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Relentless vs Reading

Sep 3rd, 2015

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2015’s Reading Festival took place last weekend and Rookie Creative ventured down last Saturday to swap London’s beer gardens for a music and mud filled day in the countryside.

 

Saturday’s highly varied set of headliners – Metallica, Charlie XCX, Azealia Banks, The Wombats – made for an equally varied audience. Teens flocked en mass to Radio 1’s Dance Stage, nostalgic 90s kids split their time between the NME and XTRA stages and old school rockers could be found near the Main Stage – folding chairs and picnic blankets in tow.

 

At The Relentless Stage, however, there was something for everyone – from pop to rock; from well-known names, to today’s fresh faces. Striving to champion passion, dedication and commitment, The Relentless Stage covered all genres of music.

 

For one band in particular, Hunck, this meant that they were given the chance of a lifetime to join Reading’s line-up and bring their music to the festival’s legendary crowd.

 

Earlier this year, Relentless Energy Drink teamed up with pop/rock band Everything Everything for a third season of Relentless presents Here To Be Heard to find new musical talent, and Hunck was announced as winners.

As they took the stage early afternoon, we had the pleasure of sitting down for a quick chat with Everything Everything’s Michael Spearman (drums) and Jeremy Pritchard (bass).

 

The Mancunian four piece are currently making the festival rounds after releasing their third album, Get To Heaven (which can only be described as capturing the mood of times), earlier this summer. They played Reading Festival for the first time back in 2009 on the BBC’s Introducing Stage; this year they’re back to play at the second biggest stage.

 

When we sat down with Everything Everything, they had just been drinking with Foals, who later surprised the crowds with a secret set. Their album, What What Down, came out the previous day – it sure has been a summer of steady releases.

 

A few hours later – they played the early evening slot – we could clearly see why they had been invited back and the NME stage almost seemed too small for a band with so many loyal fans.

 

Everything Everything is going on tour this winter. For more information, visit everything-everything.co.uk/

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