Did Pavement splitting up leave an insatiable void in your life? When Robert Pollard of Guided By Voices proclaimed "We are the kings of indie rock. When we die, indie rock will die", and then split up, did it piss on your musical barbecue? Are you consumed by the gnawing feeling that things will never be the same again, that they simply don't make them like they used to?
Friends, I have felt that same pain. But now the pain has gone.
Philadelphia's The Capitol Years will soon arrive on UK soil to play seven shows, including Glastonbury Festival. You may already be familiar with the band whose recent single ‘Revolutions’ was Single of the Week on Radcliffe and Maconie’s Radio 2 show.
The shows in Glasgow and Bath will be a Gravenhurst joint-headliner, and I will then be joining The Capitol Years on stage for some songs. I will also be joining The Capitol Years on stage in Derby, and may make appearances at some of their other shows too.
This is like the advertising slogan "I liked it so much I bought the company". In this case, I liked them so much I blagged my way into their band.
Hope to see you in June
The Capitol Years shows in full:
Thu 25 Jun, DERBY, Go: Club @ The Royal *free entry*
Fri 26 Jun, LONDON, Tapestry Club @ St Aloysius Church, Euston, NW1 …Buy tickets here
Sat 27 Jun, BATH, Moles Club – JOINT HEADLINE SHOW WITH GRAVENHURST …Buy tickets here
Sun 28 Jun, GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, The Queen’s Head Stage (Q Magazine’s stage, in the new William’s Green area, 4.10pm)
Mon 29 Jun, LONDON, The Barfly (with Kevin Devine) …Buy tickets here
Tue 30 Jun, LONDON, The Social (with Folks)