Summer Fruits de Mer All-Dayer ft. The Pretty Things + Stay (Spain) + The Luck of Eden Hall (USA)+ Sendelica (Wales) + Jack Ellister (Holland) + special guest DJs
A great summer psych all-dayer featuring five of the world’s finest exponents. Here’s what you can expect ……..
The Pretty Things
In the early 1960s, three bands led the British Beat Boom: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Pretty Things. The wildest, most dangerous of them all were the Pretty Things. Their hard-edged blues-rock, influenced by Bo Diddley and Jimmy Reed, transformed into psychedelic rock. The Pretty Things were usually first. ‘SF Sorrow’ was the first rock opera, preceding The Who’s ‘Tommy’ by six months. In the intervening years The Pretty Things have lost none of their power or edge and are still led by lead singer Phil May and original Rolling Stones guitarist Dick Taylor. Not to be missed.
On stage approximately 8:50pm
An indie psych band from Barcelona, Stay have been recording since 2001. In 2008, they recorded one of Fruits de Mer’s earliest singles, which already sells for £50+ on ebay, featuring classic tracks written by The Rolling Stones (’2,000 Light Years From Home’), Graham Nash (‘Chicago’) and the Strawberry Alarm Clock (‘Rainy Day, Mushroom Pullow’).
They have supported Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye and Ocean Colour Scene and cite CSN&Y and The Byrds amongst their influences. The Stay sound recreates the 1960s solidly, including Farfisa organ and sitar! They release their new single on Fruits de Mer Records on August 10th, which covers songs by The Beatles, The Fairytale and Marmalade, as well as having a track on the new Record Collector Fruits de Mer retrospective, Plankton.
“Neo psych rock of the highest order” This Feeling
On stage approximately 7:15pm
The Luck of Eden Hall
The Luck of Eden Hall has been a cosmic force in the Chicago scene since the 1990s, stars of the neo-psych movement, releasing music on Limited Potential Records and their own label, Walrus Records. 1993′s Belladonna Marmalade stands as an unrivalled classic from that time. The band have been Fruits de Mer Records regulars since 2011. They produce cutting edge psych rock tinged with the best of Sixties invention – live and on record. They promise to bring their mellotron along to the Borderline – Customs permitting.
“…classic psychedelia, The Luck of Eden Hall have proved themselves master practitioners of the art” Terrascope
On stage 5:15pm approx,
Based in west Wales, Sendelica are an Instrumental psyche-space-rock band whose work blends early psychedelic outings, occasional heavy riffing, and electronic ambient musings. They started out in 2005, they tour regularly, as far afield as Russia and, and they are playing this year’s Kozfest. Fruits de Mer regulars, the contributed a side of music to FdM’s recent ‘strange fish’ series of instrumental LPs, and have their own album, The Satori In Elegance Of The Majestic Stonegazer, currently on sale. The core band is: Pete Bingham on guitars & electronics, Glenda Pescado on bass, Paul Fields on drums, Colin Consterfine on keys/electronics and Lee Relfe on sax.
“There’s a band who combine elements of space rock, psychedelia and electronica…. The Welsh band then add in their own flavours – and some very long album titles – to provide the soundtrack to a wigged-out acid trip. Magical indeed.” Classic Rock Presents PROG
On stage approximately 3.45pm
This Dutch singer/songwriter first appeared on Fruits de Mer last year with a single featuring a storming cover of The Rolling Stones’ ‘Citadel’, plus his own song “The Man With The Biochopper”, which was picked up by Radcliffe and Maconie on BBC 6Music. He has a new single out on FdM on August 10th, which includes covers of songs by Syd Barrett, The Beatles and ‘70s acid-folk cult hero Mark Fry (who has had his own single out on Fruits de Mer)
“Jack Ellister, formerly of Angina Pectoris and Yordan Orchestra, draws heavily on ’60s sounds and musical iconography, yet conjures an end-product that is fresh, contemporary and strikingly original” Shindig! | On stage approximately 2:50pm