alt-j? alt-YAY

if you remember a current obsession post i did back in july (woah), you’ll remember that i was (and still am) obsessed with alt-j. i also mentioned that they’ll be playing in south africa at vodacom in the city in joburg and rocking the daisies in cape town, and i was extremely blessed to have gotten the opportunity to witness it go down last friday night at mary fitzgerald square in newtown. i didn’t bring my canon with me, so all the photos i took were either with my little sony camera or my iphone, and i didn’t mind at all – i was way too busy dancing.

al bairre was an incredible opener – a true showcase of local talent! shout-out to the twins playing the cello and violin (and keyboard and bass guitar): you girls are my heroes. epitome of awesome. and the hives after alt-j were seriously the biggest jam. i left the crowd after alt-j finished (curse you tiny bladder) but even in the midst of being in the courtyard, i danced my heart out. by myself. to go right ahead.

basically, i danced as hard as i could and nearly got my phone stolen by a very silly man who makes a horrible thief (if i can take my phone out of your hand after you steal it, chances are, you’re not doing it right.) but every time i think about hearing fitzpleasure live, it was completely worth it. besides, there are only a handful of places where i get to dress full-hipster so i indulged (you can see my full outfit here).

so lemme even discuss alt-j now. from intro into fitzpleasure (my favourite song, btw) bloodflood, matilda, something good, taro, tesselate, buffalo, and then to end it off with breezeblocks. you’ve never heard me sing “PLEASE DON’T GO! I’LL EAT YOU WHOLE! I LOVE YOU SO! I LOVE YOU SO I LOVE YOU SO!” so loud – i might’ve broken the sound barrier. they were literally perfect. literally. it was like listening to the cd, except live, and so much better. they are one of those bands who are just incredible live. they work in perfect harmony.

i posted a few videos on my instagram if you want to see! (fun/sad fact: my phone memory filled up that night so i tried to delete other videos to make space, and accidentally deleted the fitzpleasure video. i nearly cried)

but above and beyond that, the biggest of thanks goes out to seed experiences and vodacom for making vodacom in the city possible for me and other music enthusiasts!

and thanks to my friends and everyone else who made it a fun night. thanks for dancing with me 🙂

Current Obsession: Alt-J

To say that my Alt-J obsession is only current is a bit of an understatement. I’ve been obsessed with English indie band since last year, and probably even before that, but you know those songs that you know but have no idea who they’re by? Yeah, Tesselate was definitely one of those.

I had their album for months before I even thought of YouTubing them, and I’m still not sure if that was one of the greatest or worst decisions I’ve ever made. Suffice to say, they have some very… interesting music videos, but they do help me understand the as equally interesting lyrics.

I’m so excited about Alt-J coming to South Africa in October for Vodacom In The City (Johannesburg) and Rocking The Daisies (Cape Town) – just like Bloc Party did last year – because all I want to do is hear Fitzpleasure (my fave Alt-J song) live and I’ll be a very happy girl.