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  1. Fellow scousers will hopefully be as excited as me about this finally being out. Probably Liverpool’s most enigmatic band over the past few years - singer/songwriter was based in Shanghai for a while but they still seemed to release new stuff on a regular basis. I was speaking to someone connected to them at Glastonbury and apparently there is a secret hand of Ladytron at play on a few of these tracks. 

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  2. If Oranj Son aren’t knocking on the door then it will be a surprise. BBC Introducing Merseyside love them and rightly so. A bit enigmatic and below the radar locally but when they do appear live there is a real buzz about them. New album is wonderful. 



    one for fans of Liverpool’s best (and best kept secret) band Oranj Son. Debut album finally released. I was talking to Dave Monks from Merseyside’s BBC Introducing recently and he loves these. Said he had heard the album and it was ‘mind-blowing’. Totally off the radar in terms of the local scene but they just appear every now and then and play absolutely blinding sets. I saw them at the Festevol gig last year with Kelly Lee Owens and Working Men’s Club and they were well set in that company. Mates in Bristol and Brighton have seen them as well, just turning up and playing some mad venue and getting a few heads in through word of mouth. Proper old school In a way.  

  4. 24 minutes ago, efcfanwirral said:

    Manchester was good last night - I think the new stuff sounds great live and without spoiling it the last song was the single best moment of any of the Liam gigs I've seen. Crowd took a while to get into it and I do think Manchester being announced after Knebworth led to a poorer atmosphere than it could've been  

    Stood near the back with the booze smugglers and smokers; totally chilled, great atmosphere. New stuff was really good and his voice was the best it has sounded for years. 

  5. 2 minutes ago, Dave_c said:

    I don't understand that train of thought. Why does she have to speak out about it? Why does saying nothing equate to being pro war and pro Putin? Let us not forget the war crimes that the West have committed that nobody spoke out against. If we were to take your approach nobody would be playing Glastonbury.

    Seriously? That’s the counter to my position? 

  6. 3 minutes ago, Rex2 said:

    I wonder how many of us here if we were in a position of power would publicly speak out against a leader that has a track record of offing people who do? 

    Exhibit A: Pussy Riot

    it is possible - some Russians, ordinary people and high profile figures, are making explicit statements condemning Putin and his war. If she chooses not to then that’s fine, it’s a risk management choice possibly. But it’s still a choice and it should mean she is nowhere near Glastonbury. 

  7. 5 minutes ago, stuie said:

    And Glasto have her programmed to play the same day as Nastia! 😔

    This is so far beyond not reading the room it is unbelievable. I was half expecting some sort of dramatic statement from the Festival that put this to bed with a wholly Ukraine-supportive position. Now if she does end up not playing it will look like a forced climb down. They could not have got this any more wrong. 

  8. 1 hour ago, sneakysabi said:

    I rarely post on here but this I feel particularly strongly about.

    How come we are even debating this at all? Back in February in light of the events in Ukraine we have made a decision to exclude Russia and all of its imports (as much as possible and viable at the time) from benefiting from participation in Western world. This is a conscious effort, as a part of bigger sanctions package, to put pressure on Russian society to stand up to their deranged leaders. Nothing has changed, we are still on that path. I don't remember anyone questioning this when RF got kicked out of Olympics, the World Cup or even Eurovision. How is Glastonbury different?

    For me this is an obvious lapse of judgment form the festival or possibly ignorance - I don't know. Unless an artist is prepared to speak up against the atrocities of this war, they should not be welcomed here. 

    Perfectly put.  This is now a full on embarrassment. 

  9. 3 minutes ago, zeppelin said:



    *I presume these figures are from a reputable publicly available source. 

    Generally accepted to be £1 billion. 26 million households, so 30 odd quid a household. That’s gross (I know, in more ways than one…) so I suppose you should really net off economic benefits before deciding how much it has cost taxpayers. If anything. 

  10. 8 minutes ago, blutarsky said:

    Accuracy of the above doesn't matter. The cost of maintaining a Royal Family is ludicrous.

    • We gave them £67 million in 2019.
    • We spent hundreds of thousands of pounds driving a £4bn hat to be put on a chair for the state opening of parliament. 
    • The Queen's personal wealth is over £350m - including a £100m stamp collection. 
    • Monarchy PLC holds about £25bn in assets. 

    Why am I being taxed to pay for them? Let them stay as ceremonial figureheads, fine, I can live with that, but make them stand on their own feet. 


    Accuracy doesn’t matter….? Did you say you were a teacher?

  11. 29 minutes ago, gigpusher said:

    Yep honestly whilst I'm always a republican and think the monarchy is a load of shite I wouldn't be this curmudgeonly if people weren't wasting so much money on tat when other people can barely afford to live. The whole thing just seems grotesque. Apparently the cost of all the various celebrations equates to over £30k per household. I know what I'd rather have!!!

    I think that £30K figure has been doing the rounds, but it is clearly nonsense. The figure is something like £35 per household. Extra day off, seems ok to me. 

  12. 1 minute ago, gigpusher said:

    Yes I suspect one of my friends had to bribe someone as his wife had been at a protest.  The thing is they are all suffering and having to leave their homes etc and they never supported Putin. She did and she's making a fortune and leading a jet set lifestyle. I have no problem with her not speaking out I appreciate that it can be dangerous to suddenly turn your back on people but by the same token she should be subject to the same sanctions if she's not willing to speak out. 

    Basically as far as I am concerned if you are a Russian with a history of being Pro-Putin you can a. Speak out against him with the risk that incurs and keep your livelihood (like other Russians have done) or b keep quiet and be safe but sacrifice your career in countries that supposedly have sanctions against Russia. 


    In a nutshell. Articulated perfectly. 

  13. 8 minutes ago, leath02 said:

    When it really comes to it, people don't like change, despite speculating and getting excited about it for months prior

    Mate, they’ll lose their shit when they see my Worthy View bridge….

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  14. 10 minutes ago, blutarsky said:



    This is just a hedge, within WV. We had friends who were camped against it in 2017 - we sat by their tent for a few hours on the Thursday morning so can remember it clearly. 



    10 minutes ago, blutarsky said:



    This is just a hedge, within WV. We had friends who were camped against it in 2017 - we sat by their tent for a few hours on the Thursday morning so can remember it clearly. 


    Fair enough. Still convinced that the info was good though. I was hoping for something going the other way tbh, towards strummerville, but we’ll see. Maybe it proved too much. 

  15. 2 minutes ago, ProperTea said:

    Dream come true if this happens

    There was a rumour a couple of months ago of some building control involvement from the local council in looking at this as a possibility…..

  16. There is definitely some new tree/hedgerow activity represented from Worthy view down to the Crows Nest area above the park. I reckon this is the ‘bridge’ I was told about. 

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