It may be difficult to imagine that a band who released their debut album on the first day of Reading Festival is now nearly headlining the Festival Republic stage.
But, then again, most bands haven’t had the rapid rise that Picture This have.
The Irish duo, consisting of Jimmy on the drums and Ryan on guitar and vocals, released their debut EP last August – a collection which went to #1 on the Irish charts. Since then, their major label release debut album was released just this past Friday and is already receiving international acclaim.
Alex Irons interviewed Picture This about their first experience of playing Reading Festival as well as where they feel the future of releasing music lies.
Alex Irons interviews Picture This about their first experience playing Reading Festival as well as where they feel the future of releasing music lies. (7 minutes)
Brighton based three-piece The Xcerts have gained somewhat of a cult following.
A touring band for many years, in 2009 when their debut studio album ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’ was finally released things took a turn none of them could have predicted.
Signed to Xtra Mile Recordings (also home to Frank Turner) – the band is back this year having released new single ‘Feels Like Falling In Love’ this past July. The single shot straight to #18 on the Spotify Viral Charts and hit 1M streams within the first week.
Alex Irons interviewed The Xcerts about their last minute preparations for Reading Festival on the Main Stage and their most recent single.
Alex Irons interviews The Xcerts about their last minute preparations for Reading Festival on the Main Stage and their most recent single. (10 minutes)
Having just released their debut EP, you could say that Honey Lung have had a very positive start to their music career.
The band – made up of Jamie, Omri, Charlie and David – played the BBC Introducing stage at Reading Festival this year, a celebration of just how well they’ve been able to do with only a few tracks out there.
With a sound comparable to the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, their new single ‘Sophomore’ (released this May) has received widespread acclaim and led to a headline show at London’s Camden Assembly.
So, with a following behind them like the one they have, we had to speak to them.
Alex Irons interviewed Honey Lung at Reading Festival before their headlining slot on the BBC Introducing Stage.
Alex Irons interviews Honey Lung at Reading Festival before their headlining slot on the BBC Introducing Stage. (6 minutes)