2010年7月20日星期二

ELECTRIC PICNIC - Pick for The Picnic 2010 - Battle of the Bands

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POD has received hundreds of entries for "Pick for the Picnic 2010." Presented by POD, Festival Republic and Heineken Music, "Pick of the Picnic 2010" is a showcase competition that gives unknown acts the opportunity of a lifetime - a slot at this year's Electric Picnic.

Through a series of Showcase Nights, featuring 16 acts in total, judges from King Kong Club, 02 and Heineken Music will ultimately select what act earns the much coveted slot at Electric Picnic. Each Showcase Night (July 22 & 29; August 3 & 11) features four acts, all with one thing in common: ambitions to perform at Electric Picnic. The final takes place on August 19th.

Showcase 1 | Crawdaddy | free entry

This Thursday, 22nd July at 8.30pm in Crawdaddy, is the first Showcase Night for Pick for the Picnic. Four amazing acts, Grades Of Shade, Goatboy, Fighting Spider and The Spikes will each perform at this Showcase Night, a free gig on Thursday 22nd at Crawdaddy. Free entry to all Showcase Nights allows Electric Picnic fans support their festival favourite.

GRADES OF SHADE | GOATBOY | FIGHTING SPIDER | THE SPIKES

Grades of Shade have been compared to Groove Armada and Massive Attack and are renowned for their amazing live performances. Already they have been building a great reputation amongst the press with the Herald and The Star amongst the publications championing their sound. The latter gave their debut album a very nice 4/5 review.

Goatboy is the moniker of Dublin born artist Mark O'Sullivan. His music has been compared to the likes of Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fire and the low anthem.Goatboy was the special guest KT Tunstall in the Olympia last June and has more recently supported The Ambience Affair in Whelans. His debut ep "Moon After Yule" was released in January 2010 to rave reviews. August will see the release of his 2nd EP with a full Irish tour to follow. Fighting Spiders are a Waterford based Electro-Pop four piece together for a year or two - bringing out their debut album "Tarantism" in the Autumn.

In recent weeks Fighting Spiders have been spreading the word of "Tarantism" with live shows capturing the infectious beats and relentless melodies that have become their trademark- sparking comparrisons with Depeche Mode and Daft Punk (Dan Hegarty 2fm).

The Spikes have been hard at it on the scene for a few years now and after taking some time out, things are back on the up for the band. They've been signed to a management deal in Hamburg, Germany and have even toured Russia this year.

Only one act will be chosen for the final on August 19th when the winner of the slot on the Crawdaddy stage at Electric Picnic will be announced.

Tickets for Electric Picnic, Click here

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