It’s less than five days to go to FOM Fest and the smorgasbord of talent that awaits us at Capesthorne Hall near Macclesfield already has me salivating. If you’re the type of person who likes to swot up on your music before venturing on-site, then here are live tasters of my 12 hot picks for the weekend (in no particular order) ”“ courtesy of YouTube.

”¢ Buzzcocks ”“ I Don’t Mind

Ӣ The Fall РTotally Wired

”¢ The Charlatans ”“ The Only One I Know

”¢ The Lightning Seeds ”“ Pure

”¢ The Farm ”“ Altogether Now

”¢ Badly Drawn Boy ”“ Once Around The Block

”¢ The Wedding Present ”“ Brassneck

”¢ Cherry Ghost ”“ Thirst For Romance

”¢ Liam Frost ”“ The City At A Standstill

”¢ John Cooper Clarke ”“ Evidently Chicken town

”¢ Goldblade ”“ Psycho/Riot Riot

”¢ A Certain Ration ”“ Shack Up

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  1. Good choices. Can’t wait myself, the heartbreaks will be amazing and the Cribs. There’s a brilliant band I checked out in Manchester. Naymedici. They are playing lake bar on Friday 7pm. Deffo check them live! And mathew gray acoustic Saturday

  2. Yes Chris, cracking shout with Naymedici-one of the most exciting bands on the live scene at the minute. Youtube their video ‘stockings and gin’ for an idea of live sound! Also, definitely looking forward to Answering Machine and The Minx too!

    • Sorry to be the bearer of bad news Drono, but The Answering Machine split up a few days ago. Sad times indeed :(


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