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9 Artists at Reading and Leeds on Adverts

 

It happens all the time – your friend tells you about a band they like, only to be met with a raised eyebrow and you claiming vehemently that you’ve never heard them in your life. Turns out you’re the fool though when your eyes light up as they play that song you heard on an advert the other week.

Here are some artists featured at the upcoming festivals that you might have thought you’ve never heard of before, or just didn’t know they’d been in an advert:

 

Jake Bugg – Lightning bolt

You may not have heard his other music, but chances are you’ve heard this song from his debut album originally titled ‘Jake Bugg.’

Reading: Main Stage – Saturday 23rd August
Leeds: Main Stage – Sunday 24th August

 

Metronomy – The Look

What you might have mistaken for simple background music is actually part of a longer song by Metronomy, whose latest album reached number seven in the UK charts.

Reading: NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage – Friday 22nd August
Leeds: NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage – Saturday 23rd August

Temples – Keep in the Dark

Here’s a more recent one, aired in July of this year. Since their formation in 2012 they’ve definitely received some attention, being referred to as the ‘best new band in Britain’ by Noel Gallagher.

Reading: NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage – Friday 22nd August
Leeds: NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage – Saturday 23rd August

Disclosure – You & Me (Flume Remix) [feat. Eliza Doolittle]

This Lacoste advert with the tagline ‘Life is a beautiful sport’ also features some beautiful music from Disclosure, one of the few who will be playing live on the NME stage.

Reading: NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage – Sunday 24th August (live)
Leeds: NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage – Friday 22nd August (live)

The Hives – Tick Tick Boom

You must have heard this one before – featured in the iconic Citroen ad. You know, the one with the swinging car? More recently they featured in the Xbox One advert aired last year, with their song ‘Come on’.

Reading: Main Stage – Saturday 23rd August
Leeds: Main Stage – Sunday 24th August

The Horrors – The Kraken

This Nissan Juke ad was hard to track down, but it features exclusively composed music by The Horrors – http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/thework/1122353/

Reading: NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage – Sunday 24th August
Leeds: NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage – Friday 22nd August

Maverick Sabre – Do Your Thing

This TK Maxx advert features singer-songwriter and rapper Maverick Sabre, perhaps known best for his single, ‘I need’.

Reading: NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage – Sunday 24th August
Leeds: NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage – Friday 22nd August

Wilkinson – Half Light (feat Tom Cane)

Chances are you haven’t seen this recent ad by fashion retailer Boohoo.com (unless you watch too much daytime TV). You might have heard the song before though, from the guy who brought you ‘Afterglow’.

Reading: BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage – Friday 22nd August
Reading: BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage – Saturday 23rd August (Special Guest)

You Me At Six – The Swarm

If you haven’t heard of You Me At Six before then you’ve probably been living under a rock. You might have missed their Thorpe Park TV ad a couple of years back though, featuring a personal favourite of mine, ‘The Swarm’.

Reading: Main Stage – Sunday 24th August
Leeds: Main Stage – Friday 22nd August

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Author: Ryan Maskell

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