Saturday, 28 November 2009

Paper Planes and She's Hit at Captain's Rest

Saturday, 28 November 2009
Last night I went out to see two of the best bands Glasgow at the moment, Paper Planes and She's Hit.

She's Hit played to a large crowd at least 3x bigger than when I saw them support the Crocodiles at Stereo just last month. Obviously the word about them is spreading fast. Last night was my friends' first introduction to them and they walked away from the set completely loving it. One of my friends commented that she loved the drummer's style of standing up while playing. For me, it was reminiscent of Bobby Gillespie during his time with the Jesus & Mary Chain, which I like. About mid-way through the set they did their brilliant cover of "I Was A Teenage Werewolf", and played until there was blood splattered all over the floor (literally. a fight broke out towards the back of the venue. it wasn't pretty).

At the end of the night I got a free copy of their "Standing Stone Demos"...Here's one of the tracks:

She's Hit - Black Transistor Nightmares.mp3

She's Hit's myspace
Girls' Sold Out interview with She's Hit

The headliners, Paper Planes, were nothing less than fantastic. I quickly found out that the lead singer is flatmates with one of my classmates...small world! It was the first time I saw them live and was very impressed with how tight their set was. Their live version of tracks such as "Restless" and their debut single "Doris Day" were even better than the recorded versions, which stand as top tracks on their own. Among the group of people that I attended the gig with, I heard comparisons to Sonic Youth and Modern Lovers...not bad at all...

They're supporting New York's sweethearts, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart this Thursday, 3 December at Stereo in Glasgow. Try to check them if you can..

Paper Planes' myspace

Thursday, 26 November 2009


Thursday, 26 November 2009

Although I live in the UK, I'm an American by nationality and therefore today I'm celebrating Thanksgiving (or "Cheersgiving", as it's the name of the party I'm attending tonight). Besides stuffing our faces and watching (American) football, some people actually do think about what they're thankful for! This is my list, regarding music & art:

♥ The fact that the Manic Street Preachers finally released an album with lyrics left from their departed friend and bandmate Richey Edwards. Journal for Plague Lovers is not only arguably their best album since 1994's The Holy Bible, but they managed to pull it off with class and as a testiment of love toward both missing and celebrating their old friend.

♥ That I got to see The Big Pink perform at the tiny venue of King Tut's Wah Wah Hut just at the moment they became a "well-known" band (at least within the UK indie community)

♥ In 2009 there can be pop stars like Lady Gaga, who are so pretentious and over-the-top being "arty", that it goes full circle into becoming absolutely ricdulous (see the "Bad Romance" video for an example). To clarify, I do like some Lady Gaga tunes...and I'd probably like her more if she wasn't everywhere....I also think that if Andy Warhol was alive today, he'd love her.

♥ 2004 Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller and film-maker Nicholas Abrahams will begin screening their new Depeche Mode documentary, The Posters Came From The Walls, on December 1st in selected UK cities. I especially find this clip from the documentary really fascinating in terms of band fandom...and it's pretty cute!

♥ That I'm able to express creativity in my band Factory Kids and that we just got an album review in US magazine, The Big Takeover!

♥ The NME this week (with Florence + The Machine on the cover) includes an interview with Jason Pierce of Spiritualized (I'm a huge fan) and also a great review for the new album by The Brothers Movement, a Dublin-based band that's worked harder than most and definitely deserves recognition.

There's much more I'm thankful for today....but I'll leave it with that...

Happy Thanksgiving! x

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

New Brian Jonestown Massacre material

Wednesday, 25 November 2009
2010 will be a great year, if only for a day, as New Year's Day marks a new album from the mind of Anton Newcombe Fjordson. The Brian Jonestown Massacre's latest will be entitled Who Killed Sgt. Pepper? You can already listen to a stream of the album in full on their site.

and straight from Anton's myspace bulletins today, here is the video for "Detka!Detka!Detka!"

