Uber-fashionable instrumental band Lemon Jelly
have always had an aesthetic advantage – one of their founding members is also a graphic designer at Airside studios
. This explains why their packaging, website and general ambience is really rather lovely. Now you can play the ducks game
, or watch the video
Staying with music. Last week's Flaming Lips
concert in London was a whirl of contemporary psychedelia, pushing the post-punk aesthetic just about as far as it will go. Animal costumes
, bubbles, glitter, giant balloons, fake blood, epic films perfectly synchronised to the music and an earnest, charismatic frontman. All in all, an awesome experience
We can remember our first sighting of a mobile phone at a concert, a previously hermetically sealed space that intentionally separated you from the outside world, immersing you totally in enormous noise and restricted vision. The mobile phone broke into this closed world, ending its isolation for ever. We can remember the first time someone rang us up from a gig to share the blurry, shapeless mess of sound down the tiny speaker. We can remember seeing our first digital camera at a concert, held high above someone’s head, the action on stage reduced to a tiny patch of shifting colours. And at the Flaming Lips we saw a camera phone at a gig for the first time. Technology marches on.