Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Kaka Tim, Mar 8, 2018.
Great gig wasn't it
Who are you!?
I work with one of the guys in Surreal Kinnock. Shame I had to leave early would've liked to hear some ILL!
Luna Stasi were brilliant as well.
Well, they can't be that good - Just tried putting the CD onto my i-tunes and that Gracenotes thing hasn't heard of them.
This means I have to type the tracknames in. pfft.
Probably play some ill at gig tomorrow too!
but they do sound a bit like all those old female punk bands of yesteryear - which isn't a criticism. I got bits of Girls At Our Best, Au Pairs, Raincoats (especially), Liliput, Delta 5, plus bits of Mambo taxi and Voodoo queens experimenting with Pram in there as well and probably my favourite, another manc band, Bette davis and the balconettes who i used to erm, 'manage' for about five minutes back in the 90s.
It's all good stuff.
there's bits of that in their for sure - but they have their own distinctive thing going on - and all of those bands (well the ones im familiar with - au pairs, raincoats and delta 5) sounds quite different from each other. I think there's a shared approach to the music - experimental, an emphasis on the impact of sound rather then melody, unconventional approach to the vocals and elements of discord - but the outcomes are quite different. And with ill, I think you can hear the influence of EDM and things like dub step in there as well
I think they are far more accessible than the raincoats - they manage to marry the weird avante garde stuff with catchy hooks and chorus and their is a lot more going on with the vocal interplay. That - combined with the art school approach - makes them much more of a classic pop group (a good thing imo)
Saw them at the screaming females gig tonight, 2nd support ... fucking brilliant
Must admit I have been checking them out since my last visit. Interesting band.
review by former member of this parish
There are two problems with the album - it seems to have been recorded ridiculously quietly. And on bus shelter they say lousy and engage in some other lyrical nonsense.
In session with marc riley tonight on 6 music at 7pm.
Just in case anyone's interested, Malaysian LGBT punk band Shh...Diam is playing the Old Abbey Taphouse in Hulme, Manchester on 11 August 2018 as part of their European tour.
Other acts on the bill include Ajah UK, Poisonous C**ts, local anarcho punk band Crabs and Alt Femme DJs.
Plus there will be a barbecue as it's a 3pm till 3am all dayer.
The Old Abbey is a great pub - might come along to this.
Im putting these on in leeds this friday. the other bands are really good as well - (I might be in one of them). £5.00 if you pm me and reserve a ticket. Otherwise £7.00 on the door.
Good luck with it!
gig was mint. They ended with a cover of the stooges "cock in my pocket" that was just stunning - it quickly went from the shock humour of women singing this song to something else - scary in its intensity.
Stooges not iggy! Though i suppose you could say it's his, but you don't call Stones songs jagger-richards songs. Well, you might...
Video of Kick Him Out the Disco from the leeds gig
They're are on tour with The Lovely Eggs (who are also excellent) in October -
Oct 11 - Beat Generator Dundee
Oct 12 - CCA - Glasgow
Oct 13 - Bongo Club Edinburgh
Oct 21 - Roadmender - Northhampton
Oct 22 - The Maze - Nottingham
Oct 23 - Hare and Hounds Kings Heath - Birmingham
Shame not doing anything down south.
Saw the Lovely Eggs in June and they were great, so would be a great night to have both on the bill.
Also with Lovely Eggs in June was Mr Ben and the Bens, who were fucking first class, and really nice folk too
heads up london based folks! they are playing the Hope and Anchor on Sat Feb 9th
aren't they playing the royal albert hall at some point?
Ill at Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall (17 Mar 2019)
Apparently playing Psych and Noise fest in Cardiff too!
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