to type that. So, seconded.
it has to be these:
and I dare you to get all the way through 'Drowning'.
The bio is great too: 'A band hailing from the port of North East Lincolnshire Where music is underground but still up-and-coming and ready to hit mainstream with a class act of great bands.'
'There hard to put into one genre but so easy to place at a gig with different styles of bands. They have met and spoke many people inc. Capt Sensible.'
At least one can buy lots of Unless merchandise, which is the most important thing.
No band should EVER put that in their biog.
Captain Sensible is actually a very nice man.
Not sure on the beret/shades combo though.
Mick Jones was in The Good, The Bad, and The Queen(!?). Funny I thought it was Paul Simonon.
to type Razorlight.
But the rest of the world seems to agree with me juding by sales of there new effort.
on the condition that i licked the singer from fucked up's sweaty gooch.
i would so lick the singer from fucked up's sweaty gooch.
why there are any posts following this first one
who high-fived each other after doing *particularly* good guitar solos.
but I stabbed myself in the face and scraped the information out of my brain
that's seriously funny.
best band in Britain to me.
hideous music with a front-man trying way too hard to appear unhinged and 'cwazy'.
either that or The Adam Brown
very good music in the vein of the voivoids and minutemen with a divisive improv vocalist?
With their "gives a fuck" attitude The Vivians do nothing by halves. This attitude may be reminiscent of "punk" although their music refreshingly takes influence from a broader musical spectrum. Twin guitars fighting one another for the rawest, catchiest riff over a disco beat and impassioned vocals of Damon Deville, creating the perfect musical concoction for their exhausting live performances. Such performances have earned them the reputation as being one of the hottest live bands around. The Vivians posses it all; a style, substance and sexual tension for you to listen to, drink to, dance to, fuck and sniff glue to in a kind of marvellous beautiful craze that has almost been forgotten today.
they were truly fucking awful. It was music by numbers and i fucking hated every minute of it.
Fuck you vivian cunts!
but still, you're right
i thought you said vivian girls
God I wish we hadn't.
what cunt writes things like that?
Although I'm not really a fan of the music either. The vocals are dreadful.
I present to you...
LOST WITHOUT CAUSE
It makes me want to hurt people. I'm good at finding shit, right?
The sound of The Vivians is the result of frantic living, and the late nights and early mornings they've spent making their music between Edinburgh and London. Their music makes you want to forget who you are, and unlocks the possibilities of what you might want to be.
I would have left it at "their music makes you want to forget"
I have honestly, never, in my whole life seen a band as absolutely talentless and devoid of fun, intelligence and originality. It's not noise, it's not punk, it's not even entertaining. I very rarely take offence at music and feel everyone should have a right to hit at notes to express themselves but they are just pointless, probably spoilt indie brats who hang around in pretentious groups who give them gigs because they have cool points. Awful, awful, awful band. Hate, hate, hate.
Luckily I saw them supporting The Death Set who were incredible.
Pens are a bit ace
but will probably get angry.
Are you sure they're ace?
haven't heard the recorded stuff.
3 girls playing hardcore and constantly swapping instruments.
call pens hardcore, noise-pop maybe, they just write quite simple but nice pop songs, saw them on saturday, shame they were pissed off their heads, but still put on a decent live show
just a shit band with no ideas hiding behind gimmicks, image and their "production aesthetic". One of the worst trends in music right now is "experimental" bands who hide their fact their songs are all boring and rubbish by cranking up the treble to ridiculous levels or mixing everything really badly or just straight up purposefully recording their songs as lo fi/noisy as possible to hide the fact THEY HAVE NO ORIGINAL IDEAS. oh wow now its ARTY cos you've got to work past the godawful production to get to the songs. if they were well produced they would sound just like a tuneless version of some crappy nme fodder, minus any hooks.