Just a reminder: the Christmas swag competition is closing in a couple days...If you haven't entered yet, you can do so here. Good luck!

Brian Jonestown Massacre's myspace

Monday, 23 November 2009

Saint Etienne's "Spring" (Air France Remix)

Monday, 23 November 2009

Currently I've been loving Air France's remix of Saint Etienne's "Spring". You can watch the video over at Sincerely Yours...If the scenes in the video look familiar, that's because they're taken from the 1973 film The Wicker Man, starring Britt Ekland.

Saint Etienne - Spring (Air France Remix).mp3

Saint Etienne's Official Site
Saint Etienne's myspace

Saturday, 21 November 2009

An Taobh Tuathail Vol III

Saturday, 21 November 2009

I'm proud to say that my band Factory Kids (singer/songwriter Tim Chaplin is the other half of FK) as well as bands such as Animal Collective, Peter & The Wolf and The Caretaker, among others, are featured on a compilation album compiled by superstar DJ Cian O Ciobhain. It's the third compliation he's put together so far. You can currently get a hold of the CD in selected Dublin indie shops, with other outlets in Ireland to follow. Alternatively, just pop over to the Psychonavigation Records site and order direct. We're told the album will get a full UK release next February. Oh, and it's entitled 'An Taobh Tuathail Vol III', and the Factory Kids' track is a Luminous remix of 'Look After Everyone'. The original version of which was included on the Factory Kids' debut album, out earlier this year.

Factory Kids - She Said.mp3

An Taobh Tuathail on myspace

Friday, 20 November 2009

A few minutes with French Wives

Friday, 20 November 2009

Here's my recent interview with Stuart Dougan from Glasgow indie band, French Wives...

How did French Wives come about?
Scott and I were in a band that split up after one day, so the two of us decided to start a new band. Chris, Jonny and Siobhan were recruited over a number of months via friends of friends.

Where did you get your band name?
A friend was going to name their band French Wives, but opted out of it, and we needed a name for out first gig at short notice so we used it and it stuck. It's also the name of an erotic movie. Fact.

Where do you rehearse?
A- Side Studios ... not nearly frequently enough.

What was your best gig so far? why?
I'd say our single launch as everyone sang all our songs or possibly our Loopallu Festival appearance as there was about 1,000 people there.

And the worst gig? why?
Underground in Dundee as we drove from Glasgow only to find out the gig had been canceled.

When you guys hang out what music do you listen to?
It really depends on whos iPod we have and who's car we are in. Chris only listens to "Bitte Orca" by Dirty Projectors and I only listen to "Yeah So" by Slow Club.

Where did you get the title for your song "Give Him America"?
It's a lyric in the song. It's about lots of things, none of which are Barack Obama.

You recently had a signing for your double A-side single "Halloween/Dogfight" at Avalanche Records in Glasgow. I heard the singles sold out, but more will be released? When will they be available? And where can people find them?
Yeah, the first batch that we got through all sold out within a couple of days. It's back in stock now in Avalanche in Glasgow and should be available in other independent record shops throughout Scotland by the end of the week. It can also be downloaded from iTunes etc.

Do you have any weird phobias and/or band superstitions?
Nah, not really. If anyone makes any mistakes during a gig they get cut up by Scott's imaginary knife. That's not even a joke.

What's your band's fashion sense/style? Any favourite clothing shops?
We were once described as 'style over substance' so I'll say that (we're not by the way). My friend Greg has a clothes shop called We Love To Boogie which is dead good.

Describe your fanbase in 3 words:
Sparse but nice.

What's better - downloading, still buying CDs, or collecting vinyl?
CD shopping is dead good, but for convenience and cost effectiveness I'd say downloading.

Best band you've seen live?
Arcade Fire, Sigur Ros or The Boss probably.

Is there anything (previously unknown) about your band that you'd like to share with the world?
Chris Barclay's middle name is Akabusi.

