Once or twice, usually when trying to avoid thinking about something else---I've thought that I should organize a festival with a lineup including only bands/musicians who have used my straps + etc over the years. This would ideally happen in my back yard, with the spirits of Rowland S. Howard and Mark Linkous acting as emcees. #spiritualized #low #slowdive #wilco #leeranaldo #stephenomalley #swans #deathvessel #mymorningjacket#deanwareham #megafaun #neilhalstead #sunno)))
I've made mention here and there over the past few weeks re: making these bracelets for Slowdive, and soon, beginning with the DC show on the 22nd (one week from this writing), they'll be available to purchase, wear & love. 348 of them. In black, and in red. It took a month of work to the exclusion of near all else, with a semi-long distance home/shop move thrown in---but this is the kind of thing that makes HOLMES a satisfying enterprise. Doing good work with good people.
Finally---pro-shot, broadcast video is finding its way out from the Slowdive shows of the past month or so. Slack jaws and tears all around. And in the clip above from Primavera Sound, you get some of the best footage of a HOLMES skinny strap ever put down. Check the 10-minute mark and wait for it.
Another clip from Best Kept Secret festival, Holland:
Last night in East London, a moment I'm sure few people ever thought they might see: the return of Slowdive. The venue was the Hoxton Bar and the event was Sonic Cathedral's 10th anniversary party. Slowdive was a day-of announcement.
From the pictures and video that have been posted, it looked to be an amazing night. HOLMES was there in a small way --- see straps on Neil Halstead's Telecaster above, and Epiphone Casino, below.
The last show Slowdive played previous to Hoxton was May 21st, 1994.