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With more bands being added to the line-ups of Glastonbury, Download and Leeds & Reading recently, The New Sound. has been picking out some of the best bands from the three festivals that we recommend you go see. Next up, it’s Britain’s most famous festival…


Glastonbury is a very diverse festival, and you’ll already know whether or not to say the big names (Jay-Z anyone? The Hoosiers? James Blunt? No?) so we’ve been delving into the depths of the line-up poster to find the bands you mustn’t miss on the smaller stages.

Other Stage

Neon Neon

Super Furry Animals and Boom Bip man Gruff Rhys’ new project is two-piece Electro-pop outift Neon Neon. Debut album Stainless Style was a good listen, and if you’re digging their electro styles, I’d recommend taking the time out of your festival experience to experience their chilled pop first hand.

MP3: Neon Neon – I Told Her On Alderaan

John Peel Stage

The Ting Tings

Salford-based Boy-girl indie-pop duo The Ting Tings have swooped to indie stardom very quickly, with cracking singles Great DJ and That’s Not My Name. Check out Jules and Katie perform on the John Peel Stage at Glasto and you won’t regret it. Unless you call her Stacey or Jane, she doesn’t seem to like that.

MP3: The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name

Band Of Horses

Formerly known as simply Horses, (name changed to avoid confusion with HORSE the band, personally I don’t think it helped that much), Band Of Horses are aptly located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Their music is, pleasant, beautifully constructed indie-pop balladry. Often compared to My Morning Jacket because of the vocals, Band Of Horses are signed to Sub Pop records, home of atheist-punks The Thermals and The Shins, The Go! Team and many more.

MP3: Band Of Horses – The Funeral

MP3: The Thermals – No Culture Icons

Holy Fuck

Radio-friendly experimental electro band Holy Fuck are sure to be one of the more interesting bands to watch on this year’s Glastonbury line-up. Expect lots on buttons and knobs, and buttons with knobs on, as these four Canadians construct their powerful electronica for your listening pleasure.

MP3: Holy Fuck – Lovely Allen

Honourable Mentions

These are some more bands that are playing Glasto that shouldn’t be over-looked, but I’m going to end up with an EPIC post if I write about every band on this line-up that’s worth seeing, and quite frankly, I don’t have the time. Here are the pick of the bunch from the rest of the festival:

The Duke Spirit, MGMT, The Automatic (screamy guy out + youcodenameis:milo guy in = good trade), Seasick Steve, The Holloways, Captain, Elbow, Hercules and Love Affair, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, The Whip, autoKratz, Our Fold, and many many more…