Thursday, February 15, 2007

- Music Is My Hot Hot Sex
Well, bit of a stunner of a weekend that one... CSS at Rescue Rooms on Saturday was absolutely incredible. So much energy, a really fun vibe, an absolute joy to watch. Up there as my top live performance of the year so far, and now really looking forward to seeing them again at the NME Indie Rave Tour in Sheffield on Sunday. I'll just post an mp3 of CSS covering Teenage Kicks by Undertones. Classic.

CSS - Teenage Kicks (Undertones cover) - Buy album here.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

This Is The Lincoln Way
Apparantly. Absolutely super fun last night at Kaiser Chiefs in Doncaster. Few too many chants of "YORKSHIRE!" for my liking, but still, great show, great fun. Can't argue that Kaiser Chiefs don't put on a good show. Posting a short clip taken from the balcony during "This Is The Modern Way".

- Meanwhile back at home...
Got some nice mentions on Siren FM for the Troubles (post-Hope Of The States breakup band) gig at the Bivoac on Saturday the 17th. £5 in, cracking night of moody, seamless, expansive, instrument driven joy. Can't wait myself. And definetly something worth getting to as far as Lincoln is concerned. Better than a fair few things the Engine Shed has to offer this Semester.

[MP3] Hope Of The States - George Washington - Buy here and here

Dashing off to CSS at Rescue Rooms in Nottingham now, have a good weekend everyone...

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Woah, its a bit new around here. But no time like the present. Might as well dive in at the deep end...

- A Weekend In England
Bloc Party released their sophomore album "A Weekend In The City" this week, which looks likely to beat off stiff competition, and debut at the #1 spot in the UK. Its a glorious affair, continuing Bloc Party's stylish ambition, while retaining their notoriously spikey riffs and mechanical drumbeats. The album was first debuted through a "club tour" for fans early in the year. One of the songs debuted on that tour was Blue Moon, which can be seen in its original form below. This was seemingly developed further during the recording process, into what is now known as England. This is taken from the Japanese Edition of AWITC and is also available on The Prayer 7" as a b-side. I think its one of the more standout b-sides produced for The Prayer, and certainly a song that i eagerly awaited following the fanclub tour.

Bloc Party - England - Buy here and here

- Meanwhile, at home...
While most of the "cool kids" will probably stay in watching Skins tonight, there is, actually, plenty to do... Its Jam (indie night) at the Cell, and Siren Sessions is on to get you in the mood for a night out. Top notch music, give it a listen... They've got Lincoln's The Idlers in session tonight. Superb band already making a massive impression on the Lincoln scene. Larrikin Love play Nottingham Trent Uni tonight, which should be a fun time. Larrikin are abolutely awsome live. And i guess a few lucky people will be heading across to Doncaster for Kaiser Chiefs tommoro night, and likewise to Nottingham for CSS, and Bloc Party over the weekend.

Siren Sessions (6-7pm,
The Idlers in session)
Skins (10pm E4)