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Eden will welcome a band with Dodgy reputation

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: June 08, 2012

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Britpop stalwarts Dodgy are to play an acoustic set at the Eden Sessions as part of the day of folk, headlined by Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls on Sunday, July1.

The band had a string of hits in the mid-nineties, including Staying Out for the Summer and their Top 5 anthem Good Enough. Dodgy, pictured, have sold more than a million records worldwide and had a platinum selling album in 1996's Free Peace Sweet .

Their new, critically acclaimed album Stand Upright in a Cool Place comes a decade after their last studio album. In that time they have reinvented themselves to create an album that is relevant and contemporary.

With contributions from Matt Pence, who has mixed for the likes of Midlake and John Grant, Dodgy's new sound focuses on mellow rhythms and beautiful, precise harmonies.

Stornoway, Bellowhead, the Mull Historical Society, the Staves and Seth Lakeman will also be playing throughout the day.

Meanwhile... Cornish band 3 Daft Monkeys play the Eden Cafe tonight with their energetic songs deeply rooted in the Celtic folk tradition. But the band adds an unusual twist with influences from Balkan, Latino, electronic dance, reggae, dub and even punk rock music. With a combination of melodious songs, fast-past fiddles, guitars, whistles and foot drums the result is an infectious desire to get up and dance.

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