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  1. Gonna price this up over the weekend as that lineup is ridiculous. Seems like the best festival to book for next year as if it can't go ahead then hopefully having a week away in Barcelona would still be okay. Just wondering if anyone knows exactly how the 15% off offer works? I know one or two people who had 2020 tickets, so if it's easy/doable then I may as well save a bit of money. I've had a quick look through this thread and the website but can't see a definitive answer.
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    2020 New Music

    I can hear a bit of Everybody Wants To Rule The World in the verses. This song was the best part of the set when they toured earlier this year. It's fucking huge. It's between this and The Adults Are Talking for SOTY so far.
  3. I'm not clued up enough to think of many bands suitable for the Rising stage lol. You can never have too much post-punk though, and there's some really good tracks on that Diat record from last year. I haven't listened got round to their older stuff. I had tickets to see Bambara in a couple of weeks, which I was really looking forward to. They've rescheduled it to late July, which is pretty baffling. Their new album is defo one of the best of the year so far. Serafina is huuuuuge.
  4. I'll play. Favourite song by an artist that has played Green Man: Very tough one, but it's hard to look past Flutes by Hot Chip. Favourite song from an artist on this year’s line up that you think people might not have heard: Bambara - Machete. A song you like from a band that would be great on the rising stage: DIAT - Missed The Bus. Best song you’ve heard at GM: Alex Cameron - Runnin' Outta Luck. Song you a̶r̶e̶/were most looking forward to hearing: You can figure this one out.
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    The Strokes?

    Yeah, I get what you're saying. I properly got into them roughly around the time Angles came out... pretty sure I heard Machu Picchu on Fifa and thought "huh time to give The Strokes a real go then". So I never had the bar set at Is This It when going into those later records, and never experienced that burnout with the band that a lot of people seemed to. I guess that all makes some sort of sense. And yeah, the tour will still be unmissable. I'll be surprised if many of the 4 that haven't hit the spot for me make the cut for the setlists anyway. Gotta be worth another shot. I reckon Taken For A Fool and Gratisfaction are the highlights of the rest of the album, if you wanna try those.
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    The Strokes?

    Hmmmm. This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year. I like all of the singles, and The Adults Are Talking (especially great) and Ode To The Mets stand out, but the other 4 songs aren't doing anything at all for me. I'm a little bit surprised that this record seems to be turning people back onto The Strokes who weren't keen on Angles and Comedown Machine. I've only had two listens to The New Abnormal, so it's far from a rock-solid judgment, but I feel like it's their weakest release. I also think it's a big step down from what Julian has been doing in the last couple of years with The Voidz. Oh well. Hopefully it's a grower. Glad to hear others are feeling it more than I am.
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    2020 New Music

    Imagine putting out two of the best albums of all time in the same year, and then still being this good nearly half a century later. Ridiculous.
  8. Incredible lineup, in my opinion. It's like they've asked me to book half of the bigger names. Can't wait.
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    2020 New Music

    I've been thinking for a while that a 10 year anniversary tour of the first album is very likely for 2020. I would be all over it, as uncool as that is lol.
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    2020 New Music

    I've never really listened to Algiers properly, but I've just bought a ticket to see them before I got to the end of my first listen of There Is No Year. It's goooooood.
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    2019 New Music

    This is a really nice track on first listen. Well worth a listen if you've liked any of his previous stuff, probably not going to win you round if you haven't.
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    2019 New Music

    They released the album of the decade a few months into this one, are they about to do it again in the 2020s?
  13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs can only headline if they play. Absolutely no chance of them signing up to play anywhere else.
  14. Tour is nice and all but wish they'd said more about the music. No single released, no release date, no tracklist... Even the cover says "not official artwork" lol. Love not having to wait half a decade between records though. There was meant to be a Brandon Flowers tour happening around now. So it seems to me like Ronnie (and hopefully Mark (and even more hopefully Dave)) have decided fairly recently they wanna keep the band up and running. I bet a lot of these songs are nearly all Brandon though and were originally meant to be solo material. Gonna hold back and see what the likes of All Points East are saying before committing to any of the gigs, but will defo be at one or two. Cardiff gig was nearly 90 quid in the summer so at least it's "only" around 70 now. Hoping to pay a fair bit less than that though.
  15. https://zaphod.uk.vvhp.net/vvreg/14044-691481.html
  16. Have I made this up, or did someone on here say a few months ago that My Chemical Romance were being looked at for 2020?
  17. Crowd was so good. I dunno if he's gonna get any bigger than he currently is but he has a very solid fanbase. Thought a couple of the new songs were a bit flat compared to on record but nothing too drastic. Divorce was brilliant. Definitely the weakest review I've seen from Roy, he didn't know what to say once he was being asked to stand on the stool hahaha.
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    2019 New Music

