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Tickets £15 in advance £17.50 on the day (tickets bought in advance will be automatically discount to advanced rate at checkout).
One Beat Records and mac birmingham present a one day outdoor festival featuring the best breakthrough bands from all over the UK in our Outdoor Arena.
God Damn, The Magic Gang, Youth Man, Jagaara, Kioko, Cold Ocean Lies, Kagoule, Faux Palms, Field Harmonics & special dj set from Jaws
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Stage times for One Beat Festival - JAWS & Tom Holloway to Dj between the bands in JB's Party Shed.
21.10 God Damn
20.15 The Magic Gang
19.20 Youth Man
16.25 Cold Ocean Lies
14.35 Faux Palms
13.40 Field Harmonics
Dropped like a pipe-bomb into the British rock scene, Wolverhampton band God Damn have spent the last three years nailing audiences to the walls with their sonic blasts of glorious noise. Yet their debut album Vultures offers more than just machismo, bombast and bluster. There is nuance and melody. Purpose and meaning. Heartfelt intent.
The Magic Gang
The Magic Gang have announced details of the release of their debut single. No Fun / Alright is released as a limited double A-sided 7” on Monday April 16th 2015 on Telharmonium Records.
Produced by Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine, Pains Of Being Pure At Heart), the single is an effortlessly slack slice of sunshine soaked guitar pop, full of dawdling chord changes and hazy vocal harmonies that fall somewhere between Teenage Fanclub and Weezer. Originally all hailing from the New Forest, and now based in Brighton, the band, having played with the likes of H Hawkline, Swim Deep, Courtney Barnett & Happyness in the last year, have a number of shows confirmed in the next couple of months, including a support slot on the forthcoming Wolf Alice tour.
The UK’s best unsigned band – DIY
Every moment is infectious – NME
Rowdy, raucous and downright riveting, Youth Man’s chaotic live shows have quickly gained them a reputation for creating absolute mayhem. The self proclaimed ‘Brummie sex punks’ have spent much of the past year decimating venues up and down the country, and supporting the likes of Pissed Jeans and Sleaford Mods, and are showing no signs of slowing down just yet – they’ve recently announced shows in Paris and at this year’s Reading and Leeds festival, among a string of other summer dates in support of their second EP ‘Hill of Knives’. Named by Rolling Stone as one of 2015’s ‘Artists you need to know’, Youth Man are a must-see live band… Just remember to bring your earplugs.
Jagaara are sisters Jane (Vocal’s/Guitar), Cat (Keys/Synth) and Ruth (Guitar) who grew up in North London listening to everything from Radiohead & Led Zeppelin through to Kate Bush and more recently artists such as Blood Orange, Bon Iver, and Lykke Li. They started both singing and playing from a young age which culminated in them writing songs together from their late-teens. Having emerged with a storm of support in late 2014 with their debut single, the band quickly became one of the acts to watch for 2015. Picking up immediate support from the likes of NME, GQ, The Guardian, The 405, The Sunday Times, The Independent on Sunday, Line of Best Fit, Glamour, and many others, the band also featured on many end of year ones to watch lists.
Formed during the spring of 2008, but re-imagined in 2014, KIOKO are a group of like-minded, multicultural musicians who have embarked on a journey to bring people their own brand of pop.
A band of big personalities and even bigger song hooks, KIOKO pride themselves on writing accessible, head bopping tunes, but also take pride in the fact that their music is sociologically and politically relevant to today’s ever changing society. Having performed with a diverse array of acts, including Tinie Tempah, Tinchy Stryder, The Specials, Musical Youth and Youngblood Brass Band. KIOKO have a wealth of performance experience and are set to win over audiences old and new with upcoming nationwide shows and debut E.P.
Cold Ocean Lies
Birmingham four piece Cold Ocean Lies release their debut single through indie label Killing Moon on October 20th.
The band, who have been together for 11 months are influenced by Smashing Pumpkins, Ride and Oasis and are making a splash in their hometown of Birmingham selling out their last headliners. Their sound captures the 90s grunge rock with classic British influences which culminates in an exciting live show. BBC Introducing West Midlands have already shown their support giving the band several plays. The blog world has also picked up on the band including the likes of indie tastemakers Killing Moon and 7 Bit Arcade. Read some of their recent reviews from Killing Moon and 7 Bit Arcade.
For the past couple of years, Nottingham trio Kagoule have been putting a strange twist on absorbing grunge. Now the group have announced details of their debut album ‘Urth’. Released 21st August on Earache Records, their first work is produced by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, M.I.A.) and Pete Fletcher (Childhood). It sees Cai Burns, Lucy Hatter and Lawrence English’s frustration-soaked punk stepping into the spotlight, where rough edges are the focus, sore spots the impact of their thrashing sound. Alongside the album announcement, Kagoule have unveiled the video for ‘Gush’, premiering on DIY. “It’s Nottingham. The band are called Kagoule. I love it.” – Zane Lowe “Indeed a cause for celebration” – The Guardian “A perfect blend of melody and brutality.” – NME
Endearing, honest pop. Skewed enough to make your ears tingle as your heart swells.
Following 2013’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Walls’, Midlands synth-pop favourites Field Harmonics spring into 2015 with an even more accomplished and confident sound and vision, bolstered by the addition of new front woman Bryony Williams. Over the last 18 months, Field Harmonics have opened live for Visage, Still Corners, Womans Hour, Lapalux, Jessy Lanza, Thumpers, Man Without Country, Cymbals and Summer Heart, as well as a headline slot at the Union Chapel in Islington.
J A W S (DJ SET)
Jaws have become a staple of One Beat Festival over the years and after they headlined IN 2014 they approached us to come back this year to DJ in-between the bands in JB’s Party Shed. Alongside them will be Dj from The Sunflower Lounge, Tom Holloway. We welcome Jaws and Tom back to One Beat Festival 2015.