Half an hour later and he was at our table telling us the same thing again before having a conversation with the door handle. Nothing like a babbling skinhead to sober you up before bedtime…
Apart from looking after Shack we discovered a unique band from Kendal, in the Lake District called Seven Seals.
I had to pretend, on numerous occasions, to be in the Bunnymen. We would hear a rap on the door and it would be the police. I would run downstairs and switch Teardrops’ keyboard player Paul Simpson’s organ on and say I was The Bunnymen’s keyboardist.
She just runs her finger up and down a string, any string she fancies. One finger chords. When I come to the end of a song, I nod then she stops.
Pip wearing different hats to portray different characters in one song, Dan holding up props in another. The music does get away from the gameboy sounds, thankfully, as it quickly becomes clear to me that although Thou Shalt Always Kill is the attention grabber it’s not their best track by a long way.
The Clap made one canny decision in hiring Dave Fridmann as producer. Although it doesn’t necessarily seem that way on the opening track. Some Loud Thunder sounds like Mark E Smith might have been at the controls, not the mastermind behind The Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev.
The audience sways and groans in approval, a mass congregation of the mildly discontent. Incubus’s music sounds like a million teenage spots bursting, spilling their detritus in a torrent of gloop.
The Duke Spirit (supporting Incubus) Heineken Music Hall 16/03/07
For years I tried to make my writing more contemporary, but really my natural style is in a much older language and dealing with nature and not dealing with modern objects and things…
Well, I do recommend this LP, it’s a must-have for the artwork alone; but only play it if you’re feeling sinister.
There are a million haircut bands out there, on local scene’s everywhere I’m sure everyone knows exactly who they are as well, the bands that three years ago sounded like Franz Ferdinand last year sounded like the Arctic Monkeys. This year they’ll be chucking about glow sticks at a ‘rave’ no doubt.