Live Review: Leeds Festival 2012 – Sunday.

Festival Republic Stage

Theme Park were on quite early but they got this Sunday early afternoon crowd moving to their songs. Their indie dance sound capitalising on the current move away from traditional guitar bands to something with more rhythm to dance along to.

London band Citizens! have done their tour of the festivals this summer and now they are here at Reading and Leeds. Their danceable tunes go down a treat with this crowd, sing alongs are a plenty during set closer ‘I’m In Love With Your Girlfriend’, ‘Caroline’ and ‘True Romance’ in particular. Their catchy guitar hooks and use of synth throughout their songs make them one of those bands that you just feel the need to dance along to. They might not have been around for that long but all the touring they have done so far has given them the experience to create a tight and well put together live show.

Oberhofer are from New York and haven’t really played all that many shows over on these shores but touring a plenty has built them up a relatively modest fanbase. Their songs are a strong mix of old and new sounds and you can’t help but whistle along to ‘Away FRM U’. Onstage they are brilliant to watch, lead singer and guitarist Brad Oberhofer is completely mental bounding around the stage and off the stage. The mix of visually exciting and good songs gives them a good reaction from the crowd who seem to be loving every minute of this quite short set.

Some photos from Sunday at Leeds:

Citizens!

Oberhofer.

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