August 19, 2010 § Leave a comment
Here’s Fun.’s video for ‘Walking The Dog’, taken from their album Aim And Ignite which you should probably pick up if you don’t already own. This band are the complete embodiment of their name. I mentioned in my Dot to Dot review how energetic and enjoyable their music and their live shows are; they’re the uplifting antidote to all the wallowing and contemplating I do listening to a lot of other music!
June 6, 2010 § 2 Comments
Dot to Dot has been running since 2005, but 2010 saw it travel to Manchester for the first time. I’ve always been one to admire the line-ups of one-day festivals, forget about them, and later indulge in a great deal of self-berating as everyone talks about just how fantastic this set was, and how unmissable that performance was. So when the Dot to Dot flyer landed in my lap, I thought to myself “Not this time.” (Perhaps the abundance of spare time due to my prevailing unemployment played a big part in the decision making process, perhaps not, I’ll let you make your own minds up). Either way, a how to link in aline-up that included Wild Beasts, Blood Red Shoes and Beach House was not something I wanted to miss. So off I trotted to buy my ticket and wait for the 31st to come around… « Read the rest of this entry »