The Affectionate Punch – Scars I *(ICA 257)
Bananarama – Shy Boy (US extended version) (ICA 164)
The Breeders – Saints (ICA 173)
The Chameleons – In Shreds (ICA 294)
Lloyd Cole – Old Enough To Know Better (ICA 300)
Elvis Costello – Alison (ICA 224)
Frightened Rabbit – Fields of Wheat (ICA 214)
Mercury Rev – Planet Caravan (ICA 187)
The Hardy Boys – Wonderful Lie (ICA 275)
The National – Fake Empire (ICA 243)
Josh Rouse – 1972 (ICA 161)
The Sound – Missiles (ICA 264)
The Tragically Hip – New Orleans Is Sinking (ICA 154)
The Triffids – A Trick of the Light (ICA 155)
The Twilight Sad – There’s A Girl In The Corner (ICA 212)
Warren Zevon – Play It All Night Long (ICA 237)
*attributed to Holocaust Nancy as the lead singer on the track.
This might well be the toughest group to predict, given there’s no what could be described as a mega-headliner; Elvis Costello is arguably the best known, albeit Bananarama are by far the biggest selling act.
It’s a mix of singers and bands who have many devotees, and while it is the case that a fair number of the musicians who were part of the acts are no longer with us, at first glance, it looks like the sort of ideal line-up for a one-day festival over a number of stages.
As ever, let me know via the comments section those eight acts you’d like to see make it to the knockout stages, which begin next week. Voting will close at midnight (UK time) next Saturday, which is the 3rd of September.