Photography: Lee Arucci
Visions looms. Taking place this Saturday across various Hackney venues, it’s East London’s answer to The Great Escape. Carefully curated, Visions is a trusty lighthouse view overlooking the next big wave of artists soon to hit shore. Sorry, Porridge Radio and SASSY 009 are on the bill, as well as a nice looking roster of headliner favourites. Catch IDLES, Marika Hackman and HMLTD, as they perform in a number of local pubs and mixers surrounding London Fields.
Here’s who we’ll be catching on the day.
DUDS’ sound taps and squeals, stopping, starting and belting like crunching shards of machinery. The Mancunian six-piece are surely Fall fans, which is always a good sign. Slithery and rugged, they’re one of the U.K’s most authentic and exciting bands around at the moment. Watch them perform in ‘60s American military gear at 3:45pm – 4:30pm, Hangar.
Duds - The Nose/Keine
Listen to Sorry and feel yourself curiously drift towards eternal Sunday land. They mirror the feeling of depleted serotonin levels as you jauntily muddle your way through British seaside town amusement arcades to get to the nearest bus stop. Mangled sounds of melted tamagotchis and faded Game Boys murmur eerily, while beautiful, vacant vocals fumble on top. Join the band this Saturday at Hangar 5:15pm – 6:00pm.
Sorry - Home Demo/ns Vol II
Blue Hawaii are a disco duo hailing from Montreal. Made up of Raphaelle Standell and Alexander Kerby, they’ve got the balance just right. Emotive and sensual vocals delicately lace unwavering stoic synths. Their latest studio album, Tenderness, is a collection of love songs about the digital age. Catch them supporting Sampa The Great and Lone at London Fields Brewhouse. Set time: 7:15pm – 8:00pm.
Blue Hawaii - Versus Game
IDLES move quick. The Bristol five-piece haven’t stopped touring since March 2017 – which is impressive, considering they’ve released two studio albums in that time. Frontman Joe Talbot is known for his seething, raw vocals, spine knotting angst and destructive stage presence. They pack out every show they play – so get there early. 10:00pm, Hangar.
IDLES - DANNY NEDELKO
See the full set list and times below:
Final release tickets are on sale for £38.50 here.
View the full line-up here.