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Everything posted by dentalplan

  1. 2017 New Music Thread

    This is brill btw. Bloated but they’ve gone for the huge second album and it works. How was the gig?
  2. 2017 New Music Thread

    ooo that Fever Ray tune's a dazzler. New album has been a long time coming. That's another who one who's bound to be touring in summer for the only time in ages and Glastonbury is slacking off for a year!! Came in to extol the virtues of Louisiana glamster Kyle Craft's new covers album. All the songs were written by women which sounds like a Ryan Adams idea, I know, but it's a smashing selection of tunes and he does enough of a twist on the originals - I first listened without checking the tracklist and had a whale of a time. If yer not familiar with Craft then he's been described as Bob Dylan via Ezra Furman and had an excellent album out last year.
  3. I dunno. They have one Ally Pally date not sold out, whereas Flume sold it out pretty quickly as a vaguely comparable 'dance' headliner, and I'd be lying if I said I thought they were bigger than Skrillex and deadmau5 when they headlined the tent. I guess people might just be cooling on them.
  4. Me neither to be honest, Future's a weird fit for R+L - he's pretty big but I bet he'd be terrible on the main stage. Travis Scott is the only one I can think of that would probably be best suited to the slot but some others might come to the fore later on. Chainsmokers are probably the right size to headline NME imo if it's to be a dance act.
  5. Lineup 2018

    Nah that's way too far. Slipknot couldn't headline Glastonbury to tens of thousands familiar with their work. However if there's any metal band still going (excluding Linkin Park cos dunno if they count or what's gonna happen to them) that has a chance of joining that bracket it's Slipknot.
  6. Maybe but I don't think it put him on the map any more than the likes of Collard Greens and Man of the Year did previously. Either way, I don't quite think they'd rush to book him for a slot like that though, with trap and grime a bit more attractive for placings like that.
  7. Stop killing me with those Kendrick clashes boi. I don’t think Schoolboy Q is about to headline NME personally, as good as that would be. His stature hasn’t really changed that much since playing middle of the bill in ‘14.
  8. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Guess if they were the announcement would come after Simple Things this weekend.
  9. Lineup 2018

    Foo Fighters will always be more likely for Reading, given that’s the fest where they turn the biggest profit and it’s the most suitable for Foos fans. Plus I don’t think it’s good for Foos to play such niche festivals either. Re: Slipknot, I think they’re absolutely gonna headline Reading one day as they’re only getting bigger and more legendary. It’s just that they’re such a safe headliner for Download and they have a bond with the place so they’re gonna play that every tour.
  10. Field Day 2018

    Would be interesting and I think I’d be more inclined to go if it meant avoiding a late Megabus or a hotel stay, but it’s probably just a random picture of a dude in a sleeping bag init.
  11. Lineup 2018

    Probably something to read into the Fighters of Foo not adding any more UK dates despite having sold their shows out.
  12. Field Day 2018

    Unless I’m reading too far into it, it seems like nuff change is going on. “Weekend of”, “upping sticks” with no specific venue and a pic of a dude in a sleeping bag although I don’t think I’ve heard of camping fests in London so I don’t really see much in that.
  13. Lineup 2018

    If you wanna do a fresh prediction erry day slap it in here so we have space to discuss other shit.
  14. Primavera 2018

    New MGMT track is pretty wicked. Been a hot minute since they were at PS so I hope they're playing, on the off-chance that I'm in attendance.
  15. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

    Sounds great. Back on form. Does feel weird hearing the studio cut of Crumbling Castle and it finally being attached to an album. It’s a little bit like Radiohead with True Love Waits, except Gizz didn’t fuck theirs up. Half expecting it not to be on the next album but the one after now.
  16. Primavera 2018

    In your defence, they announced Arcade Fire in November 2013 and Ride and The Strokes in November 2014.
  17. Kingsman Scene at Glastonbury

  18. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    I like the band and festival but that article is god damn funny.
  19. Victorious Festival 2018

    But they're categories that are solely to describe capacity. They've never been anything else. I don't understand where the logic is failing. Even if you think the festival is only worth the amount of people it pulls in, 42k is above the benchmark to be considered a major festival. Additionally, I don't think whether a festival falls into whichever category matters a jot to the discussion we were having before. Victorious is a major festival but Arcade Fire aren't gonna play it, whereas they likely would play other major festivals and possibly one or two medium sized ones.
  20. Lineup 2018

    Yeah, Dua Lipa is doing arenas (and other large venues) in the Spring so she'd be main stage. However I don't see her at R+L at all and is a shoo in for V Fest. Also I think you're being generous in adding Fickle Friends to those two. I mean, I'd rather listen to them but McKenna is playing bigger venues than the clubs FF are doing and The Amazons are playing theatres and such so they'd be at least a couple of places higher.
  21. Victorious Festival 2018

    Bestival isn't. It shrank. Whether a festival is major, mid-sized or small is determined by capacity rather than what people think of it. The capacity of Isle of Wight is still 90,000 I believe - same as Reading.
  22. British Summer Time 2018

    That being the map for the Waters gig - I think, outside of those extortionately priced circles, the sound is gonna be pretty hideous. I know the prices aren't out of line with his tour but at least you're gonna hear it crisply even in the nosebleeds. Agree with Mark that you should check out an arena gig where Roger's team is in charge of the sound. If you're willing to fly to the UK then maybe check the continent and make a trip out of it. In my opinion, BST really excels in its supporting line up which is why it gets a lot of favour on this here music board but if you want the full shebang from the headliner then you might be best heading elsewhere.
  23. Lineup 2018

    But going "hey they don't always book for modern times, look at these lot!" doesn't really mean anything in the context of them increasing the number of hip hop and grime acts, as far as I can see. Those years had a lot of contemporary stuff going on elsewhere and those bands were poorly attended as a result of it. The point about the jazz is mostly that it's a clever retort to people saying that it started as a rock festival, but I think it's relevant in that the festival changes with the times like it did from jazz to rock and roll, to metal and punk, to pop. to indie rock and hip hop, and now hip hop is much more popular among the demographic ergo they're justified in increasing its presence. It's not even increasing at that high a rate - there are still many stages of rock bands, it's just hip hop and grime are getting bigger placings. I don't really think people are wrong to be downhearted about the lineup changing but people being defensive over it and suggesting that it has to remain a rock festival, well those people are oblivious to the many non-rock headliners it's had and the many shifts the festival has experience so they deserve some flak.
  24. Lineup 2018

    If the line up was dominated by those types of acts it would be a problem.
  25. Lineup 2018

    Kamasi Washington, Avishai Cohen and Paramore to headline. One rock headliner is fine - I'd just go somewhere else that night - but it started out as a jazz festival so I think a lot of people will be disappointed if there's more than one rock band headlining. I know I would be.