Well, another May, and another life-changing experience at an All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival.Â This year, at the Matt Groening event,Â it was Boredoms who turned my life upsite down.Â They really were phenomenal.Â Â I hope to have some photos to show you soon.Â In the meantime, I can show you the back of my head occasionally popping into view during the start of the Spiritualized set.Â Several things brought me close to tears, but this song was the one that actually did it.
Fuck Buttons did a couple of DJ sets at the festival, so it was apt that tonight we had an interview with them in my show.Â If there is demand for it, I can make the interview available here on the blog as a podcast.Â Here’s the tracklist for tonight’s show:
There are some fantastic things coming out of the All Tomorrow’s Parties record label at the moment, what with great new releases by APSE and F*ck Buttons this month.Â To be honest, this is not a rare treat, as ATP have consistently been releasing top notch music for a goodÂ few years.Â And their releases tend to be worth owning physically too, because as with 4AD you can usually be sure of a nicely put together artifact.Â The new F*ck Buttons single is coming out (5th October, I believe) on a nice 7″ picture disc.Â And to top it all, this weekend I’ll be in Sheffield on Saturday for the Warp20 event at Park Hill Flats where among a selection of Warp Records videos, and the UK premiere of The Living Room, the new All Tomorrow’s Parties film will also be shown.
Anyway, below are the tunes I’ve played on BCB over the past few days, and it’s a bumper list.Â As well as my usual show last night, on Sunday morning I was a guest on Ben Mussanzi’s Peace Music programme, and this morning I filled in for Mary Dowson on About Bradford, BCB’s morning magazine show. Continue reading →