What are your plans for 2010?
Not too sure yet. Planning on going down south in March, I believe. Then hopefully lots of gigs and meeting nice people. Looking forward to everyone finishing Uni so we can spend more time on this music lark.

Thanks Stuart! x

French Wives' myspace
We Love to Boogie vintage clothing

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Video: Bob Dylan's "Must Be Santa"

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Here's the video for Bob Dylan's new track "Must Be Santa", from his new album, Christmas In The Heart. This is the first video Bob's appeared in for over 10 years, and the video itself is completely mad (love Bob's new long "indie" hairstyle ;)). It's hard to watch this and think it's the same man that caused a near riot at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, completely turning the music world upsidedown with "Like A Rolling Stone', but this video is very charming in its own way. Plus, a part of the song's proceeds go to charity. So just have fun with it. :)

Enjoy! x

Bob Dylan's Official Site

Adam Green on tour with The Cribs

Adam Green, half of the anti-folk group The Moldy Peaches and former German Rolling Stone coverboy, is set to support UK band The Cribs' on their North American tour this January, as posted:

13 Jan 2010 Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL
14 Jan 2010 The Magic Bag, Ferndale MI
15 Jan 2010 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ONT
16 Jan 2010 The Fillmore at Irving Plaza, NYC
17 Jan 2010 Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
19 Jan 2010 9:30 Club , Washington DC
20 Jan 2010 The Earl, Atlanta GA
22 Jan 2010 Granada Theatre, Dallas TX
23 Jan 2010 The Parish Room, Austin TX

Then he'll be jetting off to Europe for a long list of dates....Tour info is available on his website.

For more Adam, visit is his amusing blog ("blogge"), the Lake Room which features everything from full-frontal nudity to paper mache scluptures....and here's Adam being interviewed and performing "Getting Led" on the UK programme, The Culture Show:

Adam Green's myspace

Monday, 16 November 2009

The Black Hollies

Monday, 16 November 2009

This morning while on a cross-country train, I re-discovered my love for The Black Hollies. A modern band hailing from Jersey City, NJ but sounding like they come out of swinging 60s London. The Black Hollies are a band for anyone who's a fan of classic 60s Garage like The Sonics or The Seeds...or even the British Invasion. They definitely sound like they come out of another time and place.

I first heard about them from two Aussie friends who went to see them in New York last year and praised their live show. Despite the fact that I lived in NY at the time I had never heard them, which was a shame, because as soon as I heard the first few lines of "Gloomy Monday Morning", I realized I had been missing out on something great.

Check out their video for "Paisley Pattern Ground", which could've been filmed near Brian Jones' house back in 1968 if you didn't know any better...

The Black Hollies' are currently touring the US, so check them out if you can...Full tour details on their myspace

Listen to their album "Crimson Reflections" in full on
Listen to their album, "Softly Towards The Light" in full on

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Win Christmas Swag from Girls Sold Out

Thursday, 12 November 2009

I was going to do this for Halloween, but considering the blog was only a couple weeks old and only had two readers (and thank you both for reading ;)) there was little to no point. Now that the Christmas season is here and the blog has more readers, here is the first Girls Sold Out Gift Giveaway!! After all, Christmas is all about giving to others, right?

So, I'm putting together a pack of treats and sweets for one lucky person....

The Christmas pack includes:
- A Girls Sold Out mix CD which includes tracks from new and upcoming artists as well as some classic tunes.
- An issue of the Factory Kids' 'zine, Sugar Landslide.
- A random selection of UK chocolate/sweets.
- A couple other surprises! You just have to wait and see....

Just email your name and address to before 27 November, and in December I'll announce the winner.

Stay tuned to this blog for a free downloadable Christmas mixtape...For now enjoy the weekend with the remixes below!