like seriously listen to this http://www.myspace.com/penspenspenis they sound like 14 year olds in a garage learning how to play their instruments and making shit talentless versions of mainstream rocks songs. and if they were 14 year olds everybody would laugh them into hiding. but oh since they've got a good image, and they do cute things like swap instruments every song, and they're early twenty indie types they're "twee". fuck dat shit
to hear good tunes in Pens, then you're a fucking retard and your ears don't work
but gee i sure do love really really really boring two chord sequences, sub yeah yeah yeahs riffs and terrible vocal melodies where half the notes aren't even hit! sorry dude but if you think something like "hide the kids" is anything but godawful clumsy rubbish i don't think i'm the one who needs to have my ears sorted out. its the sound of a shit nme band missing all the notes! why is this a good thing, its all image, complete fluff. why is DIY becoming synonymous with talentless crap? its like some people didn't have the ability to make guitar pop songs and decided to make their talentlessness the focus of their music. "nah man you don't get, its SUPPOSED to be clumsy and badly played. that's the WHOLE POINT"
I haven't read anything about Pens before, but do they claim to be a DIY band? I actually like Pens, I don't think bands always need multi-talented virtuosos in their ranks to make good music.
surely there's a middle ground between borderline incompetence and yngwie malmsteem. almost certainly not leaning to malmsteem but still
melesmeles brings down the hammer, my taste is null and void
maybe i'm approaching them from the wrong angle, i'd be quite keen to hear why people like them. it'd at least be better than the retardly ridiculous implication that there's some kind of objective optimum music taste, and you get there through the appreciation of lazy, uncreative, badly played boring pop songs
when i saw them. everything sounds a bit shit through crappy pub PAs but they put on a good show. that said i'm not sure if i like the developing indie/lo-fi scene in london at the moment, they all seem to sound and dress like a cross between pavement and nirvana but not as good.
i like them because a few of their songs - networking, freddie, high in the cinema - have good tunes and generally a nice energy to them. i don't like them "because" they're sloppy or "DIY" or anything, i just don't think that these things are worth hating on a band for
most of the time the bands have no acctual songs at all, they are just bland generic indie then they make it sound really bad on purpose most of the time to hide the fact they have no ideas.
Its usualy made by a bunch of hipster types that just go round back slapping each other for being so cool and DIY while they think they are reiventing punk in some new DIY twee manner. lol
oh and Pens are a bit rubbish too.
What the FUCK is this attraction to music that 'sounds shit'?
Cos that's what it is. DIY? All music is DIY. Sometimes a producer gives a band a hand, but the idea of something sounding so bad, that it's good is childish and pathetic.
Its a bit teduis, I can look thruogh some of it if the music is acctual good enough, but alot of the time it really deosnt stand up at all.
yeah all music is pretty DIY really, just the purposfuly rubbish sounding for the sake of it style is wearing really thin at the moment.
Whether a band is DIY or not is totally irrelevant, it doesn't contribute to a particular style or genre. The 'DIY' ethos is generally referring to everything a band does that isn't the music.
except for the vocals which are awful. not the production but the melody itself.
the others are pretty bad imo.
I agree that you don't have to be a virtuoso to make good music, but some effort mwould be nice. This sounds like they left a fucked tascam on while they had a jam.
look look doesnt exist any more so far as i know. they added a member and are now pens, who are, yes, a bit ace. look look were actually not bad on record but i didnt like them live
utter, utter dogdirt.
it's surprising how polarly opposing people's tastes in music can be.
Saw them on saturday and it was completely cringeworthy.
annoying me a lot lately. But they're not as bad as Scouting for Girls or The Kooks or Razorlight.
or one of those funky lite-rock bands who have a guitarist who is really proficient but plays bad things who clog up the venues of this country. Or one of the shitty indie bands with the rubbish unimaginative name who you know by their name will just suck and have no songs or ideas and clog up the venues of this country.
Small man, Big mouth.
and he looks like that baby in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. A whingy, tantruming baby.
