“The Godfather of the small festival scene” Truck Festival returns this weekend to its picturesque location in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside. Celebrating its 20th birthday this year, Truck is set to be bigger and better this year. The festival even sold out in record time.
Franz Ferdinand, The Libertines and The Vaccines will be headlining Truck Festival this year and they will be joined by Slaves, The Big Moon and The Wombats among others across the weekend.
We’re not off to the Truck Festival this year, but if you are heading to the festival or you’re just looking for some new bands to listen to, then here are five bands that you definitely should not miss across the weekend.
Pulled Apart By Horses
Personally, I didn’t like Pulled Apart By Horses until I saw them live. Absolutely shocking if you ask me, as they’re definitely one of the most energetic bands around and their live performances are something else completely. So don’t be like me and make sure you go and see them live as soon as you can.
Telling the truth, I’d not actually listened to Bloxx before writing this post, but I was instantly impressed by the band. The Uxbridge based indie-rock four piece have taken a more abrupt approach with their latest single ‘Curtains’. Bloxx have recently announced that they are set to tour alongside Inheaven and King Nun later this year.
Sometimes you can tell that a band are going to be good by their name, I try not to rest on this because I’m usually wrong. This wasn’t the case with Peaness. The Chester based trio released a charming, indie-pop EP ‘Are You Sure?’ recently, but that’s definitely one question you shouldn’t be asking when considering seeing Peaness live.
Luna Bay are a London/Wales based indie band and we loved their track ‘Smoke and Mirrors‘ late last year. The band released their third single ‘Hometown’ just two weeks ago and are definitely destined for great things. Be sure not to miss them at Truck this weekend!
Writing funky, rock n roll music, Atlast Wynd, the Brighton via north east trio have been making waves for themselves recently. The band released their double A side ‘Eyes Fixed On The Sun / You’re On Mind’ just last month. Not being a band to stop there, they’re already recording even more tunes, so keep your eyes pealed.