…he’s the one who’s not Stereophonic (and the least vertically challenged). While in Latvia last week for New Wave 2007 – as mentioned in yesterday’s post – who should we bump into but Kelly and Co.
Sadly they weren’t involved in the International Competition Of Young Singers Of Popular Music but were instead staying at our hotel in Riga, having played another less cringeworthy Latvian music festival.
The first sighting of the band in the hotel bar prompted a long and heated discussion amongst we Pop Cops (there are two of us, remember) as to whether STEREOPHONICS had made a decent song since the Word Gets Around album, excluding the mighty Dakota. Tellingly, one of us felt strongly enoughnot to appear in a photo with the band.
Nevertheless, we could at least agree that their first album was marvellous and they were very friendly, if hungover, guys. Kelly kindly treated us to renditions of Sit Down by James and Last Nite by The Strokes over his tour bus tannoy as The Pop Cop waved goodbye to Stereophonics and Latvia.
November 24, AECC, Aberdeen
November 25, SECC, Glasgow