Playlist: Our Picks For Standon Calling 2015

Standon Calling Festival

In just under a week’s time, we’ll be heading down to Hertfordshire’s Standon Calling Festival 2015 and here’s who we’re most excited to see! Check out the songs below, or give them a listen over on our page!

The Horrors – Endless Blue
I haven’t seen The Horrors since their East London Troxy gig last year and that has been all too long, I’ll definitely be seen singing along (badly!) to personal favourites I See You, Endless Blue and Change Your Mind. Hopefully their set will include a few older gems from previous albums but whatever their set is like, I can guarantee the experimental 5-piece-band will be at their moody best. With reports of their fifth album going well, who’s to say that The Horrors won’t treat us with some new songs? We can only hope!

Slaves – Cheer Up London
I’M SO EXCITED TO SEE SLAVES. They’re a band that I’ve constantly heard great reviews about and I’ve been dying to catch their live show but every chance I’ve had so far has fallen through, so I’ll definitely be found in the crowd for Slaves, and I’m praying that there’s a sneaky cover of Shutdown in their set too. With their infectious stage energy and DIY punk ethos, I predict their set being a highlight for the festival. If you’re bored of typical indie bands, come check out Slaves and have a mosh to their rebellious British punk blended with garage riffs.

Little Dragon – Wildfire (with SBTRKT)
A band who I ashamedly don’t know a lot about beyond absolutely loving their feature in SBTKRT track Wildfire, but I think it’s always great to check out a new band at a festival and I think for my first time at Standon Calling, I should definitely and will be checking out Little Dragon.

The Antlers – Kettering
I remember listening to The Antlers a few years back but I stopped playing them for a while and almost forgot about them, it’ll be nice to see how they fare with an open air festival and it’s always good to hear old favourites so I’m holding high hopes for their set.

Ella Eyre – Together
At every festival there’s that guilty pleasure act that you watch knowing that you’ll deny it for years on end if anyone ever asked, but mine will definitely be Ella Eyre. Despite not even having a debut album Ella Eyre is just below headliner Little Dragon on the Friday, this is currently due to her UK number one single with Rudimental on Waiting All Night but I’m excited to see Ella and her powerhouse vocals show the Standon Calling crowd how much she deserves her place on the line-up and how capable she is.

GRADES a London DJ whose music is a brilliant and summer-y combination of elements of R&B, Hip Hop, Urban, Disco, 2-step and House in his music is my last recommendation. I first discovered GRADES through his collaboration with English alt-rock band Bastille on Torn Apart for Bastille’s VS. (Other People’s Heartache, Pt.III) album, and since this I’ve stuck around. To get a feel of the DJ check out his latest single King. If you’re attending Standon Calling I would suggest impressing your friends with GRADES as I believe he could be a festival headliner himself in a few years, especially for fans of Flume.

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