Fancy a bit of slap and tickle on the beach?
Looe Music Festival has really pulled the ultimate ‘Mussel from a Shell’ this year, and has labelled its 2014 Saturday night with love by announcing Squeeze as the hot headliner for Saturday 20th September.
The weekend of 19th – 21st September 2014 will see 90 bands from all genres belting out from stages and set-ups all over the town. Squeeze is the second headliner announcement, following confirmation that acid jazz and funk pioneers the Brand New Heavies will grace the main stage to round off all the fun on the beach on the Friday. They both join a plethora of eclectic, fun and global bands and collectives from all over Cornwall, the UK and the world.
Formed in London, Squeeze exploded onto the music scene with their second album ‘Cool For Cats’, in 1979, cementing their place as one of Britain’s most important young bands of the time. Featuring the classic single ‘Up The Junction’ as well as the title track, it was many listeners’ first introduction to the witty kitchen-sink lyricism and new-wave guitar music that has become the band’s trademark. With albums ‘Argybargy’ and the Elvis Costello-produced ‘East Side Story’, Squeeze made waves across the pond, with Paul Carrack later replacing Jools Holland, going on to lend his unmistakeable vocals to the smash hit ‘Tempted’.
Today Squeeze are still making their mark with top popsters including Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Supergrass, Lily Allen, The Feeling and Razorlight citing them as amongst their biggest influences. And on Saturday 20th September they’ll join the other 89 bands across five stages for three days of ‘Slap and Tickle’ Cornish party style.
The organisers have also just confirmed that the stomping Oomph Brass will be returning to Looe this year, blowing out the ultimate pop tunes across the brass section in a way that only they can – and all wearing Lederhosen! Mod revival band The Lambrettas, named after the iconic Italian scooter, will also zoom into town filling the air with ‘Da-a-a-nce’, ‘Another Day (Another Girl)’ and a cover version of the 1950s Leiber and Stoller song ‘Poison Ivy’. The Voice finalist and Essex-based singer Lucie Marie Closier will be performing on the Saturday and energetic Bhangra band RSVP also will be bringing their unique brand of Bollywood to Cornwall.
So, how about a bit of slap and tickle on the beach … tempted?