A veritable gaggle of up-and-coming, exciting and forward-looking bands are to play the Tom Robinson-curated Riverside Festival at the end of this month and the beginning of next, celebrating the second anniversary of BBC Introducing: Fresh On The Net.
The bill for the festival, which takes place from October 20 - November 1 in Hammersmith, London, currently looks like this (capitals for extra emphasis):
A.P.A.T.T. , ALICE GUN, ATLUM SCHEMA, DAVID CRONENBERG’S WIFE, DEXTER BENTLEY, DR MEAKER, EZRA BANG & HOT MACHINE, FANGS, FICTION, FIGHTING FICTION, FILTHY PEDRO, GABBY YOUNG, GOLD SOUNDS, GRASSCUT, HOODLUMS, ICE, SEA, DEAD PEOPLE, JUICE ALEEM, KILL IT KID, KING CHARLES, KINKAJOU, LANTERNS ON THE LAKE, THE LAUREL COLLECTIVE, LETS TEA PARTY, LISBEE STAINTON, LUCY’S DIARY, MALCOLM KAKSOIS, MILK KAN, MISHAPED PEARLS, THE MORES, Mr.DAVID VINER, Mr.B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER, NEPHU HUZZBAND, THE OCTOBER GAME, PHANTOM LIMB, PINEY GIR, REVERE, ROB MARR, RUSSELL JOSLIN, SERGEANT BUZFUZ, THE SISTERS OF TRANSISTORS, STUART SILVER, TAPE THE RADIO, THE VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMAN’S CLUB, WITH LOVE FROM HUMANS.
Fit to burst!
The Riverside Festival features thirteen shows, all with a different theme or outlook, with the full line-up and details of shows listed below. All of the bands playing have been played by Tom on his show and have equal billing.
October 20 - A PRIMAL SCREAM: Angular noise with a twinkle in its eye: Ice! Sea! Dead People! Fangs and Nephu Huzzband.
October 21 - BLANG RECORDS NIGHT: Joe Murphy presents Sergeant Buzfuz, David Cronenberg's Wife, Milk Kan, Malcolm Kaksois, Kinkajou, Lucy's Diary, Dexter Bentley and Filthy Pedro.
October 22 - AVON CALLING: Bands from Bath and Bristol including With Love From Humans, Fighting Fiction and Let's Tea Party.
October 23 - EXPLORERS NIGHT: A wander along pop music’s wilder shores featuring Fiction, Grasscut, and a.P.a.t.T.
October 24 - SONGWRITERS NIGHT: powerful, emotional. Including Altum Schema, Lanterns On The Lake and The October Game.
October 25 - VOCALISTS NIGHT: fine bands with gobsmacking singers with Mishaped Pearls, Phantom Limb and Kill It Kid.
October 27 - A GENTLEMEN'S NIGHT OUT: wild, weird and wonderful, featuring Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer, King Charles and The Victorian English Gentlemens Club.
October 28 - AMBIGUOUS RECORDS NIGHT: Al Mobbs presents Rob Marr, Alice Gun, The Mores, Mr. David Viner, Stuart Silver and Gold Sounds.
October 29 - ACOUSTIC NIGHT: Three outstanding writers and guitarists with Russell Joslin, Lisbee Stainton and Piney Gir.
October 30 - INDEPENDENTS DAY: Bristol beats, searing indie and insane retro electro including Tape The Radio, Dr Meaker and The Sisters Of Transistors.
October 31 - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: a night of flamethrower rap, rock and rhetoric with Ezra Bang & Hot Machine, Juice Aleem and The Laurel Collective.
November 1 - GRAND FINALE: ambitious songs with wide horizons featuring Gabby Young, Hoodlums and Revere.
Tom himself says:
"Join us at any of these shows for an evening of fresh, fascinating music in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Feel free to come by say hello to me or any of the bands on the night and don’t just take my word for how interesting this music is."
Tickets for all shows are a snip at £6. Booking information is available here.