It must be difficult being Les Savy Fav. the band have consistently relased great record after great record and, whilst their cult fanbase still grows and grows, there’s still no sign of the great mainstream crossover that would turn them all into millionaires and their music so deserves. In 2007’s Let’s Stay Friends, the band showed that they know how to craft a great, accessible indie rock song without selling out.
Maybe it’s the bands huge flexibility that’s holding them back – on that record alone, they managed to transfer from the kind of anthem that even Kings of Leon must be jealous that they didn’t make (‘What would Wolves do?’) to a math rodck breakdown that put many of Liars efforts to shame (‘Slugs in the Shrubs’), with all thee shades in between well covered, too. In short, it was a near perfect record that stayed in mass media’s blindspot.
Luckily for the rest of us, it means that thwe band are still playing venues where you can still see the band without having to take your own pair of binoculars. not only that, they’re touring with a film about the legendary All Tomorrow’s Parties festival. Though My Bloody Valentine are curating it this year and Pavement next year, Les Savy Fav are keen to do so themselves according to nme.com. The band’s bassist, Syd Butler said that the band would be ‘honoured and absolutely flabbergasted if we were asked to curate ATP’
Catch the film on the following dates:
Hull, Adelphi (Gravenhurst) (October 15)
Manchester, Deaf Institute (Les Savy Fav) (23)
Glasgow, ABC 2 (Les Savy Fav) (24)
Brighton, Duke Of York (music tbc) (24)
London, Forum (Les Savy Fav) (26)
Leeds, TJ’s Woodhouse Club (Les Savy Fav) (27)
Bristol, Watershed (Team Brick) (28)
Les Savy Fav – Kiss Kiss is Getting Old mediafire