When The Bronx made the transition from punk behemoths to mariachi aficionados two years ago, the only thing more surprising than the decision itself was the quality with which they carried out such a bold and (to some) ridiculous move. As soulful and finely crafted as their debut of sorts, 'II' is a glorious record. Trumpets, violins and gracefully plucked guitarrón once more provide the perfect canvas for Matt Caughthran's bittersweet tales of love, lust and loss; all of which are delivered with a passion and sincerity that only daytime punks could truly muster.
Our coverstars Neck Deep decimated the Lock Up stage earlier today at Leeds. Read what we made of their set and watch frontman Ben Barlow rap for us (yeah, really) on our live blog. All shots by Carla Mundy for Rock Sound.
Relive all of the Friday action at Reading & Leeds Festival with The Story So Far, Tonight Alive, Young Guns, Papa Roach, Sleeping With Sirens, Neck Deep, A Day To Remember, You Me At Six, The Wonder Years, Every Time I Die and Blink-182!