Roll up, roll up time to get your weekly dose of all thats happening in the This Feeling #zone!
We kick off this weeks This Feelings news with Bang Bang Romeo…
1. BANG BANG ROMEO FROM THE THIS FEELING STAGES TO THE MAIN STAGE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL
What a year for the mighty Bang Bang Romeo. From a worldwide record deal to opening one of the most prolific festivals in the UK, the band are on fire right now and deservedly so. Flying the flag for the rebirth of guitar music, This Feeling have a strong reputation for predicting, supporting and championing the future stars of rock ‘n’ roll guitar music, which in turn have resulted in some spectacular success stories. The brand have been longtime supporters of Bang Bang Romeo and they have played endless gigs with the brand since 2013, including the prolific Alive Tour. They also performed on Red Stripes This Feeling TV back in June 2017 alongside Sundara Karma and Ratboy. Guests also included legendary photographer Mick Rock, Abbey Clancey, and John McClure.
Seeing the band opening the Isle Of Wight Festival understandably brought a tear to many an eye from the This Feeling family. Its been quite a journey with the band first playing for them way back in at the Leadmill in 2013, I asked Anastasia Walker about their love and respect for This Feeling…
The best part of This Feeling is from your first show, to your latest show playing a This Feeling gig, is that the support shown from Mikey and the team is exactly the same, it doesn’t waver, it doesn’t go quiet once you’ve played the show and get home, it continues and goes from strength to strength. If more promoters take a leaf from the This Feeling rule book, a hell of a lot more bands would climb the ladder in a more monstrous way. We can’t thank them enough, we owe a lot to This Feeling.
Bang Bang Romeo are This Feelings track of the week with Shame On You getting its first play over on Radio X, the last time for NATURAL BORN ASTRONAUT. BBR fans got the most tweets and texts the show has ever had for any bands single, which lead to it getting playlisted. It would be great for this to happen again. Tweet and text Gordon Smart on Radio X from 8pm onwards asking him to play the track here or telling him how much you love it. TEXT 83936 (texts cost 25p) TWEET @RadioX @gordonsmart @bangbangromeo
2. THIS FEELING CELEBRATES ANOTHER EPIC WEEKEND AT ISLE OF WIGHT – 60 SECOND SUMMARY
Encapsulating all that is great about the indie scene in a festival setting, last weekend saw the This Feeling, Pirate Studios, Pretty Green tent showcasing some of the biggest up and coming guitar bands in the UK at the Isle Of Wight Festival. A brief escape from reality can be an experience of a life time and the tent definitely delivered on all accounts. This Feeling have cemented themselves as a must have tent for new music at festivals for all those looking for a more exciting and gritty rock n roll experience. A keen supporter of This Feeling, Peter Crouch was spotted at the tent and across the festival with his wife Abbey Clancy. He was also seen watching Abbey Clancy’s brothers band JUDAS at the Big Top, Bang Bang Romeo and Tom Grennan – all of who have played for This Feeling. He was also spotted moshing heavily in the Kasabian crowd on Friday night.
Tom Grennan packed out the Big Top on Saturday and sang a selection of songs off his highly anticipated debut album ‘Lighting Matches’ which is due for release early July. With a jam-packed summer of festivals, he took to the stage to an overwhelming roar of support from the crowd. Joined on stage by a number of glamorous backing singers and musicians, Tom gave a polished performance, speaking passionately throughout the set thanking the crowd for their love and support. Found What I’ve Been Looking For, Sail Away, Royal Highness and Sober all went done a treat – even bigger stages and global acclaim certainly await for this Bedford lad. He also appears on this months Red Stripe’s/This Feeling TV – all details below.
It would be near on impossible to cover each and every band on the This Feeling line up or the festival for that matter but a few personal highlights were The Black Roses catching my eye on Thursday. A rabid Avalanche Party on Thursday left their mark on the festival as one of the most thrilling and energetic debut performances of the whole weekend.
Taking no prisoners Jordan Allen & co got the whole tent hyped into a frenzy on Friday whilst SONS for me stole the show on Saturday – those guys are just going from strength to strength right now. Other highlights included Red Rum Club, Himalayas, YVES, Youth Killed it, Monico Blonde, The Scruff who all played shit hot sets over the weekend. The crowd went absolutely mental on Saturday and was bursting at the seams for Scottish group VIDA.
3.THIS FEELING/PIRATE STUDIOS AT TRUCK FESTIVAL
If our Isle of Wight 60 second preview above wet your appetite, you’d be mad to miss Truck Festival which kicks off on the 19th of July until Saturday 22nd July 2018. Fondly known as one of the most recognised and popular smaller and intimate festivals, headliners Friendly Fires, George Ezra, and Courteeners take the main stage slots while This Feeling and Pirate Studios showcase a host of unsigned talent in their tent including a whole host of our favourites:
Tickets are currently (Tier 4) priced at £110 for a general weekend ticket (20th-22nd July), with extras of Thursday entry, Zodiac Fields, Car Parking Passes, and Glamping available to purchase on top of a booking.
Tickets are available here: https://truckfestival.com/tickets/
4. TFTV EPISODE 6 HITS OUR SCREENS ON JULY THE 9TH
2017 was a successful year for the Red Stripe/This Feeling team and on the July the 9th Red Stripe Presents This Feeling TV is back for episode six of their TV show, aired on Youtube. Featuring Miles Kane, Laura Whitmore, The Struts, Tom Grennan, You & Me At Six, The Surrenders & Sophie and the Giants.
With his new album Lightening Matches dropping on the 6th of July, Tom Grennan made his Red Stripe/ This Feeling TV debut a year ago at legendary London venue Nambucca. Watch below…
5. TRAMPOLENE, DMAS, HEY CHARLIE, SHERLOCKS SUPPORT LIAM GALLAGHER AT FINSBURY PARK THIS FRIDAY
Support slots don’t come any bigger or better than with rock ‘n’ roll legend Liam Gallagher and this Friday thousands of fans will flock to Finsbury park in London to witness Liam’s biggest solo show to date with a killer line-up of friends along for the ride. Those supports include our favourite welsh rockers Trampolene, Australian indie heavyweights DMA’s, the powerful female force that is Hey Charlie and Sheffield indie giants The Sherlocks. No excuses, get there early…
The place to be after Liam Gallagher’s huge Finsbury Park show is of course the This Feeling #afterzone.
This Feeling DJs play… Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, Black Honey, Blossoms, Blur, BRMC, Cabbage, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The Charlatans, The Cribs, The Coral, Courteeners, David Bowie, DMA’s, Doves, Kasabian, The La’s, The Libertines, Oasis, Primal Scream, Pulp, Reverend & The Makers, The Rifles, The Rolling Stones, The Smiths, Stone Roses, Super Furry Animals, The Strokes, Suede, Supergrass, Temples, Trampolene, The Shimmer Band, The Verve, The Who, Yonaka + lots more including all the best new bands in the land.
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Till next week…