we just come back from south africa right, and it was totally amazing and brilliant and that and we'll be shouting more about it in due course.
but, when we were over there we did a few shows with this band. they were so amazingly good our heads melted. they've done a million Safrican tours and bits of Europe, they still have day jobs, they're on their second album, and its brilliant. its called my faith in war and its about the earth being destroyed by mankind and then growing anew. i think.
um, its instrumental postrock. only, they call it deep space champion pop. which is better. its a bit like the war of the worlds soundtrack, and a bit like mogwai, um, and, im an awful describer of music. only, i watched them in a sweaty basement club and on a massive festival stage at dusk and both times were totally rightous and uplifting like all the best musics are.
oh, they have a lighting guy and a image guy as well, so its almost theatrical.
I absolutely want them to come over here. and i think they do too. only, i think we may have put them off by explaining how people generally dont dance to postrock or to bands they havnt seen before and how the payments are less and the riders worse and the promotion mostly done by uncaring corporations and all the other things english bands who have the chance to play overseas whine about.
we're all terrible with names and faces and what have you, and our address book is probably about to be destroyed by hmv's death star, but i know there must be generous postrock type promotors who believe in what they do and will give them a fair deal. so like, if thats you then here is their myspace and their email and i'll feel like ive done a good deed for the day:
they're called kidofdoom
o and when we got back i found they did this so so so much better than we do: