SU­PER MAS­SIVE ROCK SHOW!

YOU’VE READ ALL ABOUT MARMOZETS’ RE­TURN AND WHILE SHE SLEEPS’ RE­MARK­ABLE JOUR­NEY TO READ­ING & LEEDS – BUT THERE’S A WHOLE WORLD OF OTHER EPIC PER­FOR­MANCES TO ROCK THE BANK HOL­I­DAY WEEK­END. FROM MUSE TO PVRIS, VIA NECK DEEP, YOU ME AT SIX AND THE AMITY AFF

Kerrang! (UK) - - Reading Leads -

1 THE FULL-BLOWN MUSE SPEC­TA­CLE we’ve seen The epic progrock­ers bring bal­leri­nas, ufos, drones and more To The stage – and The fun isn’t set To stop… HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE PROSPECT OF HEAD­LIN­ING R&L AGAIN? MATT BEL­LAMY (VO­CALS/

GUI­TAR): “We’re very ex­cited to do it, as it will be our only big show in the whole of Europe this year.we’ve al­ways had great me­mories of that fes­ti­val.we’d go there as teenagers a lot. I saw Jeff Buck­ley, Smash­ing Pump­kins and Rage Against The Ma­chine there in the ’90s. Read­ing was al­ways a great fes­ti­val to go and see in­flu­en­tial artists.”

WHAT ARE YOUR EN­DUR­ING ME­MORIES OF R&L?

“The first time we head­lined the sec­ond stage we were play­ing at the same time as Oa­sis, so we were wor­ried about hav­ing no au­di­ence.we ended up hav­ing a big crowd, and there were some peo­ple chant­ing ‘Fuck Oa­sis!’ – which was rude but kind of funny.”

YOU’RE PLAY­ING AFTER LIAM GAL­LAGHER THIS YEAR. HE FA­MOUSLY HAD HIS JACK­ETS STOLEN AT GLAS­TON­BURY. WHAT BIT OF STAGE-WEAR COULD YOU NOT DO WITH­OUT?

“I’d be most up­set if some­one stole my video glasses I usu­ally wear dur­ing the song Mad­ness.all of the words to the song are on the video screens on them, so I’d be re­ally pissed if some­one stole them, as they’re the only pair that ex­ists in the world.they cost about £10,000 and took six months to make.”

YOU’RE KNOWN FOR YOUR IN­CRED­I­BLE STAGE SHOW, SO WHAT CAN WE EX­PECT THIS TIME AROUND?

“There’s go­ing to be some fun stuff.we’re hop­ing to get a re­ally ex­cit­ing spe­cial guest to per­form with us. We’ll prob­a­bly play at least one new song… Well, it’s a song called Dig Down that’s been out for a lit­tle while. And to con­trast that we’ll prob­a­bly play a very old song we haven’t done in a long time.we’re hop­ing, mu­si­cally, to put two or three big sur­prises in there.vi­su­als-wise, we’ll be do­ing some pretty spec­tac­u­lar fire­works.”

HOW’S IT BEEN TOUR­ING WITH 30 SEC­ONDS TO MARS AND PVRIS OF LATE?

“Both bands are re­ally cool and great live per­form­ers. It al­most feels like a mini fes­ti­val; it doesn’t re­ally feel like sup­port acts be­cause ev­ery band is get­ting great re­sponses from the crowd.the tour has been re­ally good fun be­cause it’s the first time we’ve re­ally done an ex­pen­sive out­door U.S. sum­mer tour.”

HOW IS WORK GO­ING ON THE NEW AL­BUM?

“It’s still very early days.there are prob­a­bly only about two or three songs that we’re in the process of work­ing on, and then there’s an­other three of four that we’re go­ing to start work­ing on ei­ther at the end of this year or early next year.what’s in­ter­est­ing about the songs we’re work­ing on is that we’re chip­ping away at them whilst be­ing on the road, and it’s been a long time since we’ve done that. Look­ing back to the early days of the band we re­alised we’d made some [al­bums] in be­tween tours, and when you do that it can change your per­spec­tive on what you’re do­ing, be­cause you’re more in­flu­enced by what you’re do­ing on­stage.”

WHAT ELSE ARE YOU DO­ING DIF­FER­ENTLY?

“We’re go­ing to be us­ing lots of pro­duc­ers rather than just one, so we can ex­plore lots of dif­fer­ent sounds.and for the first time, we’re go­ing to be look­ing at do­ing some col­lab­o­ra­tions with other artists. I haven’t got any ideas who yet, but I know we’re in­ter­ested in do­ing it…” main stage; L: FRI­DAY, 9:25Pm; R: sun­day, 9:55Pm

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