And not purely because the singer is an obnoxious, rat faced, tuneless evil little shit either. The fact that this 12 year old (who presumably got a decent advance and now earns a nice record industry crust) has the right to 'claim' working class culture and drag it down to his idiotic level makes me cringe.
it was a thread bitching about the enemy that led me to DiS a couple of years back,
that I turned them off. Take THAT.
So meidcore its offensive.
They have some really good tunes. Way more energetic then coldplay or snow patrol who they seem to get compared too.
but the idea that they are the worst band in Britain is ridiculous.
Vincent is an amazing front man! Especially when the audience hates it / are nobs.
I vote for Scouting for Girls, The Feeling, half the stuff on the 6 music playlist. That Frank Turner song is fucking awful.
ooooh, that could be worse than Scouting for Girls
made me cringe
sounds a bit like a really really bad dead kennedys bside. thats the nicest thing i can say
um, at least they're singing about what they know, huh? TOPICAL.
Although there are a few "myspace" bands who have enraged me. Can't remember names though.
Why has noone mentioned this band yet? They are the vilest beige bastard of a band I ever heard. jaw droppingly awful,literally - first time I heard them, saw them on tv, I could not believe it.
enough words wasted on them already.
he's even nicer in person.
You would not believe the amount of money wasted on trying to break them. Ridiculous.
his brother MR BARFLY?
he seems to be doing alright since he lost his library and gained a kanye...
after that epic thread of hate no-one is even thinking of them as rubish anymore :(
My vote goes to some band I saw suporting robots in disguies the bloke was dressed all in leather with his chest out and it was like a rubish cyber goth version of the bravey but without the hooks. I can't remember there name.
Did I miss something?
the thread got well out of hand calling them rubish a while ago. They are like, but that was a bit silly.
I'm not inflicting my music on anyone so I'd rather just be left alone. :(
big hugs mr meles :(
I still have ya bookmarked somewhere to keep an eye on ya to see if you lot improve. I've got my eye on you heheh
When those versions were recorded we couldn't actually hear each other playing.
that wont help at all
can't we just have robots in disguise, they'so shit it hurts AND THEY'RE CUNTS, AND THEY PLAY TO A BACKING TRACK. grrrrrrrrrrrrr.
When I saw them they had a full band.
They had a drummer, bass and keyboard when I saw them. They are kinda rubish but I dont hate them enough to make them worse band in all the land.
I played with them once - they ordered us and the other support bands out of the dressing room so they could have it all to themselves. Seriously.
there's nothing wrong with backing tracks - they allow you to do stuff you simply couldn't do without having a massive band that you couldn't fit in most venues, making the whole thing a logistical nightmare.
Course, if it's JUST backing track, that's a different question.
no way man they have skills!
Eez the gin, u spin
captain gin, get dancing
body pop, do NOT stop
At my drop
b bop, e drop
go mental, obsession, profession, dont listen
Donkumentary and you will see the band in a whole new light...
They guy that runs a Wigan youth center declares them as the new Beatles "its just that people are scared, no one gives them a chance"
they're like superman without kryptonite, phat without cellulite, and they look well good in a uv light
Their new EP is called Sex Wax. When we played with them their guitarist played a solo for so long that he literally had to be dragged off stage, guitar in hand, so that we could play (they'd already played for over an hour and a half).
That's probably not fair though - Scouting for Girls are probably worse as are 6 million god-awful pub-rock bands who we'll mercifully never hear of.
I'm actually very surprised that anyone would have them anywhere near the worst band in Britain. Even if you really don't like their music, you can't think they're that bad, surely?
