10 Acts To Knock The Stockan Socks Off You

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KnockanStockan 2014 Acts you shouldn't miss

If you are heading to KnockanStockan, don’t miss these acts at this week’s boutique festival overlooking Blessington lakes.

While reading a few words about each band, hit play to listen to their amazing music!

1. Lisa Flume. Australian songbird Lisa Flume will serenade and seduce with her unique kookiness. Even a flavour of her debut single “What We Called Love” is sure to charm audiences. She weaves her magic on the Faerie Field stage at 16.30 on Friday.

2. Overhead, The Albatross. This six piece Dublin instrumental band lash out energetic performances underpinned with powerful rock, ambient and electro themes. They’ve earned quite a reputation for themselves this past year, filling top Dublin venues notably Whelan’s Ones To Watch 2014. They close out the Circus Ten from 23.30 on Saturday night.

3. The Hot Sprockets. Fresh from Latitdue, these Dublin dudes are rockin’ it up all over Europe this summer. Their unmistakable funked up, souled out, rock n’ roll anthems are everywhere. If you think you don’t know them, you do. The AIB advert features their music, the “whooo hooo” music. “Homeslice” and “Shake Me Off” are two radio regulars on the FM band. They’re rustlin’ up the fun times from 22.30 to 23.30 on Saturday at Grabber’s Cottage.

See also: KnockanStockan 2014 lineup and stage times

4. Land Lovers. Popped up Dublin indie quartet Landlovers dispense charming melodies and melting harmonies with guitar driven direction, whipping up a storm of electro pop along the way. Think The Kinks, The La’s and lots of other northern English indie kids. Prepare to be gazing at their Gibsons at 16.30 on Saturday at Grabber’s Cottage.

5. O Emperor. This impressive Waterford five piece with their rich and varied selection of flavours range from dramatic solemn songs to melody laced, witty Divine Comedy lyrics wrapped up in glossy arrangements. They’re on at 14.30 on Saturday in Grabber’s Cottage.

6. New Secret Weapon. New Secret Weapon were born in Knockanstockan back in 2007. The trio jamming onstage to their prog rock, punk edged chaos. Since then, they’ve polished and honed their craft to the masses gigging non stop in venues around the capital. Their self titled debut album was released to much critical acclaim back in March. See them on Friday at 23.20 at Grabber’s Cottage.

7. Franko Franko. A Dublin foursome providing infectious electro pop rock tunes. Hooks bigger than The Deadliest Catch, impressive flashbacks to The Stone Roses, hints of Happy Mondays and a bit of Electronic into the mix. Listen out for “Slow”, you’ll be whistling it ’till Wednesday. Be early for them at 12.30 on Saturday in Grabber’s Cottage.

8. Miriam Donohue. Quirky folky Galway songstress Miriam Donohue writes cute, quaint melodies with clever yet simple arrangements. Pure vocals and poetic observational lyrics give her work a rare charm and curious quality. Prepare to fall under her spell on Saturday at 15.10 on the Wishbone Stage.

9. The Revellions. Multi faceted Dublin foursome, The Revellions bring their latest offerings to Knockanstockan, hopefully their set will feature a selection from their recent album “Give It Time”. These guys have the ability to rock it up, punk it out and blues it down all in one go. It might sound like a menu with too many dishes to specialise, but The Revellions know how to lash it out. Catch them from 19.30 on Saturday in the Circus Tent.

10. Land of the Giants. Six piece Plymouth based band are a class outfit. Performing beyond expectations, their infectious melodies and percussion party style has propelled them into popularity. Expect hip hop beats, a bit of blues, touches of reggae, big guitar licks, killer bass lines and a super sized setlist. They close out Grabber’s Cottage on Saturday night from 23.30.

By Ciara Sheahan

 

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