Mach V @ Back To Mine, 20100728


SGP 2010: not rubbishSGP, High Eight, That Girl DJ So Festival number 2 is now done (in a series of 6) and what a weekend it was! This one was The Secret Garden Party in Cambridgeshire and I could not believe the transformation. I last went to SGP about 6 years ago when it was a rather rough, simple affair with 3 entertainment areas, about (rather posh) 1200 punters and an awful lot of rubbish - not my ideal weekend, it had to be said. Over the last few years friends have been increasingly speaking highly of the event, much to my skepticism so, riding on the coat tails of Echaskech (another day time gig so I happily took the role of roadie for the weekend again) I went with low expectations. At least this way, I figured I wouldn't be disappointed. Though to be honest, I would have had some pretty princessy expectations to come away from this feeling let down. The site has expanded to accomodate at least ten times the audience I'd seen previously, and comfortably at that, The weather turned out in spectacular fashion, as did the beautiful festival people who attended the weekend. The site crams in so much entertainment, blending stalls and stages next to each other interwoven with many pieces of site specific art. It's so difficult to describe the vibe of the place, but if you took Bestival and dragged it through the Green fields of Glastonbury you'd get close to what it's like there. A lot of organically grown fun. The musical line up might not jump off the page on first glance, but with so much going on round the site at any one time, it was pretty easy to find something of interest. Anyway, it comes highly recommended. Big thanks to CJ, Toby, Dave and Dave, Erin, Penny, Chris, Chris, Ginny, Sarah, Vera, Saul, Alex, Liz, Chloe, Jools, Roger, Rupert, Nick, Hugo (hope I got everyone) for helping make the weekend very special and special thanks to Dom and Andy for being the best techtronica band on the planet and playing an absolute blinder on Sunday. :) Anyway - as mentioned on the show below - it's Big Chill next weekend so, no show next week, but in the meantime here's this week's...


Stornoway - Watching Birds Radiohead - 15 Step Animal Collective - No More Running Underdog (save me) - Turin Brakes Beak - How a Hot Air Ballon Works Tunng - it's because... we've got hair The Long Lost - Amiss (Tunng rmx) Shugo Tokumaru - Mushina Cornelius - Watadori The XX - Islands LCD Soundsystem - One Touch Hot Chip - Hand Me Down Your Love Datassette - Humans Jonsi - Animal Arithmatic Dntel - In which our hero is decapitated by the evil king Datassette - The Aviatrix Sarah Jaffe - Under The Village Orchestra - Love Theme from "Two Man Rumble" Freescha - The Sun Is Still... Still The Field - I have the moon... you have the internet

BTM20100728 by machv