Probably there are bands with worst songs but none I dislike as much as Ox. Eagle. Lion. Man.
a) Pretentiousness (which can sometimes be a good thing but not in this case)
b) They seem absolutely joyless
c) They sound like a facsimile of something far far more interesting
d) There's something utterly ludicrous about his stage performance in the way he tries to stalk around looking dangerous and edgy but whilst taking care not to be so dangerous and edgy that they alienate the core fanbase.
e) They're like a poor quality fashionista version of genuinely interesting underground bands.
f) They're essentially trying to be a band like the Birthday Party but for CD:UK fans. Which pretty much nullifies the point of trying to be a band like the Birthday Party.
g) The lead singer seems a dislikable human being.
h) Who pretty much only gets in the attention he does 'cos he was in a much better bands who he now seems to dismiss as childish folly. And because he put his penis inside somebody famous.
i) It's dark and edgy music that appears devoid of any substance, which nullifies the point of being dark and edgy.
j) They commit the far more cardinal sin of being boring.
k) You'd assume anyone who adopted the surname "Blood-Royale" would be able to laugh at themselves. He appears not to be able to.
l) They're essentially the Horrors without the self-awareness.
n) It's empty posturing.
I admit they've got some potential and if they stopped posturing about, stopped trying to be trendy and actually got something of substance and interest behind what they were doing they could be good. But there is nothing that pisses me off than faux-dark and edgy bands fronted by faux-tormented posers.
a) yeah, but as you say that's not terrible
b) not to me
c) they're heavily influenced by the bad seeds, but i wouldn't say a complete rip
d) i have no idea where you get this idea of their "core fanbase" from
e) what has underground got to do with anything?
f) what are you talking about with cd:uk?
g) he's a really nice guy
h) les inc were ok-ish, but his vocals on oelm are much much better
i) what the hell is substance?
j) if they were really boring you'd've forgotten about them
k) i have no idea where you get the idea that someone who used to rap under the name "jew d'orange" is unable to laugh at themselves
l) what self awareness do the horrors have that oelm haven't?
n) empty comment.
d) I meant to say "Core Demographic". Basically they try to come as "dangerous" but only to the extent where it effects their marketability.
As far as I'm concerned they strike me as every bit a contrived and manufactured product as Westlife or Girls Aloud, only without the quality of songs of the latter.
f) Related to the same. It's a version exciting, dangerous and intense music but being careful not to be too exciting, dangerous and intense as to alienate teenage indie pop fans.
i) Something to be tortured and angsty over rather than general unspecified torture and angst.
j) I can't remember any of their songs if that helps.
l) Maybe I just assume the Horrors are taking the piss.
They just strike me as far more of a commodity and marketable product than they do an actual band.
I'm probably trying to rationalise an instinctive dislike. Ultimately they instinctively really annoyed me when I saw them live and its more of an emotional reaction than an intellectual one. So I could be talking utter bollocks on the reasons I don't like them. It probably just comes down to the fact I "just don't". And that I share tippimit's view below.
I'm not even able to counter that as I don't know enough about the band, I just quite like their music.
Saw him on TV with Zane Lowe. Utter simpering shoreditch bellfruit. I don't know how he can look at himself.
The man is a walking testicle. He announced, portentously, that he thought that Vampire Weekend's album was the most important american album since this is it.
I mean for fuck's sake.
a) It's utter nonsense
b) He announced it like the flipping queen waving out of the side of her carriage.
but VW is a great album.
I've never heard anything from him except his lyrics - which do make him sound like he's completely up his own arse, despite him hating himself and the human race as a whole. It's hard to tell how genuine they are though, they're just lyrics and could mean anything.
could not help myself!
But they seem to revel in it as they have this on their myspace page:
"Album Reviews and Quotes: “Doleful pornographic poetry” – Q magazine -"strange, sometimes disturbing..music that's as creepily compelling as it is unapproachably aloof" - pitchfork review - "Cocks, cocaine, wanking, fags, fucking, tits...there's just nothing else to say about this record." - VICE magazine - "too much meandering anti-folk" - Stoolpigeon - "We have to warn you that only four of the songs on this record have what could be recognized as a melody" - Time Out - "Who else could say 'knickers on yer doorstep' and make it sound really sentimental?" - the Pixx - “Dance and Walk models a creepy, stream of consciousness vibe that won’t sound quite so catchy at art openings. Murmuring over plinky-plonky beats and spidery acoustic guitar, Oberbeck comes on like one of those men who sidle up to you with a randomly obscene comment.” - Plan B - “Polite is like filthy crickets mating to Leigh Bowery’s band minty with lyrics randomly ripped out of Penthouse Forum and churchwhisper quiet Doherfuckher is menacing and a bit mental. The singing to themselves crazies on London’s busses have clearly had an effect. “ – Londonpaper - “…sexually incorrect politics, messed up and cheapo bodybeat- all of it bathed in some murky underworld fog that links London’s fashionista clubscene with Berlin, Amsterdam, New York and the Victorian East End” – Rough Trade review - "I'm bored" - Faris Rotter - "You are a great actor!"- Drunk Irishman "
Though to be fair, anyone who has the balls to get up on stage deserves some props.
