they sound exactly like what the Beta Band would sound like if they'd spent a bit more time outside in the sunshine
if the Statham boxset doesn't include Crank, then it sounds like this album could be pretty good, and that the rest of the year will be disappointing.
But if it DOES include Crank, then it turns this into a bit of a damning review.
Frank Turner, Orphans and Vandals, Crazy Arm, The Xcerts, Metronomy and 65DOS all playing
pretty bonza all in all!
superfans should also note that on the new reuben website you can download songs that pre-date this album, from their Angel days.
actually a really shitty way to treat their fans
Mix-Tape Master (109-144 points)
You are a music evangelist: the person in your network of friends who always has the coolest new song, the one whose iPod gets picked to DJ every party. You understand the art of the segue, how the key to the best mix-tape isn't just the songs you pick, but how they interlock with each other. You also know who the up-and-coming acts are and are quick to recognise where their influences lie and whether they will make it big. You work hard at the pursuit of this knowledge, scouring music blogs, magazines and record stores. Most importantly, you are generous with your passion – and your friends should be very, very grateful. Still, it’s always good to get new inspiration for your latest mix
I'm not helping my claim to the prize am i
fitting "The Futureheads" in
I don't wanna pay £40
but i didn't go last year
other things i learnt:
there will be a big wheel
although apparently the campsite opens on the thursday this time, which is nice.
I *may* wait and see who the other 2 headliners are before buying a ticket. I'm not quite convinced yet
Myself and 2 of my friends who liked and loved the Shpumpkins in their heyday, still like them now and like Zeitgeist. It's not their best album at all, but it's decent enough and I think it has some really good songs on it (although, yes, United States is awful).
They were brilliant headlining Reading last year, and one of my aforementioned friends tells me they were "awesome" at the o2. Nottingham may have been bad, but hasn't there always been the risk of witnessing a shambles of a show from them, even 10-15 years ago?
I say don't write them off yet. And if they want to release new material, why shouldn't they.
they were second from top at Reading last year and after they'd finished it felt like I'd seen a headline act. They were really impressive.
things like Guns n Roses, Ugly Kid Joe and Metallica.
then as I got older, the second wave was 'britpop' indie. Oasis, Manic Street Preachers, Ocean Colour Scene etc.
I can't be arsed to add anything more.
to go all the way to london to see them. Are they good live?
and are the tickets likely to cost a silly amount? yes i could find this out for myself, but i'd prefer it if someone else found out for me.
If Metallica play it will be a big involuntary wee.
If both play, I don't want to think about what might happen.
"DiS: IndieAndy_Jones asks...
Guto: (A bit incredulously) IndieAndy_Jones?"
I'd like to think he was amazed by my username rather than mocking it.
do you think it's a bit of a cop out when interviewers just bring along a load of other people's questions (like this), or does it make a nice change to being asked the same questions you always get asked by the same interviewers? p.s. when will the mythical SFA rave album get a proper release?
Gruff isn't actually singing when he's wearing the helmet, is he? Or IS he?? And if he's not singing, doesn't he get bored?
Also, I've seen you live 6 times now, which one was best?
the latin term for gigantic vagina?
I was pretty disappointed with it upon first hearing it, but now i really do like it quite a lot.
I think I agree that part of this is down to almost deceiving myself that they'd sound like they used to. But once you accept that they aren't going to write another song like Cerebra or Counting the Days, and start judging the album on it's own merit then it really is a good listen and pretty consistent from start to finish.
not the uni, that's what the email i got said anyhow
because i can't go
I thought it was shite at first too
it'll still be good though. Frank's playing, and that's the important thing
I was already looking forward to seeing them at the joiners on Friday, and now this has made me even more excitable about it.
Listening to Hey Venus has been a bit of an odd experience for me as usually the newest SFA album instantly becomes my favourite. I haven't really had that with this album.
It's a good album but I guess I expected better from them. It's kinda SFA-by-numbers.
but I just know that none of my friends will go with me
for starters I think that Zoom! is one of the best Track 1s of any album I own. And it arguably has the most consistent mood throughout its length of any album they've released - it feels more complete.
Every SFA gig I've been too has contained the sexiest and coolest looking crowd of any gig I've ever been too.
Also, you forgot Dacw Hi, that should shirley be on the mix tape, it's the best song on Mwng
whilst under the impression i was reading about the black keys
come to southampton ye lazy bums!
oh wait! someone actually IS playing southampton! Hurrah! They were awesome when i saw them at the guildhall with surround sound.
come to southampton y'lazy beggar!
do we need to hug?
actually, put up a review of the album first, and then I'll hug you.
i've been told good n proper