For those lucky enough to get a ticket for Fence Homegame (they went in 3 hours!) which is hosted by label bosses, King Creosote and The Pictish Trail, over 3 days between March 12th and 14th, 2010, here is some of the line-up as leaked to “The List” by Johnny (Pictish Trail).
‘We’ve got the incredible Four Tet headlining on the Sunday night. His live sets are always spectacularly electric – so we’re really excited. Kieran has been to Homegame before, playing guitar as part of One Little Plane – so we’re delighted to have him back.
On the Saturday night, Fence Collectee Jon Hopkins will headline, performing material from his album Insides. (Jon produced King Creosote’s Bombshell album.) With his own music, he’s spent the past year touring the globe – performing in front of thousands. Ample preperation then, for a show in a small fishing village.
To round off Friday, we’re hosting a special performance from one of our finest new signings – François & The Atlas Mountains. Hailing from France, François is one of the most inventive musicians we’ve ever come across – fusing sonorous folk-tinged balladry with African percussion. For Homegame, he’s bringing a troupe of bizarro-folk musicians from his home town, who perform under the name Uncle Jelly Fish (and will perform a set of their own, as well).
We’ll also have heart-stopping prog-bliss from RememberRemember (on Mogwai’s Rock Action label), mesmerising kraut-jams from Rocketnumbernine, sleek, purring pulses from Pantha Du Prince, ghostly noises from Django Django, ankle-spraining electro-buzz from Findo Gask, hushed slow-core hums from Eagleowl, cockle-warming strums from Adem, whiplash enducing pop from Kid Canaveral, Icelandic oddball plucking from Benni Hemm Hemm, and DJ wizardry courtesy of John Maclean (The Aliens / Beta Band). We can exclusively reveal that the erotically-mysterious Silver Columns will also play a secret late-night performance, marking their live debut.
On top of all this, there’ll be smiles and knowing winks from rising starlet Panda Su, and campfire hugs from Ray Rumours (ex-Electrelane), plus joyous jangly-skiffle from The Bluebells! Ken, David and Bobby Bluebell have reformed – and are back to show awbody how it’s done, whilst simultaneously fulfilling King Creosote’s teenage dreams.
Of course, Fence favourites are on hand too. The Pictish Trail (ie, me) will perform songs from my 100 Days project, and King Creosote will play his new album SEVEN times over the weekend as well as taking part in a collaborative session with Meursault and Animal Magic Tricks. Phew! If the pub stays open long enough, Kenny and I will team up with James Yorkston for a 3 Craws set, and James will do a solo set too.
Our sister-city of Bristol is teeming with Fence talent – so expect sunshiney glowing goodness from Rozi Plain, dubby-psyche nonsense from OLO Worms, and hip hop mastery from DJ Romanhead. Keeping things electronic, OnTheFly and (BAFTA-award winning) FOUND will no doubt get everyone dancing … and Little Pebble, H.M.S. Ginafore and Love.Stop.Repeat. will lull everyone into a comfortable blanket of sound, before stealing your wallets and spitting in your eye. Gummi Bako, The Wee Baby Jesuses, Withered Hand and Player Piano will be angry they’ve been included so close to the end of this list – but that should only fire-up their distorted-rock guts. There’s every chance The Red Well, Pip Dylan and The Lone Pigeon will come out of retirement – but we might have them cleaning toilets instead. Well, someone’s got to do it.
Check the King Creosote Interview on The List
Don’t miss their January tour, some tickets are still available here