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Who's going? Me obviously.
Guess you'll see 'em at ATP, though. Or are they a Wilco clash?
but they're playing field days in august so it's all good.
duh! Battles at ATP
really cant wait
Will be excellent. Anyone know the stage times? Save me a job of ringing le Scala in a bit.
tickets spare by any chance?
can't hardly wait!
I'll be the one with funk in his trunk
should be fantastico
is going. He's the bald angry pale chap.
What does he play? Is he the 2nd guitarist?
Maybe he's the first. He screams too. Say hello if you see him: he's not as frightening as he looks!
I am jealous of y'all.
with all the electronics?
but I feel rough as fuck. Suffering from a cold , sore throat and general flu like symptoms.
But I will still enjoy myself.
Will be interesting to see how/if they reproduce those vocals from Mirrored.
Well if you're talking about Atlas? I've not heard the album but I'm sure they played that track at the Astoria.
It mostly sounds like vocoder and/or pitchshifter (cf. the backing vox on Bigmouth Strikes Again), so shouldn't be too complicated.
Honest question...it always sounds to me like Mozza and Marr recorded an acoustic version at slowish pace and then sped it up as the backing for the song, keeping some of the vocals as backing.
I guess that's probably how they did it in them thar days, because they didn't have digital pitchshifting tech back then, but if you did it with a Digitech Whammy it'd probably sound much the same, shirley?
it gives that metallic sound and gives (fun) distortion effects with more than one note going through.
It would sound way cool using it. :D
EXCITED. Shame the support in Bristol isn't Tired Irie or Clark. :(
yup i going! can't wait...and then shellac the next night woo!
it that theo of oxford fame?
oh it's not, anyway...
but I've no fame in Oxford, sorry.
9.30 - till 11 according to random scala guy
Dance me up!
Though - admittedly on the basis of only 2 listens - I'm not sure I'm as convinced by the album as by the EPs. But with Battles I guess I should reserve judgement until I've heard it live.
you certainly should
cant wait, not long now
...the first magazine to put Battles on the cover? i don't think i've seen anyone else do it... (thought The Wire wd, actually, but they plumped for Von Sudenfed, which is also good).
who's supporting btw? any good?
I won't bother.
I'm there - first time caller and all.
....really good choice for support. plus, maybe he'll use visuals taken from his incredible 'ted' video (slow-motion, super-zoom shots of insects).
all that equipment to sound like a guy DJing some Orbital and Fourtet records...
turgid. They sound like the Chilli Peppers. They do good when they go beepbleepbeep, but when they cod funk out I was simply appalled. I have often wondered after hearing the records if they were much cop. Now I am sure.
Atlas was embarrassing. Everyone in the crowd starting jumping from one foot to the other as if they were at a children's party. Some people sang the lyrics that nobody knows.
Don't shout at me. I just don't like them.
i wont bother arguing. i thought they were really good, and really interesting to watch. sound was 100%, a couple of songs were a tad sloppy, but it's all in the nature of playing to constantly changing loops.
it's ok to dance as if you're at a children's party sometimes, live a little yeah?
That was class. A really, really good gig. The only time my enthusiasm lulled was during the encore. Other than that, I can't remember going to a gig where pretty much every song sounded awesome
They're almost primal. It's as if they've got no prior knowledge of traditional structure and arrangement and just make as rhythmic a sound as possible. Brilliant stuff
but definately agree about the encore, kind of a anti-climax at the end really. snare hangar was the hightlight for me, leyendecker was rather ace to
AND ANYONE WHO THINKS OTHERWISE SHOULD JUST FUCK THE SHIT OFF!
You poor bastards at ATP who are only getting 45 minutes.
Jesus the new version of Hi/Lo quite simply ripped everyone a new anus.
Also I'd like to point out that this band NEED a live album very very soon.
i have an old soundboard bootleg...works enough as a live album for me (though the mix ain't the best)
in between sneezing and blowing my nose I frequently lost control of my body and got totally absorbed in their noise.
Atlas was immense. As was Toto and one of the erratic bounce-alongs from one of the EPs.
Didn't really like the encore piece though.
I think Toto is a shit 70s band, isn't it?
the loops and technology and everything. Its amazing how they manage to coordinate all of that at once. geekcore.
They weren't listed on the paper outside.
But the queue was stupidly slow thanks to the security and we were late.
Clark supported and there were Four Tet DJ sets in between.
Clark was brill.
Different songs sounded like they were homages to different other artists. There were several that sounded like Aphex Twin, a few that sounded like Prefuse 73, and one that sounded a bit like Venetian Snares (to my ill-educated ears).
As to Battles, I think the new material is a bit patchy. Or, rather, it's no patchier than the old EPs, but over a full album it's more noticeable. Similarly, I thought some bits of last night's set were amazing but others were a bit less enthralling. I'll probably change my mind at ATP, mind you.
Some mix up with when they were starting to record their album apparently. They cancelled the support cos they thought they were in the studio this week with Dave Sitek then realised they weren't but it was too late to get on the bill again :(
should I be excited? cos I am...
Extremely fucking good? Yes. Probably the best gig I've been to in 2007. I thought they pulled it off masterfully... Roll on Field Day when I shall see them again...
Should I be more or less excited than "VERY"?
Cos I am...
More, that is.
who's supporting in manchester? can't seem to find out anywhere!