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5 Lesser Known Acts You Have To See At Bestival 2011 - NME Festivals Blog - NME.COM - The world's fastest music news service, music videos, interviews, photos and free stuff to win. Bjork, The Cure, PJ Harvey, Village People... we're getting very excited about the big names playing this year's Bestival, but there are also a whole load of brilliant new acts on the bill too.

5 Lesser Known Acts You Have To See At Bestival 2011 - NME Festivals Blog - NME.COM - The world's fastest music news service, music videos, interviews, photos and free stuff to win

Don't miss this lot when you head to the Isle Of Wight. Various Cruelties Where and when: Psychedelic Worm Tent, FridayWhy: When your second gig is at White Heat with The Vaccines - you know you're going to get the right attention - but their nostalgic, crooning, bass-heavy indie is well worth all the fuss this lot have whipped up. Tribes Where and when: Sailor Jerry's Ink City, SaturdayWhy: The Camden rock fourpiece with their guitar swinging and tuneful vocals are perfect for a festival field. Tall Ships Where and when: Sailor Jerry's Ink City, SaturdayWhy: The now Brighton based Falmouth math rockers have earned a reputation for jaw-dropping-to-the-floor live shows and frantic instrument swapping among members onstage. Islet Mazes We will be reporting direct from Bestival this weekend.

Music - Reviews for 12-18 September 2011. Best New Music. Hear Slow Club's new album 'Paradise' exclusively on NME.COM – audio. September 5, 2011 6:00 Folk rock duo's second LP isn't officially released for another week You can hear Slow Club's second album 'Paradise' exclusively on NME.COM now by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Hear Slow Club's new album 'Paradise' exclusively on NME.COM – audio

The album isn't officially released until next Monday (September 12), but you can hear it now and in full. The ten-track album was produced by Luke Smith, formerly of Clor, who also handled Foals' 'Total Life Forever', and is the follow-up to Slow Club's 2009 debut 'Yeah So'. Slow Club head out on an extensive tour in support of the album, playing 15 dates which begin at Nottingham's Bodega Social Club on the day of the album's release and run until September 29, when the duo headline Brighton's Audio venue.

Most Underrated Albums Of 2011. 10.

Most Underrated Albums Of 2011

Jonti - Twirligig “Firework Spraying Moon” -This guy is Australian -Sounds like the Beach Boys if they were influenced less by the beach and more by an intergalactic space party that somehow is happening in the land down under -Unfortunately doesn’t sound like Men At Work or kangaroos and doesn’t even feature a didgeridoo solo Obviously the number one concern you’re having right now is whether you have to be Australian or at the very least have eaten at an Outback Steakhouse to enjoy Jonti. This is a very valid concern. 9. “Book Of Revelation” -Guitarist left between first album and Portamento -The album name sounds kind of like portmanteau or “poor man’s toe” but in fact is neither of those things -Like many albums this year, religious themes surrounded this Sounds exactly like The Drums from their first album except this time they brought a cross to the beach instead of a surfboard. 8. “Triplets” P2K: The Decade in Music. Pitchfork: Home.

BEST SONGS OF 2011. By Sean Please note: MP3s are only kept online for a short time, and if this entry is from more than a couple of weeks ago, the music probably won't be available to download any more.

BEST SONGS OF 2011

These are my 100 favourite songs of 2011: songs I love more than plums & peaches & lesser harvests of almonds. I follow just one arbitrary rule: that no artist may be listed twice. I made similar lists in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. The best way to browse this list is to click the little arrow beside each song and then to listen as you read. You can also download the complete 100 songs, in two parts: songs 1-50 (259mb) / songs 51-100 (249mb).

Said the Gramophone is one of the oldest musicblogs. Of these 100 songs, approximately 65 are fronted by men, 35 by women. 47 artists are American, 26 are Canadian, 15 are British, 3 are Swedish, 3 are French, 2 are Australian, and there is one Finn, one Swiss, one Dane and one Beninese. original photograph by Edward Chambre Hardman (via the White Hotel)