Love Saves The Day 2019 - Five key live performances to watch out forPosted on: 20 May 2019
Love Saves The Day is almost upon us, and with it comes yet another lineup jam-packed with some of the most exciting electronic and underground artists right now from across the UK and beyond. This year's programme is better than ever and there are bound to be some clashes, so to save you some time and disappointment we've put together a list of our top five unmissable live acts to watch out for at this year's festival.
Maribou State // Saturday, Main Stage
Having made their debut as Maribou State with a five-track EP in 2011, Chris Davids and Liam Ivory have spent the last few years successfully experimenting with deeply emotive and euphoric electronic music. Their first album, 2015's Portraits, featured a range of styles, from the booming chords and heartfelt vocals of 'Midas' to the subtle beat of their fantastic afterparty wind-down tune 'Natural Fools', and the release of their second album, Kingdoms In Colour, in 2018 represented another step forward and allowed them to further innovate their live sets. No strangers to the UK festival scene having played live at Farr Festival, Glastonbury and Lost Village among others, Maribou State's return to Bristol on the LSTD main stage is certainly one of the festival's biggest draws.
Octavian // Sunday, Main Stage
Breakout South London rapper Octavian's stock is firmly on the rise in 2019, and he's showing no sign of slowing down with a packed summer schedule taking him to Field Day, Parklife in Manchester and Reading & Leeds before going on to perform in France and Portugal. His Spaceman mixtape, released late last year, was picked up across the spectrum of the UK music press and received widespread critical acclaim, and releases with Skepta and A$AP Ferg this year have contributed to a rapid rise - catch him live at LSTD on the Sunday main stage.
Little Simz // Saturday, Paradiso
London-based rapper Little Simz smashed her set at a rainy Tokyo World in Eastville Park last September, and she's back in the city this weekend to do it all over again at Love Saves The Day. On a high following the release of her critically acclaimed third studio album, Grey Area. Certainly one of the most prominent female voices in UK rap music, has drawn praise from Kendrick Lamar in the past and has toured with hip-hop royalty Nas and Ms Lauryn Hill.
slowthai // Saturday, Paradiso
The slowthai phenomenon is reaching a fever point right now, making this a perfect time for him to take over the Paradiso stage on day one of Love Saves The Day 2019. The Northampton rapper released a slew of well-received singles in 2018 and 2019 before his debut album, Nothing Great About Britain, landed last week. Fully showcasing his tight lyricism and carefree approach to his sound and featuring the likes of Skepta and Jaykae, the record is proof that slowthai is capable of becoming one of the biggest rappers in the country - don't miss him on Saturday.
IAMDDB // Saturday, Main Stage
Taking influence from a range of genres but largely borrowing from jazz and trap, soulful Manchester artist IAMDDB has turned heads across the underground music scene in recent years, releasing a steady stream of music since breaking through with hit single Shade in 2017. Kicking off a busy festival season that also takes her to The Ends in Croydon, NASS, Wireless and a slew of European weekends, IAMDDB's Love Saves The Day set is expected to be a trademark showcase of futuristic beats and on-stage attitude in the Saturday afternoon sunshine.
Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt recently completed a degree in Journalism at UWE. He's keen on a wide variety of musical genres, as well as taking an interest in art and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. Matt makes the most of Bristol's diverse nightlife and attends live music and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.