“No, you aren’t the Sex Pistols, stop acting like this!” – a fellow reviewer on twitter referring to the Violet May’s set at The Foundry. Another band I got into thanks to The Hope Explosion. It was them who got me into The Violet May after a long conversation in the lovely beer garden at the Fat Cat. The stories, the myths, the ferocity. I missed … Continue reading 30 days, 30 bands – #27 The Violet May
Hullo, guvs and guvnettes, this is our always late EP round up, where we trawl through the titanic troves of tinnitus-inducing music and bring you the best of what’s around. Or at least what WE think it’s the best of what’s around.
Remember: don’t adjust your opinion.
In our usual analogy form, we will be comparing each of these EPs to something cool and entertaining. For this week’s edition, I’m comparing each EP to a character from David Mamet‘s Glengarry Glen Ross. Sounds good? Read on. Sounds bad? Uh, please read on. My ego needs to be read. Continue reading “EP Round Up : Adi Carter, Deaf Club, Good Weather for an Airstrike, The Violet May”
Tramlines Festival 2012: Saturday 21st July
Saturday at Tramlines is always the main event and the day you can pack more into (not being at work and all). As the sun finally appeared, I made my way to the band stand in Weston Park to catch The Early Cartographers who, with their expansive line-up and multi-instrumental nature, were a good fit for a lunchtime slot on a sunny Saturday. They do have a dark side though, blinding several small children in ugly sweet-throwing scenes (joking, of course). Continue reading “Tramlines 2012 – Guest review #2”
Tramlines 2012. It was a long experience as somehow I thought I could manage to get as many bands as I could if I did half-sets.
I probably shouldn’t plan gig attendances while surrounded by chemicals in the analytical lab.
In the spirit of inside jokes (I.e. the quest of the perfect name for a label), here’s my caffeine-fuelled review. Continue reading “Review: Tramlines 2012 (the whole weekend)”
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It’s April so you know there’s a couple of important events coming up:
- Taxes (uh oh, fill those forms a-ok!)
- Semana Santa (fin de cuaresma, yeah!)
- Easter (no Doctor Who special, though, boo)
The Hope Explosion, Wet Nuns, All Mankind and The Violet May @ Leadmill, Sheffield.
The Violet May – TV
Stream – ‘Mother’s milk’
The idea sounded good. A free festival reuniting quite a collection of up and coming bands in Rotherham and offer a day of entertainment.
The Dickens Live venue is a stone’s throw from the bus interchange, always a good thing to know when you don’t own a car and might need to zap back to wherever you came from or face the prospect of squatting in a city bench, something I can only recommend if you’re in Manchester (don’t ask).
The Violet May @ Frog and Parrot, 26 of February
(stream – ‘TV (demo version’)
After almost three months of well-deserved holidays (and some serious bouts of recording), The Violet May play a quick gig at the Frog & Parrot, that cozy pub in Division Street.
The Violet May