Since next weekend will see the dual-festival behemoth that is Reading and Leeds 2012 take place, we’ve done our predictable thing and made a Spotify Slaylist of our picks of the best of this year’s line-up. Unlike past years, when we’ve jokingly made deliberately commercial Slaylists for Reading and Leeds, this year we’ve been a bit more selective.
We’ve kept this week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist to either a) the smaller bands on the bill, b) the bigger bands we really like that are on the bill, c) stuff that you probably think we don’t like but actually we think you should probably give a second chance to, and d) at least one surprise track from a band we haven’t really written about in the past, but we secretly kind of dig anyway. Whatever. Give the Slaylist a spin and see if you can guess which tracks by which bands fall into each category.
Spotify is available to most of Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand 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.
You really should’ve sorted out your Reading or Leeds tickets by now if you’re planning on going, but some tickets are still available if our Slaylist has encouraged you to shell out for the last big UK Summer festival of 2012. Check out the Reading or Leeds Festival websites respectively for details of what’s still available.