I love Silas the Magic Car and Macrame Wounds and would say that Vaccine is the weakest track after Tricks.
The beauty of music eh?
If anyone wants an mp3 of Nervous (ie New Terrain backwards) drop me a PM
The score seems too low for the near 100% positivity of the review, nicely written though.
Here's my review http://musosguide.com/mew-no-more-stories/6550
If I were pushed for a score, I would be hovering at the 9-10 cusp. Probably a 10 in all honesty cos after a month of solid play, I actually like it more that I first thought. It reveals so much more as you keep listening. I didn't even know about New Terrain so will give that a try.
Also, watch this space for a possible exclusive interview with Chris Herbert
that last sentence hurts my mind
Slightly less gushing
Jo and Danny
and ^ right up there - DIS in direct link to Ebay tout ticket sales shocker (ad under article).
does beg the question though - why do they not seem to do well on tour? Ok, don't expect them to fill Academys/Barflys but the Rainbow in Birmingham (where I was due to see them tonight) is about as big as a washing machine.
I saw them earlier in the year in manchester and there were all of 20 people there
I saw them in Birmingham and they were absolutely fantastic.
I really wasn't at all excited about it, probably why I enjoyed it so much.
The sound was great, set list spot on, performance brilliant, especially the drummer. Light Burns Clear from the first album was one of the best live tracks I've heard this year.
Was a real shame about no YCNIM though, I got there early especially.
there's a bit of a difference between a band not playing at the Croydon town hall and missing out an entire section of the country.
Are you seriously telling me there was no venue or it wasn't economically viable to play in Nottingham or Leicester or Birmingham or Wolverhampton etc?
I just think that all tours, no matter who you are should make an effort to include London, Birmingham and Manchester.
You're welcome to bring them to my house if you want? My garden is mid sized.
Twilight Sad - I really like them.
I'll happily pay good money to see them at their midlands gig on this 12 date UK tour.
Oh hang on...
I was at Supersonic last weekend, my 3rd in a row.
Myself and my 3 friends were a little dismayed to have to queue to get into the outdoor stage to see Chrome Hoof after we’d seen Qui in the new Arches stage. We were there for around half an hour waiting on what seemed to be a one in, one out system. When we eventually did get in, we were pretty shocked at how much room there was in the outside stage, room for at least 200 more people I would have said.
I can understand that each stage has a safe capacity level but I think it was a pretty big oversight and poor piece of organisation on your part. I’m guessing the capacities of the 3 stages are added to give an overall festival capacity? This is fair enough if acts are playing on all stages at the same time but with nothing on at the Arches stage, the whole crowd was trying to get into outdoor/medicine. It didn’t make much sense to us to put the main act in the outdoor stage when the new Arches stage was clearly far bigger.
Whilst these problems didn’t spoil the festival, it definitely took the edge off an enjoyable day.
Thanks for your comments we do apologise for the inconvenience of having to queue.
The programme was arranged so that there would always be an overlap with the acts and therefore would always be an act on each of the main stages.
As far as we’re aware this did happen, when Chrome Hoof were on, it was Qui with 20 minute gap followed by OM, therefore allowing a good spread of the audience. It may well have been the case that these times didn’t follow exactly and we will look into it.
We also have to stick to regulations for everyone’s safety, we had a health and safety officer in attendance at the event who was responsible for limiting the capacity for the outside stage. There are perhaps better ways of monitoring this and we will be looking into it.
As you’ve been for 3 years we hope you can see that we’ve grown each year and with this arise new issues all of which we do try to preempt at planning stage. We will be having debriefing meetings with all those involved and your comments will be taken on board in these meetings.
We hope that this will not put you off coming to the festival again in the future and that you still managed to enjoy the majority of the event.
it doesn't rain, it'll be great (the main stage is inside a sort of emptied out pool)
My third in a row. I'll be the tall one
this is a brill little album.
Here's my very small claim to fame as far as Souvaris goes - I've used a pub map of Nottingham that one of the band created. Bloody good it was too!
yes, you do need to elaborate further
oh come off it, this is the best song they've done. 7?
This is a perfect pop song for me, not a wasted note, not a line out of place. Everything is spot on and cosy.
You can't write about this song without mentioning the lines 'towns become circuit boards' and 'i feel the weight upon your kiss, ambiguous'.
What about the harmonies in the chorus?
the review of Unholy http://www.drownedinsound.com/release/view/4111
is still the worst review I've read on DIS.
I hope this is as good as Unholy though I realise they're pretty different
The EP is ace so this is on my 'must get soon' list.
