Run-up to Reading and Leeds

The coveted Reading and Leeds festivals start in just four days (23 August 2013) and it’s time to get the wellies, ponchos and merriment packed up for the most exciting weekend of music in the summer calendar.

Acts performing at this years festivals include HAIME, Frightened Rabbit, Nine Inch Nails, Jake Bugg among a wide range of others waiting to show R+L revilers the time of their lives. Even without extra acts on the bill this years headliners have set the bar high enough with a mix of rap, rock and punk on offer.

Green Day

Returning to the main stage after a less than stellar year, Green Day are returning to Reading, and Leeds this year, after their impromptu performance in the NME tent last year. After lead singer Armstrong spending months in rehab, less than fantastic reviews from their three album release, the so called Kings of pop-punk will follow the drunk bunny to perform tracks from their most recent albums and old fan favourites from 1994’s Dookie, covers of some great classic songs and show festival goers that the Bay Area’s finest still know how to rock the stage.

Biffy Clyro

Scottish giants Biffy Clyro will take the main stage at this years King and Queen of music festivals. After years of working hard to get themselves known the trio have worked their way to having a headlining spot. The release of Opposites, the sixth studio album from Biffy, earlier this year cemented the band in the music industry with their blend of progressive rock and ridiculously catchy songs. The only British band headlining this years festival it would seem there is a lot to prove, but Biffy Clyro will prevail. 

Eminem

The Real Slim Shady is back and probably as good as he ever was! The release of his latest single ‘Survival‘ proves that Eminem’s return after 2010’s Recovery is going to be the biggest yet. Closing the Leeds festival fans can expect nineties nostalgia with favourites including ‘Lose Yourself’ and some of the Detroit rappers latest hits – for all we know Marshall Mathers might surprise the crowd with some special guests.

This is arguably the biggest R+L lineup so far with a wide mix of performances available: dance, rock, alt rock, folk and hip hop, silent discos and comedy, if the sun stays shining it could be the best festival of the summer.

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The View – Tacky Tattoo

Sometimes I wanna sell my soul to the devil
And sometimes I wanna put a face long gone
And sometimes I feel that I’m not so clever
That I don’t even know the things that I’ve done wrong

‘Cause the girl with the tacky tattoo is the one you shouldn’t do
It only lead to trouble epic fails
Oh the girl with tacky tattoo the one that ruined me and you
The one I wish I never knew

And sometimes would you sell your soul to the devil
And do you ever wanna put a face long gone
And sometimes you feel you’re not so clever
That you can’t even find a melody for your song

Oh the girl with the tacky tattoo is the one that shouldn’t do
It will only lead to trouble epic fails
Oh the girl with tacky tattoo the one that ruined me and you
The one I wish I never knew

I’m not waiting around for the lost or the found
To come back around
I’m not waiting around for the lost or the found
To come back around
I’m not waiting around for the lost or the found
To come back around

‘Cause the girl with the tacky tattoo is the one you shouldn’t do
It will only lead to trouble epic fails
Oh the girl with tacky tattoo the one that ruined me and you
The one I wish I never knew
One I wish I never knew
Oh I wish I never knew
Oh I wish I never knew

Comics join Mumford and Sons

The Edit

Mumford and Sons have released the latest video to accompany new single, ‘Hopeless Wanderer’. 

The video, released Sunday evening and already the most viewed video on the bands Vevo, includes everything you would expect from a Mumford and Sons video: grass, banjos, beards and…comedians.

English four piece, Mumford and Sons are replaced by comedy actors Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte – best known for their characters in The Hangover, Arrested Development, SNL and other hit comedy shows – but it takes some time to realise Marcus Mumford and co aren’t in the video.

Taking a comedic twist with their latest release from 2012’s full length album Babel it has everything a Mumford fan would expect from the folk four piece but a hilarious twist thrown in.

 

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