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    2022 New Music

    Just Mustard album is superb. A 9/10 effort. The other new album out today which I have listened to is Ghosts by a duo called Haress which I really enjoyed. https://haress.bandcamp.com/album/ghosts Best new track I've heard for a while is Timmy Chalamet by Luis which is the great DJ Python under an alternate name. Anyone who like Boards of Canada should be all over this.
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    2022 New Music

    How country is it? The single was very much leaning that way, is the rest of the album in a similar vein?
  3. benali

    2022 New Music

    Love them. I rate them as one of the best bands around. Going to give that a good listen later.
  4. Some I know on there. Have seen Noon Garden but he played solo so would love to see him with a band. May is great, she's on tour supporting Jockstrap. Frauline I really like, a kind of like a cross between Wych Elm and Throwing Muses. Kyoto Kyoto I have listened to before but a lot of the others need investigating which is great.
  5. She's still touring with Jockstrap, saw them a few weeks ago and they were superb.
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    2022 New Music

    Four Tet has finally released the song everyone's been wanting for the past few months. Huge tune. I expect it will be played at every festival this summer. This guy is an all time great. Short version on the YouTube vid, full version at Bandcamp https://fourtet.bandcamp.com/track/looking-at-your-pager
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    2022 New Music

    The music machine that is John Dwyer shows no sign of slowing down. New from OSees
  8. Sounds great, wish I was there. What were Powerplant like? Been really getting into them recently and the clips I've seen of their live shows look chaotic!
  9. Jealous. You'll have an amazing time.
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    Arcade Fire

    Bands can decide what venues they play to avoid all this shit. It's totally in their hands if they want it to be. No one is forcing them to use Ticketmaster, there's plenty of other non-shady ticket companies out there. Arcade Fire must be absolutely minted. They can give something back to the fans who got them to that point by making gigs affordable and if that means cutting down on the stage set up etc then so be it. People are going for the music. Turn up, plug in and play. I saw them at Brixton Academy back in the day, they weren't ripping anyone off then so why do it now?
  11. Goa Express tonight in Southampton. Really enjoyable gig. We had a proper encore, the music had come on the PA and they'd starting unplugging instruments but got persuaded to do another song which meant they had to have a discussion about what to play.
  12. Happens all the time at smaller venues, but I've never seen an Academy size band do it before. If they can do it surely everyone can!
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    Arcade Fire

    It's the American way. Very normal over there. I know the guy who runs First Avenue. He's English still can't get his head around what people will pay over there.
  14. Such a great gig. Love the way they came on after Container, set up everything themselves and then started less than 15 minutes later. Was great fun down the front. John Dwyer really is a God. And he gave haribo out to the crowd!
  15. Coach Party tonight. They were alright, good fun but nothing to get massively excited about. First band of the night were a new local one called Wonderlux playing their first gig. Some 90's influenced grunge type stuff going on. Sure they'll be getting a load of support slots around here so will see how they progress with interest.
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    2022 New Music

    Ouch. They played it at EOTR last summer. Remember it from then because of the chorus. I really like it.
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    2022 New Music

    Crack Cloud are back, and as brilliant as ever. New album 1st August.
  18. They were on top form. Best live band in the world bar none in my opinion. Considering its John Dwyer, one of the most prolific and talented artists on the planet, you have to love the fact he wanders on stage straight after the support with the rest of the band, helps drags the 2 drum sets to the front of the stage, quickly sets up a bit of equipment, plugs his guitar in and starts. None of this ridiculous charade of sending a guitar technician out to fake tune an instrument that's already been sorted. No pissing around and coming out 5 minutes late even though you literally have all day to prepare. 12 minutes after the support finished they were into the first song. They started 5 minutes early and smashed out a straight 95 minute set rammed of their best songs to a smiling, happy crowd. Fun mosh pit too. No messing around with encores. Plug in, play, finish. Just how all gigs should be. VID20220510205554.mp4
  19. OSees tomorrow, Coach Party on Thursday and Goa Express on Friday. A good week.
  20. I would be if the venues allowed entry to under 18's. I go to most gigs with my son who is 16 and some places have strict age policies. I had a frustrating conversation with one in Brighton who advertise that they are "inclusive to all". Turns out they are, apart from when I asked if I could take my son. I know it's council licensing rules, but imagine you live in Brighton, are 16/17 and massively into music but can't go to any gigs. Other 18+ venues such as Boiler Rooms in Guildford seem a bit more accommodating and allow him in with a wristband. It's not like he even wants to drink alcohol anyway!
  21. Mandrake Handshake were on great form last night. No idea if they are playing Glastonbury or not because I haven't looked at the line up but if they are I'd recommend them. A perfect festival band.
  22. The chat went "we're playing Thursday on the second biggest stage after Honeyglaze". I presume that is Far Out, although complicated by the fact that's not the second biggest stage on the Thursday? The guy I spoke to seemed very excited when I told him the main stage isn't open on the Thursday so they should have a massive crowd.
  23. Thursday has Honeyglaze, then Mandrake Handshake. Pip Blom are also playing on Thursday. Just seen Mandrake Handshake play live. They are the absolute perfect festival band and will go down so well. I highly recommend everyone goes to see them.
  24. Only 101 days until the Settlers opens, there's a rush to post photos of the programme on here and Will furiously types out the confirmed clashfinder. I'd take his current version although I really want Parquet Courts to headline Far Out rather than be on the Mountain Stage.
  25. I can see Scalping tearing the roof off the tipi in a 2am secret set. Good to see Arcade Fire leave a gap in their tour schedule so they can play a secret set too.
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