you say names of other, similar indie-famous(ish) bands from 00-05/6
IT'S 50 GRAND, TO MAKE A FUCKING VIDEO
Meantime came out in '92..
Great record though. Wall to wall RIFFAGE.
is it sad that I hadn't listened to them till last year?
SHUCKS note my jag on the social board
terry was a bit of a wally though
appears on The Travis Waltons record, out soon (when it's mastered). Give us your fucking cash.
Hurry up and release it so I can give you my money.
I swear it looked so easy
you go out and you GET PAID
that voice is back again at least
They are some of the nicest people in music
probably something completely arbitrary
(who were never really famous but I loved them)
(They were the best ones)
so so good.
opening for Thursday and The Movie Life. They were AWESOME.
Wore their tshirt until it fell apart.
that the world didn't go completely apeshit for 'Cave Bear is Flying Panda' the second KNW lp proper. Never understood why, still holds up today.
although I guess they were technically from 2000-2008 if you're being strict
More Than Just (Proper) Music It's a (Proper) Hairstyle
Such a shame it had to come to that.
Saw them in Hitchin about 12 years ago. Recently found their album in Poundland of all places.
don't think I've listened to it for about 7 or 8 years. Seem to remember loving them at the time and used to see them support everyone around 2001/2002
The ones i can think atm:
Lightguides (who are awesome)
Freeze the Atlantic
Crash of Rhinos
there must be more out there. Suggestions please.
has at some point seen Capdown? Literally everyone. They toured every venue on earth.
ska wars was gold. Shucks get him
Bedford Esquires, circa 2000
played fan favourite "All Coppers are Bastards", which I then shouted at the police station as I walked past later on because I am tr00 punx
In Peterborough for some reason, and also in Stoke. They were fun. I admire that kind of work ethic.
Floor are a band hardly anyone knows, but are like....they're like grunge stoner emotive.
Basically heavy as fuck but not what you expect. Erm.
This is Floor. You're shortly about to realise they are the best band you've ever heard. Good luck and get ready for the CRUSHING. RIFFERY.
The gnarly roots from whence the psychedelic brilliance of Torche blossomed, or something like that but less horrific to read.
just the right amount of roughness around the edges, the simplicity of it. I don't think Torche topped it until Harmonicraft (I got properly obsessed by Harmonicraft. Like, playing it 3 or 4 times over, although by this stage they've become a very different entity).
Riddle of Steel, and EVERYTHING. WENT. NUTS.
Is it this?
I had no idea this was a thing.
They sound a little bit like Torche's laidback, stoned cool kid older brothers who found some Cheap Trick records and this is all amazing news.
Check this sucker out
this is tremendous
The more I think you may enjoy a blast of Clouds
Adam McGrath of Cave In's side project. Similar mix of late 70s/early 80s self-conscious swagger with big downtuned riffs.
Still one of my all-time number one superfan bands.
<3 <3 <3
Harmonicraft is immense, full of sludge-pop bangers.
Who wrote the letter? WHO WROTE IT!?
Giant Drag FTW yo
LOVED FR. And Dartz!
I would never have remembered about them. Saw them supporting Hadouken in Edinburgh, my second ever gig. The Ghost Frequency played that as well. lol.
i did not remember this song at all since you mentioned them. they werre awful
The Holiday Plan
Is an obscure pick.
You know they released a name your price record last year?
File Under Retaliation deserved to be a better known album.
on the first Millionaire album, but I think I only got through the second one once. Horrible. Getting Josh Homme in to produce must've seemed like a good idea too.
Rock of Travolta
Loved this band.
(I ran their official website)
'get the keys and go' I think it was? outstanding.
Pretty much like every other band in this list
Got Magenta and 3 copies of the Picture This / Pieces double a. Its still a good moment when one of their songs pops up on my Ipod.
Right at the end.
As if anyone even has a cd of theirs.
Hidden Agenda is a fantastic song. I think I saw them in Stoke 11 years ago. Great band.
The first album is £1.99 from Fierce Panda! Everyone should buy!
is a top track.
I was lucky to randomnly see these guys once, so damn good. Bought their one and only album, shame it was just one
This was basically when I had just really started getting into music and was going to completely randomn gigs. Great times
who remembers P-Rock TV or whatever it was called?
were pretty big on king prawn and whitmore, amongst others
anyway: saxophonist in jesse james was later the singer in Down I Go
I remember when Little Hell were called Carrie
I only heard about Carrie after knowing Little Hell. Steve Ludwin now does children's parties with snakes (as well as other things, like appearing on This Morning)
Still love those bands.
are an excellent call.
Love HMS Fable. How about Wheat, The D4, and the wonderful Electric Soft Parade?
Sheesh, I bought everything by them at the time, really loved them.
I wouldn't put Shack in with this lot though - I always associate them with before this period and of a far superior quality. To me they're more a continuation of late 90s indie but agreed, HMS Fable is a massive forgotten classic.
saw them at the boat race (rip) in Cambridge - 1st or 2nd year of uni, with Funeral For A Friend (before Casually Dressed) and the Halo Friendlies. WHAT A GIG. Instruction were immense. Still got the Great EP and their 1 and only album.
i must have ended up seeing them ~5 times as a support
Belly is going to get you.
