Words by Gatesy
- Merseyside-based record label Skeleton Key Records resurrect one-day music festival 'Skeleton Coast' for a second consecutive year
- It's a certified Skeleton Key party, full of the label's best and brightest acts
- Even aside from headliners Cabbage and Paddy Steer, the festival lineup is decidedly potent
- We've picked 5 acts that you should definitely be watching if you're in Hoylake this Saturday!
1. The Sundowners // @The SundownersUK
The Wirral-based Psych outfit have already released two albums on Skeleton Key, and boast family ties with The Coral's Skelly brothers. Having worked with the likes of James and Ian Skelly and Rich Turvey on their self-titled record in 2014, their discography so far has sounded impressive to say the least. With a Glastonbury performance under their belt, we're sure they're capable of turning a few heads this weekend.
2. Jane Weaver // @JanelWeaver
If Psych-Folk is your thing, then look no further. With her new album 'Modern Kosmology' hailed as 'a dazzling LP that filters the history of the universe' through a select choice of analogue synth, we don't advise passing up on Jane Weaver's dreamy performances.
3. Marvin Powell // @marvpowellmusic
Without mincing our words, probably one of the best acoustic acts on the Merseyside scene today. With such a belter of a voice at his disposal, it's really no wonder that Powell supported the legendary John Cale of The Velvet Underground back in May. As another Skeleton Key signee, you'll definitely find us watching Powell with a pint in hand.
4. The Mysterines
Ever supported The Coral at the Olympia, The Vryll Society at Invisible Wind Factory, all whilst still being in school? Enter The Mysterines. Having impressed us at the Bido Lito! showcase back in January, we'll be catching these guys who are frequently touted as being the next big band to come out of Merseyside. No pressure, lids!
5. The Strawberries // @StrawberriesUK
Psychedelic blues galore. Having supported the likes of Stockport's Blossoms, Manchester's Courteeners and even the bloody Kooks, there's plenty to be said for the Leeds outfit. With tunes like 'Laburnum House' and 'She Rhymes to Get Away' in amongst their set, we're sure to be in for a good time. In any case, let's hope Skeleton Coast puts last weekend's disastrous Y Not festival out of their minds.
Well, it's safe to say that this year's Skelton Coast looks to be a belter across the board – so if you're yet to bag yourself a ticket now's the time!