Saw Hop Along last night. Francis you’re a beautiful human being with a great wail. My ears are still a buzzin.
London show on Wednesday! And it’s free. You London guys are sure gonna be bummed out when we try and charge for entry to a show…
We’re playing with Vasco De Gama from Liverpool and Bermuda Ern from Brighton. It shall be quite the treat for your earholes.
Probably our last show for a while because we have been exiled from the UK due to tax issues. We’re heading to the picturesque South of France to write an album and take drugs.
Ticket purchased :)
One of the best lineups of the summer, can’t wait!
Sunday - Hop Along, The Sidekicks
Monday - The Physics House Band
Tuesday - The Story So Far, Gnarwolves
Wednesday - Portugal. The Man
Thursday - Narrows, Coliseum, Pariso OR Minus the Bear
Friday - Axes
Saturday - XXYYXX
I love living in London.
Busy week for BSM bands in London!
Has anyone else thought about what tumblr would be like with an integrated auto-scroll system. Sit back and let the gifs, cats and Game Of Thrones posts flow endlessly past. #TheFuture
I want to pre-fix this entire review by saying, if you’re yet to listen to Hop Along you’re missing out on your new favourite band. Hop Along is Frances Quinlan, Mark Quinlan, and Tyler Long, who are all residents of one of my favourite musical places, Philadelphia. ‘Get Disowned’ was written over the course of 2 years and is their first full length release, and it was entirely worth the wait. Released on Hot Green Records in the US and getting a release over here on Big Scary Monsters Records, it’s now easier than ever to get involved in this band.
The record is 10 tracks at 40 minutes long but it doesn’t feel like that kind of length and in my eyes, that’s a positive. When you can get completely lost in a record to only realise you’ve finished the album before it began is something unique and doesn’t happen anywhere near as much as I wish it would. It’s obvious from the start that the guiding force behind this band are Frances’ vocals which lapse between vulnerable and gritty growls filled with raw emotion. I think the emotion of the record maintains itself throughout and never falters leaving you attached to every song as if it were one of your own writing.