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Jack's Mannequin


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Went to a Jack's Mannequin gig at Kings College Student Union last night, one of the best gigs I've been to, was a really small venue so had a great view and amazing live performance!!

Will post a few YouTube links once I get the videos uploaded tonight :)
Haha.. Yeah, Diana is a friend..

*shifty eyes again*

Jacks Mannequin just seem a bit.. Twee, in a non-good way. A bit.. Scouting For *killmyself* Girls.
It's just that horrible, safe, coffee table music.. Which is fine, you know, if that's what you're into. I just want to tie it to a rock and throw it in the sea..

*runs away*


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captainrage said:
It's just that horrible, safe, coffee table music..
Each to their own! But I wouldn't say it's safe, coffee table music :down: (as funny as I found that comment) I'd say the inclusion of the piano with guitars in a band isn't safe by any means, and takes a great deal of talent to pull off and still have a great melody/sound :up:


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ooh wow, fun!

BTW greg, after seeing that michelin man image (costume thingy), I've had random intervals of bursts of laughter.... one of which was in my maths GCSE on monday!
Reading is dead..
It's all about SXSW, Coachella, Bestival and Latitude..

I see what you're saying about "melody" and sound, but (sticking to the genralisation I made before) Scouting for Girls have drums and guitars, as do Keene.. And they all sound the same.

I think you should have a listen to 'The National', 'Band of Horses' and 'Frightened Rabbit'.. A couple of recommendations, they have melody, but manage to shake it up a bit. And maybe some 'Magnet' or 'Bat For Lashes' if you need something calmer..


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Have you been to Reading captainrage? I've not been to SXSW, Coachella, Bestival or Latitude, so can't say what they're like, but Reading is excellent! and judging by the speed the tickets sell out each & every year it's certainly not 'dead'!

Can I just clarify and say I don't like Scouting for Girls & Keane :) not sure what the point was in reference to drums and guitars, most bands do have those, my point with JM was that they have a piano and drums and guitars, which is a bit different IMO.

Just tried a few tracks from The National, Band of Horses & Frightened Rabbit on Spotify, and the word that springs to mind from the very small selection I listened to was 'mellow', I was expecting something more energetic/heavier after your previous posts?
Oh no, I was going by you liking Jack's Mannequin, I'm more than happy to throw in some less "mellow" bands..

When you say that they have a piano and drums and guitars, but that's a bit different.. What do you mean? Different to Girls Aloud? Different to Keene and Scouting for Girls.. (I only used those two as that is who Jack's Mannequin remind me of).

Sorry man, I hope you don't think I'm picking, I love music, and I love when people love music.. I'm always up for a listen to something new, and love discussing it.. Like this.

Yeah, I've been to Reading a couple of times, I wasn't a fan actually.. I'm not sure why, possibly the music, the atmosphere.. I'm not sure.

But ticket sales don't mean anything, look at how many tickets Take That sell.

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No offense to the Take That fans..


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Ahh OK cool, thought they were just random bands you liked :)
and yes definitely different to the pop "bands" you mention!

No I don't think your picking, I enjoy discussing music, I don't know a great deal and have zero musical talent myself, but love listening to all genres :)

When did you go to Reading? As I say I've only been twice but have tickets for this year..
Ooh.. I went back in.. 1998/9/2000? That time-ish..
I'm actually a bit of Glasto veteran.. My dad used to take me when I was younger.. And ended up going through routine.. Stopped last year though as it had gotten really tired.
Maybe its an age thing, but it just seemed like the line-ups had really watered down.. they just ended up showing washed up "legends" and Top of The Pops bands.

Who are you looking forward to seeing this year? What's the line up like?

I'm currently really into a festival called ATP: All Tomorrows Parties.. And was almost on the verge of buying tickets to the Flaming Lips one in New York.. Alas the credit crunch.


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captainrage said:
Who are you looking forward to seeing this year? What's the line up like?
Line-up isn't out yet, we got pre-release tickets after last year, they sell a set number a week after the event. Line-up rumours going round are Green Day, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, AC/DC, Blink 182... none have been confirmed yet as far as I know, usually comes out around Easter time.

Saw Green Day at Milton Keynes and Foo's at Wembley last Summer, would be good to see both of those again. Other than that just like watching new bands, and discovering new bands to follow :)