would be nearer the mark. I wish this fucking band would fucking fuck off.
YOU'VE NEVER SEEN NICK CAVE LIVE?
You should definitely go.
Do it, Seymour. You won't regret it.
And what's wrong with Nick Cave fans?
has the kind of whiteboy Afrobeat rhytthm that bands at local music festivals can often be seen playing - it should be annoying but it's a lot of fun.
I think I might have to get this. I'll keep it next to my Diamanda Galas album.
You know how I've not seen you for a couple of years now, and I was talking about coming out to visit you before Christmas? Bad news, I'm afraid - something's come up. No, I can't really get out of it..."
It was a great night. Boris didn't play - support was Leopard Leg, Burning Star Core and Haswell + Hecker. Post-mortem here: http://www.drownedinsound.com/articles/1211997
I can't go. I'd like to see these.
Don't they sound quite like the Doors, that kind of thing?
Listening to Liars at full volume and wishing I could relive the entire weekend.
but I still LOLed at Stealthy asking "Is it wrong to think of the Arcade Fire as a band of filthy gypsy buskers who wouldn't know a tune if came at them in a brightly lit room grasping a record contract wrapped around a baseball bat whilst reciting the text of one of their 10/10 reviews from Pitchfork?"
I assumed "Bromheads Jacket" was a poorly-punctuated reference to Michael Caine in Zulu
Another reason to find Artrocker annoying.
Some of them might be "awful" in your opinion, Zarklephaser, but to not check out Múm or Patrick Wolf because you don't like Slipknot is just plain silly...
and so I'm arguing from a position of at least partial ignorance, but when I when I saw them at ATP I thought they were great - and still I knew that if they'd even played one chorus from "Enfilade" or "Arcarsenal" or anything off RoC, the place would have gone nuts. If they'd played "One Armed Scissor" the entire holiday camp would have been joyously destroyed in three minutes flat.
And maybe that says more about people's distaste for "difficult" music than anything else, but for me it just shows how At the Drive-In MEANT so much more to so many more people, at least the ones I know. And that's why I think TMV deserve to be that much lower than ATDI.
Why am I banging on like this? I didn't even write the fucking list...
I don't mind the Mobos. The tiny amount of music they cover is kind of the point, I suppose. And it's the easiest way for UK hip-hop acts to get recognition - look at Sway last year - even if it does smack of a kind of protectionist attitude where music's concerned
it adds a much-welcome Norse feel to the news pages. Maybe after yesterday's pirate shenanigans we can make this "Talk Like A Viking Afternoon" or something
I like Willie Nelson.
Hank Hill: Now, you may not like Willie Nelson, but...
Bobby: No, I like Willie Nelson. He's alternative.
Hank: You take that back.
Q. "Will Americans have any idea who Cheryl Tweedy is?"
Klif. What a twat.
It's still a shithole.
but after a fucking fiasco of a gig on Wednesday I've resolved never to see a band at Turnmills again. The floor space in front of the stage is being relaid, so a makeshift stage was set up further back in the bar area. You couldn't get away from the PA, which was deafeningly loud, although at the same time the soundman was so useless that for half the first band's set you couldn't make out any vocals at all.
The whole space was illuminated by one enormous fluorescent striplight. Not the best way to create atmosphere. There's a choice of one draught beer, Red Stripe, and that was off. A can of Red Stripe cost £3.50.
Got my ticket already.
given that she's a drooling anti-immigration rightwinger.
An Australian complaining about an influx of pesky job-taking foreigners? Oh the irony...