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The Bombay Royale play London’s Village Underground, July 17

Posted on July 16th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

Photograph by Lee Grubb

The psych-surf-funk outfit inspired by vintage Bollywood play London show

The Melbourne-based 11-piece continue their already acclaimed UK tour with a performance at London’s Village Underground. 

Paying tribute to the golden age of Bollywood’s psychedelic era, The Bombay Royale combine Tarantino-esque surf, wild disco and flamboyant theatrics. Featuring vocalists Parvyn Kaur Singh as ‘The Mysterious Lady’ and Shourov Bhattacharya as ‘The Tiger,’ their 2012 debut release You Me Bullets Love continues to reap its well-deserved merits.

We had the pleasure of hosting a CD signing session with the group following their explosive Glastonbury performance on the West Holts stage, which included a crowd surfing 10ft inflatable elephant nicknamed ‘The Colonel.’ Keep an eye out for this most royal of roving pachyderms across the UK.

UK Tour Dates:
Sat, July 20 – Larmer Tree Festival (Main Stage, 8pm)
Fri, July 26 – Cambridge Folk Festival (Stage 2, 8.30pm)
Sat, July 27 – Secret Garden Party (Where the Wild Things Are, 12:45am)
Sun, July 28 – WOMAD Festival, Charlton Park (Charlie Gillett Stage, 2pm) 

‘You Me Bullets Love’ at Glastonbury 2013:

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Upcoming Larmer Tree Performances

Posted on July 11th, 2012 in Recent posts by .

The weekend is quickly approaching and we are almost ready for Larmer Tree. While packing our wellies and sunglasses (we’re optimists), we started talking about some of the acts at this year’s festival that we are really looking forward to seeing.

With a line-up as good as this, the our list easily goes on and on, but here are just a few of the artists we’re excited about seeing this weekend.

Dub Pistols performing Friday
Their danceable fusion of dub and big beat is exactly what a festival needs. 


The Regular Joes performing Friday
Who doesn’t love a good jump-jive and swing band? No, seriously. Who?


Punch Brothers performing on Saturday
The hip, young boys of bluegrass bring their progressive plucking to Larmer Tree.


Amadou & Mariam performing Saturday
The husband and wife duo recently rocked London’s Back2Black Festival and are sure to deliver at Larmer Tree. You can read our Beginner’s Guide to Amadou & Mariam in our June issue (#84).


Caravan Palace performing Saturday
The Paris-based electro swing band will be promoting their new album Panic, so bring your dancing wellies.


Fatoumata Diawara performing Saturday
As the winner of the 2012 Songlines Music Award for Newcomer, we are really looking forward to seeing her again. Perhaps she’ll consider doing a duet with last year’s Newcomer Award Winner….


Raghu Dixit performing on Sunday 
…. Raghu Dixit. The singer from Bangalore and his band are always great fun and shouldn’t be missed.


Trio Tekke performing Sunday 
Nominated for the Newcomer award in this year’s Songlines Music Awards, the Cypriot ex-pats play traditional rebetika with a contemporary twist.


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Announcing the best of the summer festivals

Posted on March 22nd, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

The June issue of Songlines (#84) – on sale April 27 – sees this year’s festival supplement featuring Songlines Top 10 UK Summer Festivals and Songlines 25 of the Best International Festivals.

Get your sun hats, tents and wellies at the ready for another year of festivals full of the most legendary names and the freshest talent on the world music scene. Here are the Songlines recommendations:

Songlines Top 10 UK Summer Festivals
Africa Oyé
Big Session Festival
Cambridge Folk Festival
HebCelt Festival
Larmer Tree Festival
Latitude Festival
Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Rhythms of the World
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
WOMAD Charlton Park

Songlines 25 of the Best International Festivals
Africa Festival, Germany
Chicago World Music Festival, USA
Druga Godba, Slovenia
Essaouira Gnawa & World Music Festival, Morocco
Ethno Port, Poland
Fes Festival of Sacred Music, Morocco
Festival on the Niger, Mali
FMM Sines, Portugal
Førde Traditional and World Music Festival, Norway
Guca Trumpet Festival, Serbia
Jeonju International Sori Festival, South Korea
Jodhpur RIFF, India
Kriol Jazz Festival, Cape Verde
La Grande Rencontre, Québec
Musiques Metisses, France
Oslo World Music Festival, Norway
Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo
Sakifo Festival, La Réunion
Sauti za Busara, Zanzibar
Savannah Music Festival, USA
Sfinks Festival, Belgium
Sommelo Festival, Finland
Sziget, Hungary
Warsaw Cross Cultural Festival, Poland
WOMADelaide, Australia

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