A dry day in London until a short sharp shower as the Coral came on (later in the evening) and a midday start for Faust, the timing of which was surprising for a ‘name’ band. They put in a great effort though, dry ice and all … not bad for a midday start.
Willy Mason next on the (fairly medium sized) main stage and a nice set, which the still sparse audience soaked up whilst laying on the grass searching for a view rays. The day was generally overcast but thankfully dry.
A stroll around the seven stage site leads us to The Greenwich Tea Party. A group of young musicians with nice song witting sensibilities. Goth wannabee band Toy next. A band i
Mark Kozalek (Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon) was solo with a guitar and as atmospheric as ever. He was not at all happy with the sound leakage from the other stages. At one point. When trying to start a song; he
A mighty Electrelane stormed the main stage next with some subtly channelled power. Back at Field Day after its first year appearance and subsequent five years hiatus, it is great to have this band back!
John Cale was in fine fettle and with a powerful band
My ‘coolest band on the planet’ is currently Warpaint and the ladies again lived up to that title. As always they are all about the music (and with a jam element) they bind effortlessly together into a groove that bleeds coolness, in my eyes anyway.
A big crowd for their early evening show and with Wild Beasts looking on from the si
The rest of the evening was spent wan
The tent for the Horrors was rammed so it was down to Wild Beasts to round off the night. A band from Kendal and with a pretty unique sound mainly led from the falsetto vocals of Hay
The Greenwich Tea Party