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Remember Iglu and Hartly?
was a really good album, everything hot hot heat have done since has been disappointing in comparison.
YES I DO...Irish wunthey? Did they sing "Daria"?
Operator Please sang the song about ping pong.
And then the keyboard player left and was next seen on a soft porn site.
although the singer doesn't think so: http://www.radarradio.com.au/news/news/operator-please-break-up.aspx
Pretty sure I saw them supporting Lightspeed Champion. They weren't very good and the porn lass had already left. Had a bit of a crush on the violinist though.
the rest of it sucked, cept the Violinist
yes please very much
Saw them supporting the Go Team, were shit
Had that awful, awful single "Just a Song about Ping Pong".
That song was enough to put me off them forever, but I have to admit to liking "Zero Zero".
In Australia they're considered Triple J endorsed pish.
So unfathomably much
Great song, but absolutely their only one. I saw them live and they were awful
At a venue that held 800. This was on their 2nd album.
I saw good shoes once, supporting Maximo Park i think. Toad shit.
there was a dude in a Cat on Form t-shirt
(Steve used to be one of the two shouty topless chaps in Cat on Form)
He put Cat On Form on back in t'day.
whoops, sorry will.
'S' deliberately left out.
but it's mysteriously gone missing...
Plenty of press ahead of their album, then they decided to scrap it, put out a mini-album and re-recorded the whole thing. By the time the new version was ready nobody cared.
Which was your favourite album?
They changed their name a gazillion times, the guitarist was distinctly odd but have to say that the frontman had something about him. Shame really.
OK not a band but...
completely ruined songs that sound great on the EP and as demos...
IMO it's a bit of a shame they got jumped on by everyone after its release. I'm hoping they'll eventually do a follow-up.
not even heard the album
the EP was just songs with some extreme bad reverb, it was 2007, the year that precedes that whole new lo-fi bands like Vivian Girls and Wavves. The (over)produced style of Bernard Butler just showed us how shitty they were.
it sounded like they had two songs that they were repeating over and over.
At least Todd is, I read something somewhere about how he was gonna start some new solo stuff under that name. Saw that band so many times when I was at uni, loved them.
has the best drumming CV ever - La Roux, Brontide, Young Legionnaire, Summer Camp.
I started a thread on here about it, but it was basically ignored.
As a 15-year old who was pretty into my now girlfriend, they were a big help. Even though it is embarrassing to admit that.
However, I don't know if the comeback is going to continue. There was a Tumblr around (iwacs.tumblr.com) but it's now down - it was only up for a while. Todd was right on top of answering questions... but he's deleted the tumblr, refuses to answer Facebook posts... Maybe it will happen, but I have the feeling it was just an idealistic thing.
Plus I was never so into their early stuff - and considering Todd doesn't own a guitar, and, won't have a drummer - I can't see myself enjoying the new stuff. I'unno.
Anyone remember Delakota?
The Rock is fabulous
I haven't met anyone since being introduced to them that's actually heard of them.
They were amazing.
just put out a brilliant second album.
They were a great British band.
I don't remember their song but I do remember despising it
Heaven on Sunday.
Big Day Out in Aus/NZ January next year
Seriously, remember them and know nothing will be as awesome to the end of times.
It's still cracking
it was a bad choice, looking back.
JEFF the brotherhood are wicked, not sure what happened to the rest
having never listened to them at the time.
love for that album. Second one was decent too.
it sank, she hasn't done a follow up
I actually have that on my iTunes. Don't think I've ever made it more than a song or two deep. Had a duet with Iggy Pop as well.
Also remembered the guitarist now fronts Turbo Fruits who are also pretty good
didn't become a breakout star. Seems to me she has everything that the major labels try and manufacture in their female acts...
and now I feel silly.
i saw air traffic in belgium and they were pretty good
Singer bloke now trading as The Agitator of shouting-over-drums fame.
Or The Little Ones?
