Posts Tagged 'Break The Habit'

Good Luck @ The Hope Brighton 24.07.10

Good Luck @ The Hope Brighton 24.07.10

Good Luck are a pretty special band, I listened to their album Into Lake Griffy throughout my honeymoon as we travelled across Canada and America and it really is a great ‘concept’ album (in the loosest sense) to capture life, releationships and travelling – good times.  The band (featuring members past and present of some incredible bands such as One Reason, Darkness on The Edge of Town and Mr. Twee Talent Awesomeness himself – Matty Pop Chart).  Whilst there’s undeniably a whole lot of twee and pop to this band (ala Kimya Dawson perhaps?) there’s also a whole load of depth, talent and impressive lyrical depth; they manage to be a ‘musician’s band’ in that they are technically adapt but not noodling for the sake of it, they’re all about the songs and as their cover of Prince’s ‘When You Were Mine’ show they can throw in some humour as well.  They’re on tour around the UK now so do not miss them.  You can buy their album on CD directly from them or the vinyl from No Idea Records.  The band also have a new EP out which you can get from them at gigs or via a pay what you like download at their bandcamp page.  This set was from the second date of their UK tour and was at The Hope in Brighton.  The Hope is a pretty cool venue but I’ve always had problems dealing with them as a promoter as their sound limiter can be a real pisser as can really interrupt sets when bands are being told to turn down.  It wasn’t too big of an issue at this gig though and Jay put on a really great gig and everyone seemed to be really into all of it.  The other bands (Sauna Youth, Break The Habit and Caves) were all great too.  Well enough from me, enjoy the set!  Oh also my batteries (well my recorder’s batteries, I’m not a robot…or am I?!) ran out mid set so there is a song missing as I was trying to find spares, see if you can spot the seamless (!) editing.

Set List:

Come Home

Pajammin

Novel Figure

Stars Were Exploding

How To Live Here

Sleep With No Bad Dreams

When You Were Mine (Prince cover)

Public Radio

Man on Fire

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Break The Habit @ The Windmill Brixton 11.04.10

Break The Habit @ The Windmill Brixton 11.04.10

OK ok it’s been a fair while since the eleventh of April but sometimes life gets busy and sometimes I get lazy!  But hopefully anticipation has built to a crescendo point and the server will explode as you download away.  Anyhow Break The Habit are four chaps from Brighton.  As well as being involved with many other bands past and present such as Fisticuffs, The Hotlines, Corrigan and Los Mendozas (or rumour has it) the band members also run This Ones For The Crew records/gigs and Nothing to Prove Records so they’re busy busy boys.
Sound wise they are undeniable (and unashamedly) influenced by Latterman and their ilk but there’s certainly a British touch to them not a million miles away from the likes of Shermer, Circus Act or their good buddies Bangers.
They’re also fairly prolific with three slabs of vinyl out (them being splits with Bangers, Spraynard and the upcoming split with Solutions/Cutting Class).  You can purchase all of these via their myspace but they have also made all of their recorded music available for free on the aforementioned site so get going (and then buy some beautiful vinyl!).
This gig was supporting the god damn amazing Bomb at the Windmill along with Southport, The Magnificent, Serf Combat and Question The Mark.  Check out my rambles about this gig and associated band in other entries.
So without further ado here’s the set list:
The Night Watch
Driving Home
Eerie, Indiana Ashdown
Risk Averse
”Clean Up In Aisle Wales, AMIRITE!”
Subtlety Has Never Been My Forte
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