Like Prometheus, Rats on Rafts are fire stealers, tricksters, concerned with conjuring up form from fire and brimstone. They are the most elemental of bands and watching them in action is like standing next to a blast furnace.
Continue reading “Subroutien Vera, Groningen, Rotown Rotterdam 12/9/15 – 26/9/15”
On reflection I’d say that the day in Dudok was probably the closest you’d get to feeling the actual spirit that drives the real, workaday Dutch underground.
Continue reading “Incendiary go to Incubate – Sunday 20/9/15”
Playing in front of a set of projections showing their trademark revolving Cannabis leaf, Toner Low got very deep into the world’s navel.
Continue reading “Incendiary go to Incubate – Thursday 17/9/15”
I’m beginning to think of Haldern’s programme as a curriculum instead of just a timetable of bands.
Continue reading “Incendiary Go to Haldern Pop 2015 – Day 2”
Dan Deacon. Where do we begin? With the Crocodile Dundee led dance off? The bizarre tai-chi contest. The drummer? The drummer! The cat noises?
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Someone should make a plaque when they stick the shiny new building up. ‘You probably don’t know it, but this is where “greatest rock and roll bike shed in the world” was.’
Continue reading “Requiem for SUB071”
Both bands contributed to a great night, and a lot of new people turned up and realised that there is another world outside the 3fm bubble that is actually a creative drip-feed for it.
Continue reading “Crows, St Tropez, SUB071, Leiden 21/7/15”
The gig was also sort of dressing up game indulged in by two grown men whilst singing about your pals, eating, sailors, and bodybuilding.
Continue reading “Ein Abend Mit Kapitein Rummelsnuff, WORM, Rotterdam 8/7/15”
WORM had filled up nicely with a mix of Ethiopians, trendies, part time punks and Roffa dossers, existentialists, and the odd emissary from the world music chin-stroker club.
Continue reading “The Ex, Fendika, WORM, Rotterdam 10/7/15”