The Mooney Suzuki
My favorite 00s Indie 1-hit wonder
genuine lost classic
is a great shout
shame about the LP
only for one of her friends to be dating the drummer or something.
we were listed on a poster last year in Manchester, as Keith, with a photo of the Manchester-based Keith, their blurb and everything. imagine all the disappointed Keith fans who showed up. #zero
I *think* a couple of them are now in Plank! who are MUCH better
when The XX first appeared on the scene I assumed it was XX Teens after a further name change
was really good. The first one anyway. Then after that, not a peep.
was a top wee pop song. But didn't ever get round to the album.
did he ever destroy rock 'n' roll?
Record label probs now sorted = new album next year.
fuck me, that was quick, wasn't it...
But winning the Mercury Prize can often fuck your chances.
Her album's bloody brilliant, well worth plucking from the bargain bin. Great sound, great lyrics. She's good.
To me, it was alright but quite cliched. Haven't heard all of it though.
Think they're working in Starbucks now.
last time I checked anyway, which was a while back...Daniel P Carter...played some good stuff, actually.
Six seconds ago...
with a relatively successful second album, featuring a bunch of pretty decent tracks. E.g.
Remember John Earls?
Recently sold his entire record collection. Hmm.
there was a fresh Little Man Tate sticker on a soap dispenser in the ladies of the southbound Leicester Forest East service station.
I'm listening to them as I'm in a bad mood and want to pretend I'm 17 again.
at least for a band of their size anyway.
Should have been huge. Huge, I tell you.
is still one of my favourite songs... if you liked them and the long blondes, who would you listen to now?
debut album was a cracker...
two of them are now in Young Liar, who are fucking fantastic....
Listening to their album now, the lyrics still make me laugh.
they'd aged better than i would've thought.
a great song
The Delays were 'the next big thing'. He'd always listen to Louder Than Heaven (that right?) in his car - and does to this day. He had happened to walk into a gig of theirs in Stoke I guess and took a shine.
Recently he picked me up from Stoke train Station and banged on 'Heaven. We had a laugh and wondered where they are now. Seriously need a thread about dads with solid taste in music - Delays was a nothing choice, but the man got me into Zevon.
they were pretty great
One Night Only
Cold War Kids
The Magic Numbers
what happened to Hundred Reasons? They released Quick the Word and toured it, then fell off the face of the planet. Did family life catch up with them?
apparently they're all busy with LIFE and stuff and don't get much time to meet up and practice/write songs that often but they say there will be another album at some point.
What are they doing with a life, do they not know that they should only be doing music?! (tongue firmly in cheek)
Still amazing live.
Alone, Jealous and Stoned is straight up beauty
First album has their best moment (First Wave Intact) but actually the THIRD, self-titled album is a kinda-forgotten slab of mostly-kickass, The Fire Is Waiting especially
I'M BORED, SOMEWHAT DETACHED
Oh Selfish Cunt 1st album is great,Authority Confrontation and I Love New York are top songs
Also i lump Special needs into that. Or "The Needs" as they became.
Saw them supporting Hefner at ULU back in 2000. They were excellent and I was convinced they were going to be massive...then they disappeared off the face of the Earth.
Peel fave 'Strength of Strings' is a classic single.
Lowgold? The Beautiful South? Placebo? Babybird? Wheat? JJ72? Does It Offend You Yeah? Andreas Johnson? Vincent Vincent & The Villains? China Drum? The D4?
The bassist plays for Charlie from Busted/Fightstar fame now. They were on morning telly yesterday. Rock and/or roll.
OH GOD THE HATS
wrote and co-produced two tracks on Nicola Roberts' album, just as much of the record as Joe Mount worked on. ANSWER THAT ONE, POP HIPSTERS.
I don't. Thankfully!
JERK IT OUT
No, really, I can't 8=(
Hell yeah, Love is a Number is a nice tune despite the obvious Joy Div bass reference. See them support The Rakes (also mentioned in this thread)
Aye, it was a catchy wee tune..I remember seeing them at Pukkelpop in 06, that 'Kick' was an ace track too.
