Wednesday, 27 April 2011
REVIEWED: Coachella 2011 for the Daily Telegraph
A couple of weeks ago I flew out to LA to review Coachella Festival for the Telegraph, as well as interview Scala & Kolacny Brothers (the Belgian girls choir which made its name through a viral ad for The Social Network which featured their version of Radiohead's 'Creep') for the paper (the piece will run next month sometime). Read my review for the Telegraph here
The festival - and the whole LA experience - completely changed my perspective on Ariel Pink. I suddenly got it, whereas before I couldn't see past an apparent veneer of parody that I'd let simplify my reaction to the music. Strangely for an artist that so depends on lo-fi recording techniques for his aesthetic, it was seeing his petulant performance in front of a pretty indifferent audience which swung it this time. I'm writing something for The Quietus about the trip which I'll post here when its up there in a week or so.