Monday, 26 September 2011
I've recently getting more and more into Fugazi. The combination of their inventive approach to a genre that can be quite formulaic and repetative (punk/hardcore), and the DIY approach they stand for, as well as the general total lack of ego or pretension they give off, all add to the music, which is great. This is one of the first songs by them that I got really into, a while ago. It's a bit more gentle than most of their songs.
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Monday, 19 September 2011
Was amazing. .very tired now, but wish it was carrying on.
We played Winchester, Bristol, Manchester and Leeds, with a little stop-over in Cirencester for Becca's birthday, and a warm up at the amazing Foxtrot in Brighton on the Sunday beforehand.
Also watched Peggy Sue's 'Acrobats' launch at the Lexington on Monday night, which was amazing.
This is a video of us at Foxtrot, playing 'Hidden Thieves':
Monday, 12 September 2011
So many amazing bands at Foxtrot, and also lovely people, these two things generally intersecting. .
Our set went ok, but I a pretty 'interesting' day regarding stage chat (ie. it was excruciatingly awkward). Everyone was pretty nice about it.
Watched Laish, Dancehalls, Lulu & the Lampshades and Alessi, as well as Peggy Sue, who were standardly great. Also, an amazing set by Emma Gatrill, who sings with Sons of Noel & Adrian and Mariner's Children, playing her own songs on harp, acoustically in a very quiet awestruck room.
Also something to check out is our friend Ben, under his alias 'Loud Like a Lion', who makes wierd and moving folk noises with a guitar from Argos and his voice:
Peggy Sue 'Acrobats' launch tonight, just so you don't forget. .
Friday, 9 September 2011
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Just thought I'd let you know. . .
Also, keep your eyes peeled for Foxswap, which will drop as soon as Danny wakes up and gets on the case. Excited about hearing Kristin McClement cover 'Dust Disturbed'. Very much indeed.
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
As part of the build up to this:
. .Was amazing. Lovely festival, great line-up, lots of friends. Things that I saw include:
Caitlin Rose, Micah P Hinson, Tuneyards, Bo Ningen, Lykke Li, Beirut, This is the Kit, Phosphorescent, Wild Beasts, Mogwai, Twin Shadow, Austra, Timber Timbre, Emmy the Great, Tinariwen, Laura Marling, and Joanna Newsome. Actually that's everything I saw, but I was excited about it so I thought I'd list it all. This was pretty great:
Unfortunately from my point of view, Sunday night it got freezing, and I got a bit ill, and now I'm in bed watching Bill Hicks documentaries and sniffling.
Last night we played a Label Love show as a benefit for PIAS in the aftermath of the warehouse fire. Also playing were Dancehalls, Rachael Dadd, and Rozi Plain. We did a cover of this song, which is super catchy (I had some trouble with the ululating yodel bits):
Thursday, 1 September 2011
General excitement as along with lots of other people I'm off to End of the Road Festival tomorrow morning, after an Eyes & No Eyes rehearsal tonight. It's the first time I've been, and the line-up looks awesome, so should be good.
The day afterwards we're playing a benefit in response to the PIAS warehouse fire, with lots of great bands who are also friends, such as Sons of Noel & Adrian, Rachael Dadd, Rozi Plain, and Dancehalls. The venue is the Silver Bullet in Finsbury Park.
And the weekend afterwards is Willkommen Foxtrot in Stamner Park near Brighton which should be beautiful, featuring Herman Dune, Peggy Sue and Sam Amidon, amongst others.
This is Sam Amidon and Nico Muhly being awesome: