BEST BAND IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Was it spelt like that?
Yes, they are.
Did I flyer you outside, by the way?
i am definitely going. really excited for the tender trap + anguish sandwich
red shoe diaries were so great tonight as well
I'm putting on an indiepop alldayer in Leicester on March 24th: http://www.facebook.com/events/278115172240706/
and in the Truck store at some point on Thursday too!
I am totally going to go to at least one of those..
Think 'Some People Say' might be their best song.
all the songs I've heard from it are absolutely incredible, like the best guitar pop songs since 'dear catastrophe waitress' good. really really really excited for it.
just listened now, too twee for me.
but most of them are insufferably shit
...which is the majority I think, it's only a month to our ace double bill of Herman Dune and Allo Darlin' on 19 Apr at Heaven in London.
Ticket here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/151676
Double bill. Strongly considering. Any idea how long AD will play?
I think for an hour, subject to OK by the bands.
so excited for the next album. pitchfork approved so all the people in this thread who didn't like them because of inverse patriotism will enjoy them now I think
still a little annoyed it's out here later than in the US. whyyyyyyyyyy
it's out digitally in the US already. was hoping that they would stream it on bandcamp or something but apparently not.
Europe should be a masterpiece - 'cause the self-titled is brilliant.
most of the songs are on youtube as live videos at least and are all pretty incredible. the best from those recordings are Neil Armstrong and Wonderland especially
do you often go up to people in real life enjoying something and make a snidey remark or are you too much of a pussy to do it offline?
why don't you create a "Allo Darlin official forum!!!" if you wanna wank over them with other fans, instead of posting about them on a music discussion forum full of different people with varying tastes?
It's not like I was saying they were shit for the sake of it- I played a gig with them once, they were boring, I fell asleep. It was a tremendous anecdote, you should feel flattered that I chose to share it with you.
hate this argument, though i wouldn't usually care if it wasn't you specifically ONCE AGAIN making sure everyone realises you are in some crap band that seems to get support slots with bands you dislike with alarming regularity.
1. Anecdote concerning shared bill with band in question (maybe I'm remembering a few more from the LC! forum days, hard to say)
2. Diatribe against middle class / southern England.
All of which is fine and has its place, of course, and I think you've mostly got your head screwed on. Keep fighting the good fight sir.
A quick check reveals that I still have four tracks by your band on my mp3 player.
you're probably remembering them from the forum, where the more jovial atmosphere could easily be punctured by stories about los camp being smug pricks or sky larkin being unnecessarily snide. i just used to like upsetting Miles, really.
And there is ALWAYS a place for a diatribe against those in charge!
They're a very 'Steve Lamacq' kinda band, he just loves this kind of stuff.
Why do people (fuckyeh...) think that DiS readers all love Pitchfork? Couldn't be further from the truth.
but doesn't seem a patch on their debut so far which is really disappointing :(
Europe is the best album I've ever heard
Awful band name but you can't have everything.
can you describe what it is that elevates it above other music within a similar stylistic milieu ?
A+Bs, like Tommy or one of those old Weddoes compilations. it'd be the best.
when I heard Tallulah and was pretty well floored by it.
Bought the album, god it's lovely isn't it? It's pretty hard to do this kind of indie-pop without sounding twee/wet, but they've nailed it simply by being bloody great at songwriting. There are some obvious B&S comparisons to be made, but this is a FAR better album than anything B&S have released this century.
but no way is it better than Dear Catastrophe Waitress.
that benchmark of quality.
I mean, DCW's decent and certainly the best they've done since Boy With The Arab Strap, but it's only 7/10 for me.
a painfully average album, that one, only so revered because it's the most famous one in america
but christ, that's the kind of band name you put on a parody band. thoughts to follow.
- listening to the self titled album.
listened to a fwe of tracks off the first album but i've had to stop as im streaming it on 3g.
seems inoffensive enough. quite good for a sunny afternoon.
is that the lyrics seem pretty average (and at times atrocious), when lyrics I find generally important to this style of music.
had to change settings to private. embarrassingly twee
where's the wub?
compared to the original.
Has anyone given a listen to the bonus covers disc? Was a little disappointed that only two of the covers are new - especially as when I saw them they played an awesome Just Joans cover which isn't on there. But the two new covers are really, really good, and I had forgotten how good the Springsteen cover is.
Including Brudenell in Leeds, Deaf Institute in Manchester, Queens Social in Sheffield, and some more unlikely places like Derby.
Around late August/September time. There’s quite a few others but I can’t remember them all right now, go have a look.
at The Haunt, good news about The Haunt... pretty sure any band can sound like the best band ever in that venue
nowhere i can get to really. might go to Derby if the universe conspires to make it possible.
really excited about the Indietracks set. feels like it will be a proper moment.
is another one
they played there quite recently
Quite surprising, look forward! Not many decent bands tend to drop by.