You can actually buy Paradise on its own as an entirely separate EP to Born to Die, so the cash-in idea doesn't quite work - although it has been heavily promoted as a whole package, admittedly.
Caught quite a few others though- I'd say the best were Seven Psychopaths, Eat Sleep Die, End of Watch, For No Good Reason and After Lucia (which hasn't left me, although the more I think about the very ending the more darkly comic I find it).
Thought Crossfire Hurricane was excellent - it treated the band as individual and interesting characters rather than simply subjects of analysis, & it didn't fuck around with the factual details about albums etc that anyone can find on wikipedia, which obviously upset people. and it also didn't fuck around with much outside of 1962-1975 period, which is all you can ask really. To me it felt about as close as you can ever get to being in the band, which, all in all, is pretty exciting.
I wonder if that's how she introduces herself at parties. "Oh hi! I'm Natasha - artistically known as Bat For Lashes - how do you do?"
The Go! Team
Bat For Lashes
British Sea Power
80s Mathcbox B Line Disaster
Electric Soft Parade
Blood Red Shoes
Nick Cave (but not the bad seeds I guess. I saw him queuing at the cinema for a disney film with his kids)
Paul McCartney has a house around there I think
Wilcommen Collective bands like Sons of Noel & Adrian, Kopek, Miserable Rich
saw the guy from the Rakes around town once, dunno if he still lives there
..and Frankie cocozza
The Weirdos, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Dickies
I loved 95/96 at the time, so when I turned 11 in 97 thought it was mainly a bit shit(except the Verve & Blur albums, and also bits of my brother's copies of Homework and Fat of The Land). Bit of a different view of 97 nowadays. I'll still always fondly look back on 95-96 though..
They sounded a little different in 04 and I admire them releasing this as it's an interesting idea in their situation, but still.. it's not really true innovation, it's folk music
everything about that sentence can fuck off
did the uninformed political opinions of Sean Adams consitute a news story? Don't you have a blog somewhere to put this on Sean?
Or just itunes? Festival song gives me considerable titters
is easily their best song. why don't they ever put that on anything you can buy?
i guess bothering to read an article about the hives in the first place was the big mistake i made.
you're being a cock. and what the fuck does 'IMHAO' mean? LOLZ
But anyway, the interview was shit. not just because it was mildly confrontational for the sake of being confrontational (ooh look how edgy DiS is! the Bar and Grill in Hoxton - what will they say next!)but because it was boring and offered absolutely no insight into either Pelle, The Hives or music in general. Seriously, what do you actually learn from this interview? that The Hives like the Matt Helders remix of one of their songs? If your going to publish poor journalism like this, it might as well be funny.