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I couldn't make it this year and have loved last two years. Any stand out bands?
should have drawn a bigger crowd though
Which was a bit annoying. Was pretty rammed then too, would have like to have seen them play a proper set.
at that point, i was so glad i was late and didn't get to revenge in time earlier
band I saw that were genuinely brilliant were The Phenomenal Handclap band. At the other end of the scale was the Reverend Soundsystem, whose songs included 'get big' ang 'get stupid', but surprisingly not 'get yourselves to another of the many venues on offer you fecking idiots'.
Funeral Party - average
Let's Buy Happiness - enjoyable, although not sure the singer thought so.
Wilder - not so.
Stricen City - sounds ruined it, worst I've ever seen them.
Cold Cave - epic but should have been in audio or somewhere dirty and dark.
FOE - not bad but again sound sucked.
Violet Violet - pretty good female duo, will give them another go for sure.
Philly Jays - entertaining live but not sure it would work on record - fantastic drummer.
Islet - hmmmmmm, ok.
Chew Lips - boring.
Jesca Hoop - walked off after two minutes.
Ingrid Olava - very enjoyable - as was the music.
Warpaint - great, great, but no Billie Holiday = boo.
Hurts - 80's synth-pop at it's finest if you like that sort of thing.
John & Jehn - really good. CD on order
Blackchords - zzzzz
Hungary kids of hungry - went and caught some sun after one song.
Bluejuice - ditto but it was after twenty seconds
Teenagersintokyo - ok
Bridezilla - very enjoyable, especially after what had come before
Chapman Family - I thought I liked these, I don't.
Katzenjamer - the biggest pile of shite I've ever seen
Birds of Tokyo - dad rock and not good
The Joy Formidable - seen them countless times and never dissapoint - should of headlined.
Chapel Club - went with high hopes, left with none.
Was going to watch Esben & the Witch but it was miles away so went to the pub and then to bed.
Made a few school boy band decisions and have a few hours I'd like back please.
Overall an enjoyable weekend though.
Agree with you on a lot of bands but I really like Jesca Hoop!
Warpaint, John and Jehn & Cold Cave all ace bands I have seen or would like to see!
compared to pevious years the line-up was really really weak this time round. Dissapointing.
when i got to pav tav at about 12.30am it looked pretty dead. i assumed i had missed everything.
Did you go upstairs?
I reckon (hazy due to copius amounts of Red Stripe) that they came on circa 12.40.
and i saw a band packing their stuff away. there weren't that many people around so i just assumed it was over, i only really wanted to see MASKS anyway
we saw nearly all the same gigs.
i quite liked FOE, despite the sound. most a&R people thought they were terrible, which was reassuring. i liked how they were a little bit like a less insular, slightly tongue-in-cheek Kills
I had to let the tour manager cut the set for Warpaint and they decided to loose that song although they did perform this outside somehow.
were a fucking riot, amazing gig.
Blood Red Shoes were absolutely phenomenal. Laura-Mary's guitars sound more and more like helicopters landing. Steve threw half his rider into the crowd and then rewarded crowd surfers with a beer.
Also liked Foe, Here We Go Magic (only played 2 and a half songs tho!), Masks and Let's Buy Happiness. Also saw one of Brakes downstairs at the Queens hotel which was very entertaining.
Didn't like, the silly venues they put people like Ed Harcourt in (I left after 40minute wait!) and the issues at our venue on Thursday (power issues plus venue shifting curfew to 10pm just before doors opened?!? We were meant to be in Ocean Rooms but it got shut down.)
now i'm glad i missed out on saturday (due to illness)
basically they took forever to get set-up. the usual nonsense when bands don't get soundchecks.
I was looking after one of the venues and had a very diverse and interesting amount of bands (21 in total). I didn't get chance to leave at all but managed to make it to The Great Escape Lates (Melting Vinyl) on the last night.
My highlights were:
Team Ghost, Cold Cave, Warpaint, Best Coast, Kamp!, Esben & The Witch, Joensuu 1685, Dansette Junior...
I thought they started well but I found myself getting quite distracted by, you know, seagulls and stuff.
Zane Lowe's been playing one for their tracks a fair bit and they sound like they could've been fun.