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Live Gig Video: Model Aeroplanes play ‘Whatever Dress Suits You Better’ at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2014

By on Tuesday, 27th May 2014 at 4:00 pm

One of my biggest hopes for the next big pop band is Dundee’s Model Aeroplanes, who had the unenviable task of playing the BBC Introducing Stage against One Direction on the Main Stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow on Saturday. There’s no contest in my mind, but in case you need some convincing, watch the Scottish lads performing the energetic ‘Whatever Dress Suits You Better’ below. Do they remind you of early Two Door Cinema Club? Hmm?



Live Gig Videos: Clips of Two Door Cinema Club, Kodaline, Frightened Rabbit and Calvin Harris at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Derry

By on Monday, 27th May 2013 at 4:00 pm

So you didn’t get a chance to make to Derry this weekend BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, huh? No worries there. Thanks to the BBC, we can share with you videos from Two Door Cinema Club (‘Sun’), Kodaline (‘High Hopes’), Frightened Rabbit (‘Acts of Man’) and Calvin Harris‘ (‘I Need Your Love’) sets there. You’re welcome.


Preview: BBC Big Weekend 2010 in Bangor, Wales

By on Wednesday, 24th February 2010 at 2:00 pm

This morning Chris Moyles announced the site of 2010’s Big Weekend, this year at the Faenol Estate in Bangor, North Wales.

The bands playing haven’t been announced yet, other than Pixie Lott, who played live on the show. We’d love to see Stereophonics play the event, but expect the usual list of amazing big names and rising stars from Europe’s biggest free ticketed music festival.

20,000 tickets per day will be made available to the public, and registration for tickets will take place online in the near future, but as usual will try and keep you up to speed.

We caught the event last year in Swindon, one of the best organised music festivals we’ve been to, and will do our best to keep you posted with the 2010 event.


Interview + Live: Stornoway at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2009

By on Sunday, 10th May 2009 at 6:11 pm

Stornoway (live side)Ahhh, Stornoway, how we love thee. Having stumbled across them a couple of weeks back, Jess wrote an amazing introduction to them, and I was fortunate enough to be able to speak to Brian Briggs, their frontman, Ollie Steadman, their bassist, and Adam Briggs, their trumpet player before they closed the Introducing tent on Saturday night.

Some of the nicest guys you’ll find in the music biz today, Brian explained that the rest of the band were off watching Dizzee Rascal on the main stage, with Ollie joking that their in-house Russian Translator is “trying to translate the lyrics”. Very chatty, Ollie told me about their May Day celebrations at the Isis in Oxford – “I had forty five minutes sleep, then drove to work that day!”

They’ve been compared to all sorts, from Belle and Sebastian to XTC at their most whimsical. I asked the guys what they liked to be compared to, what they think they sound like. Ollie “loved being compared to The Coral on Crack”, a very apt description I think, though they seemed keen not to put labels on themselves, understandably. Brian “prefers being compare to the Guillemots than Belle and Sebastian”, and thinks that the comparisons to Fleet Foxes might “just be because they’re everywhere at the moment”.

Next weekend they’re playing Wood festival near Witney in Oxfordshire, which they’re very excited about – whilst the Big Weekend was the biggest festival he’d ever been to, Ollie thought Wood was going to be great – “it’s a really lovely experience, it’s only in its second year but I’d definately encourage people to go”.

Live, they half filled the introducing tent, with the crowd growing as people finished watching Kasabian, who Brian joked on stage that they struggle to compete “with the loud ones over on the main stage – Kasabian I think they’re called”. After opening with “On the Rocks”, they ploughed through a strong set which explained just why there’s a fair bit of buzz surrounding them – well rehearsed, interesting, different and above all great songs. Plenty of banter between songs, introducing “We Are The Battery Human”, Brian joked about the case of the dog eating the alphabet magnets, and how “we’re basically all animals, so get out there and connect with each other and the dogs!”.

If they started off a bit meekly, by the end of the set they were in full flow, closing with new single “Zorbing” (about the two New Zealand guys who invented the extreme sport) and possibly the closest they have to a radio smash hit, the amazing, rockier ‘Unfaithful’.

For more information on Stornoway, pop over to their Myspace, or the BBC Big Weekend Website. Their new single, Zorbing, is out on 8th June on vinyl and download reportedly.

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Live: Friendly Fires at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2009

By on Sunday, 10th May 2009 at 5:03 pm

I’ve written multiple times about my love for Friendly Fires, having caught them live twice last year (in Scotland and in Oxford).

Whilst the set started off relatively mundanely, getting me slightly concerned that they may have been running out of energy. However, I was completely wrong – they were just saving up their energy for the final trio of On Board, Paris and Jump In The Pool.

Catching them as they come to the end of an incredibly busy 12 months, we got the full festival experience Friendly Fires style, with two exotic dancers and a steel band joining in with closing “Jump in the Pool”, which turned into a 10 minute monster of drumming skills. Lead singer Ed Macfarlane’s hips have become jelly like with the amount of crazy dancing he was doing, making their set undoubtably my highlight of the day.

Read some more reviews and catch more information on Friendly Fires on the Radio 1 Big Weekend Website. Photos after the jump.
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Live: Temper Trap at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2009

By on Sunday, 10th May 2009 at 3:47 pm

The Temper Trap were one of the BBC’s “Sound of 2009” shortlisted bands, and have some amazing tunes, as Steve introduced a few months ago. I checked them out on the Introducing stage, and they certainly lived up to expectations.

Double handclaps, anthemic tunes that are both accessible and multilayered. Little banter between songs meant they were able to plunge through a pretty much solid 30 minute set, featuring bloggers delight (and my first introduction to the band) “Sweet Disposition” and current single “Science of Fear”.

Catch more info over on the official BBC Radio 1 site
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