Surely this is the sort of record that should make a young crowd in a dark room completely lose their shit? You could build a set around such a shit-loser, even. I like the way it’s quite simple, but transcendent, as pop music should be, maybe. I’d be tempted to use a cooking metaphor except it isn’t really that sort of song. I notice Loki’s written some good stuff on this and uses the word ecstatic, which I think is a bullseye. Yeah, I like it’s agonised quality, its crowdy-rowdy sense of release, and the way the video does a sort of 80s gothic Greek myth without any sense of detachment or put-on whatsoever. Also vindicates Jonny’s whatever-the-fuck-he-likes release program.
Rejected a lot of bad puns for the title of this post before deciding to use the name of the actual event. Why not, right?
Feels like an exciting gig, although I’m sure I’ve played with some of this lot before. Very pleased to have the Woebot (DJ) onboard. If he thinks he isn’t going to have me and Dave standing at the booth like question-asking twits he’s probably mistaken. Big up Jonny Mugwump – looking forward to it!
I’m conscious that I might say something that is unintentionally insulting in some way but what I like about this, and it’s also something I find present in Ekoplekz’s stuff, is its unpretentiousness. There’s a kind of heritage to it, but it’s not something that’s just copped or aped. It’s a felt thing, part of these guys’ cultural DNA. It comes of being old, ha ha, and being old enough.