With the Tusk Festival happening this very weekend in Newcastle, we asked festival organiser Lee Etherington to tease us with some of the music that might be encountered. We shall be covering the event – look out for comments on our Twitter feed this weekend and a full review next week. In the meantime, Lee spoke to us about the festival:
“When we put together the TUSK festival line-up, the emphasis was always on people we really want to see live and maybe haven’t before, and acts that rarely or never play in the UK. Much of the programme reflects our personal listening of the past year or so – a lot of Hype Williams, Bill Orcutt, Hiss Golden Messenger, Purling Hiss, The Hunter Gracchus has been greedily absorbed and we’ve been lucky in getting pretty much all our wish list onto the line-up. It’s a bit of a cliche, but a good festival programme should work like the perfect mix tape, and we’re really happy with how the TUSK Fest programme has come together. We wanted to make sure we shouted about all the great music in Newcastle too, so its good to have 4 great North East acts included, and creating our own band – the specially commissioned Bishop/Orcutt/Corsano trio – has been the icing on the cake!
This mix is just a patchwork of some of the great variety of stuff we’ve got to look forward to. It’s quite randomly thrown together – I hope there will be a similar sense of agreeable chaos over the weekend!”
1. Bill Orcutt – Sad News From Korea
2. Purling Hiss – Run From The City
3. Can’t (Jessica Rylan) – The Sprightly Hautboy
4. Grouper – Moon Is Sharp
5. Chris Corsano – What Movement Helps You When You Are Trying to Run Out a Batsman?
6. Cath & Phil Tyler – Yellowhammer
7. Pulse Emitter – Triangulum Galaxy
8. Chris Forsyth – New Pharmacist Boogie (For Jack)