THE FRIDAY FIVE – 26.7.2013

1. Franz Ferdinand – Right Action
2. Chvrches – Gun
3. Editors – Formaldehyde
4. Sense – Reasons to Be Cheerful
5. David Brent ft Dom Johnson – Ain’t No Trouble

So, this week, I got myself a ticket for Manic Street Preachers at Ulster Hall in September. One of the best bands i’ve seen live, the last time I saw them in 2009.

Curiously, I saw them at Tennent’s Vital in 2007, bizarrely, supporting Razorlight (No offence to Razorlight, but …..)

You know what’s coming ……. here’s a Manics Top Five to get you in the mood.


1. Motorcycle Emptiness
2. Everything Must Go
3. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough (with Nina Persson)
4. Design For Life
5. Autumn Song

Another band I got a ticket for this week, is Primal Scream, playing The Limelight in October. Seems a bit of a strange choice of venue as I would have thought they could play a bigger venue.

Curiously, like the Manics, it’ll be the 3rd time i’ve seen them, and like the Manics, i’ve also seen them at Tennent’s Vital, way back at the very first one, in 2002. Since you ask, the other time was T In The Park, also in 2002.

So, to get in the mood, here’s some Primal Scream songs.


1. Jailbird
2. Country Girl
3. Rocks
4. Some Velvet Morning (with Kate Moss)
5. Loaded