New line-up additions
With Easter out of way and a belated, if brief, first taste of Spring to lift spirits, LAND OF KINGS eagerly looks forward to the next Bank Hol with new line-up additions..
Top of the list of newly added acts are 10-piece psychedelic ensemble Chrome Hoof (pictured) blending doom metal, disco and acid house and somehow managing to make it work. Genre tags aside, it’s their frenetic live show that’s cemented their cult status, earning slots at festivals from Ether to Sonisphere, and supporting the likes of Justice along the way. Elsewhere, Sam Howard aka Halls airs his achingly sombre ‘Ark’ album, E8 ethereal dream wavers Paradise do their ‘cosmic country’ thing and krautcore quartet Bo Ningen present a special improv set. Sleekly futuristic rockers PVT also join, Portico Quartet spin-off outfit Circle Traps showcase their mutated live 2-step sound, ex-Metronomy man Gabriel Stebbing plays under his Night Works guise and Seams brings his at times throbbing, at others luminescent take on electronica.
On the DJ front, hotly-tipped NTS Radio residents Dark Sky show why they’ve risen above the crop of their dubstep-meets-garage contemporaries, Dalston Superstore honcho Dan Beaumont lays down some proto-house, odd ball Balearic outfit Soft Rocks and Lowlife DJs delve into their ample if dusty vaults whilst one-to-watch Clancy weighs in with some heads-down, low slung disco. Joining the list of record label showcases previously announced, two more Hackney-based indie imprints Public Information and Petit Records represent, each bringing unique perspectives from the electronic underground. Also announced is the latest party: Bugged Out 10 x 10 featuring ten DJs playing their all time favourite dance records back-to-back. Watch this space for DJs TBA soon
See the full current line-up here