Favourite Gig of the last month:
No surprises again this month, the amazing Trophy Wife blew me away in Sheffield and I'm off to see them again tonight for their first Manchester date for good measure! Look out for them as they are going to be HUGE. Other class gigs thrown into the pot this month were from the fantastic Miles Kane, the lesser known half of the Last Shadow Puppets who is currently on the road in support of Beady Eye. Other notable gig highlights have been getting to see Money (Youth/Books) finally and also seeing The Duke Spirit play a storming set of new material.
Gig I’m most looking forward to this month:
You know a bands special when you're in Canada Grill in Withington at 3am in the early hours of saturday morning talking to a couple of strangers about how great Deerhunter are. Their latest album Halcyon Digest is a touching, deep and emotional album that just gets me, with its intricate fretwork and laid back vocals.. for that reason I'd recommend that you put all your pennies aside this month to make sure you don't miss them. After all this is enough notice as they're not actually playing until the 30th of the month...Not to be missed.
Trophy Wife – The Quiet Earth - Oxford is the new hotbed of musical talent with bands like Foals, Chad Valley and Trophy Wife getting the musical world in a tizz. I played former single 'Microlite' to death and this double a-side The Quiet Earth/ White Horses is a welcome addition to my Trophy Wife playlist, offering electronic ambient dance vibes, intensive drumming, strings and Jody's almost dreamlike vocals, truly mesmerising! www.myspace.com/atrophywife
Radiohead – Lotus Flower – It's had over 6 million views in just about two weeks, and i don't know whats madder that number of viewings or Thom's flailing limbs in the video, one things for sure though they are back and they are The King of Limbs. http://radiohead.com/deadairspace
Sissy & The Blisters –We Are The Others – Theres something a little bit Horrors looking about this video but the music is anything but... retro to the core with a distinct 60s feel to it..its entered my brain and it refuses to budge.. I think I'm in love with both the band, the song and this video. www.myspace.com/sissyandtheblisters