JULYFEST 2016

JULYFEST 2016
Nambucca, London
Live review and photography: Svenja Block

An intimate festival featuring 6 bands, all fronted by fierce, powerful women owning the stage at North London’s famous Holloway Road! These wonderful performers should all be part of the big outdoors summer festivals around the UK and beyond. Maybe Nambucca will be able to negotiate with promoters and set up a stage tent at some point in the not so distant future.

Icelandic singer, songwriter and Queen of all things electronica KRIA was a delight to watch and listen to both from behind and away from her synthesizer; her ambient and deep yet melodic sounds had all eyes on her and the band.  My personal hot tip.

COSMIC STRIP, AVANTE BLACK, ALL KINGS AND QUEENS, STRANGEFRUIT, and LOVE L.U.V. all had encouraging and cheerful responses from the eagerly watching audience, with STRANGEFRUIT’s lead singer Jenny Maxwell getting the most rapturous applause for her dark, slightly eccentric, intriguing, mysterious, sensual, unsettling, sometimes insecure but not really insecure appearance on stage. This was class stuff.  The music of STRANGEFRUIT would be right at home as the soundtrack for a David Lynch movie…

I went to this festival knowing very little about most artists and left feeling hugely satisfied knowing that there is an abundance of talent out there that needs to be heard and seen.

Official Links:

Cosmic Strip

https://www.facebook.com/cosmicstripmusic/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf&qsefr=1

https://soundcloud.com/cosmicstrip

KRIA

https://www.facebook.com/kr1amusic/?fref=ts
https://soundcloud.com/kr1amusic                                                                             http://www.kr1amusic.com/                                                        

Avante Black

https://www.facebook.com/avanteblackband/?fref=ts
https://soundcloud.com/avanteblack                                                                     http://www.avanteblack.com/

All Kings And Queens

https://www.facebook.com/allkingsandqueensband/?fref=ts
https://soundcloud.com/allkingsandqueens

Strangefruit

https://www.facebook.com/strangefruituk/?fref=ts
https://soundcloud.com/strangefruitmusic-alt

Love L.U.V.

https://www.facebook.com/loveluvband/?fref=ts
http://loveluvband.tumblr.com/

Svenja Block 

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