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Reading + Leeds Saturday Review: Bring Me The Horizon, Pierce The Veil, PVRIS + More

Andy Biddulph
Andy Biddulph 29 August 2015 at 21.02

Reading & Leeds Festival. Day two. BMTH, PTV, Alexisonfire and more. Let's do this.

1300: 'sup? It's tomorrow here. Just wanted to let you know there's a great big review of Bring Me The Horizon's set right here.

Cool? Cool.

2320: Twin Atlantic are still a very, very good band, in case you were wondering. Andy Biddulph reports back:
"This right here is why Twin Atlantic have played this festival five times already, and why given a couple more, they might just find themselves headlining the whole thing.

There's a chest-swelling 'Crash Land' and a primal screech through 'I Am An Animal', but what's most impressive is that even on the cavernous second stage they haven't brought in any extra guitarists or back-up members. It's four guys, two guitars, a bass and some drums onstage tonight. It's rock and roll in its purest form, and it's fucking brilliant."

2200: Bumped into Pierce The Veil earlier on, didn't we...


Bumped into PTV yesterday...

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2120: YUP. Safe to say Bring Me The Horizon will headline this thing one day. Here are a bunch of photos from their epic main stage set a few minutes ago...

2030: We like PVRIS. Did we mention that we like PVRIS? Gav Lloyd like PVRIS, too.
"There's a reason PVRIS are on the cover of our latest issue. They proved to be Warped Tour's unmissable band, and there's a similar feeling this evening. Already far too big for the tent they've been booked to play, hundreds of people spill out of the tent, desperate to watch them. Those who do get to see them witness something truly one of a kind. In a world full of copy cat bands, nothing compares to the figures mysteriously basked in purple light and smoke on stage today. A truly enigmatic figure who was born to captivate crowds, Lynn Gunn stalks the stage and belts out all of the hits. Next time around, this lot will be conquering the main stage."

Check out our full gallery of PVRIS' astonishing Reading Festival set here.

2015: Bring Me The Horizon are on stage. It's amazing.

2000: Always a pleasure, Twin Atlantic...


Always a pleasure, @twinatlantic.

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1920: Yep, it's very, very, very good to have Alexisonfire back. David McLaughlin leads the plaudits...
"The question that's on everyone's lips about this Alexisonfire reunion run? Why? 'Get Fighted' is your answer, as spelled out by George Pettit today. "This shit is not about pants, this shit is not about shirts and this shit is definitely not about hair".
And it's as if they haven't missed a beat since they said farewell. Even if it does feel like it was two minutes ago. But damn, those were two horrible minutes.
Almost everything they do is better than everything everyone else is doing this weekend. Except for the bits off those last few releases that weren't as exceptional as the exceptional bits off the first three albums. They did those too. It was everything you'd hope it was and more. So please don't leave us again, Alexis."

1855: Who loves Alexisonfire? WE ALL LOVE ALEXISONFIRE. Check photos of their heroic comeback here.

1845: ...and that's why.

1820: Turns out people quite like our cover stars...

1740: We have a great big gallery of Pierce The Veil's Reading & Leeds debut online here. Don't they look pleased?

1705: This. So much this.

1630: Pierce The Veil have taken a while to make their Reading & Leeds bow, but Gav Lloyd reckon it's been worth the wait...
"It's good to see guitarist Tony Perry back where he belongs after his bike crash and absence from the band this summer. His bandmates are clearly thrilled to have him back, and proceed to play a high-octane set that has the crowd losing their minds throughout. As bassist Jaime Preciado spins around the stage and frontman Vic Fuentes embraces his naughty rock star side by smashing his guitar to bits, this is PTV at their best. Vic sums it up quite nicely before a triumphant closer of 'King For A Day' by thanking the crowd for the 'biggest and craziest' show they've ever played. Today was exactly that."

1540: It's lovely when people in bands are lovely.

1510: Okay, who's going to give As It Is the bad news?


Alright, who's going to give @asitisofficial the bad news?

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1440: Yep, sounds like Marmozets were bloody wonderful on the main stage a little earlier. Here's David McLaughlin's take:
"It's hard not to swell with pride watching Marmozets up on the Reading main stage. Clearly a little overawed at the prospect at first, they soon find their feet with a boisterous opener of 'Move, Shake, Hide'. They sound and feel like a band built for the biggest stages. And when you consider where they started and how <<strange>> a band they are, that really shouldn't be possible.

'Captivate You' doesn't so much as tug at the heartstrings as grab them, twist them round your neck and squeeze until you're nothing but a blubbering mess and this is a performance is so full of charm, swagger and style it's 'Little Marmozets' no more. The Bingley gang came of age today. They're the real deal now."

1425: It was a spirited showing from Nothing But Thieves earlier. you see what we did there?

1355: Also having a great day right now: Marmozets.

1330: And this also happened. Check out our full gallery Babymetal's main stage assault.

1310: This happened.

1230: The Mini Band opened up The Pit this morning. Metallikids? Kid Rock? We're not sure what to call it, but photos are here.

1205: There we go.

1150: Ten minutes.

1130: Well, then...

While we wait for Saturday to properly kick off, why not take a walk through yesterday's highlights? There was...

A sparkling Panic! At The Disco set...

...and how about those All Time Low boys? Their main stage slot was *this* big.

And even aside from those two, we hung out with Echosmith backstage, grabbed photos of Neck DeepLimp Bizkit, New Found GloryDon Broco and more.

You can check them all right here.

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