Ill Manors says if you stereotype people as socially worthless then they will grow into those stereotypes. “Think you know how life on a council estate is from everything you’ve ever read about it or heard?” he asks. You expect a rebuttal, but instead: “Well it’s all true, so stay where you’re safest there’s no need to step foot out the ‘burbs.” Drew writes best about being cornered – even his hit album is about a soul singer in jail – and here, playing a non-famous version of himself, he’s cornered by prejudices he finds easier to confirm than overcome. Every rapid-fire verse accelerates with increasing desperation towards the same illicitly exciting chorus: “Oi! I said oi! What you looking at, you little rich boy?” The mingling of despair and defensive pride recalls A Design for Life’s chorus: “We don’t talk about love, we only want to get drunk.”

2 years ago · 5 notes · Source

If Steve Harris could move just a tiiiiiny bit to his left, you would see me in this picture. 

If Steve Harris could move just a tiiiiiny bit to his left, you would see me in this picture. 

3 years ago · 47 notes · Reblogged from fuckyeahsteveharrisxfm

Not been on tumblr much for the last couple of months and this is one of the reasons why (other than the rest of my life getting crazybusy). Next Wednesday is going to be EPIC. Mona, The Drums, Two Door Cinema Club, White Lie and the MANIC STREET PREACHERS. Plus some special mystery guest.
WIN. Last Monday I saw Interpol, next Sunday I’m seeing Frank Turner, then this is on Wednesday and the week after I’m going to see The Twang… And I’ve got a couple more gigs lined up in January and February as well as what could be the greatest event of next year…
Yes. That’s right. I’m going to see The Hoff in Panto. Peter Pan, to be specific. David Hasslehoff is playing Captain Hook. In Panto. OMG.

Not been on tumblr much for the last couple of months and this is one of the reasons why (other than the rest of my life getting crazybusy). Next Wednesday is going to be EPIC. Mona, The Drums, Two Door Cinema Club, White Lie and the MANIC STREET PREACHERS. Plus some special mystery guest.

WIN. Last Monday I saw Interpol, next Sunday I’m seeing Frank Turner, then this is on Wednesday and the week after I’m going to see The Twang… And I’ve got a couple more gigs lined up in January and February as well as what could be the greatest event of next year…

Yes. That’s right. I’m going to see The Hoff in Panto. Peter Pan, to be specific. David Hasslehoff is playing Captain Hook. In Panto. OMG.

3 years ago · 3 notes

HELL YEAH.
So. Last last Saturday, I won tickets to see Bombay Bicycle Club record a session at the XFM studio in Leicester Square. Due to various family stuff, I couldn’t go on that Friday, but I happened to be listening to the radio that evening and won tickets to An Evening with the Manic Street Preachers. Which was today and I went and it was amaaaaaaazing. They played 4 songs, did a bit of an interview and then a little Q&A sesh and then stuck around to sign stuff for a bit. This picture? This is my diary, signed by the Manics. WIN.
Plus the DJ who does these evening with things is ubercute. So added bonus. :D

HELL YEAH.

So. Last last Saturday, I won tickets to see Bombay Bicycle Club record a session at the XFM studio in Leicester Square. Due to various family stuff, I couldn’t go on that Friday, but I happened to be listening to the radio that evening and won tickets to An Evening with the Manic Street Preachers. Which was today and I went and it was amaaaaaaazing. They played 4 songs, did a bit of an interview and then a little Q&A sesh and then stuck around to sign stuff for a bit. This picture? This is my diary, signed by the Manics. WIN.

Plus the DJ who does these evening with things is ubercute. So added bonus. :D

4 years ago · 2 notes

indiescribe:

fuckyeahmanics:

Manic Street Preachers - “Little Baby Nothing” (Astoria 1992)

Mmmm. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. *ahem!* I don’t usually go for muscles on guys, but fit James is fit. Maybe its the tight white jeans? P.S. Hello.

It’s the tight white jeans, it’s James Dean Bradfield being young, it’s a whole sort of nostalgia for that era Manic Street Preachers.

That and he was just well fit.

I still have a spray-painted shirt from back then that I can’t quite part with.

4 years ago · 11 notes · Source · Reblogged from indiescribe