Tuesday, 5 August 2008

David Kilgour

The Far From Now.

Such a wonderful album, listening to it makes you feel like you've been lying on a beach with soft waves washing over you.

(without getting sand in your face)!

I don't know much about him except he was in The Clean with Bob Scott. James knows his NZ bands and introduced me to this album.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Lower tones

I don't suppose someone has a spare viola they would like to give me?

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

not another band blog, what is happening to me....

If you haven't yet listened to The Fleet Foxes, you really should. They played with us a couple of times in Seattle and we all fell in love with their sound from the first.

They now seem to be getting the attention they deserve. Go and see them if you have time, they are touring the states at the moment and coming over to the UK in May.


Tuesday, 12 February 2008


I love it when you meet someone who offers you a copy of their favourite album. Especially when it is by a band that was playing on people's record players before I was even born.

During a quiet drink in Alexandra Palace last weekend I was asked if I liked XTC, I was obviously shocked at this at first but was soon informed it was in fact a band.

They are absolutely brilliant. Like the beach boys, the beatles and a bit of jeff buckleys voice and all the things I love rolled into one sound. (I can't describe it so well, you'd need to listen, plus I don't like explaining a bands sound by a comparision to others, although sometimes it does help)

It instantly grabbed me.

I was given a copy of Nonsuch, any recommendations on which to listen to next would be greatly appreciated.


Wednesday, 23 January 2008

The sad story of the lost blue hat

This is a long shot but has anyone seen the pictured hat?

It could well have fallen out of a van I was in around Christmas time, probably somewhere between London and Oxford.

If you see anyone wearing it please do let me know - I am beginning to suspect foul play.

mel x