A whole host of new bands have joined this year’s Reading & Leeds festival in August!
The Vaccines, Don Broco, The Kooks and more lead the latest announcement, joining the first set of bands announced earlier this month.
The likes of Fall Out Boy, Kings Of Leon, Courteeners, Wolf Alice, Panic! At The Disco and Papa Roach were part of the first line-up announcement last week.
The Horrors, Slaves, Deaf Havana, Shame, Fickle Friends and Milk Teeth are also set to join the line up while it’s now revealed that Wolf Alice will headline the Radio 1 stage on the Friday night at Reading.
View the new announcements and stage splits for R&L ‘18 below.
Our weekly playlist is back and this one is a cracker!
At the end of each week we will compile a playlist of some of the bands we have covered throughout week to produce a playlist full of classics and some new finds that you may yet to listen too.
This week we have songs from Don Broco, Alien Ant Farm and Bowling For Soup after covering their shows that they recently played this week.
We also feature some of our favourite new finds that we discovered throughout the week such as the brilliant Emma McGrath, who is currently supporting Hayseed Dixie, as well as the equally brilliant Army of Freshman, Man with a Mission and Yonaka.
Don Broco, with support from Yonaka and Man With a Mission, blew the roof off of the Nick Rayns LCR with an energetic and lively show as Danielle Booden reviews the show from Monday Night.
It was great to see another female fronted rock band in a genre that is very heavily male dominated.
Lead singer Theresa Jarvis was fascinating to watch perform as she danced around the stage throughout their set. Her vocals were extremely impressive supported by a slick, tight performance from the rest of the band.
Yonaka owned the stage with such confidence that it was easy to forget that they were one of the support acts. It’s definitely worth keeping an eye on this up-and-coming band.
Man With a Mission
Next up was Man with a Mission who flew over from Japan to join Don Broco on the ‘Technology’ tour. They were met with substantial cheers from the crowd as they walked onto the stage wearing wolf heads, something that they are renowned for.
With a sound that echoed Limp Bizkit in parts, they definitely brought a show that was packed with high energy and great onstage presence.
With both support acts finished, the crowds waited eagerly for Don Broco to arrive on stage. It wasn’t long before the lights dipped ready for the show to start.
Fans roared as they filtered in, opening the night with ‘Pretty‘- one of the tracks off of their new album ‘Technology’. After the release of the album on February 2, it was evident that fans were dying to hear the new songs live as the crowd began jumping up and down belting the lyrics back to the boys on stage.
This was immediately followed by ‘Everybody’, a punchy and gritty track that kept the energy levels at max. You’d have a hard time not wanting to get up and move as each and every band member threw everything they had into this song, and throughout their entire set list.
We were also treated to some songs off of their older albums ‘Priorities’ and ‘Automatic’. Hearing these songs side by side with their newest releases highlights just how their sound has developed over time into something very special.
They have managed to bring together heavier riffs, melodic hooks, 80s pop-inflected rock, metal and funk into something that is quite frankly a breath of fresh air.
It’s hard to put a finger on it, but Don Broco seem to have something that’s very different from other bands in the genre. Whether it’s their likeable personalities, their quality musicianship or their top class song writing and performing capabilities is up for debate.
It is however these qualities that have aided in their rapidly growing fan base and seen them sell out prestigious venues like Alexandra Palace in London.
The show had absolutely everything you’d expect from Don Broco and more. If the crowd reaction is anything to go by, it’s only the start for these Bedford boys. They will undoubtedly continue to see more success in the future as they continue to play bigger and better venues.
Another year is upon us and it’s time to look ahead at some of our favourite bands who will be lighting up 2018 and gracing us with new tunes.
Arctic Monkeys – TBA
Well it has been a while since we have seen anything from the Arctic Monkeys. Going out on hiatus in 2016, the group apparently have been holed up in the studio for the majority of 2017, so we can only hope we can see the fruits of their labors in the year ahead, it’s almost a given now, whatever they produce will reach number 1 in the album charts.
Fall Out Boy – M a n i a
May have over done the spaces in the title of this one. Fall Out Boy originally had planned to release the follow up to American Beauty/American Psycho sometime mid last year but as time drew closer to release, they postponed the release by four months to work on some of the tracks. Well M a n i a should be upon us January 19th so we are hoping we won’t see it set back anymore this time round.
Myles Kennedy – Year of the Tiger
The minute news broke of a Myles Kennedy solo album, we were sold instantly. The front man for Alter Bridge and often teaming up with the legend Slash, a Myles Kennedy solo project comes with open arms as one of the greatest voices in rock takes to the spotlight by himself, we’re sure it’s going to be a belter.
Don Broco – Technology
We’ve had a pretty good preview of what to expect from Don Broco’s next album. Five singles have been released from their upcoming album: Pretty, Technology, Stay Ignorant, T-Shirt Song and Come Out to LA and all of them have been thoroughly played here at TiN HQ so we are pretty darn excited to hear what else is in store.
Muse – TBA
Well, lets run through what we know so far about Muse’s eighth studio album. Firstly, we have been given a single, ‘Dig Down’ which is a weird one which was a grower, the weird whammy synths is what caught us off guard and what we also love. Secondly, the album is due this year and thirdly, we are expecting a second single ‘Thought Contagion’ sometime early Feb, according to Mr Bellamy’s Twitter. That is pretty much all we know so far, but still, we look forward to hearing more.
The Prodigy – TBA
A curve ball inclusion but it’s a necessary one, it looks like the Prodigy are back at it after announcing they would no longer be making studio albums in 2015 after the release of The Day is My Enemy. The band took to Facebook, announcing shows for the end of 2017 and with that saying new beats were being played and a new album will be with us this year.
A compilation of what has been playing on our Spotify’s throughout the week.
This week’s playlist includes the latest singles from Shed Seven, Don Broco and Marmozets as well as some absolute classic tunes we couldn’t resist listening back to from Cage the Elephant, Wolfmother and The Rasmus.
This will be a feature that runs every Monday which will include the songs we have been listening to throughout the week before, which will include anything from the latest songs released to personal favourites. We hope you enjoy!
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