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65 Days of Static.
This was the first time I had seen any of these bands -
Howling Bells - Sweet but unremarkable
The Aliens - Good in parts
65 Days Of Static - Terrific (band of the night!)
Paolo Nutini - shite buskers
Sway - rubbish
Forward Russia! - was looking forward to these, but they were incredibly disappointing. Like a poor band from C86 (The Shrubs for example)
Slits - Surprisingly excellent and actually sounded very fresh.
My spies on the course tell me that The Delilahs were really good, Goodbooks ok and Absentee dull.
about 65 Days of Static - they were great.
Did anyone see les incompetents? The bassist smashed a light. It was very funny.
Fields at Lock 17 - Fantstic band. Recently signed to Atlantic. Can't wait to investigate further.
65 Days of Static - After reading so much about them on DiS for what seems like forever, it was my first time seeing tjem live tonight. They blew me away. Amazing stuff and I've never seen anything like it. I started to tire towards the end of the set though. It seemed to go on forever, but it was still fantastic.
Sway - There was nothing on at this time that I and my pals wanted to see, so we just thought fuck it, we'll go see Sway. Quite disappointing and the arrogance on the man is quite off putting. Although I did like his line that went, 'I took my girl shopping to Selfridges, but was disappointed to find thet didnt sell fridges.' - or something like that.
The Pipettes - Amazing as always. But I'm biased.
Dirty Pretty Things - I went with different people to see The Pipettes, so by the time they'd finished, my original group was seeing DPT. So I pushed in the queue. Got in, blasted away on some poppers and laughed a lot. Oh, DPT? THEY WERE AWFUL. Shit, shit, nothing music.
Got a sandwich and came home!
Are a fucking ridiculous band, most of their riffs are borrowed, the dynamics forumlaic and the onstage 'action' contrived. They're pathetic, more "15 year old-ish" than Arctic Monkeys
fails to mention that theyre beats are pretty damn good.
Fields - swirly
65DoS - AMAZING
Guillemots - epic
Spinto Band - FUN!
Klaxons - shouty
ace ace ace.
they just remind me of a modern day ozric tentacles, just boring.
klaxons (who were ok for a covers band) and basically they were so band i've deleted their name already and i've lost my voice for heckling about how shit they were. was fucking terrible.
les inc were great tonight, much older crowd than normal dancing like they were on fire, loving every minute.
maccabees were my band of the night... so special. they had a stage invasion of 16 year old lads who were all fighting to sing backing vocals and dance more than eachother. plus their choruses dont leave you.
all in all, most people wasted Â£20 to see at most, 4 reasonable bands (pretty much all of whom they coulda seen for Â£4 each in past 3 weeks...). i feel sorry for the people who spent most of their night queuing to try to see things. dublin castle was insanely busy all night... tho somehow i jumped the queue using very old tricks and that 'look like you belong' staring into their eyes lieing gaze. hurrah!
anyone see the pistolas?
I saw five excellent bands, all of whom I would have been happy to pay about Â£8 each to see on a normal night. Plus, it was fun and stuff. I only had to queue to get into Koko (which was HORRENDOUS) but apart from that it was queue free. It was an excellent night, very well organised and lots of fun.
I'm not sure I get your point Sean. Seems a reasonable price to pay to be able to go to a lot of other gigs in between.
And given you clearly went to see precisely the bands you were just talking about (apparently) it sounds a little odd for you to complain about the price.
I paid 11 quid the other friday to see two and a half bands and travelled halfway across North London between both venues, but it was still worth it.
supergrass in dublin castle! it was surreal, i still can't believe it. the crowd went mental and we were all covered in beer and moshing.
other than that i saw:
fields - great band
the rumble strips - brilliant!! they are my darlings!
we also spent 3 hour drinking and chatting in dublin castle which was great. i would've wasted Â£20 somewhere else, i though it was really wort it.
