26 Jan 2015
Stop everything else, End Of The Road's line up has just won 2015
This morning, End Of The Road announced the first wave of acts for it's 2015 festival; and crikey, it's one hell of a line up.
The three headliners are absolutely out of this world, for a start; I can't imagine Glastonbury legitimately picking out 3 acts that great. Surfjan plays only his second ever festival performance, and his first in the UK, whilst The War On Drugs pretty much owned last year, didn't they? And god, Tame Impala, one of the best bands in the world are playing a headline show, which pretty special in itself. Last year the Flaming Lips played that slot, and although it was incredible, Tame Impala could definitely step up to the Saturday headline in a fashion that is far beyond the capabilities of any of the other bands in the entire world.
Complimenting Tame Impala perfectly is the psyched-out sounds of fellow Aussies Pond, whose most recent album was absolutely mind-blowing, and is in fact out today. Also providing the psychedelia is the fuzzy fuzz sound of Fuzz, Ty Segall's stoner thrash band, as well as the psych-inspired garage rock of The Black Tambourines and Ultimate Painting.
The rest of the line-up is solid too, with the inclusion of Django Django and Future Islands' danceable indie rock, and the art-punk of Ought. Fat White Family, Hinds, The Unthanks, Alvvays, The Drink and Happyness complete and make sure this is almost certainly the best line up we'll see all year.
(WRITTEN BY CALUM CASHIN)