Simple Things 2018 is headlined by Slowdive – one of British guitar music’s most enduring forces, who first came to prominence as pioneers of the shoegaze sound at the turn of the 90s. The band’s 2014 resurrection and 2017 self-titled album reinstated their relevance within contemporary guitar music, and re-positioned them at the forefront of the European live circuit.
Elsewhere on the line-up, the psychedelic, live analogue explorations of James Holden and the Animal Spirits, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s infectious brand of motorik jangle rock (Pitchfork) sit alongside Kamaal Williams’ contemporary jazz fusion and the DIY positive-pop of viral star Jimothy Lacoste.
Continuing the festival’s agenda of representing artists at the cutting edge, the Flying Lotus-approved electronics of Iglooghost and the lo-fi experimentalism of Tirzah will also appear. Tirzah’s highly-anticipated debut album is out on Domino in August and features contributions from Mica Levi and Coby Sey.
The rest of the line-up is completed by: Warmduscher, Dena, Alaskalaska, Great News, Halo Maud, Yassassin, Fontaines DC, Helena Deland, Her’s, Rascalton, Sorry, Wooze, Parrots, Haze, sistertalk, Black Midi, Mellah, Post Animal, Lice and The Mauskovic Dance Band.
This is a multi-venue festival. All venues for each artist in Simple Things 2018 are still to be announced.
Please note these are Simple Things Festival 2018 day tickets. For night tickets please visit simplethingsfestival.co.uk