Trash Talk bring NME Weekender to a bloody close

British Sea Power, Egyptian Hip Hop and Heartbreaks also play second day at Pontins in Camber Sands

Trash Talk brought the second and final day of the NME Weekender to a raucous close last night (November 6) with a blood-soaked show.

Headlining the NME Radar Stage at Pontins holiday camp in Camber Sands, the Californian punks played a frenetic set which saw frontman Lee Spielman arrive onstage with a bloody cut across his forehead.

The singer was forced to run offstage to mop his bleeding brow throughout a typically chaotic performance, which included songs such as ‘Walking Disease’ and ‘Sacramento Is Dead’.


Earlier in the day, Brighton newcomers The Laylanas opened the stage to a sombre crowd, before American Men and Emerge NME Radar Tour stars Wilder took to the stage to play well-received sets.

Later, Manchester rapper Envy – the only hip-hop act to play the event – spat her machine gun-fast verses to a somewhat bemused and sparse audience.

The audience numbers significantly increased at the NME Radar Stage when Egyptian Hip Hop took to the stage to perform tracks from their recent EP ‘Some Reptiles Grow Wings’, which saw singer Alex Hewett carried on his bandmates’ shoulders.

The band later played a secret show in their chalet to around 20 fans.

Over on the Main Stage, Heartbreaks played a set of impressive indie pop, before Chapel Club treat ed their fans to a storming set that saw many of the crowd singing along to every word of their songs.

Main Stage headliners British Sea Power were in high spirits during their set, inviting audience members to parties in random chalet numbers – none of which actually took place.


Although the Brighton-based band did not bring along their usual 10ft bear costume, during the last few songs a man dressed as a fox slunk around the foliage-laden stage.

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