I’m not thinking of you…

It can’t be a week ago already, can it? But I still have loads of recordings…!

Treefight for Sunlight

(This was an early contender for Best Set of the Weekend, until Suuns came on and stole the show. )

Treefight for Sunlight are a Danish band that I’d never have heard of if it wasn’t for Green Man, and for that I’m extremely grateful. They have a beautiful, eponymous, light and airy album out at the moment which I can recommend to you. It’s full of gorgeous melodies and slightly hippie themes, and is delivered with a freshness that cleanses the palate (a light summer sorbet, if you will…).

I was surprised though quite how easily they managed to reproduce this sound on stage, with a confidence and self-belief that belied the fact that this was apparently far and away their biggest gig to date. Good work, fellers…

I recorded the set, but I’ll admit that the recording, whilst certainly listenable is perhaps not my best – it was quite windy and you can hear that on the mic occasionally. Anyway…

The Universe is a Woman
You and the New World
What Became of You and I
Time Stretcher
Wuthering Heights
Riddles and Rhymes
No One Can Tell You (Not a song I knew – not sure if I’ve got the title right for this one…)
Rain Air
Facing the Sun
They Never Did Know

I also decided to shoot video of one song, and it turned out to be this one…

Pictures of Mexico still make me think of you…

I’ve also got a few tracks ready by a band I’ve featured in these pages before:


Probably not the headlining act I was dreaming of whilst pitching my (very modest) tent on the Thursday afternoon, but a rather nice Wilco-ish set nonetheless, which was the first of Green Man for me. And a lovely time it was too, sitting in the sunshine with cider and friends, taking in the first tunes of the weekend…


Yesterday, I got a message from Adam Killip of the band on Twitter to say he’d like to hear the recordings. And I’m more than happy to comply. I thought I actually had the whole set, but, alas, no. I seem to remember stopping recording to chat with someone, and then rejoining it towards the end.

Bird Artist
November 23rd

I believe the last song is a new one, and therefore some sort of PP exclusive (crickey!)

PVC sits on his own…

I simply don’t know where to start with all these Green Man recordings, so I guess I’ll just keep it random…

Here’s a video of the Suuns evening that I was on about yesterday. It kinda does the trick…

Which you which you which you can’t explain to me

Ah… Another Green Man has come and gone, and one of the very best it was. Possibly the best weather of all, and some great company, plus a bunch of new and old friends met there. Ahhhhh…

I have a wheelbarrow full of a recordings I’m going to bore you with, but this time I’m going to get them out quickly (no more waiting for the muse to visit) as, for once, (get this…) a few people are actually waiting to hear them (can you imagine?). Less words, more recordings!

Loads of terrific sets but surely the very best, and the best I’ve seen all year was this one…


I’d never heard of this band of Montreal lads until fairly recently, but a few weeks of GM homework had made this set one of the most keenly anticipated amongst our group. And they were just … terrific – hectic, swirling, stuttering and above all really loud.


Suuns do a frenzied mix of garage-y guitars, really tight techno and weird special effects which I found irresistible. I think when I wrote about them a few weeks ago, I tried to fashion some sort of otherworldly feel to the record which was kind of still there – the lyrics were obscure and hard to hear, the lighting smothered them in garish colours and smoke and there was that implausible volume As well as this, though, they were also pretty human, ladish too – young, energetic, overconfident. A proper band in every sense…

A great, great set.

Armed for Peace



Up Past the Nursery



Pie IX

Sweet Nothing