Things I have been doing

It is true. I’ve been a rubbish blogger recently. I could explain via a schedule of excuse. Some readers might sympathise.


 A couple of weeks ago now, I caught a fine set by Sleaford Mods which I (eventually) reviewed for here. Their sweary rants really did impress me. 



The support band for the night, Purple, also marked themselves out as ones to watch. The next day I was, eating a sandwich, on my way to a work meeting in Warwick, when the three members of Purple walked by. I chose not to distract them from their sightseeing by saying something like, “You were great in Leicester last night”. I regret that a bit now.



I’ve also had my first review published here in the Leicester Mercury. There’s a real challenge in writing a 300 word live review but I tried my best to sum up the fine night at “Watch This Space” with up and coming Leicester band, Clubs. I knew I’d like them since seeing them at Liverpool Sound City last year and they didn’t disappoint. 



Lucy Rose did a ‘really smelly fart’ live on stage at the Nottingham Bodega. I’ve got notes about that night and I’ll write them up in good time. I also popped into the Maverick festival launch party when in London. In a basement beneath the Gibson Guitar shop, I was treated to free ciders and duck wraps whilst watching a selection of live acts from the festival. Dayna Kurtz really caught the eye with her mournful country from the soul and I’m sure I’ll feature her on Sonic Breakfast before this year is out. 



Tonight, I’m back at the Musician for the Original Bands Showcase callbacks. There’s seven bands on the line up and most will be new to me on account of being otherwise engaged for many of the heats this year. Later this week, the excellent Tuff Love play the Musician and I plan to be there for that – and then next week, Sinkane will be doing a very rare show outside of London. Not to be missed. 




I do promise that normal Sonic Breakfast coverage will resume soon though.