It's August and our eighth theme for #12playlists is Carnivals & Festivals
In just 2 weeks I'll be at Festival No. 6
. As with most festivals nowadays "it's not just about the music". But with Festival No. 6 I think that statement might be genuinely true.
Festival No. 6 is in Portmeirion village in Wales. In a nutshell it was built between 1925 and 1975 and it's in the style of a small Italian village. It's mad.
Each day they have a carnival celebration in the main village piazza with lots of costumes and crazy drummers...
Anyway enough advertising. Here's my playlist made up of some of the lesser known bands that I'm really looking forward to at Festival No. 6LISTEN ON SPOTIFY1. Childhood 'Blue Velvet'
Taken from their debut album 'Lacuna' released just the other week. This is one of my favourite new bands for this year.2. The Acid 'Fame'
This might be my favourite electronica release this year. Another really strong debut album.3. Gengahr 'She's a Witch'
With only a few demo tracks to their name, there's not much info around about these guys but they sound great.4. John Wizards 'Iyongwe'
Hailing from South Africa, with an MC he met on the street! His album is so much fun to listen to.5. Eagles For Hands 'Glass Heart'
One of the later night acts. Bringing the garage vibes back.6. All We Are 'Feel Safe'
Really liking this lazy/dreamy pop sound. One of many new bands coming out of Liverpool at the moment. 7. Panes 'Bones Without You'
A new London/Stockholm duo. They played Field Day the other month.8. Aquilo 'You There'
Another duo but this time from the Lake District. Super soothing.9. Tiny Ruins 'Reasonable Man'
One of the more established bands on this playlist. This is from their second album. They make a beautiful folky sound. 10. Vaults 'Premonitions'
There's a fair bit of buzz surrounding this band online at the moment. Proper electro pop. They've been signed to the same label as Chvrches and Haim.11. Arthur Beatrice 'Midland'
Given the right radio play this band could be massive. File next to London Grammar, The xx et al.12. Bird 'I Am The Mountain'
I'm really excited about this band. I probably should have put them first on this playlist. Another from Liverpool. Can't get enough of their debut album 'My Fear and Me' released earlier this year.LISTEN ON SPOTIFY