Hello skilled, sleek and silky reader
I am utilising my headache to write a pithy ketchup notelet
Seems I have not done this for a while.
Accordingly, there is much to reveal so I will ease up on unnecessary, spurious, long-winded, gratuitous, avoidable, extrinsic* adjectives
The good ship SIC is packed to the gunwales with cannonballs, rum, biscuits, weevils and androgynous cabin-persons and is setting sail for A VERY BIG ADVENTURE.
Kiss your loved ones byebye and break out the handcream.
First into the tubes
THE GAY BLADES "O Shot" 23.02.
Imagine White Stripes fondling Metal Guru's ass.
Playlisted on Xfm and NME radio, Lamcq's Rebel playlist this week, John Kennedy's Hot One tomorrow, bigass Radar piece on them last week, piece in Uncut, covermount tune on the new Artrocker. etbloodyc
Here is a video with some mad love.
http://www. nme. com/blog/index. php?blog=15&p=5702
The album GHOSTS is coming in May and you may forever call me Margaret Thatcher if it isn't stuffed with low-slung tunes in the modern style,
reminiscent at times variously of Josh Homme, Beck Hansen, Bright Eyes, and T Rex
Hot dates? Yep...
FEB 20 Shepherds Bush Empire BRATS show w/Tricky. Nice.
FEB 21 Blow Up
FEB 24 Dingwalls w/SpintoBand
FEB 25 229
Currently polishing their bullets and sharpening their trousers
"No Excuses" 09.03.
"No Way Down" 23.03.
Gothenburg's finest hipster-licious nu-disco titans
Pitchfork's #8 song of '08, tipped for fame from here to Moscow,
and eating up airtime on R1, 6Music and Xfm,
press love incoming from MOJO, Vice, DJ, Dazed, Q, UNCUT among many others.
MANY though. The list of confirmed press is SWEET.
(Shouts out to the Freeman PR "massive")
Soon to be seen on the new Friendly Fires single.
http://www. pitchforkmedia. com/article/download/148840-pitchforktv-air-france-no-excuses-video-premiere
UK DJ Dates in march once they have spun tunes in Russia, Poland and Japan.
I am managing them too. Lucky old me.
Making the right friends at this time of uncertainty also is
Rewind While Sleepy EP 02.03.
Kraftwerk, MBV and Hot Chip taking a long bath
Mysterious anonymous New Jersey band. Actually they are polynymous*** cos they have also been Weird Tapes and are about to settle on the new combi-name MEMORY TAPES.
Apperaring on a very cool blog near you. And on the radio too.
How to descibe them?
Well the EP makes me think of Donna Summer, Kevin Shields, pre-bloat Pumpkins and Hot Chip.
The imminent album is, well, immensely original and if you forced me to be more helpful I'd say it sounds like Electronic, Daft Punk, ABBA and a very chirpy Robert Wyatt Happy? You will be.
The album will be a psychedelic girl group disco masterpiece.
www. myspace. com/memorycassette
Oh and I have the only pop album that matters this year. AKIRA THE DON's second full length, produced by Stephen Hague, featuring Gruff Rhys, Martin Carr, Gonzales and Grant Morrisson. Coming June.
Along with the new almost nearly complete third album by Brooklyn's biggest band, the beautiful and quite plangent THE SILENT LEAGUE. And if you hate ELO, you are not going to like it. But then you are just the sort of miserable cuss we shun. So, yeah, beat it, cuss.
I am also doing some field work for ARMY NAVY, CAPITAL and SPINNERETTE aka Brody Dalle's new band (Ghetto Love http://www. spinnerettemusic. com/ghetto-love-hi)
ILL FIT will return to Old Blue Last shortly also. And bigger venues too.
And I will end by saying: SICDISCO.
it will take your mind of this summer's riots.
*fuckin cheers to thesaurus. com for that baby
** doesn't even make sense.
where'd it go?
*** bluff?Air FranceGay Blades