Sunday, 17 July 2011

Velvet Owl Turn Ons - July 2011

The Velvet Owl are making their annual pilgrimage to the Green Man Festival in August, so to celebrate we have handed over the July turn ons selection to our favourite Frenchmen and fellow GM attendee, Cedric Besnard, who has picked out the acts we don't want to miss at the UK's greatest festival.

Having made a possible contender for album of the year, Destroyer's set at GM could be one of those 'get there early to avoid disappointment' affairs even though he is up against the mighty Fleet Foxes on the main stage. Eagle-eyed readers of the VO blog may have noticed that this is the second time the band have featured in our Turn Ons section.

Jack Tatum's Kate Bush covering one-man band should be another big draw at this year's festival. His debut album Gemini featured in Pitchfork's top 50 albums of 2010.

Another one who will no doubt pull in a huge crowd when he headlines the Far Out stage on Sunday evening. Rhys' gig at the Irish Centre in Leeds has also been chosen as the official Velvet Owl night for October so watch out for our review.

Quite possibly the set that will have the whole of Glanusk Park fruggin' like madmen. One not to be missed. 

The unofficial 'Daddy' of Green Man.  Make sure his set is circled in your GM programme.

One of the best kept secrets of the eighties. Morrissey at Glastonbury? Pah! This is the real deal.

The glorious harmonies of TfS will go down a treat whether the sun is shining or the rain is lashing down (like it did last year).

Velvet Owl favourites Y Niwl return to Glanusk Park once again. We're hoping to see the Mucca Mad Boys down the front shaking their tailfeather.  

Psychkrautrock ahoy!

Excellent lo-fi garage rockers from San Francisco should entice a large crowd to hear their Nuggets influenced sound.

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