Arctic Monkeys @ VOLT

When I finally go to see Pulp, The Stones Roses and Blur on Sziget a good decade or two after their heyday, I could not help feeling just a bit left out- they were a generation or so older than mine, and when I finally got around to listening to Blur’s first albums with a…

Cool Sounds of VOLT

Every festival has a concert where you end up accidentally and have a hell of a time. This time around it was Irie Maffia.   Irie Maffia   Irie Maffia.   And there’s also a concert where you end up and you wish you hadn’t. No doubt I Am Legion are good at what they…

The Merry and The Mindless- 30 Seconds to Mars and Steve Aoki at VOLT

If you don’t have one half decent song, worry not. Give them some balloons, their festival going arses love themselves some balloons.   Oh my Gaaawd, JARED! I mean JESUS.    And here comes JESUS with the Hungarian flag.  So touching. Why do I have an eerie feeling he’ll be playing at least one Hungarian…

Foals @ VOLT Festival

Sending Foals on before Thirty Seconds to Mars and Steve Aoki is a bit like making it to the final four of the World Cup and then shooting yourself in the leg. There is of course absolutely no sense and logic in the existence of the latter two acts: neither of them play music, nor…

I Bet You Look Good in Sopron

Shot by Dean Chalkley for NME It’s always a bit strange when the once obscure band you loved from day one become huge. I can still remember the days when it was a logistic nightmare to get hold of an Arctic Monkeys T-shirt in Hungary or Romania- it involved enlisting friends of friends to order…

When Jared Went to Work or My Two Cents on the Oscars

Sound advice for Jared  Jared (minus the stupendous hair sadly) at Sziget 2011 I was actively wondering how on Earth could I connect the Oscars, which I perversely insist on watching live each year, to any of my pictures, when a stupendous opportunity wondrously floated my way: Jared and his superlative hair won the Oscar…