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Tues, 28 Oct 2003 - Happylife + Rotary 10 - Level 2
Simon Dyson - 1-11-2003 at 20:57

Remember when Chris Martin was going on about how much he loved Sigur Ros? Now imagine how Coldplay would sound if Chris Martin had taken a few musical pointers from Sigur Ros. If you've got a good imagination then you've just perfectly pictured tonight's support band, Rotary 10. Ok, so their name's a bit rubbish, but hell, bands have been around a long time so how many good names can be left? Rotary 10's music drifted from beautiful melodies to soaring guitar lines and back again, keeping the audience captivated from beginning until end. Apparently they're not signed yet but if there's any justice they will be soon.

Then we move on to headliners for tonight, Happy Life. Fair enough, my taste could be described as "indie" so it's understandable that I wouldn't like a band such as Happy Life, but even putting on my objective hat doesn't allow me to be very complimentary about this band. At times their music was promising but was let down by such lyrics as "The silence is burning", "slip into my world and die" and "the way you hate me" (apparently something to do with "the RnB bands next door"). Surely only Fred Durst could do worse? Musically some of their songs could be loosely compared to such bands as Muse and Feeder but more often than not a comparison to Puddle of Mudd wouldn't be far wrong. Any credibility they did have was lost when they covered The Beatles' Come Together in a 'rawk' style (cue devil horn signs)... I'm sure Lennon turned in his grave!




To the right is a playlist of what myself and Gareth played whilst the bands were not playing.
Playlist
The Doves
The (International) Noise Conspiracy
Muse
Kula Shaker
Ikara Colt
David Bowie
The Smiths
The Jeevas
Hope of the States
Kinesis
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Muse
BRMC
The Rolling Stones
Dizee Rascal
There Goes The Fear
Smash It Up
House of the Rising Sun
303
Sink Venice
Diamond Dogs
Ask
How Much Do You Suck?
Enemies/Friends
...And They Obey
Cabron
In Your World
Stop
19th Nervous Breakdown
Fix Up Look Sharp
Rotary 10
22-20s
The Dandy Warhols
The Libertines
The Raveonettes
Elastica
REM
Manic Street Preachers
Pixies
The White Stripes
Bob Dylan
Nirvana
Super Furry Animals
Devil In Me
Boys Better
Don't Look Back Into The Sun
That Great Love Sound
Waking Up
Bad Day
Kevin Carter
Gigantic
Fell in Love With Girl
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Serve The Servants
Juxtaposed With You
Happylife
The Thrills
The Strokes
The Buzzcocks
Ash
Black Flag
Radio Birdman
Muse
The Dandy Warhols
British Sea Power
Big Sur
12:51
Ever Fallen In Love
Kung Fu
Rise Above
Aloha Steve & Danno
Time Is Running Out
We Used To Be Friends
Apologies To Insect Life