Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Happy Birthday Tom Lehrer!
Friday, April 10, 2009

It was Tom Lehrer’s Birthday yesterday! Total dude.

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!

The Invisible…
Wednesday, February 4, 2009

… NOT The Invisibles…… This is probably the most excited I’ve been about a band in ages. Check them here if you like what you see / hear: www.myspace.com/theinvisiblethree

Leisure System.03, Berghain, Berlin, March 13th
Friday, January 16, 2009

To give you an idea – here is some acid for you. This is one of the rehearsals Voltek and Reteric did for Leisure System .01:

New Diplo Banger
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Diplo – ‘Blow Your Head’

As heard on Sinden’s radio show last night.

Fucked Up at ULU
Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Was up at the Fucked Up show last week – must be the third or fourth show of theirs that I’ve seen this year. A slightly odd night given all the Mindless Self Indulgence fans there in fairy wings, post-Kiss facepaint and backcombed, overstyled hair. Plus the really high stage with all the Kerrang stuff all over it, the huge security pit – a tad unnecessary. Fucked Up were great – I’m loving the three guitar wall of noise. Really fresh. Had a nice chat to Sandy afterwards too.

Was hanging around after Fucked Up and saw the first minute or so of MSI which was one of the weirdest things I have ever seen. Like a West-End musical version of a Marilyn Manson band. They have songs called things like Faggot and Issues. Say no more.

These are the first pics from the new iPhone 3G – I think they’re fine. All the bitching about the fact that it’s only a 2 MP camera – give a shit. Since when does anyone print their phone pics anyway?

Neon Neon, live in Brighton, October 30th 2008 + Yo Majesty support
Saturday, August 23, 2008

Me and Curly have this going on. Artwork by Artwerk (that’s my other company in case you didn’t know)

Buy your tickets from Rounder (01273) 325 440 or online.

I’m going to this and you’re not. ‘Tis a shame.
Monday, August 18, 2008

Artwork by my brother Voltek. No, my ACTUAL brother. Modern parlance is problematic sometimes…

The Mae Sheet RIP
Friday, August 1, 2008

The Mae Shi’s sheet bit the Catalan dust.

Does It Offend You? No, not really.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Catch up post alert, yeah? We have been all over Does It Offend You, Yeah? since forever. Since the first release of …Rockstars, and then the awesome Weird Science. We went down to see them smash up Audio (and break a couple of hundred quids worth of Audio’s mics – ho ho). These pics are from their Scala show, yeah? Taken by our homeboy Neil Stallyn from the Wyld Stallyns.

Does It Offend You Yeah?

And I’d actually forgotten about this sick vid for Weird Science. That’s Matt from Bloc Party. What’s the connection betweens the two bands…..? I wonder.

As a point of interest, Morgan from DIOY,Y? has another band called Plugs. This is their single That Number. Kinda good, yeah?