Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Friday, 26 December 2008

1 girl, 1 spacehopper.

scary santa


Spillage, Volume One. SID000.


Sunday, 21 December 2008

installment 2

The second installment in our 'bands you don't know but should' posts is dedicated to FLIGHT.


We are loving all the one man bands popping up at the moment. I suppose its less complicated that way, a single clear vision, no compromising, it makes sense and its no wonder it works so well. He's just been picked up by two of the best labels around - Hozac and Sweet Rot so you can expect some tasty wax coming your way in 2000&Fine. Every track is a winner, but a song about dreaming about your own funeral is a double winner, its a total zombie foot-stomper too.


Thursday, 18 December 2008

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Things I couldn't include in the end of year list but I'm going to add now thus negating the entire point of lists; Reissues; Die Kreuzen self-titled sounds amazing, Void/Faith split soon (cannot believe I do not own that record yet), LPs I have not yet recieved but KNOW are good; Wavves - Wavves, Blank Dogs - The Fields and Le Face - Isolation (SO good, listen), Good in 08' - The Unholy Two - Kutter 7", Pens/Graf. Isl/Male Bonding split tape, Kit w/Mika Watt - Dreams Are Burned 7", The Wax Museums full-length, The Traditional Fools full-length, I'm excited for Old Blood, Dum Dum Girls, Ye Olde Maids, Cold Cave, Crocodiles, The Shitty Limits LP, new Mika Miko LP, new projects from dudes who were in Le Jonathon Reilly, Wavves tour, our first four 7"s being released, whatever Male Bonding do next, new The Rebel LP on Sacred Bones, Country Teasers new material on split LP (12 songs!), Pens LP!!!, Sceptres/Facel Vega split, Mob Rules should do an LP, Sex/Vid tour. Bummed that I missed; Iron Lung, Mika Miko/The Sticks/Male Bonding/Hawnay Troof/Pens/Hands On Heads party show, Electric Wizard, Double Negative, Teenage Jesus & The Jerks. Niche Homo and Modern Hate Vibe were good REAL LIFE paper reads this year. I especially enjoyed burritos in 2009 from Los Taquitos on London Road, Red Stripe remained a staple, Step Brothers was funny (I still contest), I miss the sunshine and I GOT THE COLDDDDDDD.

Contrary to James' post about Old Blood - "It'll probably turn out that they are straight edge vegans or something and that kind of shit is not cool" - Ralph Simmons holding down south coast straight edge and veganism is still the best option even though I flunked out for pizza and majorly self-loathe because of it. We're all about congratulating people's lifestyles here, not hating. xvx.

We had band practice, I think it went well, we have a few songs which we'll record at our next practice and probably post here as a free download. Give us ideas for names, we could legitimately call ourselves Sex Is Disgusting The Band as it is only the two of us but that is a terrible shitty name and a terrible shitty joke.

I promise I will contribute to the bands we think you should know posts soon although by the time I do Blessure Grave will have signed to Universal and have a #1 single and Dum Dum Girls will have sold out Madison Square Garden, thus making it a bit outdated. I will try and be quicker with these things. Peace Ax

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

The ubiquitous end of year lists


Sic Alps - w/The Sticks & The Pheromoans @ Barden's Boudoir
Vivian Girls @ The Freebutt
The Shitty Limits - Record Release @ The GYC
No Age - Punk covers secret show @ Bar Vinyl
Thurston Moore, Bill Nace & Chris Corsano @ Colour Out Of Space Fest.

Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer up a Hill (Type)
Nodzzz - Mini LP (Make A Mess)
Sic Alps - U.S E.Z (Siltbreeze)
Eat Skull - Sick To Death (Siltbreeze)
Sex/Vid - Communal Living (Dom America)

Mayyors - Megans LOLZ (Gomerdome)
Jacuzzi Boys - Island Avenue (Hozac)
Times New Viking - Stay Awake (Matador)
Cult Ritual - III (Cult Material)
David Scott Stone - David Scott Stone (Teardrops)

Human Hair - "Happy Birthday"

Graffiti Island

The Vaselines

Album art:
Lovvers - "Think"

Single art:
Vivian Girls - "Wild Eyes"