Good luck, and see you next week! xo

The Charlatans - Nine Acre Dust (Chemical Brothers Remix).mp3
Florence + The Machine - You've Got The Love (xx Remix).mp3
Manic Street Preachers - This Joke Sport Severed (Patrick Wolf Remix).mp3
Primal Scream - Some Velvet Morning (Extended Version).mp3

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Pretty Green Launch Party

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Richard Ashcroft and Liam Gallagher

On Saturday, 7 November, Liam Gallagher hosted the official launch party of his clothing line, Pretty Green, in London. Guests included The Prodigy, Richard Ashcroft, Kasabian, Heidi Range (from Sugababes), TV presenter Dave Berry, and of course Liam's wife, Nicole Appleton.

Keith Flint (The Prodigy) and Liam


Keith Flint and Maxim (The Prodigy)

More images at the source:

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

'Pop Life' : Now at Tate Modern

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Until 17 January 2010, Tate Modern is showing "Pop Life", 17 rooms and a cafe filled with works by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Martin Kippenberger, Richard Price, Maurizio Cattela, Andrea Fraser, Pruitt Early, Piotr Uklański, Reena Spaulings, and the Young British Artists (including Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst, who also has his own room within the exhibit).

On 7 December, Tate Curator Catherine Wood will be giving a talk about the exhibit and on 8 December, Tracey Emin will be at Tate Modern talking about 'The Shop'. A former London surgery where her and her friend Sarah Lucas made and sold their art in 1993.

Being a fan of half these artists, this all sounds like a Pop Art lovers' dream. The £12.50 price tag for admission is quite a bit (considering most of Tate Modern is free), but for those not a strict budget, I find it'd be definitely be worth the trip.

Also, if you're like me and follow the Turner Prize, 2009's nominated artists are currently on display at Tate Britain.

I think it's a wonderful time to visit London.

Andy Warhol

Keith Haring

Takashi Murakami

Tate Modern's website
Tate Britain's website

Monday, 9 November 2009

Beth Jeans Houghton

Monday, 9 November 2009

While flipping through one of the UK's random free music 'zines, a photo of this girl caught my eye. Her look had the rock'n'roll excess of Nancy Spungen, the vintage glamour of Twiggy and the modern-day aloofness of Peaches Geldof - all at the same time. Such a interesting combination of images, I couldn't help but rush to my laptop to check out her music. It was nothing like I expected.....with vocals reminiscent of Bat for Lashes, and music that ranged from old American folk to church organs like you'd hear during a Sunday service. Beth Jeans Houghton is a rare artist, drawing in ideas from all over the place (she lists her influences from Bob Dylan to Frank Zappa to Ani DiFranco to M.I.A.). She's a unique breed that I hope stays around for a long time.....

Check out her video for "I Will Return":

Beth Jeans Houghton's myspace
Beth Jean Houghton's Official Site

Sunday, 8 November 2009

A few minutes with Cosmic Call

Sunday, 8 November 2009

About a month ago, I ran across an mp3 of a song called "Lightbulbs". With it's melodic, but catchy synth and guitar-driven riffs, I instantly loved it. It was by an indie band from the small coastal town of Akranes, Iceland (pop. 6,549). They're Cosmic Call, and I was lucky enough to have them answer a few questions....(and you can download "Lightbulbs" below!)

How did Cosmic Call come about?

Moni: We met at school, became friends and started writing music together. It´s as simple as that. Also I had a crush on Begga (my girlfriend), so I asked her to join the band.

Ása: I came in a little later as a stunt violinist and after a while they wanted to keep me!

Where do your rehearse?

Begga: We rehearse in a loft. We don´t have to pay rent and our rehearsal space is located next to the police station so it´s pretty safe.

What was your best gig so far? why?

Moni: We had a release party in July for our EP album and it was great. All of our most loyal fans were there, also our friends and family. The concert was our best yet. It will be released on youtube (in HD) in December. So stay tuned.

And the worst gig? why?