Have you heard the track 'Munchausen'? It's fucking hilarious.
they're a pretty terrible band but a pretty fantastic comedy act. i always got the idea that was the joke, like neil hamburger style
This Munchausen track is beyond awful, they have to be a piss take
It's pretty funny though.
its hilarious. its about two absolute cunts trying to one up each other on how cultured/arty/weird they are, fudging stockhausen's name and becoming utterly absurd to the point of total hilarity. i can't see how someone could come away from that without any doubt in their mind about what no bra's intentions were
A strong contender.
There is nothing more wrong than someone with an ENGLISH accent singing in an AMERICAN accent. Their myspace page also makes me want to kill myself.
Worst kind of pop punk, have sold out the Astoria and are playing the Roundhouse despite no one over the age of 14 knowing who they are.
are a pile of wang.
The biggest bag of shite ever created!!!!!!!!!!! I have a passionate hatred for them and I hope this is carried on!!!
Their latest album is fantastic.
I'd say...Scouting For Girls....and The Kooks.
there cant be 117 worst bands.
make up your mind.
Razorlight > The Kooks > The Enemy > Scouting For Girls
Yep, SFG win it for me, any band that can be worse than the other three, really has to be the worst band in Britain. Out of the well known ones anyway, there are obviously awful bands that not many people know about.
I saw A Grave With No Name, and wow...total gash. So that's my vote.
Nah AGWNN are a very good band for me
from their ridiculous name the terrible vocals.
take that are genuinely better than gomez
and whether mum-rock is your sort of thing or not, they're extremely good at it
how could this have got so far without THE METROS?
that's so godawful! 12 bar blues, horrible men dressed head to toe in topman gear, his expressions, the lyrics.. yeeesh. i almost feel like they might have been manufactured specially for soundtracking topman changing rooms
that's fucking awful
i told you this thread wasnt even approaching truly awful yet.
last year on 'record store day' rough trade had about 10 instores in a row. whatshisname from magnolia electric co. did a lovely set but only about 3 or 4 songs long. he was followed by the metros. i couldnt make it through half a song.
played at my uni and we were gobsmacked. utterly charmless.
want to kill myself
well done for wasting 10 seconds of my time.
Despite the fact that I also want to punch him. Really hard.
i think a lot of british music these days is a load of shit. the only vaguely inspiring music ive heard in the last decade has come from the US, bar a couple of european records. and our mainstream is totally embarrassing
S.C.U.M. spring to mind. Wouldn't say "Britain" though.
by far, saw them supporting Jay Reatard at the Lexington, it was just embarrassing, me and my friend were convinced one of them had to be shagging the promoter or something. 3 vaguely cute indie girls none of whom can play their instruments and it's just shit, their drum kit doesn't even have a kick, it's just a snare, floor tom and a hi hat
That's not strictly a signifier of talent paucity in itself.
Not that I know anything about drums. But Mimi plays them standing up, which suggests she would find it difficult to do anything foot related, which is what I would imagine a kick is.
Although they also use Eric Pollard on drums occasionally, and there's a man who no doubt does have a kick.
Sorry. I'm in bed with a slight fever at the moment. Ignore me.
thus you have revealed yourself to know nothing
are terrible but The Metro's are probably worse. Although Joe Lean and the flaming faeces could give them a run for their money
Utter simpering shoreditch bellfruit.
