E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
Wednesday November 17th, 2010
The whole thing is so powerfully emotional, I feel as if every hair on my body is prickled up.
Catherine, the Motel's Bonn Correspondent (seriously), previews this weekend's Berlin Festival, featuring Motel favourites galore including We Have Band and Herman Dune...
Catherine previews the Latitude festival, a heady mix of music, comedy, art, literature and spray-painted sheep.
With only nine tracks, there’s no room for any slack, so each song on this album has the quality to be a single.
Guillemots – Red (Polydor)
March 24th, 2008
Album number two... is a brilliantly different and varied second effort. Each track is distinct and exciting – certainly no temptation to snooze off into MOR-indie land.
Jim Noir - What U Gonna Do (My Dad Recordings) March 31st, 2008 3.2/6.0 Jim Noir is a quirky Mancunian treat, and his first album...
We had a cocktail and some lovely tasting beer in the first bar we frequented, [and] being the geeks we are, we enjoyed a light round or two of the game Yahtzee.
With the aforementioned earnest-flute man standing by, eyes closed in rapture, singing and finger-clicking along, it proved somewhat difficult to be a mature audience. Catherine joined in the harmonising in order to relieve any energy which might otherwise had manifested into a Grade 1 giggly-fit, but I instead chose to stare into the Washington State landscape.
The Feeling – Join With Us (Universal/Island)
February 18th, 2008
I’ve had a bit of a soft spot for The Feeling for a while. I think it stems from a stint that lead singer Dan Gillespie Sells did on a Never Mind the Buzzcocks Christmas special. Anyone that can playfully deflect that pesky tyrant Simon Amstell’s ribbing gets an A+ in my book.
Santa Monica beach was brill, and we hired bikes and felt like I was in The OC. Plus, all the Baywatch lifeguards and musclemen on the beach were hilarious.