Advance heads up for our bum chums Brainlove Records, whose Brainlove Festival sprouts a second day for the first time this year. "Distinguished by a carnival atmosphere, a packed out crowd and a cavalcade of sonic creativity" it's on Spring bank holiday, 29th and 30th May, at Brixton Windmill - here it is, you can tell we've been playing with the newly upgraded Google Street View all evening, though you can't see the famous roof dog - and tickets are £20 the weekend, £12 the day. The Line Of Best Fit have been roped into this, and we might well be expanding on it more nearer the time.
Bands? Oh yeah. Disturbingly sonorous man of Otley and recent European touring guest of Shearwater's David Thomas Broughton headlines the Saturday alongside Bleeding Heart Narrative, Mat Riviere, Bear Driver, A Scholar & A Physician and others, plus TLOBF overload Rich Thane DJing. The Sunday is headed up by Drum Eyes, the percussive doomy post-rock assault led by DJ Scotch Egg, plus Napoleon IIIrd, Stairs To Korea (playing our night at Leicester Firebug on March 28th supporting Meursault, don't forget), sometime Dulok Abi Makes Music and more of those nebulous 'others TBC'.
Oh, while we're about it - Northerners! Stockton Calling takes over three venues in Stockton-on-Tees on Saturday 3rd April and brings with it The Chapman Family, The Kiara Elles, The Heartbreaks, White Belt Yellow Tag, Bicycle Thieves and Little Comets (and Detroit Social Club, but never mind, there's clashes) Plus the last weekend of the month, or more accurately the one that turns into May (30th-2nd, to be precise), sees British Sea Power and friends colonise Tan Hill Inn, Swaledale, North Yorkshire as they first did two years ago.