STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS, TUNE-YARDS, OF MONTREAL, KING CREOSOTE & JON HOPKINS AND MORE CONFIRMED FOR GREEN MAN 2012!
Green Man is thrilled to unveil Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, tUnE-yArDs, of Montreal and KingCreosote & Jon Hopkins as the latest additions to his most exciting and eclectic line-up yet!
They quality quartet lead the latest wave of 30 amazing acts heading to Wales’ beautiful Black Mountains for Green Man’s 10th birthday celebrations from August 17-19.
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks follow-up their brilliant Beck-produced fifth album Mirror Traffic with a UK exclusive festival appearance at Green Man 2012. As lead singer with Pavement, Stephen needs little introduction: expect a slew of slanted and enchanted guitar wig-outs from the godfather of lo-fi indie.
It’s been a momentous 12 months for New England native Merrill Garbus – aka tUnE-yArDs. Backed by bassist Nate Brenner, Garbus uses loop pedals, drums and ukulele to create a jaw-dropping live spectacle, with second album whokill drawing comparisons to the likes of Aretha Franklin, Bjork and Sonic Youth.
Led by flamboyant frontman Kevin Barnes, of Montreal are musical magpies whose sound has evolved from the psychedelic twee pop of 2005 breakthrough The Sunlandelic Twins into a heady mix of Prince and Bowie-inspired electronica, funk, glam, and afrobeat. Miss this spectacular Far Out headline slot at your peril!
Green Man legend King Creosote returns in the form of his life with long-time collaborator Jon Hopkins and the Mercury-nominated Diamond Mine - one of the most unashamedly heart-warming albums of 2011. The duo’s much-requested appearance at Green Man 2012 is guaranteed to be one to savour…
Remember, Green Man still has TWO great top-secret main stage headliners up his sleeve for his big 10th birthday bash - we promise you won’t be disappointed! In the meantime, get your chops round the latest amazing additions joining Sunday night headliner Feist at Green Man 2012:
Michael Kiwanuka Timeless modern acoustic soul from the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll winner - a welcome return after last year’s brilliant Green Man debut.
Field Music One of the most consistently original UK guitar bands of the last decade. Brilliant new album Plumb crams 15 songs into 35 breathtaking minutes.
Friends One of the best new bands of 2012 - sassy, infectious, girl-fronted percussive indie pop from Brooklyn, named after the cult Beach Boys album.
C.W. Stoneking Aussie bluesman and must-see live performer whose ragtime, vaudeville-inspired music sounds as if it could have been recorded 80 years ago.
Willy Mason The much-loved US singer-songwriter shot to stardom in 2005 with his magical debut Where The Humans Eat. His new album is due later in 2012.
Three Trapped Tigers Phenomenally powerful trio who meld beautiful melodies, visceral slashes of guitar, duelling synths and textural electronica.
Trembling Bells 21st Century troubadours who joyously synthesise traditional folk with country romanticism, medieval music and the swagger of classic rock.
TOY Psychedelic krautrock and punk-inspired London five-piece enthusiastically endorsed by The Horrors and hotly-tipped for success in 2012.
Gang Colours Woozy comedown synths, off-kilter beats and heartfelt lyrics from this talented 24-year-old Southampton producer championed by Gilles Peterson.
The Pictish Trail Johnny Lynch, co-founder of Fence Records and one half of Silver Columns, returns with a new album of acoustic balladry and synth-pop.
Cold Specks Soulful Canadian singer steeped in the musical traditions of the Deep South, with a voice that evokes the visceral tones of Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Laura J Martin Loop pedal-loving singer, flautist and multi-instrumentalist whose enchanting debut album The Hangman’s Tree was released last month.
PLUS!Yet more bang for your buck with must-see sets from: Stealing Sheep, Treetop Flyers, Seamus Fogerty, Georgia Ruth Williams, plus more great acts, comedy, literature, film, Einstein’s Garden, and lots lots more are still to be announced!!