The End of the Road is a fine place to be

Monday, 12 March 2007, 20:40 | Category : Uncategorized
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So most of the summer festivals are getting round to announcing their line-ups. This year, Mrs Growl and I will be taking a bit of a break from most festivals, due to the arrival of the Baby Growl in June. Thankfully we won’t be totally absent from the season though.
On Friday, the End of the [...]

Kate Nash live

Friday, 9 March 2007, 0:46 | Category : Uncategorized
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Here’s another gig I didn’t go to this week. But then again, there’s more to life than going to gigs. There are other things to do. All the same, I still haven’t managed to get to see Kate Nash play live, which is a shame. On Tuesday she played with the excellent Fields and Daily [...]

Black Lips pack ‘em in

Thursday, 8 March 2007, 13:30 | Category : Uncategorized
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Looks like I caught up with Black Lips a little too late. They’ve been doing a sorta tour of London over the past week, playing about a gig a night. By the time I had got round to listening to them, there was only one night left - a gig at The Old Blue [...]

Los Campesinos! & Sky Larkin @ The Spitz, 5 March 2007

Wednesday, 7 March 2007, 13:32 | Category : Uncategorized
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So, two of the most tipped new bands of the year so far, on tour together. At least judging by the end of year poll on Nothing But Green Lights, which had its top two as Los Campesinos! (2) and Sky Larkin (1). Both of them wound up their recent short UK tour at a [...]

The Mules @ Cargo, 27 February 2007

Sunday, 4 March 2007, 13:51 | Category : Uncategorized
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The Mules aren’t your average post-punk band. Sure, they have that classic rhythmic spiky guitar sound on a lot of their tracks, but honestly, that’s the least interesting part about them.
On one hand they mess around with the post-punk formula quite a lot, particularly betraying their roots as a more folk-country outfit. So they chuck [...]

Best of February

Thursday, 1 March 2007, 16:56 | Category : Uncategorized
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It’s the first of March. Saint David’s Day for those unaware of all things Welsh. Anyway, time to cast my mind back over what I was liking in February.
Album of the Month
Alasdair Roberts – The Amber Gatherers
No contest here. I waxed lyrical about it last week. But there hasn’t been an album in ages that [...]