Lancaster Library gig was a winner

We Are The Ocean
We Are The Ocean

I’M going to take my chances and say Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell played a blinder at Lancaster Library last night, Wednesday.

Despite writing this in advance of the gig, I’m confident the calibre of the artists, former Screaming Trees and Belle and Sebastian members, and the library’s unblemished record of bringing top-flight acts to the city, will prevail.

I’m also hoping I remembered to return the CDs my mate borrowed from the library before lending them to me on the proviso they had to be back yesterday.

Incidentally, the CDs were The Cribs and Young Knives, and were borrowed so we two thirtysomethings could familiarise ourselves with the cool sounds of now in preparation for both bands performing at Kendal Calling at the end of this month.

But rather than confuse matters further, I’ll say that post-hardcore band We Are The Ocean play the Library on July 24.

The five-piece band from Harlow, Essex, have supported You Me at Six, The Blackout, Fightstar, Funeral for a Friend and Lostprophets since their formation.

They recorded their second album, Go Now and Live, with King Blues’ producer Pete Miles, and it was released on April 25.

Tickets for the gig are £7 and available from and

Following the success of their recent live debut sound-tracking short films at last month’s Totally Wired event at the Storey Gallery, The Ealing Electricals will be presenting an evening of improvised incidental music at The Park pub on July 20, from 8pm.

See the Lancaster Guardian (14-07-11) for full story.