What can I say?! I have seen The Breeders! Kim Deal (pictured above) is one of my heroines...and now I have seen her in the flesh and, possibly, breathed the same air as her (it was quite a large room!). This was, without doubt, my gig highlight of the year so far. The nearest that they were coming to where I live was Leeds (which is about 100 miles away...and it was on a school night!), but I just could not miss out on this, their first tour since 2002 and the first time Kim and Kelley Deal have been in the band together since the album Last Splash in 1993 (for more about The Breeders and the Deal sisters, as well as some other awesome bands, see this 4AD Family Tree). As you can tell by the multitude of exclamation marks, I was like a teenage girl at a Take That concert!
Oh, and I also found this online, which was fitting, and made me laugh:
Visit the Breeder's Digest for up-to-date tour info and other fun stuff.
Unofficial (but jolly good) Breeders website.
The Breeders on MySpace.
Download some sample tracks from Mountain Battles (and then buy the album, because it's a corker):
Bang On - The Breeders
We're Gonna Rise - The Breeders
Walk It Off - The Breeders