Glasto – Sunday

We decided on a later start on Sunday, largely because we were knackered and not that fussed about seeing any of the bands on earlier. In hindsight this was a good move as it means we weren’t out in the blazing hot sun all day, but even then we had to seek out the shade whenever we could. This meant we heard a little of Laura Marling from the beer tent, but I don’t think we missed all that much. We ventured out to try and find a spot of shade and catch Paul Simon, and whilst we couldn’t see much of what was going on, he delivered what sounded like a competent set. Definitely one of those artists that …

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Employment

Kaiser Chiefs – Employment @ Amazon.co.uk I’m at a loss. If this is one of the ‘bands of the year’ then 2005 is going to be pretty lean and full of bands that sound like they’ve been around for ages. Super Furry Animals is the easy comparison, and whilst the leap to the Kinks isn’t too far in terms of style, it’s an unreachable level in terms of substance. This isn’t a bad album at all, far from it, but it does sound like I’ve heard a lot of it before. Thoughts of Interpol, Radio 4, British Sea Power, and back to bands like Space and the “Furries”, all flood my head As I said it’s not a bad album, …

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