Monday, March 3, 2008

Richard Hawley for Oxegen

Balls! Not only is it snowing outside and NOT sticking, but now Richard Hawley has become the straw that broke the camel's back and looks like dragging me to a racecourse in Punchestown for three days in July. I always say I'm not going, and I always go anyway, but this year was going to be a definite no-no. Then they started announcing acts and I got very tempted. And now today, with Hawley and Battles joining another handful I want to see I'm very, very tempted.
Good to see that tradition is being maintained and absolutely feck all Irish acts have been announced. How did Ten Spee.. Future Kings of Spain manage to become the first of all TWO acts annonced thus far?

Anyway, Hawley joins the fakest band in the world, the frankly ridiculous Editors with their annoying pretend-spa frontman Tom Shit, ginger crusty Newton Faulkner, Kate Nash, The Zutons, The Hoosiers, Scouting for Girls, Roisin Murphy, Pendulum, Lightspeed Champion, Bowling For Soup, and previously announced Kings of Leon, R.E.M., The Verve, Rage Against The Machine, Kaiser Chiefs, The Prodigy, The Fratellis, Interpol, Chemical Brothers, Counting Crows, Stereophonics, The Raconteurs, Ian Brown, Hot Chip, Justice, Panic At The Disco, The Feeling, Aphex Twin, Band Of Horses, Seasick Steve, The Courteeners, Future Kings Of Racer, Alabama 3, DJ Koze, Kaz James, Crookers and Battles (how did they get Battles?) in Punchestown in July. I see they're doing day tickets again. Good call MCD. Hopefully you'll sort the fucking parking out this year.

Check in on Shane Meadows' website for a couple of Hawley vidz and some behind the scenes malarky.

Snow is getting heavier, maybe it WILL stick! Holy fuck, it is sticking.
EDIT - It stuck for half an hour. I managed to eat some for lunch. It's now pissing hailstones. Or shitting hailstones or whatever swear word applies to them...

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