Bad Pond Festival Release Huge Compilation of Free Music From Artists Playing This Months Fest
With just under three weeks to go until Bad Pond Festival (20th-21st April @ Concorde 2, Brighton), fans can now help themselves to a huge compilation of free music from the artists playing. Launched earlier this week, this 19-track behemoth is available to download for free from the Small Pond Bandcamp.
BAD POND SAMPLER – TRACKLIST
01. Slugabed (Exclusive new track) – PLAGUE
02. Anchorsong – Rasgueado
03. Kagoule – Egg Hunt
04. Town Portal – Roko’s Basilisk
05. Wild Cat Strike – Everyone Feels The Same
06. Sœur – No Show
07. Polymath – Medicine
08. Cassels – Completing Handshakes
09. Press To MECO – Here’s to the Fatigue
10. Body Hound – Vector Approaching
11. Jamie Lenman -Mississippi
12. Broker -Eau De Vie
13. The Guts – Dice
14. Holy Glam – Teeth
15. Beach Riot – She’s A Hurrican
16. Natalie Evans – In Trees
17. CLT DRP – Body Brusie
18. OHHMS – Calves
19. The Physics House Band – Calypso
With both Early Bird tiers sold out, Standard tickets are now on sale and moving fast – HERE.
Nottingham’s absorbing and dynamic Kagoule, the tropically-inflected electronic stylings of Japanese producer Anchorsong, and fast-rising hardcore outfit Palm Reader, add to progressive metal and doom from OHHMS, intense math-influenced rock from Body Hound and a full live band performance from rising pop/folk/classical singer-songwriter Natalie Evans. Wild Cat Strike’s noisy-beautiful folk-inflected post-rock, Poly-Math’s instrumental prog excursions, and the edgy malcontents Cassels, rub shoulders with the deeply affecting and intricate songs of Nervus, the boundary-pushing punk of CLT DRP, self-styled five gut mathcore jump scare scream team The Guts, the raw and intense live spectacle of Broker, and the melodic powerhouse Press To Meco.
The final wave of acts – recently announced – adds math-rock royalty Tangled Hair, riff-heavy and melodic dual-fronted trio Sœur, Copenhagen’s metal-inflected instrumental rock merchants Town Portal and expansively emotive northern collective Pijn, alongside HOLYGLAM’s discordant post-punk, and rising local favourites Beach Riot and Badlaws.
Alongside the main event, the after-party will be a late night experimental trip merging the organic with the electronic, with sets from The Physics House Band, Colossal Squid and Slugabed.
Bad Pond Festival Bad Pond is another ambitious project from Small Pond – a young music company centred on a thriving recording and rehearsal studio complex in the heart of Brighton, which is becoming a favourite haunt for rising bands and renowned acts alike – many of whom have also stopped by to film live session videos or deliver masterclasses. With a keen ear for attention-grabbing music, the Small Pond record label is home to acts including The Physics House Band (a Guardian New Band Of The Week) alongside Natalie Evans, Inwards, InTechnicolour, Town Portal, Brian Campeau, Yama Warashi, Wild Cat Strike and Luo.
With previous Bad Pond line-ups boasting standout UK and international acts – including Delta Sleep, Yumi And The Weather, LibraLibra, Cousin Kula, Valerian Swing, Mouse On The Keys and Bo Ningen – this fast-growing event has established itself as a must-do for fans of alternative and progressive live music from across the world.