Heavy Pop presents:
Spring King + Fizzy Blood + Valeras
Entry Requirements: 14+
Heavy Pop & Dork present
"It is everything you want from a new garage punk band" The Guardian
"The bottled-up energy of a university house party in full swing... a pounding slice of heavy pop singalong" The Telegraph
Previous Are You Listening? Festival headliners Spring King return to Reading to play an intimate show at South Street Arts Centre. You can expect to hear some old favourite's and maybe some new material.
They are one of the UK’s most exciting new bands, no question. But it’s not in their nature to take the easy route. From a bathroom-based de facto studio to their superb debut album ‘Tell Me If You Like To’, their story is a victory for any band plugging away endlessly in the hope of one day achieving their dreams.
Spring King have racked up close to two hundred shows, some game-changing moments. Their first stateside trips to CMJ in 2014 and SXSW in 2015 playing the BBC Introducing showcase – marking the band out as British talent capable of taking the transatlantic jump. The summer prior, BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens picked them to play a slot on his Lake Stage at Latitude Festival. Plus tours with some of the country’s biggest names - from Wolf Alice to Slaves.
While on the road, DJs like Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Triple J’s Zan Rowe have fallen for the group’s in-your-face, enlivened force. They’ve been press darlings from the start, too. NME and DIY have been loyal fans, while The Guardian, Stereogum and The Line of Best Fit have also tracked their journey.
- FIZZY BLOOD
“Oddball rock… explosive and catchy” Rock Sound
Fizzy Blood are a band born from ambition, determination and resilience. Based in Leeds, UK, their refreshing musical bravery has seen them shed any traces of the generic with their own brand of retro-inspired rock.
Despite only having been together since 2014, the band have a number of tours and international shows under their belts with bands such as Allusondrugs, Sun Club, The Virginmarys, Max Raptor, Dinosaur Pile-Up and Punk icons The Dead Kennedys as well as appearances at Download Festival, SXSW, Sound City, Live at Leeds, Tramlines and Korea's Zandari Festa.
Reading's Valeras are on a roll with them performing at Reading Festival and supporting both The Amazons and The Wombats.