It can’t be argued that the 2000 Trees Festival has a stellar line-up of bands and artists playing this weekend. Amongst them is Decade. Returning earlier this year with their second record, ‘Pleasantries’, the Bath quintet have become a dynamic band taking in Britpop and grunge elements alongside their catchy pop-rock sound.
Their spot at 2000 Trees follows a busy few months which included a UK headline run before heading to Europe with Counterfeit and an appearance at the Slam Dunk Festival.
So with the combination of one of the UK’s most underrated bands playing at a festival rooted in underground rock, we decided to ask Decade’s Alex Sears to pick out 8 essential bands to watch this weekend.
Deaf Havana – Trigger
We’re heading out on the road with the Deaf Havana guys later this year and this track is such a belter, can’t wait to see them at Trees and cut a few rugs.
Black Foxxes – I’m Not Well
I caught these guys live in the past and they are a real force. It’s hard to believe just three dudes can make such an incredible noise!
Get Inuit – Pro Procrastinator
I love this band a lot and it’s hard to pick a favourite song, but this is the first I heard and it’s such a jam sandwich. Again, another really unbelievable live band.
Wallflower – Splintered
This damn band… I cannot get enough of them. I definitely think they are contenders for one of best live band around right now. They just put this track out last week and announced a new EP which I’ve been fortunate enough to listen to and let me tell you, it is dynamite.
Lower Than Atlantis – Could Be Worse
You can never pass up an opportunity to see these guys play – some insanely talented musicians and always a laugh to catch up when we can.
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – I Hate You
I desperately wanted to pick a track from their new album but I’ve seen them live a handful of times now and this track is always the highlight of the set for me. I’ll never tire of hearing a full crowd of people sing “You’re a useless f*cking c*nt” in unison…
The Menzingers – Good Things
I’ve never seen this band before but they’ve been with me on rotation through some real shit. I’m crossing everything I’ve got in the hope they play this track so I can spill my beer absolutely everywhere and tear my throat to shreds.
Big Spring – Cold Foot
A band of complete and utter legends. I always love watching them play live, some seriously meaty riffs and insane vocals. This tune is a recent one and it absolutely slays!
‘Pleasantries’ by Decade is out now on Rude Records.
2000 Trees Festival takes place at Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire on Thursday, July 6th to Saturday, July 8th. Tickets can be purchased here.