Essential Album: 8-Ball Sound of Drift – D1 Grand Prix Official Sound Collection 2
Meg says; Japanese rock band. Guitarist has a tendency to film himself playing Mario Brothers songs and post it on youtube. Sound.
Essential Album: The Lexicon of Love
Meg says; Throw on some awful trousers and make it an 80’s festival with ABC and Flock of Seagulls.
Boy 8 Bit:
Essential Album: Turboloader
Meg says: Needs to be seen if you ever played Super Mario as a child.
Buraka Som Sistema:
Essential Album: Black Diamond
Meg Says; From Portugal, credited with creating something called the ‘progressive kuduro’ whatever that is.
Essential Album: Small Moments
Meg says; Mellow, happy-go-lucky performance guaranteed. In a good way, and he likes it when you blow bubbles up on stage.
Essential Album: Green Mind
Meg says; Still struggling to live up to the huge reputation of his father Dinosaur Snr
Essential Album: Decent Work For Decent Pay
Meg says; He used to go out with M.I.A, shout something about why they broke up at him. He’ll love that!
Duckworth Lewis Method:
Essential Album: Duckworth Lewis Method
Meg says; Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy) and Thomas Walsh (Pugwash) joined forces this year to make cricket themed music. Really.
Essential Album: Parades
Meg says; From Denmark, never met a Danish person I didn’t like. I’ve only met two Danish people, but still.
Essential Album: Oh La La (single)
Meg says; Has remixed for Scroobius Pip, Calvin Harris and Hot Chip.
Essential Album: 12 Crass Songs
Meg says; Part of ‘Anti-Folk’ movement. Has threatened violent attacks if his anti-folk demands aren’t met.
Luciano Presents Aether:
Meg says; Describes himself on his MySpace as “Just a man who had dreams and went for it”. I don’t know how to follow that up.
Essential Album: Youth Novels
Meg says; Best International Female at the Meteors. Probably best known for covering Kings of Leon.
Essential Album: Real Life
Meg says; Spin-off from The Buzzcocks, reformed this year, only playing three festivals.
Major Lazer Sound System:
Essential Album: Guns Don’t Kill People….Lazers Do
Meg says; According to press releases, Major Lazer is a one-armed Jamaican Commando, who fights vampires and parties hard.
Essential Album: Oracular Spectacular
Meg says; The ‘Most Likely To Do Something Spectacularly Drunken On Stage’ act
Michael Nyman Orchestra:
Essential Album: The Piano
Meg says; The man himself mightn’t be there, but this lot have been together in one form or another for 30-odd years.
Essential Album: The Middle of Nowhere
Meg says; Got their name from the Great London Orbital Motorway. Making them the only act named after a stretch of road following the late withdrawal of Ashbourne Bypass.
Essential Album: Docile
Meg says; Singer/Songwriter from Portland, Oregon.
Essential Album: The Fitzgerald
Meg says; Another band from Portland, Oregon. The band to see if you like hearing about places in the Deep South.
Rodrigo Y Gabriela:
Essential Album: Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Meg says; Irelands favorite Mexican classical guitar playing duo. Should be a decent crowd there.
Essential Album: I Started Out With Nothing And I Still Got Most Of It Left
Meg says; Maybe the oldest man in Stradbally, definitely the coolest.
Meg says; They’ve had radio plays and performances in Belgium, surely a good thing in their line of music.
The Japanese Popstars (Dj Set):
Essential Album; B.C.T.T
Meg says; Another Northern Irish trio. Unashamedly straight forward dance music.
Meg says; Like GLC, except from Limerick and more graphic. Class lad.
The Temper Trap:
Essential Album: Conditions
Meg says; These Australians have been gaining some attention since basing themselves in London this year.
Essential Album: Wave If You’re Really There
Meg says; Their debut album has been getting great reviews and they’ve been touring all summer.
Essential Album: The Garden
Meg says; Their fourth studio album is out just after E.P so should get a good sneak preview here.