I'm never sure who to put on my Green Man wishlist. It's always to unpredictable. 

I reckon A.C. Newman, Blitzen Trapper, Mae Shi, Pains of Being Mure At Heart and Yeasayer would go down fabulously though. Yeasayer have rocketed recently though.

How about Bibio..nice album out at the mo..I would melt to Beach House again too!..Wye Oak, Michachu, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (the new Arcade Fire?) or the wonderful extraordinary Danielson family ? they would make my weekend.

Good shout on Jesca Hoop and Local Natives!! Krasnyi, sublime stuff


Some more recent 'discoveries':

Local Natives

Don't Move!

Goldheart Assembly


ooh and can we have Caribou back please? They were awesome a couple of years back, one of my most exciting GM moments!

P.G. Six





Songs of Green Pheasant

Six Organs of Admittance, please.

....but a big THANK YOU for Alasdair Roberts!!

PJ Harvey (this is a WISH list after all)

Wild Beasts

Liz Green

Zun Zun Egui (again, because they were just so awesome last year)

Fuck Buttons

Victoria & Jacob

Alexander Tucker


The Lucky 7s

But I'll put my trust in the Green Man to deliver the sounds.


Also Caribou, his new album is wonderful. It was recorded in Wales too, so it would only be fitting for him to showcase it in the heart of the Brecon mountains.  Four Tet is so good that I would invite him back. Bibio would also slot in nicely. He used to go on holiday in Wales all the time as a kid; I'm sure he wants to return! Jamie Lidell, is a very vibrant performer, who I imagine would be very fun to see live. He also has a new album out soon. Another Warp act that I would love to see is Battles. Since this is a wishlist, I would hope for The NationalArcade Fire,  LCD Soundsystem and Broken Social Scene but I unfortunately don't see that happening. I would reel in Sam Amidon, who would provide some beautiful folk songs. To add some sadness to that beauty would be The Antlers

Yes to Caribou - he/they were jaw-droppingly brilliant the year before last. Have only heard one track off the new album - sounds quite different from the Andorra stuff, less psychedelic - and will have to check it out.

The Decemberists


Jackie Oates

Gomez to headline one night!

John Renbourn

Joan As Police Woman

 the shivers


 fifth house

 laura gibson

 AKRON FAMILY(the perfect green man band)

 hush arbors

 port o'brien

 edward sharpe and the magnetic zero's

 gil scott heron

 avi buffalo

papercuts would be the icing on a great line up/ we could all walk in sunlight ;)

st vincent

sufjan stevens 

the magnetic fields 

oh and broken social scene 


andrew bird again please too

Any of these for me:

Local Natives

Pains of Being Pure At Heart

The Strange Boys

Frightened Rabbit

Atlas Sound

The Juan MacLean

Crystal Stilts

Elvis Perkins

Willard Grant Conspiracy

Sore Eros

Blackbelt Anderson

She Keeps Bees and Dirty Three (again)

Caribou pleeeeeeeease.

Their new album Swim is delicious..


Who else says so ?

Oh, Sam Amidon is coming. There's one wish that has come true. Just need an extra few from my original post and I'll be smiling. Here's some more.

I'm not sure it would get anymore perfect seeing Explosions in the Sky tear up the Welsh scenery. Liars would add some twist with their chaotic music formula. Sun Kil Moon, the vehicle for Mark Kozelek's beautiful songwriting is releasing a new album in July. Hopefully a tour will commence. Continuing on the folky spectrum I would love to see Horse Feathers. If we want to make the festival a beer-filled party then The Hold Steady would slot in perfectly. We need more electronic music! I would add The Field in here, with his hypnotic, sample-driven music. The same could be said of Pantha Du Prince who collaborates with Noah Lennox of Animal Collective on his latest album. Dan Deacon would serve up a very interesting live performance. Gold Panda is fun upcoming electronic act who has recently shared a stage with Four Tet. Ulrich Schnauss would provide a perfect soundscape for summer with his roaring shoegaze infused music. Another interesting take on shoegaze would come from A Sunny Day in Glasgow, who put out one of the best albums of 2009. Yo La Tengo are faultless and are in the UK at the start of September. Touring at the same time are Wolf Parade whose new album should be an exercise in relentless rock and roll. Speaking of rock, Spoon would be a fun addition proving that they aren't just a useful kitchen utensil. Has there ever been hip-hop at Green Man? If there hasn't, you couldn't find a better starting point than Edan who draws influnces from 60's psychadelia.

 The Hold Steady headlining the second stage would make my year. There isn't a band I love more but I'm unsure whether they'd fit in with the Green Man feel? But I guess there's always a few exceptions every year... one can dream.

 i think the hold steady would be ideal for the green man vibe.if people don't mind drunken dancing and singalongs.perfect.x

 I would like

  • Caribou - New album is breathtaking
  • The National - 5 incredible albums + they were amazing back in 2008
  • Beach House- One of the best new albums of the year, were brilliant last year too
  • High Places- Really great impressive new album, always good fun live
  • Pearly Gate Music- Brother of Zach Tillman from Fleet Foxes, showing lots of promise with his S/T debut
  • Atlas Sound- I can't remember GM ever having Bradford Cox in any form, but really should, I think it'd suit very well on Folky Dolky
  • Laura Veirs- July Flame is probably in my top 3 albums of 2010 + she has an impressive back catalogue
  • Dent May + Joe Gideon and The Shark - Both inspired huge danceathons (?) last year at the Green Man Cafe, would both be great little additions
  • Mount Eerie - Phil is such an underestimated artist, used to be in The Microphones is a special musician

that'll do for the next announcement

Still plenty of names to come I reckon so being a greedy kind of guy and in addition to the ones I started this thread with, can we have:

Local Natives: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuljnrCfBNw


Doyle and the Fourfathers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQK2IdmtPyY

Found: http://foundtheband.com/videos/

Don't Move! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD9hG76Xuoo

The European: http://www.myspace.com/iamtheeuropean

Lawrence Arabia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgM74NERL_s

El Goodo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAQ-E9GASUA

Teenage Fanclub:

Pete Roe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deDxU-9yReU




ROSIE MGB wrote:

<P.G. Six





Songs of Green Pheasant

Six Organs of Admittance, please.>


yes indeedy

pg six, papercuts and songs of green pheasant would all be fantatstic

though do (does) SOGP actually play live?

i know of one incident only - in the middle of the afternoon during one of those all dayer jobs

and i couldn't make it

never seen him listed anywhere ever again




a little otter melia wrote:

<i think the hold steady would be ideal for the green man vibe.if people don't mind drunken dancing and singalongs.perfect.x>



it's beter to be mocked than ignored, i reckon!

and you're right - i have no time for the hold steady whatsoever!

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, maybe Bastille, Of Monsters and Men and I think there should be a lot more people like Patti Smith!!