Tom Forster debuts Strictly Rock this week, offering an alternate view on the Chase & Status announcement, presenting a more moderate take on Enter Shikari, and unveiling his very first album of the week.
One of the biggest marmite bands around today, Sonic Boom Six might not be loved by all, but they do represent a genuine Reading success story, proving that a challenging young band can rise from the Lock Up to the Main Stage.
Tom Forster fires off the counter argument, his message is clear; The Cure may be great, but Reading has changed, The Cure haven’t, and the two simply don’t fit together anymore.
Brutal batterings and careful constructed art-rock odysseys, Rolo Tomassi are full of surprises, and it only took one performance for this band to go down in history, but then again, turning the NME Tent into on giant Wall of Death tends to do that for you.
Supergroups, what a terrible concept, Travelling Wilburys aside they’re never really all that super, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t utterly awesome, and The Raconteurs have certainly cemented their place in Reading history with two memorable performances.