If you live anywhere near Newport in South Wales, then please check out and support the excellent Meze Festival. I'll be doing a review of the festival at the end of the month!
Here's the blurb -
"100+ Bands & DJ’s, 2 venues, 1 whole month (and we don’t like Mondays)
Newport’s Meze Lounge & The Joy Collective are proud to announce the inaugural Meze : Festival, a month-long celebration of new music and good times.
Initially conceived as a welcome party for Newport’s incoming student population, Meze : Festival has swelled to become a riot of noise, beats and invention, with acts plucked from all decent corners of the music making world. Every night in October, (except Mondays) a vast array of genres will colour & shape the sound of Market Street, courtesy of bands from the U.S, Canada, France, Japan, Australia plus a huge array of nationwide UK touring acts and some hand-picked local cherries. They will be bashing their way through dubstep, electro, hip-hop, math-rock, amongst others, in a quest for sleeplessness.
There are too many highlights to pin-point, so find out for yourself. Search through the line-up. Stream the music online or download the mp3 compilation zip! http://www.mezefestival.co.uk"
ED: I saw The Muscle Club on Friday - Brilliant! MP3: The Muscle Club - Damn Your Circumstances