as much as we’ve grown to hate the term lo-fi for all of it’s contrived and consequently lo-quality contributions to the indie-music world, London’s Trailer Trash Tracys release “Candy Girl”, a solid yet such sounding new single on a double A-Side with “You Wish You Were Red” this September 14th. the song’s minimal hook latent arrangements showcase it’s most important strength… an incredible melody that sits perfectly within a sensible pop song.. excited for more to come from these guys
Dearly beloved, it is with a heavy heart and a sad face that I say this to you this morning.
As of last Friday the 28th August, I have been forced to leave the Manchester rock’n’roll pop group Oasis.
The details are not important and of too great a number to list. But I feel you have the right to know that the level of verbal and violent intimidation towards me, my family, friends and comrades has become intolerable. And the lack of support and understanding from my management and band mates has left me with no other option than to get me cape and seek pastures new.
I would like firstly to offer my apologies to them kids in Paris who’d paid money and waited all day to see us only to be let down AGAIN by the band. Apologies are probably not enough, I know, but I’m afraid it’s all I’ve got.
While I’m on the subject, I’d like to say to the good people of V Festival that experienced the same thing. Again, I can only apologise – although I don’t know why, it was nothing to do with me. I was match fit and ready to be brilliant. Alas, other people in the group weren’t up to it.
In closing I would like to thank all the Oasis fans, all over the world. The last 18 years have been truly, truly amazing (and I hate that word, but today is the one time I’ll deem it appropriate). A dream come true. I take with me glorious memories.
Now, if you’ll excuse me I have a family and a football team to indulge.
I’ll see you somewhere down the road. It’s been a fuckin’ pleasure.
“Talk Tonight” was written after Noel Gallagher first left oasis during their ’94 US tour. they weren’t done then, or in 96′ when they started a tour in the states with liam house shopping back home with the misses, they weren’t done in 2000 when noel left the band during their world tour. and there’s more in between, but the point is.. are they actually done now?
hope not. as much slack as this band gets for not being what they were in the 90’s, they are simply one of few, a small handful of bands that can actually still hold it down as a relevant rock and roll band after almost 18 years. should they actually be over this time, it would be a shame. ok – to see noel do a non-accompanied solo tour, neil young style, would be mind blowing. a solo record would be incredible as well. but what wouldn’t be incredible is seeing oasis fall into the “reunion” band category. they’ll do it for the money, fuck the pistols did it, but it’s a sad and uninspiring moment for a band when shit like that happens.
so will another “talk tonight” come out of this break? hope so. it’s clearly one of noel’s best songs ever, and a b-side of course. does any band even have better b-sides than oasis?? either way, to see what happens with the big O in the near future will be an interesting course of events, at least to us. so we’ll keep you posted.
“It’s with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer. Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan.”
noel, we know our kid can be a fookin’ wanker. we know. but, for real, ya fookin’ geezer, DO NOT BLOW IT!
the son of a baptist minister, cory chisel grew up immersed in the spiritedness of gospel music. a spiritedness that still informs a sound further influenced by iconic artists like howlin’ wolf, aretha franklin, and sam cooke. the native of the upper midwest breathes a refreshing vitality into a sometimes inwardly-focused prosaic genre. we really dig cory (and his wandering sons), if you’re not already up on him, familiarize yourself.
this Seattle band rocks fo sho, but it’s more like.. the story of me waiting for this track to go somewhere. still not as solid “falling down”, post-shoegaze guitar riffs and the raveonettes will always do me just fine. “The Story Of Me And you” is off the new split-single with The Tamborines via Custom Made Music
lifted from the soulculture uk “aaliyah revisted” tribute EP, this killer cover of “rock the boat” by east london, uk soul singer and basement jaxx collaborator vula wow’d the shit out of us. the entire EP is loaded with bangers… we’re too diggin on afta-1’s space soul interpretation of “4 page letter” and tawiah’s transatlantic “nOUGHty nOUGHty”s on her go at “are you that somebody?”. we love aaliyah, RIP, baby girl.
“i could rule the world, with a girl like you, on my own” …isn’t that the truth? right, this is a GREAT song. but, dudes, could we work on the album cover? seriously, hit us back, we’ll get our people in contact with your people! we are talking some R.E.A.L. graphic design, we promise!
it’s 1969, fuckers! did b3sci fake the moon landing? we’ll never tell! but what we will tell is that we were so busy partying with osterberg yesterday. (homeboy can party!) that today we’re straight sunday throwbackin’ it! yeah!