Ones to watch at Reading Festival 2013 - Top 10

The same as last year, but all rammed into one gorgeous post! Here we choose the best 10 bands to watch at this years festival (same for Leeds obviously).

1 - As Elephants Are

They've got a lot of hype around them on the back of their last single "Lucifer" and "Youth Blood". with a new single coming up that's surely going to be played on the Radio all over the UK this is going to be a prime place to check out one of the hottest bands around!


Where? BBC Introducing Stage
When? Sunday




2 - Casablanca

We're so in love with this band we've even booked them for a show back in January! While most bands hide behind a fa├žade Casablanca are one of those bands that play great music and are awesome guys to be around. If you imagine Phoenix crossed with early Bloc Party and the upbeat Bombay Bicycle Club songs then you (in a nut-shell) have Casablanca. You can download their latest track "We Could Forever" below!


Where? BBC Introducing Stage
When? Saturday




3 - Saint Raymond

We've mentioned him here before, and Callum Burrows band shall be gracing the stage this year at Reading. Quite an achievement for him considering how young he is!After being touted as the next Jake Bugg, touring with Gabrielle Aplin and Lewis Watson and performing at such festivals as The Great Escape he is certainly a talent to keep an eye on! Check out his track "Everything SHe Wants" below.


Where? BBC Introducing Stage
When? Saturday




4 - Fenech-Soler

We've been banging on about Fenech-Soler since day one of this blog/website, and after seeing them five or so times we still enjoy their sound. What's more is that they'll be showcasing new material from their forthcoming album "Rituals". With VERY favourable reviews coming in regarding their latest single "Magnetic". They're unafraid to embrace their pop side, the band marry big bouncy beats, chanting vocals, epic guitars and Hoover-style synth rushes that make you feel like you're on a rollercoaster.


Where? BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage
When? Friday




5 - Stay Positive

We've dubbed them the new Crystal Castles, but that may be a bit unfair as Stay Positive have much more going for them. The London producer is a classicaly trained violinist but that doesn't hold him back from making massive dance tunes that'll wake you up from the dead! The track below is what we love about them the most, get ready for a messy start to your day!


Where? BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage
When? Sunday




6 - Is Tropical

After they've revealed their masks the band have (if anything) become a whole lot better! This point is made with their track "Dancing Anymore". After the massive hype around their first album and the worldwide success of it, they're now going to be playing tunes off their 2nd LP. After being booked to play in Mongolia this appearance might be a bit too straight forward for them! But one thing is for sure, it's going to be fun to see the trio again!


Where? BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage
When? Friday




7 - Jaws

Jaws, a band I've been into since the demo CD, and I'm not saying that, I actually do have it! They've been rising with the B-Town scene, but recently they've been lagging behind. But this performance will push them back into the spotlight, with their "Milkshake" EP already out and their single "Gold" out as well, now is the time to jump on the band-wagon, check out "Gold" below to see why we've been following them for so long! Summer loving!


Where? BBC Introducing Stage
When? Friday




8 - Post War Years

After seeing them support White Lies and Wild Beasts back in 2010 we've been keeping a close eye on the Leamington-Spa band. And when "All Eyes" dropped last year we knew that they were going to strike gold with their album.


Where? BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage
When? Saturday




9 - Childhood

A band that has suddenly appeared on our radar a few months ago, the London band have caught the eyes of everyone in the music industry. They comprise of four fresh-faced young lads who master the art of shoegaze summer rock. Their live show is full of melodies and woozy innocence akin to The Stone Roses but with less swagger. Again like Wolf Alice, being advertised as one of the hottest guitar bands around and with little to give on the internet, they have a lot to give at their live shows and it’s not to be missed.


Where? NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage / AND / BBC Introducing Stage
When?  Saturday




10 - Peace

The B-Town scallywags finally hit up Reading, this is going to be one of the hottest sets of the weekend. Do be sure to check them out as they'll no doubt be playing their Binary Finary cover "1998".



Where? NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage
When? Friday