Pétur: That would have to be an off-venue gig of the Iceland airwaves festival at bar11 in Reykjavík. We drove an hour long drive from Akranes to Reykjavík and we were kind of hosting the gig so we spent 2 hours getting the stage ready. We had 2 hours free time before the gig and in that time I managed to get a migraine. I was blind on one eye and half sight on the other. But I had one hell of a time of visual effects on my way home

When your band is just hanging out, what music are you probably listening to?

Ása: At the moment my hanging out music is something comfortable like Damien Rice, Jeff Buckley, Kings of Convenience, Múm, Interpol, Maus and The Cardigans.

Fjölnir : My playlist consists of Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, MGMT, Radiohead, Muse, Ensími, The Beatles, Black Kids and The Mars Volta.

Pétur: After band practice we usually like it quiet, just sit and chat and rest our ears a little.

What was the first album you ever bought?

Moni: Nirvana's Nevermind

Fjölnir: Something with Gorillaz.

Ása: Can't remember what cd it was, but the first vinyl I bought was Etta James' At Last

Begga: Razorlight's Up all night

Pétur: I can't remember the first one I bought, though I do remember one album by Botnleðja, being one of the first.

Any weird phobias and/or band superstitions?

Ása: Fjölnir can't eat anything if somebody else has a bite of it. He also thinks the world will end in 2012. Sigurmon has to walk in circles when he talks on the phone.

Fjölnir: Ása always has to wipe of the tip of her toothbrush before she uses it.

Begga and Pétur are the normal ones.

What's your band's fashion sense/style? Any favourite clothing shops?

Begga: All of us have a different style. I like H&M and Topshop.

Moni: I buy most of my clothes on ebay or Urban Outfitters.

Describe your fanbase in 3 words:

Fjölnir: They´re fu*#!ng awesome!!!!

What's better - downloading, still buying CDs, or collecting vinyl?

Moni: Cd´s and Vinyl have a collectors value that downloading can´t replace. When you buy a cd you invest in the band and become a part of their world.

I personally think that downloading has cheapened the way we listen to music. People don´t care about quality anymore, they download as much music as they can to fill up the space on their iPods and don´t even listen to half of it. There´s no mystery anymore because everything is so accessible.

Listening to music should always be an experience. If your gonna download music, be cautious. Respect the album as a work of art but not some ones and zeros on your computer..

Best band you've seen live?

Ása: The Killers at Roskilde Festival 2007, the rain, the dirt and the danish!

Moni: The Strokes in Albany, New York. Best band ever!!!

Begga: Queens of the Stone Age in Reykjavik.

Fjölnir: Either Bloc Party or Late of the Pier, both at Airwaves 2007

Pétur: Zappa plays Zappa at the Icelandic Art Museum

Tell us something interesting about your hometown:

Moni: It´s known for breeding excellent football players. The music scene is also like no other. It´s such a small town so everyone knows everyone here and we all hang out and jam together.

You played the Iceland Airwaves festival this year. What was your favourite moment during the festival?

Ása: my favorite moment was definitely when I realised there was a full house on our Wednesday gig at Grand Rokk, a great night!

Fjölnir: When I was walking downtown Reykjavík i heard some noise behind me and there was Dr.Spock starting their secret parade gig. The truck opened and the concert began. I walked down the street with the truck and met the rest of the cosmics to party all night!

I went to Iceland earlier this year and grew quite fond of the Icelandic chocolate. My favourite was Pipp (mint chocolate bar). What's yours?

Moni: Mine is also "Pipp" cause that´s what we call our drummer.

Ása: Lakkrís Dúndur.

Fjölnir: Nóa Kropp.

Begga: Draumur.

Pétur: Þristur

Is there anything (previously unknown) about your band that you'd like to share with the world?

Ása: Me and Begga have the black belt in Karate so watch out..Hehe.

Fjölnir: None of us are drop outs.

