This is the next gig i’m doing.
It’s the brilliant PLAYLOUNGE (bleachy noise pop), KING OF CATS (earnest indie rock), GORGEOUS BULLY (reverb heavy indie garage) and MANUALS (technical noise pop, but on the math rock side). It’s at FUEL and it’s like £4. Please come <3
5:28 pm • 28 August 2014 • 3 notes
Got a cool covers compilation with a lot of cool bands coming in the next few months. Gonna be sick.
Not tellin’ yet tho.
6:52 pm • 16 July 2014
\ CHEESUS CRUST RECORDS //
So. We all thought it wouldn’t happen, that you’d never see them again, that they’d vanish into the passages of time. Well think again, because Maths are doing a tour, the only tour this year, and they’ve got a new album coming out as well. This. is. very. exciting. stuff.
MATHS (SOUTH) - for some, screamo was a genre of music held complete in a time bubble between an early point in the 90s and an early point in the 00s, never to be disturbed again or understood in the same way. Maths were born about 6-8 years after that period had ended, and not only embody the spirit and ferocity of classic screamo, but could have only been born in and around the late 00s. Thrash influenced hardcore was thriving (the legit Holy Roar roster), adding to their sound, encouraging more concise and intelligible blasts, builds and atmosphere to their sound. They have the wit and passion of screamo but the hard hit and might of hardcore to round their sound off.
It’ll be good to be able to see them live again.
OTHER SUPPORT TBC
DATE: SATURDAY, 16TH AUGUST 2014
VENUE: SANDBAR, GROVSNER STREET, MANCHESTER
PS. image drawn by Dork Brain.
10:48 am • 16 June 2014 • 6 notes
mileslun-ugh said: I just read more of the bandcamp page... i now understand. my bad.
6:06 pm • 15 June 2014
My Cassette Collection #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23, #24, #25, #26, #27, #28, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34, #35, #36, #37, #38
These are miscellaneous tapes that I either don’t like that much, don ‘t like enough to give a specific post or are just ‘alright’.
PRINCE “PURPLE RAIN, NIBIRU “EARTHBREAKER”, TEARS FOR F EARS ” THE HURTING”, SWIM WITH THE DOLPHINS, EUAN LYNNxGETxREALxBELAFONTE SPLIT, SWINELORD “I FEEL FUCKED”, EUAN LYNN “NEVER GROW UP CLUB”, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IS HERE TO STAY COMPILATION, THAI FUNK VOL. 2, JAQUES BREL DISCOS DE ORO”, JAZZ MASTERPIECES VOL. 1, TOMMY DORSEY/GLEN MILLER SPLIT, LETS HAVE A PARTY (ROCK N ROLL COMP), CHILD CARE “VEINS FILLED WITH LIGHT”, DEATH IN VEGAS “THE COSTELLO SESSIONS”, SCOTT + HANNA TAPE, NEGATIVE WAVES GARAGE COMPILATION, THPS COMP, JAZZ LADIES, BILLIE HOLIDAY “LADY OF THE BLUES”, SNOOP DOGG “DOGGYSTYLE”, DEAF CLUB “SUNDAY/MIRRORS” SINGLE, THE JAZZ SONGBOOK, BODY BETRAYAL/DISPARATE SPLIT, THE WHOOPASS GIRLS “MORE SODA”, GRAVELINES EP, DAVE BRUBECK “TAKE FIVE” COMPILATION
2:01 pm • 14 June 2014
My Cassette Collection #9 - WASHED OUT “HIGH TIMES”
I remember about the age of 17, I used to visit Birmingham a lot with a few friends, wander about, be lil’ losers and giggle or something. One of the said friends, a girl who lived a few cities out and subsequently discarded me from her life when she discovered university (not bitter), showed us a store called COW, a second hand store, or “vintage” if yr that way inclined. I remember the experience of going in there for the first time, it was oddly mystifying whilst at the same time being quite alluring and otherworldly. I’d never really come across the concept of reusing old clothing from other people, least of all clothes with such loud + colourfully expressive patterns, styles and textures, but it soon became something I grew to like a lot. Couple that with the music playing over the stereos of this large, old, yellow and brick warehouse lot, I hadn’t experienced anything like it. The music they were playing was a lot of weird, trippy and pulsy ‘old sounding’ electronic music, the kind of music you’d expect to be in New York Ripper or some low-budget Blacksploitation film.
Years pass by, and that sound still resonated with me but i never really had a movement, source or mp3 to link it to, until I started delving into Pitchfork’s Forkcast around 2010. I discovered a heck of a lot of weird and wonderful artists, occasionally filtered under the umbrella of an emerging genre ‘chillwave’. One of which, which seemed to encapsulate the sound and remind me most of that old second hand store was Washed Out and the song “BELONG”. The lofi productions style, the bleachy harmonies, the reverbed drums and the weird synth all added towards this feeling that I had been searching for.
The pulsing and shake drums and the introduction to shaky tape ambience really addd a different flavour to my musical interests from then on, and I felt i had discovered something new and exciting that didn’t remind me of everything else, which was shit and normal.
Eventually I managed to get a copy of this and i was v glad i did as it’s one of my favourite EPs.
FAV TRAXXX: “BELONG”, “PHONE CALL”, “CLAP INTRO”
7:43 am • 13 June 2014 • 2 notes
My Cassette Collection #8 - EVENINGS “LATELY”
One of the dreamiest tapes I own. It’s lush. Off’off Orchid Tapes, the sound is plush and the cascading sounds are transporting.
Fav tracks: [lately] see you soon, [I) softly, we go…, ‘geneve’
8:02 am • 9 June 2014 • 2 notes
FFO: 8BIT/EMO/QUEER MUSIC
"ESH, the sound of existentialist queer 8-bit driven pop with emo delivery. Each track serves as an anecdote, a somewhat reactionary situation to another event - homophobia, youthful apathy, growing up in a religious setting, an ex-lover doing better than you post-relationship, wanting to fit in, the pressure of being expected of by elders. The delivery is fast, and the emotions are honest, but the entire sound is a concise, and yet detailed musical diary of a young man, trying to find enough energy to make it through the day.”
This is a new tape I’m putting out on Monday. 5 short tracks, an EP about 6 minutes in length, but full of life, colour and character.
9:13 am • 6 June 2014 • 7 notes