Happy NY everyone
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Dead Baby Parade was the first full band on the stage. How did Simon, Deli, Josh, Anais and Sarah did fit on the stage is a miracle. But they delivered again like in Pats memorial last September a fantastic show with their stunning indie-psychedelic folk.
Dead Baby Parade&Diamond El Fonsbrook
I really hope the guys release a full album soon can't wait to hear it. Apparently there are rumors that Dave Fielding might produce them something on the near future but nothing is confirmed yet.
Meanwhile you've got their Myspace:
'Take my home' and 'Keep it hidden' are amongst my favorites. Not sure about the set list but 'Pretty' and 'Bleed Away' were deffo played.
-10:15 [Cure cover]
Great show and the best openers indeed for Coconut DF. A mint set of spacey trippy alt punk rock.
Helium 3: Josh&Mark&Dave Jackson
Ever seen a Cat on a gig?
Ooshka enjoyed the gig
Ooshka enjoying on the backstage. She even did catch some mice outside on the canal while Dave was playing the show, so lucky night for her!
Its raining again
Has anyone seen Ooshka?-Dave asked the crowd.
Mr. Fielding legendary ebow didn't disappoint a bit with that ethereal sound over a trancey backdrop. One step beyond.
Fielding is also considering to play some gigs abroad. Germany and perhaps Spain is on the cards probably on the dance circuit. Also its possible we will see a new release of Coconut DF on the new year so we will post about it as soon as we have more confirmed news.
The night ended about 2am with another dj dance set 'Undertone'. It made everybody dance around.
Also special mention to the sound engineer too. I forgot his name but he mentioned he was involved on the recording of Bosnia in the studio for new The Reegs double remastered cd.
More photos on the Coconut DF Facebook group link below:
Coconut DF Facebook group
All photos by Pedro Vila.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
I traveled over from Spain for the weekend to see the show as I didn't want to miss it. I did attend Coconut DF gig on Pats memorial do in Lincoln as well last September but this time it was also our Gaz [Gary Topliss] birthday Party and his band Helium 3 was playing supporting Coconut DF too so it was a perfect excuse to visit Lincoln again [Currently most probably my favorite city in England] and also to stay away of this Christmas non sense.
Apparently its possible to travel all over England with one of those fuckers as all the north and the south is well connected by the canals. They are very well prepared and you can get all facilities you can find in a normal house.
Maybe he will take us one day for a ride?
Those were the bands lined up for the night:
Diamond el Fonsbrok and The Dead Baby Parade
Lab Rat&Trouble Djs
Undertone club closed the night.
our Gaz a Happy man
A pint here and there and most of the drums and boxes were placed and I could see how people started to gather outside the venue. All Lincoln wanted to be there!
Dead Baby Parade and Helium 3 did their usual sound check.
Del-Dead Baby Parade
The day before I saw Helium 3 rehearsing two new tracks . 'Bad Stuff' [?] and 'Angels and Demons'. They both sounded ace to me. ' Josh [Dave Jackson son] deserves a special mention as he joined again with 3 of the bands that played on the night. Drums, bongos and a rather good work with the guitar. Sterling job mate.
Simon-Dead Baby Parade
Helium 3 rehersals in Gaz freezing shed
Dave Jackson used to play in the legendary Lincoln cult band AReprisal [Top man, very experienced bass player..and always smiling!] along with his brother Martin and Pete Clayton [Who was there that night too]. Those were the 80s!
AReprisal-Lincoln Left to right: Dave Jackson, Pete Clayton, ?, Simon Cox
Dave soundcheckSo Dave Fielding did sound check at the end of the afternoon. The ebow seemed on top form and sounded as good as ever. The first chords had that special feeling that instantly filled the [not for so long] empty room.
McGintyDj LabRat was the dj opener. Which place better than England to hear the new trends on techno-dance beats? Mc Ginty blasted a top set.
More soon in Part 2