Saturday 24: Pata de Perro (Sheffield Alabama Death March).
Day started out nicely with the Bromheads‘ flashmob in front of the Student Union of the University of Sheffield. A sparse but eager crowd was there, told by organisers that as soon as the band started playing, they had to freeze in position, with poses as silly as they could muster to keep for 2 minutes.
The song played was ‘Friends’ (the very one they played when they got chased out of the City Library twice in April). Afterwards it was time to take the Busker Bus, which arrived not late not early, but exactly when it was expected to arrive. After cramming everyone inside, the band haphazardly started to play ‘Friends’ again.
So, it has come to my attention as co-editor in chief in this pocilga that there’s two bands devotedly loved by our staff. One is The Ones led by Uncle Fester (The Smashing Pumpkins) and The Dynamic aural range Duo from Sheffield (Bromheads). Even stranger is the fact that both bands have been unleashing a free download unto the Internet since last year.
Is this a direct bout or just the zeitgeist (see what i did there?) of our current music delivery sensibilities? Who cares? I smelled a box match and, well, let’s weigh the last singles each band have released.
Picture this: a sort of overcast theatre, in the lower entrails of a city library. The seats are of old fabric, their width is a little inappropriate for people of, er, expanded measurements and there’s 50-60s rock and roll blasting from the PA.
It could be a time capsule, it could an educational film of an era long gone by. It could also be that scene from 24 Hour Party People (just without Steve Coogan’s hairdo). But no, it wasn’t. It was Friday 30th of April, it was Sheffield and a few yards away, some snooker was being played.
(Editor’s note: This column is so late that’s becoming a joke! – Q) Ahoooy there, mateys! It’s Sam with tidings of good music. The battle of bands releasing a song per month (that’d be Bromheads vs. Corgan Simpson!) is heating up. Who will win? Well, the audience, of course!!! Bromheads – Snow Cheeky voice? Check. Catchy chorus? A-yup. A sweet tune to ignore the fact … Continue reading Singles reviews – 4
(or a inconsistent excuse of a column – Q) Reviewed by: Sam. Gorillaz – Stylo These animated fiends managed to unearth class act Bobby Womack (who needs to remind the world that ‘Across a 110th street’ is a bonafide classic) and even themselves after 5 years (I feel old now) and do an okay(ish) song that feels a bit flat but nevertheless is still entertaining. … Continue reading Single reviews – 3
I guess it was a needed break. Some ol’ school rock after that debacle that I had to review the other day. Call it music therapy if you need a buzz word! Anyways, I was hanging out with Humberto and Orestes, those Mexican alcohol fiends, at DQ. Needed the extra help in case I wanted to binge into alcopops. The fog machine smelt like a … Continue reading Reviews – Bromheads @ DQ
Good ol’ Bromheads, they rocked DQ last saturday and now they are rockin’ this ultracool song (original version by The “5” Royales here). Thank you, dear Bromheads, for making me forget that horrid version by Bitty McLean (trust me, don’t search for it, some stuff can’t be unseen). By the way, get your FREE copy of this massively nice cover right here! PS: The favourite … Continue reading Wake up song for today – 34