Last year ATP came up with the rather wonderful idea of getting their favourite bands to play their favourite albums in entirety. Cat Power, Mudhoney, The Lemonheads, The Melvins, The Stooges and Belle And Sebastian amongst others took generally successful trips down memory lane; making light of those who didn't bother going to preserve their precious memories of days long gone.
We were hoping that such a successful event would be repeated and this morning tickets go on sale for the first batch of Don't Look Back shows.
The biggest catch has to be a rare opportunity to see the Italian soundtrack maestro Ennio Morricone conducting his film scores at the Hammersmith Apollo on July 19th. We saw him do The Good, The Bad And The Ugly and The Mission at the Barbican a few years back and it was a real lump in the throat moment. As soon as that choir chimed in we sat back rivetted to our seats listening to some of the most iconic and evocative music ever to be set to magnetic tape.
The rest of the line up is expected to be announced soon (and we'll bring it to you as soon as it is) but for now the rest of the shows run as follows:
Green on Red performing Gas Food Lodging at Koko on July 18
Tortoise performing Millions Now Living Will Never Die at Koko on July 25
Low performing Things We Lost In The Fire at Koko on July 26