Archive for March, 2009

PEOPLE ARE GERMS ROLLERDISCO with Alexis Taylor / The Glimmers / Trevor Jackson / Crispin Dior / Magistrates
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

People Are Germs Rollerdisco

In a splendid clash of OMG and LOL, our pals Claire and Juliette Germs are putting on an amazing party… here’s the scoop: On the 18th April Claire and Juliette are running a very special People are Germs party in the form of a (drum roll…) ROLLERDISCO at BASH STUDIOS (Scrutton Street, London, EC2A)! Just to clarify skating is, apparently, NOT compulsory…

To accompany the skates There’re lots of fun loving DJs playing in the form of:
The Glimmers
Alexis Taylor – Hot Chip
Trevor Jackson
Crispin Dior
Plus Special Guests

As well as this all this there’ll be candy floss, balloons, beautiful visuals thanks to the talents of Jiro Bevis and Danny Sangra plus lots lots more… The night runs from 10pm – 5am.

Tickets are on sale from and cost a handsome £8. (£10 on the door) info.


The Maccabees – new single FREE // video // tour
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Our pals and proper hometown gents The Maccabees have been recording their second album for what seems like forever… but it’s finished now! Last week they gave away their first new track for free from their myspace, or directly by clicking here – it’s still up there if you haven’t snagged it yet. For me it’s a MASSIVE step up. Felix (guitar / vocal and all round good egg) has written and spoken of not wanting to do what a lot of bands do with their second album and do the same thing except worse.

The new track, No Kind Words, totally bears him out on this – its a winding, dark, tense lament on the demise and salvation of a dear friend (can we guess who?). I love it – it’s the best thing they’ve done. I can’t wait for the new album – it’s gonna have the brass section from Arcade Fire on it, who flew in from Canada to Paris to record their parts.

They also crammed in a video shoot with Mat Horne (a fan pretty much since day one) from that Gavin and Stacy thing that I don’t really get but that everyone seems to love. The vid is super simple, and sick as fuck. It was directed by Orlando (vocals) and Ruth Render.

Anyway, probs to the boys for stepping up their game so impressively, and props again for selling out the Concorde 2 in less than 24 hours. Time to start booking some bigger venues methinks!