Sunday, 4 September 2011

Reading / Washing / Sugar Box / Cars

Went Reading with John Simms Jim's last morrow - that's last Saturday for the elk's @ the back.

Cribs, Libertines, Arcade Fire! Gap Shite Anthems - 2010 was pretty fuxking erect with girth and vigour, 2011 on paper was rather limp?

Pigeon Detectives for starters - forgot how many sounds they had catchy back in the happy shine sort of Zero 7 time. Chucking mic stands, crowd surf and coercing - the front man really flung their feeling onto the bleary 12:51 crowd & we was delighted.

Line up snapped up and on the crowds sung - John Simms Jim's kind of twisted the plot this year I was to busy with my ego to notice - our weekend retreat had turned into Old Boys +1.

Was all right I'm pretty sociable at times and at other times just @ this and that, this and that was where they the old boy's was at. 1 of these fellows was wearing the most modest of attire and another one wet themselves? It was fun, very fun but from many steps back.

16:00 kicked off and I couldn't wait to get the flip off the pitch and into the Kills who did Kill it. Mostly new record stuff but that's pretty good and just this most magical version of the tear heartsome Baby Says.

Baby Say's she's dying to meet you, #uhhhhhh

They finished with Alison Clutching the mic in adoring silent applause for the crowd, famished flat out foxline and fancy, her silence and heavy breathing was so erotic for still light out British Summer Time.

Steve arrived and a bit of decorum was restored, they found the lost boys along with the right side of the festival in very fruitful fashion. Pulp were beyond goodness, 108% out of a solid 100. This is hardcore, F.E.E.L.I.N.G C.A.L.L.E.D L.O.V.E the dertiest I Spy Jarvis with impecible stage moves and song lines sublime. They are Fuxking Hardcore - Headlining the Leeds leg following night and really perhaps the top of their shop right now?


Time in between for a quick retreat and then back in for the main event, the showdown, the curtain crawler, the birth parents of the New Rock n Roll Revolution 10 years almost to the day - Stroke.

They changed music, they took indie and made it fucking guitar real with soul, cool, edge, substance, sex, sunglasses. Angles is really good, if you listen to it on shuffle, let the songs decide how they want to be heard and enjoy the start to most of them & perhaps find something else to do towards the end.

Two kinds of happiness - Stroke proceeded then joined by Pulp? Yeah what a mix, what a fucking mix and then thier song choice? Take a seat please - Cars Just What I Needed!!!!

We found our own after party round a campfire, Lost Boy's went silent disco but that was never gunner be loud enough for Grimmit and I. We strode through the campsite for the best looking collective and found ourselves some chairs. Best Band was Stroke Pulp with the cars cover, the best song was American Pie by first I then Grimmit + our campfire crew.

And that's it, its the end of the review / post - get your ticket for 2012 it'll be larger then you could expect and its just nuff nonsense free Awesome Arcadia Fire Fun.

Watch the Stroke / Pulp cover under darkness alight here

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