Field Day and All Points West 2008

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The Virgins look down on NME's photographer at the inaugural All Points West Music & Arts Festival, which kicked off in New Jersey's Liberty State Park on Friday August 8. Photo: Jen Maler

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All Points West saw Radiohead bring their highly anticipated live show to the New York area. The band played two lengthy sets over two nights at the inaugural All Points West festival at Liberty State Park, NJ. Both sets concentrated heavily on the band's most recent album 'In Rainbows', as well as throwing in a few old favourites from 'Lucky' to 'Paranoid Android' and 'Just'. Photo: Jen Maler

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The Duke Spirit soak up the sunshine at All Points West. After wrapping up their US tour, the foursome will play Reading (August 22) and Leeds (23) Festivals ahead of a short UK tour. Photo: Jen Maler

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The Duke Spirit check out their reflection at All Points West, Friday August 8. The London-based alt-rockers released their grungy second album 'Neptune' in February 2008. Photo: Jen Maler

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CSS explore the festival site at All Points On West on the first day of the three-day bash. Also on the bill on Friday August 8 were Underworld, The New Pornographers, Duffy, and headliners Radiohead. All Points West Photo: Jen Maler

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Ben Harper salutes the crowd on day three of New Jersey's inaugural All Points West Festival. The heavy rain, which had blighted the day's festivities, held off during the veteran rocker's set, only to resume when headliner Jack Johnson took to the stage. Photo: Jen Maler

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The Virgins, All Points West 2008. NME.COM users recently picked the New York foursome as one of the 25 most exciting bands in America right now. See the full list at NME.COM/VIDEOBLOG. Photo: Guy Eppel

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Animal Collective frontman Panda Bear - aka 30-year-old former chorister Noah Lennox - treats the hometown crowd at All Points West to a typically challenging set of avant-garde indie rock. Photo: Guy Eppel

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Radiohead, All Points West. Despite the atmospheric light show, the most impressive sight as night fell was the Manhattan skyline which served as a backdrop, with the Statue Of Liberty visible in the distance. Consequently, frontman Thom Yorke dedicated 2001 single 'Pyramid Song' to New York City on Friday night (August 8). Photo: Guy Eppel

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Radiohead, All Points West, New Jersey, August 9. Saturday night's slot (they also headlined on Friday night) saw the band delve into material from current album 'In Rainbows', though the crowd's reaction was strongest for older tracks such as 'The Bends', 'No Surprises' and 'Fake Plastic Trees'. Photo: Guy Eppel

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Metric at All Points West, New Jersey, Saturday August 9. Vocalist/keyboard player Emily Haines (pictured) divides her time between Metric, Broken Social Scene and Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton. Photo: Guy Eppel

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Metric vocalist Emily Haines thrills the crowd at New Jersey's inaugural All Points West festival. The Canadian indie darlings have not released an album of new material since 'Live It Out' in 2005. Photo: Guy Eppel

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Kings Of Leon's Caleb Followill at All Points West 2008. Referring to the festival's five-drink-per-person rule the frontman said: "I heard they're not letting you guys get too drunk out there. Well they didn't say anything to me, so I'm gonna have a drink. This is the first time we've ever played this song," before launching into forthcoming new single 'Sex On Fire'. Photo: Guy Eppel

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Kings Of Leon's Jared Followill bends over backwards at All Points West. The Tennessee quartet debuted 'Sex On Fire' - the lead single from their forthcoming album 'Only By The Night' - during their set at the New Jersey bash. Photo: Guy Eppel

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Kings Of Leon, All Points West 2008. Opening with recent free download 'Crawl', the Tennessee quartet made their way through a lengthy and varied set, consisting of material from their back catalogue with just a handful of new tracks thrown in. Photo: Guy Eppel

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Kings Of Leon at All Points West, Saturday August 9. Later that evening Radiohead's Thom Yorke dedicated 'Airbag' to Caleb and co, jokingly telling the crows: "If we were that good-looking, we'd be famous." Photo: Guy Eppel

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Festival-goers jostle for a vantage point from which to see Radiohead's headline set at All Points West, Saturday August 9. Thom Yorke and co played two lengthy sets over two nights at the inaugural festival at Liberty State Park, NJ. Photo: Guy Eppel

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All Points West, Saturday August 9. Sadly the gorgeous weather didn't last. On Sunday the heavens opened, drenching those who turned up to watch Jack Johnson's headline set. Photo: Guy Eppel

