I know it’s last minute, but…

…anyone in / near Bristol fancy meeting me at The Cooler to enjoy the musical stylings of The Airborne Toxic Event, then it would be cool to see one / some / all (yeah right) of you 🙂

The band are really good – I drove all the way to Oxford to see them last week, and I enjoyed it so much I am going to drive for a total of nearly 4 hours tonight to see them again, before they go back to the US – trust me when I say that the next time they are in the UK they will be here for less time and will cost (potentially a lot) more to see. American bands that start slow-burn being played by Zane Lowe and Colin Murray on Radio 1 and by John Richard on KEXP turn into The Killers, Vampire Weekend etc. These guys are definitely worth seeing before they break. Besides, how many times do you get a chance to see a band that has a classically trained, jazz upright bass player playing bass guitar, and for some of the songs bowing it like a double bass? How many times do you get to see a band that has a classically trained concert violinist playing not only violin, but also tambourine? Their music is interesting, but accessible and their lyrics are sheer poetry, and yet not even remotely up their own arses…

Have I sold it enough? Ah well, I will be there regardless, but it would be nice to see anyone out there who fancies it – see y’all on the flipside…

The Freezing Fog – Manchester 2008

The band that my brother is in, The Freezing Fog have just finished recording and mixing their next album. It’s not going to be out for a bit, but they needed some promo pictures, so I offered / agreed to do some for them… Here’s the best one, but if you click through there are a couple more 😉

The Freezing Fog - Release Promo Shots October 2008

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