This is going to be a great day for a 65 binge, thanks Funky
All of those suggestions appeal to be in some way or another, so might just have to listen to it all.
Ohohoho. I’ll be here all day
I loved them a lot when I was younger, haven’t listened to them again for ages so should try again, 4.
Was 19, in college in Galway, didn’t know any better, decided to fly to London, go to the gig, stay up all night and get the first flight back. Absolutely worth braving Luton airport at 6am on no sleep for
My word this is good.
Gonna go straight into the next one. That never happens.
I think Aren’t We All Running is probably my fave individual 65 track after lots and lots of consideration
I did a big laugh when I realised the ‘This band is unstoppable!’ quote came from Singles.
Giving them a 4. Loved them a while back, can still see that they’re great but I just don’t vibe with post rock much anymore.
When I ran a sub-2hr half marathon at the third time of asking I scheduled my playlist to make sure I was finishing up when this track climaxed and I found it an exhilarating and moving experience and teared up a bit
Didn’t we already do this band?
Oh no that was Hope of the Statics.
Slamming a big old 5 for these dudes.
I’m more of a later albums fan (Big into We Were Exploding Anyway and Wild Light but I know and heard all the big hitters from the first couple). First experienced them at a Smalltown America alldayer in… 2006? I think? (@guntrip to clarify and anyone else who was there.) ANYWAY they were fucking loud, so loud I felt like they were caving in my chest, it was so intense and bizarre.
Flashforward to 2014, at Sonisphere festival, I’d come off the back of seeing Gary Numan, Atari Teenage Riot, Limp Bizkit and the Prodigy and encouraged a mate to come to see 65dos in the Bohemia tent. It was incredible, I described it in a review as like a spaceship preparing for take-off, loads of smoke machines, quad drumming, absolutely punishing, beautiful and amazing in equal measure. Loved it. Oddly, not investigated anything past Wild Light, should remedy that, but I’ve seen they’ve about a billion eps now…
Definitely don’t exist.
Came to these guys fairly late, at the time of We Were Exploding Anyway - the TV got me into them shortly after we got together. Loved that album so much that I assumed that it was the moment they would crack mainstream success and become the biggest post-rock band in the world. Which as far as I know hasn’t happened yet for some reason
Love everything they’ve done. Seen them a ton of times - on all of the album tours, at festivals (including headlining 2000 Trees during a storm which was suitably apocalyptic), the 10 year Fall Of Math anniversary tour, the Silent Runnings show. Maybe in the face of popular opinion however, think my favourite time seeing them was on the algorithmic Decomposition Theory tour - I’m not a huge fan of live albums, but listen to this one frequently:
Glad that they seem to have found a funding model that means they can keep on producing music. 65/5 obviously…
I’m fairly sure I saw these guys live once in Norwich at the Waterfront around, god…2006? I seem to remember them using footage from horror films, namely Cannibal Holocaust iirc? Can anyone shed any light on this possibility?
Anyway I remember trying to get into these lads around the time I was listening to a lot of that kinda stuff and it never really clicking and then just, never really returning to it. If it was them I saw live I remember finding the visuals quite stressful and not really vibing with the music.