DiS is back from the seaside… sadly. A gaggle of hip flask-wielding critics took their poison pens to both The Great Escape and All Tomorrow’s Parties, but now we’re back in the Smoke and wondering where the sunshine’s disappeared to. Returning to Paddington in the miserable drizzle… how very typical.
Adele and Laura Marling impressed at TGE, down Brighton way; also earning themselves a fair few thumbs up on the south coast were Gallows, Rolo Tomassi, The Strange Death Of Liberal England and I Was A Cub Scout – look out for review coverage of the event later this week.
Which leads us, conveniently, to our ATP review coverage for later this week: DiS is inviting you, the fans who attended the Versus The Fans weekender at Minehead’s sunshine-blessed Butlins campsite, to send us your verdicts on the ground-breaking three-dayer. Who impressed and who didn’t, who stood out and who absolutely sucked? What did you do on Saturday afternoon – stick out the FA Cup Final tedium or dash to Shellac? Did you see Grizzly Bear play on the beach?! Just how awful were Brightblack Morning Light, making us wait for Subtle like that…
What we want is between 300 and 400 words on your weekend; the best submissions will comprise part of the DiS review coverage, running later this week (once we receive all our lovely photographs!). Send your pieces via an onsite note, accessible through the Community area; alternatively click the writer’s name below and then click ‘Send a note’. This is, therefore, only open to registered DiS users. Keeps the quality up semi-colon lower-case ‘o’ close bracket.
We look forward to reading your opinions on the event; it'll be a DiS Versus the Fans affair, we guess. In the meantime, we’re off for a lie down… we really, really need it.