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Hail to the Chiefs
It's only a few hours to go before we re-acquaint ourselves with the Kaiser Chiefs at Kirkstall Abbey, a historic venue mere miles away from Arctic HQ. Not even a hurricane could stop us now..
Congrats to PJ Harvey for her Mercury gong belatedly. We wanted Metronomy. But shucks, Polly will do.
News reaches us that the ever tantric Sting has written songs for his new musical The Last Ship, which will be set in 1980's Newcastle. As butters as that sounds, collaborator Brian Yorkey says that it won't be completed "Until god knows when". That's alright then.
We hear good news that Nottingham's most essential venue, the Rescue Rooms, will back after refurbishment on September 3rd. Normally we're Leeds-centric kinda people, but credit where it's due.
Mud, Sweat and Warpaint
Our full on festival view to follow tomorrow when everything's dried out, but in short it was three cheers for Fucked Up, Warpaint, The Streets, The View and erm...Panic At The Disco. Yeah alrights to Dutch Uncles (Dissapointingly) and Best Coast. And it rained. Did we mention that before?
6 & Counting
Not long to Leeds Festival. Chapel Club anyone? Fucked Up? The View? Dutch Uncles? Expect more drunken ramblings about 7 days from now...
News reaches us that our favourites The Misfits are about to re-emerge from hibernation with a new album The Devil's Rain, their first for a decade. Strangely it's produced by Ed Stasium, the same supremo whom the band criticised roundly for over producing their last effort, 1999's Famous Monsters. Hmmm.
No Heroes, Only Victims
We're sure that everyone who needs to has heard now, but the major casualties of the recent arson attack on the Sony warehouse were the independent labels, with more than 3.5 million items of stock being destroyed. These small organisations desperately need your help to survive, and we urge you to go to the PIAS website to find out how you can help them continue to do their great work by downloading. Please go, and go now.
I think we're all back now and listening to new stuff like: Blanck Mass (Great drone) Whirl (Shoegaze) Death Cab For Suite (You know) and Samiyam (Glitch/Lotus breaks). All to come your way now the less appropriate holiday bunce has been cleared down off the iPod.