I was impressed to see them in that line up. How early did you have to queue to get into that one? :-o
the rumble strips and then we just decided to stay there and see supergrass. it was definitely worth it. and supergrass really enjoyed it to, they were covered in sweat and beer and the drummer crowdsurfed in the end. haha, i still can't believe it.
only queued for ten mins or so and people were getting in much later... rumble strips were fantastic... supergrass were fun, the queue to get into koko afterwards was not so fun...
the rumble strips rule, i HEART them!
i didn't even bother with koko afterwards.. was it any goo??
I fucked off home after ten mins of the queue not moving...
was definitely my highlight as well - fantastic stuff.
Shit Disco were pretty good too though my feet were aching by that point from trips back and forth between Koko and Lock 17.
Guillemots - a bit disappointing I reckon, they seemed quite disinterested, poor sound and couldn't really hold a venue of that size.
Fields - only saw two songs but they were both very nice.
The Aliens - were as bad as their name.
are ex-Beta Band are they not?
but you wouldn't have been able to tell by listening to them. Pretty awful. I did only see two songs though. After they'd spent 10 minutes attempting to start songs, then stopping, then starting.
the drummer and keyboard player are ex beta band.
I drank HSB from conditioned and tempered casks in an awesome pub.
boy kill boy?
what? you didn't see them? you needed to ride Raz & Pete's Chopper
Plan B? Nobody seems to like him. I think he's great, and impressive live.
I have ever come across in my entire life.
He should stick to poetry, because pretending to be black, and strumming an accoustic guitar is ridiculous. It may seem unconventional and groundbreaking right now, but in five years, he'll be laughed at.
that's very funny! i only saw him on tv (nme awards thingie) and he wasn't so amazing at all. maybe i should see him live, but somehow i don't think i'll ever bother.
nobody seemed to see the handful of good bands playing last night. oh well.
It was like a choose your own adventure book, but choose your own lineup, thus I ended up seeing (admitadly nothing new) 6 bands I'd pay to see on their own, in one night. Ace.
Fields were lovely, although I think If You Fall... is a class above most of their other stuff.
65Days were superb and LOUD and probably the highlight of the night - but then I'd expect no less of them.
Guillemots... were a little dissapointing, but that was probably more due to a half-empty venue full of chattering than anything they did wrong.
The Spinto Band were utterly joyous and fun and wonderful. Rival 65Days for highlight-ness.
Les Inc. were a great little gem that people should have seen instead of being in silly queues. It was just a shame I couldn't see them... I danced though.
Klaxons were fun.
It was fun.
Glad you managed to get a ticket in the end.
It all worked out really well - a friend won an XFM competition - thus I didn't have to pay twice, which is fantastic.
club fandango tells me to turn up at the purple turtle for 6pm because we need a 'rep' there and it's where we've to get our wristbands, apparently. bouncer won't let me in because you can't get in if you don't have a wristband. errrr... more phone calls later and we're all ready to fuck off. woman in venue gives us some AAA passes but errrr we're actually still not allowed in because we don't have wristbands. bouncer eventually lets us in out of pity.
watch the aliens. they are rubbish.
fed up. leave. head off to the mixer but get a call from friend saying he's done some outrageous flirting and has acquired 5 (!) wristbands.
sit in pub. go to loo. there are wet foot marks on the toilet seat (!).
we go see shitdisco. they are great.
go see elle milano. they are disappointing again.
go see forward russia, who're great.
we avoid every venue with a massive queue, which happens to be most of them.
erm. get in a taxi and fuck off to the big red instead and get drunk.
i meant "she's". whoops.
definitely worth the Â£20, and thoroughly more successful and cheaper than last thursday. just generally an ACE day out.
Fields - nice
65days - super-nice
Guillemots - quite nice-ish
Spinto Band - really nice
Les inc - couldn'tseebutsoundedgood-nice
Klaxons - nice to dance to
the que for koko - absolutelytheworsthingeverandtotallyun-nice
I thought we were going to die.
and my arm got murdered by drunk people from Dundee.
one of those who shouted "fuck this, i'm going home".
Dirty Pretty THings (My friend made me see them over Spinto band:()
But my highlight was seeing Bombhead of ex Hollyoaks fame whilst queuing for Young Knives "FAMOUS!FAMOUS!FAMOUS!"