Fucking hell they were a bad band.
Whatever happened to them...
Or Clare McGuire? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11904585
Remember Future Ex-Wife?
I saw Serafin support Feeder years ago. I think their drummer was in Razorlight for a bit
Wigan band, supposedly the next Verve. Actually bloody good songsmiths, couple of good albums but they haven't dated too well, sounds a bit wet.
It seems too much coke leads to horrendeous major label A&R mistakes!!!
they're back. IN POG FORM!
More bands need to return in Pog form.
i'd safely buried that memory until now
I'm gonna take you to a GAY BAR, GAY BAR !
I'm taking you DOWN, CiderEagles!
They were not good. Were on just before a Lady Gaga tribute act.
Think he headlined Isle of Wight last year, but still no follow-up to his debut.
that they spoke to him and he suggested there'd be a new record next year
Changed her name to Santigold, and then...
Come to think of it, "Below the Sliding Doors" could have been a track off of Band of Horses' last record.
Hearts and Unicorns was a tidy little album
Show us yer biceps.
remember Running Battle?
remember The 22-20s?
remember The Von Bondies?
The 22-20s Shoot Your Gun is an ACE song
DID IT... DONE IT... DOING IT AGAIN!
HUNTED! HUNTED DOWN!
their 3rd album would have been ace.
Nehemiah, last survivor in this cynical world.
that Enemies/Friends would have been dismissed as a Funeral ripoff had it not been released a year before Funeral came out.
Good band though
I was a HotS boardie. sniff.
never fulfilled their true potential, that band. wish Sam would stop dicking around writing about cooking for the Quietus or whatever and get the band back together. make something like the Dust Rackets, but fleshed out a bit more.
Courteeners-lite, if ever a thing could exist.
They just released an eight track EP too. They're pretty prolific these days. Slight change of lineup too, but very much going strong.
You Got Me Fraiche is my second-favourite album of the 00's behind Blood Inside! They'd better reform and record This Is Puberty before I get agitated.
And me. And Brooner. And I'm pretty sure medulla is/was into them as well.
THIS IS FOR ALL THE POOR, NOT YOU RICH KIDS!!!
they were in libertines videos and on mtv2 and they were just generally everywhere boys in skinny jeans were.
i remember the singer from kasabian told them he likes jurassic 5 and one of them let out this big laugh like "haha, black people music!"
and Pete Doherty was on the panel, as was one of them, in a Babyshambles t-shirt. So try hard.
I only found this out recently. It's pretty special.
They would have done far better had they waited for the djent scene to catch up. And possibly if they had written some more memorable stuff...
Protokoll, or is it just me?
Got there mini-album 2006, not heard a thing from then since.
Also, Team Waterpolo?!
I only know Protokoll because I lived in Boston. Last year, the band reunited for two shows. The band members flew over from all over the place, rehearsed for a day, then put on two shows over two nights. It was awesome.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwyZwAVCz5g&feature=related <--- This song = my first couple of years living in Massachusetts. /nostalgia
I think I've got 'Letting Go' on 7". Great song.
Just saw them on my iTunes. Definitely listened to one song only, which was OK at best. Like a shit Vampire Weekend. Who got boring quickly.
remains one of my favourite albums of the 2000s. I don't think there's a bad song on there as long as you can cope with the yelpy singing voice. They're recording a third album at the mo.
is fucking amazing
was Luke Lalonde's cameo on 'Jamelia' by Caribou...but Dan Snaith's a genius, so I'm not sure that works as a derogatory comment re: Born Ruffians.
quite like the first record, actually.
Probably best not to
Does Dom Joly have something to do with this band?
b-sides all better than a-sides
Bad luck if you do
worst album title since onka's big moka
Now thereby hangs a tale with an unresolved ending, in that as far as anyone seems to know they put out one single that Mark and Lard loved, were shoved onto the end of a Hanson bill at Wembley and were never heard of again.
