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Check in with MV in their London studio, as they track the eagerly anticipated follow up to their critically acclaimed debut album "Finelines". Feel free to leave your comments for the band, below the posts.

Thursday, December 16, 2004


Okay so the 'secret' show has sold out now. Now, that's kinda good news and bad news. The good is obvious but the bad is that we had never confirmed it in the first place, as you know, because we are still tracking the record.
There are talks on doing a second show the night before as demand is quite high. Man it'll be like ULU 2001 all over again. The other option would be to move it to the Astoria. Man that'll be like Astoria 2002 all over again. Anyways, we're doing our best right now to get things moving. We'll keep you posted.
We'd love to hear your suggestions for support and song requests/set list for which ever gig we do perform. Post via 'comments' below...


Blogger sam said...

infantile, cemented etc, l touch etc, i would really like to hear your cover of static live (unlikely) and in particular deadlines (at the start of the show)

play us all that new shit aswell

support now, hmmmmm the smiths? smashing pumpkins? would BE nice and make up for lost time.

how bout the open? there cool
just no more wilts ok!
the faint another good one

December 16, 2004 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

yeah the open would be a cool support. though for the ultimate night (in my humble opinion) oceansize would be amazing. full on two of the best bands around in the same night.

song wise - ode to the red queen would be absolubtely stunning as i love that song :D. my first ever experience with 7/4 :P hehe.

good luck with it anyhoo and i'll try and get down

December 16, 2004 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Happylife for me would be cool support!

As for songs, Cemented Shoes, Infintile, Losing Touch, All of Me? possibly, would be worth the entrance fee alone. But as many new songs as you can squeeze in!

Bit of a cheeky question for Som but if you get any time could you take some give us a little insight into how you get that MV sound. Like what pedal/amp set up do you have etc. That would rock!

December 16, 2004 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

agree on the oceansize request. they're insanely good.

you gots to play tongue tied and moodswings :) move it to astoria, thatd rule!

December 16, 2004 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger tommy_courtney said...

Amusement Parks On Fire
Atlantic Dash (if they are even still going)

Always Your Way

i dunno coz i wont be able to make it coz im up here in Scotland but have fun anyway

December 16, 2004 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Skunk&Nancy said...

Just play ANYTHING and it'll be awesome.

Why not move it to the Astoria on the weekend - it would be an amazing comeback.

The Academy secret gig was a great idea, but as it was leaked so early you've now got the masses to please.

ULU 2001 was one of the greatest gigs ever though...

December 16, 2004 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

play outta London?

December 16, 2004 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger Corporate Switch said...


Support Acts>>>>>>>>
Septembre, http://www.septembremusic.com/
Ariel-X, http://www.ariel-x.com/
The GaGas, http://www.thegagas.com/
Killing Moon, http://www.killingmoon.org/
Bullet For My Valentine, Dont think they have a website yet.....
Mono, http://www.age.vu/~sound/mono/
Mew, http://www.mewsite.com/site_fr.html

Song Requests>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Today Is A Good Day
All Of Me
Oh Father
Any of the new songs


December 16, 2004 at 11:19 PM  
Blogger Brandon Seaver said...

Support from:

Mew (would be great supporting act)
The Open


Cemented Shoes
Ode to the Red Queen
Falling off the Floor
Vapour trails
...and of course some new stuff

December 17, 2004 at 1:15 AM  
Blogger Gen said...

hey.. whoever suggested killing moon is spot on - they're truly fantastic. 65 days of static would be good too, really awesome and inventive noisy guitary-electronic band.

go for the astoria...not the best venue in the world, but more inclusive for everyone, and less sterile than the islington academy.


December 17, 2004 at 3:18 AM  
Blogger Josef said...

*Cemented Shoes
*Vapour Trails
*Ode to the Red Queen
*Oh Father
+ new ones!

As for support, I'd go with:

MONO (www.mono-44.com) - loud japanese instrumentalists


AmusementParksOnFire (www.amusementparksonfire.com) - shoe-gazing youngsters


December 17, 2004 at 4:04 AM  
Blogger Marc said...

Songs... um definitely vapour trails and tongue tied <3

Rude I know but check out my band NarcissisM, music at http://www.myspace.com/narcissism
We've progressed a fair bit towards a bit more experimental since this recording, but MV are a big influence.


December 17, 2004 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Corporate Switch said...

Killing Moon was my idea :)

But I think Ariel X or Septembre would compliment MV's sound.

I've seen Ariel X play twice now....they remind me of Placebo, which is good.

December 17, 2004 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger GroovyPigThing said...

