Tuesday, June 16, 2009

More Terrible News Blog

Again, more bad news.

This time, it's not a dissolution of a band, thankfully. But it's still something like that. Dananananaykroyd's bassist, Laura Hyde, has left the band.

In the comments section, someone from the band (I think it was Paul) announced that Laura was indeed sacked by the band. Some time this evening all of the comments for that blog post were deleted. Why this happened, I have no idea. I can only imagine some kind of heated debate was sparked, and the band felt the need to delete the comments. I don't know.

So what next for Dananananaykroyd?

Dananananaykroyd - Black Wax

Well, they are pretty much on tour for the whole of July, and have got some festivals lined up in August, including the Leeds & Reading festivals, both of which I cannot go to due to, well, I'll be about 3,000 miles away from this place.

Listen to: Dananananaykroyd - Infinity Milk

I, for one, want to see the band that has been hailed as one of the best live bands on Britain so bad. I have yet to experience this pleasure.

Signing out

Over and out

Now playing: Dananananaykroyd - Some Dresses
via FoxyTunes

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Terrible News Blog

A band mistakenly called this blog the 'Terrible News Blog,' which prompted some hilarious misunderstanding on my part. But I won't go into detail about that.

There is indeed, terrible news today.

Colour is splitting up.

They say on their myspace blog that "the upcoming tour with blakfish shall be colour's last." The main reason for their impending break-up is that "the band seems to have become less fun for [them] over the past few months." Fair enough. So please check them out in their bow-out tour with Blakfish.

Colour live at The Peel, Kingston (from Beatcast TV)

This photo below is from when Pill and I went to see Tubelord at The Fighting Cocks, Kingston. Yes, Tubelord was amazing, as always. So was Blakfish and Colour.

Check out the blog entry for that night. I will be hoping to catch them at a gig sometime fairly soon. This is just too sad.

Signing out

Over and out

Now playing: Colour - Chutes
via FoxyTunes

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mixtape Number Three

I woke up today, at 5am. Just to get my Facebook username. Which is basically your url i.e. facebook.com/[yournamehere]. I got what I wanted, and it's the same name I use for every account I have. So I'm happy.

And you know why else I'm happy? It's mixtape time!

There's a little bit of the excellent Patrick Wolf in there, and the cheerfully adorable The Boy Least Likely To. There's my favourite anti-folk band, Peggy Sue, and some dirty dance tracks from Digitalism and Daft Punk, which is a remix. I've only recently just got into The Gaslight Anthem. Apparently, I'm late to the party. Check it out.

Here's the full track listing:

01] Patrick Wolf - Theseus
02] Theoretical Girl - The Hypocrite
03] A Place To Bury Strangers - Missing You
04] The Gaslight Anthem - Casanova, Baby!
05] The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Satellite
06] The Boy Least Likely To - I Box Up All The Butterflies
07] Digitalism - I Want I Want
08] Nina Kinert - Pets & Friends
09] Peggy Sue - Eisenstein
10] Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger (Jess & Crabbe Remix)

Here's some other stuff form the featured artists.

Patrick Wolf - Hard Times

Nina Kinert - Combat Lover

Something that sounds a bit more upbeat.

The Gaslight Anthem - Great Expectations

Signing out

Over and out

Now playing: Theoretical Girl - The Hypocrite
via FoxyTunes

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sounds Better With Who?

I've been updating less often because I've got exams.

As if.

I've been addicted to The Sims 3 and trying to make my player the star player in Fifa 2009.

Okay. Enough on my personal life.

This is the album I want right now.

'The Music Sounds Better With Huw'

This first compilation by radio DJ Huw Stephens features one of my favourite bands of all time (this is no exaggeration), Tubelord, and other excellent music-playing people like Calories, Pulled Apart By Horses and Copy Haho. Huw Stephens specialises in introducing new and upcoming bands on his radio show, so if you like new music, better pick this up. iTunes have got it, for a ridiculously cheap £4.99 for 21 great tracks.

You can also stream the whole album if you wanna taste how fresh music sounds like.

I've got to say, most - if not all - these bands are really, really good. Some are just plain awesome. This of course would include Tubelord, an awesome live band. I was at their show in Kingston, with Blakfish and Colour, two other great bands worth checking out. If you're interested in reading about that episode of greatness, clicky clicky here.

Did I mention that the Tubelord track on the compilation is a brand new track, possibly one off their new album? Some news on this debut album of theirs. Don't quote me on this, but I hear that the album might come out October, a few months late.

Tubelord are legends. I'm not saying like rockstar legends. More like they're legendary lads. That kind of stuff.

Tubelord - Feed Me A Box Of Words

As so far as I know, that above is their only music video so far. I look forward to more awesomeness from these guys. I have no doubt their new album will be brilliant and will get them the exposure they deserve.

Signing out

Over and out

Now playing: Tubelord - Somewhere Out There a Dog Is On Fire
via FoxyTunes

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New Found Glory Showed Up

Oh wow. I went from updating daily to not having updated for a week and a half.

Blame it on exams and New Found Glory.

So yes, New Found Glory was in London. Kentish Town, to be exact. Now, the only two good pop punk bands out there are Blink 182, and New Found Glory. Everyone else is either intolerably crap (Simple Plan) or too fucking inconsistent (Bowling For Soup). And yes, for some reason, they're both American. So it's quite a treat to see them in London.

Now Pill and I are so used to always being in front row. This is helped by the rather useful fact that most of the bands we like aren't massively big, so queuing one hour before the ticket says the door will open (actually it's always late) usually get you front row every time. But we knew New Found Glory won't be as easy.

Hell, we decided to rock up five hours before the doors opened just to be sure. With these lovelies.

Yes, five hours seem a bit excessive for a pop punk band. But hey, we weren't wrong. About twenty people were already there, camped out with all kinds of food and iPods.

Awie showed up a bit later (at around 5pm) with our tickets. There was already quite a considerable queue behind us, which justified our decision to come much, oh so much earlier before 5pm.

When the doors opened (right on time at 7-ish), we got front row like we hoped.

So after that it was all just a matter of enduring the support acts and waiting for New Found Glory.

Tonight Is Goodbye

The first act was Tonight Is Goodbye, who aren't half-bad.

Attack! Attack!

Second was the brilliantly-named Attack! Attack!, whose name would be an English teacher's nightmare if it were to be included in a sentence. "I'm waiting for Attack! Attack!" Yes, verbs shouldn't ever be in front of a band name. It's much better to say you're wating for Funeral For A Friend or something like that, which would confuse the heck out of people.


Third was Bayside, who are on tour with New Found Glory. They love reminding us that "we're Bayside, and we're from New York!" after every song.

Now, the reason why we were there in the first place. New Found fucking Glory.

The crowd, after being slowly warmed up by the three support acts (with the notable exception of the girl next to me who I shall call Miss Miserable), went crazy when New Found Glory stormed onto the stage.

New Found Glory - My Friends Over You

Like any good show, the audience wanted an encore, and of course New Found Glory obliged. And what better way to end the night with my favourite song from my favourite album by them, 'My Friends Over You.'

It was an incredible show. It's too bad I can't go the Leeds festival where they'll be performing live with an amazing roster of bands.

Signing out

Over and out

Note: some of the photos and all of the videos are courtesy of Awie

Now playing: New Found Glory - Your Biggest Mistake
via FoxyTunes