Preview & Playlist: Visions Festival Announces Further Acts

With The Great Escape kicking off this weekend, we’re all getting well and truly in the mood for festival season!

Our favourite East London festival, Visions, is back for its sixth year on Saturday 4th August, and has now announced even more fantastic acts to add to their line up, in addition to the first wave.

Taking place across different warehouse venues, arts spaces and churches in London Fields, Visions promotes an eclectic array of new music, as well as a host of craft beers, street food stalls, record fairs, and even a dog show!

Now, to add to the likes of Chastity Belt, Duds, Girlhood and Sampa The Great, Visions have added a host of new artists to the bill, including Marika Hackman, Yak, Sorry, Lone and No Age, as well as announcing Milk – a club night curated by Foals’ Yannis Phillipakis.

In addition, Visions is thrilled to announce that FUCKED UP will return to the UK on Friday 3rd August to play a special Visions Presents Friday event with special guests to be announced. This will be the band’s first London show in 3 years, ahead of them releasing their eagerly anticipated new album.

It’s clearly going to be another stellar year. See the full line up so far and ticket info at the Visions Festival website.

And, if you can’t wait until August, have a listen to our handy (newly updated!) playlist of our favourites from the line up:

Track Of The Day: Sorry – ‘Wished’

Sorry (fka FISH) are Londoners Asha Lorenz, Louis O’Bryen, Lincoln Barrett, and Campbell Baum; and there’s nothing apologetic about their cacophony of alternative noise. The band have been making a name for themselves on London’s underground circuit since 2015, and their “emotional and hyper-melodic songwriting” has seen them share stages with the inimitable Wolf Alice and GIHEs favourites Dream Wife.

‘Wished’ is their debut studio recording and follows the recent self-release of Home Demo(ns) Vol. 1. It was recorded by Sean Oakley (Rick Rubin, Frank Ocean) and mixed by Andrew Savours (My Bloody Valentine). The single will also be accompanied by a b-side, ‘Lies’, which is set to arrive later this month. Both tracks will be packaged together on Sorry’s very first 7” vinyl release on Domino, available to pre-order here.

The band will embark on a full U.K. tour supporting South London’s Childhood on November 16th, before ending 2017 with their biggest headline show to date at Corsica Studios in London on December 5th. Check out the video for ‘Wished’ (directed by India Lee) below.

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Photo credit: Dan Kendall

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut