Friday, 26 November 2010

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels)

Again, a recording straight from my room. This was the song that got me into Arcade Fire and probably still my favourite song of theirs. If not my favourite song. When I was seventeen, it meant a lot to lie on my bed listening to this. I don't know why, but there's always been something special about this one. I found it almost by accident in 2007; a friend sent it to me and it lurked on my mp3 player almost untouched for weeks until I came across it on random. Things were never really the same after I got into Arcade Fire. They're the kind of band who you can trust, rely on. Every album, every song, every show is good. They won't let you down. How many bands can you say that about today? How many have you ever been able to say that about?

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Music in November

Mixing on the new EP goes on behind the scenes. I can reveal that the title will be "Scratchcard Winner." We're hoping to release it December 20th. There will also be a video. Keep your eyes peeled.

Anyway, music:

[Above] Titus Andronicus at The Haymakers Nov 18th

This gig was so great. The venue was so intimate, and the banter was so knowing, that we might have been seeing a friend's band at the local. Titus rocked out like there was no tomorrow. I was so hungover there almost wasn't. If you don't already, please start listening to this band. They won't change your life, at least not if you're over the age of 21, but they will reflect it pretty lucidly. I also got all of them to sign a copy of Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman after the show. Now it's going to be preserved for all history in Selwyn College Library. I kicked myself for not bringing the Shakespeare.

[Above] On CAM FM Guesting on Night Time with Rhodri Karim, Nov 4th

Rhodri's been doing this show for a while now. You can find the first run of shows here: The show I appeared on (theme: LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN) will be up there soon. It's really worth a listen anyway, especially in the dark.

[Above] Manic Street Preachers (top) and British Sea Power at The Corn Exchange Nov 1st

This was a really slick show; the Manics are old hands and completely in control of what they do up there. British Sea Power came on wearing bits of trees, so they also score highly.

More bedroom-recorded songs to follow soon.