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The Monochrome Set are back!

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hiraethified
Well they are, but sadly it looks like it's for just one date only and that's an invite-only Cherry Red party tomorrow night at Dingwalls with JimBob and Atilla.

But on the bright side, I've just blagged a ticket :D
 

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hiraethified
They were fucking great. I mean, really really good. They sounded fresher, punkier and more fun than on record.

Bid was pissed and really funny, Lester Square's guitar playing was as sharp as ever and they had a whole load of fun on stage.

It's a real shame that they're unlikely to play again live - they've just turned down a big festival gig in LA.

But how's this for a bizarre twist?: Iggy Pop has done a cover of "He's Frank" (produced by Norman Cook) and it appears on the Heroes TV show!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vtqcn6pYTrA
 

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hiraethified
Aw, what did they play?
*tries to remember over the fug of free lager

They opened with The Monochrome Set and the set included Eine Symphonie des Grauens, Jet Set Junta, Jacob's Ladder, Mating Game, I Love Lambeth, Ruling Class and Lester Leaps In.

It's a real shame that they've no plans to play more gigs because they sounded ridicuously fresh. It was one of the best gigs I've seen this year by miles. Eme loved it too.
 

clandestino

no llevar papel
*tries to remember over the fug of free lager

They opened with The Monochrome Set and the set included Eine Symphonie des Grauens, Jet Set Junta, Jacob's Ladder, Mating Game, I Love Lambeth, Ruling Class and Lester Leaps In.

It's a real shame that they've no plans to play more gigs because they sounded ridicuously fresh. It was one of the best gigs I've seen this year by miles. Eme loved it too.
:(
 

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hiraethified
Blooming heck - this was a stroke of luck. Out of the blue, I got asked to rejoin the band and did my first gig last night at a sold out Ivy House in Nunhead.

I was as nervous as fuck seeing as I'd only had two rehearsals (and hadn't drummed at all for 2.5 years) but it went really well. And we're going on the road too - look out Colchester, Southampton, Sheffield, Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh - and Germany! (urbanites drop me a line and I'll see if I can sort out a guest list space or two).

Their new album's picked up great reviews too. Love this song


Premiere: Watch Morrissey's influencers The Monochrome Set in video to 'Cosmonauts' | Gigwise

#excited

 

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hiraethified
Oh blimey. Someone filmed the set. I was on a wobbly kit, with a uncomfortable seat and couldn't quite see my notes which has slipped on to the floor. And you can't hear the cowbell in all their finery in this song (to my delight, the band have told me they can't get enough cowbell. I suspect I may be putting that assertion to the test, especially when I turn up with three on Saturday :D ).

 
Oh blimey. Someone filmed the set. I was on a wobbly kit, with a uncomfortable seat and couldn't quite see my notes which has slipped on to the floor. And you can't hear the cowbell in all their finery in this song (to my delight, the band have told me they can't get enough cowbell. I suspect I may be putting that assertion to the test, especially when I turn up with three on Saturday :D ).

Nice work Ed. Hope you have a blast [emoji1360]

That kit is all over the place!
 

butchersapron

blood on the walls
I've waited 8 years for spooky frank to post on this thread so i can make a shit monochrome set lyric related joke. I shall have to make do with the November Bristol gig.
 

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hiraethified
How did the gig go, ed?
The Colchester one? It went well, although I'm still getting my head around all the songs, so there was the odd 'jazz' bit from me. The crowd were great though and it was real fun night with lots of jokes being exchanged. The venue was wonderful - a beautiful converted church. Here's a shot of one of the support bands in action:

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Voley

Sign On You Crazy Diamond
That's brilliant. I'm really chuffed this is going so well for you. My sister told me to tell you the same, too. Remember us all when you're headlining Glastonbury won't you?
 

cantsin

Well-Known Member
I had a nice kit this time and it was even better once I'd put on the fairy lights :)

just discovered this thread, had heard about TMS back on the road, but then to discover Ed on drums.....:cool::eek:

not sure why they seemed such an imptnt band to me for a good few years, its not like there was an emotional connnection or anything, too arch / knowing / sly etc ...but just never got tired of Strange Boutique, and they felt so unique, even amongst a lot of unique stuff back -

still have my copy in a box somewhere, and pretty sure it's my OG with 'property of Camden libraries' engraved, big, into the run out section , as with so many of my top teen LPs.

Hope the tour's ongoing/ as much fun as it sounds
 
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