Bloody hell, there’s an awful lot of nonsense on the Reading and Leeds 2014 festival line-up, isn’t there? I mean, we know this isn’t a bona fide heavy music festival like Download and Sonisphere, but sweet flippin’ Jesus is there some pony stinking up the bill this year. That’s because it’s enormous – literally 100s of bands – but, as such, there are also a whole load of bloody excellent bands and this week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist cuts through all that and brings you the very best of the heavy stuff that you can find if you sniff around the schedule a little bit.
Pulled Apart By Horses
Pulled Apart By Horses are a 4 piece post-hardcore band from Leeds, England. It could either be a sick torture method or, according to the Observer, "the best live band in Britain". The band began in Feb 2008, momentum built quickly and they grabbed the attention of Radio 1's Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq, the NME, Artrocker and many of Britain's indie labels. Since then their amp-melting blend of rock riffs and alt-noise has seen them climb to the Read more on Last.fm
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Live: Overkill, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Safety Fire + Wet Nuns @ London 100 Club – 09 August 2012
August 22nd, 2012
When financial pressures and rising rent costs threatened to close London’s infamous (an yes, it’s one of the few venues that probably deserves such an epithet) 100 Club, Converse trainers stepped in with their chequebook to make sure the venue kept its doors open. This Summer, Converse also presented a series of curated nights at the venue, under the banner of ‘Converse Represent’. When it got to the heaviest of the shows – headlined by none other than Overkill – we sent that skinny punk beanpole, Tom Doyle, down to see what was what.
Six things we learnt when we sent Tom Doyle to Converse Represent at the 100 Club:
Reading & Leeds Festivals confirm Foo Fighters, Paramore, and Bullet For My Valentine among first 41 acts announced for 2012
March 12th, 2012
Festival Republic have tonight officially confirmed the first batch of 41 names playing their flagship festivals – Reading & Leeds Festivals. Although their arguably the UK’s biggest festivals taking place in 2012 (since Glastonbury is taking a year off), admittedly most of these names will be of little or no interest to the majority of our readers here at Thrash Hits, but there are a few heavier highlights in among the indie-fodder.
September 11th, 2010
September 11th, 2010
This was the second year in a row that Pulled Apart By Horses graced the Main Stage here at Offset Festival, and to all intents and purposes, they tore it up for the second time in a row too. Good work, lads!