What The Hell Is Going On? #61: Beach Fossils, Camden Crawl & Primavera Sound
02 Nov 2010
across two feature length episodes on rockfeedback tv in the coming days (detailing the camden crawl and primavera sound festivals of spring this year respectively), we’ve got everyone from gang of four and the pixies to steve albini and gary f**king numan sticking their musical oars in.
Our current artists of the week, Brooklyn’s Beach Fossils, also kick start our week of programming on Rockfeedback TV with a performance shot at a house party in uptown Austin, Texas in March of this year. The shindig was unofficially part of the 2010 SXSW Music Conference, had a half pipe in the back garden, and was just generally one of the coolest parties we’ve ever been to. Watch the footage, join us in our love for Beach Fossils (pictured), and come see them when they play a Rockfeedback show at London’s Lexington on Thursday November 16th. I’d get me a ticket, and one for a friend, just to be nice.
Speaking of Rockfeedback Live, we were in attendance at the first of many months’ worth of planning meetings for the 2011 Camden Crawl last night. Held in an aptly rock and roll Camden boozer and with the drinks selling at our favourite price (free!), it got us suitably excited about next year’s event, and in the mood for a bit of a reminisce about this year’s festival. So on Wednesday, Rockfeedback TV debuts a feature length episode on the 2010 Camden Crawl that features performances from Gang of Four, We Are Scientists, Lightspeed Champion, Roots Manuva, Speech Debelle, Skepta, Racehorses, Rox, VeronicaFalls, PeteLawrie and LaurenPritchard. More details on the 2011 event can be found here.
Whilst we’re at it, we thought we’d draw your attention to another feature length episode we’ve got coming up on Friday, when we look back at the Primavera Sound Festival held in Barcelona in May in 2010. The reason that everyone comes back from this thing banging on about how it’s the best festival ever is quite simply because it is the best festival ever. The list of bands featuring in the episode should help convince you further – The Pixies, Florence and the Machine, The xx, Beach House, Low, Gary Numan, Les Savy Fav, Coco Rosie, Monotonix and Jeff Barrow of Portishead’s Beak> all feature, alongside an interview with Shellac’s Steve Albini–simultaneously one of the most nerve racking and rewarding conversations I’ve ever had.
Hopefully catch a few of you on Thursday night for our show at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen with Sub Pop types Happy Birthday, Spectrals and Fanzine– here are some more details and tickets for you, should you need convincing.