March 21, 2017 |

Insurgency Festival 2017

Insurgency Festival 2017

March 21, 2017 |

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Based in Milton Keynes in the UK, Insurgency is an up and coming festival ran by the Peachey brothers of The Acid Ballet, on the 11th of March 2017 I went over there to check it out and here's what went on:

Stolen Serenade Acoustic
Opening the festival come the poppy, upbeat tones of Stolen Serenade, drawing in the crowd and piquing every-ones interest, their acoustic sound has a mellow upbeat feel, which for so early on in the day is exactly what you need to awake you from your post-Saturday afternoon nap.
Sounds Like: All Time Low tripped and fell into a puddle of chilled out mud that Hayley Williams had bathed in.

Mia Morcombe
Next up is Girl + Uke a.k.e Mia Morcombe, minus her usual ukulele due to an unforeseen battle with a door, that she lost at expense of her playing hand. Replacement comes in the form of Luke Johnson from the Dum Dum Boys accompanying Mia's poignant, soft vocals, mixing in a selection of covers with her own soft songs and gentle way and renders those watching absolutely silent and awe-struck at this young girls talent.
Sounds Like: Lana Del Rey grew a longer fringe, started smoking and decided to take up ukulele.

Mitch Emery
Following on from Mia's poignant and softer songs comes a little something to wake everyone up in the form of Mitch Emery, quirky singer-songwriter with his own personal twist. Hammering through his set to (encouraged) heckles from the crowd you can tell that the crowd are loving the interaction and really get into the spirit of things, contrasting with his dark, yet eclectic catalogue of songs and debuting some of his new stuff with the help of Angus Peachy from The Acid Ballet.
Sounds Like: Damien Rice went out for Ice Cream with Corey Taylor from Slipknot and got a bit of blues on his shoe.

James Shaw
He takes the stage,washed in an ethereal blue light to play his dark songs, laced with story telling and intricate guitar work, he gives his own interesting twist on his original songs and leaves the crowd impressed by his and his lead guitarists unconventional twist on storytelling, giving the crowd something different, and something they are definitely not used to seeing
Sounds Like: Crash Test Dummies took some helium and decided to play an acoustic guitar.