The Rise of Pop Music at Glastonbury

There’s always much debate about the headliners at Worthy Farm, but has the heavy pop influence in recent years had a worrying knock-on effect further down the bill? 

As another outdoor music season draws to a close, it’s fair to say that the festival industry in the UK is at a pivotal position. The last decade has seen an incredible rise in the number of smaller festivals popping up, but this year the tide is turning.

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Marion’s long trip back from obscurity

You probably won’t remember Marion. Apart from one song on an indie compilation then never even registered on our Britpop radar, we hadn’t either, but it turns out they have a tale to tell greater than most who survived that era.

Marion split in 1999 having had a mediocre career, one that promised to flourish but never delivered. To find out why, check out frontman Jaime Harding’s strikingly honest and open interview with Luke Lewis from the NME.

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Capdown Claim Death of a Genre

This is an archived post from Wishes on Eyelashes, a previous incarnation of this site.

Considering they have been all but extinct for the last five years, Capdown are a band full of ambition. Shrugging off the ska/punk genre with which they have been labelled in the past, the band return in 2007 with a new album, new tour and new attitude to go with it. We speak to lead singer Jake Sims-Fielding about the band’s upcoming release.

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A Cute Sense of Poise and Rationality

This is an archived post from Wishes on Eyelashes, a previous incarnation of this site.

They have been lumped in the same genre as American new wave indie bands like Panic! At The Disco and Fall Out Boy, but unlike most of their counterparts Cute Is What We Aim For write songs, not melodies.

Every now and again a band comes along that reshapes the way the whole nation hears, lives and breathes music. Cute Is What We Aim For aren’t that band, but nor are they trying to be, and that’s why we like them.

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