IMRO NEW SOUNDS STAGE

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SATUR­DAY

The stage to fre­quent if you want to say “I saw that band play to 16 peo­ple” when they’re head­lin­ing fests like this. A fine mix of new Ir­ish and in­ter­na­tional acts, The Ticket rec­om­mends the ex­cel­lent (their Any Port In A Storm mini-album is de­light­ful), Norn Iron duo (lash­ing out tunes from new album Take the Whole Midrange And Boost It) and Brighton’s who play art­ful indie rock with ca­sual non­cha­lance. Other acts on the bill in­clude

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SUN­DAY

More new and wired sounds for the masses. got a Choice Mu­sic Prize nod for their Un­ex­pected Falls album, but it’s the band’s ex­cel­lent live smarts which re­ally get peo­ple talk­ing.

have had a busy time with a new album ( White Won­der) and a US tour, while

Jan­uary out­ing at Eurosonic has gained the Ir­ish-Pol­ish out­fit much love from Euro­pean fes­ti­val book­ers. Also hop­ing you swing by for a gawk to­day are

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