Saturday, 5 September 2009

Pastels / Tenniscoats - Vivid Youth / Without You

Went to see this lot the other night and picked up this 7" single at the gig.

I've seen the Pastels at various points over the last 18 years or so, and they've been very hit'n'miss. This show saw them joining forces with Japanese duo Tenniscoats (for their debut gig together) and it sounded fuckin brilliant. There were eight folk on stage and they sounded better than I've ever seen them. I never thought I'd ever see a Japanese guy onstage playing a harmonica, but it happened on Wednesday night. They've done a full album together, Two Sunsets, which I'll pick up at some point.

The A-side's very Orange Juice-esque, and there's a fab cover of the Mary Chain's About You on the flip.

I know this is a 'new release' and I probably shoudn't be putting it up, but I don't think many Pastels fans will be checking out this blog, and they'll be the types who'd buy the original anyway.

Weird, I always seem to prefer them when they're collaborating with other people...

Pastels / Tenniscoats - Vivid Youth / Without You
A - Vivid Youth
B - Without You

Buy it here


Anonymous said...

thanks for the intro to the Tenniscoats. Pretty awesome Saturday morning starter!

Moggieboy said...

Ooops - looks like it's gone now. Another slap on the wrists...

Novemberer said...

Gone. Bugger. Will purchase forthwith. Pastels / Tenniscoats are both v.fine. x