With WIrral’s very own Skeleton Coast Festival just a few weeks away, Getintothis’ Banjo looks at six of the best from this year’s line up.
Skeleton Coast celebrates its 4th year with its biggest and best line up so far.
Topping last year’s triumphant headline set from The Coral will be no mean feat, but you can rest assured that the assembled likes of Miles Kane, Red Rum Club and The Fernweh will be giving it a damn good try.
The Last Shadow Puppets frontman Miles Kane will be promoting his third solo album, Coup De Grace at what is a hometown show and is curating this year’s lineup.
This means we can enjoy a day with Kane’s favourite bands, and what good taste he has shown himself to have! Punters can also expect sterling performances from other Getintothis recommended bands as The Snuts, Peach Fuzz and Dream Wife.
All this for £30! You know you’ll regret it if you don’t go.
With all this in mind, we here at Getintothis present our six of the best from this year’s picks. I know, we spoil you sometimes.
So with no more fuss, here’s how we think you should spend your time at Skeleton Coast this year.
Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard
Getintothis faves Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard will be bringing their own Glammed up rock to Skeleton Coast and come highly recommended.
The last time we saw these guys live, in a support slot at the end of last year, we described them as ‘the undisputed highlight of the evening’.
See them live and be convinced of their greatness. Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard will blow you away.
K a n g a r o o s
An under the radar pick maybe, but K a n g a r o o s so impressed us with their set at one of the Getintothis Deep Cuts nights that we would very much like the chance to catch up with them again.
K a n g a r o o s provide a classic Liverpool sound, think the Beatles cutting lose and rocking out and you might be getting there.
Definitely one to watch.
Life at the Arcade
Liverpool four-piece, Life At The Arcade first burst into our consciousness last year with their From the Basement EP, packed with anthemic, feel good songs that seem ready made to be sung back at them by ever increasing audiences.
They have the swagger, the look and the tunes to back up the praise that has come there way so far.
We look forward to seeing how they have progressed over the year or so since we last saw them, and we expect great things.
Sheffield six-piece Seamonsters impressed the trousers off us when they played Phase One last February, as part of Independent Venue Week.
Such was the audience response that the volume of the applause put the band off their stride mid song. We suspect that they will have to get used to such reactions, with their joyous brand of noise winning them fans in an instant.
Their last single Blue Movie Baby tells you all you need to know about Seamonsters; they provide thoughtful, well constructed off-kilter pop that has roots in post punk and an eye on the future.
Glorious, dizzying and catchy as hell, Seamonsters should be on everyone’s must see list.
What can we say about Tracky that hasn’t been said already?
A blur of infectious energy, catchy pop hooks and sheer charisma, Tracky will be certain to draw a crowd.
His show at Liverpool Sound City proved him to be alarmingly popular, with a capacity crowd and a one in, one out policy at the door, Tracky connects with his audience like few performers we’ve seen. He is one of us, only a lot more talkative.
Always talking, always smiling and always fully switched on, ready to go, Tracky is tailor made for stardom. Catch him now so you can boast about it to people later
The Mysterines are one of the country’s best kept secrets. The three piece make a huge, impressive noise and another band who are clearly destined for greater things.
Described in these very pages as ‘proper rock and roll, a smidgen of grunge and a bucket of attitude’, it is surely only a matter of time before their secret is out and The Mysterines are packing them out at the country’s larger venues.
But don’t just take our word for it, go and see for yourself!
Skeleton Coast is at Leasowe Castle, Saturday, August 31