Tag: Split Festival

Dizzee Rascal LIVE @ Split Festival, Sunderland 09.08.14

Whether your music preference is heavy metal, kooky indie or bland commercial pop, Hackney’s own Dizzee Rascal is the guilty pleasure that every individual has, yet nobody actually feels guilty about.  Although the London rapper has been in the game…

SPLIT FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT: OCEAN COLOUR SCENE

Ocean Colour Scene need little introduction. Formed in 1989 in Moseley, Birmingham, they went on to achieve great success during the Britpop era, scoring four Top 10 albums (including a number one with Marchin’ Already) and six Top 10 singles. The band continue to…

SPLIT FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT: THE CRIBS

From humble beginnings in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, to rubbing shoulders with world renowned musicians at major music festivals, The Cribs have established themselves as an institution of British music. With a greatest hits album now under their belt, frontman Ryan…

SPLIT FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT: HYDE & BEAST

Hyde & Beast are Futureheads drummer Dave Hyde and ex-Golden Virgins drummer Neil Bassett. They released their debut album Slow Down in 2011, and a follow-up, Keep Moving, will be unleashed on 4 August. We caught up with Neil and…

Listen: Tom Vek reveals new single & UK tour plans

Tom Vek has announced new single ‘Pushing Your Luck’ and details of a UK tour later this year. Having released his new album ‘Luck’ earlier this year, Vek will release ‘Pushing Your Luck’ on August 25. The news has come ahead of…

SPLIT FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT: FRANKIE & THE HEARTSTRINGS

Sunderland’s Frankie & The Heartstrings were formed in 2008 and released their debut single ‘Hunger/Fragile’ on Rough Trade the following year. Since then the five-piece band have released two albums: Hunger in 2011 (produced by Edwyn Collins) and The Days…

Split Festival 2014 preview

What do Lewis Carroll, Kate Adie, Bob Paisley, Bryan Ferry and Lauren Laverne all have in common? The answer is… Sunderland!  As well as being home to an eclectic range of talent over the years, the city also hosts one…

WATCH: Hyde & Beast reveal ‘Keep Moving’ video

Hyde & Beast have unveiled the video for new single ‘Keep Moving’, which will be released on July 28. ‘Keep Moving’ is the title track of their second album out on August 4, and follows on from their 2011 release ‘Slow…

Ocean Colour Scene & Tom Vek added to Split Festival line up

Split Festival have added Simon & Oscar of Ocean Colour Scene (Acoustic) to perform their indie classics and Tom Vek to complete their super strong line up, which already boasts Dizzee Rascal, Maximo Park, The Cribs, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Smoove &Turrell, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Hyde…