Well, the festival season is well and truly upon us and pretty much everyone has planned their summer around their chosen weekend of debauchery. If, like me, you were greeted the other day by your tickets to Alexandra Palace for 23rd-24th July then you are no doubt getting excited for the first UK All Tomorrows Parties sister fest I’ll Be Your Mirror curated by Portishead. I’ve been itching to see Portishead for a couple of years now, though they are famously reluctant to tour. So being able to not only go see them, but also go to a festival the band have organised and chosen the line up for is, pardon the phrase: ‘A Dream Come True’.
So for those who need a little something to get them in the IBYM frame of mind, or simply could do with a little Portishead, Godspeed, Grinderman, PJ Harvey and Doom (previously MF Doom) in their life, ATP have released a free mixtape from the official website. It’s an awesome and heady mix stitched together in a single two hour MP3 for old school mixtape style. However, for those who want to go to the effort of editing it down into its constituent tracks, or simply want to see what lies in store, I’ll post the track listing at the bottom. Get it while it’s free people!
See you in Alexandra Palace!
- 00.00 “…They Don’t Sleep Anymore on the Beach…” / Monheim – Godspeed You! Black Emperor
- 13.19 We Carry On – Portishead
- 19.44 A Cold Freezin’ Night – The Books
- 23.04 Gazzillion Ear – Doom
- 27.15 You Fucking People Make Me Sick – Swans
- 32.20 Yang Yang – Anika
- 35.11 Real Love – Factory Floor
- 42.32 Infinity Skull Cube – DD/MM/YYYY
- 45.51 Untilted – Helen Money
- 51.42 “Four Spirits In A Room” Excerpt – Alan Moore & Stephen O’Malley
- 56.50 Plaster Casts Of Everything – Liars
- 60.43 8 Steps To Perfection – Company Flow
- 65.23 Written On The Forehead – PJ Harvey
- 68.49 Arabic Emotions – The London Snorkelling Team
- 71.27 Wulfstan – BEAK>
- 77.28 When My Baby Comes – Grinderman
- 84.09 Paris Signals – S.C.U.M.
- 88.30 Lovers With Iraqis – Foot Village
- 92.18 Gratitude – Acoustic Ladyland
- 96.29 Violence – The Telescopes
- 100.01 Hannibal – Caribou
- 106.15 Walk In The Park – Beach House