Archive for March, 2012
#likewoah – It’s about time right, but the news is good and our swell brothers in Stagecoach return to Alcopop! Records to release ’56k Dial-Up’ – the first taste of new material from the band’s debut album due later this year. Produced by Dom James (who slammed out that freakin’ awesome Vs Everything by Johnny Foreigner), it is backed with a remix of old favourite ‘Hang That Head’ by Bobby Shoop Shoop…
It’s a one-off single (I said we weren’t gonna do any singles in 2012. That’s two and counting, but when they’re as good as this – what can you do), it’s limited to just 100 copies on jelly green, hand-numbered cassette and will be available April 21st at a selection of Coach’s favourite stores – Banquet, Truck (Oxford) and Rise Records (as well as the PoP shop OBVS!).
The band are still mid recording with a debut album coming soon (very excited about this), so this should be a tasty taster as it were! I will also be encouraging lovely bassist John to be recording a spoken word missive on cats as a secret track on each tape – but I haven’t asked him yet…. Watch this space
Oh and you can catch them here too at these ipcoming Shows:
May 9 – The Garage, London w/ Tellison
May 11 – The Great Escape, Brighton w/ Johnny Foreigner and Tall Ships
Here’s a picture of them looking all moody and writey. In reality Luke and Matt are just in deep discussion about Clint Dempsey’s recent form…
OH YO Denmark…. We’re a coming for you. See, in our romps around the UK to check out some of the greatest bands this fine nation is producing, we just occasionally take a peak abroad – and check out some wonder sounds from the continent.
And so, after spending much of the week at SXSW hanging with some awesome folk from the Danish music scene, we’ve decided to take the plunge and hook up with the good chaps at Kanel Records to bring you Glow Kit -”Based in Denmark and featuring members of Cola Freaks, Bliglad and Snow Kite, these guys are beyond rad, blasting thru a mix of Power Pop and Garage Punk with a touch of psych guitars that will have the more surf-keen of you dancing from pillar to post.
They’ll be popping over for a few shows in May (most notably at our TBA Great Escape/Alternative Great Ecape –not sure which yet- showcase) and are well worthy of your time chaps. The new album will be coming in May time on heart-achingly cool glo-in-the-dark sleeve (well why not right) and I think you might just get real excited by these chaps.
Check out this hit and see what you think, yo…. It’s just so WAVVEs meets Futureheads meets FUCKING AWESOME! Hope you like sweet poppers.
It’s been quite a week in Texas, poppin’ and rocking SXSW and keeping the good ship Alcopop! steadied from a series of hotel computers and frantic borrowed phone calls – but it’s all coming to an end, and as i board the cramped, sweaty Greyhound bus to Dallas to swing back home, I must forget the warm embrace of the midwest – and moreover let you handsome bunch know about the stunning new EP from Gunning for Tamar… The Time Trophies EP! OUT TODAY yo! Yes it’s packed with 5 fantastic songs, 2 of which are remixes by the epic maybeshewill and Jr JoFo, but what’s more – it’s truly one for the fans of alternative formats… Cos this baby comes on a gorgeous looking, tangerine, silver faced wristwatch… It’s gone down real good fresh out of the pack, but they’re going fast (from us, Banquet Records or Truck Store). SO do be swift when ordering…
Keeping real good time (I’ve been wearing one since Christmas), each watch comes with a QR/download code on the back of the timepiece to download the full EP (320kpbs), and in honour of the title track can be worn as your very own ‘Time Trophy’. Or you can buy it in a +CD format for an extra £1 (no fancy packaging on the CD though), or with a gig ticket to GFT’s launch show in Oxford with Jumping Ships on March 24th for a tenner. Strictly limited, we only have 300 of these bad boys up for sale, for the reasonably reasonable price of £7…. Pah, enough talking from me… You probably just want to see the things right…? Done! Ohhhhh yes!
new owners, new festival – Oxford’s finest – and we’re in the barn! You coming?