If you could get Oceansize for support, that would be totally amazing

As for songs - I personally would like to see alpha waves / always your way opening the show perhaps - and also losing touch, grounded, cemented shoes, wait a minute, moodswings and it came crashing - of course whatever you play it will be fantastic ;)

December 17, 2004 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger twilight-starlight said...

How about playing a few shows in the North of England sometime soon! Im having withdrawal symptoms and need to fill a "no decent bands ever tour" void!

December 17, 2004 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger ldv04 said...

please please kp the gig the same date,man am fighting for my life here and cn u's then would give me the will to kp the fight up.i know this email means little,but on the off chance u c this,thanks!!!ode to the red queen(a must)

December 17, 2004 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

Oh shite I haven't bought mine yet.

Cemented Shoes is a MUST!

Alpha Waves/Always, Infantile and Ode... all the new stuff... Moodswings, It Came Crashing

Support act? Hmm suprise us. There hasn't been anything new that's blown me away recently so pick something fresh.

December 17, 2004 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger TomA said...

hm - set list. You don't have that many songs, so can't be that hard to figure out. Hearing some new ones would be nice though. It'd be a whole different MV gig to those we've heard before....

I'd like to say Seafood, but have this feeling they might decline the offer.
Help She Can't Swim to open. And then someone really shit afterwards.
Or just get some tramp and shoot him up first, give him some kids instruments, and sit back.....

[I promise to be nice, behave and generally friendly. Honest.]

December 17, 2004 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger Scott Midasuno said...

Hey guys, play loads of new stuff loads of it!
As for support, try MIDASUNO from south wales. They're on the forthcomnig ORG Records comp and they're on www.myspace.com/midasuno

All the best

December 18, 2004 at 12:30 AM  
Blogger metcalfealexuk said...


thank god you are back !!!! i got into MV just as you played V2003 in essex and then u went. been waiting ages for you to come back !

Songs - As long as you play spotlights and falling through the floor i dont care !!! u will be amazing neway !

Support - I suggest we dont have any and you guys just play for a straight 2hours or so ? that sounds great to me !!

Venue - Please dont move !!!! Islington will be so much more personal than astoria ! your gig did sell out before i got a chance to get a ticket, but if you goto www.wayahead.com they have a few left over (although didnt other day) so am now going ! yay!!


Not sure if am being cheeky or if u will remember, but is my gfs 20th a few days before, any chance can say something ? Its Haley KinG , from alex

but anyway, written too much .......

thanks for being so great !

see you on 27th

Happy XMAS !!!!!!!!

December 18, 2004 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger olly said...

for support either

the boxer rebellion, mew or dawn parade <--John Peel loved these think their gonna be big


alpha waves
losing touch
gentle art of choking
*new track*
*new track*
*new track*
Cemented Shoes
Windows & Walls
*new track*
Tongue Tied
Always: Your Way

December 18, 2004 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Hobsy said...

For the set list I'd like to hear as many new songs as possible. The song that "choon" clip is from had better be played! But I'm way more excited about hearing new stuff than old, I'd like to see a "new" set with just the classics off finelines.
As for support, there's an amazing up and coming band from Hertfordshire called Insomnia who'd fit in perfectly as MV support. There are some old tracks of theirs on their website, www.insomniamusic.net

December 19, 2004 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Ian said...

Support - I agree... Oceansize Oceansize OCEANSIZE!!!
As for what to play, whatever you want! a good mix of old and new is all i ask for.

December 19, 2004 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger rich said...

support act should be Pitchblend, on the same label as Septembre, they toured with Ariel-x but are waaaaaay more suited to their sound. Does anyone know who MV's management company is these days?

December 20, 2004 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger rich said...

oops... http://www.pitchblend.com

December 20, 2004 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger MyBrokenJar said...

move it 2 the astoria,get PLACEBO to open for u,and play anything,am not 2 fussed.would be great 2 hear WAIT A MINUTE though.a couldnt care if u all walked on stage n started wankin,as long as u get on stage.a been waitin years for this

December 27, 2004 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger MyBrokenJar said...

no offence but oceansize are shite! reuben are quite good,all they ever do is fuckin support people,and they rock.happylife suck too,as do seafood.mew is an excellent suggestion coz their fuckin halfway decent.

December 27, 2004 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Carenzad said...

Don't care who supports you as long as you play! I'm a newcomer to MV - a mate recommended them to me this year (yes, it's still 2004) and Finelines is now one of my favourite albums. Naturally, I will love said mate forever - even though he's not coming to the gig after me buying him a ticket.

Songs to definitely include are Cemented Shoes, Ode To The Red Queen and Falling Off The Floor - my faves!

December 31, 2004 at 10:57 PM  
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