They sure stole my sunshine. But don't worry, I'll just follow Uncle Kracker and get it back. EARLY NOUGHTIES FUN FOR ALL.
No one is going to read this reply and so no one will find out that astonishing fact.
I can ride my bike with no handlebars...
I wish I didn't.
The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg???
Agree that Mansun are legendary/high-profile enough to not really warrant a mention though
YOU'RE COLDER THAN AN ARCTICCCC SCHNOW
They were ACE.
.. they were very different. Liked them a lot.
Empire Of The Sun
And you can sit alone in your museum crying that no one came.
supporting Tom Vek on his next tour I think...
This thread has brought up many bands who i've got 1st/2nd singles on cd or 7"'s, going back to when my local hmv used to sell a fair bit of vinyl, and most 7"s were 99p or £1.99 and i'd normally go in on a Monday morning and buy 3 or 4 records cos I read a half decent review online (or in artrocker) I'm now all im left with is a big pile of records and cd's of bands who never really lived up to any hype and to be honest were pretty bad.
So many bands around 2004-2005 were overrated crap that DiS and others peddled loads. Seems to be a little less now for some reason but a few years ago it was all shit tiny bands that were shit getting worshipped.
were, and still are, brilliant.
Forward Russia still get a lot of loving from my stereo. I remember seeing them around 5 or 6 times in the space of about 6 months back in 2004/5, seemed to be supporting bands I was going to see or playing gigs I could easily get to.
Quickest bandwagon jump-on/bandwagon jump-off transition of any band I'm aware of
But I "know a guy" who went to school with the lead singer.
Reportedly once said "If Kele Okereke wasn't around, we'd be the novelty race band"
Also, a gigantic douchebag.
And I've never even heard their songs - I just know they used to be one of *those* bands who wore their own band shirts...
Well, 2 of them did.
I love that first album but it all went downhill from there. By album 3, nobody cared.
The Holiday Plan
People In Planes
Finishing the last 6 tracks of their new album this month, apparently.
Here is the one that called out your name...
That still feels far too weird to type.
Willy Wonka was a capitalist confidence trickster, a poster boy for neo-liberalism I CAN'T HEAR YOU WEMBLEEEEEEEEEEEEEHH!
Plays it fairly regularly, or did.
play their local pub on a regular basis. I used to live around the corner from the pub and they always had a poster up for them. I remember Say Something being a decent tune, but that was it
.. liking album number 3 :(
Amanda Tannen still plays a mean bass - that first track 'Robot' is a cracker.
I think they should let her play and sing .. a lot!
That refers to Stellastarr :)
but Tannen now plays in some band called The Morgues (I think) and they're well good.
what happened to them?
Nothing since 2006. Bah.
Yet probably half of us still do it.
still had a few decent years in the limelight and probably toured some interesting places and left behind some records that people still love. Kind of thankful they haven't all trundled on like The Twang/The Kooks etc and still take up valuable space on the internet, infinite as it is
Large parts of the first 2 albums still bang. They never matched the first track on the first album though (maybe the last track on that album pushes it close)
Then you might be interested in Kate Jackson's debut solo single, produced by Bernard Butler to his usual smothering standards, which has just appeared: http://soundcloud.com/katejackson/sets/kate-jackson-wonder-feeling-the-atlantic
Remember the Division of Laura Lee?
although Thomas White is releasing the best music of his career as a solo artist, so I'm not really concerned whether they do officially reform under that name with its associated expectations. Alex White is in T's touring band so you still get the ESP experience, just with better songs!
with an album next year.
and they're actually on a headline tour in between supporting BSP! So going to the Sheffield date...been years since I last saw them.
but never heard much from the rest. They're better in Brakes anyway.
