Returning to the Forum for a fourth consecutive celebration – Mute Elephant proudly announce the next installment of Indie Daze: 8 great bands, 1 stage, 1 day, and all for just £32.50. Continuing the tradition of compacting the best of old-skool independent music and creating the kind of event you wish had happened years ago, “Indie Daze 4” is the best Festival you never saw, set in Central London, with an 11.30pm finish, lots of food, and the kind of relaxed atmosphere you need for a great day out (and in) with lots of friends you haven’t met yet…
Broadening the appeal from previous events, 2017 sees The House Of Love headline with their first London show in four years, and return to the site of their legendary ‘Doing It For The Kids’ show in 1988 with a special, and unique, set that revisits their Creation period from the first single “Shine On” to “Destroy The Heart”, and many places in between. This is their biggest headline gig in London in 25 years – there’s not been a show like it, and there probably won’t be again.
Also back are Voice Of The Beehive with the first show from their classic, original line up in 25 years (including Woody on drums having a couple of days off from Madness), promising to bring their sorely-missed wit, wisdom and general wonderfulness back to the stage. Expect all the songs you want and a few surprises!
Continuing the trend of bands you thought you might never see again, Apollo 440 break cover for their first UK show in over a decade, bringing back to the live stage the classic lineup with the return of Pop Will Eat Itself front-man Mary, and an assortment of hits that are timeless and utterly irresistible. Their live reputation is legendary and they are huge on the European mainland. Come see for yourself and remind yourself why you loved them.
Filling out the rest of a full-figured line up is a rare London appearance by Crazyhead who end a 17 year gap from live performance with a urban bastard blues set that demonstrates exactly why they think they’re so amazing, baby. Also appearing is a mid afternoon hits-strewn set from Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls featuring songs new and old from their day jobs in The Wonder Stuff, as well as choice cuts from their huge armoury of solo songs.
Other acts on the bill include Thousand Yard Stare, and, unexpectedly – Salad return with their first full band show in 20 years ; after tentative steps with rare acoustic shows, “Indie Daze 4” offers the premiere flight of the full line up live on stage since 1997. Finally, the day is also opened by the ever-invigorating and enjoyable Bis bringing their infectious brand of kandy pop to the day. With 8 acts, 5 of whom are coming back to play London for the first time in at least a decade, Indie Daze 4 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see several bands you thought you may never see again, under one roof on one day.
October 7th 2017 @ Kentish Town Forum