This weekend, London hosts its much anticipated 2006 music festival, the LOLA Festival. Before heading to the show, check out some stellar tracks by some of LOLA’s stellar performers.
“If Only Your Heart” by Hylozoists
Hylozoists are a fascinating Canadian instrumental group. Unlike their better-known instrumental counterparts, Do Make Say Think, Hylozoists are anything but mellow. “If Only Your Heart” is a perfect example of the band’s layered and exciting sound.
“Spirit Flags” by A Northern Chorus
A Northern Chorus will likely be LOLA’s quietest, most laid-back act. While the band is more melodic than most instrumental ensembles, it still offers pleasantly soothing tunes like “Spirit Flags.”
“Nature of the Experiment” by Tokyo Police Club
Despite only having a single EP under its belt, Tokyo Police Club has already developed quite a reputation. “Nature of the Experiment” best represents the band’s raucous dance-party sound. Wear your dancing shoes for TPC’s LOLA show.
“Just One More Time” by Jon-Rae and the River
“Just One More Time” is an oldies-inspired, slightly gospel track. With its Bruce Springsteen-esque vocals and cocktail of instruments, Jon-Rae and the River will likely give an exciting performance at LOLA.
“The Cigarette Girl” by The Wooden Stars
More low-key than most of LOLA’s acts, The Wooden Stars will provide a nice break after Jon-Rae tears up the stage. “The Cigarette Girl” perfectly captures the band’s mellow and slightly experimental sound.
“Meet You On The Other Side” by Cuff The Duke
Notorious for its catchy rock tunes, Cuff The Duke powerfully mixes country and rock ‘n’ roll. Though “Meet You On The Other Side” is less twangy than some of the band’s hits, it reflects its fun, energetic sound. There’s no doubt Cuff The Duke will have LOLA’s audience clapping, dancing and swaying.