So, this year I’m heading to both Conservative and Lib Dem conference (all part of ze new job) so it seems fitting to have slightly more tunes than usual to make the train journeys and hangovers pass quicker.
The Rub - Dutch Uncles
AKA…What a life! - Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Miss You - Foster the People
Love Cry - Four Tet
Your Eyes - Bombay Bicycle Club
THe White Flash - Modeselektor
Yr City is a Sucker - LCD Soundsystem
NY Excuse - Soulwax
Jumbo - Underworld
Tonto (live) - Battles
This Orient - Foals
Fictional State - To Kill a King
Heart & Arrow - Danny and the Champions of the World
Last night I was lucky enough to be invited to the premier of the Libertine’s film “There will be no innocent bystanders” - directed by one of the nicest guys in photography, Roger Sargant.And now, I can safely say, a director of the highest order.
It really is a joy of a film, capturing the energy, tension and emotion of a few months in the life of one of the most influential bands of the past decade. More importantly, I left excited by the prospect of live music and festivals, with an enthusiasm that’s been in short supply overt the past year. Here’s a clip.
As tomorrow will see me wading round central london with my camera kit, trying desperately to figure out what the Queen of Denmark looks like and how I can get usable photos, I thought this week’s chart would be best drawn up from the tunes that will inevitably be on my iPod as I try wade through the masses, inspired by those bands that have shaped my love of live music
Last week St Vince took a swing at the evils of capitalism, in an hour of so labour will finally have a new leader, and next weekend I’m heading down to birmingham for conservative conference.
I’ll be covering the event with my camera and doing a few posts on the Blue Blog, as well as getting to some of the fringe meetings looking as at technology, young people’s issues and the creative industries.
In the mean time, here are some of the tune’s that I’ve had on while watching the Miliband show.
Sky Larkin - Kaleide
School of Language - Rockist Pt 1
Maximo Park - A19
Battles - Race:Out
Thom Yorke - Cymbal Rush (The Field Late Night Essen Und Tricken remix)