With the clock about to tick over into February, we’ve reached the final countdown to Soundwave 2015. The second draft of festival timetables has already been released, meaning it’s about the time that most non-fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants punters will be at least starting to create a mental shortlist of the bands that they’re most looking forward to checking out.
The problem is there’s just so many acts to choose from, and timetable clashes mean you’re always going to miss out on someone. You need to prioritise your time, but how do you know what you should and shouldn’t be checking out? Well, you should probably make sure you’re catching those buzz bands, and definitely see those acts who you might just not have the opportunity to see again.
So, just in case your brain is having trouble stringing together that shortlist, we’ve compiled our own to throw you a bone. Here’s a list of eight acts you can’t afford to miss at Soundwave 2015, and some compelling reasons why you’ll kick yourself if you skip their sets.