Blogtober is a month long blog-curated music festival run by Lost In The Manor and based out of The Finsbury in London. Thirty of the UK’s finest music blogs tasked with curating an eclectic and varied line up of the best up-and-coming artists from all sorts of genres and backgrounds.
This year we’re delighted to be involved, and even more delighted to have booked three of our favourite acts currently operating on the UK DIY-Scene. Headlining are London, via Hull and Boston (the American one not the Lincolnshire one), quintet Night Flowers. Fresh from a damp but triumphant slot on the main stage at End Of The Road, the dream-poppers will be showcasing their joyously romantic pop stylings. Following on from their well received debut EP back in 2014, the band have released a string of superb stand-alone singles, and in even better news have allegedly very nearly finished recording their debut album. With a live show honed courtesy of support slots for the likes of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Swervedriver, Night Flowers are a live prospect not to be missed.
Also on the bill are Anglo-German jangle-pop heroes Chorusgirl. Their sound is one of reverberating, hook-laden guitars, driving bass-lines and crisp, invigorating drum hits, all held together by the wordplay and unparalleled vocals of front-woman Silvi Wersing. The band have recently been working on the follow up to their 2015, debut album on Fortuna Pop, so expect to hear a blend of new material alongside old favourites.
Opening proceedings is Emma Winston aka Deerful, one of the most intriguing solo-artists we’ve heard in a long time. Deerful recently put out their debut album, Peach, on wiaiwya, a record that built around glitchy electronics, wistful choral vocals and a good dollop of winning pop-bangers. Live the Deerful experience finds Emma’s swooping vocals set atop a cacophony of electronics which seem to emerge from miniature hand-held synths no bigger than a pocket calculator.
The event will take place on October 30th, and in even better news it’s absolutely free, just sign up for tickets HERE to avoid missing out. For more information, and to let us know you’re attending, you can also RSVP to the Facebook event.
For more information on the Blogtober festival generally – visit Lost In The Manor HERE.