Tuesday, February 01, 2005

indie revival gathers pace

OK, I'm getting sick of bands reforming now. Soon enough it'll be impossible to go to a major venue or a festival without seeing another bloody revival band; so we can now count not just on The Pixies, The Wedding Present, Gang of Four, The House of Love, The Happy Mondays and The bleeding Farm but also the Cocteau Twins, who have just announced that they are reforming for Coachella 2005. Ho hum.

9 comments:

BB said...

The Mondays reforming? I really have my finger on the pulse. Has that got anything to do with Bez winning CBB?

No news of James, I imagine...

jonathan said...

think they're cashing in on Bez to some extent; they're playing a gruesome sounding 'Madchester' event with the Farm and Clint Boon from the Inspiral Carpets. Not sure where, probably Brixon Academy or something. Given the nightmarish horror that was their version of 'The Boys Are Back In Town' last time they re-formed, I suppose we have to hope this one off is as much as they do. As for The Farm...

No, not heard anything about a James reunion; probably because it's not so very long since they were still together. Tim Booth did do an album last year that was diverting in places, but a bit hippy-dippy for my liking. I gather he concentrates on teaching dancing these days!

BB said...

Madchester totally ran out of steam about 12 years ago, so that event does sound a bit desperate. Then again - a few beers and who knows?
I did know about Tim Booth's dance teaching, but not about the solo album. Just curious, really. Not sure I'd really like it anyway - wasn't a big fan of "Pleased to meet you".

Milk said...

I can't believe The Cocteau Twins have reformed. I 4ucking love The Cocteaus but I can't believe they've reformed - I remember them getting really pissed off when the Sex Pistols got back together. A bit hypocritical but that's musicians for you.

Andrew Brown said...

It's only a matter of time before Neds Atomic Kitchen are gracing us with their presence and then it's on to Th' Faith Healers and then Silverfish... Just say no to the indie revivalists!

quin said...

Hmmm, a James revival would probably involve at least 85 band members.

They were one of my favourite bands, but I never got to see them because I managed to get bacterial meningitis 15 minutes before the gig. Silly of me.

BB said...

85? You're thinking of The Fall ... the chances of them all fitting in MES' front room for a big 30th anniversary party must be quite slim.

James were cool, though I have rated 'Seven' the most depressing album I've ever bought :-)

jonathan said...

No, James have had loads of members too. In fact, according to this, they're still a going concern, albeit without Tim. Not heard much evidence of it, however.

Matt Gunn said...

Last I heard Neds Atomic Dustbin were reformed as a 3 piece, hopefully that means they'll only be three fifths as bad as when there were five.