Supersonic Festival are delighted to confirm that internationally versed sound manipulator Holly Herndon shall practice her neuro-dissecting electronic anomalies on patrons at this year’s event, in support of her recently announced second LP, Platform. Herndon has become a leading light in contemporary music by experimenting within the outer reaches of dance music and pop songwriting possibilities. Herndon makes music that is impossible to ignore and could be viewed as the 21st century’s answer to the protest singer, tackling a host of topics ranging from systemic inequality, surveillance states and neo-feudalism. Her tactile live shows recast the laptop as an untapped physical instrument, to be used in the limbo that links noise, dance, avant and pop.
Whether you’ve been to every Supersonic that ever was or this year you’ll be dipping your toes into our welcoming waters for the first time, we are sure you’ll love our unmissable line-up which already includes the anticipated opening concert with Will Gregory Moog Ensemble, post punk provocateurs The Pop Group, Liima, a new collaborative quartet formed of Danish indie-pop trio Efterklang and Finland’s finest improvisational percussionist Tatu Rönkkö, post-everything black metal lone wolves Liturgy and label mates, psych rock explorers Eternal Tapestry. Six Organs Of Admittance (Ben Chasny) will be performing, dissecting and demonstrating The Hexadic System whilst other welcome additions include the uncompromising and unmissable Gazelle Twin, and Delight Is Right, an afternoon curated by Richard Dawson (which includes performances by Afework Nigussie, Jiří Wehle, Rhodri Davies and Phil Tyler).
Flamingods shall be bringing a welcome and vibrant splash of day-glo to the main festival programme alongside Swedish maxi-experimentalist duo Wildbirds & Peacedrums, the Franco-Scottish hedonism of Glasgow’s Happy Meals, super-kinetic London future jazz outfit Tomaga and the anonymous sundrenched sounds of Slow Magic. We can also highly recommend grit’n’synth solo punk Apostille, the brightly coloured prickly post-pfunk of Ravioli Me Away, maxi-percussionist Danes Selvhenter and mysterious organ and saxophone possessing super-duper-group Sex Swing. From Northern Ireland, manic, droning interpreters of local mythology and instrumentation Woven Skull and the striking Circuit Des Yeux.
As it stands, the Supersonic Festival 2015 lineup is this:
Apostille / Afework Nigussie / Circuit Des Yeux / Eternal Tapestry / Flamingods / Gazelle Twin / Happy Meals / Holly Herndon/ Jiří Wehle / Liima – Efterklang + Tatu Rönkkö / Liturgy / Phil Tyler / Ravioli Me Away / Rhodri Davies / Richard Dawson / Selventer / Sex Swing / Six Organs of Admittance/ Slow Magic / The Pop Group / Tomaga / Wildbirds and Peacedrums / Woven Skull
More of the line up, musical and extra curricular still to be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, after reaching the target set by the earlybird kickstarter campaign, we are pleased to announce that general tickets are now on sale. For weekend tickets: www.supersonicfestival.com/tickets