Thursday, 15 August 2013


As Beacons begins & Leeds Festival draws near, we pick, in no particular order, 15 out of many marvellous acts to see at each.
Sbtrkt - masked DJ turning darkness into offbeat joy
Local Natives - harmonies, grooves & reflective L.A anthems
Wire - legendary post punkers remaining vital  
Ghostpoet - downbeat tales in uplifting tunes 
Fucked Up - as the name suggests  
Malcolm Middleton - cult Scot unites with humourously affecting songs 
Savages - excitingly aggressive trio wind tightly  
Hookworms - heroic hypnotic local loudness  
Julia Holter - ethearal oddness quietly captivates  
Mikal Cronin - addictive US indie awesomeness  
Wytches - exciting howling garage whippersnappers  
Bill Ryder Jones - thoughtful literate folk from former Coral  
King No-One - Centre Stage winners with impressive York melodies 
John Talabot - all-night electronic glory from Spanish producer 
Django Django - artfully catchy English afrobeat to end on a high 
Deftones - main stage alt-metal drones triumphantly 
Frank Turner - folk-punk for the people by the Olympic opener
Foals - huge & intelligent math-wave 
City & Colour - moving melodies from acoustic Canadian 
A$AP Rocky - raw rapper tells us how Harlem is 
Tame Impala - warped psych remoteness wrapped in infectious tunes 
Alt-J - local lads done good celebrate awkwardly & awesomely 
Gallows - a riotous hardcore punk blast 
Tomahawk - Mike Patton's rock supergroup baffle & beguile 
Mount Kimbie - hazy electronic ambience envelops loudly 
Parquet Courts - short sharp shots of careless cool 
Tim Burgess - bowl-headed charlatan brings a laid back warmth  
Giggs - real-life Peckham-Caribbean rap from top boy bad boy 
Battle Lines - Futuresound victors kick out a passionate dynamic 
Eminem - the real slim shady brings the house down 

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