THE BEST OF INDIE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE have been added to the 2016 line-up:
EVERYTHING EVERYTHING, BLOSSOMS, SUNSET SONS, FEEDER, CAST, REEF and TURIN BRAKES.
2015 was a big year for Manchester indie art rockers Everything Everything. The first single from their third studio album ‘Distant Past’ was named as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record In the World’ whilst the album ‘Get To Heaven’ went Top Ten. They are known for their in-credible live shows.
Stockport five-piece Blossoms had a hugely successful year in 2015. Their track ‘Charlemagne’ was on the A-List at 6 Music and on Radio 1’s BBC Introducing playlist and the band were in the Top 5 of the BBC Sound Poll.
Anglo-Aussie quartet Sunset Sons enjoyed a massive 2015 with several festival appearances.They will release their debut album ‘Very Rarely Say Die’ in April ahead of a big UK & European tour.
With eight studio albums, three compilations, two EPs and 34 singles under their belt, Welsh rockers Feeder formed in 1992 and have had plenty of experience of bringing their heavy guitars and melodies to festivals with hit singles ‘Buck Rogers’, ‘Just The Way I’m Feeling’ and ‘Comfort in Sound’.
Cast are back with a brand new album, having formed out of the ashes of The La’s and Shack in the early 90s. Reunited with original producer John Leckie, the album is the band’s sixth studio release and will follow a run of UK shows celebrating 20 years of the band and their debut album ‘All Change’.
With a March tour coming up, West Country indie rockers Reef are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Top Ten anthem ‘Place Your Hands’, taken from their second album ‘Glow’ which topped the charts in 1997. This band, now features Jesse Wood on guitar.
Turin Brakes will release their seventh studio album ‘Lost Property’ ahead of a UK tour. Since starting out in 1999, the band have sold around 1 million records world-wide, have been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and reached No. 5 in the singles charts in 2003 with the track ‘Painkiller’.
For those who prefer COUNTRY, BLUES and SOUL:
ALABAMA 3, JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR & THE SECOND SONS.
They don’t come from Alabama, and there are not 3 of them, but Alabama 3 but with their track ‘Woke Up This Morning’ used in the opening credits for US hit TV show The Sopranos they are certain to turn a few heads at Seaclose Park.
First discovered by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, Joanne Shaw Taylor is a blues rock guitarist and singer, who played lead guitar in Annie Lennox’s band at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in London in 2012.
The Second Sons are the ultimate party band designed to get crowds on their feet and dancing, drawing on the classic sounds of the 60s and 70s.
This year’s IW Festival takes place at SeaclosePark, Newport on the 9th to the 12th June.