Saturday, 13 September 2008


I know it's been a while but I have for once been quite busy. Anyway, on to more important matters...

Merida and I went to Offset Festival at the end of August which was a laff. It was quite odd as it was a really small festival and you could reach everything within one minute. However, I like this because I am a lazy person and don't like having to walk for ages to get back to your camp/go see another band/eat a pie, etc.

Wire were incredibly uninteresting and disappointing - they did not play any of their good old songs and were boring to watch. I loved Metronomy because I love Metronomy and their light up shirts. They played in a really small tent which was overflowing with people and it was a nice atmosphere etc etc. Chromehoof were well good: sparkly costumes and an amazing front woman with jerky dance moves. I have forgotten a lot of the bands I saw but there were lots of good ones. Will also never forget No Bra and how I just DON'T GET IT, it was really bad.

Here are some songs that I have been listening to this morning:

N.E.R.D - My Drive Thru ft. Santogold and Julian Casablancas

Timbaland - Throw It On Me ft. The Hives

Monday, 25 August 2008


Hello readers! Firstly, I must apologise for my absence, my computer has been causing havoc all over the shop and finally had to be destroyed. It's a sad sad situation. HOWEVER! I now have a lovely new laptop and can resume my regular(ish) updates.

There are three songs which I cannot stop playing repeatedly at the moment. The first is the disco classic 'Ring My Bell' by Anita Ward. Here, have a dose of unadulterated disco magic.

Anita Ward -Ring My Bell

The second is a fairly recent (I think) single by Telepathe.

Telepathe - Chromes on it

And the third is by U.S. Girls, another treat from Siltbreeze, the song is called 'Don't Understand That Man', it's a very hypnotic and also kind of melancholy song. I think it's great, unfortunately I can't seem to download it but here's a ling to the myspace page where you can listen to it.

Well, I hope you enjoy those little nuggets. Just briefly I though I'd mention a band called Pifco, from Leeds. I'm perhaps not as skilled as summing up their sound as Mike driver of Drowned in Sound is, so here's what he's got to say :
"Their grunge sound is reminiscent of early Sonic Youth, with a heavy dose of jerky punk rock similar to Coachwhips and a splash of electro indie pop akin to The Fall. Probably the most wholesome recipe you’ll ever let pour into your ears. "
They have a new album out called Pifco-A-Go-Go out now, again, I am unable to download any of their songs but here is their myspace page.

This weekend Grace and I will be partying at Offset festival so I am sure you have many a review to look forward to!


I have recently become addicted to The Wire since the first series boxset appeared in our house. I was resistant at first as it looked like another programme about police and drugs and blah blah blah but it is better than that. And the themetune is a real good cover of a Tom Waits song.
The Blind Boys of Alabama - Way Down in the Hole

Here is Charlie Brooker talking about his love for The Wire:

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Sunday, 17 August 2008


Simian - LA Breeze
Good old Simian. I love how they warn you about the approaching verse/chorus/noisy singing. Yeah, woah, should be here soon.... yep.... oh, here it comes.... yeah, here comes la breeze (whatever that is). The singer does indeed look like he's going to have an aneurysm.

Saturday, 16 August 2008


Au - RR vs. D

I have had a good week and it is finally not raining, so here is a celebratory song. It sounds a bit like a parade... with pianos ... and lots of handclaps. I can't make out any of the words so I just make up my own and dance like this <<<<<

Thursday, 7 August 2008


After careful consideration I have decided that if everyone had a theme tune that followed them around, mine would have to be this song. That probably makes me look like a loser. It is not my favourite song, and it is also one of those things I listen to in private... but I think the way it is describes my state of mind - slightly mad. I just think it's great for walking along the street to:

This song has been in my head constantly over the past few days. It's really catchy, the rhythm in the words or something ... but then you try and attempt to sing it yourself and it's really difficult.
Nina Simone - Love Me or Leave Me

Saturday, 2 August 2008


Today is Gay Pride and it is raining, which is very depressing as I wanted to go drink in the park all day. Here is a bit of depressing music to soundtrack this sad day:
Erik Satie - Trois Gnossienes - I. Lent
Satie was this incredibly eccentric man who was always seen wearing the same grey velvet suit. When he died and people went through his belongings, they found at least six of the same suit, and over 100 umbrellas in his room. Strange man.

PS: Our trip was great, although unfortunately (or fortunately..) there was no Europop but a lot of 'American Boy'.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008


Adieu! Me and Grace are off on a European Odyssey so that mean unfortunately you will be left stranded for two weeks with out any new audio or visual delights. Deepest Apologies.
Anyway, Grace and I were at a party the other night, whilst chatting we got on to the subject of KaitO, a little-known British band who split up in 2006, however we were fortunate to see them play in Brighton, with Erase Errata supporting Le Tigre, probably in...2004? Not sure. Anyway, they also supported Liars in 2006 and Plan B called them "Britain's most exciting guitar band."
KaitO - Try Me Out
(That's what I used to look like when I went on holiday)

Sunday, 13 July 2008


I went to see Mamma Mia! on Friday - it was WICKED. Try as I might, I find it very difficult to be cynical (I enjoyed the Sex and the City film as well). There's something about dance routines that always sucks me in. It also reminded me of my love for ABBA, so here is a song that wasn't actually in the film but needs to be heard: