Can someone get him to join DiS?
#Winning description of hipsters. :D
This reads like a mix between a review and a 'What I Did This Summer' report, it's also the best piece of music journalism I've read this week. The wide eyed fascination of what is, to be frank, quite a poor live band, reminds me why I love music.
They should definitely get him to do more stuff before he hits 16 and becomes a jaded, cynical hack.
...it was fairly shit. Right next to Exmoor tho which redeems it slightly.
"Still Life" should be a magical moment in any The Horrors concert. That track has a musically dreamy factor that should make it even more special live. Just one more reason to not understand the P4K politics for not having included this in the "best new music" category - even as this is much more than that.
he has no future in music journalism!
i.e. the opposite of what you meant
Get back in here, you crazy cat.
Wish I was doing that at age 15.
Makes the Horrors sound great live. The reviews and comments I've read about them recently haven't been too good. Off to see them in Oct. Hope it's worth it.
I'll be fair, he really made me feel what it was like to be there.
Pretty good stuff.
to read one of his reviews for a band which isn't one of his favourites.
I was on the edge of my seat when he got on the bus without a ticket
Its like Almost famous all over again.
wish I could have done that when I was 15.
on the internet, and order CDs from places other than the Britannia Music Club, so at least growing up in the West Country now is kinder to teenage music fans than it was in the 90s.
SEAN, HIRE THE CUNT!
Fuck me I used to live a few miles from there and I know what it is...he's going to hate going back.
A great read.
that's a 15 year old
so, how do you pay for a bus in london if you don't pay on the bus? i ain't as clued up as you 'doners.
but I've always been warned TO HAVE THE EXACT CHANGE and NOT TO SAY ANYTHING TO THE DRIVER.
You put in £2 and get a single which is valid for an hour or two. Many don't accept paying on board anymore.
http://www.tastyfanzine.org.uk/albums/albums39%20jun05.htm#Tall Grass Captains of Greater Chicago – She Moved Through
Hi guys, Hugh here! Just to say thanks for the comments, expect to find another review of the Friendly Fires gig this Thursday in Camden Roundhouse!
you should go hang out with Matt The Hat in Barnstaple and talk music...
Not bad for a South Molton lad, considering that town is essentially Royston Vasey in the flesh. Spent most of my teens in North Devon and most people don't amount to anything. Luckily I did and have gone off to work in the 'industry' (not journalism...actual live event business). I can't spell, write or have grammer skills etc etc.
Good luck mate, good work too. Stick to your guns...but right, as soon as you turn 16...you'll be jaded, cynical and a fucking douche - so start a new mould and keep a level head! I am sure TSP will shape you! (Don't work for DiS!!!).
I too have made a London bus faux pas - trying to exit the bus where you get on, was so embarrassed.
That was annoying.
I thought it would be some precocious private school shit, but it's just really honest and really good to read! I just imagine him as being the kid from Submarine.
It wasn't really about the music was it? More about the 'atomosphere' of the venue and the reviewer's self-deprecation for not being a city-dweller. The life he describes before the actual review begins seems okay to me...
Then again it's miles ahead of anything I ever wrote when I was 15, especially the colon and semi-colon use. Didn't properly understand that until I was 18.