Moni: We are secretly planning world domination. Muahahaha (evil laugh). But don´t tell anyone or else our masterplan will be ruined.

Pétur: our "official drink" is a magic carpet (can of energy drink and a shot of disaronno)

And share a story from the road:

Fjölnir: I usually don´t get seasick, but when we went to Vestmannaeyjar with a ship called Herjólfur, I puked more than the Jackass crew.

Pétur: On that trip to Vestmannaeyjar we had almost no money and ended up sleeping in our cars, but the other two bands who were touring with us decided to pull an all-nighter, which didn't work out too well for them. The following day we drove into Herjólfur and got a little more, though we managed to sleep almost all the way. We all looked like shit on the way home.

Haha....thanks Cosmic Call. x

Cosmic Call - Lightbulbs.mp3

Cosmic Call's myspace

Friday, 6 November 2009

Gliss at King Tut's

Friday, 6 November 2009

After the Bonfire night fireworks (which were set to Primal Scream's "Loaded", nice) I ventured out to King Tut's Wah Wah Hut to see Los Angeles' Gliss. The set was full of heavenly indie-pop tunes, which included a handful of tracks from their brand new album, Devotion Impolsion (now available in most music shops in the US and UK). I was impressed with how the 3 members of the band changed instruments throughout the set, and their performance of "Morning Light" was a moment of pure pop perfection.

I think that Gliss is one of the most under-rated bands out there. If they come to your town, I highly recommend going to see's worth every penny.

They continue their UK tour tomorrow (7 Nov) in Barnsley, and later this month you can catch them on a European tour with The Horrors. Oh, and if you have a place for the band to crash, they'll get you into their show for free! Not a bad deal?

All tour dates on their myspace

Morning Light (Album Version) - Gliss

Gliss' Official Site

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Dandy News

Thursday, 5 November 2009

When I first discovered the Dandy Warhols as a teen, one of my favourite tracks off their second album, ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down was the eerie, droning "Pete International Airport", co-written by The Dandys guitarist Peter Holmström.

Taking that tracks' name for the name for his solo/side project, two Pete International Airport tracks, "I Care" and "21 Days" are now available on iTunes.

And here's the recent Dandys cinematic music video, promoting their current album, Earth to the Dandy Warhols. This newest one, for the track "And Then I Dreamt Of Yes", was inspired by (one of my personal favourite films), 1920's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.....Enjoy!

Also, the pre-sale is now open for The Dandy's "Italian Christmas" shows in Seattle and Portland
11 Dec Neumos, Seattle, WA
12 Dec Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
13 Dec Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR

Details on their official site

Pete International Airport's myspace
Dandy Warhols' myspace

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

A few minutes with She's Hit

Wednesday, 4 November 2009
photo by John Spiers

Glasgow's She's Hit is one of the city's most exciting new bands. I recently asked them a few questions and here's what they had to say...

How did She's Hit come about?
We were all obsessed with bands like The Jesus & Mary Chain, Cramps, Suicide and at the time we were really into The Birthday Party. We hadn't seen any bands around Glasgow that did music that we enjoyed listening to at the time, and really we felt like most live shows we were seeing were pretty boring. We were all close anyway though and always listened to music together so we just wanted to take it to the stage of making music together.

Where do your rehearse?
Carlton studios along the bonny banks of the River Clyde.

What was your best gig so far? why?
Paper Planes single launch-Grand Ole Opry was a strange cool venue, totally different to anywhere else we've played. It was just us and Paper Planes on the bill and since they're our favourite Glasgow band, it was nice to only play with them... And talking to James Allan drunk was pretty funny.

And the worst gig? why?
The worst and funniest gig was where we were on a classic rock bill with a Led Zeppelin cover band before us. The promoter had a sick sense of humour and thought it would be funny to put us on. So midway between set an old man staggers on stage and attacks the amps, shouting that its not music and he has to put a stop to it. Funny as fuck.

