I'd heard of this band before but was dismissive of them until I read some reviews of new album "Primary Colours" so I thought I'd check it out. The reviews suggested album of the year (so far). I'm not sure if it's that good but it is an excellent record none the less. Kind of a cross between My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain and a gothic Spacemen 3.
I'd also dismissed them first time around as throw away pop-punk. The little I've heard of the new stuff sounds pretty interesting, quite dark. They're playing Electric Picnic this year. If I can afford a ticket I'll defo ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-check 'em out. Although I might just save my coin for ATP in December, Sonic Youth and EPMD!!!
I saw them play ATP in 2007, and they were pretty woeful to be honest and they were my only "meh" band on the current ATP line up. But that said, people keep telling me the new album is a lot better.
[quote:445d0d1b99="SweetDickWilly"]They're playing Electric Picnic this year.[/quote:445d0d1b99]
Don't think so, they're playing oxegen