Black Peaks are heading to Reading & Leeds Festival this weekend, for two sets on The Pit stage this Saturday (Reading) and Sunday (Leeds). Ahead of the trip, Will Gardner (vocals) and Joe Gosney (guitar) fill Upset in on their plans.
“[It’s] one of the most important [festivals] for sure. We have all been looking forward to this one all year,” they say, “and it’s come at the end of what has been an amazing festival season for us so its going to be the perfect way to end it.
“My first time at Reading was in 2006 where I went solely to watch Mastodon open the main stage. It’s a pretty crazy feeling to be back nine years later to come and play this legendary festival.
“This year’s Reading and Leeds line up is ridiculous, especially for rock bands. We are super mega chuffed to be sharing the stage with Gojira and Baroness particularly. It’s a shame The Don [Mastodon] had to pull out as they are one of our biggest influences and we were looking forward to seeing them.
“Refused is another band we would really love to see but wont have the chance as we will be playing opposite days at opposite ends of the country!
“We have been building up to these Reading & Leeds dates over the course of the summer as they are the biggest gigs we will play potentially. Our live set has been growing into a ferocious beast over the last couple of months and we intend to rip Reading & Leeds apart.”
This year, the Brighton-based four piece have been working on their debut album. “It’s been great road testing a few of the album tracks this summer and they seem to have been going down really well!
“Some of our favourite tracks from ‘Statues’ will definitely be aired at R&L, expect barrages of riffs and high octane energy packed rock all the way.
“The album is going fantastically, we have the final mixed product now which sounds MASSIVE. We cannot wait to play it to the world and give people some more songs.”
And what have they got planned for the rest of the year? “We have some exciting tour announcements to make over the next few weeks and there will be some new music rolling out in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled as we have a load of great stuff lined up for you all.”
Reading Festival 2015 has now completely sold out, with the last few weekend tickets snapped up a few days ago. Tickets for Leeds Festival are still available. Read more about Reading & Leeds in the September issue of Upset.