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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>🎪 Festival season is almost upon us – where are you headed?</p>&mdash; Rough Trade (@RoughTrade) <a href=”https://twitter.com/RoughTrade/status/1125026110905786369?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>May 5, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Ok, so this week’s Questions concerns Festivals, which one are you heading to? I’m not going to any Festivals this year (can’t afford it) but if I could choose one to go to it would be Parkife in Manchester they have some great acts and DJs including Mr. Scruff, Solange and Little Simz. Let me know where you guys and heading who your looking to watching in the Comments.

So welcome to a new regular feature Music Question (on a Sunday) I really enjoy these Tweets from Rough Trade Shops. Now they haven’t posted a good one for me this week as so far I’ve only been to one gig this year. It was Beak> at Gorilla in Manchester. The support band was a one man act called Use or as Billy Fuller (bassist in Beak>) would describe him later “the maddest bastard in France” which he was. Let me know your best Support Band/Act of the Year in the Comments.

 

 

Having witnessed Holy Fuck live at The Faversham in Leeds back in 2008 my expectations were high ahead of this tour to promote new album ‘Latin’ and on Tuesday they performed far beyond them. Their set was inspirational and an example of how a live show should be. Exhilarating from start to finish they showed what a difference having a stable line-up for two years has made, being at once a much tighter unit and one that allows more flexibility as they can trust their band mates to follow them and despite getting stuck behind some obscenely tall people I was able to see how Holy Fuck had improved. This vastly improved my understanding of what the sounds were: treated vocals and many coming from a vast array of second-hand keyboards, effects pedals and other devices spread across two tables.

The set focused heavily on songs from ‘Latin’ but really hit its stride when the band played their best tune ‘Lovely Allen’, ‘The Pulse’ and ‘Choppers’ from 2007’s ‘LP’. During these the crowd reached higher levels of excitement which propelled the band onwards through the rest of the set, which included a brilliant version ‘SHT MTN’ with Brain Borcherdt in a rare bit of guitar wielding. The energy and excitement continued through a brutal tribal encore (I was surprised the drum kit stayed in one piece) as the band finished off even the most hardened of moshers.

So a great gig and special mentions should go to the great venue (my first time at the Deaf Institute) and support act SBTRKT.

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