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White-line Fever

White-line Fever

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White-Line Fever is a folk rock/ post-rock band based in Cork city. Their debut EP, “Anomie”, released in December 2014, showcases the bands’ propensity towards sonic experimentation and extravagant song structures.

“Minimalist, yet somehow massive, the band’s recorded output and confident live excursion so far bode well for the future” Broadsheet.ie

Level Heads

Level Heads

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Born from a love of rock’n’roll, folk music, indie acts and crooners, Level Heads are a 5 piece Dublin band who channel their influences and experience through their music, documenting what is right and wrong in their world to a soundtrack of manic, electric guitar-driven, harmony-based ballads.

“Something that brims with charm and is catchy for all the right reasons……” U & I Magazine

Rosa Nutty

Rosa Nutty

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Rosa Nutty is a Dublin-based singer-songwriter. Her debut EP ‘Bunny’ was released in August 2015 and was met with critical acclaim. Rosa’s primary focus is strong lyrics and soothing vocal harmonies. The result is a warm, simple yet sophisticated style of music. She has been likened to artists such as Feist and Cat Power.

“Dublin singer-songwriter Rosa Nutty has choral and folk influences and a bright future…[Bunny] suggests a musician as comfortable with choral melodies as she is with an acoustic guitar. The EP is augmented by French horn and cello but it’s Nutty’s voice that shines through”- Nialler9

Arborist

ARBORIST

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2015 saw the release of Twisted Arrow, the debut single by ARBORIST. A nonchalant and thoughtful piece of Americana, conceived in Belfast, it features the casual yet unmistakeable tones of KIM DEAL. It premiered on The Line of Best Fit and Stereogum, has had extensive play on BBC 6Music, and featured in The Guardian’s tracks of the week.

Recent shows with luminaries such as Cat Power, Guy Garvey and Echo and the Bunnymen have showcased the songs to an ever increasing audience. New single ‘A Man of My Age’ is a confident, six minute ramble through the day-to-day and a shameless crack at the pop charts. It was released on 1st July 2016.

Their debut album Home Burial is due for release in Autumn 2016.

“This guy’s a master songwriter..his muse is an earth-bound one – full of scruffy moments and care-worn emotional truths. His development will be one of the most intriguing story strands of the year.” – Hot Press Magazine

Knockanstockan Knews vol 1 no 1

Hello Everybody!

Welcome to the first KnockanStockan Knews! We will update you here on all things festival and give you an idea of what’s going on with the artists themselves.

In Festival Knews we have a brand new field for camping which is right by the lake hence the name: Lakeview camping!

We will be announcing more acts at the end of this month plus giving you a glimpse at our Performance Art programme which will be filled with plenty of creative curiosities & creatures.

Here is a YouTube Playlist for your to enjoy this weekend. Have a lovely one!

Click here to read the full issue!

Attacrobat

ATTACROBAT

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Tyler Johnson and Julia Cramer are a Californian duo who have been based in Limerick, Ireland for the past year. Upon arrival in Ireland they began collaborating with local musicians Cein Daly and Niamh Hinchy to form the most current lineup of Attacrocat. Attacrobat combines aspects of folk, soul, and pop with an acoustic guitar, keys and lush vocal harmony.

Mutefish

MUTEFISH

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MUTEFISH are culturally diverse six piece band from Ireland, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal and Ukraine. They fuse the musical sounds and cultures of Eastern Europe with traditional Irish influences resulting in an engaging melodic compilation of tracks. Each band member brings their distinct musical backgrounds and tastes giving them their unique sound which makes it difficult to label their style or genre.

Anchorsong

ANCHORSONG

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Anchorsong AKA Masaaki Yoshida has become globally recognised for his unique live shows, which many have described as “like watching a painter drawing on a white canvas” as he creates electronic music completely live using a sampler (MPC2500) and a keyboard, right in front of the audience.

Supporting the likes of Bonobo, Prefuse 73, DJ Krush, Daedelus, Jaga Jazzist and Shigeto has established Anchorsong in the top tier of live beatmakers. Whilst famous mainly for his solo performance, the show is often augmented with a live string section which takes the spectacle somewhere even more enveloping and atmospheric.

After wowing crowds at SXSW 2009, Anchorsong has made appearances at festivals from South East Asia to all corners of Europe, whilst also taking his live set to the airwaves, with live sessions for Huw Stephens’ “In New Music We Trust” show in early 2010 and then for globetrotting tastemaking pioneers Boiler Room in 2012.

Continuing to push out to wider audiences in 2016 and beyond with a more electrifying and diverse set than ever, Anchorsong is in no hurry to relinquish his hard earned reputation.

“Anchorsong is absolute fire” – Giles Peterson (BBC6 Music)

Elephant

ELEPHANT

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Elephant, the musical vehicle of Dundalk based multi-instrumentalist Shane Clarke has, of late, taken a turn from the quiet looping soloist into a full band foray.  Showcasing a dynamic retelling of the debut album that can get a little to a lot louder than what Elephant listeners might be used to while still retaining the nuance and intimacy of the solo set.

Songs wander from an instantaneous summery folk pop reminiscent of Badly Drawn Boy and Elliot Smith, to more mature meandering pieces with a deliberate deconstructed nature, akin to say… Broken Social Scene, Justin Vernon or Joanna Newsom. Elephant has rightly garnered much praise on the live front with his earnest vocal delivery and unique lyrical style capturing audiences and securing him performances with Martha Wainwright, BC Camplight and slots at most of the country’s top festivals including Electric Picnic and Body & Soul and two trips to Dingles Other Voices music trail.

On the back of his critically lauded debut album “HyperGiant”, Shane is already working on the follow-up, expected to be released later this summer.

“Irish Times release of the week” – Nialler9

Lisa O’Neill

LISA O’NEILL

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On her way to heaven, Lisa O’Neill hit “a pothole in the sky”…..a perfect way to start this tale, this journey, this album.  Because all great things and all great art usually stems from a bump in the road – or a pothole in the sky.

Throughout the course of this album O’Neill’s voice goes to all sorts of places, and the music – provided by Mossy Nolan, Emma Smith, Joseph Doyle and Seamus Fogarty – follows her like a dark swirling storm.

My viewing point is from the planet earth and my perspective is influenced by my environment and emotional experiences.  My perceptions are as individual, debatable, ever-changing and as unimportant as anyone’s” admits O’Neill.  “The more I know, the smaller I feel, the smaller I feel the more I wonder, the more I wonder, the more I ask and the more I learn the more I’m moved.  I’m young and my life is tiny in the greater scale of things.  If a star blinked, it would miss me, yet I can say ‘stars, you’ve been lovely to watch for so long’”.