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Fresh from the biggest first week album sales in their history (yah! Take that big budgets) Johnny Foreigner may be jetting off to France and Japan on tour, but that’s not stopping them giving you, the handsome kids, a brand new single. You may have heard it on the radio or Soccer AM, but next up – and from the album – comes Johnny Foreigner vs Everything, an A3 poster single with 4 tracks, one of which is a full 18 minute set from a drunk Garden Party in France. Only available from us or our great pals at Banquet. Limited to 200 and out on November 5th. Don’t be slack!
Look see – here’s the full video for the song (made by the ace moral hangover kids), which includes a lot of the hip kids at The London show and some strong stage diving cameos from Stagecoach, Lex and *ahem* yours truly. Don’t be put off by my graceful leap though – I came crashing face first to the ground… Immediately. Luckily the camera didn’t catch it. Don’t tell em no… You can see the poster pics over on our flickr feed. I’ve just checked and it seems we have 6 left. Do hurry.
There aint no party like an A PoP party. This much is true. So if Latitude is too far away, Guilfest aint your thing and you reckon that sitting inside whilst the sun shines is for nerds. Baby – I need say just one word. Alcopopalooza!
Brixton Windmill this Saturday is therefore very much the place to be for delicious action then – with 13 bands to entertain you inside and outside all day, a free BBQ to tempt even the choosiest of tastebuds – we’ll also be celebrating the launch of the Stagecoach Crash My Ride EP (19th), and Attika State’s Celebration T-Shirt single (26th) Oh – and Jack PoP and Kev BSM’s birthday too (Jack will be 23, and Kev 34 (presents are optional ).
Tickets remarkably are just six (count em) pounds in advance, and given that you’ll be seeing the likes of Stagecoach, Tall Ships, The Attika State, Screaming Maldini, Tangled Hair, Stairs to Korea and many more – well the value’s there to see.
You can get full deets over at the facebook group, book slightly cheaper tickets in advance at where else but wegottickets – or sod the internet and just rock up on Saturday for SO much ace music, free meat and booze until you drop. Winner! The 405 agree see, rating it gig of the week. Good shout boys!
Or something like that… i had the great pleasure of meeting England’s third highest scorer of all time – and he was lovely enough to record this (hilariously cheeky) trail for the good ship Alcopop. Watch, love and realise how ace he is – then do as he says!
When the Old Blue Last and their pals at Vic mag come a calling at Alcopop Towers requesting a short notice aster showcase it seems silly to turn them down. Not least when you know it’ll be free for everyone to get in, and all sort of handsome poppers will make their way down… Add in the fact that A Gun Rack?, Dexy, My First Tooth and The Candle Thieves, hot on the heels of their stunning debut album ‘Sunshine and other Misfortunes’, are all playing majestic sets too – and March 30th is pretty much sorted.
See you there…? Yep!
Stars and Sons (full band) play “Big brash intelligent indie pop” – Huw Stephens
New Alcopop signings Stagecoach (acoustic) rock out “a sumptuous slice of Wilco-esque alt.country” (The Fly)
- with Paul Steel provideing a melodic piano ballad interlude with his “veritable masterwork of pop brilliance” – Under the Radar
And we can all get boozed too in London’s finest record shop – winner? Winner! See you there…
Just one last quick shout to remind you about the Alcopop show coming up this Saturday at RoTa@Notting Hill Arts Club – with The October Game, Stagecoach, Cat Matador and My First Tooth all playing, with free entry. Oh yes! Incidentally, MFT will be on pretty close to doors as they have to rush off for a soundcheck in Worcester afterwards – so do get down on time. See what the venue says… and know it’ll be ace.
The magical land of the Alcopop! label is populated by wondrous indie-pop, passionate post-hardcore riffers and dreamy folk kids with their hearts on their sleeves. you’ll never want to leave! With live music from The October Game, Stagecoach, Cat Matador and My First Tooth
It’s happening between 4 and 8pm, it’s free entry and all the booze is at happy hour prices so we hear, which means a reet old shindig for all and no lies. Nathan T. Pyle will be marshalling decks with his fingers of steel, so if you have any requests drop them in the comments box below or @ilovealcopop on Twitter.
