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Preview: Truck Festival 2016

When it comes to music, we all strive to find that sound and that band that feels like our own. For the last couple of years, Truck have managed to create the festival equivalent. If you’re looking for somewhere to lay your hat and call home, Hill Farm in July will have you sorted. Whilst the Oxford party is growing in stature, attracting music lovers from far and wide, It’s managed to keep it’s charm. This year see’s Welsh guitar giants Manic Street Preachers headline the weekend, along with Catfish and the Bottlemen and Everything Everything. Bigger crowds call for bigger names but it’s what’s beneath the surface that sets our So Young hearts racing. Truck is one of those events where you can trust they’ll be representing the right sounds and they’ll be representing them early. If you’re anything like us, the lower your eyes wonder down their poster, the higher your excitement grows.

We’ve taken a look over the line up and picked out some must-see’s from Truck Festival 2016.

Spring King

The Manchester boys are one of the hardest working around, they’ve been doing it for years and they know what they’re gonna give you. Theyre a band who get you sweating and keep you moving. When we spoke to the band in Issue 9 and the boys highlighted their intent “Most of the time, I like the music to be quite upbeat and easy to jump around to.”.

Public Access T.V.

New York bands get a leg up when it comes to excitement. We are all waiting for that next ‘you know who’… but Public Access TV deliver deserved excitement. They cover the bases. They’ll melt your hearts, they’ll make you move and they’ll get you singing. Taking to any stage they can, John, Xan, Max and Pete have been delivering the good stuff with indie dancefloor gems. It takes something pretty special to make the guitar band format stand out and they know what they want. Speaking to us in Issue Seven, Frontman John says “Once the album is released, It’s just full steam ahead forever”. We cant help but believe them.

Baby Strange

Scottish music is reaching a healthy state, with quality in variety their bragging right. Glasgow is home to one of the country’s brightest hopes, Baby Strange. Doing it the ‘right’ way, Johnny Madden and co. have traveled the length and breadth of the UK to rile up our youth and bring raw power which exceeds their 3 piece set up. With Indie-Punk at it’s core, it may seem familiar but it’s justified with anthemic songwriting and messages of discontent.

Black Honey

They’ve been hailed as saviours of the ‘show’. Theyre the band who don’t settle for just making songs. If we find ourselves lucky enough to experience the setting sun at Truck this year, there’s a strong chance Black Honey have written the soundtrack. It’s within their vision you see. When speaking to the band in Issue Nine, Front woman, Izzy, explains “Yeah I don’t think I’m alone in saying that when I listen to music it feels like my life gets transformed into something more cinematic.”.With music that transcends between ‘pop hits’ and ‘movie scores’, Izzy and co strive to bring you something more than half an hour of sing along grit. They’ve toured with the best of them (CC: The Wytches, Twin Peaks & YAK) and now it’s their turn to take the magic out of Brighton and deliver it to the World.

The Big Moon

Much has changed since debut track ‘Eureka Moment’ dominated our Soundcloud’s. The London four piece have kept the pressure of the ‘hype’ firmly at bay and focused on producing songs which satisfy all of your needs. Since being dubbed as female saviours of the Libertine dream, theyve proved to be so much more. Time has grown the band, grown the songs and grown the stages upon which they play on. Time on tour with bands such as The Maccabess has placed them up their with the big boys and theyve come away unfazed. The Big Moon specialise in those songs in which you’ll happily sing along to but when you sit and take in the lyrics, you could quite easily be left with a tear. It’s an art. A must see at this years festival.

You’d also be a fool to miss… Shame, Shark Dentist, Get Inuit & Traams.

We host The Nest on Saturday and we hope to see as many of you there as we can. Look out for our Limited print ‘Truck’ Zines too.