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Arcane Roots + In Dynamics – Dingwalls, London 15/10

[Public service announcement: Since I accidentally deleted this whole post the following is the shorter and more boring version. Well done, me.]

For the show in London I had decided, very unlike me, to go on a coach in the early afternoon. As I wasn’t queueing this seemed sensible. Also meant I got to eat my very first english breakfast with Jessica in Birmingham, which was wonderful. Less wonderful was the fact that Megabus once again fucked up my bus trip.

While I was fine not queueing I had definitely not intended to arrive after doors (it’s a fine line)((hah, line)). By some inventive dinner, aka forgetting all about it, I managed to get there by 7.15pm and joined the frenchies on second row. All good. First band on stage was Echoic and they were good but I was just too excited about finally seeing Arcane Roots again to pay much attention.

Second support was In Dynamics and here I did pay attention because they are most definitely awesome. Only recently started listening but was instantly hooked, exactly my type of music. Here are the current favourites:

Live was as good as I hoped, and I’m very much looking forward to the headline gigs in London and Brighton! Get to go back to The Barfly as well, been way too long now. They’re supporting Arcane Roots on the rest of their UK tour as well so I get to see them one or two more times there as well.

Then, well, it was time for Arcane Roots. I last saw them in 2011 when they were on tour with 22, a Norwegian band and the reason I went to 5 dates of that tour. Luckily AR turned out to be utterly amazing and so I did the exact same thing that I did with Twin Atlantic. Which was to not see them for four years. (I really need to stop doing that.) But now it was finally, finally time and oh man, they’re even better now! So much energy, so much feeling and the best and craziest crowd ever!  You know it’s great when the ceiling is sweating as well. I was only going to see them in Birmingham apart from London but after this show I might just have to do York as well. And… possibly Paris. Ooops?
Well you know, four years is a lot of time to make up for, no time like the present eh?

Here’s one of their newer singles that I just can’t stop listening to:

Also, special shoutout to Jack (drums, In Dynamics & Arcane Roots) for playing a double set like it was nothing, great job!


Manchester bound!

Today is the first day of a VERY good live music week. Twin Atlantic on the Budweiser Live Project today, tomorrow (Birmingham) and Friday (Cardiff), with a break in the middle to see Arcane Roots in London on Thursday (where the fantastic In Dynamics will be supporting)!

Currently on a Megabus, two hours late and quite carsick. Still have to find a way to resize pictures properly but in lieu of photos I’ll try to be posting regularly from my phone during the days and evenings, won’t that be fun? “In the queue.” “Cold.” “Still in the queue.” 😉
Not sure yet if I’ll do separate posts for everything or do one each day and just edit it. We’ll see. Hopefully be getting pictures up starting tomorrow as well.

Here we fucking go.

Twin Atlantic – Klubben, Stockholm 13/11

Went home for a day without a gig, for me at least. Twin apparently had a tiny acoustic session at a pub in Gamla Stan. The bastards!

But no time to dwell on that, as I’m now on my way to the venue in Stockholm. Therese will meet me up there for dinner and drinks queue style. As you do! Had (tense, what tense?) sushi and blasted Arcane Roots on the portable speakers. Wouldn’t have had to stress so much though,  when I came to the venue we were all of two people there. This changed for the better though, maybe three times as many people as in Copenhagen turned up!

The Xcerts served up a great gig, as usual. I think something was better in Copenhagen but can’t put my finger on what. Might’ve been only a certain lack of vibe at Klubben. And I’m biased, hate the place so not gonna blame the band. Shaking In the Water continued being ear candy and the last song of the setlist continues being the grooviest thing since… sliced bread..? Got a setlist as well so will check song names as soon as I get home. (It’s Slackerpop yo!) ALSO He Sinks, He Sleeps is fantastic.

