With all the brouhaha regarding summer outdoor festivals, we somewhat neglected a springtime indoor one that’s taking place on our very doorstep – DesertFest. Today is the third and final day of the first London incarnation of the festival, where more than 50 stoner, doom, spacerock and sludge bands have been giving the foundations of Camden Town a solid shake-up. If – like us – you had to miss this year’s festival, you can at least console yourself with the Spotify Slaylist we’ve made in the festival’s honour.
Both the big and small acts on DesertFest’s line-up should be familiar to long-time readers of Thrash Hits – obviously we’ve featured the headline bands in a variety of capacities over the years, but plenty of the smaller bands we’ve raved about or featured as Future Hits. Astrohenge, Slabdragger, Dopefight, Trippy Wicked, and Sedulus have all graced Thrash Hits at some point – and we’ve done our best to cram as many of them as possible into this week’s Slaylist.
Spotify is available to most of Western Europe and the USA for free – though obviously you’re better off shelling out either £5 or £10 a month for one of Spotify’s premium packages, as then you can listen to our Slaylists without having them interrupted by adverts. For our readers in countries not currently serviced by Spotify….sorry.