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Sunday brunch with Beasts at Download Festival 2015

Posted: Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Sunday by name, Sunday by nature, for the most part anyway. We’ve just about recovered from Muse’s return to form last night, and we’re very excited about waving Download off with Fidlar tonight. There’s still time for brunch, but that doesn’t stop Beasts kicking up a storm on Jake’s Stage.

Striding about like they own the place, the band refuse to let the ceremony of the occasion interrupt their unrelenting desert march. Stomping between howling guitar and moody groove, Beasts’ travels through the sparse and the dark are knowing. ‘Crying Blood’ is a slower stroll, allowing the doubled up vocals to sink deeper while the rich, closing yell of ‘Annie’ is a deft collision of hook and abandon.