On monday Undereducated put on a show.
Due to some kind of circumstances that aren't alltogether that interesting so I'll keep them to myself, I had to kill a lot of time around Northampton town. Living in another town is really a pain in the arse. I went to a friends' house and had some tea and flapjack and they showed me a local paper article about wild parrots being spotted in Abington Park (and a smaller article about wallabies in Sywell, which I thought was strange.) Having nothing to do for the afternoon we decided to take a little walk in the park and see if we could spot any parrots. And we did. And they were lovely. But I was convinced that they had simply escaped from the aviary they have in the park. Who knows?
Later on after the park I headed on over to the Labour Club to prepare for the show. I was looking forward to the night as it was the first show Undereducated had put on this year, plus I didn't have to do too much on the night (ie. didn't have to play or worry about kit or stuff) and could try and enjoy it instead of stressing myself out like I normally do. Well, despite a couple of hitches the night got rolling and I was only mildly stressed. Much love must be directed at the young men that make up Stand By For Action! who did good messy things and I think pissed off a few people, which in my mind makes for great entertainment. Mary Luxembourg & The Black Bats are ones to look out for, keeping things simple and definately taking a lot from the Riot Grrrl handbook.
What I'm really here to talk about is Vortex Rex, who flew in from Austria that very afternoon. I didn't know too much about them at all, except that I really love their album, Powermess, which you should try and pick up from their label Fettkakao as it's a bit special. They got a bit lost before the show, circling the horrible bus station. This song is from their Short Attention Span EP, also on Fettkakao.
After they played I got chatting to Ilias (who is responsible for the guitars and most of the shouting in Vortex Rex) and it turns out he has a label of his own called Sea You who're releasing a Vortex Rex remix album soon, and he handed me a copy of an EP by a band called Go Die Big City! I was pretty excited by this as I'd been listening to their myspace on an off for nearly a year now, and I think this 7" will quickly become one of my very favourites. If you think I'm kidding please listen to this track and tell me it isn't the best thing ever.
They also have songs about eating brains and just hating everyone, so that's good.