Very enjoyable. Loved this: "On a fundamental level, I need to be stood on a stage shouting at people."
Brilliant to see this included here. Plenty of support for the band in Ireland, it's only a matter of time before people take notice across the water. This will help.
Excellent work Niall.
The reviewer here has it just right - a genuinely fantastic album. A brave departure for him, but he totally pulled it off.
Though is Mike Slott not Irish?
I've seen him twice with the band and totally loved it both times. But then if the sound mix was as bad as you say, that would undoubtedly ruin it. Shame.
That pic is pretty lol-worthy. Shame they're a (wo)man down, but it looks like they are carrying on regardless, and good luck to them. Great band.
Does this apply to downloaders or just people who upload?
I fucking love this album. One of the decade's best in my book, and definitely Elbow's.
...and no mention of Asha In The Tabernacle!
Excellent review of a great record though. I saw Shackleton perform live in Belfast during the summer, but the sound was woefully inadequate so it was a totally missed opportunity. Gutted. Hope I get to see him again.
Seriously, that's an amazing piece of writing. Though I have to say I prefer Hypermagic Mountain to this one. Still, bravo.
Nathan Williams actually comes out of this quite well. Jared Swilley, on the other hand, sounds like a right cunt.
I don't understand the snidey comments here. It's a fun idea and takes them to plenty of places they (nor any other major band for that matter) have been.
And I guessed Zennor, go me. ;-)
Shock, horror! 7/10 for me.
This sounds great. And it's on Spotify! Sweet, listening now.
It is my favourite, yeah. The first I heard of them was through a free Melody Maker CD in early 2000 that also featured Cube, The New Electrics, co.uk, Seafruit and other no-hopers. Svefn-G-Englar was quite ludicrously out of place, but I'd never heard anything like it. I think it was a year or two before I got round to buying Agaetis though, for some reason.
This is great news.
Agreed, I hate that word.
...of a good record. 7 is about right. Exiles and Bad Excuse For Daylight are practically dubstep grooves, bass drops and all in the latter.
I interview Kevin a couple of months ago, never got on to talking about sexual dysfunction though. Shame!
1. Why? – Alopecia
2. Frightened Rabbit – Midnight Organ Fight
3. TV On The Radio - Dear Science
4. Fuck Buttons – Street Horrrsing
5. Portishead – Third
6. David Holmes - The Holy Pictures
7. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
8. No Age – Nouns
Hurrah, that's a great album. Cruelly ignored outside Ireland. It's in my top 20.
is my favourite Junior Boys song as well. Just glorious.
i.e. quit it with the literature and philosophy references. Sounds great though, wish the tour had come to Belfast.
Is a bit strong. My main problem with it is that it's all in the past tense. That's an absolute no-no when reviewing gigs, surely.
is fucking amazing! Love it. Great tune as well.
For an absolutely fantastic album. I really hope it does as well as it deserves to.
Excellent review. It was indeed a strange lineup but there was enough good stuff there to make it all worthwhile. Have to say I enjoyed Mogwai though! Not as much as at Electric Picnic the other year but good stuff in a difficult slot for them.
They played this live in Belfast last night. It was ferocious.
I had no idea what he was talking about, and I'm 25...
"I try to get a blowjob."
I've never even heard of this song, never mind heard it, never mind knowing it was number 1 for 4 weeks! Bloody hell, the wonders of not listening to music radio.
Great interview, always seemed a decent sort. With that slight bit of arrogance, but that's ok.
I remember that, the ceremony was on 9/11 wasn't it?
I'm glad FLA get a lukewarm reception here. They really aren't very good at all.
OK, sorry about that.
That would make sense. Come on, promoters of Belfast...
Boooo! They were great last time. Good crowd as well.
is unfortunately on a one-stage bill with The Enemy, Reverend and The Makers and (in slightly happier news) Fighting with Wire and General Fiasco.
makes me want to listen to Eliminator.
They really are great live as well. Looking forward to seeing them and Cut Copy at Electric Picnic.
really isn't that great. Sounds pretty, but no songs!
Haven't heard this yet, the first one is great though, they're excellent live and lovely blokes to boot.
Missed Dublin the other week. Can't wait for this.
That was such a great gig. So much love flying around the tent.
No Fuck Buttons?
Up! is terrible. It's pushing an 8/10 overall though.