A Guide to ATP (Pavement 2010 Edition), Part 2

In part 2 of our trilogy in 4-parts, we’ll be looking at some of the best bands playing in this coming May at everybody’s favourite festival at a family resort.

Pavement

The headliners need no introduction, especially since the festival sold-out with only Pavement in the line-up.

Listen to: Gold Soundz (on We7)

Quasi

A two/three-piece indie pop band; slightly reminiscent in style to Grandaddy, and characterised by some excellent drumming.

Listen to: Our Happiness is guaranteed (on Spotify)

Still Flyin’

Energetic indie pop; they’ve got multiple singers (always good), the odd ska track, and a big fun sound. The list of musicians in the band reads more like a small country then an indie band.

Listen to: Good Thing It’s a Ghost Town Around Here (on Spotify)

Terry Reid

This hard rock nearly-was brings his down-to-earth, classic Rhythm and Blues rock to ATP – probably to balance out all that sickening alternative rock music at this festival. Think Led Zep.

Listen to: Dean (on We7) / Superlungs My Supergirl (on Spotify)

The Authorities

Their punk version of Ballroom Blitz is a hoot. They have some great classic-style punk songs.

Listen to: Ballroom Blitz (on Spotify)

The Dodos

An indie band in the vein of The Shins – that means they’ve got a good ear for those slow-paced pop songs.

Listen to: Small Deaths (on We7)

Stay tuned to this series for more bands to look out for, and we’ll also have a look at some of the ones you might want to avoid…

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