Yeah well. I’ve been a busy lad going out and doing fun things such as drinking beer, watching Queens of the Stone Age live at Leeds Uni, watching United win a lot. I’ve also been doing things which aren’t so much fun such as visiting hospitals, working and sleeping but they’re necessary evils and there is sod all I can do about them.
In other news, musically this year is shaping up just fine. There are a few new releases over the next couple of months, which if you don’t check out, you’re missing out.
Out this week is the long awaited Saturnalia album from The Gutter Twins.
A dark, brooding, swirling mass of gothic guitar, collaboration between The Afghan Whigs Greg Dulli and everyone’s favourite whiskey drenched Leonard Cohen alike hired gun Mark Lanagen.
You can hear the brilliance in it’s entirity onine but not sure for how long though.
Next week, 10/03/08, sees the UK release of MGMT’s debut, Oracular Spectacular;
Can the album meet the expectations set out by the “Flaming Lips-on-acid” single Time to Pretend though?
Also out on the 10th is Hercules and Love Affair.
New York based DJ Andy Butler pulls in Anthony (and the JOhnsons) Hegarty and Tim Goldsworty (of DFA and LCD Soundsystem) to create a sound with more than a nod to 70s Disco. Lead single Blind gives you a taster of what to expect…
The 24th of March ushers in a couple of noteworthy releases. Firstly, oddly monikerd young noisy electro upstarts Does It Offend You, Yeah? release their debut album, You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into.
Expect more noise in the same vein as We Are Rockstars.
I’ll be going to see them at Leeds Cockpit on the 28th so expect some photos and shit. See you there?
Second release, is new album Diamond Hoo Ha from old hands Supergrass.
A return to the upbeat old Supergrass following 2006 expectedly low-key underated Road to Rouen. New track Bad Blood would suggest that’s the battle plan;
Also, props must go to United in seeing off Lyon to progress through to the next stage of the Champions League. Is this year a repeat of 99? Heres hoping….