this week? where to start! its been a blur to be honest…
I’m in the latest fly magazine? Yep! In the regional roundup! The lovely Lisa Durrant has given the show a great plug by listing me! Check it out online on:
I’m on page 76 or something..
Last weeks interviewed band Dutch Uncles who are currently on tour with Bombay Bicycle Club were named Guardian New Band of the Day yesterday which is great news! http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/dec/17/new-band-dutch-uncles
You can still listen to the show featuring them on:
This weeks show aired last night with the fantastic Pains of Being Pure at Heart interviewed.. Alex and Kip closest on the pic did most of the talking, and are just awesome people, naming Chorlton Irish Centre (where i live!) as their gig of the year..
the link for listen again will be up for a couple of weeks here:
Listenerama or what?! At least thats two hours of escapism available over the christmas period!
My gigs kicked off on monday with me interviewing the raveonettes, well Sune specifically who is a very cool dude, i’ll be airing the interview in january sometime, but in the meantime i think i’ve posted enough videos on this blog to demonstrate how ace they are..
wednesday night was hatcham social night, i was madly disappointed for the guys as the turn out wasn’t the greatest.. i really don’t get manchester music folk, they will all cram in to see someone who has one single out, but when a quality british band play with a top album and great connections, nada… my reasoning?
1. I’ve got the album and its quality
2. New ep out soon
3. Tim Burgess (The Charlatans) produced the album
4. Faris Badwan (The Horrors) has done artwork and production on previous singles
5. They are due to tour the states in support of the Charlatans and Echo and the Bunnymen shortly..
6. Do I really need any more reasons?… NO!
The rather mental interview will be aired in january, expect discussions about board games and computer consoles but not chat about finnigans stand up drumming, because there is a limit to how many times they can be asked the same question!
I’m off to Crewe to see these tonight…
my favourite band ever, my godson even has a signed vinyl from them. can’t wait but im really hoping it doesn’t snow it could be a mare!
The rest of the week has been a blur of alternative christmas tunes and the one that has caught my eye is from the joy formidable..I’m especially looking forward to airing the Bob Dylan track must be santa, which my boss said sounds like Bob Dylan on Speed.. love it.
I’ve got my tickets for Islington Mill and i can’t wait for the album launch from Delphic as acolyte is awesome, this is just a taster of whats to come..