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THE HOOSIERS


Indie-Pop Rockers: The Hoosiers will be performing live on The Lope Stage!

2007 saw The Hoosiers explode upon an unsuspecting public with their debut album “The Trick To Life”, which reached the top of the album charts and spawned the indie-pop classics ‘Worried About Ray’ and ‘Goodbye Mr A’, which still pack out indie dance floors over a decade later.

The multi-platinum success of their debut album raised huge expectations for its follow-up, not least at The Hoosiers’ record label. The prophetically titled “The Illusion of Safety” was, all the band agree, a troubled project from the start. Irwin suggests, “The word ‘hit’ is substituted for ‘good’. There’s an art to writing under those conditions, but it wasn’t one that worked for us. It exacts a toll on too many writers. You give up too much if you do that.”

The News From Nowhere”, released in 2014, was an astonishing return to form along with 2015’s “The Secret Service”, both self-released after the above troubles with labels. “Doing it on our own terms,” says Irwin, “and actually having a proper say in it, felt wonderful. We had nothing to lose, but a lot to prove.”

Tension, creativity, democracy, arguments, time apart, coming back together, and then songs. Lots of them. Gone is the self-consciousness of the dog days around their second album; gone, too, the self-doubt. In their place is a deeply rooted – and hard-won – confidence, and a determination to lock back in to the freedom and joy of the early days.



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BIRDSWORTH

Formed from the ashes of a Puerto Rican cult band, Birdsworth is a Gravy Bass collective. Repetitive and catchy guitar sounds with funky Indie vocals. It's their second time performing on The Lope Stage so we're sure they'll get you dancing. Check out their website: www.gravybass.com

THE WHITE TIPS

The White Tips are a great Aylesbury-based Alt Rock band, with addictive riffs and blunt indie-punk infused vocals! Check out their website: https://thewhitetips.wixsite.com/home

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