Brakes, less so. But I can see how you'd think that after only hearing HITW which has about 3 stone-cold stunners (opener and the two long ones) and a load of slightly callow jauntiness
Silent To The Dark is a high-point of recent British indie
Saw them several times in Leicester and had a T-shirt.
Not enough ambition
Always thought Life Processes was an ambitious record
as I've only heard the debut :P
I used to post soo much on that forum. They really didn't have much after the first album. Great band though.
Also, Little Hell, which probably not many people know of. I LOVED that band and told everyone about the,
Virus With Shoes! Great tune.
My Awesome Compilation
Agent Blue....yeh some of these have been mentioned, but are worth repeating
loved that band so much when they were going.
Pop music in the best sense.
If I wasn't lost in 93 East Street looking for the toilets, I wouldn't have wandered into a back room where Tim was finishing a set. The five minutes that I saw was enough to impress me. Went to his album launch gig in...Oct 2008? Great gig and what a showman. He would have been great on tv.
Next release due March 2012 apparently
Still can't believe I managed to get tickets to their last show and it was the first time I'd seen them at their own show.
They were so good and the round setting was awesome. One of them was so drunk though, can't remember who.
this band always had pretty good intros/verses and then just the dullest choruses
Wtf happened to Rahmstien...
they had a least one really good song...maybe two. bit like *stellastarr. bit like a lot of these bands.
"lolaaaaa...lolaaaaaa...der ner ner ner something doooo"
it was good, I just can't remember the rest of it.
this thread reminds me of listening to Zane Lowe because I didn't know any better.
also...remember the Golden Virgins? as their name suggests, better than The Virgins, as far as bands with 'virgins' in goes.
(that could be the set up to a joke!)
one really good song.. maybe two
on their second album.
The first album, Logic Will Break your Heart, was a classic..!
Oh i love there first album, see them in Norwich, one of my favourite gigs ever.
Their first album, THEIR!
I'll add to the list asking if you remember Reuben. They were awesome.
I thought they were good for 5 minutes.
Started reading this thread from the top, thought of lots of what I thought were great bands and every single bloody one of them had been mentioned except for...
King Adora! Saw them supporting Mansun and you know that thing you read about where the support band blows the main band out of the water?
This was the exact opposite.
Upon re-reading my post I may have falsely given the impression that I thought King Adora were somehow a 'great band'. This has been achieved through poor wording and lack of attention to detail.
I actually thought King Adora were an utterly appalling band. Thanks.
I don't know what to believe anymore
... Adding complexity... Challenging established thinking... Writing garbled posts on music forums.
I will stick my neck out and say that I thought Mansun were massively underrated; their first two albums anyway. Excellent live. But not - and I repeat this for emphasis - not King Adora.
L-Fi recordings is in my top 50 ever. I played those five albums to death about 12 years ago. Strangely I just found out yesterday they have a new album out today called The Pleasures of Self Destruction and I ordered it immediately.
I know there's an album that came out two years later, but greatest one-shot band ever.
All a bit mainstream now.
Not quite a remember band. But what the fuck happened to Lovvers?
they got a bit old
I'm guessing they've split now.
There are plenty of the former group you describe still around, a majority even. And I'm not just pandering.
FOR FUCK SAKE GUYS;
Saw them about two years ago playing the second floor of shite "megaclub" Lava Ignite in front of about ten people. Heard they were big in Japan though?!
years....apparently they're called Band of Skulls now! I've actually heard that name, so not too shabby...
Bit harsh seeing The Stills, Stellastarr*, The Caesars, etc. on here. Genuine contenders/darlings for a while.
Elle Milano were a gooden
Anyway, apparently they released a second album last year. Who knew.
oh god and The More Assured?
and Kid Harpoon
and Late of the Pier
and Cajun Dance Party
and so many more from a certain time around 2006...
That was a good album
Never saw them live though – for me they're one of those bands you regret not seeing live when they were still around. Not sure I'd want them to reform though, might spoil things.
two of my favourite pop songs of the decade on a properly good album