Sara Lowes & The Earlies

Monday, 20 November 2006, 17:25 | Category : Uncategorized
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Only a couple of days after last posting on the Earlies, I’m returning to them again. And why not? First news (via DiS) is that No Love in Your Heart and Breaking Point (posted on Friday) are out as the first single off the album on 11 December. Any bets for Christmas number 1 then? [...]

Danielson movie - a week to go.

Sunday, 19 November 2006, 23:51 | Category : Uncategorized
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Yep. As the title says, it’s a week to go to the Danielson movie. If you’re new to this blog, I’ve been on about this before - I’m helping my friend Ping who’s organising a screening of the Danielson Family Movie on 26 November. That’s this coming Sunday. If you’re in London, and intrigued by [...]

Tiny Dancers

Sunday, 19 November 2006, 13:10 | Category : Uncategorized
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A lazy post from me today. I was sent this mp3 the other day, and I thought that it was decent enough to post. The band are Tiny Dancers. They’re from Yorkshire, and apparently they didn’t get their name because they’re massive Elton John fans. Crap name though - I wouldn’t have given them the [...]

Earlies to return, a little late

Friday, 17 November 2006, 14:00 | Category : Uncategorized
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For a band named The Earlies, they’ve certainly kept their fans waiting a long time for their new album. I’m one of these fans. I loved their debut long-player These Were The Earlies, a wonderful concoction of country, psychedelic rock, and even dub. It was my favourite album of 2004. And ever since then I’ve [...]

CSS / 1990s / The Rogers Sisters @ The Scala, 14 November

Thursday, 16 November 2006, 23:51 | Category : Uncategorized
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You know the gig’s a hot one when you can’t see the band for the photographers at the start of their set. And the band’s reputation had obviously preceded them - the bouncers were moving into their positions at the side of the stage well before CSS took to the stage. But before talking any [...]

Contrast and other stuff

Wednesday, 15 November 2006, 0:02 | Category : Uncategorized
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After being aware of the Contrast Podcast for a while, I finally got round to listening to it last week. It was No. 32 - When? It was great. The people who talked up Contrast were right. So I had a go at contributing to the next one. No. 33 came out today, and I’m [...]

Low take the Violet Path

Monday, 13 November 2006, 22:27 | Category : Uncategorized
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When I was back at my parents’ place in Scotland a couple of weekends ago, I was rudely awoken on the Friday morning by a friend’s phone call. However I wasn’t mad at having my lie-in disturbed - I got some important news that needed action! That news was that Low is playing at The [...]

Disco Pogo for Punks in Pumps Vol 12

Friday, 10 November 2006, 13:19 | Category : Uncategorized
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So I was thinking “I better push on with finishing off the Jockey Slut Disco Pogo series before the end of the year. Maybe even before the end-of-year lists mayhem that will descend in December”. So I reached up to the shelf, picked up the CD case for Vol. 11 (the next one in line), [...]

Devastating?

Thursday, 9 November 2006, 17:46 | Category : Uncategorized
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Heads up Nick Cave and Tindersticks fans! Tired of waiting for their new albums to come out? You could do worse than to check out fellow Aussies Devastations, who peddle a very similar brand of melancholy rock music. These are the obvious reference points, and maybe Devastations are fed up of being compared to them [...]

Beirut & Calexico @ The Roundhouse, 5 November

Wednesday, 8 November 2006, 8:59 | Category : Uncategorized
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You know there’s a bit of a buzz about a band when a venue the size of the Roundhouse is fairly packed for a support slot. And that they’re given a 45 minutes set, must signify some expectation. But then it is Beirut, championed by the blogosphere until the word spread further, and people everywhere [...]