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NARC. Fest takes place at a multitude of venues across the Ouseburn Valley on Saturday 2nd July. The free festival is the musical arm of the annual community Ouseburn Festival, which celebrates creativity and culture in the Valley.

The full NARC. Fest line-up will revealed in the next couple of weeks, but to whet your appetite, have a look at what the wonderful Endless Window have planned for The Tanners stage…

Words: Mark Corcoran-Lettice

Endless Window is proud to be returning to NARC. Fest for a second year, bringing a bill of remarkable electronic musicians to The Tanners to get the festival jumping.

Opening the stage is Competition, whose heartfelt and witty lo-fi sample pop makes for a compelling live show that is sure to start the evening of on a delightfully off-kilter note.

Waskerley Way’s surreal electronica is going from strength to strength, with recent tapes Junk Playground and Nexialism showcasing a harder and more dynamic sound. He’s a big favourite of ours at Endless Window, so we’re delighted to have him feature on our NARC. Fest line-up.

Mausoleums are the exciting duo of Simeon Soden and Elliott Reeves. Simeon dazzled at NARC. Fest last year with his performance as ako, and the marriage of his intense house and IDM inflected productions with Reeves’ ghostly pop sensibilities and mysterious vocals makes for an ideal match.

FUQ is the collaboration of Dawn Bothwell, a.k.a. Pentecostal Party, and composer, turntablist and venue manager Mariam Rezaei. Combining spectral synth pop, hip-hop, footwork and a distinctly punk attitude, FUQ are the new band in town that you need in your life. Are you down to FUQ?

Headlining the Endless Window stage is the mighty Basic House, the production/performance name of Opal Tapes mainman Stephen Bishop. His eclectic live sets merge broken-down techno, noise sensibilities and minimalist melodies into visceral and energetic sound. Basic House’s closing set is sure to bring The Tanners stage to a grand climax.

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