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MP3 of the Day #64: Esser

 
By on Thursday, 4th June 2009 at 10:00 am
 

Another free MP3 from Essex lad Esser today… It’s pretty ace so listen and enjoy.

MP3: Esser – Long Arms

 

MP3 of the Day #59: Esser

 
By on Thursday, 28th May 2009 at 10:00 am
 

We’ve written about our love of Esser here at TGTF, and now we have bagged a free MP3 for your enjoyment. Also enjoy the video just below

MP3: Esser – Headlock

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygk-T_ZFaBI[/youtube]

 

Preview: Bestival 2009

 
By on Wednesday, 8th April 2009 at 2:00 pm
 

Bestival (side)Bestival is a three-day, action-packed music festival held every year at Robin Hill Country Park on the beautiful Isle of Wight. The bash is well-known for being one of the final music festivals to be squeezed out of the last of the summer months, and this year Bestival will be taking place appropriately late – between Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September.

The festival initially started out 5 years ago and has grown in both size and popularity since then. The brainchild of Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank, Bestival is renowned for both it’s diverse line ups as well as it’s super fun atmosphere.

Headliners confirmed for this year’s event include Elbow, Massive Attack and Kraftwerk. Other quite simply amazing acts taking to the stage this 2009 include (and we stress, include!) MGMT, Fleet Foxes, Doves, Seasick Steve, Klaxons, Lily Allen, Friendly Fires, Florence and the Machine, Little Boots, Esser, Passion Pit, Chew Lips, La Roux and Jack Penate.

Meanwhile, DJs who’ll be spinning the decks at the Isle of Wight bash this year include Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Zane Lowe and the boss himself, Rob da Bank.

Yet this is only a minuscule look into the massive selection of artists and DJs confirmed for this year’s event. You can grab the complete line-up over at Bestival’s website by hitting this link.

But music, no matter how impressive the line up may be, isn’t completely what this festival is about. Bestival is also a celebration of fun, and this year looks set to be one hell of a party.

Every year, for example, the festival has a fancy dress theme, and this 2009 the theme is ‘outer space’! So why not visit ‘The Dressing Up Area’, complete with a ‘Pimp My Outfit Booth’ to adorn yourself in such clothing wonderment while at the festival?

If fancy dress isn’t your thing, how about you check out ‘Heavenly Healing’ or ‘The Pamper Lounge’, two beautifully relaxing retreats providing festival-goers with a range of therapeutic treatments between their sweaty head banging sessions.

Other delights you can experience while at this dreamy festival include the tasty treats of ‘Buttercupcakes Afternoon Tea Hut’, the dizzying heights of the ‘The Big Wheel’, the jam-packed ‘The Village’ (complete with a farmers market and sushi stall!), ‘The Kids Garden’ for wee festival goers, and the famous ‘Inflatable Church’ should you fancy getting married along the way!

Wow! So, to learn more about this rollercoster of a festival, check out Bestival’s website. An adult weekend ticket for the event costs £140, and this includes camping. Tickets are still available for the fest and can be purchased from most ticket outlets. Check out the site for more information on where to purchase yours. Have fun!

Top photo is taken from alex_lee2001’s flickr stream under the Creative Commons License.

 

Preview: Evolution Weekender 2009

 
By on Wednesday, 11th March 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

The Wombats - press shotWe all hear about the major summer festivals taking place across Blighty this ’09 – but here at There Goes The Fear, we like to bring you previews of those smaller, little known music events too! This week, we’d like to tell you about Evolution 2009. The festival, which started back in 2005, has grown rapidly in both size and popularity over the past few years and Evolution ’09 looks set to be the biggest and best yet!

The Newcastle-based festival is certainly ahead of the big name summer events in the calender stakes, taking place across the May bank holiday (Sunday 24th – Sunday 25th May). Still, the outdoor shows, which will take place along Gateshead’s quayside, are fully expected to attract a crowd of around 60,000. Judging by the line-up, we can see why!

Headliners confirmed so far include Dizzee Rascal, The Wombats (pictured right), Mystery Jets, The View and The Maccabees. Other impressive TGTF-favourites playing the Evolution Weekender include White Lies, Ladyhawke, Esser, Friendly Fires, Little Boots, Twisted Wheel, Marina and the Diamonds, Chapman Family, VV Brown and The Big Pink.

(And breathhhh….!) Impressive, don’t you agree? You can even catch headline electronica acts such as Boys Noize, Chase & Status Live and Kissy Sell Out over at the dance stage too, should something a little less guitar-based take your fancy.

If it couldn’t get any better, a weekend ticket for Evolution 2009 is priced at just £15! You can also grab a day ticket for £9.50 (note : only weekend tickets are on sale at the moment – day tickets go on sale Thursday!). Furthermore, a contribution of the ticket price will be donated to WaterAid. If you’d like to learn more about the festival and general ticket info, check out Evolution 2009’s website.

 

Single Review: Esser – Work It Out

 
By on Sunday, 22nd February 2009 at 7:06 pm
 

Esser (side)We first introduced you to Esser‘s rhythmic beats last November via our review of his sunny single, ‘Satisfied’. Tomorrow sees the return of this super-cool Essex lad as he releases yet another electro-pop gem in the form of imminent dancefloor hit, ‘Work it Out’.

Although I’ve grown to dislike most artists who opt to sing in a ridiculously fake cockney accent, Esser’s sweetly simple lyrics about love, heartbreak and in this case, working it back out – means he effortlessly gets away with such a cheeky singing styleé. “I have a habit of getting my foot stuck in my mouth. You are the only person I know that can help me get it out.” Esser innocently announces to the backing of his space age synths and drum machined beat. The electronica repetition that is the stupidly catchy chorus may mean you feel inclined to break out into the robot. Don’t worry – this is perfectly normal behaviour when listening to this electro-pop genius. Check out the appropriately space-age video to Esser’s latest track, below!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76bJTsuZv48[/youtube]

‘Work it Out’ is released tomorrow (February 23rd) via digital download. You can also catch Esser on tour throughout April.

 

Daily Roundup: Sunday 15th February 2009

 
By on Sunday, 15th February 2009 at 5:58 pm
 

Busy times at the moment, lots of irons in the fire, lots of stuff coming up.

First up, you’ve probably heard about The Maccabees (pictured top) return, thanks to all the exposure they’ve been having on the likes of Radio 1 and XFM recently. I quite liked their debut, Colour It In, with its interesting tales – a sort of poor man’s Wombats. They’ve made a free download available, No Kind Words, however I must admit that I really really dislike it from what I hear. It’s boring, it’s repetitive and most of all, it’s just plain dreary.

MP3: The Maccabees – No Kind Words

Jamie T (side)Following on from the Maccabees, Jamie T (pictured right) has made a new track available on his Myspace page. It’s only a demo, called “Fire Fire”, however after the aceness of “Sheila” and “Calm Down Dearest” it’s a bit of a let down – overly distorted, and, well, just not that great. Still, it is only a demo, so it might get better.

On the happier end of things, Winston over at Winston’s Zen interviewed The Rifles’ Joel Stoker the other day, and is giving his readers the chance to win one of three copies of The Rifles’ amazing new album. Pop over there before Tuesday to enter and hopefully win!

We’ve mentioned Esser before here at TGTF, however we’ve never really listened to his tunes before. Just been sent a remix of his new single, Work It Out (video below), and it sounds amazing. Download and enjoy.

MP3: Esser – Work it Out (A1 Bassline Remix)

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76bJTsuZv48]

 
 
 

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