"a textural pick ’n’ mix of Technicolor piano powered by an ear for quirky pop and sticky sweet earworms." - The Line Of Best Fit
"One of our favourite new bands." - Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
"Their excellent new record is full of their trademark absurd wit." - The Independent
It will be three months since Are You Listening? Festival tookover Reading with the biggest AYL yet and we plan to throw a summer party to celebrate.
We also will be able to announce our festival total too.
Entry: Free*, 18+. 4 pm onwards.
* A £5 donation is kindly encouraged - all cash goes to Reading Mencap.
A host of live music/ djs over the weekend + the return of AYL ale!! :)
SAT 23RD JULY
GIRL FRIEND (electro pop)
“Girl Friend seem to have arrived with their sound complex, exact, intoxicating.” Clash
Headliners on Saturday are Manchester's Girl Friend who are inspired by the classic and refined electronic pop. The band are playing a number of high profile events including Secret Garden Party and supporting Take That at Hyde Park.
+ Honey Lung (alt rock), Khamsina (folk), Little Cub (indie), Ocean Ruins (folk rock), Workin' Man Noise Unit (alt noise makers) + DJs Artrocker + AYL.
SUN 24TH JULY
CAIROBI (pysch pop)
"Walls of grunge-gaze fuzz meet polyrhythms and tropical pop” The Line Of Best Fit
Cairobi produce psych-pop which sound reflects their various backgrounds from Italy and Mexico via France, and has received support from the likes of 6Music and Huw Stephens at Radio 1. They were described by Clash as "Wistful psychedelia akin to Animal Collective.”
+ Chartreuse (indie pop), Cody Noon (Instrumental atmospheric), Quiet Victories (post rock), stupidchief (alt indie rock), ThreeLetterAgency (soulful pop) + DJs Solid Gold Death Star + guests