Video Preview: This is Not a Love Song Festival 2016

thisisnotalovesong 2016 Lineup Poster

one hundred Nights of Summer season, our annual tour of European festivals, officially kicks off this Friday at This Is Not A Enjoy Song Festival in France. This write-up began off as a “best picks”, but who am I kidding, I want to see all of them – one of the motives I picked this fest. Under is a sampler of some of the bands that caught my focus on the lineup poster.

As usually, check the official website in case they alter set occasions/locations and simply because I’m generally drinking when writing up these previews.

Dilly Dally

Friday 19:00-19:50/ Grande Salle Paloma
Toronto, Canada

Wikipedia Says: Alternative rock
What We Say: Channeling the ghost of nineties alt-rock, Dilly Dally is a welcome return to that classic indie rock sound. Incredible vocals from lead singer Katie Monks.


Friday 23:40-00:50/ Scène Extérieure “Flamingo”
Oxford, England

Wikipedia Says: Indie rock, alternative rock, art rock, dance-punk, math rock (early)
What We Say: With their crowd friendly rock, the Friday evening headliners have constructed a reputation for engaging festival performances. The indie rock mags have currently began the “these guys have sold out” chant which implies they’re performing some thing proper.


Friday 20:20-21:20/ Grande Salle Paloma
Vancouver, Canada

Wikipedia Says: Indie rock
What We Say: It may possibly sound like the name of a metal band, but Destroyer is actually a super chill singer-songwriter from Canada. And the video beneath is fairly damn fantastic.


Saturday 19:40-20:40/ Scène Extérieure “Flamingo”
London, England

Wikipedia Says: Shoegazing, Britpop, dream pop, noise pop, alternative rock
What We Say: Shoegaze pioneers (and lately reunited) Lush kick off an entertaining trio of nineties alt-rock on Saturday night along with Air and Dinosaur Jr. It is going to be challenging to leave the primary stage.


Saturday 20:40-21:30/Grande Salle Paloma
Atlanta, Georgia

Wikipedia Says: Experimental rock, post-punk, gospel, noise rock, art rock, function songs, psychedelic soul
What We Say: The infusion of soul to indie rock offers Algiers a sound as opposed to many of the other folks on the bill. Genuinely interested to see how this operates at a music festival.


Saturday 23:45-00:30/Club Paloma
Rennes, France

Wikipedia Says: No entry…yet.
What We Say: There’s hardly any info about this French band, but I dig what I’ve heard so far.

Dinosaur Jr.

Saturday 00:00-01:00/ Scène Extérieure “Flamingo”
Massachusetts, United States

Wikipedia Says: Alternative rock, indie rock, noise rock
What We Say: I’ve been humming Really feel the Discomfort for twenty years. It’s about time to see Dinosaur Jr. reside.

Drive Like Jehu

Sunday 20:10-21:00/Grand Salle Paloma
San Deigo, United States

Wikipedia Says: Post-hardcore, emo, math rock
What We Say: We in no way got our Drive Like Jehu curated (and headlining) festival so catching them at this festival will be the next very best issue. As constantly, I’m curious to see how these guys rock following 20+ years.

Paraquet Courts

Sunday 21:20-22:20/Scène Extérieure “Flamingo”
Brooklyn, United States

Wikipedia Says: Indie rock, post-punk revival, garage rock, art punk
What We Say: A lot of pretentious genre words get tossed around to describe Paraquet Courts. I don’t have any to add. They just sound like strong indie rock.

Beach House

Sunday 23:10-00:20/Scène Extérieure “Flamingo”
Baltimore, United States

Wikipedia Says: Dream pop, indie rock
What We Say: Beach Property is one particular of the festival darlings of the 2016 season so hoping to catch them a number of occasions in the next handful of weeks. Their surreal low-key vibe must help ease us gradually into a Monday.

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