Dunno what’s more tiring… Spending three days debaucherising at a festival or the three days it took to write this review..?
Lou Reed’s Sunday Morning lyrics rang in my head as I arose to a quiet campsite… It turns out I slept right through an all night onslaught of loud music coming from right next to my tent, leading to a barrage of complaints from everyone else who couldn’t sleep because of it… God help them if they went to Glastonbury… That said, those bad boys of rock n roll, Tim and Michael were rather sheepish all day today! READ MORE »
What I do love about festivals is good weather, good company, good music and the morning after the night before vibe. That come down… The first band on… Now I’ve seen some amazing come-down bands… Faithless (probably the best) and Dogsflesh immediately spring to mind, and stamped onto that list are now Blackburn’s Sky Valley Mistress. READ MORE »
Once again, I sold my soul to rock’n'roll…
It was supposed to be a double festival weekend… I was all set to do Wakestock on Friday and Out of The Ashes from Saturday afternoon onwards, but the God of Logistics set me down on the wrong side of the world on Friday afternoon and there was simply no way I was travelling the length of the westbound A55 on a glorious weekend (anyone who’s tried it will know exactly what I mean).
So with Out Of The Ashes Festival in Ellesmere Port already in full swing and being a mere hop, skip and a jump from where I was, it would be rude not to participate. READ MORE »
First of all, apologies to Y Bandana - but whoever got the graveyard shift I was destined to miss. I did see them about 4 years ago and they were very good, and I’ll no doubt catch them live over the festival season.
Monday night in Bangor. Wow! That’s brave, when you consider a Friday night in Bangor is pretty shit.
Bucking the trend however is Hen Cob / Old Cob which, tonight at least was bustling. READ MORE »
When Gwion The Goth asked if I wanted to see Gary Numan in Chester I almost baulked at the suggestion, as I envisaged a stiff behind a synth being watched by a few hundred sad old ex-new romantics waiting to hear Cars.
How fucking ignorant of me! Gwion filled me in… ‘You’ll be shocked and happily surprised… His stuff is very dark and very heavy.’
So, with the exception of the aforementioned four-letter C word song, this was going to be a whole new world for me. And I’ll be doing my favourite thing in this whole new world, and that’s discover new music. READ MORE »