Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Top 5>> Bands You Must See at Reading/Leeds

5. Funeral Party (Friday Reading/Sunday Leeds Festival Republic)
Californian trio bring their post-punk dancefloor filling choons to you in the early afternoon. The LA band are one of the tipped bands for 2010 with their Rapture-esque sound, and "NYC Moves to the Sound of LA" will be one of the soundtracks of the festival.

4. LCD Soundsystem (Friday Reading/Sunday Leeds NME/Radio One Tent)
With James Murphy all set to pack it in, following the release of "This Is Happening", this will perhaps be the final chance you will be able to see him at the twin festival. There won't be a dry eye in the house when he plays the final note of the show.

3. Pulled Apart By Horses (Friday Reading/Sunday Leeds Festival Republic)
This brutal and sweaty set by the Leeds awesome foursome should have awoken the entire site from their all-nighter hangovers. Prepare for stage diving, crowd surfing, the lot. It is actually like being pulled apart by horses (groan.)

2. Surfer Blood (Friday Reading/Sunday Leeds NME/Radio One Tent)
West Plam Beach, Florida's Surfer Blood bring their atmospheric, reverbed(reverb-less in a live sense), lo-fi surf pop to the early starters on Friday afternoon. One of the most-hotly tipped bands of the year, the band are said to sound like fellow festivalers Modest Mouse and Weezer, so you can check if they do for yourself.

1. The Libertines (Saturday Reading/Friday Leeds Main Stage)
Of course, no story for the 2010 festival could be complete without the (second) reunion of the bad-boys of Indie. Their last two shows at Reading (2003,2004) didn't feature Pete, so the whole band will be a sight for sore eyes. Don't expect them to return to the festival anytime soon, however.

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