Having wanted to attend the ever growing Euphoria of Glastonbury for many years now, I had to make do once more watching Glasto from my home, but then again I would have missed the abundance of music played so I thought for this month’s entry I would share some of my favourite acts which I’ve seen via the BBC iPlayer thus far for you to check out.
A band I’m glad are finally getting the recognition they so deserve following the commercial success of their latest album What went down, released last year which the album titled song made for an energetic climax to their set.
One of my favourite bands of the decade so far with their electro-pop debut album Bad Blood. Bastille played the hits also some of their more recent material, and I’m eagerly anticipating the follow up album which is expected to be out by the end of the summer.
The electronic French band, I’m still carrying their 2011 album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming around on my phone and still enjoy listening to it from time to time.
- Sigur Ros
Although I only remember the Icelandic band for their hit Hoppipolla some ten years ago, now I was blown away by their performance with sonic sounding guitars and experimental sound, which combined with the beautiful falsetto of the lead singer made for something of a Radiohead performance.
- The Very Best
A kind of fusion of reggae and pop made for a pleasurable listen and I later found out is a collaboration between a London based DJ and singer from Malawi, which explained the very nice combination of cultural influences.
- Explosions in the Sky
A captivating band who perform solely with their three guitars and drum which really gave an appreciation for their ability.
Although I still preferred their second performance, their performance this year still packed a massive punch and was worthy of the headliner slot.
- Jack Garratt
A one man band who amazed me with his ability to manage playing multiple instruments live alongside a lovely vocal.
One of my favourite bands growing up and despite having lost their way somewhat with recent albums their latest album established their writing ability and with in my opinion, three brilliant albums their Glastonbury set was fantastic to watch.
Another new artist I was introduced to, the haunting vocals of the Norwegian singer reminded a little of the singer of the Cranberries, which combined with her emotional lyrics made for an emotional listening experience.