What Should I See At Visions Festival 2017?

Visions brings back so many good memories that’s quite hard even to write them down. When we attended the London festival in 2014, Going Solo was in its very early days and it was still a collective blog run by 5 friends. Visions was the first festival outside of Italy to welcome us as bloggers and somehow to recognize we were doing a good job.

Three years later, I finally managed to take a few days off from work and to plan a short trip to London. Attending Visions comes as the most obvious consequence. The line-up looks amazing as usual, with the right mix of well-know acts and newcomers.

I won’t tell you to go and see Amber Arcades, you already know that you should. The Dutch singer/songwriter released her debut album Fading Lines last year and it’s a total jam from top to bottom. And what about Kero Kero Bonito? C’mon, you know I’m a sucker for their shimmering electro-pop offering.

In the purest style of Going Solo, my focus will be on the newest acts on the bill.

 

Her’s

The jangle-pop duo from Liverpool released their debut album this year, filled with dreamy guitar-driven gems. I honestly hope to catch the same chillin’ vibes of the record during the live set.

 

IDER

Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville with their art-pop project IDER have been one of the most pleasant surprises of 2016. They’re destined for great things, maybe following in the footsteps of their friend Shura, who produced a track on their debut EP Gut Me Like An Animal.

 

Night Flowers

They have been one of the very first bands to be featured on Going Solo and but still they haven’t released any record. Their reverb-laden indie-pop sound never gets old, think of a cool mix between Alvvays and The Pains Of Pure At Heart. And guys, the voice of Sophia Pettit is something else.

 

 

Noga Erez

With her shimmering mix of experimental electronic textures and catchy pop vibes, Israeli producer and songwriter Noga Erez won me over since her very first single. City Slang released this year Erez’s highly-anticipated debut album Off The Radar and her gig promises to be one of the highlight of the festival.

 

Soccer Mommy

Sophie Allison’s Bandcamp is a jewel box. This talented and prolific indie-rock singer/songwriter from New York City has released many EPs and singles over the past two years, in the wake of artists from the likes of Frankie Cosmos (who’s playing Visions as well), Speedy Ortiz, Waxahatchee, etc… Fat Possum will release a Collection of her songs the day before the festival kicks off and what better way to celebrate than being on stage singing your heart out?

 

Fancy to know more about the other artists on the line-up? Check out the festival’s official playlist on Spotify!