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Frank Carter And the Rattlesnakes – [Photos]

Those of you outside the UK may not have come across Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes.

Frank Carter is one of the last of a breed, a true punk rock wild man.  Carter’s energy and aggression onstage has to be seen to be believed and when I say aggression that is exactly what I mean.  Frank has been known to punch members of the audience is they piss him off.

I caught Frank’s set at this years Reading Festival where he turned in an incredible performance.  On this occasion Frank even showed us that he has a softer side too 🙂

Those of you outside the UK may not have come across Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes.

Frank is one of the last of a breed, a true punk rock wild man.  Frank energy and aggression has to be seen to be believed and when I say aggression that is exactly what I mean.  Frank has been known to punch members of the audience is they piss him off.

I caught Frank’s set at this years Reading festival and Frank even showed us that he has a softer side too 🙂

Reading Festival 2015 – Friday

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I thought it might be nice to set some of my photographs from Friday at this years Reading festival to music.  Check it out and let me know what you think.

Limp Bizkit

Reading Festival 2015 – Limp Bizkit

I thought that some of you might like to see some of my photographs of Limp Bizkit at this years Reading Festival.  Enjoy.

Charli XCX

Reading Festival 2015 – Charli XCX

I admit it, I’m a music snob.

Never in a million years would I have ever bought a ticket to watch pop Princess Charli XCX.  I am big enough to admit that’s can mean that I miss out on some good music at times.

Whilst at Reading Festival I was on my way to watch and photograph Catfish and the Bottlemen when the heavens opened and the rain poured down.  With a half hour to spare i thought it might be fun to pop in to the dance stage to photograph Charli XCX.  I was amazed at what I found.  This girl was a bunch of fun.  Her energy, enthusiasm and attitude were amazing.  Now I have to say that Charli’;s style of pop rap really isn’t my thing but my word this girl is entertaining!

Check out my photographs.

New Found Glory – Reading Festival – live review and interview – Louder Than War | Louder Than War

Alan Ewart Caught up with Pop-punk pioneers New Found Glory to talk trend setting, touring and being back at Reading Festival for the fifth time

Source: New Found Glory – Reading Festival – live review and interview – Louder Than War | Louder Than War

Frank Turner

Reading Festival 2015 – Frank Turner

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Festival Republic Stage

Reading Festival

30 August 2015

I never miss a chance to see Frank Turner.  He is one of those artists who manage to turn every performance into a unique and memorable event.  Whether Frank plays with the sleeping Souls, with his hardcore outfit Mongol Horde, or as was the case on this occasion, he plays solo he always gives it his all.

This year marked Frank’s 9th appearance at Reading festival and then festival republic stage was absolutely crammed for his set.  There was also a huge overspill onto the grass areas outside the tent and everyone was there for one reason, a Frank Turner sing-along. They were not to be disappointed.

It is incredible how Turner can engage an audience but there it was again.  Just Frank and his acoustic guitar and a packed audience singing along to every song and fixated on his every word.  It is clear that Turner loves performing at reading, he is a huge fan of the festival and the Reading crowd love him back.

Turner opened his set with “The Angel Islington” from his new album, Positive Songs For Negative People and finished with a cover of Queens “Somebody To Love”.  Between these were were treated to 14 songs drawn from all of Franks albums.  We had huge favourites like “The Way I Tend To Be”, “Photosynthesis” and “I Still Believe” interspersed with rarities like “Isabel.”  The one thing that every song shared was the fact that the audience knew every word of every song and sang along to every word at the top of their lungs.

My favourite moment was probably “Recovery” from Tape Deck Heart certainly one of my favourite Turner songs.  Undoubtably the most moving moment was Frank’s rendition of “Song For Josh” a tribute to a friend who took his own life as a result of depression, something Frank has suffered from himself.  It has been very clear throughout Turners career that his songs are deeply personal and this is perhaps the reason that his songs resonate so much with his fans. It is very clear that Frank feels the loss of Josh very deeply and the emotion comes over loud and clear when he performs the song live.

I look forward to seeing Frank take the new songs on the road on his UK tour later this year.

Slaves Reading Festival

Reading Festival 2015 – Slaves

Check out some photographs of a brilliant set by Slaves at this years Reading Festival.