Surely it's the cheese that burns your mouth on a pizza? Never got a burn off the tomato sauce myself.
...a new British Sea Power record. Any possibly something from Radiohead?
Am well excited about new National, Knife etczz
...was very impressed actually. For TDCC it was a set of two halves - after 'Something Good Can Work' they took it up a notch and were energetic.
Delphic were awesome, a lot of effort went into their show for the size of the venue. I am a sucker for a good light show. Good stuff.
..from being a winter release. Fun vid though and the song's growing on me.
is tempting. Day before Xmas holz too - I think this is a real prospect!
...is a rare example of a song that has instantly stuck in my head after hearing it only once. Southampton date for me I think!
about a week to dry out after this gig.
...a little early to say what I'd give it, but my first impression is about 8. Blackdown is my pick at the moment.
and it's quite an achievement, well done to the guys.
Even better, it went top 75 as well.
...I can't help but feel people will not look back so kindly on this LP..
I love it though, one of the best of the year so far for me. Good stuff.
that Daniel is one of the weaker tracks. Solid album for me so far, 8/10 is fair. Too early to tell if it's better than Fur & Gold but I don't think it is.
Gonna form part of the summer soundtrack though this one.
..and I totally agree with the third paragraph. I can't figure out this band. On the one hand I think this band want to be taken seriously, as can be seen in their lyrics, but at the same time some of their stuff is idiotic, and not in a good way.
I did love the grubbyness of the band though. Saw them first night of the tour and it looked like they hadn't showered for weeks.
I wouldn't lump the Maccabees in with any of those bands JohnnyZaza, save perhaps the Arctics and JoFo..
the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs, IMO Is Is was great too, excitement about the new album!
as to how good "No Kind Words" was as well. So much so I'm going to pop along on their next tour. Hope the album's as good as the free download!
were at both Reading and Glasto last year in terms of festivals..in fact I don't remember the last time they haven't played together as a six piece.
Didn't go to Derby but I believe these gigs had the purpose of keeping them 'fresh'. When BSP want to be, they are the best band in the world.
I've ever seen to being asked what you want for Xmas.
could put MGMT - Electric Feel in there as well. Pure summer!
Weezer - Pork & Beans
Mystery Jets - Young Love
Crystal Castles - Vanished
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
Deerhunter - Little Kids
British Sea Power - Waving Flags
Johnny Foreigner - Salt, Pepper and Spinderell
Friendly Fires - Paris
..looking forward to this. Good cause too!
1) TV on the Radio - Dear Science
2) Bloc Party - Intimacy
3) British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
4) Why? - Alopecia
5) Deerhunter - Microcastle
6) Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
7) Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
8) Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Strong year to be honest. Also enjoyed Foals, MGMT, Forward Russia and Johnny Foreigner's debut had its moments
I'm a little bored, yes. I might go to KFC shortly or something. Liven up my saturday.
to KFC last night.
a wild night. A couple of "big" artists from the "indie" boom of 2006 have had catastrophic years...Dirty Pretty Things are already gone, and I agree, the Automatic will soon follow.
Not that either of those bands are particularly special, but I think it's a little sad, and a poor reflection on music at the moment that bands can suffer a bad album campaign and just pack it in. What would have happened if Radiohead had released the Bends and Pablo Honey the other way around nowadays?!
Does the ending remind anyone else of the ending to Final Fantasy VII though? :\
This is going to be a fucking amazing night. Yes!
if I'd say it's an improvement on AWITC. I felt the personal connection with that LP that I didn't particularly get with Silent Alarm. I do think Intimacy is a particularly focused album though which I like. I think it's a solid 8 for me, although time will tell with this one - I think I might have a different attitude to it in a few months.
I think Bloc Party have perfected the "tender" moments on this album, an area that I've found them a little lacking - lyrically at least - on previous efforts. "Signs" is excellent. "Halo" and "Trojan Horse" are classic Bloc Party, although the synth line in the latter reminds me of Pendulum a bit. Not so good.
Still, I was a little worried about this album after "Mercury" - not that I hated it, but it sounded a little forced. Progression for the sake of progression. On the whole though, I'm very pleased with it so far, the only tracks I'm not so keen on are "Mercury" and "One Month Off".
one of the best albums of the year for me. It will be in my top 5, come the end - I have no doubt.
Little Kids is awesome, I love the hypnotic ending.
just as Zane Lowe was playing it last night. Very frustrating Will not be buying him a drink tonight.
Worth the wait though, this is awesome!
it was in reply to electricecho's comment earlier!
Simple as that really. I never got on 100% with Silent Alarm, but AWITC hits the spot. Despite the highly pretentious lyrics. In fact some of the lyrics are ridiculous. Still love it thought.
I'm also enjoying Trojan Horse as well.
we can expect at Reading. Not much I'm guessing, if it's released on thursday, when most weekend people will already be there!
I'll probably order the combined online download and CD. Mercury was OK, I'd rather they tried to push their sound forward than stood still.
For the record AWITC > Silent Alarm.
Pete & the Pirates are playing though! So it's still sort of a festival.
Need to see TVOTR at some point - hopefully this year with the new LP out - I'm hopeful that there'll be more dates added.
and I don't always find KoL's stuff immediate. I have high hopes for LP 4.
Hope it's up there with RTCM.
...that BSP are nominated - OK, it isn't their finest album, but they deserve it, no question.
I hope they or Radiohead do it to be honest.
..that's promising. Plus big venues = half decent supports. Potentially.
And it does sound awesome. I'm not that familiar with Atlas Sound and I know only selected bits of Cryptograms, but I'm particularly loving "Little Kids" and "Agoraphobia" at the moment.
Although I'm not a big fan of arena dates, I do love the band and I've never seen them for one reason or another.
...well there's being optimistic about a record then there's being stupid. I don't see how he could conceivably make something as good as Dog Man Star again.
Still the signs are good. I'm not expecting much from this record, but I should think it'll provide some pleasant summer listening, like Coming Up and Here Come The Tears.
I liked Love Is Dead and the Tears' album had some great tunes on it. Not up to the standard of the first two Suede albums of course, but still decent in their own ways.
she's preparing for the worst already! I wouldn't be surprised if this record does flop to be honest, I don't know how much longevity she has as a singer and those sample lyrics the other week were terrible - that said, if Radio 1 play it, it'll sell by the bucketload I have no doubt.
I don't know which I would have preferred - Optimistic would have been a live treat, but hey, can't complain with Airbag, Planet Telex and Pyramid Song. Actually, I don't really like it when they play the big songs, as the cunts in the crowd make themselves immediately apparent, like the 17 year olds that barged by when they played Just on tuesday...
Although I imagine it will stick around the same position this week as Pork & Beans is out today (officially).
Drummer didn't look that comfortable about it though...
This is essentially what happened to Do You Like Rock Music? It was all ready to go, but was postponed to make maximum chart impact.
didn't they - I remember that around the time of the Reading 2006 headline appearance! Better that they wait and get it right I guess, Franz aren't my favourite band and never will be, but I look forward to this record. Think my sister's seeing them at Moles in a couple of weeks, I'll get the low down on the new material then.