With only a few days before All Points East opens its doors, it is only timely that I look back at LCD Soundsystem’s career ahead of their headline slot this coming Friday.
LCD Soundsystem started to record music in the early and released multiple singles from 2002 to 2004 leading up to their eponymous debut studio album, which was released in 2005. The self-titled debut garnered critical acclaim as well as a Grammy Award nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Their single, Daft Punk Is Playing at My House, which has become the band’s most successful single also received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording. In 2011, however, LCD Soundsystem debanded much to the world’s disappointment.
Even though LCD Soundsystem have only released four albums (LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver, This Is Happening and last year’s American Dream), this band has gained cult status amongst the music industry. When frontman, James Murphy called it a day at the height of the bands career, their farewell concert film, Shut Up And Play The Hits became an iconic document of one of the best live band’s in recent memory. Thankfully this wasn’t the band’s last hurrah as they reformed for select shows and their enormous, critically acclaimed comeback album American Dream.
Frontman James Murphy is also heavily involved in other ventures one of which you will be able to experience at the festival. Despacio is the collaboration between James Murphy and David and Stephen Dewaele (Soulwax, 2manydjs).This collaboration includes a bespoke soundsystem that envelopes the crowd in amazing sound for a vinyl. The trio will be behind the decks for all three days of the festival for a UK festival exclusive.
LCD Soundsystem will headline the main stage on Friday night at All Points East festival.
This year’s All Points East 2018 line-up is below:
All Points East – Friday 25th May
LCD Soundsystem / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Phoenix / Glass Animals / Richie Hawtin / Dixon / Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker / Chromeo / Young Fathers / George FitzGerald Live / Hercules & Love Affair / Roman Flugel / DJ Tennis /Gerd Janson / Superorganism / Hookworms / Oscar and the Wolf / Confidence ManEclair Fifi / Fort Romeau / Knox Fortune / Lo Moon / Despacio / Hot Chip (DJ Set)/ Vessels / Nik Void (Factory Floor) / Bakar / Mavi Phoenix / Yonaka / Mellah / Two Feet
All Points East – Saturday 26th May
The xx / Lorde / Justice / Sampha / Soulwax / Lykke Li / Popcaan / BADBADNOTGOOD / Rhye / Stefflon Don / Rex Orange County / Omar-S / Hunee / ABRA / Sevdaliza / DJ Richard / Call Super / Shanti Celeste / DJ Python / Kojey Radical / Jessie James Solomon / Her / Beatrice Dillon / Despacio / Lil Silva (DJ Set) / Emerald (DJ Set) / Tiffany Calver (DJ Set) / Pote (live) / Jelani Blackman / Harvey Causon / Rival / Blossom Caldarone / Laura Misch / Jynx / Anais
All Points East – Sunday 27th May
Björk / Beck / Father John Misty / Friendly Fires / Tom Misch / Flying Lotus 3D / The Black Madonna / Django Django / Kelela / Mashrou’ Leila / Sylvan Esso / Khruangbin / Maribou State DJ set / Parcels / Alexis Taylor / Yellow Days / Yaeji / Octavian / Mr G Live / Agoria Live / Allie X / ItaloJohnson / Byron The Aquarius / Bones Garage /
DEBONAIR / Despacio
Reeps One / Aadae / Benin City / Joel Culpepper / Mina Rose / Naked Elephant / Kelsey Lu / Mattiel / Sarah Meth
APE Presents… Catfish and the Bottlemen – Friday 1st June
Catfish and the Bottlemen / The Hunna / Blossoms / Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes / The Neighbourhood / The Amazons / The Big Moon / Superfood / Yowl / Life / Lady Bird / Fire Fences / Sea Girls / Girli / Stereo Honey
APE Presents… The National – Saturday 2nd June
The National / The War on Drugs / Future Islands / Warpaint / Cat Power / Public Service Broadcasting / Broken Social Scene / Spoon / Amber Run / The Districts / Rostam / This Is The Kit / Sweaty Palms / Pumarosa / Warpaint (DJ set) /Gengahr / Sorry / Night Flight / Cosmo Sheldrake / Cavetown / To Kill A King / Warhaus / All We Are / Flyte
APE Presents… Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Sunday 3rd June
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds / Patti Smith & Her Band /St. Vincent / Courtney Barnett / Psychedelic Furs / The Black Lips / Baxter Dury / Nadine Shah / Bo Ningen / Marika Hackman / Lost Under Heaven / Black Foxxes / The Shacks / Lucia / Oh Brother / St Leonard’s Horses / Matt Maltese / Brix And The Extricated / Simone Marie (DJ) / The Magic Gang / Richard Strange / Yak / Jade Bird
Limited tickets are still available for purchase on All Points East website here.
All Points East festival will take place between 25th May and 3rd June 2018.