Any repeated tracks from the EP or is it all new?
The 'biffy clyro sound like nirvana' argument is one of the lamest, laziest comparisons around.
I can't think of a single BC track that sounds like a Nirvana track. The form, sound, lyrics, intention are all different.
It's a lazy review in general whether i agree with it or not. Their new stuff hasn't blown me away but to describe Biffy as unoriginal and rip off merchants is just plain wrong, opinion doesn't come into it.
What is it with Birmingham?
Bands either miss it on their tours or websites leave the dates off tour news!
For those few people that may live in England's second city, don't worry, there's a gig!
28/05/2007 Birmingham, Barfly
No Telford dates!
just this morning i was wondering what Neil Finn was up to.
This is ace news
tom edwards speaks the truth
I admire them for not making Silent Alarm 2 but this album falls down on a few points for me.
The drumming is really flat and repetitive. The production on most of the drums and especially the bass give it a sampled feel. Maybe that was the intention but i don't like it and feels like they're not fully utilising their best asset ie their drummer.
The lyrics are just too obvious to have as much impact as Kele clearly thinks they are. It all just feels like a moan at easy targets. The whole album just feels like one long moan. Fair enough if you want to tackle some serious issues but going on about how teens are a bit lazy and only live for the weekend etc is a bit too easy.
As for the songs themselves, I can't really comment yet as i've only listened a couple of times but they seem to have a bit more depth than those on Silent Alarm. There's nothing like Banquet or Helicopter which is fine but i would have liked something with more nasty punk snarl.
It's probably a 6 for me at the moment but it could go either way
what about camping/accomodation?
The website is woeful
got more info on this like when exactly it starts and finishes. The website is utter crud.
Some people mention a 4 day pass yet the festival runs for 3 days.
Interested in this but need more info!
4 of my ten up there.
surprised midlake didn't make the 25 though.
On my 'must check out list' are The Knife, cos you all keep banging on and Volcano!
band of aces more like!
(cos they're good you see)
Honestly Sean, that opening paragraph made me feel queasy, have you considered writing soft porn books?
I've heard The Prayer.
I probably shouldn't judge it on a single listen but it's really going to have to grow on me big time for me to change my initial 'man, that's piss poor' opinion.
this is Feb by the way
One of my bands of this century.
Full tour just announced -
Sun 4th, UK, Leeds, Josephs Well
Mon 5th, UK, Manchester, Night & Day
Tue 6th, UK, London, 93 Feet East
Wed 7th, UK, Southampton, Joiners
Thu 8th, UK, Oxford, Zodiac
Sat 10th, UK, Nottingham, Social
Sun 11th, UK, Birmingham, Bar Academy
Mon 12th, UK, Glasgow, Classic Grand
Wed 14th, Belgium, Brussels, vk club
Thu 15th, Holland, Hertogenbosch, W2-concertzaal
Fri 16th, Holland, Groningen, Vera
Sat 17th, Holland, Haarlem, Patronaat
Mon 19th, Germany, München, Backstage Werk
Tue 20th , Germany, Nuernberg, Hirsch
Wed 21st, Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Thu 22nd, Germany, Bochum, Zeche
Fri 23rd, Germany, Berlin, Postbahnhof
Sun 25th, Germany, Hamburg, Markthalle
Mon 26th, Germany, Cologne, Buergerhaus Stollwerck
Tue 27th, Germany, Saarbruecken, Garage
Wed 28th, Germany, Karlsruhe, Substage
there's a good chance that the Barbican gig will be the best concert like ever!
On first listen of Emily, it's already the best think i've heard this year.
It is A M A Z I N G.
I agree with that single choice.
It always reminds me of Blade Runner does that song.
I love the harmonies on this track and just the whole vibe of it. Still my album on the year and I'm seeing them tonight!
I sat down at ATP and it nearly killed me. 3 days of standing up and some buggers tell you to sit down then stand up straight away - my poor knees and back.
Great show though.
Bit of a pisser they're not coming to Birmingham, if only if it were a major city then maybe some bands would consider playing there. Oh well, could always travel to Nottingham with their 10pm return trains. Sigh
I thought I was alone in my scoffing!
His face in the video when he sings this is one of the most ridiculous rock poses i've ever seen. Very punchable.
Sums them up brilliantly for me
Every Sepultura album has at least 6 amazing tracks.
Dante XIII is absolutely brilliant, one of the best albums this year
does it include their hilariously bad new song?
Genuine cack, it really is.