Stockholm University, Sweden
There is a country and in that country there is an archipelago and in that archipelago there is a city and in that city there is a university and on its pleasant grounds The Fly is mashing its already tired bones in a frantic attempt to ride The Gossip’s groove. Those behind this small but oh-so-perfectly-formed festival have seemingly rounded up three-quarters of all interesting alternative acts in the world onto this compact site. We move with ease from the five horsemen of the rockapalpyse that is Modest Mouse and the scratchy, soulful layers of TV On The Radio to the weird Welsh wonder of Gruff Rhys, and much more besides. Our only hesitation in recommendation is that there may be less room for us next year.
By Kenn Taylor