The Ocelot’s top picks for Swindon Shuffle 2019

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Photograph by Tony Ashdown

Swindon Shuffle returns next month (11 to 14 July) for its thirteenth year of supporting the town’s live music scene – and the line-up is out!

The Shuffle is, without a doubt, a highlight in the town’s cultural calendar – a musical marathon, if you will – showcasing the best local talent Swindon, and the surrounding areas, has to offer. Last year it was incredible to see Bradford-Upon-Avon’s Wasuremono before they headed off to support The Flaming Lips on tour!

Since its inception the line-up consistently illustrates Swindon’s ability to generate original music that disperses over a variety of genres – something that many outsiders will argue against. But it’s having acts such as Gaz Brookfield, Flour Babies, Wyldest, The Oxymora and The Astral Ponies on the line-up which is case in point that Swindon’s music scene is alive and well indeed.

Throughout the week Swindon Shuffle will also be collecting donations in aid of mental health charity Swindon Mind.

This year here’s who we’re most looking forward to see (after a few minor arguments):

Gaz Broofiled and The Company of Thieves

Where: The Victoria
When: Thursday 11 July, 10.15pm

Website: www.facebook.com/gazbrookfieldmusic/

Wyldest

Where: The Hop
When: Friday 12 July, 10.15pm

Website: www.facebook.com/WyldestMusic/

Raze*Rebuild

Where: The Victoria
When: Friday 12 July, 10.45pm

Website: www.facebook.com/razerebuild/

The Oxymora

Photography: Shot by Brock

Where: The Victoria
When: Friday 12 July, 10pm

Ocelot review: www.theocelot.co.uk/music-review-the-oxymoras-queen-full-of-heart-and-groove/

Website: www.facebook.com/THEOXYMORABAND/

Flour Babies

Photography: Justin Smythe

Where: The Hop
When: Saturday 13 July, 10.15pm

Ocelot review: www.theocelot.co.uk/music-review-flour-babies-landlocked-wild-and-arcane/

Website: www.facebook.com/FlourBabies/

The Astral Ponies

Photography: Jennifer Berry

Where: The Beehive
When: Sunday 14 July, 8.15pm

Website: www.facebook.com/astralponies/

No Side Effects

Photography by Swindon Sound and Light

Where: The Tuppenny
When: Thursday 11 July, 9.45pm

Ocelot review: www.theocelot.co.uk/music-review-no-side-effects-reinventing-failure/

Website: www.nosideeffectsmusic.com

Tamsin Quin & Band

Where: The Beehive
When: Sunday 14 July, 4.30pm

Website: www.facebook.com/TamsinQuinMusic/

Jol Rose

Where: The Tuppenny
When: Sunday 14 July, 2pm

Ocelot review: www.theocelot.co.uk/music-review-jol-roses-my-nebraska-raw-heart-felt-feeling/

Website: www.facebook.com/jolrosemusic/

Stay Lunar

Photography: @alicesuttonphotography (Instagram)

Where: The Hop
When: Friday July 12, 8.45pm

Website: www.staylunar.com

Callum Mclean

Where: The Tuppenny
When: Saturday 13, 4.15pm

Website: www.open.spotify.com/album

Basement Club

Where: The Hop
When: Friday July 12, 9.30pm

Website: www.facebook.com/basementclubuk

DJ Matt Baila, aka “The Shuffle’s afterparty”

Afterparty at Baila 2018 – photograph by Justin Smythe

Where: Baila
When: Saturday 13, 9pm til late

Website: www.mixcloud.com/mattbaila/stream/

Highlights from last year’s Swindon Shuffle: www.theocelot.co.uk/until-next-year-swindon-shuffle-a-look-back-in-pictures-and-the-ocelots-highlights/

For further information about the Swindon Shuffle, and full line-up, visit www.swindonshuffle.org.uk

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