Click here to see me gush about Lone Wolf! Paul Marshall, Lone Wolf’s lead singer, treated us to a solo acoustic performance of “15 Letters,” the new single from his album “The Devil and I” on his first ever visit to New York! It was a magical night and after you watch this video, you’ll wish him as much success as I do!
2 photos taken with my hand. 1 photo taken by a complete stranger.
The Kissaway Trail - Rune Pedersen (bass), G, Hasse Mydtskov (drums), Soren B. Corneliussen (Vox)
Before and after Denmark’s The Kissaway Trail played a really awesome set at the Highline Ballroom in New York, I met the band. The above picture was taken by a complete stranger as I entered the venue. Every member of the band was super cool. Drummer Hasse Mydtskov advised that The Kissaway Trail will be back in New York in October, so as soon as I find out more, I’ll let you know. Also, co-lead singer Soren Coneliussen gave me 4 free download codes for 2 songs (SDP, Beat Your Heartbeat), 1 remix (SDP White Lies Remix) and one video (SDP), so send an email to gpoet7 at gmail dot com with the subject line “Kissaway Trail” between now and August 31, 2010 and I’ll provide you with the download code. The tracks are great, so hurry while supplies last. Thanks again to the Kissaway Trail!
No, I didn’t have an encounter with actual wild beasts, though that might also make quite a remarkable story. I met the UK band Wild Beasts! After playing a rockin’ set at the Highline Ballroom in New York on August 11, 2010, I chatted with the band. They were all extremely nice and even apologized for not coming out sooner to come chat with me. No worries guys! Wild Beasts are nominated for the 2010 Mercury Prize for their awesome album “Two Dancers,” and I know I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for a victory!
Tom Fleming (Bass, Vocals) of Wild Beasts and G
Ben Little (Guitar) of Wild Beasts and G
When I spoke with Ben Little, I noticed that he wasn’t wearing any shoes. He quickly explained that he’d taken off his shoes prior to the show and set them on the edge of the stage. Someone stole them! Unbelievable. Worse yet, the band had to catch a 6:30 am flight so it is unclear whether or not he’ll be able to grab a pair in time for his flight. The good news is, he’ll get through security a little quicker by not having to take off his shoes at the checkpoint. If you have any news on the whereabouts of Ben Little’s shoes, please contact us!
Chris Talbot (Drummer of Wild Beasts) and G
Thanks again guys for rockin’ and for being so cool!
August 11, 2010 was a very special night for Paul Marshall of Lone Wolf. The day marked his first ever visit to New York and he celebrated by opening for Wild Beasts at the Highline Ballroom. As Lone Wolf’s traveling band tends to vary, we were treated to an acoustic solo set by Paul Marshall and the crowd (including myself) loved it. Marshall’s voice sounds a bit like Nick Cave and the songs are dark but powerful. He played songs off Lone Wolf’s debut album “The Devil & I” and I’ll be posting a video of his performance of the new single “15 Letters” soon, so stay tuned. Please be patient. I am a lone blogger with many adventures (search the archives for proof!). To all of my Los Angeles readers, Lone Wolf and Wild Beasts will be playing the El Rey Theater on August 13, 2010, so don’t miss this show! Lone Wolf will also be playing with Phil Selway of Radiohead in England in September, so look for them to become huge once that happens.
I met lead singer Paul Marshall after his set and he was extremely nice. I welcomed him to New York and wished him the best of luck. I ran into him again after the Wild Beasts’ set and he remembered our encounter. He was amused by me taking our photo with my hand and I explained to him that Chris Martin of Coldplay taught me the manuever and catch phrase. I am looking forward to hearing great things to come from Lone Wolf in the very near future.
See another picture of Paul Marshall of Lone Wolf as well as the photo from our encounter, after the jump.
England’s Wild Beasts played a sold out show at the Highline Ballroom in New York on August 11, 2010 and I was there to catch all the action. After wonderful opening sets from Lone Wolf and The Kissaway Trail (more to come on both bands, so stay tuned), Wild Beasts showed the crowd why they are nominated for the 2010 Mercury Prize for best album for “Two Dancers.” The awards ceremony takes place on September 7, 2010 in England, so keep your fingers crossed! If you don’t know their music, the band is a little bit of indie rock mixed with ethereal dream pop. Co-Lead Singer Hayden Thorpe has a countertenor voice and he sounds like a cross between Antony from Antony and the Johnsons mixed with Bono! They played fan favorites such as “We Still Got The Taste Dancin’ On Our Tongues,” “Hooting and Howling,” and “Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants.” Every song sounds ready made to be a stadium sing-a-long and I certainly look forward to hearing more great things to come from Wild Beasts. I met the band after the show and they were extremely nice. More to come on that encounter. One quick note, when I spoke with Ben Little of Wild Beasts, he had mentioned that at the beginning of the show, he took off his shoes and left them at the edge of the stage. Someone stole them! Not cool. Worst of all, the band is catching a flight out of New York at 6:30 in the morning, so please return Ben’s shoes ASAP!
For now, see some more pictures as well as the set list, after the jump.