Good Shoes triumph in the sun at Carling Weekend: Reading Festival

NME/ Radio 1 Stage show 'our best set this summer' declare band

Good Shoes played a sweaty set as temperatures soared this afternoon (August 25) at the Carling Weekend: Reading Festival.

Playing a sweltering but busy NME/ Radio 1 Tent, the band tore through a set of songs based around their debut album ‘Think Before You Speak’.

With water, sweaty and inflated condoms flying around the tent, the band raced through their set barely pausing for breath.

Despite the heat sections of the crowd pogoed along furiously during the set, even jokingly flipping the V sign when the band asked them to all “swear at that girl in the white top” who was a friend of the group.

“Who here is from southwest London, specifically Morden?” asked singer Rhys Jones ahead of the band’s single ‘Morden’. “This is an ode to our home town.”

The band then wrapped their set up with a snappy version of ‘All In My Head’.

“That was the best set we’ve played in six months,” Jones told NME.COM after coming off stage. “Definitely our best festival set. I used to come here as a kid so it’s just amazing to be backstage, let alone playing.”

Good Shoes played:

‘Photos On My Wall’

‘Never Meant To Hurt You’


‘Ice Age’

‘Blue Eyes’

‘Everybody’s Talking’


‘Small Town Girl’


‘We Are Not The Same’

‘All In My Head’

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