The Telescopes

From the antennascope mailing list:

(full electric set of ‘taste’ era material
featuring st deluxe)

Saturday 15th August 2009
The Captains Rest
185 Great Western Road

Monday 17th August 2009
Sneaky Pete’s
73 Cowgate

Stephen Lawrie has also recently written an article about ‘the bands that built The Telescopes’ which you can read by clicking here.

From the ATP website.

We are thrilled to announce the latest bands to be confirmed for the my bloody valentine curated Nightmare Before Christmas. We know you have been eagerly waiting for new additions – so we are very happy to be able to finally reveal Primal Scream, Yo La Tengo, Brightblack Morning Light and Serena Maneesh have today been added to this already incredible bill. Continue reading


Super Furry Animals
Super Furry Animals treated fans to a career-spanning at their outdoor London show on Saturday (July 18).

The Welsh band’s Somerset House gig, watched by the likes of Cornershop, Goldie Lookin Chain and former Spacemen 3 singer Sonic Boom, kicked off with five of the their best-known singles, including the UK Top 20 hits ‘Juxtapozed With U’ and ‘Golden Retriever’.

SFA also played seven songs from current album ‘Dark Days/Light Years’, including ‘Inaugural Trams’, whose studio version features a German rap from Franz Ferdinand’s Nick McCarthy. As he couldn’t make it on the evening, singer Gruff Rhys, who was celebrating his birthday, held up a picture of the star to huge cheers.

The set’s real surprise was the rarely-performed ‘Blerwytirhwng?’, which features on the band’s 2004 singles compilation ‘Songbook’, as well as the 1998 B-sides collection ‘Out Spaced’.

The track originally featured on SFA’s 1995 debut EP ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyndrobwllantysiliogogogochynygofod (In Space)’.

Super Furry Animals played:

‘Slow Life’
‘(Drawing) Rings Around The World’
‘Juxtapozed With U’
‘Golden Retriever’
‘Hello Sunshine’
‘Moped Eyes’
‘If You Don’t Want Me To Destroy You’
‘Inaugural Trams’
‘The Very Best Of Neil Diamond’
‘White Socks/Flip Flops’
‘The International Language Of Screaming’
‘Neo Consumer’
‘God! Show Me Magic’
‘Crazy Naked Girls’
‘The Man Don’t Give A Fuck’
‘Keep The Cosmic Trigger Happy’