Rob’s Sea Monsters Diary part 4, 25th January 2012

Life would boring if we all liked the same things. Imagine that – before you even spoke to someone you’d know what they liked. Imagine how rubbish the charts would be with all the songs sounding the same. Thankfully the world isn’t like that, which makes it a much more interesting place. However, what that means is that sometimes, you come across things which other people like, but which aren’t quite to your tastes. But that’s OK, because it’s all part of life’s rich tapestry.

The reason I’m writing all of this is that tonight’s Sea Monsters gig wasn’t really for me. I could see in advance from some of the descriptions that it probably wouldn’t be my cup of tea. Plague Sermon describing their sound as having “deafening sludge riffs” doesn’t really appeal. So I’m not going to describe the music, but I will post up a few of the pictures I took while I was there:

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Sea Monsters 2 preview

So, I had this grand plan to do a write up about what I was looking forward to at Sea Monsters 2 in the week leading up to the gigs. But then I went to a gig last Sunday night, which I wrote up on Monday night. And then I went to a gig on Tuesday (which wasn’t one for the blog). And then Wednesday I went and interviewed the Repeat Prescriptions. Last night I thought it was about time I spent some quality time with my girlfriend, so now here we are on Friday, with the gigs starting on Monday with nothing written.

Thankfully, One Inch Badge, who are putting on the gigs, have done pretty much what I intended to do, and have written up some highlights of some of the twenty three (!!!) bands playing next week.

Personally, I’m looking forward to Us Bear Baby Bones, who I saw supporting Laetitia Sadier last week at the Green Door Store, Black Black Hills, who headlined the Source New Music night a few months ago at the Pavilion Theatre, and Restlesslist, who I haven’t caught live yet but are playing tonight at the Green Door Store.

I don’t quite know how I’m going to have time to fit in time for an update on every gig next week, but keep an eye on the blog, and maybe I’ll find the time to get a little something up.

Here’s a link to the Sea Monsters section of the One Inch Badge website, and here are the links to the band previews they’ve posted so far:

Sons of Noel & Adrian
Fear of Men
I’m Being Good
Munich
Restlesslist
Tall Ships
Robert Stillman
Cinemascopes
Negative Pegasus
Black Black Hills
Us Bear Baby Bones
Heliopause

Monday 23rd January 2012
Sons of Noel & Adrian
Robert Stillman
Heliopause

Tuesday 24th January 2012
Fear of Men
Cinemascopes
Soft Arrows
Tyrannosaurus Dead

Wednesday 25th January 2012
I’m Being Good
Negative Pegasus
Plague Sermon
Sea Bastard

Thursday 26th January 2012
Restlesslist
Nullifier
Speak Galactic
DA-10

Friday 27th January 2012
Munich
Black Black Hills
Jumping Ships
Twin Brother

Saturday 28th January 2012
Tall Ships
Us Baby Bear Bones
Squadron Leaders
Physics House Band

Sea Monsters

In case you’ve missed it this week, Sea Monsters – a mini festival / series of gigs, put on by local Promoters One Inch Badge – is back next January, expanding by a night on this January’s five night run at the Prince Albert. This year there’s six consecutive nights of gigs, all from local bands (which means that if we’re not writing about it, we’re missing a trick). Tickets are a measly £4 for each gig, which is a bargain already, or if you want to go to all six, it’s a ridiculously cheap £20. There’s more info on the Facebook event, and the Source have got a big feature in this months issue too. Here’s the full line up:

Monday 23rd January 2012
SONS OF NOEL & ADRIAN
ROBERT STILLMAN
HELIOPAUSE

Tuesday 24th January 2012
FEAR OF MEN
CINEMASCOPES
SOFT ARROWS
TYRANNOSAURUS DEAD

Wednesday 25th January 2012
I’M BEING GOOD
NEGATIVE PEGASUS
PLAGUE SERMON
SEA BASTARD

Thursday 26th January 2012
RESTLESSLIST
NULLIFIER
SPEAK GALACTIC
DA-10

Friday 27th January 2012
MUNICH
BLACK BLACK HILLS
JUMPING SHIPS
TWIN BROTHER

Saturday 28th January 2012
TALL SHIPS
US BABY BEAR BONES
SQUADRON LEADERS
PHYSICS HOUSE BAND