We're delighted to pull together the first 3 acts on what promises to be a monumental all-dayer.
THE COATHANGERS (US)
...write surly, puerile songs that are high on youthful boisterousness. With song titles like “Shut the Fuck Up”, “Don’t Touch My Shit”, and “Trailer Park Boneyard”, the band clearly revel in their adolescent ways. No regrets.
If we’re going on titles alone, Suck My Shirt, the Atlanta band’s fourth full-length record and first since 2011, would seem just as set in sophomoric stupor as the band’s previous efforts. But while they haven’t gone soft on us by any stretch, Suck My Shirt is the work of a group trying to wipe the smirk off their faces. The album’s 10 tracks remain bratty and boisterous, but there’s reason to suspect that this time around the Coathangers are taking snotty somewhat more seriously. Take Minnie Coathanger’s confession on, “Love’Em or Leave’Em”: “I know it’s hard/ I know it’s hard to love me.” Good luck finding that kind of soul searching on an old song like “Nestle in my Boobies” - Consequence of Sound
SKINNY GIRL DIET
"This London group are fresh faced innocents making a stripped down, jarring racket. It's unsettling, but we'd be lying if we said it wasn't exciting." - Clash Magazine
TESS PARKS (CAN)
"Tess is a true believer in the church of rock'n'roll. She's got great taste and is really sharp. I got lucky again!" - Alan McGee
We'll be announcing the next bunch of bands very soon.
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