Kicking off Saturday night at the festival, this exciting, young, all-girl band from the Isles of Scilly putting their own seriously efficient slant on all genres of music. Hailing from all over the islands: Tean, Heather, Sacha, Jodie & Maddie open the night because they were meant to.
When Joe Murphy isn't leading indie/folk/pop/post-pink septet "Sergeant Buzfuz" or running the "Blang record label" he can be found spinning songs in alternative tunings he grew up listening to in Sheffield and storytelling in the Irish tradition of his ancestors at the "Iz Bar Club". His album "Go to the devil and shake yourself" (2012) has been played by Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music and listed as one of the top 20 albums of the year by writer Ian Rankin. Blang Records has released over 40 records by artists including "Thomas Truax", "David Cronenberg's Wife" and "Sheepy".
"Roadrunner are an unbelievable wall of noise: many a venue window must have been blown out by this 10/11 piece band? - I can't tell as I'm unable to top shaking my ass!" Le Bateur - NME.
Inspired by the rockin' blues, the band includes: vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, two trumpets & trombone. If you do anything this weekend, come to both nights, but come to this one first.
ROUGH ISLAND BAND
Rough Island Band sprouted from the local Scilly Island of St. Agnes incorporating a wide range of instrumental and vocal textures and crafting a personal and contemporary sound, firmly rooted in the folk tradition and Cornish music. The individual members bring together a variety of influences and experiences: from performing as members of "Bellowhead", "The Spooky Men's Chorale" and "The Maddy Prior Trio", to their own solo projects such as "The Little Unsaid" and "Full of Noises". Their songs reflect the feeling that a community's history and stories should be set and celebrated in music.
Sheepy is the singer and songwriter of a pop-punk trio based in Liverpool of the same name. Sheepy's debut self-titled album was released on January 27th 2014 with the singles "These Clothes" and "Don't Know Much" receiving lots of praise and buzz. Sheepy's songs are catchy, quirky and energetic and have been likened to bands such as"Green Day", "The Buzzcocks", "The Replacements", "Super Furry Animals" and "Squeeze".
STEVIE NICOLE BROWN
Stevie Brown is a singer/songwriter from a small town in Somerset. Her music can be described as acoustic/pop.She has started to write her own material enabling her to express herself through original music. Stevie lives by the mantra "Life is a journey not a destination" and is certainly enjoying the journey through singing.
After last year's storming summer gigs, The Barnacles will be returning to the Seven Stones for this year's music festival. An Isles of Scilly band playing music inspired by folk and world dance music
THE LITTLE UNSAID
The Little Unsaid was stewed up in the badlands of West Yorkshire by multi-instrumentalist, producer and writer John Elliott. The music combines string and bass orchestration with beats, electronics, found sounds and John's haunting androgynous vocals. His work has received frequent national radio play on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2, with ongoing support from DJs such as Tom Robinson and Bob Harris.
All the way from St. Mary's, the notorious Touching Cloth (Gaz, Dom, Steve & Dave Sherris) return to St. Martin's for the first time in over a decade. Expect some storming covers in their relentless, inimitable style - get down the front!