So, day 2 of Leeds Festival at an end already. Here’s some thoughts on the day’s highlights.
Radiohead – 2 hour headliner set, the first half was gloriously atmospheric and then they cranked it up a gear. Ending with Paranoid Android, Just and Everything In Its Right Place. What’s that? You were expecting Creep? Silly billy.
Broken Records – more people should know about this Edinburgh seven-piece. Intense Arcade Fire style rock with a healthy dollop of Celtic folk. Brilliant
The Hot Rats – aka Gaz and Danny from Supergrass covering, among others, Beastie Boys, Roxy Music, Doors and The Beat. Tremendous fun
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – I still say their last album dragged in parts but live they remain formidable. A gorgeous acoustic version of Maps moved more than a few people to tears
Frank Turner – weirdly, he leaves me cold on record. Live, the intensity and joy he creates is a thing to behold
The flag ban – ok you can see the stage now but the flags added to the atmosphere for me. It’s not quite the same without them
That ‘Yorkshire’ chant – it’s a bit annoying really isn’t it? Can we stop it now please?
One last blog tomorrow night and remember to follow us live tweeting on Twitter @musicOMH