    This new Alex Cameron album is superb. I can't tell if it's Forced Witness level yet (a very high bar), but it's definitely not far off. Harmony Hall is in a league of its own (it's like the best song ever), but excluding that Miami Memory is up there for song of the year. I'm busy the night he's playing Leeds or I'd be heading there as well as the Manc date. The new Pixies isn't as good as Head Carrier, but it's not a bad effort at all. There's enough here for me. I think the singles, Long Rider, and Silver Bullet should hopefully all be great live. I have listened to bits of the Metronomy album and it sounds good but gonna properly spin it today. Need to get round to Charli's as well. And Twin Peaks. And about a million other albums.
  19. They've actually been inexplicably small over here for years. Great band with a pretty consistent back catalogue and a brilliant live show. The Belgians know what they're doing.
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    The 1975 2020

    What you personally thought of the quality of the set has absolutely nothing to do with where they will be placed. You don't like them, fine, but they're gonna be Pyramid headliners lol. You are delusional if you think they're gonna be on the Other. "Regardless of their following" is an absolutely baffling comment.
  21. I was in the carpark sorting traffic on Thursday evening so got lucky with the weather there. I didn't mind that job for a few hours but once it got to about 10 and nobody was arriving, I was sick of it before long haha. Between 10 and 1 we dealt with next to nothing so that was a drag and the only bit of the volunteering I really couldn't be arsed with. My night shift on the Friday was fine cos I just had free roam to wander round near the fire/green man, so I was just wandering round speaking to fucked up people. Wasn't really work beyond having to be awake. And then Sunday morning I was just sat down by the entrance to the crew bit, but with 2 proper members of security staff. So I wasn't needed there at all and constantly left for toast/soup/coffee. Really easy stuff on the whole.
  22. This is such a good festival. I volunteered again and got really well looked after again by them with food etc, so if the cost of the ticket is ever the difference between you being able to go or not then defo just go as a steward. I spent less than £20 on food and hot drinks in 5 days because they provide so much to staff. I didn't see a great deal of acts cos I was sometimes tired from working so couldn't be arsed leaving camp to see stuff for the sake of it. The Beths were great and I immediately booked tickets to see them again in a couple of weeks. I would have liked to see Julia Jacklin and Whitney but not enough for me to bother getting soaked when I could give the stuff at Far Out a chance. Pigs x7 made no impression on me at all tbh, was expecting them to be good after what I'd read about them. Braved the rain for Fat Whites who absolutely smashed it, and then Bill Ryder-Jones was decent later on as well. The Big Moon and A Certain Ratio were both really fun on Saturday afternoon. The proposal to one of the band members at the end of the former's set was a lovely moment. Big Thief sounded nice, we just sat and watched from the bank. UFOF is one of my favourite albums of the year but I shoulda listened to more of their old stuff beforehand. Stereolab were ok I guess, not really got a lot to say about them. I was planning to see Car Seat Headrest but when it came to it and everyone I was with was seeing Four Tet, I couldn't be arsed going off on my own to see a band I don't overly care about. Great decision as Four Tet's set was mindblowing. I wasn't expecting to like it anywhere near even half as much as I did. The sound was incredible (as it was on the Mountain Stage for everything I saw). I was seriously flagging all day Sunday thanks to my shifts and lack of common sense about getting enough sleep, but thankfully Eels eventually woke me up. They were good but then Sharon Van Etten and Father John Misty were both ridiculously good. It felt like seeing three consecutive headliners. Seventeen live was everything I hoped it would be and the entire crowd around us was captivated throughout SVE's set. Hopefully she returns to headline at some point. FJM is an amazing performer and was almost as funny in between songs as Mark Oliver Everett had been earlier on. I'll probably just buy a ticket next year if the lineup appeals again. I was looking forward to some respite after this after going to a mad number of festivals this summer, but I've ended up with a free Leeds ticket for this weekend now. Can't think of anything worse right now in my current state but there's a handful of good things on. Tempted to only do a couple of days tho.
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