Tubelord upstairs at Bar 1:22, Huddersfield, April 2010.
Another of the UK’s finest who I wish were still around. Ben from Nai Harvest is fortunately keeping this hairstyle alive, though. This venue used to be the dive-like upstairs bar at 1:22 in Huddersfield (sort-of birthplace of Carefully Planned festival), but has since been converted in to a delightful Moroccan bar.
I put this show on and it was SUCH a good time.
Hah, had no idea that was you! Was it called Superjunk? Who did you used to do it with? I can’t remember her name but she was a friend of my old housemate I think. Seriously though this show was the best, one of my all-time H-Field favourites.
Anthony Hopkins, destroyer of worlds. Also, destroyer of cables.
Everyone loves Hopkins. He’s actually a shit, though.
Check out my sick tape collection. I think the tape revival is stupid, but they’ve still got me.
Los Campesinos! - The End Of The Asterisk.
Been on the hugest Los Camp! kick of late, feels so good to have my favourite band back. Can’t get over this fuckin’ song this week.
Honestly, you’re an absolute tragedy,
Not like ‘heroically’ in all of the books you read.
I read your novella, oh how I laughed,
Killed off the lot of them!
We are moving next month and started the long, slow packing process this evening. Already finding weird shit. This is a painting that is the centre of a web of lies from Kim’s youth.
My girlfriend Kim is rad and has been making hand screen printed christmas cards of the best christmas film of all time, Die Hard. They’re, like, £2.50 each so you should totally go and buy them all so we can afford to buy our pet rabbit christmas jumpers and the like. Y’know, the kind of mad shit you buy when you’re rich.
Also it would be awesome if you just checked out her shop because it is full of ridiculous and cool screen printed things.
Oh yeah, I cut off all my hair.
Burnside Project - Tilt-A-Whirl.
I used to listen to Burnside Project when I was a younger, forgot about them for around ten years, and then re-discovered them this year. Indie pop with really subtle electronic beats, weird, dissonant moments that clash with gorgeous melodic ones. Definitely recommend checking this album out for something a little bit different.
Explosions In The Sky - A Song For Our Fathers.
Off sick for the second day in a row. Post-rock seems like acceptable sick music. Been reconnecting with their first album lately, probably unfairly underrated in their catalogue. Definitely stands out as a little bit different to all of the others, which can get a bit samey.
So I saw Joan Of Arc for the third time on Sunday. Always a weird band to see live. Pictures will be over here at some point today, and a review should be here some time soon. But yeah, I got my copy of Tim Kinsella’s first novel, The Karaoke Singer’s Guide To Self Defense, signed, because I thought I may as well. I asked him to sign something and he was like “yeah, sure, whatever”, but then looked a little surprised when I handed him a copy of his book that didn’t look like it had just been bought at the merch table. So that was nice.
"Thanks Rob! Hope you like it and I hope you live long and prosper."
I feel awful and full of cold and fever today so I am not going to work and am instead staying in bed and listening to lots of Owen. I feel it will have the required healing power.
Worriers - Precarity Rules.
Worriers are Lauren Measure’s new band with one of the guitarists from Bridge & Tunnel and they are brilliant. This is quickly becoming one of my favourite songs of the year.
Into It. Over It. at The Brudenell Social Club Games Room, Leeds, November 2013.
On tour with Koji and Slingshot Dakota, first time as a full band in the UK. I think it’s safe to say that band and crowd alike pretty much knocked it out of the park on this one.
Did you know they do shows in the back room at the Brudenell now? So they can do two shows a night if they want to. As much as I’d love to complain and call ‘em sellouts or something, it’s actually an awesome space and perfect for bands that actually might not fill or suit the main room, which, as much as we all love it, can get a bit big and empty and impersonal with that big stage sometimes. Seeing Into It. Over It. play with a band finally was ace, but getting to see them play on the floor in this great little space made it amazing. These pictures are gaining plenty of tumblr notes too, which is great, even if I thought my Slingshot ones were better.