Some of the commentaries in the first half have bordered on true genius, whether it be Dirk with his panel of experts, Malky Tucker imagining one of the matches taking place in an S&M dungeon or Nic Ros and Badger 21 each bringing in other appropriate tunes to back up their selections. Many thanks…again.
The four ties this week have caused a great deal of angst – I think Brian summed it up for many by saying that voting against some of the bands did not feel good. There’s plenty more of that to come, most likely as we get down to the latter stages of the competition although there will be a few more horrible scenarios to consider in the coming weeks of Round 2. For now, here’s how things stand…
New Order(3) 20 v The Go-Betweens (2) 15
The Charlatans 27 v Carter USM 8
Lightning Seeds 20 v Big Audio Dynamite 14
The Cramps 16 v Saint Etienne 19
(as at Tuesday 10pm…and typed from my sick bed with a severe dose of man-flu)
It’s fair to say that the Charley Twins are almost certain to get through and while three other teams have decent leads, all of those ties have been swinging back and forth throughout the first half….indeed The Cramps were ahead until the final few entries so there’s still time for late drama
This week’s half-time, as per the newly adopted practice, comes from the ICA of a singer or band knocked out in the last round by one of the above eight sides:-
Remember….if you haven’t vote yet, you have until 10pm this coming Friday.