Electric Fields is going for it this year, moving up to 2-days, announcing Primal Scream as a headliner and creating a real buzz with its initial line-up. There is a lot more to come!
There are only 5,000 tickets available so be sure to get yours NOW if you are thinking about it.
I am absolutely thrilled to bring you the line-up for Tim Peaks - the diner/tent/stage curated by Tim Burgess from The Charlatans. Tim has his own coffee and has been serving it at festivals since 2012 in his own diner with loads of great acts and DJ's. Guests at previous Tim Peaks have included Edwyn Collins and Roddy Frame (see Tim's interview below), Sleaford Mods, BMX Bandits, The View, Nick Heyward and Suzanne Vega.
Tim always has his finger on the pulse and enjoys discovering up and coming bands/artists and giving them a boost. The eclectic line-up he has curated for Electric Fields is going to be like a festival within a festival with loads of fun things going on as well.
I'll see you there if you are going. As well as the bands I am looking forward to some much needed northern soul dance lessons and I'll also be DJ-ing. And the Bowie disco is going to be amazing!
I caught up with all the bands playing Tim Peaks at Electric Fields for a few quick questions. Read on and enjoy links and videos from all the bands playing. There is loads to explore.
We start with the curator, Mr Tim Burgess
Dilwyn from Yucatan
How I'd describe them in a tweet - Think Sigur Ros, think shimmering strings, soaring choirs and chiming, ethereal lullabies. Think of melodies building in layers - beautiful
How I'd describe them in a tweet - Gorgeous harmonies, hooks and choruses that will stay with you, clever lyrics full of sugar and honey at one moment and then bittersweet the next.
How I'd describe them in a tweet - Lofi rock, capable of chiming guitar pop and then raise your hands in the air anthems.
1. How much of a boost is it to have Tim recognising and promoting your music?
Since we first met Tim, he has been such a friend to us. We have had a number of opportunities to play at a variety of places arranged/curated by Tim/Nick and their circles of events people and promoters. It has certainly had a positive impact on how many people know about and like Riding The Low!
2. Do you have any releases coming out this year?
Our second album, Here To Help The Neighbourhood, arrives late spring/early summer this year. It's a great record with some really cool songs on it - we can't wait to share it with everyone!
3. What is your favourite festival memory?
The tent filling up at Forgotten Fields last year. It was quite quiet leading up to us going on and we were really worried that people would miss us play with so much else going on, but it was packed with such a great buzz! Can't beat that!
4. What song/band would you recommend for anyone visiting Tim Peaks?
Hot Vestry are great, we've done a few things with them.
5. How do you take your coffee?
Simple. As it should be!
How I'd describe them in a tweet - Fuzzy, scuzzy, cool melodies to fall in love with. No messing - raw and pure. All kinds of velvet-y goodness.
How I'd describe them in a tweet - Creating a sound and a world of their own, one that you'll want to discover and enjoy getting lost in.
How I'd describe them in a tweet - Melodic, reverby, dreamy gorgeousness.
How I'd describe them in a tweet - New Order meets LCD Soundsystem at an post club party at 5am to create something to keep the party going.
We gave Faris a shit tonne of HV merchandise, which he took home to London. We never actually knew if he did take if home, or just dumped it in a bush somewhere along the M25. The next time we saw them was when they supported New Order for two nights at Brixton Academy in November. We opened for New Order on the same tour, but we were in mainland Europe & Glasgow, so our AAA passes enabled us to still get into the shows for free, and more importantly backstage. It turns out Faris did keep all the T Shirts, EP's, and Fanzines we gave him.
Mark W Georgsson
How I'd describe Mark in a tweet - West Coast Americana via Glasgow, stopping off at Iceland en route. Tender, melodic country soul to fall for.