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I remember the unforgettable headline on PlanetSound (Teletext, Ch4) "Cocker Man Hate" following Jarvis saying these guys were awful when commenting on fellow Sheffield bands.
clor were fucking fantastic
Clor were brilliant, but i suppose could be seen as riding on the coattails of the LCD Soundsystem hype. And they certainly weren't popular- never got a top 40 single and the album didn't even chart.
i would like to revise my comment to:
"though i think clor are great, i can see how they fall into this bracket"
"Saw these at Newcastle uni yonks ago, the pigeon detectives were supporting them, was a hell of a gig"
just the right side of twee. Funny, self deprecating, melodic, a bit sad. Quite Magnetic Fields-y in a way. The second album wasn't as good sadly. Not enough Casio.
been so deserving of a 'this'
AND SUM UP EVERYTHING BED WETTING ABOUT THIS FUCKING SITE
Except for the fact I didn't like them.
I remember thinking that Terris had quite a good frontman but no decent songs. Coldplay on the other hand had a rubbish frontman but some incredibly catchy songs...
First album especially
(who changed their name to The Beat-Up after some sort of copyright lawsuit) was that Kevin Shields produced their album. Not sure whether it's the sort of nonsense rumour you read in the NME but apparently they were builders who put his studio together and he repaid them by recording their stuff.
'Bad Feeling' was a really good track.
that one that went "when I first met you, you were wearing, wearing a tunic"
They were good
shut up did I used to be fourteen
My band got a slot supporting them in Liverpool, it was something like our 3rd gig, and things were starting to go pretty well. Brings back real good memories.
Took some Haribo along, which they liked. When they found out I'd already bought a ticket to the gig they were playing that night (the NME new rave tour), they offered to put me on the guestlist so I could sell the ticket on. Great bunch o'lads.
This however still grates:
at PRS Foundation. Really nice guy, apparently.
I was at a now sadly defunct Surrey music festival a couple of years back in a 'dressing room'/demountable next to The Rifles. Couldn't believe they were still going.
Was definitely a fan of these guys back in the day though. Had a couple of their singles in cardboard promo sleeves that I bought for 99p in a crappy little record shop in Guildford:
As two people have mentioned them since this post now ha.
Also: I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
American though, does that count?
I loved their debut single "All Mapped Out"! Saw them supporting The Killers at King Tuts in 2004. Apparently, The Departure got signed after about 3 gigs or something ridiculous like that.