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  1. Just the new Ist Ist album for me today. Their last album was in my top 10 for 2020 so hoping for similar with this one
  2. Liking the sound of this. New Bloc Party album out April 22.
  3. Whilst we're talking about bands from years ago...will be giving the new album from The Darkness a few spins today before I see them on Sunday
  4. I know what you mean about RRC. They seem to lost a lot of energy on this album. Hoping it will grow on me with a few more listens but their sound was so good on their first couple of albums. I wonder whether this is an attempt to break into commercial radio but this latest release is all a bit MOR for me at the moment. Today is stacked for me though with new releases - Red Rum Club, IDLES, The Reytons, Apollo Junction, Pip Blom and Courtney Barnett. Nice weekend of listening there!
  5. Not new - but now officially released on their upcoming Kid A/Amnesia collab...
  6. Really strong month of new releases. Hard to pick a top 3! 1. Biffy Clyro - The myth of the happily ever after 2. Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes - Sticky 3. Sam Fender - Seventeen going under
  7. All about Parquet Courts tomorrow (with a side order of Biffy and Don Broco) These next few weeks are stacked with new releases for me - makes a nice change from the usual pre Christmas drop off!
  8. Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes is exactly what I needed after the day I've had! Could have done with a couple more songs (album comes in at just under 30 mins) but doesn't slow down in its pace throughout. Anyone been brave and listened to Coldplay yet?!
  9. She Drew The Gun very good on first listen. Agree with a few of the comments on Sam Fenders latest. There are some very good songs in there but a lot of it feels quite samey and a bit bland which is a shame.
  10. 1. The Lathums - How Beautiful Life Can Be 2. The Vaccines - Back In Love City 3. Amyl and The Sniffers - Comfort To Me
  11. The Holiday Inn dates got released this morning I think. I managed to get a family room for the weekend-was about £200 a night so not cheap. But it’s 0.4 miles away from the site so really easy to get to and from.
  12. 1. Chvrches 2. The Killers 3. Jade Bird
  13. Been at Victorious Fest this weekend so first chance I’ve had to listen to it but holy shit the Chvrches album is good!
  14. The amount of people near me that quickly disappeared after Pigs x7 started playing-not sure what they were expecting!! Great day all round. My pre festival must see was Glasvegas (favourite band), small crowd but everyone there really got into it which was good. But Fontaines set was by far the most impressive for me, absolutely owned that stage-they are going to be huge. Was meant to see them twice before but covid cancellations both times meant that it didn’t happen. 3rd time definitely lucky. Insane value for money as others have said. Where are you going to watch the calibre of acts there for a fiver a band?
  15. Went yesterday and loved it from start to finish. Seen some of the horror stories from the Saturday but didn’t experience any of that on Sunday. Fantastic setting for a festival-loved just wandering around the site, great choice of acts across a range of stages, queues for food/toilets wasn’t an issue at all and getting in and out of the car park was fine. Weather just topped it off.
  16. Question that someone may be able to help with. I’m going to tomorrow but my wife who was due to go with me now can’t. Her name is on her ticket. Is there likely to be an issue if I bring someone else to use her ticket?
  17. New Joy Formidable album going down well today. Just listening to Vistas now, nothing too different from their debut but fairly good also.
  18. Rumours are that DMAs are releasing a 4 track EP at midnight (came out in Australia last night)
  19. Agree with the comments on Jungle - never really got into their last album but this one hooked me in straightaway. Listened to the Killers a couple of times - indifferent to it so far ,but then I was (and still am) about parts of Imploding the Mirage. Hard to tell after only a couple of listens but I cant see that its an album I'm going to keep coming back to.
