hmv.com reviews... Bury Tomorrow @ Download Festival
Download Festival, the annual pilgrimage of thousands of rock and metal fans to a field just off the M1 to watch over 100 bands is here. hmv.com will be bringing you reviews and interviews from the festival across the weekend. Our second day at Download Festival begins with Bury Tomorrow and their Main Stage debut. Let's see how they got on...
Bury Tomorrow, Southampton metalcore bruisers, currently on a crest of a wave with new album Runes (which you can preview by clicking on the icon on the right-hand side of the page).
Download Festival, on the Main Stage, the third band of the day.
Was it full? And how were the crowd?
Considering it wasn't even 1pm when the band took to the stage, the turnout was very healthy indeed. The crowd were in top form, with some enormous circle pits opening up throughout the set.
So what was the set like? What did they play?
It was only half an hour, but a very full on half an hour. The band blasted off with recent single 'Man On Fire' and then tore through six more songs, including a colossal 'Royal Blood' and a thundering 'Lionheart', which brought the set to a close.
Any good between song banter?
Quite a bit. Frontman Dani Winter-Bates is turning into quite the showman and he's definitely got the knack of whipping up a crowd. He also warned everyone not to takes themselves too seriously, then the festival screens showed a man dressed as a squid crowdsurfing, they were definitely on the same wavelength.
Did they put on much of a show?
A big banner, but when you're on early in the day and all the headliners' gear is already in place behind you, there's not much you can do. To be fair their between song come-ons more than made up for it.
What was the highlight of the set?
Everything was pretty strong, but the mid-set airing of 'Royal Blood' sounded particularly brutal.
Where can I catch them next?
They've got a few more festival appearances in the next few weeks and then they've got another UK run in October. The band are in the form of their lives right now, so it'd be foolish not to check them out.
hmv.com will be at Download Festival across the weekend of June 13th to June 15th, bringing you interviews and reviews.