1. WARPAINT – An amazing band from the USA. The lead singer has a voice reminiscent of Emilana Torrini especially the way that she enunciates her words (although I am not sure if the lead singer is from Iceland). Here is a link to their excellent song “Elephant” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOFxb0F2F2A
2. TWIN ATLANTIC – A promising Scottish band (from Glasgow), much touted by BBC Radio 1 and featured on the Radio 1 documentary called ‘The Next Big Thing’ . Here is a link to their song – “human after all”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfQzBZPI59Q&NR=1
3. Bedouin Soundclash – One of the best bands that I have seen in the last 12 months (at a skiing event in Battersea this year). A very underrated band – Canadian too, so they must me good! Check out “until we burn” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9lTwuepLBc&feature=related
5. Interpol – From New York City, a band that I only really got to know a few years ago, as soon as I heard them I recognised that I had been worshipping false idols at the turn of the century, and that they were the original. Here is a link to a live version of “NYC” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waO8EUw5Ens
6. Elbow – The best band at Glastonbury this year.
By Philip Henson, Bargate Murray
- Reading and Leeds festival: nominate your favourite moments (guardian.co.uk)
- My Reading & Leeds: Mona (independent.co.uk)