The Streets cover Arctic Monkeys

Plus more action from this year’s festival

The Streets covered the Arctic Monkeys during their Carling: Weekend Reading Festival set tonight (August 26).

Mike Skinner sang the lyrics: “I bet you look good in the dance tent” to a woman in the crowd during his own song ’Don’t Mug Yourself’.

He continued his tribute to indie during ’Let’s Push Things Forward’ by referencing Razorlight, singing: “In the morning you won’t remember a thing/ Because you’ll be off your face.”


The band closed with ’Fit But You Know It’, where Skinner got members of the crowd to twirl their tops round their heads.

The Fratellis played to a Carling Stage tent bursting at the seams, sparking memories of Arctic Monkeys‘ show there last year. They played highlights from their forthcoming debut album ‘Costello Music’, including ‘Henrietta’ and the single ‘Chelsea Dagger’.

Meanwhile, Jet continued their comeback at the NME/ Radio 1 Tent previewing tracks from their forthcoming album ’Shine On’, including ’Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’.

However it was signature tune ’Are You Going To Be My Girl’ that send the large crowd wild.

“We love playing at UK festivals,” drummer Chris Cester told NME.COM. “The crowds are always really nutty!”

Earlier, in the Carling Tent The View filled in for The Organ who had earlier pulled out, however their fans were well aware of the change.


With the band’s chant “The View, The View are on fire ringing around the solid tent, the band were clearly impressed by the fans.

“It’s good to see the chant has made it all the way to Reading,” bassist Kieren Webster told the crowd as the band played a raucous set including single ’Wasted Little DJs’.

Stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals for full coverage from both sites of the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals including news, pictures and blogs, and check out next week’s issue of NME out August 30 for the ultimate festival review.