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just saw this. bit of a shocker:
that shouts a half second after Gareths vocals?
but if she's got other plans, why not go out when the band are being fucking incredible? i guess this is an issue for quite a few people who go from being in a band, giving it a good shot but always knowing that there is something else you want to achieve, then the band really takes off.
i'm pretty sure that they will have plans for someone great to come in to take over.
but is it alright to be secretly a bit happy because her vocals basically ruin LC! for me? Hmm...?
its ok to be happy, as it seems she is leaving the band of her own accord and doing so happily, and it wont fracture the band.
her vocals have always been the thing that has put me off them.
Her vocals were always the strongest point of the band IMO, whereas occasionally Gareth's voice can be irritating in a Bjork-to-Einar from the Sugarcubes kinda way.
and was more out of tune than him.
You're the first person I've heard say that ever, honest!
i was agreeing with her
everyone i've ever talked to about los campesinos! has, when pressed, found the most annoying thing about them to be her vocals.
she can't sing.
the opinion was definitely with the former! Maybe its just a DiS forum board thing...
It would seem I'm the only one though.
because I reckon the female vocals are what make their music, so I can only assume that the one that's leaving only does a tiny bit of backing vocals and that's why everyone's saying it's no bad thing she's going.
but Gareth's voice, tolerable enough on the demos and EP, had descended into a unlistenable squark by the time they reached the first album. Aleks' vocals were always OK on record, although from what I recall they were a bit lacklustre live.
and i'm sure it will be a girl who will also take on the vocal duties. The girl boy vocal thing is a big part of the band so don't see them changing that.
from melt-banana to join them. That'd make for a better setup :)
Oasis and now this. Shocking.
I did like her voice. But fair play to her, glad they're getting someone else in though.
GARETH'S COMING TO GET YOU
You have to kind of respect anyone who quits whilst they're ahead though.
In other LC news I got a postcard from Gareth the other day after signing upto his holiday thing a bit further down the blog. Lovely chap that he is.
it took me a second to twig who it was from!
I can't blame her for not wanting to give up on that.
I dunno how long you can do that for...she's made the right decision I think, as much as I'll miss her from the band. You can't really just give up Medicine if you get so far through it I guess.
Fits well with such news.
Until I read their tour dates and saw they were not only coming to my city, but my favorite venue in August. Extremely excited!
Mia Clarke is joining them...
Sad to see Aleks go but good on her for sticking to her plans. That's proper rock 'n roll - to move on, succeed, and be able to look back and say 'I did that'.
live. really bad.
completely ruined the LC live experience for me twice. surprised she's lasted this long. this makes me want to see the band live again.
Surely the lead singer is the one with the intolerable voice? God, he sounds so shrill and bratty. He is the reason why I find it so difficult to listen to LC - his voice is, for me, akin to the proverbial nails down a blackboard.