Being subtitled after a hook from a Pixies song (Vol. 3 - A Big, Big Love) gives you some idea as to the target audience of the huge third installment of the Gigantic Indie All Dayer. Spending a third year sprawled across the Academy complex in Manchester, this years event sees a host of outstanding bands combined into an enticing line-up.
The Gospel Youth may be a relatively new prospect on the British rock scene, albeit featuring members of bands like Fleeing from Finales and The Auteur, but they've spent the past year unleashing a string of singles which many, far more established, peers would be envious of.
Mothers started 2016 by releasing 'When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired'; not only did it herald the arrival of their long-awaited debut full-length, but it also declared itself as an early-runner for Album of the Year. Clocking in at just nine tracks it's an exercise in subtlety with a pummeling core vibrating just below the surface.
In 2014, The Hotelier took everyone by surprise when they unleashed 'Home Like No Place Is There'. The album saw the Massachusetts collective take a giant leap forward and the resultant full-length was an emotive journey through more genres and influences than many of their peers have managed in an entire career.
Originally hailing from Minneapolis, Sarah Walk is now based in Boston. Her music, compounded by her intense voice, is a deep and raw concoction which soars across genres atop her driving piano skills. Songs like 'Maybe Someday' are classics-in-waiting and this week's trip to the UK is the perfect time to indulge.
Five albums into their career, We Are Scientists have unleashed one of their most laid-back albums to date. 'Helter Seltzer' is the sound of a band writing and recording for the love of making music; there's no agenda and the outcome is a refreshing burst of chilled pop-rock. It's not a vast departure from what's come before, but it certainly keeps things interesting.