Festival Preview: Festevol 2015 Pt1

festevolFestevol 2015

Words: Gary Lambert

festevolOne of the highlights of the Liverpool Music Calendar is the Saturday shenanigans of Festevol. A music festival put together by Liverpool promoter Evol spread over two Saturday afternoons and nights on consecutive weekends held at the beloved Kazimier and Kazimier Gardens. A Scouse-centric line up as per tradition allows the participants and pleasure seekers the opportunity to celebrate the successes and sounds which continue to grow in England’s favourite musical city. This year though the event has expanded beyond the walls and fences of The Kaz to allow scope for more artistic adventures. Don’t worry though the extra location is only next door so you don’t need to think about dressing in sturdy walking boots. It’s a Scouse celebration so dressing up is completely acceptable.

 

Price info: Tickets for Festevol are on sale now £25 for a both weekends or £15 for a day ticket here.

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Twitter address: @clubevol

 

CAVALRY

Cavalry are performing fresh on the back of their headline set at Merseyside charity festival Astral Coast. Whilst so many bands who get to play in Liverpool assume that a repetition of previous sixties-sounding Liverpool bands is the key to success, the guys of Cavalry are confident enough that they can pick a track down a powerful, fun, folky route reminiscent of the likes of Mumford and Sons. Don’t expect to nod along to these guys, there is so much pleasure and enjoyment in their sound, they are going to make you move.

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Listen to An Understanding by Cavalry here:

 

 VEYU

Veyu provide the audience with some intelligent, anthemic rock music lead by Europe’s top Xabi Alonso lookalike. Jangly guitar playing and a haunting, slightly transatlantic vocal are the heart of the sound which is reminiscent of Fleet Foxes covering The Smiths. Trust me it will make sense when you go to Soundcloud and listen to The Everlasting or Running.

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Listen to Running by Veyu here:

 

JENNIFER DAVIES

Jennifer Davies is a pop star in the making. With danceable rhythms and a beautiful warm singing voice, you are going to be bouncing and shaking to her performance. It is music made for summer days and pure enjoyment; and she has enough pace and shouting at times to make all but the most devout rock fans have a guilty pleasure.

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Listen to Lapse Of Time by Jennifer Davies here:
ETCHES

Etches are as minimalist as a five-piece can sound with echoes of The XX. You’re not going to be throwing shapes and cutting rugs to David and the wonderfully titled Ice Cream Dream Machine, but you are going to be thankful that you followed Popped Music’s advice to listen to them. This is music for music fans which might not be an immediate favourite, but only grow better and better with each playing.

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Soundcloud link: Listen to Ice Cream Dream Machine here:
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