Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bookmarks: Parade of The Paddingtons

Over on Drowned In Sound, they've been discussing "forgotten buzz bands", which has resulted in a Spotify playlist that gathers the tracks by the next big things that weren't.

Some are a little unfair - The Long Blondes were laid low by illness, and I'm not entirely sure Louis XIV, good as they were, ever really got tipped for big things. But on the whole, it's actually a fairly acute list of broken dreams.


Anonymous said...

Why is it Terris are always the first example in these sorts of lists? I mean I liked Terris (and still do if I'm being honest) and even I always think of them as the prime example of a NME-cover-one-week-bargain-bin-the-next band. (For the kids, a bargain bin was what we used to call 1p cds on Amazon and ebay) I blame that tour with Coldplay Bloody Coldplay.

Simon Hayes Budgen said...

There was a strange period where Terris were written about as if they hadn't vanished down the dumper at the first chance - In The City unsigned would add their name to the list of Elastica, Oasis, Coldplay, Muse and, erm, Alfie as evidence of how sharp talent spotters at the festival are. It was like there was a parallel Terris who were doing really well.

Chris Brown said...

Also Terris were notorious for giving that massively ambitious arrogant interview about how they were going to be massive and then not releasing anything for a year.

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