NEWS: Chazzstock Festival Announced In Memory Of Charles Haddon

Chazzstock is a brand new music festival set up in memory of the much-loved, young musician Charles Haddon. Charles, otherwise known as Chazz, was the lead singer of cult synthpop band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool and sadly passed away in August 2010.

The festival takes place in the picturesque grounds of Stanford Hall in Lutterworth, Leicestershire on the 9-10th June 2012. Huge bands  such as THE VACCINES, THE HORRORS and TRIBES will be performing over  the weekend alongside some hot new talent, with more special guests to be announced soon.

Charles’ dream was to hold his own festival in his parent’s back garden, which he always said he would have named Chazzstock. Now family and friends have banded together to create the perfect festival just as Chazz himself would have seen fit.

Chazzstock have also been inviting unsigned bands to put themselves  forward to play at the festival, to encourage and support young and upcoming talent. All proceeds from the festival will go towards The Prince’s Trust, a youth charity that helps change young lives.

Ou est le party this summer? Waking up the Leicestershire countryside, in Stanford Hall’s treasured stately grounds. Chazzstock… never to be forgotten on 9th and 10th June 2012.

Tickets start at £35 for a day pass. Camping is limited so book now to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available from: http://www.gigantic.com/gigantic/home_chazzstock.html

For more information on the festival please visit:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chazzstock
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/chazzstock
Official Website: www.chazzstock.org

ALBUM REVIEW: Young & Lost Club “Compilation”

Record Label: Young & Lost Club
Release Date: 16.08.2010

Five years on from the start of Nadia Dahlawi and Sara Jade’s “Young & Lost Club” label, and fifty releases too, sees the release of this compilation album. It features thirty-five tracks across two CDs that tell the YLC story to date. The unequivocal success of “Noah And The Whale” sees them feature heavily with three tracks including the lovely ‘Five Years Time’, but also “Bombay Bicycle Club” with the track I personally love ‘Evening/Morning’. These mainstream successes only show the pinnacle of Dahlawi and Jade’s YLC label, with other success stories including the folky Johnny Flynn and his very individual track ‘Tickle Me Pink’
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With so many tracks, it would be impossible to go through them all one-by-one, but some you need to look into include the now defunct “Action Plan” who released their limited edition double A-side ‘Stendahl’ with YLC back in 2005. Although they split in 2007, they toured with “Razorlight” for a time, which is no mean feat in itself. ‘Stendahl’ is rocky and to the point, a track that is frenzied and delirious in it’s approach.

As with many of the bands on YLC their names are ‘interesting’, and “Ou Est Le Swimming Pool” certainly falls into that category. Their 2009 ‘Dance The Way I Feel’ release saw them perform at both Glastonbury and Bestival, and then tour with La Roux this year. Although not as successful as La Roux yet, give them time and some creative space and they can only grow.

There is a definite theme of failure in some cases, but across five years, with a very small budget, and fifty different releases to their name already, those bands who haven’t continued on show just how fickle the music business is.

Rating: 5/5
Reviewer: Constantinos  Kypridemos

VIDEO: LIGHTS “Second Go”

Back in her home country of Canada, Lights has been nominated for awards galore yet on these shores she unfairly remains an unknown entity. However, having recently supported Owl City and Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, all that should be about to change. Her latest single “Second Go” is infectiously poppy and it’s paint infested video frustratingly ingenius, so we here at The Kaje feel that LIGHTS is more than worth “The Listening” (also her debut album title – clever pun eh?)

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