Yes, the cheapest place on the net to buy the rarer-than-fuck 100FTW vinyl edition The New Album isn’t even on the net, if you’re a localist! It’s Mill Road’s most brilliant general ‘n’ electrical emporium of bits & bobs H. Gees! Ten quid! And, as much as I chuckle at seeing in the window, it would be great if it wasn’t there one day…
Many thanks to matey at Gees for his kind indulgence of my tedious folly or whatever.
Nice little mention of the Um turn in a Hot Chip review by Connor Browne here. I think this same piece might have appeared in The Ely Standard also. Standard.
The Um bit sez:
Support this time comes from Cambridge’s very own cult legend Pete Um. Mill Road’s original maverick shuffles onstage with his minidisc player in hand and his sunglasses perched on his head. Um’s tracks are usually around the minute mark, his witty and poetic ramblings set to jittery electronics. The set of songs he performs here in J1 are mostly those present on his ‘Greatest Hits’ album ‘Can’t Get Started’, bar a couple of new tracks. As a friend of Hot Chip and a local man, Pete Um’s set of utterly bonkers electronica goes down fairly well, and rightly so.
Cheers mate. Nice one.
I’ll upload a few pics from that gig at some point but here’s one for now: