The food available across the two days was organised by local Rotary Clubs with all proceeds being ploughed into charities. It was fairly priced so far as festivals go but most was still on the expensive side. This is just part and parcel of such events however, so one must expect it. It was much nicer that most of the money was going to charities and that everything was kept so local. At times the queues were a little on the lengthy side so next time organisers could perhaps either have more outlets or have a band or two on standby to entertain people waiting in the queues. That would be a cool idea.
Her songs have a subtlety to them. They have an ability to climb inside your head and refuse to disappear. You’ll find yourself humming along to them afterwards while doing just about anything in your daily routine. Lines, for me is the one that I can’t seem to release and as one of her new tunes it was great to hear it live. While the influences of her associations with Bombay Bicycle Club are evident, she nevertheless maintains her own distinct sound. In a recent interview Lucy admitted she finds it hard to describe her music because for her each song is so different. While there are a few in the set that have the same flavour, I’d say this is an accurate summation. From my experience of inadvertently seeing her three times now, there is variety you don’t always get when seeing the same artist so much over so short a time. Each gig has been completely different. Just comparing Lines to say, the more delicately stripped back and pure acoustic Shiver, demonstrates her versatility very well. There’s no doubt I will be seeing Lucy again at some point over the next year.
Clash of the Bands – Mark II
Well done Truck! This was my first and I will say it again it most definitely will not be my last. Next year hopefully I can make it as part of my Band of Badgers Presents the Campervan festival extravaganza. Even if not I will be there with my tent ready for some great music once more. I recommend this festival to anyone looking for an easily accessible, smaller event but one which still draws a top class line up.
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