Even if they were bad I think i'd like them because of the name.
Not heard pens or Ox Eagle but I don't think I'd like them.
but seriously, pens are another level, also, they're not British or of this time really but you should check out The Shaggs, they have a myspace profile I think, seriously, it's good for a giggle but it also defies belief
playing with them was one of the most hilarious and enlightening experiences of my life.
hilarious as they were utter gash.
enlightening because it showed me exactly how i never, ever want my band to sound.
are obviously are friends with/fucking someone from upset the rhythm. thats all you need in london.
its not that they're even that terrible, they're just riding the wave of badly played noise pop, ready to leap off when ugandan dancehall becomes the latest schtick.
you've totally shown london :(
but how on earth can anyone hate Feeder?!
'...it's got leather seats/it's got a cd PLAYER-player-player-player!'
URBNRI getting mentioned? or Parka? come on tae fuck lads, come on!
and not a band, obviously.
can't stand that jingly jangly skinny jean she did this and I did that kind of music. Saw a band called Louie once at an Astoria 2 club night or whatever it's called now (soon to be RIP)and they were so bad i went up and threw Red Stripe over the singer. I felt much better.
in no way are they the worst british band. listen to suicide season.
there probably is many a worse band but fuck me what a horrible song and video.
a)You're not American,you don't play basketball,stop it
b)Were the casting agents out of models and you pulled 4 girls who just discovered pop punk off of the streets.
and they are the worst band in britain closed case
last time i looked on their myspace they had a song called "sailing to byzantium". bet they looked at the back of the liars album, thought to themselves "ahhh, i bet no-one's ever heard of these obscure guys, we can definitely use some of this" and cribbed some of the names
i havent, kerry said they were big in france LOL yeah right
(simon i love you)
it was... uncomfortable D:
remember the two fan boys going crazy? they were all "WE KNOW PEOPLE IN A BAND, IN JOKES", and then how everyone left apart from you me and richard after their set. fantastic ha ha.
only their parents money will tell
you sure it has nothing to do with this:
Worse than The Enemy. And the Fratellis.
Put together. And worse than those two aaaaaaaaand the Pigeon Detectives.
They put the Pigeon Detectives on the Burnout Paradise soundtrack. I crashed immediately upon noticing who it was. No more soundtrack from that game. Who's fucking idea was it to put them on there? eh? WHO'S?
some really hot contenders here. fratellis. wombats. pigeon detectives. jesus...PIGEON DETECTIVES! it can't get much worse, can it?!
i can see some people seeing frightened rabbit being grating, but honestly the worst band in britain?
just stop please, it says something when a band listens to their own album and has to cancel it
without a doubt.
they truly are awful
It's all about pretense. Horrible.
also horrors. any of you buying into their new faux-radiohead persona, you're an asshole. they even have a stupid hair guy like greenwood. I'm not sure, do any of them have fucked up eyes?
cos of the fringes
they sound nothing like radiohead.
Scouting For Girls are a dead cert but they have been mentioned so often that i had to stick the knife into this lot- truly terrible in a twee indie sort of way, listening to them makes me toes curl. I Was also going to mention how bad i think La Roux are again but I will refrain.
20 hooks a minute, frantic, monster guitar riffs. I also think they have some really great lyrics which is something that gets overlooked.
I am probably the only one who remembers them but they really got to me with their hipster following and their try-hard attempts to look like an 'indie' band. Not to mention their shit tunes.
Tesco Value Arctic Monkeys. I was fine with them just simply existing somewhere, eventually to be forgotten by everybody, but then I saw them support The Thermals and it was so, so embarrassing. The frontman had physical energy but absolutely no charisma. Between the usual street poetry about fags and chavs, he would let out 'soulful' yelps which made Johnny Borrell sound like Sam Cooke. Then just when I thought they couldn't be anymore embarrassing, they finished on their "big song" which involved the singer jumping around on stage, in his head he thought he was Thurston Moore but he just looked like a dad playing air guitar.
