Posts tagged with "tellison"
I haven't really felt the need to update the blog with what I've been doing recently. Part of this is down to just being too busy doing other stuff to sit down on the computer and plague the internet like I used to.
The other week I seen Tellison (pictured) three times in one week. Monday at the Manchester Academy, Wednesday in Liverpool's Bluecoat Gallery and a 'secret gig' again later that night in Manchester's The Phoenix. It was amazing. Check them out.
This Saturday I picked up two rolls of film up from Advanced Photo in Manchester; one was a black & white film that had been in my camera since June 08 and the second was an expired roll of cheap colour stuff that I used to rattle off a load of Tellison / Tubelord shots. One of the first things I did when I got home was post the black & white shots to Flickr.
You can see all the shots that I've uploaded from the black & white film by clicking the link below. Gig photos to follow shortly.
Tellison are, without doubt, one of the best live bands around - I've just returned home from seeing them play Manchester's Roadhouse. Support was from Tubelord, The Maple State - who are each excellent - and Scholars, who I missed play.
It's the last tour for Ben, who plays in Tellison as part of the live line-up - but this just means that there's some exciting new stuff in the pipeline from Encyclopedia, which can only be a good thing!
I shot a whole roll of film and have no idea what I was doing with the flash / retro 60s manual camera combination. Hopefully I'll be able to post some pics next weekend.
Tonight I'm off to Manchester's Music Box to see Hammersmith-(London)-based indie pop band Tellison... but think more emo-indie than Arctic-Monkeys-indie. For this outing, Tellison are actually playing support to Spitalfield - who have decided to call it a day once they've completed this tour.
I don't have much to say about either Tellison or Spitalfield; I've seen Tellison once before at In The City 2007, their album becomes quite cool after a few listens and they're great live. Spitalfield are nothing more than a name, to be honest. Hopefully it will be a pretty cool gig though; I'm not planning on taking photos or reviewing it either - so unless it turns out to be absolutely amazing, I won't be writing anymore about it.
Either way, here's some Tellison music for you to wrap your ears around. OGG format, once again. If you like what you hear, you can get their album 'Contact! Contact!' from an Amazon Marketplace seller for about 6 GBP.
ITC2007 is not quite over yet, but I've certainly seen enough to give a round-up (of sorts) so far - and what a busy week it will have been. With Bring on the Dancing Horses on Thursday, gigs on Saturday and all-day Sunday; all that's left for me is either Sam Isaac or Elle S'Appelle for tonight. That will make it a total of six different gigs in five days - phew!
Some of the bands I got to see included Darlings of the Splitscreen, data.select.party, Elle S'Appelle, Salty Lips, Tellison and The Glamour Sound System. Amid the bands that I met, but didn't get to see perform were Vile Vile Creatures and goFASTER>>.
Aside from the above-mentioned bands, a new discovery for me, and ones to watch are Cage the Elephant (myspace). I caught the end of their set as I arrived at Jabez Clegg where they were playing to around 15 people.
I've made my choice. I thought long and hard, did a little research and have gone and bought the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player. No BluRay in my household; HD-DVD ftw!
So, tomorrow I'll be looking forward to receiving this, Express Delivery, accompanied by Children Of Men - all because I was in the mood for spending some money. It was either that, or a Nikon SB-800 Speedlight (which no doubt I'll end up buying when I get paid).
As I explained in my last blog post 07/07/07, I was set to go and see Encyclopedia play in Leeds. I got there alright, met up with Amanda and went onto the venue (which was a really cool place). We managed to catch the end of the first support act, then Gavin Osborn and then the new fresh line-up of Encyclopedia.
I didn't get to stick around to see headliners Tellison, which was a shame, but Encyclopedia were fucking great and Gavin Osborn was good too - I ended up buying his CD the next day. Here's a free track for your ears to sample, hosted on senduit.com (link expires 27th July 2007)
Over recent weeks, when I'm not in work, time seems to go really fast - which is a bad thing. I don't seem to have time to do all the things I want to, and my free time dissolves quickly and I'm left standing there wondering where it all went - and why it feels like I'm always in work. What's going on?
I reckon I just need to get out more; get back into photography (because even flickr shows I've been slack as of late - no new photos this month), go to more gigs and social events. Maybe I should've bought the Nikon SB-800 Speedlight instead of the HD-DVD player. Hehe.
Thanks to everyone who still reads my blog; leave me a comment please - let me know what you thought of the free mp3 (link expires 27th July 2007), at least.
I decided that I really needed to update my blog; so we have a new header up 'top and I'm all ready to ramble about something or nothing.
Over the past week I've been really looking forward to seeing what post I've got each day. Since I got paid, I've ordered a whole bunch of stuff online (music, mostly) and can't wait to have it drop through my door. I went a bit crazy and just started spending so other than what's already come through the door, I can't tell you what I've ordered - because I don't know.
Out of what I've received so far, which shockingly isn't too much, (damn Royal Mail) my favourite purchase has to be the new EP by National School. I've been eager to get my hands on their material since Munkyfest and have been playing it non-stop!
I've uploaded track one off the EP for your listening pleasure. It's pack as a ZIP containing one high-quality MP3 and is available to download from senduit.com (link expires 14/07/2007)
Elsewhere in music I went to see Kanye West this week and reviewed it for Entertainment Manchester, re-publishing the review on Newsvine. I also got some tickets through today for Unknown Pleasures at the Quays and am tempted to go to that. We shall see, though.
One thing I am looking forward to is going to Leeds in ten days time. Tellison are playing; but more importantly, I really want to see Encyclopedia (pictured). I refuse to explain why I'm excited to be seeing them play; especially when Ben has wrote such a marvellous blog post illustrating the reason on their MySpace.
With the UK release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix impending, Vikki gets ever more disgusted at the fact that I've never seen a Harry Potter film. So much so, that when she was threatening to buy the whole collection on Amazon, I gave in and agreed to rent them all instead.
The first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone dropped through the door this morning. I don't mind watching it, but I don't particularly think it's a film I'll enjoy - I've just never had an interest in the series of books or movies.
Since highlighting to the folk over at Clusty that their mobile search didn't work with Opera, I've been talking in fair detail with one of the guys about possible improvements to Clusty. I find that when I get into conversations with developers of products I like and admire that my enthusiasm shoots right up and my head nearly explodes with ideas - making me really eager just to invite myself to join the team and get started on making them.
Of course, it never happens like that. It's a shame that most of the people I speak to about such things are all based in America (or other silly countries like Norway) and it's not like I could just 'pop by' one day after work to lend a hand.
(for those that haven't realised, I'd really love to be in with all the folk that are up there shaping the web; making it a better place for the both of us. one day - i'm hoping media city will pay off for me.)
As most of you are aware, I generally use Yahoo! products, but I could often be found to switch between Clusty and Yahoo! search on a daily basis. A few weeks ago I changed all my default search boxes from Yahoo! to Clusty and have been trying it out on a more permanent basis.
Anywho, I don't think I've got much more to say. It's taken me far too long to write this as it is.
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