Friendly Fires, Hockey, Passion Pit, Dananananaykroyd and Everything Everything - Ones to Watch!
They're headlining five nights of the best new music in Britain.
Watching this year`s Glastonbury festival highlights from the comfort of my armchair in the North of Scotland, I couldn`t help but deliver a sneer in the direction of the BBC for their flagrant promotion of the acts that appeared in their (revered and reviled in equal measures) Ones to Watch 2009 list. Of course, not everybody wants to see aging acts roll out former glories on smaller stages and, if reports are to be believed, one of the acts given a lot of screen time, Passion Pit, prove to be one of the highlights.
So, it`s fitting that the American act have been given a headline slot on a set of similarly named concerts. The fifth annual Levi`s Ones to Watch series begins on Tuesday 7th July and carries on until the weekend with other headline shows from Glasgow`s Dananananaykroyd, Portland dance-punk`s Hockey and Manchester`s Everything Everything soon to follow up ace debut single `Photoshop Handsome`. Best of all, just announced as headliners on a special final night are the indescribably brilliant Friendly Fires (but these tickets are extremely limited so check out http://www.the-fly.co.uk/lotw for more details).
With new acts everyone`s talking about including Chew Lips, Fanfarlo and Post War Years also on the bill next week it looks like the Vibe Bar on London`s Brick Lane will be packed out on a nightly basis.
Tuesday 7th July: Dananananaykroyd + The Late Greats + Romance
Wednesday 8th July: Passion Pit + Fanfarlo + Apples
Thursday 9th July: Hockey + Chew Lips + Trouble Andrew
Friday 10th July: Everything Everything + Post War Years + Wolf Gang
Plus very special 5th night gig to be announced (Friendly Fires headline)
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