Having suffered with relish so much yes-but-no new music, I could break down with happiness at the new - debut - CD by Young The Giant. I will be kneeling with gratitude on a hardwood floor for many years to come. It is the whole thing ... it is the perfect tone ... and Sameer's voice is unbreakable.
If there is any justice in the world (and we all know there isn't) Young The Giant will own most of it by August. It's so easy to fire out remnants of snobbery where new music is concerned (in fact, I find it VERY easy), but once every three thousand years, a band comes along who restore that precious component of faith. Had I the gift of adequate words I would express more than mere thanks.
Instead, I shall leave it at that.
According to Ticketmaster website Morrissey will be playing an extra date in Dublin (30 July) Vicar Street. Tickets for his show on 29 July sold out in under 5 minutes. Also listed is a date for Cork Savoy on 27 July. Tickets for both go on sale this Thursday 2 June.
Q: Happily, you seem to have gotten over that nunnish phase.
A: [Laughs] Yeah. After I stopped doing drugs I started to f*** like a bunny! Before that I suffered from years of celibacy. I was on this whole Morrissey kick, no masturbation, no romance, no nothing! The store was completely closed. My self-imposed chastity was only scheduled to last for two years, but it went on for three years, eight months and six days.
Calling all charming men & unruly girls who will not settle down! Join scores of sweet and tender hooligans as headmaster DJ Ceremony spins a vehement all-night Smiths & Morrissey tribute dance party including classics, deep cuts, & new releases (-'cause I really do love them; does that sound mad?). Also featuring UK, Northern Songs, Britpop, & Manchester. 21 & up.
• Special guest Moz-themed go-go by the beautiful Annika: 11:30+
• Film screening in rear lounge: "A Taste Of Honey", 1961
• $5 cover (E-mail host for limited comp. guest list)
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 — 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Venue: Gallery Bar (lower level) — 120 Orchard...