Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Glasto Wishlist - Part 3

Next on my Glasto Wishlist are everyones favourite Lancastrians, The Lovely Eggs.

Championed by Chris Hawkins of BBC 6 Music, their music first came to my attention early last year, and since then I've bought their albums and seen them live. 

The songs are original, witty, bonkers, and open for scientific debate. Yes, the Universe is in the stars. Cambridge said yes, Oxford said no. Well, what do they know...?

With all songs recorded on guitars/ukes & drums, this paired down sound would be ideal for the John Peel stage. Delightful songs sung with the flattest of A's.

The Lovely Eggs third album 'Wildlife' is due out next week and the tour begins soon after. Check out their first single from said album.


*warning - don't actually eat food whilst watching food. You may upchunk your food*

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Ska Festival - Next Week!

The Dublin Castle, birthplace of ska legends Madness, and as of next week, home of the Dublin Castle Ska Fest!

The month long event sees the DubCastle host The Kubricks, The Mistakes, The Stiff Joints, my beloved Big 10, Tootenskamen and Specials main man Roddy Radiation.

I'll be playing this Saturday 24th November Big 10 will take over the pub, playing two full sets of the best of Jamaican & London Ska. Doors are 8pm.

In the meantime here's a clip of Big 10 performing the Madness classic 'My Girl'

See you there :)

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Glasto Wishlist - Part 2

This lot need no introduction, except to say that they very much inspired the VTQ's last album 'Dress Down Friday'

Oops, that was kind of an introduction wasn't it? Oh well.

Kraftwerk are doing a series of 3D concerts in Dusseldorf next January, which I doubt I'll get to, but I'd love it if they could bring one of these performances to Glasto next year.