Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The Mantra Above The Spotless Meltmoon

This was a band that I saw last night at Soyo bar. Maybe it was just the raspberry martini going to my head but I really enjoyed this band. I had forgotten that it was possible to dance on a Monday night and I didn't just head-bob; I was dancing like a crazy twat.
The drummer was very understated and groovy. Not something you often see in a four-piece indie band. Actually it's unfair to use the term 'indie'. There was a certain moodiness there that was reminiscent of Tomassi-esque grindcore though it wasn't heavy enough to be so. Actually the souring vocals made it sound more like a Sinead O'Connor tribute being ambushed by a bus full of Mars Volta fans.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Penguin Cafe Orchestra

What is art?
This isn't an entirely random question, as I've just been watching this - http://iai.tv/
Something beautiful? Something extraordinary? Or is it just what happens when someone with a lot of ideas and (probably) too much time on their hands, decides to do something with one of those ideas?