October Review

A pretty busy month with a visit to Butlins for a three day music festival, I photographed Daylight Music again,

This month’s bands

New bands are in italics

Bands I liked:
Girl Band, Prom, Vaulted Skies, VANT, The Big Moon, InHeaven, Whyte Horses, Du Blonde, John Knox Sex ClubThe TelescopesThe Membranes, Fever Dream, Daudi MatiskoBand of Holy JoyGhostpoet, Nadine Shah, Public Service Broadcasting, Teeth of the Sea, The Jaguar ClubMisty Miller, Pinkshinyultrablast, The Young Fathers, Lola Colt, Cult of Dom Keller, Bill Pritchard, Black Honey, Half Man Half Biscuit, Night Shade, Dolomite Minor, The Graveltones

Bands I didn’t dislike:
Lisa Ronson, FURS, RM Hubbert, Grasscuts, Emma Pollock, Echo and the Funnymen, Flowers, Orange Yellow Red, St Deluxe, The Monochrome Set, Johnny Marr, Gum Takes Tooth, Prince Vaseline, Big Hogg, Alex Ohm, Walleater, Skinny Girl Diet, Blaenavon, Bill Botting, William D. Drake, Childcare, Sonnenberg, La Luz, Iskra String Quartet, Isobel Waller-Bridge, David Julyan, Sundara Karma, Vitamin, Sonic Scream, 

Bands I won’t be going out of my way to see again:
Reeves Gabrels, The Errors, The Fall, Cherry Wave, Zyna Hel, Miaoux Miaoux, St Sleep, Emmecosta, Jonnie Common, James Holden, Spiritualised, Manuka Honey, Minotaur Shock, Embassy, Waste

Best gig:
Rockaway Beach turned out to be a pretty decent weekend with some great performances, so Butlins wins!

Best new band:
It’s a difficult one this month. The Telescopes and The Membranes were a surprise. The Big Moon showed their potential, and Ghostpoet were as good as expected. But I think I’ll give a joint award to The John Knox Sex Club and The Band of Holy Joy who both put in great sets at Rockaway Beach.

Albums of the month:

  • Macbeth Soundtrack – Jed Kurzel
  • Dark Matter / Dark Energy – Membranes

Best photo:
I seem to have been to lots of gigs with a good camera with me and opportunities to grab some decent photos. But I think this shot of a young fan of VANT is probably the photo that stands out the most.

VANT at Dingwalls

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