With Kate Nash being the only female artist to sing on the main stage at Community Festival this year, let’s explore the other acts you can see this weekend at Finsbury Park with a solo female badass amongst their sound.
If you’re a fan of music with a clear influence from the old fashioned alternative rock genre, then make sure to arrive early to see Lazy Day’s set at 1:05 pm. Formed in 2014, the Lazy Day journey began after lead singer Tilly Scantlebury – a former member of Hella Better Dancer – gained recognition and praise from various online musical platforms when she started uploading her solo music onto SoundCloud. Shortly after, she made the decision to form a new band which currently involves, Liam on Guitar, Bassist Kris, and Beni on drums. Grungy garage pop is at the core of their sound, reflected through the release of their debut single ‘Portrait’ and more recently their latest EP ‘Letters’ consisting of 5 new tracks that you are bound to hear this weekend on the N4 stage.
Despite this Stockport based band only being together for just over a year, they are already making a name for themselves in the indie scene for their seductive harmonies and psychedelic pop melodies that definitely make you feel fuzzy inside. The band’s female power comes from keyboard queen Daisy Valentine, who also sings alongside Kyle, with bassist Lewis, Mitch on drums and Raffaele on guitar. This five-piece powerhouse has toured with the likes of fellow Community festival performers, Blossoms, and already have two EP’s under their belt – ‘ Want Love’ and ‘Warm Evening/ Cold Morning.’ Fuzzy Sun will be playing their set at the N4 stage at, so make sure to check them out.
You may have heard this grunge-pop indie band being played on the radio, with Annie Mac being a constant supporter of their sound, having premiered their single ‘Monday’ on her Radio 1 show in September of last year. Despite only just releasing their first track ‘Your Boyfriend’ in 2016, this West London based quartet is catching everybody’s attention with their modern twist on the 90s alt-rock influenced sound. Leading the band with her smooth vocals is singer and guitarist, Ophelia Booth, along with Taz who also plays guitar, drummer Mozwin, and Bassist Paul. At the moment they are touring the US in between sets at some of the best UK day festivals, and have previously toured with the likes of Sundara Karma and INHEAVEN. Catch them on the N4 stage straight after Fuzzy Sun’s set.
Community Fest is a one-day celebration of the best in new music, featuring some of the coolest up and coming indie bands, tickets are still available here.
Natalie Blain | WRITER