I have to tell EVERYBODY to check out Esben and the witch - saw them supporting Sian Alice Group last night and they really were amazing. Absolutely mesmering to watch and oh my days they were just fucking brilliant! Please excuse my ineloquent rambling but I really do urge everyone to listen to them and see them play (Aug 22nd next london show i think)
Interview with them here, with free download so you can see what I'm banging on about: http://thequietus.com/articles/02410-esben-the-witch-interview-from-south-downs-to-aeschylus
Then it was Wild Beasts at Hoxton Hall - the new material from Two Dancers was just brilliant. Not only is the album one of the best releases I've heard this year, the new material is really powerful live. Can't get over how amazing that band is...
Anyhoo I'll go now but yeah, if you haven't seen those two live or heard them at all - GET ON IT!!!