Picnic Picks

10 acts from down the bill to see at Electric Picnic this weekend

Tue, Aug 27, 2013, 13:34

Going to the Picnic? Here's Jim Carroll's top-ten acts from "down-the-bill" - let us know who your top acts are in the comment box below

JOSEF SALVAT
The Australian ex-law student in London has bruised torch songs, electronic blues and shabby-chic pop songs to thrill you with.

COLM Mac CON IOMAIRE
Far side trad tunes and skylarking soundscapes from one of the best and most understated fiddlers in the game

HK119
Intriguing, eccentric, operatic electropop from Finnish artist Heidi Kilpelainen. She comes armed with three albums of Kate-Bush-fronting-The-Knife magic.

JAGWAR MA
The Oz duo’s “Howlin’” is one of the albums of the year making them a must-see for fans of sunblasted space-disco, psychedelia, rock and jangly grooves.

MATTHEW E WHITE
Coming to the stage with a smoking live band to broadcast debut album “Big Inner’s” slew of rock, pop, soul and funk

SAM SMITH
You know him from Disclosure’s “Latch”, but he has oodles of his own soulful, sassy pop to offer too.

BRAIDS
Canucks playing intriguing, mesmeric haunted electronica with visceral songs to lodge in your noggin.

SOAK
Derry’s Bridie Monds-Watson continues to wow with wide-eyed songs about life, love and sea creatures.

PARQUET COURTS
“Light Up Gold” is the scuzzy garage rock humdinger of the season and that’s all you need to know to get lurching with them.

LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER
Portland’s Aly Spaltro’s “Ripely Pine” album is adorned with bittersweet romance, folky twists and strong emotional punches.

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