Then, post show – and no doubt flush with the joys of 4 exceptional bands – I’m going to be popping off to see Andrew WK at The Old Blue Last playing I Get Wet all the way through… I’m pretty excited! Anyone else coming down?
See you Saturday yeah… Oh hell yeah! And watch this to get in the mood…
As you may know good poppers, Alcopop Records are releasing a lovely new compilation –in the next couple of weeks all detailed on an ancient looking scroll crafted by Captain Kev and charred in Alcopop Ovens – containing a URL and password shipped out in a hearty bottle. But more of that in the next few days…
Therefore – we decided to have a party to celebrate, and after speaking to the fine chaps at RoTa in London Town, Notting Hill Arts Club, Saturday May 9th (put it in your diary) – we decided to hold it there, not just because we can let everyone in for free, but also because they have their gigs between 4 and 8pm – and Alcopop is ALL about afternoon boozing… Two of the bands are on the compilation, one you’ll know all about and the other may hint at animal cruelty – but are in fact a darkly joyous bunch from Oxford you really should see.
The poster is below, come join the facebook event here – and well – we’ll see you there… Band details b’yere…
The October Game: “Magnificent – A Joy From Start To Finish” – Cool Noise Fanzine
Stagecoach: “Smart songwriting and memorable hooks. Like the lighter, classic side of emo meets Teenage Fanclub” – Rocksound
Cat Matador: – “weave together mightily fine, intricate guitar-work draped in a Joy-Divisionesque kind of darkness” – BBC Oxford
My First Tooth: – “EP makes you wish for a front porch, a sunset and a song of your own to sing, that could match Honesty Honestly for it’s beauty.” – Artrocker
Alcopop DJs and wheels of steel troubador – Nath T Pyle
Recorded music is all very well (I mean, let’s be fair – indie record labels like ourselves bloody love it) but there’s nothing quite like witnessing people rock out live. And we’re dealing with a whole heap of incredible live acts at the moment – and we really want you to see them…
Therefore, in association with our pals in the band (who are both handsome and witty) we have managed to procure two pairs of VIP guestlist passes for the This City gig at London Barfly on Tuesday (take a hot girl/boy – imagine how impressed they’ll be on the door)– pour vous with the gracious love of Alcopop Records….
All you need to do to win them is correctly email us (at email@example.com) the title of the B-Side from the band’s latest single (coming out on Alcopop on Monday) – for clues you can either check the shop, or the bands MySpace… We’ll be announcing the two winners on Monday evening (maybe Tuesday morning depending on how lazy we are) – and 2 runners up will get a pint bought for them by Jack Alcopop if they happen to be at the gig anyway.
So enter immediately if you fancy a bit of a rock out in London on Tuesday, and we’ll see you at the front… We Move is out on Monday too on very limited edition 7” vinyl… Fuckin’ buy it!
And as the next of our summer festivals passed by with plenty of incident, and delight… I can heartily suggest that Truck was THE weekend of the Summer this far. Dodgy were back to their brilliant best (albeit looking a good 60 years old in the process), Rolo Tomassi ripped me limb from limb with their explosive performance, and only the Lemonheads really disappointed – Evan looking washed up, and appearing about as exciting as a night in with nothing but an 8 pack of Carling C2 and Series 1 of Murder She Wrote on VHS.
Meanwhile, I was delighted earlier to note the new Cut the Blue Wire tour poster on their MySpace which looks really cool, and you would be wise to take a peek at, and attend forthwith. Of most note – Saturday’s show at Alcopopalooza, which is coming together a right old treat, with loads of awesome bands, free BBQ, booze and DJs till late – so if you have any requests drop us an email with them.
Tickets can be purchased here for just six quid, and while it is with regret we have to announce the withdrawal of Secondsmile, we can happily let you know they have been replaced not only with Mike (ex 4 or 5 Magicians) from Stars and Sons (about your favourite band you’ve never heard – trust me), but also Paul Steel – who will be treating all to a 20 minute solo piano-led acoustic set.
If you haven’t heard his name before… Check out Honkin’ on my Crack Pipe… And see you Saturday!