Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Citay are coming

and they're bringing Wolf People in tow. It's at the Windmill, soon. A very cheap ticket, especially if you consider the guitar porn levels of technical ability the headliners bring with them.

Wow, this post was just so link heavy. It's like being in 1998 again. Hypertextlicious!

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Arcade Fire v Libertines. A quick word on BBC coverage

The Libertines pounded through their suport headline slot. Sadly Pete, the whitest man alive, was barely fit for purpose. He stumbled around looking generally unwell and fucked up most of his solos. That version of Can't Stand Me Now was bobbins. It was one of those sets the more hyperbolic music papers will call LIFE CHANGING, one of those ones people will discuss that might end with the attendees screaming 'You weren't THERE, Man. You don't KNOW!"

The Arcade Fire had a funny old mix early on ('More ukelele!'). They were the right choice of headliner, but for next year when everyone knew the record, and perhaps should have put a single from Funeral as first song. They aren't fully reliant on energy in the same way that The Libs are, instead they operate on magic and perfection. Without one or the other there, they can fall flat.Tough to get perfection on a festival stage, and despite a pretty poor set, technically, The Libertines nicked all the magic.

Sadly they'll probably pawn it for skag later.

Friday, 27 August 2010


This band deserve your AWESTRUCK adulation just for having the nerve to make a slime horror video. This is a masterclass in brutality! SADISTIC! MAGICIAN!

Thursday, 19 August 2010

New Soundgarden Track!

Well, it's 18 years old, technically. But still, it's going to be the lead single from Telephantasm, a rarities and hits comp they've got on the way. That's going to be available first with the new Guitar Hero game due out, if memory serves. Still, here's the track, Black Rain.

Black Rain by soundgardenworld

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Hola Amigos - Sziget preview

Apologies for Slackness during July.

I've gotten around to updating this badboy today with a Sziget preview I wrote for DiS. On Thursday I travel to Hungary to see the festival in all it's glory. Or almost. Ironically, I can't see two of my must see acts due to flight times. No GWAR, and no Monster Magnet. My inner 19 year old is crying. Still, PiL, Maiden, Nina Hagen, a plush looking hotel and potentially, touch wood, full backstage access to the largest festival in Europe. It's exciting stuff.