Category: Music & Tours

WA Music Award Nomination

Formidable Vegetable Sound System has just been nominated for Best World Music Act in the upcoming WA Music Awards hosted by WAM. This is super exciting and we hope some of us can make it down to the awards night at Capitol on the 7th of November. Read more here.

Review: Newham Recorder – Formidable Vegetable Sound System reap Lovebox success

 

Antipodean rockers, Formidable Vegetable Sound System managed to “cultivate” a wildly dancing crowd at Lovebox on July 19.

Read the full story here.

Next Stop: BOOM Festival

Formidable Vegetable Sound System will be opening (yes, OPENING) Europe’s biggest electronic music, arts and lifestyle festival- BOOM this week in Idanha-A-Nova, Portugal. Check it out.

‘We’re running out of oil!” Formidable Veg live on BBC London

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Mal & Charlie with Jo Good & Simon Lederman at BBC London

Yesterday morning after breakfast we had the great pleasure of going on prime-time London radio to announce to the world through song that ‘We’re running out of oil!”

I’m not sure how many business executives and investment bankers off to another day in their Westminster offices had tuned in, but if  they were, they would’ve been greeted by Formidable Vegetable Sound System’s cheery wake-up call to “stop working nine to five”, start “growing food everywhere” and “become a clean, renewable investor”.

It’s such a privilege to have been able to play to a listenership of over 100,000 people and to help spread the word of permaculture even further! Check out the interview here (at 1:15 – up for the next 4 days only) or have a listen below:

Also, check out the fun video clip to Oil below:

The song, from the album Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual is available is available on CD, vinyl and online at: music.formidablevegetable.com.au

Formidable Veg on BBC Sussex

Had a lovely chat with Sarah Gorrell on BBC Radio Sussex yesterday arvo and busted out a groovy version of Waste with Mal Webb on the facial Beet Box. Check it out!:

 

City of London Festival: Inside the Bowler Hat

Ever wondered what it’s like being inside a gigantic bowler hat? Neither had I until we got invited to play in one in the middle of London!

Inside the Hat

Inside the Hat

Last week we were lucky enough to be part of the lineup for the incredibly prestigious and eclectic City of London Festival playing in their incredible inflatable bowler hat venue in the middle of St Paul’s Cathedral Square. The gig went off and, as our first attempt at a theatre ‘show’ was a raging success! Thanks for having us COLF and see all you Londoners again this weekend for Lovebox Festival!

Sam Walker on the skins

Sam Walker on the skins

Crowd going off

The crowd going off

Formidable Veg on BBC Radio Bristol

Charlie chats with Laura Rawlings on BBC Radio Bristol last week about the UK Tour.

Glastonbury Festival 2014

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We have survived our mission to the maddest festival on Earth – and what a festival of contrasts it is! Tiny solar, wind and bicycle-powered stages, twenty-year old permaculture gardens and chai tents set amongst stadium-sized amphitheatres seething with crowds of party animals rocking out to the biggest-name bands on the planet. Mud everywhere. The smell of poo wafting on the breeze. Drunk & high munters stumbling through fields between peace-loving, tipi-dwelling herbalists, healers, craft-makers, poets, clowns and oddballs. Somehow everyone manages to get through the week and come out with a slightly different perspective than when they went in. Pictures say more words than I have the energy to write, so here is a little visual journey of Formidable Vegetable Sound System’s adventures at Glastonbury 2014 (click to view as a gallery):

Glastonbury Permaculture garden: A Refuge

Glastonbury Permaculture garden: A Refuge

A sea of tents

A sea of tents

The formidable Pyramid Stage

The formidable Pyramid Stage

Charlie & Mal play at the Gateway

Charlie & Mal play at the Gateway

Hover Mal!

Hover Mal!

DJ HAP & DJ Button rip it up at Shangri La

DJ HAP & DJ Button rip it up at Shangri La

Natural Event compost toilets are fun

Natural Event compost toilets are fun

Mud!

Mud!

DJ HAP takes it out with some glitch at 3am Monday morn in Shangri La

DJ HAP takes it out with some glitch at 3am Monday morn in Shangri La

Glastonbury Madness!

Well, we’re halfway through our stint at Glastonbury Festival and it is absolutely PUMPING here! Amongst the mud and madness, we’ve seen the likes of Lily Allen, Nitin Sawhney and Arcade Fire, but best of all have been playing to our very own bouncing crowds at the Bimble Inn, Toad Hall and Small World stages! Will check in for a proper update next week, but for now it off to do another show at the Shangri La “Hell” stage. Permaculture in hell? Well I guess they need to grow food there too!20140628-160732-58052402.jpg

Charlie chats to Stefan Geyer on London Permaculture Radio

Musing with London Permaculture’s Stefan Geyer on the principles of permaculture and the Permaculture Ukulele Project.

7th July 2013 with Charlie McGee (Formidable Vegetable Sound System) – on Permaculture Principles by 21st Century Permaculture on Mixcloud