It's only Franz bloody Ferdinand and they're only bloody well headlining Field Day 2012! Kate names five old songs she'd like to see them play...
The Miserable Rich with Alabaster DePlume
St Phillips Church Salford
Thursday November 3, 2011
As James de Malplaquet’s voice projects a capella around the room, you realise this has been a real feast of the senses.
YNFB! returns, and it's about time. In which Texan duo Boy Friend cover ABBA's 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!' (it's really good, honestly) and write beautiful, stylish, melancholy synthpop. YES.
She & Him - A Very She & Him Christmas (Double Six)
October 31, 2011
These are all songs we’ve heard before and She & Him have never been about doing new things, just doing the old things well.
Fucked Up with Eagulls
Sunday October 30, 2011
Sound Control, Manchester
The lofty attic space of Sound Control is sporting decorations of the season as we arrive for what promises to be an evening of uncompromising loud noise.
Veronica Falls with Waiters
The Castle Hotel, Manchester
Sunday October 23, 2011
It’s been short but sweet, and as the audience spills out into the autumn evening, Veronica Falls have done everything to satisfy them.
Trof Grosvenor Street, Manchester
Monday October 31, 2011
Despite calling time on a short career, they remain the champions of their unique brand of party hardcore. From the moment they take to a Manchester stage for the last time, we are in for another fantastic show.
Gwdih? means 'owl' in Welsh. It's also the name of a pleasant little cafe-bar just around the corner from Queen Street station.
If we were actually in the late '50s, there'd be Pathe News footage of screaming young girls fainting in the front row with a clipped commentary riffing on how The Jim Jones Revue are mad, bad, and dangerous.