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ONES TO WATCH: Truck Festival!

It's festival season baby! And what better time than to discover some new music, aye? Oxfordshire's renowned Truck Festival is right around the corner and we've picked out our Top 10 Acts you need to catch!

Over the years Truck has played host to some of the greats: from the likes of Stereophonics, George Ezra, Foals and Wolf Alice. This year we're seeing Sam Fender return to headline the Saturday, along with Bombay Bicycle Club and Kasabian as well as an array of class acts ready to keep you entertained over the weekend.

Here are the top ten acts we think you need to catch over the weekend.

Brooke Combe

From covering Arctic Monkeys in her bedroom to performing with indie legends The Courteeners, Brooke Combe has gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years, and now she’s just coming off the back of her UK tour with Miles Kane. With honey-doused vocals that pack emotion, you really won’t want to miss her.

Listen to: Impress You

The Big Moon

The Big Moon haven’t released anything for a little while now but their last album ‘Walking Like We Do’ went down a treat with fans and critics alike. It’s hypnotic, it’s nonchalant yet bold, and it reeks of conflicting nostalgia - meaning they have a well balanced array of influences, both old and new. The Mercury nominated band have been crafting their dreamy indie pop that endeavours to be danced to in sunny fields of like-minded people.

Listen to: Don't Think

Beach Riot

Beach Riot are known for their sweaty, packed out shows where they showcase their fuzzy concoction of pop, indie and grunge, that get all heads moving. Along with the release of their debut album ‘Subatomic Party Cool’ at the end of last year and their swaggering riffs loaded with all the distortion you could ever want, the Brighton band are set for a storming performance at this year’s festival.

Listen to: Tune In, Drop Out


A brazen discovery of youth in the form of an eclectic and very intriguing debut album (‘925’) that I still get excited about when I give the record a spin. Just off the back of their highly anticipated UK tour, Sorry have firmly cemented themselves as not only incredible songwriters but performers as well.

Listen to: Jealous Guy

Dinosaur Pile-Up

Leeds trio have no problem riling up a crowd with their gnarly riffs and tracks layered with attitude. The raucous three piece slap you in the face with dominating bass lines and energy easily translated from stage to crowd. Prepare to get hot and sweaty when Dinosaur Pile-Up grace the stage!

Sea Girls

Sea Girls have not pressed their foot on the break, having come off a series of album launch gigs towards the end of last year now going back out on a recent run of intimate instore shows as well as a seven date UK tour in November. The London four-piece, now armed with their second studio album 'Homesick', are set to channel what is the epitome of festival season.

Listen to: Sleeping With You

Swim School

It’s a busy summer for Scottish act Swim School, having a run of festival on the horizon. Their grunge laden dream pop is almost reminiscent of the sounds of Wolf Alice. Swim School beautifully construct arena-worthy anthems with raw emotions that pack a punch - it would be rude to miss these guys at Truck this year.

Second Thoughts

TikTok sensations second thoughts are known for their infectious jangly hits sprinkled with a good dose of groove and pop sensibilities for good measure. The Hertfordshire indie four piece are a brilliant addition to the Truck Festival line up and perfect for dancing in the sun with a pint in hand.

Listen to: another guy

Sam Ryder

Holding the torch for the UK at this year's Eurovision, Sam Ryder provided the UK with more hope than ever at this year’s event. Shooting for the stars with his No. 2 UK single 'SPACE MAN', his uplifting personality and voice, along with Jubilee and Silverstone performances in the bag, things will only get bigger and better from here for the British singer-songwriter.

Listen to: Tiny Riot


Inhaler are no strangers to the festival circuit, having cut their teeth in the Irish music scene and releasing a string of addictive singles. The release of their highly anticipated debut saw them soar to new heights - from touring America and appearing on James Cordon's Late Late Show, to playing stages with the greats such as Kings of Leon and Noel Gallagher. They invite you into their world of indie hooks and anthemic choruses perfect for belting out in a field of music fans.

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