you bring out the character of the musicians so well, and the fan shots are simply stunning.
I think my favourites are the O. Children & Fanfarlo ones. Thanks!
It'll be good to see Grammatics again. They were so good at Brainwash Festival last year.
- I'm glad it got sorted as I gave up on it after a while.
The sound set-up was far better at the second performance.
In fairness to the soundman though, he had to try to combat the sound coming up from Reds below.
I missed that this had been issued - as long ago as Sept 09.
I love this band. They need a bit more promo.
1. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
2. The Field – Yesterday and Today
3. Gentle Friendly – RIDE SLOW
4. The Horrors – Primary Colours
5. The Maccabees – Wall Of Arms
6. Cold Cave – Love Comes Close
7. The Strange Boys – The Strange Boys and Girls Club
8. A Grave With No Name – Mountain Debris
9. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
10. YACHT – See Mystery Lights
11. Micachu – Jewellery
12. Women – WOMEN
13. Fanfarlo – Reservoir
14. The xx – xx
15. Wavves – Wavves
My summary review of the Sheffield gig:
I've been listening to this record all week, and I'm massively into it, as I was to the first album.
and I've long since accepted that 7/10 is good enough for me.
I hope so; the top fell off the other night.
I'm going down for Nail the Cross, and I'm looking forward to seeing AGWNN.
and Vessels were totally awesome. They are a very accomplished band. I'll be seeing them at Brainwash I hope.
I'm downloading this now from emusic
I've no idea if I'll like this, but it does sound good from this review.
I got my ticket booked.
it has really grown on me, after a mixed start. I really enjoyed the first listens on LastFM, but after I bought it I went a bit cool on it. Pleased to say it has seen grown on me a lot.
I would now vote for Speech Debelle, and I really love The Horrors & The Invisible.
.. well done for including We Aeronauts - winners of the Green Man Poll
I saw them at Green Man:
I've seen Mumford & Sons twice this year, at Live at Leeds and Oxegen, and they were brilliant at both.
which is weird given UTR say it was released in June 2009, and it even has a catalogue number (UTR028):
anyway I've signed up for their mailing list, so hopefully they'll let us know when it's available
I have to say I am impressed with Patrick Wolf's The Batchelor on first listen.
I now realise that i had somehow built totally false impressions of this album, possibly because l expected it to sound more like Accident & Emergency, which it does not. There is much less drama, and his voice is stronger and better than I expected.
thanks, that is very kind of you!
- so I may as well go for a fifth
Does this album have a tracklisting? If so (says he pissing in his own drinking water) I would appreciate the track-listing as the enhanced-CD I bought from them is nothing more than untagged tracks on a CDR.
I really appreciate this excellent review. Thanks Mark_P
and I bought the album yesterday.
Listening to the build up of several of the songs 'It's Thunder and It's Lightning' and 'Keeping Warm', an image forms in my mind - it is of a magnificent mountain, at first just the overall fine form is noticed, but as you get closer dramatic pinnacles can be seen, you follow them up towards the sky and suddenly over the top an entire vista emerges of the wonderful scene which surrounds this superb edifice.
This is no slab of granite, this is no Grampian height, no this is an ancient Torridonian gem:
and that's just the guitars.
well done guys
I was mystified as to what was happening at the time. I thought the soundman had pulled the plug as he was out of time.
I'm sorry for the guy, I hope he gets help.
I was wrong. It is better than that.
I recently saw School of Seven Bells supporting White Lies at Academy 1 in Manchester, where they really impressed. The foresight in booking these two great bands early gave DiS & The Harley the opportunity to demonstrate that it can spot emerging talent. So well done!
Pictures like this are such a useful addition to the live experience as inevitably the photographer can get a view you can't (in my case, that of the first band to play - Telepathe - as I arrived so late I was at the very back).
I just want to say how much I appreciate these features.
- some good choices there
'where does that awesome sound come from'.
It's a brilliant shot which captures the special uniqueness of Rolo Tomassi rather well IMO.
but this is a really good album. I feel a dumb-ass as I just missed the UK tour :(
I'll catch them at Oxegen though!
oh it's there .. nice ... thanks!!
.. and yes I went straight for Ride .. personally I suggest that you add 'Nowhere' in place of 'Tarantula'
My favourite Ride song is Chrome Waves:
"One hundred years from now
See the chrome, can't hear it move
I'll meet you on the way down
Wrapped around somebody's hand
We've all moved on from here
The colour's running dry
A drowsy line of wasted time
Bathes my open mind
This strange machinery
Is keeping you from seeing me
I'll meet you on the way down
Can't stay - unbearable to go"
My favourite of Mark's songs with Goldrush is Magdelen Sky.
I really do think Rolo Tomassi are the best live band that I've seen. In fact all three bands are great, and better every time I've seen them (which is about five times).
indeed I have discovered this evening that I have recorded Arts & Crafts four times on Sky+.
Why do I Iike that song, and why do I still think there is something wrong?
Well being positive, there is that distinct air of summery 'Dodgy' type vibe to this.
Being more skeptical and pedantic, well I mean to say - how can you sing about Arts & Crafts and not feature one of the wonderful images from that time. FFS at least a William Morris, better still a Walter Crane illustration.
or have you changed your minds?
this is excellent
I bought my copy of the Grammatics album from Emilia at her lovely stall - it turned out to be the last copy she had. Indeed I had to lend it to Owen's sister so she could show it to a friend.
I'm excited for these guys, they've got a good year lined up :)
I then went to see Red Light Company, who were OK - I like Arts & Crafts.
but anyone who can introduce both vacuum cleaners and calculators into a debut album and make it as poppy as this deserves huge kudos. It is consistently good. This gets 9.5/10 from me.
I am enjoying this record, very much.