This mailout's already lapsing quite significantly due to DrownedinSound's desire to attend the Mystery Jets show at London Scala last night, so let's not doss around in the fire escape and get straight to the burning shall we?
Speaking of west London's reinvented '80s new pop tyros, their new promo for 'Two Doors Down' is easily our video of the week, while Glasgow's We are the Physics take the honour in the singles category. The fact that the band lined-up on the DrownedinSound stage at the Camden Crawl two nights prior to that award was in no way significant we can assure you - you can find our swell photographs of the event here.
We've nothing worth hassling you with now in terms of live activity this coming week, though DiS will once again be heavily involved with a number of fine festivals this summer. The Great Escape in Brighton and Barcelona's Primavera Sound are most pressing, taking place next month, while Truck, Green Man, Field Day and Supersonic all roll out across the horizon of this summer, DrownedinSound flags fluttering against the sunset, we'll sponsor the sky soon, I swear it to you.
Field Day tickets are best bought from TicketWeb or in person at Rough Trade East in London's Brick Lane and there are still some to flog for our Vice-associated YACHT show at the Old Blue Last on the 16th of July - they're here.
Video of the week stars Mystery Jets
People were trying to lure The Replacements out of their slumber, Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst had finished his first new solo album for 13 years, the Sun were spreading lies linking Klaxons and CSS to odious oligarch Roman Abramovich, The Strokes seemed to be planning a new record, Kasabian seemed to be of the opinion that E.T. has, or had, a 'massive' wang,...
Festivals - My Bloody Valentine, Built to Spill, Mogwai, Polvo, Thurston Moore, Shellac, Autolux, F*ck Buttons, Wooden Shjips, Massive Attack, El Guincho, Pete and the Pirates, Lykke Li, Sam Sparro, Gong, Elbow, The Mighty Boosh, Fleet Foxes, Grace Jones, Martina Topley-Bird, Dalek, Cool Kids, Flying Lotus, Shape of Broad Minds, Gang of Four, Aloe Blacc, George Clinton, Tunng, Madonna, Usher, The Kooks, Editors, The Futureheads, Vampire Weekend, Foals, The Raconteurs, Hot Chip, Black Kids, Long Blondes, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, The Maccabees, Four Tet, The Rascals, Holy F*ck, Caribou, Spiritualized, Courteeners, Okkervil River, Crystal Castles, British Sea Power, Foals
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Video of the week: Mystery Jets – ‘Two Doors Down’
Italians Do It Better's Chromatics
A Week in Features
* The House that punk built: Italians Do It Better
* iLiKETRAiNS get animated: Elegies on DVD explained
* DiSband #6: Bullet For My Valentine
* In Photos special: The Camden Crawl 2008
* Track By Track: Islands on Arm's Way
Chatter and Opinion
* A Beautiful Waste: in search of The Triffids
* Math-Rock Family Tree: exploring the roots of Foals
Wild Beasts on the DiS stage @ Camden Crawl
Single of the Week
* We Are The Physics – ‘You Can Do Athletics, BTW’ (DIY)
Click here for our Singles Round-up (21/04/2008)
A Week in Review
* The Chromatics at Cafe 1001, London; 19/04/08
* Wild Beasts at Esquires, Bedford; 17/04/08
* Portishead at Hammersmith Apollo, London; 10/04/08
* John & Jehn: John & Jehn
* Cajun Dance Party: The Colourful Life
* Howlin' Rain: Magnificent Fiend
* M83: Saturdays=Youth
* Frank Turner: Love Ire & Song
Message board ‘highlights’
* A new low for twats at gigs
…“Last night at Breeders, somebody was playing Tetris. On their phone. While the band were playing! She put it away during Cannonball. Then got it out again.”
* Why ATP is amazing
…“Walking into the Queen Vic at 5am to see the entire pub singing along to Shellac's 'Prayer to god' with their pints lifted aloft”
* Band Tattoos
…“My mate has Good Charlotte on the back of his calf”
* ?? new foals single ??
…"complete facsimile" of Oxford quintet deploys member to fight corner. Hilarity will always, in this situation, ensue
* how I got groped, very subtly, on public transport
…"I heard recently that a friend of mine fell asleep on Brighton beach, and when he woke up, he was being sucked off by a tramp. So I guess it could be worse, eh?"
"a friend of mine"
* Have you ever found a mobile containing naked pictures?
…“is this normal activity? i certainly wouldn't do this”
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