After months of anticipation, Team FOR is psyched to announce the first round of acts confirmed to perform at FOR 2014, June 19th-22nd on Hvar, Croatia. With no further ado, check out our first line up announce below, and have your fingers at the ready when tickets go on sale at 9am GMT (London time) this Friday, Feb 21st, via the FOR website.
FOR FESTIVAL, HVAR CROATIA
JUNE 19TH - 22ND
DARKSIDE, KLAXONS, MARK RONSON (DJ SET), EROL ALKAN, FACTORY FLOOR, TENSNAKE, STORM QUEEN (DJ SET), KELELA, MAURICE FULTON, DANIEL WANG, PSYCHEMAGIK, TIGER & WOODS, BOK BOKFORT ROMEAU, MOVEMENT, GHOST CULTURE
More acts will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned via ForFestival.com for updates.
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With the flurry of internet radio streams and podcasts that bombard us daily, it's hard to see the forest for the trees. Focus your attention on one of the most reliable sources - East London based online institution NTS. Launched by the crew who started Boiler Room, the radio station has been transmitting a diverse community of presenter's passions and obsessions since April 2012.
With an open music policy that never disappoints, you can lock in to hear regular 2 hour slots programmed by the likes of future plotters Young Turks, Balearic blog Test Pressing, severely UK garage trio Dark Sky, visual artist and music encyclopaedia Trevor Jackson (Playgroup), the genre jumping Floating Points and Joe Goddard's roaming squad Greco-Roman. You can also expect spontaneous takeovers. Last year saw open broadcasts at Poland's experimental celebration Unsound and the Notting Hill Carnival where Hype Williams, Jamie xx and Theo Parrish casually jumped on the airwaves.
All of this tastefully served and commercial free. REALISE.
Temples' accomplished take on psych-pop, glam and folk-rock is in full bloom with their debut album 'Sun Structures', out this week via Heavenly/Fat Possum. Formed in Northamptonshire a mere 18 months ago, the four-piece bonded over a mutual love for The Byrds, Timothy Leary and the films of Kenneth Anger. We were curious to hear where else their good taste led, asking drummer Sam Toms to scribble down a playlist which we then turned into a downloadable mixtape. A walk through the ages from early Floyd through to modern French Ye-Ye gone underground.
The countdown is underway! FOR Festival 2014 will be held Thursday June 19th-Sunday June 22nd on the beautiful island of Hvar, Croatia. We'll be announcing the first round of confirmed acts next week, but in the meantime, take a trip down memory lane with this highlights reel from 2013, made up of hundreds of photos sent in by attendees.
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The merry band of brothers in Pond have been busy of late, announcing tour dates across the globe and popping up on Australian TV shows. In touring news, the band have announced a slew of festival dates, including Primavera in Spin, and Field Day in London, plus they were just confirmed as main support for the upcoming Australian / NZ Arctic Monkeys tour dates. All dates below.
Jay Watson appeared on the recent season premiere of the new Spicks and Specks on ABC, charming the pants off his fellow teammates Ella Hooper and Jacqueline Dark. Watch it here.
More Pond on the TV news: the band will be guest-programming Rage this coming Saturday Feb 15th. Tune in on Saturday from 10:30am, or watch later that night from 11:30pm on ABC1.
Following Klaxons big reentrance with 'There Is No Other Time', the band reveal the single's flipside 'Children of the Sun', a calling produced by Chemical Brother Tom Rowlands. Both tracks will be released together next month, paving the way for Klaxons' third studio album due to drop mid-year.
We've so far unsuccessfully attempted to collaborate with the Parisian graphics/art studio Ill-Studio on many occasions. As heart-breaking as it might be that we can't seem to get it together, it's a pleasure to sit back and admire their work as fans. Their current exhibition, Fetishistic Scopophilia at the 12Mail Gallery in Paris is the perfect introduction to where their heads are at.
Graphics, photography, video, sculpture and found objects are all deployed, taking a perverse array of contemporary pop culture touchstones as subject matter to establish a map of the three Ill-Studio frères' thought process. A flag printed to resemble someone's messy working desktop, palm trees planted in protein powder, a pair of ceramique Air Max 95's, iconic brand brandings, a packet of CD-R's and a yoga mat I'm still not sure was part of the exhibition or the property of an agile art lover, there is something indeed devilish in their details. Fetishism for internet and youth culture, given Ill-Studio's elegant, irreverent French touch, you can understand why we highly recommend.
by:Larm is an annual gathering of emerging Nordic talent combined with a selection of heavy international players for five days of gigs, clubbing and seminars in Oslo, Norway. This year, in addition to keynote guests like James Murphy and John Cale and a lineup that includes Andre Bratten, Axel Boman, Erlend Oye, Genius Of Time, Jenny Hval and Kate Boy, we've been invited to host a night on the Red Bull stage showcasing what's commonly known as the Modular Nordic Trinity - CEO, Young Dreams and Shine 2009.
Club Mod stars wordlife hover the wand over The Presets' latest single 'Goodbye Future'. Premiering on Dancing Astronaut over the weekend, the EDM bible observed that their efforts "transform the progressive sensibilities of the original into a bouncy and stutter-filled indie dance gem. A gripping deep bass line and a tasteful approach to the entire process, the remix honors the original's melancholic energy with a guttural synthetic undercoat designed with dirty dancefloors in mind."
Experience the super class sound for yourself...
The remix is part of an upcoming package set for release next month, also including reworkings by The Aston Shuffle, Ilan Bluestone and an extended club edit by The Presets themselves. wordlife join Beni as support for their Groovin' the Moo sideshows. Tour details below.
As adored gothic-rock turned psych-new wave group The Horrors emerge from their East London studio with album #4 in the bag, keyboardist Tom Furse dives straight back into his record collection to compile this journey. No surprise that these sonic adventurers and musical sponges have immaculate taste, collecting from every record store in every town on tour.
This month The Horrors return to the stage as part of the amazing BBC 6 Music Festival lineup while Furse will also soundtrack visual artist Trevor Jackson's Palindrome installation at ICA. We sat down to discuss both events, recording the new album and an appreciation for Wes Anderson.
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