Andrew Lincoln having a matey drink with Jeff the Welsh one from Coupling? I DON'T THINK SO. Famous excitement!
And saw bonbhead. I also saw Rhys Ifans and Mike Skinner.
Wolfmother: Retro but...ok I guess
Young Knives: Decent
65 Days Of Static: After all the fellating they've recieved on here I decided to go see them and I was really quite impressed. LOUD
SWAY: Quite amusing. Dodgy sound.
Plan B: Much better than when I saw him supporting Saul Williams with just a guitar.
Supergrass: Bloody great
I queued for about 20mins to get into Supergrass. There was about 50 people in the queue and the bouncers kept saying "no one else is getting in" so a lot of them left, then they eventually just went "ok go in" and we all ran in. It was ridiculously crowded and sweaty, but good fun. Bumped into SCL afterwards.
I didn't really notice any huge queues anywhere, considering how bad I heard it was last year (apart from Dublin Castle and Koko later on, and everyone there seemed to be queueing in the guestlist queue and would have got in much quicker if they walked round the corner...)
Â£20 well spent, although I don't think they actually even checked my wristband for Sway, Supergrass or Koko...
that gig sounded fucking rocking...!
ishnt dat vierd?
Young Knives - Quite good.
A fucking massive queue for Dublin Castle. Shite.
The end of Good Books. Ok.
Captain - I can't remember very much about this. It is about this point that my memory becomes very, very sketchy.
Plan B - I think he was ace, but I'm not entirely sure.
A massive queue for Koko, full of utter cunts. I got irate with some people and nearly started a fight. And I'm fun. That's how shit the queue was.
All in all - terribly organised, queues fucking everywhere, utter cunts left right and centre and some OK bands.
I hardly queued at all, where were the queues? Got into the Electric Ballroom for Plan B with no queue, same with Sway, Young Knives. I thought it was pretty well organised bar the stupid idea of only having the Koko open after 1am.
didn't have a queue because it's a massive venue. Queues at Barfly, Dublin Castle, G Lounge, Underworld and then Koko.
I agree though. Having only Koko and THE ROCK at Underworld as the only places open was an idea way beyond stupid.
koko was the only place I had to queue.
that sucks though, bamos.
the music after Klaxons was pretty boring too, it wasn't even bad-but-danceable. still enjoyed it though.
wasn't underworld open until after 1am too? I thought there was some sort of kerrang thing on there.
It was bloody hilarious.
It's making me angry just fucking thinking about it. GAH.
my txt msg must have sent you Bad Adie Vibes.
I blame you for everything. I was happy until I got that, then I was in WOE. Grrrr.
'I want to smash every tosser in this queue with a brick in the face' funny.
did i say that?
It was ace.
if the holwing bells were any good. they weren't. I didn't. 'tis a good clubnight though...
I thought they were pretty good and Greenspace were worth watching too.
without a doubt, my highlight of the crawl.
Louie in the G lounge
Sway was quite good too (wouldnt have paid to see him at a headline show though)
not that impressed by Howlin Bells (perhaps as this was after being blown away by Wolfmother?)
That was the best wake EVER. Possibly.
we're now close friends, I shall pass on the message when I next see them. They love being called Egg and Jeff as well, so please ensure your note is addressed correctly.
I'm going to get Matt off of Game On and Jacko from Brush Strokes at my wake, I reckon.
I had a great night, was with Branka and we were very very lazy, saw, some of Fields who sounded loooovely. Then Rumblestrips said there was a fat queue at the Dublin Castle and if we wanted to see them we better move quick, so we did and then we stayed there and I'm glad. Rumble Strips sound better every time I hear them, they're a real grower. Matt started off playing the drums standing up which was fun and Charlies voice is just AMAZING.
Then we sat around chatting for ages and my schoolgirl crush for Gaz Coombes was reignited. Supergrass were absolutely Brilliant, my gig of the year so far, it was sweaty and heaving and fucking difficult to get out of the mosh pit. Everyone was dripping in sweat and it was brilliant. They played Caught by the Fuzz and a good chunk of more recent stuff too which was ace. Well worth my Â£20!