Tuesday, November 24, 2009

SXSW 2010

and it starts

* And So I Watch You From Afar (Belfast,N Ireland)
* Broken Records (Edinburgh,Scotland)
* Chew Lips (London,England)
* Chris T-T (Brighton,England)
* Everything Everything (Manchester,Wales)
* Fanfarlo (London,England)
* Frightened Rabbit (Selkirk,Scotland)
* Good Shoes (London,England)
* Hey Colossus (London,England)
* Jackie Oates (Exeter,England)
* Marques Toliver (London,England)
* Middle Finger Salute (Blackburn,England)
* One Night Only (Helmsley,England)
* Pivot (,England)
* Rogues (London,England)
* Scanners (London,England)
* Serious Sam Barrett (Leeds,England)
* Shit And Shine (London,England)
* The Boxer Rebellion (London,England)
* The Jim Jones Revue (London,England)
* The Law (Dundee,Scotland)
* The View (Dundee,Scotland)
* The Wave Pictures (London,England)
* Todd (London,England)
* Tommy Reilly (Glasgow,Scotland)
* Trembling Bells (Glasgow,Scotland)
* Twin Atlantic (Glasgow,Scotland)
* VV BROWN (London,England)
* Wave Machines (Liverpool,England)
* Wolf Gang (London,England)

I am also expecting The XX and Miike Snow there as they are touring SO close to March.
Really excited about good Shoes and need to start listening to new bands. Oh and I kind of like the Law too and Fanfarlo are excellent.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts, who are an amazing band from Kendall, England (UK).
They have produced two excellent albums Limbo, Panto and Two Dancers which is one of my favourite albums of 2009. It may take a while to get acclimatised as the lead singer Hayden Thorpe sings in a falsetto though certainly belies any imagined imagery of feminine.
The good new (rather excellent) is taht Fenway Recordings are bringing them to Great Scott on Feb 24th. Be there or be very silly!

2009 review time upcoming

Not much time so I wanted to just brain dump some of teh lbums which have made me happy this Year
The Twilight sad Forget the night ahead
Grammatics S/T
Bombay bicycle Club
Wild Beast Two Dancers
Pull Tiger tail PAWS
The Xcerts In The Cold Wind We Smile
The XX S/T
The Big Pink A Brief History Of Love
White Lies To Lose My Life
Micachu Jewellery
Brakes Touchdown
Fight Like apes Fight Like Apes And The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion
Hatcham social you dig the tunnel
Jofo grace & the bigger picture

first draft