Boring Indie

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Re: Boring Indie

Post by Wheatabeat » Mon Mar 11, 2013 19:08

a fog of ideas wrote: bearing in mind I've had to listen to them, you're going to come round my house and gouge my eyes out for having the temerity to say 'I don't much like this'

what are you? a fucking sadist?
Admittedly, it was a little right-wing of me that, sorry. No, I'd probably in real life just shrug my shoulders and walk away with a little tear in my eye.

And get your quoting right. Or I'll come round and gouge your eyes out with a teaspoon.
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Re: Boring Indie

Post by linus » Mon Mar 11, 2013 20:17

Wheatabeat wrote:And get your quoting right. Or I'll come round and gouge your eyes out with a teaspoon.
point taken, quote corrected. I'm so appalled with myself I'm currently removing my own knee caps with a tin opener by way of an apology.

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Re: Boring Indie

Post by humblebee » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:20

Wheatabeat wrote:Me too. Love 'em. And if anyone wants to say something about that then me and Lynz will come to your HOME and gouge your eyes out with a teaspoon. Won't we Lyns?
lynsosaurus wrote:I dunno if I would go THAT far. I'd perhaps give someone a moderately disdainful look, though.
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Re: Boring Indie

Post by leon » Sat Apr 27, 2013 22:37

Dear god that makes me want to smash up my guitars and never touch one again.
"and Valley Parade is showing all its finery"

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Re: Boring Indie

Post by leon » Sat Apr 27, 2013 22:52

I've just had a listen and they have a song with the opening line "Well its a right kerfuffle".

Comedy gold
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Re: Boring Indie

Post by Tomsharpey » Sat Apr 27, 2013 23:05

Any band with a fucking 'bio' page.

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Re: Boring Indie

Post by sweepingthenation » Sat Apr 27, 2013 23:41

I'm certain "two northern idiots, sort of northern Del Boys, lads who are daft as a brush" is taken verbatim from Clement and Le Frenais' original pitch. (Which would have been farsighted, given Bob and Terry predate OFAH by seventeen years)

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Re: Boring Indie

Post by indiansummer » Fri May 10, 2013 16:43

halo my middle, a hula hoop hug

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Re: Boring Indie

Post by Cloudy Cat » Sun May 12, 2013 07:38

I was so hoping Likely Lads were going to be a tribute band to Bob and Terry. They're even based within 100 miles of Newcastle. Geographically it was looking good but there's no mention of any of the characters in the song titles. Admittedly I can't be bothered to listen to the songs to check.

The Likely Lads is being repeated on BBC. It's not really funny, more a study of two repressed northern men. I could have sworn I heard my parents laughing uproariously at it forty years ago while I was tucked up in bed waiting for punk rock to happen. Maybe they were making comical love in the sitting room instead.

I love Tigercats but one track on the lp does sound like Vampire Weekend. I'm not ashamed to say I like the first Vampire Weekend lp. I thought making people feel guilty about what they liked went out of fashion after that rather embarrassing disco record burning event in the US some thirty years ago. The fact is if someone likes something you regard as crap they won't change their love of said crap no matter how much you rage and rant at them. Even a sensible proportionate approach fails. I've tried both. But I've grown up now and accept that people like what they like and despite me playing them the Deep Freeze Mice every day for a month (I'm looking at you, my wife) they won't change their minds.

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Re: Boring Indie

Post by Wheatabeat » Sun May 12, 2013 11:41

I caught Miles Kane (sounds like some flamboyant desease that) on equally-as-shite Soccer AM yesterday whilst channel hopping. Now there's a band/man that was fit for this subject. I should gouge that fuckers eyeballs out with a teaspoon.

I never trust artists that try to put far too emphisis about clothing than their own lose-the-will-to-live music. Will bands ever stop trying to look, feel, think that they're in a clichéd version of 1967? They always look far more like Austin Powers than Roger Daltrey.

God this thread don't half bring the worst out in me. Can a mod ban me from this, for my own sanity please.
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Re: Boring Indie

Post by MattH » Wed May 29, 2013 17:19

Not even Rick Rubin could make Jake Bugg interesting...

http://www.nme.com/news/jake-bugg/70567
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Re: Boring Indie

Post by MattH » Sat Jun 01, 2013 03:36



"coolioBUBSKi 2 days ago

Even though his lyrics make no fucking sense he is the voice of a generation"

Erm...
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Re: Boring Indie

Post by MattH » Sat Jun 01, 2013 03:42



" Ronny Sosa 3 days ago
I was smiling like a weirdo the whole video cause he's so unique"

"Froyah 3 days ago
Tithe guy just makes class tunes. Glad he's around! Unique in this era"

No words.
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Re: Boring Indie

Post by posed_by_models » Sat Jun 01, 2013 06:59

This thread reminds me of a band I saw around 2006 in Leeds (supporting.. um.. Ladyfuzz I think which, well, serves me right really) called The Hair. I looked them up on Youtube and found this -



It's like a copy of Nuts magazine come to hideous life. The mid 00's did their best to match the mid 90's for shitty lad indie wank didn't they?

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Re: Boring Indie

Post by linus » Sat Jun 01, 2013 08:25

at the end of that hair video you can almost hear tim lovejoy muttering 'oh yes, they are going to be huge, the hair... simon, what do you think of the hair? are they going to be huge?' and simon rimmer saying 'I dunno, there's a lot of that sort of sound around at the moment' and then they make some bacon and egg vol-au-vents

it reminded me of the cure

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Re: Boring Indie

Post by posed_by_models » Sat Jun 01, 2013 08:33

a fog of ideas wrote:at the end of that hair video you can almost hear tim lovejoy muttering 'oh yes, they are going to be huge, the hair... simon, what do you think of the hair? are they going to be huge?' and simon rimmer saying 'I dunno, there's a lot of that sort of sound around at the moment' and then they make some bacon and egg vol-au-vents

it reminded me of the cure
There is an interview with them somewhere in which they describe themselves as being different from every band ever because they use a keyboard.

Yes I looked up interviews for them. It's been a slow morning.

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Re: Boring Indie

Post by linus » Sat Jun 01, 2013 08:36

also, I thought miles kane was that 'comedian' from essex who wears mascara ('I'm from essex, yeh, I know, look at the state of me, and I come from essex- imagine that! showing my dad my nails, look at my nails, dad- and I'm from essex, yeh I know, what am I like?')

so now I know who he is I don't really find him that offensive or necessarily boring (anodyne is more apposite) but I do hate the awful fucking respectful reverence and cringing mock gravitas that nme clip affords him... when did that become the norm?

ask him questions about biscuits, for fuck's sake, and film him going down a slide repeatedly

he's a pop singer, start treating him like one

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Re: Boring Indie

Post by linus » Sat Jun 01, 2013 08:38

posed_by_models wrote:There is an interview with them somewhere in which they describe themselves as being different from every band ever because they use a keyboard.
best. quote. ever.

'and on the next album we're going to blow people's minds wide open by using a pair of maracas'

'deal with it'

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Re: Boring Indie

Post by julieocean » Sat Jun 01, 2013 09:01

The thing that amused me most about the Miles Kane interview was the fact that it was just so vacuous. Nothing he said had any substance to it whatsoever (and a lot of it made about as much sense as his lyrics). I was also a bit freaked out by his hair in that video where he was jumping around on stage with his geetar. For some reason I was reminded of the Ben Stiller character in Dodgeball...

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