Time for Twin to get on stage. This time of a size where their flags and Ross’ drums actually fit! Ah, those drums during Brothers and Sisters are too cool. Setlist was the same as Copenhagen, so no Caribbean or Cell Mate. I actually thought their performance this night was even better that at Pumpehuset. To my own surprise because I was pretty sure the venue would steal a lot of the atmosphere. Seems nothing can steal the Twin feel. Crowd was a disappointment but what can you do? At least many turned up!

Sam talked about how he was losing his voice and said reassuring things like “this might be the last gig of the tour”. Only noticeable while he was talking though, went all in in the songs as always. Actually sounded even better than Copenhagen, just a little bit rawer (which, as it happens, I like). It did mean I spent a lot of in between songs time worrying about the to be or not to be of the gig in Oslo. Turned out I had nothing to worry about. (Phew) Went home pretty soon after the gig for 5hours of sleep and then another train trip. Woop!

My phone died after about half the gig this night, so not a single cello picture.

MHMM..! (and t-shirts)

Okej, jag tĂ€nkte skriva om Egypten, men insĂ„g att jag lika gĂ€rna kan vĂ€nta tills TherĂ©se skickat över bilder. Mina Ă€r ju mest… suddiga haha.

Annars rÄÄ? Sitter och dreglar över Culann t-shirts och hÄller pÄ att fÄ dem att fixa paypal baaaara för lilla min skull (sÀger vi). FÄr se det som en liten tröst eftersom jag inte riktigt har kapital att Äka över och se dem live. Samt hoppas att de slÀpper mer ny musik snart, och att den dÄ Àr pÄ samma nivÄ som singeln. För ska jag vara helt Àrlig Àr den riktigt mycket bÀttre Àn albumet, det jag lyssnat.
Men ssch, sÀg inte att jag sa det.

So preeeetty!

NĂ€r jag Ă€ndĂ„ Ă€r igĂ„ng och tjatar om t-shirts försöker jag dessutom fĂ„ Arcane Roots att svara pĂ„ om de har nĂ„gra t-shirtar frĂ„n 2011 som ligger och skrĂ€par nĂ„gonstans. SĂ„. JĂ€vla. Snygga. TyvĂ€rr Ă€r inte min sĂ€rskilt vit lĂ€ngre… So I NEED them!

What I have (and need another one of) :
Love love love…
(and hey, what a bad quality photo!)

And what I want (just because) :


SĂ„hĂ€r gĂ„r det nĂ€r jag glömmer vad det var jag skulle skriva om…

Culann – All Reverie

SÄ. NÄgot skotskt band jag aldrig hört talas om förrÀn de favoriserade en tweet (antagligen mobbade jag Twin Atlantic för nÄgot) slÀppte en singel igÄr! De heter Culann, duh, och singeln Àr fan grymt bra. Hade ju gÀrna sett dem live pÄ launchen igÄr kan man sÀga.
Jag behöver flytta till England/Storbritannien. Men det har jag ju sagt förr.

Fan dÄ vad alla bra band ska hÄlla pÄ och spela. Helst samtidigt.

Arcane Roots SÅLDE UT Garage i torsdags. Vadfan hĂ€nde??
Jag har inte sett dem live pĂ„ tre Ă„r? Vad fan HÄNDE?!

I miss touring. That is all.

A cute little cup of cyanide.

Lugn dag.

Camilla var hĂ€r igĂ„r. Lyckades inte komma in i xboxspelandet, vad Ă€r det för fel pĂ„ mig? Men tycker nog vi hade det rĂ€tt bra Ă€ndĂ„ 🙂
Idag Àr det jag, The Farseer Trilogy och musiken. The 1975, Arcane Roots och Biffy Clyro so far. Har det rÀtt bra.
Nu blir det te och vÀrldscupen i dressyr.
Det enda som fattas Àr ösregn, för jag gör inte mÄnga knop.

Stressen kan dock fÄ försvinna. Vad gör du hÀr? Du ska inte vara hÀr.
Var lugn till du kan göra nÄgot Ät det som stör.
Lugn nu.

Men, sÄ lÀnge:

I Am.

Are you?