10 to see at Coachella - Part Two
- By Hazel Sheffield -
- Apr 12, 2012
Here’s part two of our rundown of the best acts at Coachella 2012. It’s almost impossible to pick standouts from the line-up this year, which spills across two weekends from April 13-15 and 20-22. Get planning!
5. Wild Flag
Members from Sleater-Kinney, Helium and The Minders make this Portland four-piece something of a supergroup. An album of unforgiving punk-pop last year and a fast-growing reputation for jaw-dropping live sets makes Wild Flag a must-see on Sunday.
Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs established a reputation for energetic live sets on the festival circuit last summer. The infectious African rhythms of ‘W h o k i l l’ are sure to have Coachella crowds kicking off their shoes and dancing under the palm trees on Saturday.
Radiohead have been premiering some new songs on the North American leg of their ‘The King of Limbs’ tour, including ‘Cut A Hole’ (fan-made video, above), ‘Identikit’ and ‘Skirting On The Surface’, which Thom Yorke has previously performed as a solo track. Expect more new and reworked stuff when they headline Saturday.
When Pulp made their European comeback last year, the reception was nothing short of joyous. Jarvis Cocker can still pull off a high-kick with a bucket-load of sleeze, while ‘Common People’ seems more relevant than ever in the aftermath of youth protest movements across the world. Catch it on Friday.
1. Jeff Mangum
Speaking of protests, the elusive Jeff Mangum surprised those camped out in New York for Occupy Wall Street last year with a street performance, sparking rumours that he could be about to make a comeback. The rumours proved true when the cult Neutral Milk Hotel singer appeared on the lineup for Coachella, making his Saturday performance the first time he’s played the West Coast since the nineties.
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