13:30 - Vienna Ditto
The popular duo who describe their music as 'voodoo sci-fi blues' have received national airplay, won a fan in Radio 1's Huw Stephens and played at Glastonbury festival.
"Exceptional...a breathtaking musical melting-pot that almost defies definition." Fortitude Magazine
"Sexy pop noir" The Daily Sport (!)
"Portishead doing a Tarantino soundtrack" Huw Stephens, Radio 1
"With Smoky-voiced femme fatale Hatty Taylor on vocals, London-based three piece Vienna Ditto mix wild-eyed rockabilly riffs with sparse, atmospheric electronica." Q Magazine
"Fantastically dirty... one of the catchiest choruses l've ever heard... made me want to dance round my bedroom with my hairbrush" The Fly Magazine
"Beautiful and terrifying in equal measure" Unsigned Band of the Year 2012 The Ocelot
14:30 - Poor Michael
Playing loud original riffy psychedelic goodness and gaining a reputation as an energetic rambunctious live outfit. Poor Michael are a 3 Piece band from the South of England made up of Andrew Bingham (Guitar & Vocals), Jack Pearce (Bass & Vocals), and Chris Crouch (Drums).
"they blend jazz wig outs with psychedelic interludes and more contemporary styles to form a fairly unique sound that has been described by BBC Introducing as “Arabic Danger Funk”. - The Fix Magazine
15:30 - Adam & Elvis
Reading Indie band Adam & Elvis have an ever increasing fanbase and they've received plays on BBC Berkshire.
“These guys were just oozing with a fantastic relaxed confidence, love the cheekiness of it, nice simple subject matter but with a really punchy catchy chorus. I thought it was a really good piece of Britpop.”
BBC Berkshire Panel
16:30 - Dead Bears
Dead Bears are a guitar based outfit from Kent. Two bravely loud guitars, anchored by a solid bass driven back line, topped with coarse vocals.
Formed form the ashes of various alternative Kent bands, Dead Bears aim to deliver a tidal wave of feedback, breaking into sharp and punchy set of modestly explosive songs. Colourful verse and chorus structures all completed with a sonically dark undertow.
It only took BBC Kent Introducing 4 hours to air their first demo track after it went online.
17:45 - La Trappistine
Formed in Reading in the spring of 2013, La Trappistine have spent the past year honing their efforts to create a mix of blues, rock and jazz and energetic live shows. They are attempting to keep the spirit of Rock and Roll alive whilst carefully trying to keep away from the guitar-based group cliche that many bands fall into nowadays.
18:45 - Febueder
"one of the UK’s most exciting new bands" - DIY
"A tonal exploration in texture, angular rhythms and distant vocals – it’s early days for Febueder, but if their playfulness and wide-eyed approach to making music continues, 2014 could see this young trio develop into the UK’s answer to Animal Collective." - THE LINE OF BEST FIT
"taut, intelligent, indie-pop" - NME RADAR
19:45 - Strike
Strive to Revel in Kind Emotions – a.k.a. STRIKE – is a British born artist, producer and songwriter. The winner of the UK Music Student Awards 2012 in the category Best Live Act started as club MC for TwiceasNice, where he worked with the likes of Wiley, N-Dubz and Skepta and hosted for a number of underground DJs. Not only is he rapping but he plays also keyboard (which he started playing a year ago). On stage he is backed by his live band and a singer. STRIKE moved recently from Reading to London to bring his career to the next level.
20:45 - Bloodflower
Bloodflower is a collaboration between two long term friends, artist, Jonnie Owen and producer, Tom Manning. The duo entered Monnow Valley Studios in September 2012 to work on a few ideas together. What started out as a creative experiment has progressed into a long term musical partnership. Jonnie and Tom made their live debut at Huw Stephens' Swn Festival in October last year, bolstered by their full live band setup. Their initial releases to date, namely the January free download track 'Indigo' and current release 'Horizon', have received critical acclaim from key taste-maker music blogs and radio play from the likes of Huw Stephens & Jen Long/Ally McCrae on BBC Radio 1, John Kennedy on XFM, Chris Hawkins on BBC Radio 6, Q Radio and Amazing Radio.
21:45 - Broken Hands
Broken Hands are a blues rock group from Canterbury, Kent. The band have received airplay on Radio 1, XFM and recently returned from playing SXSW Festival in Texas. The guys have been supporting U.S band Howler on their UK tour and will be supporting Black Sabbath at Hyde Park plus performing at Sonisphere festival.
They're one of our favourite live bands and we hope you enjoy them too!
"Steeped in dirty denim guitar chords and beat up amplifiers, the band's live shows have an unhinged quality which sets them apart." - CLASH Magazine
22:30 - John Kennedy (XFM DJ)
John Kennedy presents X-posure on national radio station XFM which is their longest running show and he's their longest serving DJ.
John has, through his X-Posure show, been instrumental in introducing the likes of The xx, Mumford & Sons, Lianne La Havas, Lucy Rose, Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, Razorlight, Kate Nash, M.I.A., The Ting Tings, Jamie T, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, The Futureheads, Maximo Park, Regina Spektor, The Rapture, Yeasayer, and Willy Mason to the UK airwaves.
We are thrilled that such an influential DJ has agreed to play records at our festival.
"like the late John Peel, relentlessly championed new music" - Q Magazine
"doyen of underground alternative music" - The Observer
23:30 - Pete Wheeler (Cubed)
Pete Wheeler is the co-founder Reading's most successful alt/ electronica clubnights Skint Mondays and Cubed. When Pete isn't Dj-ing at his own events, you'll find him behind the decks at KOKO for Buttoned Down Disco and spinning tunes on the summer festival circuit.
This man will MAKE you dance!