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A food stall at All Points West Music & Arts Festival, Jersey City. Upon arriving onsite many ticket-holders were outraged to discover that drinking onsite had been limited to five beers per person. Photo: Guy Eppel

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All Points West Festival, Liberty State Park, Jersey City. Pitched as an East Coast equivalent to California's Coachella, the three-day bash featured headline sets from Radiohead and Jack Johnson against the dramatic backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. Photo: Guy Eppel

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The All Points West Music & Arts Festival, which took place over three days from August 8-10 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. Photo: Guy Eppel

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White Lies, Field Day 2008. The band, who release new single 'Death' on September 22, recently announced a UK tour, starting at Cardiff Club Ifor Bach on September 21 and ending at London ICA on October 7. Photo: Sonia Melot

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Telepathe, Field Day. NME has described the band as representing "everything that's brilliant about Brooklyn - the harsh, lonely, limitless reality of city life stuffed into one dark-hearted band". Photo: Sonia Melot

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Telepathe, Field Day 2008. The avant-garde New York trio featured in a recent issue of NME devoted to the bands making America cool again. To sample all 25 artists - as well as a further 25 bands recommended by NME.COM users - head to NME.COM/VIDEOBLOG. Photo: Sonia Melot

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Of Montreal make a rare UK festival appearance at Field Day. The Athens, Georgia band are famously prolific. Their current album, 2007's 'Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?', is their eighth full-length release. Photo: Sonia Melot

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Of Montreal, Field Day 2008. The leftfield indie troupe, who hail from Athens, Georgia, plan to release their next album, 'Skeletal Lamping', on October 7, 2008. Photo: Sonia Melot

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Noah And The Whale, Field Day 2008. Pick up the new issue of NME, on sale from Wednesday August 13, for an interview with the band, who are set to play V Festival, Staffordshire (Saturday August 16) and Chelmsford (Sunday 17). Photo: Sonia Melot

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Magistrates, Field Day 2008. The hotly-tipped foursome are set to play Club NME at KOKO in Camden on Friday August 15. Photo: Sonia Melot

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Magistrates, Field Day 2008. The Essex indie-dance troupe recently scored an NME Single Of The Week with their track 'Make This Work'. Photo: Sonia Melot

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The Mae Shi at Field Day. To download a free MP3 from the psychedelic rockers, head to NME.COM/MP3BLOG Photo: Sonia Melot

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Lightspeed Champion at the second annual Field Day festival. Dev Hynes recorded his debut album, 'Falling Off The Lavender Bridge', in Omaha, Nebraska with Saddle Creek producer Mike Moggis, also a member of the band Bright Eyes. Photo: Sonia Melot

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Les Savy Fav, Field Day 2008. True to form, frontman Tim Harrington took his shirt off and spent much of the gig in the photo pit, getting up close and personal with the front rows. Photo: Sonia Melot

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Les Savy Fav, Field Day 2008. The NYC post-hardcore gang aired tracks from their fourth full album, 'Let's Stay Friends', released September 18, 2007. Photo: Sonia Melot

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Laura Marling, Field Day 2008. The 18-year-old singer-songwriter is a sometime member of Noah & The Whale, who are currently riding high in the UK charts with '5 Years Time'. Photo: Sonia Melot

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Howling Bells, Field Day 2008. The UK-based Aussie rockers are currently working on their second album with Dan Grech-Marguerat, who has engineered records alongside producer Nigel Godrich, including Radiohead, Air and Paul McCartney. Photo: Sonia Melot

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Howling Bells, Field Day 2008, Victoria Park, London, Saturday August 9. Backstage liggers at the one-day bash included Klaxons and 2008 ShockWaves NME Awards presenter 'Gavin And Stacey' star Mat Horne. Photo: Sonia Melot

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Foals played their first ever UK festival headline set at Field Day, August 9. The Oxford post-rockers played a storming set at the event, firing through tracks from their debut album 'Antidotes', including 'Red Sox Pugie' and 'Two Steps, Twice'. Photo: Sonia Melot

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The Converse/Eat Your Own Ears stage at Field Day 2008, which saw performances from Laura Marling, Howling Bells and Lightspeed Champion, plus a headline set from Foals. Photo: Sonia Melot

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Festival-goers put a brave face on miserable weather conditions at Field Day 2008. Frequent downpours meant serious overcrowding in the tents, as punters endeavoured to keep dry. Photo: Sonia Melot

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Field Day 2008. The festival, now in its second year, took place at London's Victoria Park and mixed music with village fete-style events, including a tug of war, splat-a-rat and a carrot eating contest. Photo: Sonia Melot

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