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Hot Chip
Super Furry Animals
St Vincent
Leftfield
Goat
Atomic Bomb! The music of William Onyeabor
Television
Father John Misty
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Hot Chip

After years spent peddling away on the DIY circuit and a number self-released records, Hot Chip finally got their much-deserved break-through after signing to Moshi Moshi for their debut LP ‘Coming On Strong’ back in 2003. It’s follow-up, ‘The Warning’, would see their stock rise again thanks to a Mercury Award nomination and their ‘Over & Over’ single which is now remembered as one of the noughties most-adored singles.

Since then the London synth-poppers have become something of a household name, releasing a slew of critically-acclaimed albums containing some of the most danceable and loveable pop moments of the past decade. Their live show, too, is a true experience in every sense of the word. Often an improvised re-imagining of their studio work, their performances are a restless and relentless display of energy and talent that can shift from blissed-out beats to emphatic dance music in the blink of an eye.

Something of a national treasure, the bands first ever performance at Green Man promises to be a truly spectacular event. Don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes.

live.hotchip.co.uk

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Super Furry Animals

National heroes of the most formidable persuasion, Super Furry Animals recently announced their return with news of their first live shows for six years, and Green Man is ecstatic that the band will be counting the Mountain Stage among those that they’ll visit. Now in their third decade, the Welsh wonders are one of pop music most prized-possessions, with nine studio albums under their belts and a reputation as one of the most gloriously enigmatic live bands around. Led by the magnetic wonder that is Gruff Rhys, the band have hinted at new material this year but these new shows seem to be something of a celebration, a dazzling reminder of who they are and what they do – and whatever that might be, they do it better than most.

Super Furry Animals previously played Green Man Festival in 2008.


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St Vincent

Since first cutting her teeth as a member of The Polyphonic Spree and in Sufjan Steven’s touring band, Annie Clarke has blossomed into one of the most forward-thinking and creative artists in the musical world. Since launching her St Vincent project with 2007’s ‘Marry Me’, she’s gone on to record a further three full-length records as well a collaborative album with David Byrne. Then there was last year’s self-titled LP, her most spectacular creation thus far it was named ‘Album Of The Year’ by The Guardian and was also nominated for ‘Best Alternative Album’ at the Grammy awards.

As a live performer St Vincent is beautifully unique; an electrifying marriage of striking song-craft and exhilarating guitar work that powerfully comes alive on the stage. A rousing mix of genres and mood, her live sets are impossible to pigeonhole but produce the kind of spectacle that simply has to be seen to be believed. An lustrous parade of skill and energy bound together by her distinctive ability and the unending magic of rock and roll as it should be: wild, untamed and completely thrilling.

ilovestvincent.com

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Leftfield

Leftfield

Synonymous with the rise of Dance/Electronica throughout the nineties (and way beyond), Green Man is ecstatic to welcome the legendary Leftfield to this year's event. Formed in 1989, the project originally consisted of Neil Barnes and Paul Daley and the duo released a string of much-adored singles and records before initially finishing the project in 2002. Now led solely by Barnes, Leftfield came back to the live arena in 2010 and have spent the last couple of years touring and playing a succession of celebratory festival sets, reminding the world of what they do best. Now, with a brand new album released this year, Leftfield remain thrillingly relevant; continuing to push and develop some of the strongest and most vibrant electronic music these shores have ever produced.

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Goat

A secretive troop from Korpilombolo in northern Sweden, the infamous GOAT are widely regarded as one of the most mesmerizing live bands on the circuit, armed with the ability to move and shake you in ways you didn’t even know existed. Merging elements of afrobeat with funk and krautrock, the mysterious collective present a twisted fantasy of sound and colour, a somewhat tribal display that takes you on the kind of trip you’ll never forget.

Signed to the legendary Subpop label for last years ‘Communion’ album, the band built upon the hype of 2012’s debut album ‘World Music’ to deliver something truly astonishing - while offering further proof of their unique ability to entertain and transfix.

They’ve been labeled as everything from ‘acid-folk’ to ‘psych-freakery’ but sometimes you just have to let the music do the talking – and in that respect GOAT chant their mantra in the most captivating way imaginable. A unique and spell-binding party you simply can’t afford to miss.

goatsweden.blogspot.se

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Atomic Bomb! The music of William Onyeabor

One of the greatest funk musicians to never grace a stage, Onyeabor’s sumptuous music has rightly become championed across the board - from the Nigerian political landscape that so inspired him to the festival stages of 2015. Self-releasing eight full-length records between 1977 and 1985, Onyeabor subsequently turned his back on the musical world before reappearing for an interview with Lauren Laverne in 2014 where he admitted that he’d never himself played any live shows.

Carrying that torch for him comes Atomic Bomb! - a supergroup led by music director Ahmed Gallab and his band Sinkane, Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem, Money Mark of the Beastie Boys, and Lekan Babalola and Jas Walton of Antibalas - who bring Onyeabor’s scintillating music to the stage in all of its powerful glory. The party starts right here.

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Television

Truly needing no introduction, Green Man is incredibly excited to welcome bonafide guitar heroes Television to this year’s festival. One of the most innovative and celebrated bands to emerge from New York’s underground scene of the 70s, the band made their name in front of the Hells Angels at CBGBs before the release of their debut album, Marquee Moon pushed them to the forefront of the alternative scene. Regarded as one of the pinnacle LPs of that era, it combined jazz and blues structures with pure garage-rock and post-punk sensibilities - before those genres even really existed. Still led by the mercurial talents of Tom Verlaine, the band are currently working on a new album, and their angular, untamed music still resonates as imposingly now as it always did.

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Father John Misty

You might know him as Joshua Tillman, or maybe J Tillman, or perhaps just as the guy who used to drum for Fleet Foxes. All of these would be acceptable, of course, but in 2012 he also became known as Father John Misty – and he’s barely looked back since.

Another Subpop signee, 2015 sees Tillman release ‘I Love You, Honeybear’, the much-anticipated follow-up to his initial FJM-offering, 2012’s ‘Fear Fun’, and the ninth record of his blossoming solo career.

A unique and truly distinctive character, Father John Misty channels seventies Americana (think Scott Walker or Randy Newman) in to something suitably dramatic and stirring. Wonderfully theatrical, he sings both satirically and openly about love, life, the state of the world and all of the ups and downs which that entails. The result is a unique and often spellbinding performance and one of the live highlights of 2015.

fatherjohnmisty.com

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