Label Of The Year - Siltbreeze

Top 5 bands for '09:
Thee Fair-Ohs
Mob Rules
Rapid Youth
Blessure Grave


Ex Models @ Engine Rooms
Pens & Graffiti Island @ house show in New Cross
Dirty Projectors @ ATP
Sic Alps @ Bardens Boudoir
Deerhunter & High Places @ Audio

Grouper "Dragging a Dead Deer up a Hill" (Type)
The Traditional Fools "s/t" (Make A Mess)
Mutators "Secret Life" (Nominal)
The Muslims/The Soft Pack "s/t" (1928)
Lovvers "Think" (Wichita)

Catatonic Youth "Piss Scene" (Hozac)
Mayyors "Megan's Lolz" (Gomerdome)
Tyvek "Sidewalk" (M'Lady's)
Mutators/O Voids "split" (Badmaster)
Zola Jesus "Poor Sons" (Die Stasi)

Wavves "Beach Demon"


Hip Hop

Album art:
Hospitals "Hairdryer Peace"

Single art:
Moha "Progorama"

Label: Sweet Rot

Top 5 bands for '09:
Graffiti Island
Human Hair

Honorable mentions go to: Male Bonding, The Hipshakes, Pheromoans, The Sticks, Black Time, Hozac, Terminal Boredom, Tic Tac Totally, Fusetron, Paradise Vendors, Pens, Dj Rick, Z Radio, Where To Now?, Buzz, Merida & Freya (s.i.d wags), 15 Farm Rd, Middle st, eBay, A Gal, US Girls, M'Lady's, Thee Vicars, Go Faster Radio, M Pyres/Firtraders Union, Brighton DIY Hardcore Punk Noise, Ciaran (ECC), Upset The Rhythm, Almost Ready, King Khan, Crypt Records, The Rebel, The Penthouse, 13Monsters, 20JFG, Pissed Jeans, The Wire, Tiny Vices, Stockhausen, Gun Outfit, Party fowl, Deano, The Hobgoblin, Chocolate Covered, Sonic Youth, GhostRamp, Amelia & all the team at Whoa, hothiphopalbums.blogspot, Lil Wayne, John Stezaker, Edward Paolozzi, Ubu.net, Le Face.....

Friday, 12 December 2008

Bands you don't know but should. Installment 1

Maybe i've too much spare time on my hands, or whats more likely is that the little spare time i do have i devote to staring at my computer screen for hours on end, searching for god knows what. Enlightenment maybe. Every now and then i come close i swear. Anywhatsit...Somethings going on cos i'm finding a new favorite band every other day at the moment and its hard to keep track of them all, so for my benefit and yours i'm going to put them up on here in handy bitesize installments. Some of them i'm only just discovering but have been around for a while, some of them are totally brand new, and all of them deserve wider attention.

First up is Caleb & Jael aka Old Blood from Las Vegas. I know nothing of the place but there is something about their seedy garage-gunk 'n' roll scrawl that makes me want to move there immediately and join them in some horrid dungeon of a venue, away from the bright lights of the strip, and get to some serious drinking and partying. It'll probably turn out that they are straight edge vegans or something and that kind of shit is not cool, but right now i'm making plans like John Cage.
I will make no lazy comparisons so just fucking listen and freak out a bit.


Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Thanks to everyone who attended our first show on Sunday, with Graffiti Island and The Sticks. Sadly Black Time had to pull out due to illness but we will definitely have them in Brighton some time over the coming months. Attendance was appreciated on a cold and gloomy Sunday evening and thus we are very grateful! If you missed out then sucks to be you, Graffiti Island played a great set of creepy, bare-bones rhythms and The Sticks, as ever, provided tightly-wound lo-fi garage greatness. Not to mention an old woman collaborating with The Sticks with some improv rap swamped in reverb, free mince-pies and an opporunity to pick up the brilliant Niche Homo zine. Pictures from the show to follow. Next show is Thursday January 15th with Male Bonding, The Hipshakes, The Pheromoans and Sex Beet at The Prince Albert in Brighton, flyer v. soon. Listen to Blessure Grave, full post regarding their nouveau-goth swamped in echo to come soon. Wrap up warm dweebs.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008