Tuesday, April 03, 2012
On your marks, Monochrome Set, Go!
Legendary godfathers of artful indie The Monochrome Set are heading out on a rare UK and Germany tour this month in support of their first new album in 17 years, Platinum Coils. Widely acknowledged to have paved the way for the likes of The Smiths and clearly a huge influence on Orange Juice and, more recently, Franz Ferdinand (and even more recently than that perhaps Django Django too) they’re led by the charismatic Ganesh ‘Bid’ Seshadri and the amusingly named Lester Square. Ahem.
Click on the vid above for a slice of classic Set. The band plays the Hare & Hounds (Kings Heath) on Monday 9th April, tickets from World Unlimited. Check the Set’s website for other dates...obviously...you’re not going to check the BBC weather site are you? Good grief. I’ll shut up now. Jeez.
PS: World Unlimited have got Ian McNabb on at the Hairy Hounds on Thursday 5th too. Ahhhh Love is indeed a wonderful colour...