Going Underground #26 – Leeds Festival Special

In a one-off special of our podcast Going Underground, host and editor in chief Graeme Smith chats to two bands as they come off the stage at Leeds Festival.

By Graeme Smith

Feature photo: Demob Happy by John Hayhurst (snapapig)

There was so much going on at Leeds Festival, I could have easily spent the entire weekend watching live music. Yet, sometimes it’s nice to have a sit down, find a (relatively) quiet spot and have a chat. That’s exactly what I did this weekend.

Saturday saw the sun come to Leeds and Newcastle rockers Demob Happy open the main stage. Currently on tour and with a new single release, I was keen to catch up with the band to find out about both and how they thought their set went. You can listen to our chat below.

And here’s the band’s latest single Sympathy Boy.

On Sunday, the sun went in but the rock kept coming. Playing on the stage at The Pit in the afternoon was American band Dead Poet Society. I caught up with them too to chat about British audiences and to get their album recommendations. Check out our chat below.

The band’s latest album is called -!- and you can check it out below.