“Disco 2000” – Pulp
Recently reformed in time for a number of festival appearances including Reading & Leeds and T in the Park.
“Good Vibrations” – The Beach Boys
Founding member and chief songwriter of The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, is heading out on a solo tour this summer with a performance at Bestival.
“I Want To Be Your Lover” – Prince
Prince is known for his flamboyant live gigs, just watch his Superbowl halftime show for further evidence.
“Daddy Fat Sax” – Big Boi
Big Boi, the larger half of rap duo Outkast, released his solo debut last year to critically acclaim. Don’t miss his brief stop in the UK this summer.
“Bring The Noise” – Public Enemy
It’s a good year for hip hop at festivals, with legendary acts like The Wu Tang Clan and Public Enemy bringing the noise to the main stages of Glastonbury and Bestival respectively.
“Queen Of Hearts” – Fucked Up
Fucked Up might not be able to top their one-off 12 hour gig, but you’d be nuts not to catch them at Reading & Leeds.
“We Shall Visit” – Islet
There’s no way to really explain the instrumental post-rock wigs outs, drum-duo breakdowns and abrasive noise that Islet are masters of without seeing them live.
“Kule Kule” – Konono Nº1
Konono Nº1 are a musical group from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo known for their entrancing rhythms and use of DIY instruments.
“Hang With Me” – Robyn
Robyn seems to have mastered the electro-pop niche better than anyone. Don’t forget to see her at Glastonbury, Bestival or Lovebox.