Kevin Shields had nothing to do with that album bar remixing one track for a single I don't think? Listening to it isn't exactly the opportunity to "hear his majestic reverence in all its glory".
Not too sure on the details, but it sounded promising. Worth keeping an eye out, definitely.
This article covers the 'popular classical crossover' end of the spectrum, and Jack's articles cover more traditional classical music.
That means no-one is covering 'true' contemporary-classical music (the Birtwistle / Knussen side of things)!
Although the 'scene' was a lot more vibrant 5/6 years ago and it sort of dropped off for a while, it's now seemingly finding its feet again. Lots of good things going on at The Fishtank, and some good bands that deserve to be heard from the region too...
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Well worth getting the DVD as well so you can see the film, some great footage in it.
I guess she's not that new but she released a new EP the other day and plays fairly often in Sheffield.
Other than that, I sort of agree mostly with what Bob says. I've only been here 3 years, and it's had ups and downs even in that short space of time, but it's definitely keeping steady, and more so in the independent venues. Queen's Social Club is a terrific venue, and places like Bungalows & Bears, The Bowery, The Harley are still pretty good for smaller stuff coming through. Largely thanks to Dis, Children for Breakfast, Small Ideas, Uneven Blonde and all the other promoters who feel enthused enough to try and get bands to Sheffield who may not normally put it on their schedule and aim to put on local support when they can etc.
Even if there aren't many bands coming through on a larger scale, a lot of bands from Sheffield seem to stick around for a long time which can only be a positive thing in my opinion.
I'm not talking about the show last year in May which they cancelled then actually did reschedule, which may well have been reviewed properly.
I'm referring to the show upstairs at Newcastle Union way back in 2006 where they pulled it and, my mistake, never actually rescheduled. There was a review in the December or January issue of NARC about it, despite the gig never actually going ahead.
Good journalists, at least in my mind, shouldn't be printing things they haven't bothered to attend should they, let alone review a gig that never happened. Would you review an album without listening to it?
was one of a Horrors gig that had been cancelled and the rescheduled date hadn't been played yet, but it raved about how awesome they were... surely just don't bother printing something like that or at least find out whether the gig went ahead?
Seen them (accidentally)far to many times, and when they were Freerunner too, there's absolutely nothing special about them at all. Mediocre indie tripe pretty much, and a shockingly dull live band too.
But hey, nice to see a piece on the North East, and Manilla Chapter are pretty ace!
It just worried me that i'd bought tickets for a non existant date so had to double check it.
What is it with you guys and missing out the Oxford date on this tour...here's a reminder: 22nd April, Academy, Oxford.
Props right back atcha for the link to Small Ideas! Although for some reason I think you have to put the www in the link...so www.smallideas.co.cc should work better perhaps...
Will be updates this month hopefully. And next show is Ef on 20th April at the Harley as per.
...but I think part of the point is a strong connection with or influence from Nordic Lands - Album Leaf recorded his most recent few albums in Iceland and with Scandinavian musicians etc so it's seen as part of that country and scene kinda thing...if any of that makes sense haha?
2010 is going to be a cracking year for music...
so sloppy, they're also playing Oxford Academy on the 22nd - I have my ticket already!
do you feel the need to get behind such a shockingly awful band as The Crookes?
B>E>A>K from Sunderland though...http://www.myspace.com/beaktastic
is the correct answer
I'll be in the middle of europe somewhere when this is on, as it looks fantastic :(
More so than 'Home' but maybe not as much as the first one, but he's definitely at his best when working within a more classical framework I feel ie piano and strings. Another fine release from Erased Tapes anyway!
is the answer :)
DiS has put on yet, and that's no mean feat to achieve.
I couldn't see completey this time due to a big fat man in front of me but in Leeds they used a sampler on top of a guitar amp and it looked the same this time...
And yeah agree to disagree! As I said I hadn't seen the previous live show, so maybe I would share your opinion if I had, but on the basis of this show I was more than happy.
I have to disagree whole heartedly. I admittedly never saw her with the other band, but there were so many organic elements - the keys player was surrounded by just as many strange acoustic keyboards as synthesisers and only twice were there backing samples used for his parts - one of the viola line and one of the harpsichord. Everything else, he was playing live and incredibly skillfully, switching between instruments.
The drummer triggered her own samples during every song, and only in Glass did Charlotte refrain from playing the chords for the first verse where the samples did instead, which was a little strange. Personally, I think the new synthesised sound suits her but that may just be me.
SVIIB were fantastic as well, come to expect nothing less recently. And, on another "geeky" note, they use a sampler and have even said in an interview they don't want to use computers for live performance i'm pretty sure.
err no, the soft pack more like it...
there were 2 good songs, ones that actually kept me interested throughout. But after all the praise they get I was fairly disappointed.
really enjoyed the invisible, after having heard literally nothing about them before. TTT were again awesome, probably my favourite "new" band at the moment. CA were incredibly dull on the most part.
has been an "underground anthem" for 3 years at least since it was first recorded...
it was awesome, twtw were really great! I'm from the north east so it was like a little homecoming seeing everyone from different north east bands playing together, and the field music song as the encore made my day!
The blonde one in the forward russia t shirt (it's actually my girlfriends t shirt, she's the one in the red jacket)...wonder what we've won...
He deserves a lot more recognition than he gets most other places - so glad DiS are getting behind him now!
i'm seeing them tonight and i can't wait :D
play the guitar like that and sing at the same time in sheffield was awesome! they came across as a lot poppier live than on record i felt too which is in no way a bad thing. just a fantastic band all round, and they also did an encore in sheffield, good review by the way too!
are a spectacle to behold live!
said they had real sound troubles at latitude so that could be the main reason? I've always thought them good but a little plain live
are awesome, so much potential from what i've seen.
watching them play early stuff at T in the Park, I realised they were actually rather good on their first two albums...everything since has been shit though of course.
Super Furry Animals :)
release some well cool stuff, i like all the records they've put out!
taken it off their myspace dates now, so i'm guessing they really aren't playing? I too almost bought a ticket for this, but now i'm glad i didn't.
School of Language
Death Cab for Cutie
Sigur Ros (does this count even though its not out yet?)
Answer: A) The Past Is A Grotesque Animal
Is this still getting released on cassette tape anyone know?