I managed to see them at their final ever UK gig and it was on Halloween. Awesome gig
Proper nu-metal cliché checklist going on in that video.
Only now they're called The Dirty Royals. They put new stuff out this year, it's on iTunes.
were excellent around this point, should have been as big as The White Stripes.
Had some great tunes. Still listen to the Daisy Chain Cycle occasionally.
this got heavy play on mtv2 back in the day
the not katies
With a new album and are doing gigs. Still as awesome as ever.
aye i listened, not really arsed but cool they're doing stuff again i guess. saw the blueprint play to about 8 people at my uni and they were awesome but pretty pissed off about it
I wish I knew of before they split. Somehow, they passed me by, before it was too late
But listening to their records now they have dated so badly
The Boxer Rebellion.
CODE RED! CODE RED! YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
opening for Biffy Clyro with X is Loaded in Cambridge- I think it was the day Infinity Land came out. I much preferred BR's material back then (e.g. Exits) vs. their new stuff.
What do you turn to when those Idlewild supports dry up, you don't have a b-side included as a filler track on a free NME cover CD & Newport TJ's won't answer the phone to you anymore? Sean, we need a feature on this!
They deliver your post. They'll teach your children. They work in mid-level positions in call centres. They drive a slowly decreasing number of splitter vans around the country for other bands. They are the snipers who have rigged the trapdoor in the clocktower with a bunch of hand grenades because no-one, I repeat, NO-ONE is taking them alive. They win pub quizzes in seaside towns. They work in music colleges, and give anyone who mentions their band in any way, even derogatory, a slightly higher position on the grading curve.
It got a bit dark in the middle there. I'm going to lie down.
Weirdly, I was discussing a "Life After Buzz" feature the other day.
So much potential for inspiration and angst.
mostly. it seems.
I have fond memories of my friend trying to chat up the lead singer when they supported Fear Factory in Manchester and blowing his chances by being unable to pretend even for a moment that he didn't think her music was a rancid pile of horseshit.
Worst thing about them breaking up was that the Figure 8 EP was truly awesome and a precursor to an album which promised to exceed it. Such a pity.
The Mother Vulpine were another. Spawned members of Dinosaur Pile-Up and Pulled Apart by Horses.
also other members were/are in Grammatics & Department M
Cay where awesome, i think Annet the front woman passed away a few years ago, pretty sad really.
Playing this kind of thing in London, but predictably it was tough to mobilise a proper crowd. Maybe someone should do a one-off?
It definitely deserves a spotify playlist.
Someone should get on that.
Some DiSers came down... you'll all be expected at the next one (late August).
Days of Worth
And None Of Them Knew They Were Robots
Also TURN, i liked them.
forgot about them
and some extra stuff here, free: http://xisgreaterthany.bandcamp.com/
it's pretty good.
I rememeber seeing them, Easyworld, Medium 21, Simple kid and Coin-Op together at a Fiece Panda night at the Camden underworld many years ago
*I also got the Simple Kid and Coin-Op records in a peak of nostalgia (already have the easyworld and medium 21 ones cos course!)
"My body is a nightclub" are absoulute belters, a great album!
was my first gig after moving to Stoke. He was good.
so much hate given for this band and not understanding why.
then became People In Planes
Them supporting Linkin Park and Deftones at Docklands - One of the best gigs eva
This one goes out to the old Bull and Gate and the Dublin Castle.
(Hundred Reasons support one year, great stuff)
but so much wasted potential or where they only a album band?
Mad Capsule Markets
the only time I got to see this band at their gig was at the last special one in Oxford, where they formed a circle and everyone was around them. Was extremely special
all of which feature current members of sauna youth!
here's some more:
the inline sk8ing barbies
broccoli (i LOVED this band)
epideme (i would say this one though considering i was bloody in em)
kids near water
Emo diaries 3 is pretty good.
i was referring to the ones from haywards heath, of course! ha ha!
I think I have a free 3 track single of their's lying around somewhere. Though I'll be honest, I cannot remember what they sounded like.
Know about 20% of the bands mentioned!
Not Waving But Drowning
Red Lights Flash
If it's too cute, set it on fire by Not Waving but Drowning = Decent album
Also got the Fuck off Household name comp.
You made me remember only hearing of them when I saw them supporting Reef and I thought I should check them out more, but never did. Kinda regret that now
Wilt was just just like Danny De Vito in Twins. Kerbdog were Arnold Schwarzenneger and got all the good genes.
SO YOU WON'T EVEN PAY THE FARE, I'LL HIT YOU WITH MY CHANGE GUN!
Anyone remember them?? Don't think they stuck around to long haha
I think I still have their ep somewhere at home.
Sonny's hired killer
Big tune that!!
(the new Smashing Pumpkins)
mtv2 with them followed by halo
when i went to see them they played their new single twice, hehe
some nice, big sounding poppy late britpop tunes on that album.
like a less super super chirpy sounding Supernaturals.
Shows I'm getting old, I thought it was slightly later.
ye make no booooooones
I shall add the ones I always hark back to in these sort of things:
Schum - Run http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WylFD9UUjTU
Pusherman - The Aim Indeed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_3czGBErQY
Does anyone remember when one of these guys correctly predicted Greece to win Euro 2004 in NME?