Minor Victories in Concert

What do Minor Victories, Syntax and the Bloom Twins have in common?
I didn’t go to see them in concert, but I came away glad that I had.
Playing in Nottingham recently were Minor Victories, a band that Wikipedia calls ‘a British alternative rock supergroup’. Read my review of the gig here.

Placebo, live at Nottingham Motorpoint Arena December 2016

Return of the black eyeliner pencil (part 2)

A young alternative band called Placebo released their fourth single, “Nancy Boy”, on 20th January 1997. Sounding suspiciously like Gazebo’s only record “Lardy Boy” it reached no 4 in the UK hit parade. Destined for pop’s dumper up until that point and with only future appearances on ITV’s celebrity reality TV shows to look forward to, Placebo have their ripped-off version of Gazebo’s “Lardy Boy” entirely to thank for all their success.