Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Swedish weirdness

On Monday I went to see the odd, but strangely wonderful 'Let the right one in'.

The first unusual thing was that it was Swedish. Somehow, that doesn't seem to go with vampires, but it works. Its a boy meets vampire story of friendship and the responsibility that comes with it. I won't spoil the fun but the boy in it is as cute as a button and has the most wonderful facial expressions.

There were a couple of scenes in it which didn't seem to make a whole lot of sense. Whether this is from scene cuts, or I was meant to read more into it I don't know. Anyway, I have ordered the book now so hopefully I will be enlightened soon.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Canada in Brixton

I went to Brixton on Thursday to see the ever wonderful Rae Spoon. Its been a while since I last saw him - in fact last time I saw him he serenaded me in a toilet for charity - but that's another story! I was surprised to find he had gone electric. I still enjoyed his quick wit and interesting lyrics, but I felt that sometimes he was drowned out by his guitar.
Of the new songs, I particularly enjoyed Come on Forest Fire and Burn the Disco Down and We Become our own Wolves. A Rae Spoon set is never dull.

I don't have as much praise for the support bands Headfall and the Balky Mule. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for arty, experimental noise but Headfall made me want to fall on mine. The Balky Mule were slightly more cheerful, although the lead singer looked like Sad Sac from the Raggy Dolls. It was a bit of a poor mans All Tomorrow's Parties act.

Talking of All Tomorrow's Parties, tickets are on sale now. Curated by My Bloody Valentine. Can't wait.