• Rookie Round-up Day 1


    This year’s Rookie A Go-Go bands have been announced so to take the hard work out of deciding who to go catch in action, we’ve done it for you.  Scroll down to grab a quick look at the young band’s vying for your votes at this year’s festival on Friday night.


    23:00 Odoru Disco Muromachi

    Groovy, funky –  a good way to start the weekend!

    00:00 Love Spread

    New York-based Japanese duo with their own spin on chip music.

    01:00 The Taupe

    Channelling new-wave with gloominess with an appropriately raucous edge. A must see for the evening.

    02:00 Nao Kawamura

    Soulful songstress with a great classic sound.

    03:00 Yahyel

    Darkly-vocalled electronica mixing in dubstep glitch.

    Photo: Masahiro Saito

    Text: Laura Cooper