Looking forward to seeing Clean Cut Kid at Love Saves The Day? Get in the mood with their killer fest playlist.
Confession: we were more than a little bit excited to hear that infectiously brilliant Liverpool quartet Clean Cut Kid are going to be playing at Bristol’s famous Love Saves The Day festival in May. The Indie Rock gang (consisting of Saul Godman, Ross Higginson, and husband and wife duo Mike and Evelyn Halls) first won our hearts last year with their spectacularly addictive single “Vitamin C” – which supposedly features one of the band hitting a teacup to get the right sounds (talk about perfectionists). From there, they picked up traction with sell-out live shows and just this month they’ve dropped another sweet track out to their ever-growing fanbase, “Pick Me Up”. The inevitable, and much awaited, debut album will be coming along later this year so keep your eyes peeled.
With all that hype then, it makes sense that the guys over at Love Saves The Day were keen to get Clean Cut Kid performing at the iddylic Bristol festival this year, alongside other freshly announced names like Goldie, Stormzy, Dizzee Rascal and Hot Chip. So, while you’re buying your ticket (bit of a no brainer, to be honest), stick on the band’s playlist below to catch some of those festival feels: summer’s on its way!
“Kids” – MGMT
“No explanation needed, this is a festival banger.”
“Born In The USA” – Bruce Spingsteen
“Mike saw Springsteen at Glastonbury 2009, and has been singing this ever since.”
“Solitude is Bliss” – Tame Impala
“The song is just a massive wall of sound live, absolutely amazing.”
“Towers” – Bon Iver
“For the morning after, or nighttime fire chills.”
“Voodoo Child” – Jimmy Hendrix
“This at woodstock! Moment in history.”
“Immigrant Song” – Led Zeppelin
“Never gets boring- ice, snow, hammers and Gods, delivered with the voice of a Banshee. Puts people into some kind of demonic hysteria.”
“Diamonds on The Soles of Her Shoes” – Paul Simon
“The band from the Graceland album were insane live. This probably would have been the sickest thing at a festival.”
“Sprawl II” – Arcade Fire
“Massive tune. Feels like you’re surrounded by thousands of people with hands in the air, screaming every word- even when you’re just by yourself listening in your room. Never get tired of hearing this.”
“Baba O’Riley” – The Who
“That intro! So good at a festival, and it gives any stragglers chance to leg it down the front before those chords kick in!”