If you have not heard about the Beyond The Redshift festival taking place in Kentish Town, London this Saturday 10th May, then you may need to wise up.
Us at Hit The Floor are extremely excited to be attending the highly anticipated festival, which will be an all day showcase of some of the most highly regarded and upcoming bands in metal and alternative rock music.
What makes this even more special is that not only is this particular festival being curated by critically applauded Swedish ambient / experimental metal collective Cult Of Luna, but it will also be an audio visual experience for all attending. So as well as what could be some truly memorable sets sonically through out the all day festival, there will also be live projections to accompany the music, as well as much more to be seen on the day.
So in preparation for Beyond The Redshift, we thought that we would compile a list of five acts that we are personally looking forward to!
1. GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT
SET TIME – 5:20 – 6:20pm @ THE HMV FORUM
Irish post-rock crew God Is An Astronaut was a most successful coup for Beyond The Redshift. With seven studio album releases under their belt and a devout cult fan base in tow, these guys are without a doubt ready to floor an unsuspecting audience to those who have never seen them live before! Make sure you take note, because these old dogs will not be taught new tricks – they will only become far greater than what they already are.
SET TIME – 6:25 – 7:05pm @ THE DOME
The recently reunited and much heralded English noise merchants Bossk are going to annihilate. They made their grand return to the music industry merely weeks ago when they played as main support to the legendary Old Man Gloom in London. Now they are coming to Beyond The Redshift to bring their music to a whole new generation of listeners!
3. THE OLD WIND
SET TIME – 4:35 – 5:15pm @ THE DOME
The Old Wind are something of a ‘supergroup’ if you please, who only rose to emergence last year. The band are made up of members from legendary Swedish band Breach, as well as German progressive metal outfit The Ocean, collectively forming what is set to be one of the most curiosity-baiting sets of the festival. Make sure you do not miss out on The Old Wind!
SET TIME – 7:35 – 8:05pm @ BOSTON MUSIC ROOM
We were very pleased to hear about this addition in particular! Australian post-rock band sleepmakeswaves, who are on the Bird’s Robe Collective imprint, along with label mates and equally as stunning post-rock band Meniscus, grace our shores to play this one off UK show – which inevitably is the last date of their ‘(hello) Europe’ 2014 tour. These guys have quite literally been making waves within the alternative music spectrum as of late, so be sure to catch them on their one off exclusive show at Beyond The Redshift!
5. CULT OF LUNA
SET TIME – 9:00 – 11:00pm @ THE HMV FORUM
Yes, yes, yes, yes, five times – YES! The curators of Beyond The Redshift are headlining the proceedings, but this particular set is going to be something a bit special. Not only are they treating us to a gargantuan two hour set, but this is going to be one of only three shows (including Stockholm, and Umea) that will include for the first time in years, the presence of original vocalist Claes Rydberg! This means that you should expect a mixture of classic older material, as well as newer material from their most recent studio album, the near-flawless ‘Vertikal’.
If anything can be said, Cult Of Luna‘s live shows have gone down in the books as the stuff of legend, as on previous evidence – have captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide as they have progressed as a band. But that is not all… this is going to be their last UK show they will play before they go on a long hiatus. So do not even procrastinate, do yourself a favour and get yourself down to witness their pivotal headline show!