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THIS weekend, Loddfest is taking place in Dunsden Green.
After the resounding success of its sold-out festival last year, LoddFest 22 will once again feature top local bands with 10 hours of back-to-back performances.
It is divided into two stages: the Tapyard Stage features nine exciting and inspiring up-and-coming indie bands, while the Brewhouse Stage will host six intimate performances by artists ranging from electronic chill-out to folk singer-songwriter.
To celebrate, our two new entries are bands that will be there. Pay attention to the third lung as well.
The RaW Sounds Today playlist is on a mission to champion and showcase great music from acts that have a connection to Reading and Wokingham (it’s the RaW in our Sounds Today name).
It’s an eclectic mix of things that will help you discover something new. Now all you have to do is find it on Spotify.
To listen to this week’s selection, just head over to https://bit.ly/rawsoundstoday and enjoy the music.
There is also a Facebook page and group chat that bands and music fans can access. You can search for RaW Sounds Today and it will appear.
The Wave Machine – So far so good
Angus Trott aka The Wave Machine has had a busy few weeks. On August 26, he released this new single, another one of his joyful and uplifting songs.
A day later, he opened the Trademark Windows main stage at the Wokingham Festival with a stunning backdrop that suited the occasion perfectly as the sun shone.
Following radio interviews to promote the single, Angus is live this Saturday at Loddfest.
Sounds like a big event – https://linktr.ee/thewavemachine
Elucidate – Crossroads
Speaking of Loddfest, here’s a band that will be there too.
Elucidate is an alternative rock band from Reading that we hear a lot about.
We’ve never seen them live before, hopefully we can rectify that at Loddfest on Saturday.
Here is their latest single released this summer. It’s a good slice of melodic indie pop rock, just like their other releases to date, like their EP Elucidate. The band released a remastered version of this EP earlier this year – https://linktr.ee/ElucidateUK
One of the Wokingham Festival success stories was OSP, who stepped in at the last minute to cover a cancellation and rocked the crowd with a great set. Here is Iyah, their latest single – https://www.facebook.com/ospmusicuk
Phantom Booth – Device
The latest single from this Reading/London based band that creates infectious catchy indie pop. They will be at the Roseate Sessions of Heavy Pop in Reading with Bethia on Thursday September 29 – https://www.facebook.com/thephantobooth
The bedroom – Gone
This is taken from The Room’s 2019 album, Caught by the Machine, which we added a few weeks ago as a tribute to the band’s brilliant guitarist, Eric Bouillette, who sadly passed away recently – https://theroom.band/
Flutatious – Wendel the Witch (Mitchell Mix)
They are favorites at Wokingham Music Club and Wokingham Festival and in August they returned to the festival. It was great to see this crowd pleaser get the crowd moving – https://www.flutatious.co.uk/
Than Joe Payne – Live the Dream
Here is That Joe Payne’s latest single which headlined the Wokingham Music Club stage at the Wokingham Festival and showed what an amazing voice he has and what a brilliant performer he is – https://www.thatjoepayne.com/
James Hollingsworth – Faster Than Light
James is a singer-songwriter from the South West of England who performed a wonderful set at the festival for the first time a few weeks ago. This is from his album ‘Thirteen Moons’ – https://www.jameshollingsworth.com/
Spriggan Mist – Isambard’s Lair
This Bracknell based band are a local favorite and this year their fame spread as they wowed crowds at festivals across the country including Wokingham – https://www.sprigganmist.com/
Aaron Cilia – The Illusion
Aaron has a connection to Spriggan Mist. He is the son of Baz and Maxine Cilia of the group! He is also a sound engineer on the WMC stage at the Wokingham festival and played his own set there – https://www.facebook.com/AaronCiliaArtist