For the last few weeks the ad on Channel 4 promoting their coverage of the V Festival has been haunting me. The ad shows a bunch of friends at a festival, running around, sitting in the sub, eating strange looking food, jumping up & down & generally doing everything that makes festivals so much bloody fun. And it’s sound-tracked by a song that is simply lovely.
In a similar way to Friendly Fires the song, which I didn’t know the name of until just now, is both wistful and optimistic: energising and yet somehow sad as if it’s suffused with the knowledge that glorious summer days will always eventually turn into long winter nights (as well as sounding, at one point, a little like Art Garfunkel’s cover of The Waters Of March).
Well, I finally took the time to google* the damn thing and found out, <a href=”http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090818131538AAFteZI”>via Yahoo! Answers</a>, that it’s by The Temper Trap and is called Sweet Disposition.
Apparently the band are from Melbourne and they will, I would imagine, be visiting the UK on the back of all this free publicity they’re getting. Whatever the case, it’s made me want to go to another festival before those long winter nights roll in.
Festival image by, err, me on flickr. It’s of Friendly Fires at this year’s Lovebox. They rocked.