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BenRaah
zebra
Join date: May 2008
676 IQ
#1601
Quote by AnnihiSlateR
the number of people going mad for Only Shallow annoyed me

Only Shallow is boss but I can see what you mean. They definitely have better songs to go mad for (You Made Me Realise)

Seeing them tomorrow with GezzyDiversion, who's apparently too cool for UG now. I'm still not really sure what level of volume to expect. Neither Swans nor Sunn O))) were quite as loud as all the hyperbole had me believe (still fucking loud though) and I guess MBV will probably be the same.
AnnihiSlateR
Hammerheart
Join date: Jun 2008
2,478 IQ
#1602
If its anything like last night it'll be bearable without earplugs, but the last half hour will make you think you probably should be wearing a pair. (I dropped my complimentary pair on the floor by accident). Some people looked in pain at one point. haha
GezzyDiversion
Tame Impaling
Join date: Jun 2008
1,187 IQ
#1603


I make this one off return to UG to post in the ever faithful MBV thread, after discovering them 3 years ago, BenRaah and myself finally experienced them live. I love the Apollo in Hammersmith and the sound there was excellent. Le Volume Courbe were a little boring and finished at 8:30pm leaving a 45 min wait for MBV to arrive onstage at 9:15pm.
The songs sound different in a live setting but you realize this is there true form. The set was pretty standard mix of songs from Loveless, Isnt Anything and the EP's and thankfully Only Tomorrow, New You and a closer of Wonder 2 if the 10 min YMMR wasnt enough for you.
The Holocaust section is an experience, even though it was only 10 mins in length, it was just enough to make you forget what anything else sounds like. I'm glad I had some decent earplugs!
MBV were everthing I wanted them to be and Bilinda at 51 is still looking pretty fine.

I Only Said
When You Sleep
New You
You Never Should
Honey Power
Cigarette in Your Bed
Only Tomorrow
Come in Alone
Only Shallow
Thorn
Nothing Much to Lose
To Here Knows When
Slow
Soon
Feed Me With Your Kiss
You Made Me Realise
Wonder 2
piratemetalhead
Registered User
Join date: May 2007
2,274 IQ
#1605
Finally listening to m b v

It's amazing that after two decades that this band can still deliver such quality material. So far this album sounds like nostalgia, melancholy, an almost surreal, lucid pop from another perception of reality. MBV really know how to write NEW and interesting sounds.
eazy-c
Angus McHighlands
Join date: Dec 2006
559 IQ
#1606
Gig was incredibly underwhelming. Never seen a band look more disinterested.
Quote by ChemicalFire
The point of underground bands is their not popular or famous most of the time. Thus there is a good chance they suck.
MetalTapper
Registered User
Join date: Sep 2012
322 IQ
#1607
MBV still rules, and Bilinda only gets better with age. That is all.
BenRaah
zebra
Join date: May 2008
676 IQ
#1608
Quote by eazy-c
Gig was incredibly underwhelming. Never seen a band look more disinterested.

Seriously? Colm and Debbie were both really into it in London. Kevin and Bilinda lived up to the shoegaze tag pretty well but that's exactly what I was expecting from them.
genghisgandhi
Kristaps Porzingis
Join date: Mar 2009
4,337 IQ
#1609
Quote by eazy-c
Gig was incredibly underwhelming. Never seen a band look more disinterested.

Well it is called shoegaze...
bradulator
normcore
Join date: Jul 2007
2,473 IQ
#1610
I have to change the station anytime a song from their new album comes on the radio. Dunno why.
“Just to sum up: I would do various things very quickly.” - Donald Trump
AnnihiSlateR
Hammerheart
Join date: Jun 2008
2,478 IQ
#1611
Quote by eazy-c
Gig was incredibly underwhelming. Never seen a band look more disinterested.

I know music shouldn't be all about playing up to the stereotype, but I thought that was where the shoegaze name came from the sort of look down and let the music and visuals do the talking.
Fat Lard
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Join date: Jun 2006
851 IQ
#1612
Who Sees You has gotten me thru some SHIT.

one of the best songs I've heard
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