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Finders Keepers X Festival No 6

Finders Keepers present the Hocus Focus Stage
Celebrating Ten Years Of Finders Keepers Records
Festival No 6, Portmerion, Wales
Friday 4th and Saturday 5th September 2015

Celebrating the label’s tenth year of “Making Global Sound Local” the Finders Keepers record label bring their motto to the masses returning to Festival No 6 with a huge bag of foreign fuzz records and a multilingual live line-up of pocket punk, femme fronted psych, freak funk, homemade synth pop and commune folk for what looks set to be their most exciting prog-ram yet! Curated by label heads Andy Votel and Doug Shipton, the UnMutual Stage is very excited to bring Portuguese/Anglo/Venezuelan/Dutch punk funk powerhouse band Fumaça Preta to the festival who will, throughout the day, find kindred spirits in the arkestral manoeuvres of Graham Massey’s Toolshed (with special guest TBC) and the exciting debut performance from the mythical T.R.A.S.E project (based on a school made synthesiser by a 16-year-old in 1981). The UnMutual line-up also boasts husband and wife wordy punk duo The Lovely Eggs sharing a bill with Cardiff’s fuzzed-out femme fronted sonic tantrum Tender Prey while Welsh language kosmische pop newborns Anelog make their festival debut. Manchester’s very own Una Baines founder of the original The Fall will also bring her communal feminist agit-folk group The Fates to the stage performing songs from her ultra rare 1984 LP Furia in collaboration with members of the Folklore Tapes collective while extra fuzz comes from Liverpool’s dedicated sunshine psych combo The Sundowners. Compered throughout the day by Votel, Shipton and radio DJ veteran Pete Mitchell Finders Keepers promise extra festival surprises including visiting DJ guests, exclusive merchandise and a grassy dance floor crescendo featuring the FK DJs and B-Music regular Chris Geddes (from Belle & Sebastian) “Making Old Records Feel Young”. 

In addition to The UnMutual music stage Finders Keepers will also host their audiovisual equivalent on Friday with the Speedlearn Separado! Cinema tent in which Votel and Shipton team up with Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) to screen a giant patchwork of VHS video footage, lost TV and unreleased future freak film classics. loosely based around the 150th anniversary Welsh settlers arriving in Patagonia this multilingual psychedelic cinema programme with be punctuated with live translations, Q&A sessions, half-baked competitions, live rescores and much much less. Being ten at six promises to be the highlight of an eventful year for Finders Keepers


Finders Keepers x Liverpool Psych Fest

Finders Keepers present the Hocus Focus Stage
Celebrating Ten Years Of Finders Keepers Records
Friday 25th September
Camp & Furnace, 67 Greenland St, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 0BY

As long-running bedfellows in the seedy boudoir of northern psych and cosmic pop, Liverpool Psych Fest and Finders Keepers Records further indulge their Mancy/Scouse unison to bring you a special series of outernational audio visual treats while simultaneously celebrating 10 years of Finders Keepers acidik archival activities in the same sitting.  Following on from Andy Votel’s eight-hour Turkish-only DJ set from 2014 and the Finders Keepers heavy psych sound system combustion event from 2013 the self professed “Accidental World Music Label”  brings another pile of foreign fuzz and lost kosmische to tower over the turntables of this years festival. But impossibly rare wax isn’t the only thing label founders Doug Shipton and Andy Votel have up there sleeves this year –  2015’s Hocus Focus residence will feature a programme of live activities influenced by the label’s deep vault of psychedelic filmic material including exclusive live rescore performances from Silver Globalist Jane Weaver, Graham “808 state” Massey and his arkhestral Toolshed project, magik volk esper Magpahi and a well-travelled collaborative project between Andy Votel and polish soundtracker Andrzej Korzynski.

Widely respected as one of the most obsessive and prolific reissue archives of foreign language psych on the planet, fans of Finders Keepers know that their musical good taste also spreads into the realms of cinema, graphic design and live performance and this year at Liverpool Psych Fest the label combines all of these elements to bring you an epic mutant magazine documenting 40 years of experimental noise for the eyes and ears. Japanese/French witchcraft cartoons will share screen space with Finish/Polish animation while space age Polish TV sounds are recycled and regurgitated on a stage full of vintage synths daisy chained fuzz pedals, heavy drums and homemade instruments. From the label that introduced you to the likes of Jean-Claude Vannier, Selda, Yamasuki and endless reels of vintage Lollywood funk and Thai proto-punk this year’s Hocus Focus stage at Liverpool Psych Fest brings together some of the labels best experiMENTAL multi-taskers for a night of unrivalled filmic fuzz and celluloid psych. In the words of Liverpool Psych Fest artist in residence Anton Newcombe “I can hardly keep up with Finders Keepers Records – they’re TOO GOOD!”

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