go go Jose..
Had a lot of fun with Annie Mac doing Zane's show last night - lots of banging tunes, and the liner-up for One Big Weekend's second stages are all looking amazing. Annie's blogging on her site - check it out here, and help her out with her album sleeve ideas!
After the show I went to meet my mate James who's been off on tour with Art Brut, and is currently practising in a band with a Manic Street Preacher, and we headed to the Hammersmith Apollo to see Jose Gonzalez play. When I was doing a documentary on the Hives in Sweden about two years ago, a record shop I went into recommended I buy his Veneer album and lo and behold it was a work of art. Now it's out in Britain of course, he's had a top ten single and been on Top of the Pops, and the album graces coffe tables everywhere.
His voice was on top form, all understated and never quite giving anything away, and he had two bongo players on stage with him. My friend didn't like the bogno players, and was amazed that Jose could sell out the massive venue. All the covers (The Knife's Heartbeats, Massive Attacks' Teardrop, Kylie's Hand on my Heart) were played in the encore, as well as the new single Crosses, and after loud n busy weekend, it was just the ticket! :)
right - there's a postbag the size of a small North Walian mountain waiting to be opened here. Let me at it!