So, line-ups for most of the biggest festivals in the UK have now been released, and here at Attitude Inc. we can’t wait to get involved with some beer, music, sunshine, and mud.
A lot of the headliners this year have been a bit ‘meh’ – especially Mumford & Sons at Reading Leeds.
Despite this horrific news, we’ve not been put off scouring the line-ups to find out where we can see the artists we do like, while also making sure we don’t end up with middle of the road folk-pop guff sullying our ears. At any point.
Here’s our rundown of the top artists.
Slaves are a two-piece punk band from sunny Tunbridge Wells, and despite there being only two of them – Issac on drums and lead vocals, and Laurie on guitar – they can make a lot of noise.
These silly chaps have recently supported Jamie T, performed live on Jools Holland, and have had numerous singles feature as the ‘Hottest Record in the World’ on Radio 1.
Their debut album, ‘Sugar Coated Bitter Truth’ was released in 2012, with their follow up album ‘Are You Satisfied’ set for release on 1st June.
Their single ‘Feed the Mantaray’ was described by frontman and drummer, Issac Holman, as “aquatic madness”. He went on to say: “I’d like to say there’s some sort of hidden meaning you can look for, but it is just utter silliness.”
Check them out performing live below, and see Slaves at numerous UK festivals, including Reading/Leeds, Bestival and Y Not Festival.
My Nu Leng
If grimy, dirty, house-influenced beats are more your thing, make sure you don’t miss My Nu Leng this summer.
The Bristol based duo’s sound traverses the whole spectrum between pitch shifted vocals and bass heavy rumbles, meaning their music is always deep and on point with a festival vibe.
Their Radio 1 Mini-Mix for Annie Mac from last summer gives a pretty good idea of what you can expect from their festival set, and the pair have had massive support from Laurent Garnier, Zane Lowe, and Mistajam.
These guys are set to be big in 2015. See them at Glastonbury, and start practicing your best bass face to their releases on Soundcloud now.
Hailing from the East End of London town, The Skints are a 4 piece reggae band with dub, hip hop, punk, and ska influences. They have just released their third album, ‘FM’ following the huge success of their sell-out tour while promoting the album ‘Part and Parcel’ back in 2012.
The Skints have previously supported The King Blues, Gogol Bordello, Reel Big Fish and Bedouin Soundclash, as well as getting some sick remixes and collaborations under their belts – most recently with Tippa Irie and Horseman featuring on their new single ‘This Town’.
The Skints provide the perfect festival soundtrack, with heavy basslines and skanking reggae beats. If you don’t believe me, check out the video of their latest single below.
Multiple UK festival dates to be released after an epic Europe and US tour is done and dusted.
Hyped as one of the most exciting live bands around, Cancer Bats are sure to knock off socks and blow up skirts at Reading and Leeds this year. Sneaky peek at one of the new tracks is right here to whet your appetite…
Metallica are headlining Reading and Leeds this year.
I think we can all agree, they’re a much better headline act than Mumford and Sons. NUFF SAID.
What artists are you looking forward to seeing this year? Hit us up!