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Verity Sharp at the End of the Road Festival 2018

Verity Sharp plays live music from Late Junction’s stage at the End of the Road festival including ten-piece Sudanese band The Scorpios and avant-pop trio Powerdove.

For the second year running Late Junction headed to the Wiltshire countryside to host an electrifying line up of artists from across the left field at End of the Road festival. Wringing out the last of the summer evenings, End of the Road takes place at the end of August and is a festival for music lovers. Late Junction selected four acts to headline the Tipi stage on Friday the 31st of August and now you can hear the highlights from the comfort of your sofa.

Multi-instrumentalist, composer and academic Annie Lewandowski is the beating heart of polymath pop outfit Powerdove. Bolstered by band members Thomas Bonvalet and Chad Popple, Powerdove reference everything from the classical avant garde, 1970s prog folk and 1980s post-punk. Combining improvisation with unconventional instrumentation, Verity plays highlights from the polyrhythmic trio’s wildly unpredictable and captivating live show.

Topping our bill we hear live repeats from Sudanese ten piece The Scorpios who first arrived in the UK in the 1980s as refugees and now consist of members from all over the world, with an international backing band comprised of musicians from Ghana, Jamaica, Poland and Japan. Influenced by traditional Sudanese songs and 1960s pop, they blend Arabic rhythms and guitar chops with raw Eastern funk. Verity plays highlights from their performance which features heavy bass, synths, horns and percussion and owes as much to Detroit as it does to Khartoum.

Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

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  • The Scorpios

    Yaelhajorak

    • Live at the Late Junction stage at End Of The Road.
  • Julia Holter

    Feel You

    • Domino Records.
  • Magma

    Udu Wudu

    • Üdü Wüdü.
    • Jazz Village ‎.
  • Powerdove

    War Shapes (Live at End Of The Road Festival 2018)

    • Live at the Late Junction stage at End Of The Road.
  • Powerdove

    Stranger Killer (Live at End Of The Road Festival 2018)

    • Live at the Late Junction stage at End Of The Road.
  • Powerdove

    After Dark (Live at End Of The Road Festival 2018)

    • Live at the Late Junction stage at End Of The Road.
  • Tirzah

    Do You Know

    • Devotion.
    • Domino Recording Co.
  • Träd

    Odjadee

    Performer: Ancestress (aka Teila Watson).
    • Recorded by Teila Watson.
  • Moor Mother

    DIY Time Machine

    • Fetish Bones.
    • Don Giovanni Records.
  • The Scorpios

    Kirfaya Mosa (Live at End Of The Road Festival 2018)

    • Live at the Late Junction stage at End Of The Road.
  • The Scorpios

    Safar (Live at End Of The Road Festival 2018)

    • Live at the Late Junction stage at End Of The Road.
  • Mountain Man

    Rang Tang Ring Toon

    • Magic Ship.
    • Bella Union.
  • Powerdove

    Ibrahim (Live at End Of The Road Festival 2018)

    • Live at the Late Junction stage at End Of The Road.
  • Powerdove

    Paper Tiger (Live at End Of The Road Festival 2018)

    • Live at the Late Junction stage at End Of The Road.
  • Powerdove

    Crimson Clover (Live at End Of The Road Festival 2018)

    • Live at the Late Junction stage at End Of The Road.
  • Young Marble Giants

    N.I.T.A.

    • Colossal Youth.
    • Rough Trade.
  • Twinkle³

    Cosmos And Iridium Embrace (feat. Sidsel Endresen)

    • Debris In Lower Earth Orbit.
    • Cuspeditions.

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