Hiatus Kaiyote got me feeling some type of way…
They play London’s Blackheath Common on the 13th of next month.
I weigh a trip up as I watch this.
…Well, whaddya know?
Tomorrow a band I’m in gets to support Tides of Man. Not the Pearson-fronted Tides of Man which my teenage self used to (attempt to) belt out the words of ‘Not My Love To’, but a much matured, post-rock entity.
As much as I’d like to think I’ve matured with them, a substantial portion of my excitement about tomorrow evening is founded in the fact that I get to support yet another band I somewhat idolised back then. Dance Gavin Dance and The Fall of Troy are the only ones that remain on that list.
The rest has moved me to listen to this album with my eyes closed (as I feel pretty much all instrumental music should be heard …at least on the first listen).
In turn this album has moved me, and I guess tomorrow evening, it will again.
“A little bit of Monica in my life,
A little bit of Erica by my side,
A little bit of Rita is all I need,
A little bit of Tina is what I see,
A little bit of Sandra in the sun,
A little bit of Mary all night long,
A little bit of Jessica, here I am…”
If you don’t know this reference, you’re definitely too young for me.
You know you sang it in your head.
I sang it in my head holy shit
how long did this take
The time taken to find those bottles…
Last December I casually caught the second half of Lonely The Brave’s set. I was really there for Bad Rabbits and Don Broco. To me it sounded like just another indie/alternative rock band. The songs had some sort of substance. Slow-burning, almost anthemic with a little something that tugged on your sleeve for your attention, but never made it past your curiosity. I just couldn’t see it.
When I first heard ‘Backroads’ on the radio, I remarked “Oooh. That sounds like a youthful, punchy Elbow”. It took a couple of listens, but I think I’m there now.
'You be the sky and I'll be the bird…'
Non-Zeros is hosting an incredible lineup this weekend at the Rock The Tay Festival. Tickets are £5 for a night or £10 for the whole event. If you’re in Dundee and want to hear the sound of the scene, this is the place to do it.
I think we’re supporting on a lineup with Avast!, Carson Wells, Kaddish and Our Smallest Adventures tonight.
I say “I think” because I don’t know if this is real life.
It’s going to be like the Starburst Sours of gigs…
I’ve been gone a while.
Talent is getting younger and younger these days. Close your eyes and you’ll hear a Drakesque timbre and flow over something that sounds like MikeWillMadeIt’s attempt at emulating Clams Casino.
Open them and you’ll see an 18-year-old, Swedish kid who calls himself Yung Lean. I Öhed when I did …then I rinsed it for a fortnight or so.
Between this and Skepta’s “That’s Not Me”, there’s a Jam of the Week. (even though both songs have been around for a couple of months …did I say I’ve been gone a while?)