I love your song, "Black Transistor Nightmares", where does the title come from?
It came from Mik and Phil, they are both doing degrees in electronics.

When your band is just hanging out, what music are you probably listening to?
We usually like to listen to The Cramps, The Kills, The Jesus & Mary Chain and Crocodiles before we go out. They seem to exemplify the sleaze and fun of nights out. We listen to more downbeat stuff like The Raveonettes when we get back. Music thats just got some beauty to it, both lyrically and musically. I don't think we have much middle ground really, its those two extremes all the time.

What was the first album you ever bought?
Div: Kasabian Empire (aged 16)
Philip: Franz Ferdinands eponymous debut (aged 14)
Mik: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's first album
Cammy: Some death metal shite, probably.

Any weird phobias and/or band superstitions?
Mik: Gibson Les Pauls, Flanger pedals
Div: I'm scared of my All Saints credit card.
Philip: Boot cut Jeans
Cammy: Books.

What's your band's fashion sense/style? Any favourite clothing shops?
We all just wear black drainpipes and All Saints t-shirts most of the time.
Finding a good vintage leather jacket is nice, but none of us have the time to devote all our shopping in charity shops. We don't really think about it too much, we just wear what we want. You always get people thinking you're this planned out pretentious bunch, but that's usually from badly dressed wankers.

Describe your fanbase in 3 words:
Friends and family

If you could be any other person for a day, who would you be?
Poison Ivy

What's better - downloading, still buying CDs, or collecting vinyl?
Vinyl is a bit of a cliche, but its the best way

Best band you've seen live?
Philip: The Kills, Oran Mor
Div: Nick Cave at T in the Park
Mik: The Kills, Oran Mor
Cammy: Jack Penate at T in the Park, probably.

And what are your plans for the rest of the year?
We've got a gig with The Drones in Sleazys and one with Paper Planes in the Captain's Rest. We had a live set filmed professionally, so that will be up on the myspace soon we hope. We should be in Artrocker's New Blood early next year as well. Apart from that, a single next year probably and more good support slots like the one at Sleazys.

Thanks guys! x

She's Hit's myspace

Monday, 2 November 2009

Escape Act at the 13th Note

Monday, 2 November 2009

The other night I ventured out to the 13th Note for a band showcase run by Edinburgh-based label, 17 Seconds. I wasn't able to stay for all the bands due to Uni life (aka, writing an essay, fun fun!) but I got to see the full set from Belfast's Escape Act. They put on a great show - if you're a fan of Pavement, Television or The Kinks, I would recommended checking them out...

My favourite track of theirs is "Cabin Fever", and the video for it is cool as well:

Escape Act - Cabin Fever on MUZU.

Download their album (for free!) here
or buy the limited edition CD/vinyl package here!

Escape Act's Official Site
Escape Act's myspace

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Sister Jane

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Sister Jane, made up of Joe Driver, Dan Davey, Mark Waite-Pullan as well as Lauren Crew and Liam Judson (who have their own project, The Late Night Sound, Liam is also the lead vocalist/guitarist for Sydney psych/folk rock outfit Belles Will Ring), are a psychedelic/blues band from the Blue Mountains of Australia. On 12th November they'll be releasing two new tracks, "Outer Suburbs of the Soul" and "Indigo Shire" as a double A side. These tracks feature Lauren's brand new Farfisa organ which she drove from Melbourne to Sydney despite severe blizzards in the nearby Alps. That's dedication!

You can listen and download the tracks for free(!) on their site, and also pre-order the vinyl at their online store.

And if you're lucky enough to be in Sydney before Christmas, you can see them live at the dates below:
12 Nov The Excelsior Hotel, Surry Hills, Sydney
13 Nov Ruby Rabbit, Darlinghurst, Sydney
17 Dec The Annandale Hotel, Annandale, Sydney

Sister Janes' myspace
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