READING AND LEEDS 2016 PREVIEW: Big Spring

With Reading and Leeds Festival just around the corner, we decided to see how some of the bands on the bill are feeling about playing, and what we can look forward to from their sets.

Up next are Big Spring, one of the newest bands at the festival but also one of the most hotly-tipped for greatness. Speaking to the entire band, we discuss what may be the start of one of the UK’s most exciting new success stories.

How does it feel to be playing Reading and Leeds?
It feels awesome. We’re well up for it.

With you still being a new band, does playing a festival of this size feel like the start of bigger things for you?
For sure. It sort of feels like it’s going to be the start of Big Spring. We would have only played a handful of shows by then so to be playing Reading and Leeds for something like our fifth show is crazy.

On that same note, you’ve already been given high praise from the likes of Daniel P Carter and Corey Taylor. Surely that must feel great at such an early stage?
Yeah it’s great that people are taking notice of what we’re doing, especially at this early stage. We spent so long writing these songs without anyone outside the band hearing them so you don’t really know whether they’re actually any good or not. I had and still do get full on existential meltdowns where I question whether I can even write a song, so it’s reassuring to know that people think we’re doing something right.

What can we expect from a Big Spring festival set?
We’ve got a pretty monster set to be fair, lots of big riffs and sexy hooks.

Is there anyone else who’s playing that you’re looking forward to seeing?
The stage we’re playing looks really decent. I’m looking forward to seeing Dead!, Milk Teeth, Slaves, Clutch, the lineup is really, really good this year. Also, not sure what day they’re playing but I’m a big fan of People Just Do Nothing so I need to say Kurupt FM too!

Finally, what can we expect from Big Spring for the rest of 2016?
Lots of shows! We’re desperate to get on the road and play these songs live now. We should be dropping our debut EP later this year too.

Interview by Luke Nuttall

Big Spring’s debut EP is due to be released later this year.
The band play The Pit Stage at Reading on Saturday 27th August and Leeds on Sunday 28th August.


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