I’d love to know what Jasta 11’s raison d’etre is… I keep an eye on what they do and I can’t make them out.
Gig coming up on April 7th. Why is it very unlikley that I will be going? There are three bands playing and I have been online to check ’em out.
(1) Fuzzwalker. According to their facebook page they have a couple of gigs coming up at “Battle of the Bands” events. Sorry, you lost me. Bands who enter battle of the bands are not bands for me. Why? Just why? Please tell me that you have not handed over a penny to play at the Islington gig.
(2) Flashfires. Probably pretty good, but they sound far too much like they want to be (1) Franz Ferdinand, and (2) successful for my tastes… would be reasonably happy to turn up to a gig and find they were on the bill, but not sure I’d go out of my way to hear them.
(3) Love|less. Going onto their website shows their official video for “Victim”. The music ain’t massively my thing, but two things stand out. Horrific [over-]production on the music. Maybe live they sound totally different, they probably do… but I’m not sure I’m prepared to take the risk. Secondly, the video shows them playing a gig to a totally static crowd whilst playing an up-beat number. I know crowds are hard to get going, but why? WHY? why? release a video that shows a static crowd… if you ain’t got bouncy-crowd footage then do another style of video, surely? Also, naming yourself after another band or band’s album is poor form IMHO. It is suicidal if you are naming yourself after an all-time classic album.