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Wicker Man

wicker man

You can now probably tell that I am getting quite excited about Supersonic next weekend (24th-26th July)!  As if Goblin‘s presence (who scored Dawn of the Dead and Suspiria) wasn’t enough, this year The Memory Band will perform a unique interpretation of the soundtrack to the Wicker Man, the 1973 British cult horror film! The Memory Band are a folk supergroup formed by Stephen Cracknell, former bassist in Badly Drawn Boy and founder member of Trunk Records. The band feature the beautiful vocals of Nancy Wallace who is also performing during the weekend.

Other twisted folk and psychedelic treats include:

Caribou – last year Caribou won the Polaris, the Canadian equivalent of the Mercury Music Prize for his 2007 album Andorra. His beautiful swirling psychedelic summery tunes will be the perfect addition to Supersonic Sunday.

Arbouretum – haunting lyrics and epic, beautiful folk driven songs with fierce guitar breakouts.

Virginian outfit Pontiakare inspired by 60s psych, acid rock, prog and stoner rock with comparisons to Black Mountain and Dead Meadow.

I heard on the grapevine that tickets are flying out at a rate of knots! So get ’em quick! Tickets are available from The TicketSellers, Swordfish and Polar Bear.


2 comments on “Wicker Man

  1. Matthew
    July 24, 2009

    Thanks for the reminder of a few acts I’ve been meaning to check out for a while. I love Caribou’s Andorra, one of my favourites from that stable of psych-beach boys-americana-pop. ha.

    The Memory Band’s performance of The Wicker Man sounds great: I picked up one of their albums in a library bargain bin but haven’t given it sufficient attention yet.

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