Shred Yr Face Day 2: the frontline report
Actually posted over breakfast from a Wetherspoons pub in Leeds. Classy people.
Hello from Liverpool again, where we’ve just finished a night of controlled chaos and fiery finesse. As we ready to roll on towards Leeds, let’s recap on the last 12 hours.
Today, I think we’ve all been learning. About each other, mainly. And yes, it’s both that cool and that cheesy sounding. For example, Alexs Los Camp and Beth TNV have a shared love of all condiments. Especially mustard. We also found out that Adam TNV is a righteous fucking dude who can talk about the state of America and politics ALL DAY. Especially when we’re all drunk. As frankly, we are now. This evening, we’ve moved past the get-to-know-you politeness a little bit, and everyone on our touring party is getting stuck into one another. Whether that means Jared TNV and the LC! Boys heading to the post show Rock Club to watch people gawp at rock dancing ladies, or No Age, Adam TNV (him again) and various other members waxing lyrical over the joys of prescription speed (best story ever), it’s all getting very cosy. With a Shred Yr Face edge of course.
All three acts took Liverpool down to its knees hard. A fervent crowd who supported all three bands with equal gusto were rewarded with some fucking awesome shows. It was probably *just * stolen by Los Campesinos! tonight, who showed what the culmination of two years hard work really sounds like. Triumph and unfettered power in equal measure.
Oh hang on, Adam TNV has dropped the best line of the night:”Dude! If I die and I haven’t been the drummer in the Fall, I’m gonna be PISSED.”
Currently most of the band are ensconced in the bus, with some outside furtively smoking before we roll off at 2am. Outside I can hear the catcalls of the Wednesday Liverpool nightlife and Beth TNV happily arguing with Tom LC! over some no doubt minor point of life that will inevitably be forgotten. That’s kinda the point, though.
The mood on our moving hotel is one of contentment and energy. There’s this feeling that Leeds tomorrow (or today as you read this) is going to be pretty special. And you know what, I think it will be. If you haven’t got a ticket, break down the doors.
Adam TNV had this to say about the second night of rock:
anyways. There were milk and naked girls, but also well conceived, pre-determined, what I call thoughtful thoughts and they blended pretty much they way you would expect, awesome. Shit is surreal but that is the way should have been all this time anyway. Live and let die.
Oops, I’ve got two cans of beer on the go.
ON THE SHREDYRFACE.com site:
Videos from night two:
Alexs Los Camp appraises day 2
No Age go shopping for new equipment.
Gareth, Oli and Neil Los Camp interviewed by a Shred yr Face site member.
Whatever we can get off the video camera that we gave Gareth Los Camp
From Adam TV From Ollie Los Camp
Constant, mundane but oddly addictive.
Stay tuned and speak tomorrow folks.
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