Surely the classic all-bass line-up of Rothko deserve a mention here? They produced some fine records and played some great shows.
This sounds like U2. Nothing more, nothing less.
Is it April Fools Day? Or yet another 'Birmingham band makes themselves look like idiots' incident?
This is the most mindless, pointless analysis of Birmingham's music scene I've read in a long time. Well done lads.
sorry, I've just re-read this and realised I've used the word 'great' five times. Ugh.
Although I'd agree with the comments above that, however great the album is, their live shows were on another level.
I saw them play twice, a jaw-droppingly great night in Leicester in June 2001 and another in Bristol a couple of months later. I knew next to nothing about them the first time I saw them (although I think I'd already bought the album). Amazing, amazing shows, the sort of thing only new bands who've managed to create something truly great ever manage.
It's an odd coincidence, this. I've had Texas Jerusalem Crossroads in the car for the first time in years today, and spent last night listening to some old live recordings, again for the first time in years.
I initially thought Yuck sounded like YLT when i saw them support Times New Viking. Four songs in (as the venue rapidly emptied) it suddenly came to me that they sound EXACTLY like Superchunk. With the exception of the drummer, they seemed entirely lacking in Superchunk's onstage enthusiasm or tunes.
I'll give 'em 18 months.
is the film on the DVD accompanying 'The Hawk Is Howling'
Pedantry of course, but the film has its premiere (first screening) in Copenhagen last weekend (7th Nov)
Can we report Seetickets? Excessive booking fees, cancelling orders without telling people, refusing to refund for cancelled shows unless the tickets are sent back by recorded delivery at the buyer's expense etc etc etc. I'd call that fraud.
That Sean Adams piece is about as readable as a Health & Safety manual, a typical 'gotta cover mearse without committing myself lest I offend one of me industry mates' splat.
And then to follow that with a list of 2009 highlights less 'edgy' than the soon-come Mojo/Q axis beggars belief.
I'm 38, a father and a teacher. I am not 'down with the scene'. Adams is in a positon to be able to give me something to get excited about for 2009, he should be writing about bands I've never heard rather than those I can find on Radio 2.
I thought 2007 was the worst year for new records in a long time. Try listening to Sound Of Silver again - there are only three good songs on it. Battles is tech-metal nonsense of the highest order.
This thread seems to have degenerated into people listing all the albums they've downloaded illegally because Pitchfork told them to.
Mine so far, all bought and paid for:
magnetic fields - distortion
times new viking - rip it off
british sea power
king creosote - vulcans
mogwai young team remaster
but i was one of the folks who turned up at the venue to find a very apologetic promoter stood outside.
I wonder if they'll bother to make good the show next time they're here?
to tell them you're not coming to play their gig at 7pm on the night of the show is a pretty shitty trick though.
This is officially the worst-researched article I've ever seen on DiS. Given that all the previous line-ups are on the ATP website, how much effort would it have taken?
The Flaming Lips played at Bowlie - does that count?
When did Slowdive get big enough to headline?
What's with the preponderance of joke bands in the 'almost headliners' list? Qui, Klaxons, Alkaline Trio, Melt Banana for starters.
One More Grain retired from music last week.
It's Tarentel, not Tarantel.