  20. John Peel: The Tears 50 The Go! Team 51 Bright Eyes 50 Hot Tits 64 The Twang 60 The Gossip 51 The Cribs 50 Biffy Clyro 51 The National 50 Doves 50 Jarvis Cocker 50 Echo & the Bunnymen 50 Groove Armada 50 Jamie T 61 Ash 50 DJ Shadow 50 Glasvegas 60 (+10) The Streets 55 Hurts 50 Phoenix 52 Kaiser Chiefs 51 MGMT 60 London Grammar 60 Enter Shikari 50 Suede 50 FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks) 50 Sigur Ros 70 M83 51 Annie Mac 50 Interpol 50 Sean Paul 30 Jazzworld/West Holts: Roy Ayers 50 Baaba Maal 50 Femi Kuti 50 Damien Marley 50 Rodrigo y Gabriela 51 Corinne Bailey Rae 50 Jimmy Cliff 50 Ethiopiques 50 Manu Chao 50 Q-Tip 50 Playing For Change 50 The Black Eyed Peas 35 George Clinton with Parliament/Funkadelic 62 Cee Lo Green 50 Big Boi 50 Kool and the Gang 60 Chic ft Nile Rodgers 80 Public Enemy 50 Bobby Womack 50 MIA 50 Bryan Ferry 40 (-10) Disclosure 50 The Mothership Returns (George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic and The Family Stone) 55 Flying Lotus 50 Underworld 53 Earth, Wind and Fire 50 Dizee Rascal 51 The Jacksons 51 Justice 98 Wu-Tang Clan 50 Janelle Monae 65 The Park: CSS 50 My Morning Jacket 50 Animal Collective 50 Bon Iver 50 Seun Kuti 50 The XX 51 Midlake 50 Empire of the Sun 50 Crystal Castles 50 Wild Beasts 50 Gruff Rhys 50 The Horrors 50 Fuck Buttons 50 Cat Power 50 Metronomy 50 Mogwai 50 James Blake 50 Super Furry Animals 50 Jon Hopkins 50 Ryan Adams 60 Richard Hawley 60 Philip Glass' Heroes Symphony 50 Grimes 50 The Flaming Lips 51 Warpaint 50 Kano 50 Rex Orange County 30
  21. 1. Inhaler - It Won't Always be Like This 2. Snapped Ankles - Forest of your Problems 3. Wavves - Hideaway
  22. New Creeper EP and Kyle Falconer record for me today. Might give Bleachers a spin as well if I've got time around meetings.
  23. Mine was Latitude last weekend having gone the best part of 18 months without anything. Absolutely amazing to be back at a festival, and for that slice of normality! Got a few in August- Frank Turner in Colchester, The Rifles in Southend and then Victorious Fest at the end of the month. Just feels so good to be able to see artists playing around the country again
  24. I only went on Saturday - took my 7y/o to his first festival so played it safe (he loved it so will definitely go for the full weekend next time). I found the overriding feelings from everyone onsite were just really happy to be back - I'm sure there are a lot of people (me included) that didn't think we'd get here this year. I didn't encounter any issues at all (maybe because I just did the day and didn't camp) - but I found everyone to be respectful of peoples space, where possible people moved so my boy could see the stage better and there was generally just a really good atmosphere around the place. I found getting in really easy, had wondered how long it would take with all the extra checks that needed to be done but if anything it was easier and better organised than any other festival I've been to. I think we were queuing and through and into the arena in around 30 mins which was superb. Excellent choice of food, didn't find the queues particularly long or inconvenient. Fortunately I like Somersby so drinks weren't an issue! I found the site really easy to navigate, managed to catch someone on every stage - loved the Sunrise area, although trying to navigate past the thousands watching Damon Albarn was tiresome - no idea why he wasn't put in the empty BBC Sounds tent? He was always going to draw a huge crowd, especially with Arlo Parks not playing. Musically saw some fantastic performances, Supergrass, Sports Team and Chems particular highlights. I think the acts and crowd really fed off each other - we've all been waiting so long for this that every act I saw put everything into their performance and the crowd responded. It just felt so good to be part of a festival crowd again. Bring on the next one!
  25. “Worst Latitude ever”, so the rows and rows of food options wasn’t enough? Toilets everywhere (and constantly clean) as well. Boo hoo. If you think that constitutes a bad festival then I suggest you haven’t been to many and maybe need to visit a few more to appreciate how lucky you are. This was superbly organised (at fairly short notice remember)-full credit goes to everyone involved in making sure that we (well almost all of us) had the best weekend for the last 18 months.
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