Monday, July 11, 2011

We Were Promised Jetpacks in Brighton!

Yes Yes!

Their first show in Brighton since their sold out show at The Freebutt nearly 2 years ago, We Were Promised Jetpacks return, this time at Sticky Mike's Frog Bar.

Pretty exciting stuff, but there is more my good friend, the band are also releasing a new album on 3rd October through the bloody fabulous FatCat Records. Entitled ‘In The Pit Of The Stomach’, it bears testimony to the poise, control, confidence and vigour the band now command (at least that's what the press release says, I haven't heard it yet).

It continues: Post the release of their ‘These Four Walls’ debut in June 2009 the band have achieved huge success touring America and Europe, highlights of which include selling out New York’s Williamsburg Music Hall and attracting high-profile support slots for gold-selling US rock bands like Passion Pit and Jimmy Eat

With thunderous live performances matching the power of fellow Scot’s Mogwai and a pop sensibility comparable to that of Foals or Bloc Party, ‘In The Pit Of The Stomach’ proves how WWPJ have stealthily become a fully-fledged rock band - louder, wilder, avidly literate, fiercely melodic, powerfully restrained.

So yeah, you'd have to be a music PR to call a tour with Passion Pit a highlight, but there you go. For one, I'm psyched to hear the band's new material, These Four Walls was one of my highlights of 2009.

Tickets are £7 in advance, you can get your filthy mits on them at Rounder (01273 325440), Resident (01273 606312) and Ape, or you can get an eticket here: WeGotTickets or here: Seetickets

Here's a video, this was filmed at the Doug Fir in Portland, which is a fantastic venue and has very patient and good natured staff, even if you do end up having to leave your van in their loading bay for 24 extra hours due to someone taking the keys to Canada.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Love Inks debut UK tour hits Brighton

Hello again,

After ducking out for the summer, we have another awesome show in September (plus we're still to announce our clubnight in September...). It features Austin, Texas band Love Inks, whose album E.S.P is one of the most addictive I've heard in recent months that's for sure. It's a dreamy pop gem of an album and I love it. It came out on bloody great Italian label Hell, Yes! (Crocodiles, Dum Dum Girls...) and is sure to be on many people's stereo over the summer.

The show is at Sticky Mike's Frog Bar on 27th September. Tickets are available from Resident Music (01273 606312), Rounder Records (01273 325440), Ape, Seetickets and WeGotTickets

I've already put one video up on the site (see what I did there?!), so here's another. It's not to my taste completely, but the song is rad.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Man Man! In Brighton! EXCITEMENT!


I'm pretty damn excited about this one. Man Man are one of the greatest live bands I've ever seen. I saw them at the Pitchfork curated All Tomorrow's Parties in 2008 and they blew everyone else out of the water. Their rhythmic, pulsating and energetic performance was typical of their live shows; a whirlwind of songs that flow seamlessly from one to the other amidst a jumble of swapped instruments and found objects. This was further enhanced by their appearance; mustached, real or fake, war painted and in all-white, they looked like a band formed by the dudes from the 118 118 adverts.

They come to Brighton (for the first time I believe) on a rare visit to the UK which features a mere 2 dates to promote their new album on Anti. I implore you to come, this will be an awesome show!

The show is at Sticky Mike's Frog Bar on 13th September. Tickets are available from Resident Music (01273 606312), Rounder Records (01273 325440), Ape, Seetickets and WeGotTickets.

Here is an idea of what they do;

Love Thy Neighbour