The Thermals kicked ass, though.
Tesco Value Arctic Monkeys? Talk about missing the point. Great band, always good value when I've seen them (and no, not in a Tesco Value sense.
Oh, and as for worst Brit band - The Rumble Strips, anyone?
that was one of my shows.
this is great, I might quote it on our myspace page!
Must write some more songs about chavs and fags. Would you like me to send you a copy of our album to confirm your belief that we are the worst band in Britain?
Sorry for embarrassing you / myself. The Thermals certainly looked very embarrassed cheering at the end of our set from the side of the stage.
I had the misfortune to see these cunts support bands I like a couple of times - they're fucking abysmal. You may remember them from a T4 unsigned series where they bullshitted and mascara'd their way through several rounds before even Lauren Laverne realised that they're talentless cunts.
Please PLEASE look at their photos.
I wrote their last.fm bio and nobody's changed it yet :)
They also share a member with the remarkably awful Babybones. Horrible, horrible shit.
There was a gig on recently in Glasgow which was Kap Bambino / Fangs / Babybones. That's one to treasure.
you wrote that? serious kudos to you sir.
I get the feeling that none of their fans will realise that it's not a serious, favourable bio :(
but mind you, these two bands could also feature under the "single of the week" section here on this very site. because theys sorta look 'cool' and have synths, you know, and are probably 'into fashion'.
one of the shittest bands I've ever heard/seen are 'we are enfent terribe'. now guess what - they look 'cool' und use synths and were two or three months back 'single of the week' on here. and it's truly awful cack.
Sorry for all those mistakes. I was playing guitar and typing at the sme time. Not a very wise thing to do.
"The 3 members of Fangs first met whilst breakdancing ironically in the basement of a club that they heard Ian Curtis had once had a pint in. After complimenting each other on their use of eyeshadow, the two male members both attempted to seduce their future lead singer by performing ‘the worm’. Once they had been helped off the floor, they conversed in halting tones (reminiscent of that employed by Deborah Harry of Blondie in hit song ‘Atomic’). Soon, they realised that they shared a common quandary; each of their respective fathers wanted them to attend dental school and grow up to take over the family practice, but each of them wanted to REBEL.
So rebel they did, in forming Glasgow’s premier faux-punk derivative make-up-based ensemble. They attract a small cult following, composed of those who are really mad at their parents, but, like, totally ironically. Fangs and their fans treat each other with an air of post-ironic detachment, but inside, they all just need a hug. And a make-up wipe."
Wasn't one of Fangs allegedly in Lapsus Lingaue?
but I think the singer's mum used to present 'Blue Peter'.
The drummer used to play in Lapsus Linguae. Why he left to join Fangs is beyond me.
I forget if it was their bassist or Fighting Red Adair's who kissed me on the cheek once...
that bio is STILL on there!!!
Is anybody here familiar with the kids entertainers The Singing Kettle? I don't know if that's just a Scottish thing.
Anyway, their really "edgy" singer works as a cleaner in a boozer in East Kilbride and she's the offspring of the two gits from the singing kettle. I once had the displeasure of seeing them play at a mate's night in the Sub Club. I managed to get a large section of the crowd to chant "spout, handle, lid of metal, what's inside the singing kettle?!" with all the appropriate actions.
This revelation might lead to a small rewrite of the last.fm bio... :D
is my favourite part of the entire thread. fucking singing FUCKING kettle.
there FUCKING awful
they're all too busy being connected and not creating
Maybe it's irrational but they wound me up so much when I saw them as they were that shit. Someone has since described them to me as the thinking man's Twang, though they were almost certainly winding me up further.
