Next Saturday, one of our favourite British bands of the last few years, Kerouac, will be playing their final live show. When they announced their decision to split back in April, we went and drew a big red circle around 07 July on our calendars, as there’s no way in Hell that we’re going to not be there, screaming till our lungs hurt, and giving the band the send off they so richly deserve. But until then, we figured the best use of this week’s Sunday Slaylist was to showcase just why we rate this band so highly.
No messing about this week – our Kerouac Slaylist is every song by the band that’s available on Spotify. That means it’s the entire of the Cold and Distant, Not Loving debut album, as well as their track ‘Fiends’ from their split EP with Pariso. We’re not sure why the tracks from their split with The Long Haul aren’t on Spotify, but you can go listen to that over on Kerouac’s Bandcamp page. Not that you should need convincing at this point, but if this Slaylist doesn’t convince you that you need to be at Kerouac’s final show next Saturday, well, we’re not sure there’s any hope left for your cold, dead soul.
The guys over at Pink Mist have gone and assembled a truly killer line-up for Kerouac’s final send-off. In addition to Kerouac, also playing will be Bastions, Pariso, The Long Haul, and Gnarwolves. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a beast of a line-up. It’s not just one of the best FREE shows you’ll see all year, but probably one of the best shows you’ll see all year full-stop. Since it’s a free show, there are no tickets, no guest lists, and therefore no excuses for turning up late. Get there early, or risk missing out.
Spotify is available to most of Western Europe, the USA, Australia and New Zealand for free – though obviously you’re better off shelling out either £5 or £10 a month for one of Spotify’s premium packages, as then you can listen to our Slaylists without having them interrupted by adverts. For our readers in countries not currently serviced by Spotify….sorry. You’ll just have to imagine how awesome Kerouac are and turn up at the gig next Saturday totally unprepared for how awesome they are.
**UPDATE** Following a suggestion from Alex at Holy Roar, we’ve gone and added a track from the support bands from next Saturday’s gig to our Slaylist. Except for Gnarwolves though. They’re not on Spotify. BOOOO.