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Cornershop confirmed forSplendour

The Splendour in the Grass promoters told us today that they’ll make the full lineup announcement sometime before Friday 22nd April, but following the confirmation that The Kills are playing at Woodfordia and at Fuji Rock many eyes have turned to the Japanese festival’s lineup to ponder which other acts might be playing at both festivals on the last weekend of July.

The lineup includes many likely candidates – we’re betting that quite a few will play at both festivals – but FasterLouder member Starlsy was (strangly) concerned that Cornershop might end up playing at Splendour and announce on Twitter that “If Cornershop end up playing Splendour I’m definitely boycotting.”

The folks over at CornershopHP quickly responded with “ah, sorry bout that @Starlsy pls start boycotting now”, which we’ll take as a confirmation that we’ll be getting a brimful of tunes from the band in Woodfordia.

Unlike Starlsy, FasterLouder is very happy to welcome the band to the growing list of confirmed Splendour acts, but we are a little concerned by rumours that the Fuji Rock festival might be affected by the disasters that have recently hit Japan.

Obviously this is a minor concern in the overall scheme of things, but some punters are worried that a cancellation for Fuji might affect plans for bands also planning to play in Australia. (We’ve already seen the disaster affect the Australian tour plans for the White Lies )

However the Japanese promoters haven’t given any indication that the festival will be affected. They announced the second round lineup of bands for the festival after the earthquake and issued a statement last week to announce that: “We are monitoring all sources of information, domestic and international, from both the authorities and those reporting on the ground, and following updates on the situation as they emerge. We would encourage those abroad to do the same, as there has been some misinformation in international news reports. Tokyo was left relatively unaffected, and Naeba, the site of Fuji Rock Festival, which lies further to the west, was also unaffected. As a new week begins, people are returning to work and trying to regain some sense of normality. A strong sense of national solidarity can be felt, and we are all proceeding without panic.”

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gumbuoy said on the 24th Mar, 2011

im keen for cornershop.


HalfCentaur said on the 24th Mar, 2011

dont really know them...where they from they sound a bit cheesy


MorningAfterboy said on the 24th Mar, 2011

If you were alive in the 90s and owned a radio, you know who Cornershop are.


mondo22 said on the 24th Mar, 2011

i believe my friends and i found it hilarious when we heard "everyone needs a bosom for a pillow" for the first time

those were the days


girlskickmyass said on the 24th Mar, 2011

this was my joint when i was 11


craig123 said on the 24th Mar, 2011

will they bring the sitar ???


SlowerQuieter said on the 24th Mar, 2011

Keeeeeeeeen (not that I'll actually be able to go, but I can still imagine it can't I?) :p

Spicy McHaggis

Spicy McHaggis said on the 24th Mar, 2011

This and Big Audio Dynamite would get me there. (or just a badass sideshow @ the Metro)


HalfCentaur said on the 24th Mar, 2011

I was alive but i was in my first decade of life so i just new who sophie ellis baxtor was


crob said on the 24th Mar, 2011

don't know there stuff... so i wont complain till I've listen to them


Starlsy said on the 24th Mar, 2011

oh dear! in my defence i consider brimful of asha the worst song ever written. i didn't intend to offend the band but the twit is a funny ol' place.


steaid101 said on the 24th Mar, 2011

didn't realise they were still playing together.
i'd be keen though

Brian B

Brian B said on the 24th Mar, 2011

Mention splendour and all the profound comments come out.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 25th Mar, 2011

It seems like you misspelled "One of the best pop songs of the 90's".


SlowerQuieter said on the 25th Mar, 2011

Stefoogle - the search engine of Stefan Beck.

Search Stefoogle for 'Brimful of Asha'.
Stefoogle detects a misspelling: 'Did you mean 'one of the best pop songs of the 90's?''


mark2712 said on the 25th Mar, 2011

cornershop had one of the best albums of 2010, judy sucks a lemon and had an absolute killer song called who fingered rock and roll


gumbuoy said on the 28th Mar, 2011

ive been hearing good things about the album, even thought ive heard nothing from it - will check it out.