Excellent. Now that other mags have been given their exclusives, Drowned in Sound can tell you the line ups for this year's Carling (AKA New Bands) stage at the Reading/Leeds festivals.
Friday in Reading (August 26) and Saturday in Leeds (27) will be Ladytron, Charlotte Hatherley, Saul Williams, The National, Mando Diao, The Paddingtons, We Are Scientists, The Blood Arm, Cherubs, Two Gallants, The Rogers Sisters and Fell City Girl.
Saturday in Reading (27) and Sunday in Leeds (28) showcases The Go! Team, The Raveonettes, Sleater Kinney, Caesars, Yeti, Dogs, Arctic Monkeys, Mystery Jets, 747’s, Clor and Neon.
Sunday in Reading (28) and Friday in Leeds (26) offers Echo & The Bunnymen, Adam Green, The Dresden Dolls, Engineers, Amusement Parks on Fire, Komakino, Towers Of London, The Rifles, Battle, Every Move A Picture, Young Offenders Institute, Boy Kill Boy and Forward Russia.
Which is a very decent selection, non?