but I've seen Cx3 live a few times, including the aforementioned !F, R! gig at The Cockpit, and they are excellent. There's a band who often tour with them called The Siegfried Sassoon who are also very good.
Nice nice nice.
but there's a rumour that these guys are about to split up. I hope it isn't true, though, as they're a very good band both live and on (both) record(s).
support Animal Collective at the Irish Centre in Leeds just under a year ago but I didn't think much to her. My friend said she "sounded like The Kills played backwards, and The Kills are crap."
Looking forward to hearing the studio versions of the new material.
C) The Verve
rated the Guillemots album highly, along with the Hot Chip record and the Leeds artists I mentioned in another thread.
"it remains a pointless facade dominated by major label"
This would suugest otherwise:
of course, wouldn't be eligible. Silly me.
But the point about Youthmovies still stands.
"Robert Plant (pictured proving his modern relevance)..."
So, did DiS Records submit the Martha Wainwright and Youthmovies albums for consideration?
And many awards, such as the Student Radio Awards, stipulate an admission fee, so I'm not sure why some people have singled out the Mercury Prize for criticism in this respect.
Here is an interesting article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2007/sep/06/popandrock.mercuryprize2007
Now I'm from Leeds, so it's true that I'm biased, but I feel that the following two records are also worthy of consideration:
!Forward, Russia! - Life Processes
Duels - The Barbarians Move In
and surely Hot Chip - Made In The Dark and High Contrast - Tough Guys Don't Dance are worth a shout?
And it's a shame they've been dropped by Virgin with their album still awaiting release, but Palladium's "The Way It's Not" is really rather excellent.