Being on the 'newly resurrected' stiff records doesn't help but when I get so anti a band if they rescued my family from a burning battleship I'd still attack my eyes and ears with a poison laced cheese grater than stomach a set of theirs.
they were bloody aweful. havent seen anything as bad since. so if we go by live bands seen, that's my pick. oh, and when i saw Stereophonics in '98 or'99 in berlin... hey, that was before Last FM/myspace - I DIDNT KNOW WHAT THEY 'D BE LIKE! everybody started leaving after the 1st song, haha
...The Horrors supported Jarvis recently - pretty dreadful too; possibly up there with TNP though not as pretentious, so i guess they could be forgiven, poor chaps
White Lies... whilst not as bad as a lot of the landfill indie mentioned they grate irritatingly so to the point where I wish them a sylvia plath style end to back up their pathetic thirteen in a dozen richey manic-isms, please run your cliches past a thesaurus next time you bitches!
I'm so glad we're not mentioned in here...
Called the Just Joans, they made me want to hurt all humanity.
Does that guy honestly think he can sing?
There was a big cheer when the said it was their last song
of the worst voices I've ever heard. All the lyrics were bollocks too... "I went out/I shagged a bird/I got genital warts/gutted."
I think one of the actual lyrics was "STDS/Pregancies/Blame them all on the bottle". I can feel the bile rising.
bet its just terrible live tho
and N-Dubz ARE the worst band in Britain.
Sorry, that should probably be crew cos they is Gs
the Metros are no more! KARMA!
new genre - CHAVCORE!!
Like Danny Dyer fronting a band inspired by the soundtrack from long forgotten 1990s wrestling games.
it's like BrokenCyde but chavtastic
still playing a couple of the old songs, but lyrics are now more profound and coming from the heart and the musical compositions themselves are getting better, my band played with them 2 weeks ago and having had their old album on my ipod for a year and abit and getting bored of their old stuff their new line up is pretty refreshing, image has nothing to do with hardcore, they dress how they want to live their lives. the way you say 'chav' i assume you dont dress how YOU want you dress how others want.
Is Borrell suffering from an incurable case of lockjaw, hence his goldfish impression in every single picture of them?
I saw them at the Shoreditch 1-2-3-4 festival once (appropriately enough) - pitiful. Are they even still going?
they were around a few years ago
he is fucking shit
saw them at hemel staggs rugby club they supported brutality will prevail and pay no respect, theyre freaks and they're terrible at playing their instruments, they made frequent mistakes and are terribly sloppy, despite being together over 8 months
they did a girls aloud cover 'sounds of the underground' and everyone was in complete agony pretty much during their whole set
but the worst band I've been unfortunate to encounter at a gig is "Youves".
They started there set reasonably well, even if they are heavily indebted, particularly the Rapture. All fine, but then the vocals started. Its like someone stabbing you in the ears over and over again. Horrible.
It was actually this gig: http://www.beatcast.tv/video/youves-1
they are really fucking awful in several ways
I know the 80s are, like, sooo cool at the moment, but that doesn't extend to dancing like George Michael circa Wham!
through a friend of a friend of a friend or something, I was asked if I could put youves up for the night. After checking out the band my flatmates and I agreed on "No". We were all busy writing essays etc at the time, so there was an element of general inconvinience. But it wasn't the most major factor in our decision.
made me want to be anywhere else in the world rather than watching them when I saw them at the Barfly last Friday night
... has FINALLY broken up. D'ya know what I mean?
22 grand jobs?
i'm a rat.
i'm a rat.
i'm a rat.
i'm a rat.
Check the "eccentric" frontman,
They finished by announcing, "we are scunner, you've just been scunnered!"
Anyone heard of them? They define shit.
i liked their debut.
In their own words a "cocktail of pure shit".
... their more mainstream alter ego :-)
www.sleepmode.co.uk (links to their myspace). I think they were the best - worst band never to make it. An absolute nightmare, the unsigned equivalent of spinal tap, and then some.
not sure why I know they are though-- I think their singer is from Reading (this town doesn't have many claims to fame)
The Courtneers. painfully dreary...
dull dull dull dull................
I saw them support Everything Everything (who are probably the best new band in britain) at the Tunbridge Wells Forum.
I wrote a review of the gig for my English GCSE coursework and completely slated them
Towers Of London.
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