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  1. I've had the same conversation with my son, Glastonbury would definitely win!
  2. I was really pleased to see this crop up. I loved this band, they only released 2 EP's but I have listened to them regularly whenever I can be bothered to play CD's (rare these days). I do prefer the other, earlier EP but for some reason that one isn't on Spotify.
  3. Love that album and that song in particular
  4. Just recovered from 5 gigs in 5 nights, something I've never done, outside of festivals, before. Omid Djalili, not strictly music, but there was elements, so I'm claiming it. Excellent fun, with a great support whose name I can't remember, some good belly laughs. Not bad for a freebie tickets. Kid Kapichi followed, I've reviewed this once but looking back over the past few days, it was even better. Really enjoying the album and excited to see them play again on their next tour, plus a couple of festival appearances I hope. Friday and Saturday were spent at Wroot Rocks, one of the strangest and intimate venues I've ever experienced. Middle of nowhere village hall with great sound system and a choice of drinks that major venues couldn't compete with. Beans on Toast was his usual charming, affable self but backed by some talented young musicians. I've never left one of Jay's gigs disappointed, his storytelling ability his amazing. He was ably supported by Samantics, who I'd never heard before, but really enjoyed. His songs regarding battles with mental health were truly touching and my group were all online the following day to support his crowdfunding appeal for a new album. Saturday saw Mr T and the Minions, a band I've enjoyed post headliners at a number of festivals. Despite a sparse crowd, they gave it their all, and the majority of the crowd ending the night dancing. There were a lot of happy faces. Sunday night was back to home to York to catch Millie Manders and the Shut Up. Despite tiredness kicking in, the ska rifts has me dancing in no time. Sound wasn't as good as previous times I've seen them but the new album has some great tracks. It was 5 days that reminded me that you don't have to spend a fortune on gigs, and how important watching live performances is for both the audience and the performers. Mental health issues were highlighted by the majority of the artists this week, which was a credit to them all. Next up, in a couple of weeks, is Damon Albarn playing York Minster, and I have no idea what to expect.
  5. Wow, I love Brass Against, always thought the lead singer was a little wild, but this is beyond wild. Hope it doesn't destroy the band
  6. Saw Kid Kapichi in Leeds, really energetic set and some excellent songs, looking forward to them playing somewhere on the farm.
  7. Far too shouty, they've got that covered with Shame. Could do with a little indie in the mix. Hopefully one of the up coming bands, any from The Reytons, Lathums, Snuts or the K's would suit me.
  8. Not TV, but went to see the new Ridley Scott film, the Last Duel. Much better than the reviews I'd read, despite Affleck's incredibly bad acting at times. Watched Old Henry, a fantastic western, if you like that genre. Now just waiting for Yellowstone to drop at the beginning of next month. The season 3 finale was phenomenal!
  9. That's very true, they do seem to cop for an absurd amount of stick on here. They have released some great music, some shit music but most of it is somewhat in between. What can't be denied Is that they do deliver a great live performance. I was really excited for their performance and they delivered, helped by a storming set from Faithless beforehand. Saw them again when they headlined in 2016, mainly because there weren't a lot of options elsewhere. However, the light show was immense and they gave it their all. I wouldn't pay to see them again but if they played on the farm again, I'd consider seeing them again.
  10. Probably,my best mate said it worked when they played a small, intimate gig. He does have a good voice, and that section was my wife's favourite bit. The energy just faded and left the room and didn't come back until the band rejoined him on stage.
  11. The penis fencing flat worms! Two pronged penis at that
  12. I was excited to see them, they were supposed to play Y Not, and along with The Reytons and The Snuts, they were the new bands I was really looking forward to but alas it never happened. What do you think to the acoustic middle bit, I'm really unsure. They seemed to get the audience going and bring them down again. My wife loves those songs but with people talking over them, they seemed to lose the crowd something. They definitely lost the crowd in our vicinity.
  13. .First thing back for me was Beautiful Days, first time for us, but it's been on my wife's bucket list for ages. It was lovely to be back in the fields with like minded folk,but can't say we'll be rushing back. Too close in the calendar to Boomtown and not enough late night activities. Stand outs were Frank Turner, Alabama 3, 4 Poofs and a Piano, Lottery Winners and Imelda May. Bizarrely, the first gig back a couple of weeks later was the Lottery Winners in Leeds, this had been scheduled for March 2020 and many times since. Tom is a fantastic front man and has a great sense of humour. Definitely worth checking out live. It was great to be back in a small venue again. Made me realise how much I'd missed it! Two weeks later it was the Lottery Winners again, this time supporting Frank at Lost Evenings, it was a great day. Frank was, as always, on form. Personal highlight was a surprise gig by Beans on Toast, which I found about from Jay himself, over a beer in a bar. He's an absolutely lovely bloke and we exchanged a few Boomtown stories. I'd only popped to the bar to get a drink, my wife thought I'd got lost. The Reytons were next, this has been my favourite gig since the return. Great crowd, good venue. One of my most listened to bands over lockdown and they didn't disappoint. Think early Arctic Monkeys. Someone on here described it as Indie landfill, but they're much better than that! The Lathums followed at the O2 Leeds. Venue is stupidly overpriced on its drinks and does a terrible selection. It will make me think twice before considering this venue again. Crowd were also a bit meh, a lot of bad mannered folk who talked over the acoustic numbers. The lead singer is incredibly talented but it felt like two different shows. One with him solo, and one with the band. The latter was definitely better! Bootleg Beatles on a freebie ticket followed. A very strange, seated gig complete with screaming teenagers. I kid you not! It could be one of my more surreal gigs, and I've had the misfortune to see Henge! A couple of weeks off and then a busy November. Living being back watching live music.
  14. Boomtowner

    The Reytons

    My best mate was there tonight, glad you enjoyed. We just need to see them together now. Hopefully, that will be on the Farm
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