never heard of the bells b4,but absolutely blown away...echobelly meets arcade fire with undertones of siouxsie sioux and the cranberries...aweswome. Juanita poundin away on her drum is an image of almost iconic status for me and i'll carry it in me head for a long while. My only gripe for the eve wos they coulda cranked up the volume on the vocals a bit. Just got the album thru n we're playin it almost non-stop...can't wait 4 the next album..good luck n all that ;D
Hi to u too..n thanx 4 the welcome...yeah...i got no idea wot track it wos when she went into free standing drum bashing(it might have been the 1st track of the set),but it wos awesome and looked way cool,editors were just warmin up 4 the glasto gig..and from wot i saw of it on t.v..we got the better deal ;-P Any idea where i can get hold of any of the bells non-album tracks?..theres alotta space on my i-pod 2 fill =)
I was at this one and what a bonus it was to find HB supporting Editors! ;D I'm an Editors fan and it was through them that I first came across Howling Bells when they were supporting Editors at Brixton in 2006.
I'd managed to get hold of a ticket just a few days before and almost didn't go because I was going to be by myself. So glad I did now though! Saw the letters HB on the kit on stage and didn't dare hope it might be them - but then it was! They hadn't posted it on Myspace or anything.
The sound let them down a bit - as already mentioned, Juanita was drowned out by bass and drums - as so often happens to her. Also wasn't sure about the new material on first hearing, but now think that was largely down to the poor sound quality. Also, when they started, the stage was very brightly lit, which seemed to upset Juanita a little. I'm glad they gained some new fans through this show though - it's always a worry when you know a favourite band could sound better!
Yeah, that's the one (Cheese and Grain, Frome, Somerset). It must have been all hush hush because I never saw it publicised in advance and it seems that those who went didn't know the Bells were on either.