Sunday, 26 February 2012

NEW TO MY PLAYLIST: The Front Bottoms

With a name that will make most people cringe or smile The Front Bottoms are a two-piece band based out of Bergen County, NJ. Formed in 2006 with three members the bands keyboard player left in 2010 to concentrate on studies - the band now continues with two members.

For fans of Violent Femmes, Bright Eyes and Smashing Pumpkins.

The self titled album is a real treat!



Swimming Pool

Let's hope they come to England soon.

LIVE: Pulled Apart by Horses

Despite not being a massive screamy, shouty music fan, last Wednesday 22nd February I went to see Pulled Apart by Horses play in Southampton in a jam packed Soul Cellar.

Must admit though, I probably enjoyed The Computers more but not because Pulled Apart by Horses were bad but mostly just because I was completely amazed by their sound - I even bought the vinyl! With a hard to place genre, The Computers mix the best of old rock 'n' roll such as Jerry Lee Lewis with a modern sound like The Hives.

In an already warm packed room Pulled Apart by Horses took to the stage with one aim - to make it hotter. Having seen them a few times before I was expecting a lively show but I think I always forget just how bloody good this band are live. 

 Two fantastic live bands worth checking out.

Friday, 3 February 2012


There is NO Glastonbury Festival this year..what do I do with that £200+ that I normally splash out to go for probably the best experience of my life? SXSW is too expensive but Sasquatch seems much more affordable and equally as amazing!

Okay, so it's still going to cost around £800+ but thats still considerably cheaper than SXSW. The Sasquatch lineup was announced on Tuesday and I really wish I could afford to go. Once again I find myself envious of people living in the US (although I think last year's lineup will never be beaten)

Here is the lineup:

Jack White, Beck, Bon Iver, Pretty Lights, Tenacious D, The Shins, Beirut, Girl Talk, The Roots, The Head & The Heart, Portlandia, Feist, Silversun Pickups, Metric, Explosions In The Sky, The Joy Formidable, Mogwai, Nero (DJ), M. Ward, John Reilly & Friends, Childish Gambino, St. Vincent, The Civil Wars, Jamey Johnson, Little Dragon, Tune-Yards, Wild Flag, Blind Pilot, Wolfgang Gartner, Beats Antique, Apparat, The Walkmen, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Mark Lanegan Band, Spiritualized, Blitzen Trapper, The Cave Singers, Shabazz Palaces, Fun., Grouplove, Tycho, SBTRKT, STRFKR, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Deer Tick, Imelda May, Alabama Shakes, Dum Dum Girls, The Helio Sequence, Kurt Vile, Cloud Cult, We Are Augustines, Ben Howard, Here We Go Magic, Zola Jesus, The War On Drugs, Shearwater, Cass McCombs, Active Child, Trampled By Turtles, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Araabmuzik, Star Slinger, L.A. Riots, Com Truise, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, I Break Horses, Walk The Moon, Dry The River, Allen Stone, Pickwick, Hey Marseilles, Gary Clark Jr., Purity Ring, Electric Guest, Yellow Ostrich, Nobody Beats The Drum, Coeur De Pirate, Lord Huron, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Beat Connection, The Sheepdogs, Hey Rosetta!, Said The Whale, Howlin Rain, Gardens & Villa, Felix Cartal, Craft Spells, Vintage Trouble, Poor Moon, Black Whales, Gold Leaves, Greylag, Awesome Tapes From Africa
Thee Satisfaction, Dyme Def, Fresh Espresso, The Physics, Sol, Metal Chocolates, Grynch, Spac3man, Don’t Talk To The Cops, Scribes, Fatal Lucciauno, Fly Moon Royalty, Katie Kate, Nick Kroll, Beardyman, Todd Barry.

If you are lucky enough to go this year then congrats!