Wednesday, February 02, 2005

COACHELLA AGAIN: Yes, of course we were excited yesterday as the pearly dewdrops of the Cocteau Twins announced their reunion; what we failed to mention at the time is Bauhaus are reuniting for the event as well. Mmmm. Pete Murphy's cheekbones - will they have stood the test of time?

That line-up in full, then:

Saturday, April 30: Coldplay, Bauhaus, Weezer, Cocteau Twins, the Chemical Brothers, Wilco, Keane, Snow Patrol, Rilo Kiley, Cafe Tacuba, Doves, Sage Francis, Armin Van Buuren, the Raveonettes, Bloc Party, Mercury Rev, Fantomas, Hernan Cattaneo, Zap Mama, DJ Peretz (a.k.a. Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell), the Secret Machines, Jamie Cullum, M83, Ambulance LTD, Four Tet, MF Doom, Josh Wink, Amp Fiddler, Tiga, the Kills, Donavon Frankenreiter, Spoon, Boom Bip, Katie Melua, DJ Marky, Immortal Technique, Jean Grae, Razorlight, Swayzak, Radio 4, Buck 65, Eisley, the Sexy Magazines, k-os.

Sunday, May 1: Nine Inch Nails, New Order, Bright Eyes, Gang Of Four, Prodigy, Black Star, the Faint, Roni Size, the Arcade Fire, Roots Manuva, DJ Krush, Thrice, Junkie XL, M.I.A., British Sea Power, the Dresden Dolls, Miss Kittin, the Fiery Furnaces, Aesop Rock, the Perceptionists, Jem, Autolux, Sixtoo, Tegan & Sara, Stereophonics, the Bravery, Matthew Dear, Diplo, Subtle, Beans, Shout Out Louds, the Futureheads, Sloan, Kasabian, The Blood Brothers, Matmos, Wolf Eyes, Gram Rabbit, Smokestacks, Zion I.

Shamefully, it looks like Britain has been dumping its waste on the festival: Cullum, Melua, Coldplay and The Stereophonics are hardly going to convince the US that we're thrown off the dullness...

Bluff your way in Bauhaus with The Burning Inside, the last proper album (it's the one with She's In Parties on it) and 1989's Mask, which is probably their best collection.