny Hathaway, and pioneering early electronic music.
Set to be bigger and better than ever before, By The Sea is located in Dreamland, Margate – a town that’s currently experiencing a rejuvenation inspired by a growing local cultural industry and that’s just an 80 minute train journey away from London...