Having moved back to Nottingham from 'that London' last year it's been great to become reacquainted with the Notts music scene - certainly seems to be a lot of good stuff going on.
Special mention to the other artist on the Left Lion RSD gig - Hang. They were fantastic.
Also, don't forget... Fists album launch All-Dayer is happening June 8 from 2:00pm at Nottingham and Union Rowing Club!
Will be in my top 5 at the end of the year for sure. The gig just kept getting better and better, by the end of the main set I even felt a little euphoric (not bad for a Monday night).
MUCH better than on records and they are pretty damn good on record n'all. 9/10 is correct.
in the same way I like Thirteen but I'd really like this album to give the big 3 a run for their money - these of course being Bandwagonesque, Grand Prix & Songs From Northern Britain.
at the Old Blue Last this Sunday (13th Dec)
It's a Gold Sounds single launch for their "Home Schooled EP". Who are Gold Sounds?
Sorry for the JAG but it is relevant to Eugene fans too and I am a long term poster on this board I'll have you know xx
I know blur technically made their own bed on this front by releasing <insert everyones favourite britpop bedtime story here>
but the fact that a review of one band seemingly has to include a token reference to the other is a bit tiresome no?
in other thoughts, i wonder who from the noughties will be packing the stadiums out in 2010-2020 as if they'll be as good as these two were.
...Bob from Twin Peaks!
I love this album and that Scala gig was ridiculous, one of the best gigs I've been to in a long long time. Mix the highlights of both albums together and for me you'd have one of the best albums of the 00s.
There are definitely worse albums receiving far better reviews so far this year.
"You see my old man's got a problem
He live with the bottle that's the way it is
He says his body's too old for working
I say his body's too young to look like his
My mama went off and left him
She wanted more from life than he could give
I said somebody's got to take care of him
So I quit school and that's what I did"
As covered by:
R.E.M., The Flying Pickets, Swimming With Dolphins, Hundred Reasons, Xiu Xiu, Vertical Horizon, Even Nine, Darwin's Waiting Room, Jesse James, The Love Project, Amazing Transparent Man, Matchbox Twenty, The Wilkinsons and by solo singers Kristian Leontiou, Wayne Wonder, Tristan Prettyman, David Usher, Mutya Buena and Hitomi Yaida.
Can all the above relate to the lyrics? Really?
...is how little people seem to care about covering extremely personal songs.
Immediately springing to mind is the cover of Big Yellow Taxi by Counting Crows and some harpy - "late last night i heard the screen door slam and the big yellow taxi took away my old man".
Sounds of the sixties - Radio 2 Saturday Morning
Bob Dylan Theme Time Radio Hour - Radio 2 Tuesday morning wee hours
Stuart Maconies Freak Zone - BBC 6 Sunday afternoon
Guy Garveys finest hour - Sunday night Radio 2
hmmm maybe even Radcliffe & Maconie on Radio 2 tonight where the Kaiser Chiefs are playing live.
Any particular shows? Who is promoting new and exciting music most effectively? Historical favourites? Pivotal radio/life moments when a song or presenter connected with Mr Wilson in a life changing way?
This is a little bit like the fast show character - "isn't radio brilliant? you can listen to it in your car or at home.."
I'm not as against the idea of the Kaisers Chiefs writing for DiS as it seems a few are but we're not getting much worth writing about are we?
...a flight of the conchords mixtape?
In my top 5 gigs of the year (at the RFH back in June). Magic.
nice intro to Bangers and Mash wannit?
2 gigs in one day i heard
And it was a brave set too as Alopecia is such a brilliantly produced/layered record and they played it entirely live (as opposed to other bands who play along to backing tracks to recreate their brilliantly produced/layered records - I'm looking at you Flaming Lips/Of Montreal/Go! Team).
Get well soon!
shortly after Odelay came out?
My mum will be so proud of me LOL
they were quite quick to flee the city at the earliest opporutnity.
Nottingham still loves them though.
the original i mean
are you sure? Links do not agree
supporting Pedro the Lion at 93ft east many years ago. It was us, Mew and Pedro the Lion.
Sometimes I wake up thinking about it in a cold sweat shrieking "but we had a such a good soundcheeeeccccckkk!"
how i might watch this, am i stupid?
I'm stupid aren't I?
...and is thinking about checking them out I learned more about the authors tendancy to gawp at girls at gigs than about the music. It's kind of offputting.
If I listen to the album will this review suddenly make sense?