The Monochrome Set are back!

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by editor, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Another decent review!

    In previous bands, the reviews generally went along the lines of 'shit sandwich' so I'm enjoying this!

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    editor Taffus Maximus

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  4. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    Mentioned in the new Mudhoney documentary on amazon prime (when steve is showing his record collection)
     
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    editor Taffus Maximus

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  6. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    "The missing link between The Kinks and The Smiths" was in a review I read last night. Hard to get much higher praise than that really.
     
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  7. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

    Never heard em - that's fucking good though
     
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  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Have to say that Marc Riley was a really nice chap and I loved his enthusiasm for the tunes he was playing. He was happily playing air guitar/drums/kybds to every record he played and he - along with the staff there - went out of his way to find a cymbal when the one I was promised had gone walkabout from the studio. Had a nice chat with him after and he asked us to pose for a picture with him. It was a really friendly, professional and welcoming environment.
     
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  9. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

    did you get a chance to throttle radcliffe and maconie?
     
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I briefly glimpsed Maconie as he gave a wave from the control booth. I did get to walk in the Blue Peter garden outside though!
     
  11. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Ah, this is waking distance from my house. I'll pop along :)
     
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  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Send me a message a couple of days before and I'll see if I can get you on the guest list.
     
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  14. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    I've done the Marc Riley show in Manchester. He really is very nice man.:thumbs:
     
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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Soundchecking at the Lexington. I'll be glad with this weekend is over and I can relax![​IMG]
     
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  16. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    Best of luck for this weekend ed. :thumbs:
     
  17. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    I'm getting a bit of a Creme Brulee feeling for you Ed.:cool:

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    Turn it up to 11 guys :thumbs:
     
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I like to think we're not quite in the Creme Brulee league, but the gigs went better than I expected. It's been a stressful (and bloody brilliant) week - live BBC Radio session on Monday and two sold out shows on the weekend - but I'm glad I managed to play those tricky albums without too much of a fuck up. I even managed to get through the 5/4 song without getting lost.

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    It was nice to get my camp glittery kit out again even though having such a small bass drum (18") leads to the dreaded stage creep and I had problems with the BD pedal attaching to the riser that's needed to ensure the beater lines up properly...

    *There's some related discussion here if anyone is interested in my dilemma. I'm thinking about buying a larger BD and covering it in a similar finish.
     
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  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Bloody hell. Actual promotion!

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    As seen in Resident record shop, Brighton.
     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    9/10 from Vive La Rock! :thumbs:
     
  21. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Raga? You dont want to go raga. Not with this. ;)

    congrats on the review :thumbs:
     
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  22. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    Really pleased this is all going so well for you ed. Give us a shout if you're playing anywhere in the far South West .
     
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  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    Nice review in the - eek - Sunday times.
     
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    editor Taffus Maximus



    We've started touring again - last weekend we were in Germany and Paris where we always get a younger crowd who seem genuinely interested in the band - and here's what we've got coming up.

    Message me and I'll see if there's any chance of guest slots. I fucking love touring, me!

    02/03/2018 - NORWICH - Epic Studios
    03/03/2018 - OXFORD - The Jericho
    16/03/2018 - SOUTHAMPTON - Talking Heads
    17/03/2018 - BRISTOL -The Thunderbolt
    23/03/2018 - LEEDS - Brudenell Social
    24/03/2018 - PRESTON - The Continental
    07/04/2018 - LONDON Resonance FM
    13/04/2018 - NEWCASTLE - The Cluny 2
    14/04/2018 - GLASGOW - Stereo
    15/04/2018 - EDINBURGH - Voodoo Rooms
    02/05/2018 - GERMANY - COLOGNE, King Georg
    03/05/2019 - GERMANY - Mainz
    04/05/2018 - GERMANY - Hamburg, Nachtasyl, Alstertor 1, 20095
    05/05/2018 - GERMANY - Berlin Monarch
    11/05/2018 - LEWES - Lewes Con Club
    12/05/2018 - CAMBRIDGE- Portland Arms,
     
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  25. marshall

    marshall Well-Known Member

    I hear from mates that Epic cancelled the Norwich gig, but still pocketed the handling fee?
     
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    We're really fucked off with those cunts. Cancelled the gig without speaking to us first and now we're fighting to get some compensation (we'd booked trains and hotels so we're considerably out of pocket). We'll never play there again.
     
  27. marshall

    marshall Well-Known Member

    Ouch, sorry to hear about that, editor. They're a relatively new name on the Norwich gig circuit and I know that organisers at rival venues - Open/ Arts Centre - don't have much time for them, I'd assumed it was competitive angst, but clearly not.

    Guess we won't be seeing the Set in Norwich then :(
     
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  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    We're trying to get another gig in Norwich as there seems plenty of interest in the band. But it won't be at Epic Studios.
     
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  29. marshall

    marshall Well-Known Member

    Arts Centre is a great little venue...maybe a bit too small. But, wherever, cool to see you in Norwich.
     
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  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    This is a great review from Classic Rock. Eligible Bachelors is my favourite Mono Set album too.

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