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How ace are this band?
Like a marriage of MBV, Wedding Present and... and.. other stuff.
bardens show (thurs 26 feb) is onsale: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/39248
as is a glasgow show (sat feb 21) here http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user?query=search®ion=xxx&category=misc&search=crystal+stilts&x=0&y
they've got a fairly terrible live reputation but that's no problem really
How do they fit in there? (serious question)
I am hearing Stephin Merritt.
i'm a huge fan.
i'm glad she did, it's neat.
are a bit more raw and direct when they play live. My notes say "Strokes meet The Cramps".
Yeah this band is great, the album and the ep have been getting repeat plays this last month. They share the same drummer as Vivian Girls I think.
wasn't that impressive live, but then the sound was a bit lost in a big barn; possibly would be better in a smaller venue. could definitely hear a bit of joy division (probably 'cos of the singer's voice)
and watched them play to like six people at 5am.
you wanted to bail after 4am though. lightweight :p
This thread prompted me to check them out.
They're cool. Some total Mary Chain fellatio going on, but I dig that. Then again, you could cover just about any old shit in a ton of reverb and I'd probably buy it.
No doubt the broadsheets will pick up on them at some point soon and then the Glasvegas comparisons will start getting thrown about.
doing a load of UK dates, inc. 2 in london.
Both are 'achingly hip' or some other bullshit cliche.
Just sorting supports
There are so many bands that sound like this at the moment that you have to be good to stand out. And this lot don't. The vocal performance is the worst I've heard this year - I would have thought it impossible to actually SPEAK flat.
Whether they are any good live remains to be seen, but the hype behind them so far reeks of emperor's new clothes - if they were from the UK rather than the U.S., no-one would give them a glance.
was not disappointed
i heard them the other day. they're grand.
but are awaiting a confirmation. I'll be going to see them I think