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The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Moments from Nozstock: Richard Aldred captures The Mouse Outfit, Ghost Writerz, De La Soul and more

Photographer Richard Aldred has been kind enough to share some of his snaps from last weekend’s Nozstock festival with Groovement.

Based in Malvern but a former Manchester resident, Richard has a big focus on architecture and documentary work, and has researched subjects such as changing perceptions of place in photography.

The pictures he’s shared with us are from Herefordshire’s grassroots Nozstock festival, which from all reports seems to have gone off with the likes of Martha Reeves, Beardyman and Fuse ODG accompanying the artists you’ll find below.

Check a deeper look into Richard’s work over at richardaldred.com, and find him on Twitter here. For more music shots, check here.

If you’d like to use any of Richard’s photographs, please contact him via his website.

THE MOUSE OUTFIT


Manchester family The Mouse Outfit blew up the stage at Nozstock, and drove over to BBC 6Music on Monday to record this excellent session for Mary Anne Hobbes. Their second album, Step Steadier, is available now on vinyl, CD and digital from Bandcamp, where you can also download their newest single featuring Bam of the Jungle Brothers. Read a recent Groovement interview with the crew here.

Fun fact: I played a major role in the Mouse Outfit’s success by playing cowbell for them at Raw Fest in 2009.

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015


 

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Sparkz on the mic and Defty on bass: Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Dubbul O and The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Truthos Mufasa, Sparkz and Dubbul O: Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Truthos Mufasa: Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The Mouse Outfit performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Dr Syntax and Truthos: Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

 

DE LA SOUL


Excitement continues to build for De La’s next album, funded by the fans. I caught them recently at the Sheffield O2 Academy with Pete Rock, and they were proper on form. They jumped in as last minute headliners for Nostock and also Tramlines in Sheffield with Mobb Deep, when Wu Tang cancelled their Euro tour.

De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

 

The crowd for De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

The crowd for De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Pos! De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Dave! De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Maseo of De La Soul performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

 

GHOST WRITERZ


Their debut album GWz All The Way has just dropped on Tru Thoughts, and you can buy it here. Jimmy Screech and Sleepy Time Ghost unite to form the duo with a solid family of collaborators behind them.

 

Ghost Writerz performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

DJ Lionbeat of Ghost Writerz performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Ghost Writerz performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Jimmy Screech of Ghost Writerz performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Ghost Writerz performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

G.O.L.D. with Ghost Writerz performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

DR SYNTAX & PETE CANNON


Longtime collaborators and friends, Syntax and Cannon released the album Killer Combo! in 2014. This week, Syntax teams up with Mouse Outfit MPC whizz Pitch for a new EP entitled The Evidence. A beatmaker of all styles heavy, Cannon recently had a tune featured on the Lexus hoverboard advert, a funk soaked beat you can download here.

Snowths in the crowd for Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Snowths in the crowd for Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon performing a sexy chorus on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon performing a sexy chorus on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Dr Syntax performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Dr Syntax performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Pete Cannon performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Pete Cannon performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Dr Syntax performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Dr Syntax performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Dr Syntax performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Dr Syntax performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Dr Syntax performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

Dr Syntax performing on the Garden stage at Nozstock 2015

MAD PROFESSOR


 

A festival favourite, dub legend Mad Professor runs reggae label Ariwa Sounds, whose most recent release was from Randy Valentine. Keep up with his latest dates on Facebook.

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

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Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

Mad Professor performing on the Bullpen stage at Nozstock 2015

 

NEVILLE STAPLES


 

I’ve caught Neville a couple of times at Blackpool punk festival Rebellion, and he was bloody amazing. This year’s Rebellion kicks off August 6 (the day Neville’s playing) and also features Sham 69, TV Smith, The Damned, Less Than Jake and Buzzcocks to name a few. Keep up with the latest from Neville at his site.

Neville Staple Band performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Neville Staple Band performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Neville Staple Band performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Neville Staple Band performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Neville Staple performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Neville Staple performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Neville Staple performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Neville Staple performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Neville Staple performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Neville Staple performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Neville Staple performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Neville Staple performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Neville Staple performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015

Neville Staple performing on the Orchard stage at Nozstock 2015