Tuesday, 2 January 2007

New Year, New Blog



Ola,

Welcome to this brand new blog, started at the very beginning of 2007. It’s going to function as a means of letting the world know what we’re up to with our club night and simultaneously sharing some good music, mostly in the indie-electro genre, perhaps with a weekly ‘wildcard’ song. Yeh, I think that could work. I think we’ll be sharing some of our mixes here too.

As a starting point thought I’d look back over the bands we have played with over the last few months.

First up was Rose Kemp, who we all enjoyed, although it being our first night might have clouded our judgement somewhat. But lots of people came down to see her/us and they all seemed to get a kick out of it too.

10th Oct 2006 - Then it was Fields and Goodbooks. Have a look for yourself:


fields

Mon 30th Oct – Betty Curse. Who was actually really good fun. Her backing band were hand picked for their good-looks, dressed by a cynical London stylist and did all the right rock n’ roll moves bang on cue – but best of all they were clearly chosen also because they wouldn’t dare try and upstage Miss Curse. Still, we had fun, she had fun, I hope. And she signed our banner ‘Love and Guts, Betty C.’ Nu-goth-pop at an electro-indie disco, who’d of thought it?

16th Nov – Mystery Jets DJ set. They were playing a gig at the museum around the corner rather oddly, as part of an exhibition on portraits, as theirs had been painted. They turned up at the Cavern for the after-party at about 12.30am and even though there set was short is was perfect. We’d been slightly concerned that communication between this rather big band and our lowly selves was minimal, and so they had been given no briefing of musical styles. But not only was there set spot-on musically, but it was all pulled off with a classy twist of DJ virtuosity. Well done boys. And then we had them back to the Lofi HQ (i.e. Ciara, Jamie and Ollie’s house) for drinks and dancing (although I recall it was too wet to get the trampoline involved – and Blaine from the band had a broken leg). Check out this interview with them from the Exeter University TV station, involving some serious percussion playing: Interview. (Look under episode 1, 06/07)

8th Nov 2006 - I thought The Sunshine Underground were great – quite loveable pop-rock genius. And they’re Leeds boys too, which makes them untouchable in my eyes. A certain Lofi regular stood at the front of the crowd shouting ‘Yoooooorrrrrrkkkkksssshhhhiiiiirrrrre!!!! at the top of his voice. It’s not everyday you hear a Northern county-cricket chant at a rock venue in Exeter.

MP3:

The Sunshine Underground - Commercial Breakdown

26th November 2006 – Little Man Tate. Quite a quiet gig really, not a massive crowd. But pleasing on the ears none-the-less.

MP3:

Little Man Tate - This Girl Isn't My Girlfriend


3 comments:

Andrew said...
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Andrew said...

" A certain Lofi regular stood at the front of the crowd shouting ‘Yoooooorrrrrrkkkkksssshhhhiiiiirrrrre!!!! at the top of his voice. It’s not everyday you hear a Northern county-cricket chant at a rock venue in Exeter."

Cheers. That was at little man tate, unless i was that drunk i did it at both, which wouldnt surprise me.

Keep up the good work.

Lofi Hifi said...

Yup, indeed you are right, maybe I was the one overly drunk!