On Tuesday I went to an NME awards gig at the Astoria. The line up was:
The Duke Spirit
I'm not a massive Elbow fan, infact I've only been listening to them for the past couple of weeks. But I really enjoyed them, they were much better than I thought. And I got to touch the singer guy! He had his crotch in my face! Woo, I just love them ugly old men (for evidence of this just look at my exboyfriend :p).
The Duke Spirit were decent enough but basically a bit boring and with no particularly great songs.
All I can say in Forward Russia's favour is that they were energetic. Apart from that they were shit. They sound like the Rakes on speed and not in a remotely good way. They are just a shit nme band and I was very wrong to ever believe they might be good!
I really enjoyed Larrikin Love. I s'pose I do have a bit of a thing for skinny indie boys and funky music, but these guys were cool! The singer had a yellow hoody and was rolling on the floor. AND they have a violin!!! In a good way!
I don't know how far these guys will go or how much they'll stand out from the rest of the 'skinny indie boys with funky poppy guitar music' bands, but I don't really care because I'm too busy doing a jig and being happy whilst listening to them.
Larrikin Love - Happy as Annie