Bring Me The Horizon on headlining Reading and Leeds

After securing headlining slots in Reading and Leeds, Bring Me The Horizon feel like they’ve “done it.”

The ‘Thorne’ rockers had to fight their way to the top and prove themselves after being “hated” in the early days, but being headliners at the legendary music festivals – which return this August Bank Holiday weekend (August 26 to August 28) – has given them “security” and they now feel like “we are a big band,” according to frontman Oli Sykes.

Oli said: “I know we will smash it. We’ll place on a wiped out, debilitated show since that is our specialty. It is great to at long last be acknowledged as [a headliner]. It provides you with that security of having the option to pause for a minute or two and say: we made it. I would never see that. I generally felt like we were hustling and conning and battling to remain pertinent. It generally feels like we’re battling. I imagine that is from us being a despised and dubious band when we initially began. It’s constantly felt like one mistake and we’re out. Presently we’re protected. We are a major band.”


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The 35 year-old ‘Follow You’ hitmaker additionally drilled down into his very own instabilities, which were uplifted in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said: “I could never truly take a gander at myself. I was exceptionally down on myself about everything. Such a great deal my self-esteem came from playing gigs and tunes working out positively and when all that went, I scrutinized my self-esteem totally.”

The ‘Shadow Moses’ screamer told RS Mag that he used to conceal every one of his honors away as a result of his low self-esteem, yet he has since figured out how to “love” himself and is pleased with his demigod status.

Oli added: “It used to make me debilitated to hear ‘you must cherish yourself’ – never. I used to place every one of my honors in a pantry, I wouldn’t take a gander at them. Assuming that somebody asked me what I did, I could never say I was in a band, I’d say I own an apparel organization or an eatery. I simply didn’t want to discuss it. Presently I love myself. I can examine the mirror and go ‘You’re accomplishing something useful’. I can say ‘I’m a hero, my band’s progressing nicely.'”

Bring Me the Horizon (often abbreviated as BMTH) are a British rock band formed in Sheffield in 2004. The group consists of lead vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively in the United States.


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