Thursday, 29 September 2011

The Future of Bloc Party?

Will Bloc Party split? or just carry on without Kele? Or is everything okay? I don't know, and its annoying.

This has all come about since Kele announced he happened to spot the rest of his band in front of a rehearsal studio with their instruments; only he wasn't informed about a practice, prompting the question of weather he was still in the band.

Since then the rest of the band have said they were going to work on some instrumental stuff, but now may get a singer in with the possibility of putting out some music and playing some gigs.

Still... Have they split? Is Kele out? Or is everything okay? I'm not sure.

My theory (and something I hope is true) is that the rest of the band are starting some kind of new project. My logic is due to a post on the bands website that simply read:

Bloc Party Is Still Bloc Party.

So maybe they're leaving Bloc Party alone; no one leaving, no one joining. Just starting something new.
I hope so anyway, because I'd love to hear another Bloc Party album
(with all band members invited and present)

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Big Talk: Manchester Academy 3 26.09.11

For a performer used to playing the likes of the Royal Albert Hall and the MEN Arena; the Academy 3 is a matchbox in comparison. But tonight, Ronnie Vannucci is playing here, not with The Killers, but his side project Big Talk.

The crowd were excited and cheered the band, although Ronnie described it "like playing in Tokyo, LOTS OF CHEERS - then silence" This gets a laugh and momentarily breaks the ice of this intimate setting.

It seemed that all who turned up to watch (around 200 of us) knew the album; some enough to sing along. 'Replica' and 'Getaways' were crowd favourites and I particularly enjoyed seeing 'Big Eye' live as it build and builds until it fills the room.

All in all, the gig was awesome and I am glad I had the chance to see such a great performer in such an intimate venue.

Most Thieves: Manchester Academy 3 26.09.11

Before a gig I usually try to find out who the support act is going to be and for Big Talk playing the Manchester Academy on the 26th September I couldn't find anything. This didn't fill me with hope.

However, I needn't have worried because 'Most Thieves' are good. Quite good in fact. The came out and played like seasoned pros, shocking the audience when they announced this is only the bands 14th gig so far. An impressive feat to be already off touring Europe with the likes of Big Talk then!

They play like it's their last gig and you can see its something they clearly enjoy doing. With a sound clearly influenced by the likes of Death Cab it is also easy to like.

Hopefully they will do well and we will see them back in the UK on a tour of their own.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Rachel Goodrich - Lightbulb (ANR remix)

Since first seeing the new BT infinity advert I have been meaning to look up this song for a while; but for some reason or another I never did. I should have done, because now I cant get enough.

I understand its not the origional, but hey, sometimes remixes are better!

Here it is anyway:

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Trombone Shorty - Live on Jools Holland

Lastnight I was watching the Jools Holland show and saw this!

Trombone Shorty - Do To You

You cant beat a song with a trombone!

Monday, 19 September 2011

Bos Angeles

Bos Angeles are awesome.

With a sound reminiscent of Joy Division and early Snow Patrol; whats not to like!
As soon as the music starts you get that feeling; the feeling that this band is good, that there is something there and you want more.

Currently, the only music available is a demo on the bands bandcamp site. Hopefully we will receive more in the near future.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Cage The Elephant: Aberdeen

Cage The Elephant - Aberdeen

Today (September 16th), Cage The Elephant released this truly awesome track.

Such an addictive band.

Brand New Set For UK Tour

Currently working on a follow up album to 2009's 'Daisy', Brand New will start the tour at the Bristol O2 Academy on the 8th and finish at Cardiff Great Hall on the 17th.

The tickets went on sale today, the day I found out, and now I cant seem to find a retailer with any left!
Devestation is an understatement.

For those of you who want to continue the search for tickets, or pay the touts, Brand New will be playing the follwoing venues:

O2 Academy Bristol - February 8th
Manchester Academy - Febuary 9th
Southampton Guildhall - Febuary 10th
London Camden Roundhouse -  Febuary11th
O2 Academy Glasgow - Febuary 14th
O2 Academy Birmingham -  Febuary 15th
O2 Academy Newcastle - Febuary 16th
Cardiff Great Hall - Febuary 17th