For all of those who loved the Wee Chill, Liquid Events are back with their summer offering The Electric Frog. This time round there is a bigger choice of artists, with three different areas catering for everybody’s musical needs.
This time round for the Electric Frog there is definitely a big live element happening. Optimo (Espacio) are curators of the outdoor Marquee, which will be featuring some great acts such as
Simian Mobile Disco who will be headlining and bringing their full (completely insane) production set up with them. Their live set is an all live, no laptop set up with lots of vintage analogue and modular equipment. No two sets are ever the same and as anyone who has seen them before will testify it is an intensely psychedelic musical experience.
The legendary Liquid Liquid whose "Optimo Cavern" gave Optimo their name will be returning to Glasgow for their first performance here since 2003. Anyone who saw them way back then will testify that they are something of a phenomenon live.
Optimo also welcome back their friends from Frankfurt and one of the best live electronic acts in existence Alter Ego. It is not often they bring back an act a second time, let alone a third but they know that can rely on them to deliver the goods.
Also joining them is London's Factory Floor. It is very easy to hype things up and say a band is the best thing ever but Factory Floor are with 100% heartfelt honesty the best new band Keith and Jonnie have seen in years. Uncompromising, completely original and a sheer wall of power! Try and get down early to see this one. Twitch and Wilkes will also be playing throughout the day in this area, everyone and anyone who has been, witnessed or knows Optimo will be in no doubt of them rocking the party.
Next up will be the Sensu Area inside The Studio Warehouse. Sensu have provided us with another amazing line up, with Felix the Housecat headlining, with new kid on the block and very highly rated Cottam, and Luke Slater's Planetary Assault Sytem playing live, anyone who saw them at the Sub Club last year can testify to this being one almighty show.
The Sensu trio will be performing live as well as Djing, the boys are just back from gigs in Barcelona so they will be well fired up for it. This will be the room for all things electronic, if you haven't seen them before watch out for their turbo sound system.
So last but definitely not least…the street party! There is definitely going to be a New York style Blockparty vibe going on, with the Flying Jalapenos breakin, and the Artists at the Studio Warehouse providing the visuals and Artwork to make the whole experience a memorable one. This coupled with Dj sets from Manchester lad Trus-me and Glasgow’s very own respected Djs Billy Woods and Simon Cordiner, Wrong Islands Teamy and Larry, Beats and Breaks specialists Dema and Nice, and last but not least Piece Together Soundsystems Craig Moog and Kev Stevens, so if you’re gonna head out on Sunday the 1st of August this is one event not to be missed.....
It begins at 2pm and runs till 11 pm. If the weathers not gonna be kind, the site will be well covered, so no mud and worries about rain. It takes place at The Studio Warehouse 100 Eastvale Place Yorkhill Glasgow. More details can be found here www.electricfrogcarnival.com
Tickets available from:
239 Argyle St.
35 Howard St
0141 221 9657