We invite friends to shout about what they’re into each month. This month: Rob McGee of Electric Harmony!
Ten Fé w/ Draper
Start the Bus, 28th Aug
“Darkly romantic”, “irresistible”, “oozing swagger” and “big, bold and ambitious” are just some of the things said about the London-based Ten Fé. The electronic rock and roll act bring their presence to Start the Bus at the end of the month and to say I’m excited is a bit of an understatement.
They’ve taken over the Hype Machine charts and been championed by the likes of Lauren Laverne at 6 Music, while also being asked to perform in session for Rob Da Bank at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios. Their last Bristol date was at the Crofters Rights last autumn to a sold-out audience, so are undoubtedly looking forward to returning this bank holiday to share new material pegged for their debut album, which lands later this year.
Want to get an idea of what you’re in for? Take a listen to ‘Time’ and ‘Elodie’. Expect a sound that’s infused with electronics and psychedelia, but also melody and harmony!
Bleep Your Heart Out! Bristol 8-bit Festival
The Stag & Hounds, 20th Aug
Ever wanted to know what it was like to live inside a video game? Then you’ll want to head over to the 8-Bit Festival at The Stag & Hounds later this month.
Surround yourself in the sounds of catchy, lo-fi, bass-driven dance music with nostalgic thumps, smacks, beeps and squeals – all made from Game Boys and other various vintage consoles! As well as the music, there’ll be live visuals from Rituals, Chromatouch and 2XAA.
My recommendations? Galaxy Wolf (London), Monodeer (Netherlands) and Alone (Bristol). It all starts at 5pm with free entry – get involved!
St. George’s Park, 6th Aug
Redfest returns with four music stages, local food stalls, various activities for all ages, dance workshops and a bustling market area… And guess what? It’s free!
Founded in 2008 by volunteers, it’s since grown in support and expanded into a day-long event at St. Georges Park. Expect live performances from the likes of RSVP, Samara, Rozelle, Crinkle Cuts, B O M B S and more.
Sustainability is top of their list so they’re asking that you cycle, walk, bus or dance your way to the festival. As well as that they’ll be using compostable cups and containers and reusable plastic glasses among other awesome ideas. With so much on, there’s really no question what you should be doing on the 6th.