Friday, 11 January 2008

BLOGiTORIAL '08 style

OK, The big news is that we’ve got the mighty Diamond Hoo Ha Men playing next weekend. Who are they we hear you cry?! Well, it’s Gaz and Danny from Supergrass, who’ll be playing a frenetic set of old classics, new classics, and classics from a time that’s in between. So if you want to go out, you’ll find it’ll be more than alright, and pumping on the stereo will be a fine selection of hits to get you moving. Come on down for the party of the year! There’s even going to be a dancing gorilla in a suit going ape! We’re not monkeying around! Saturday 19th January at 4pm. YEAH 4pm OK?

Check em:
Diamond Hoo Ha Men Are Coming (Teaser #2)

We have loads of instores in Feb!
How about…

Feb 7th - School Of Language (Field Music side project) - 6.30pm

Feb 9th - Duke Spirit - album launch... - 6pm start

Feb 15th - Operator Please - single launch - 6.30pm start

Feb 16th - Let's Wrestle - ep launch - 4pm start

Feb 28th - Pete And The Pirates - album launch - 6.30pm

March 12th - Josh Weller (acoustic) - single launch - 6.30pm

ALL FREE. Come say hello. Fraid there’ll be no mulled wine like the Christmas instores, but we will provide smiles, shelter and sunny vibes.

Single of the week comes from Cocosuma, the slickest, smoothest, sexiest French band since St Ettiene. Who weren’t even from France – they were from Archway! But if you like the dulcet tones of said band, and the hazy indie of bands like The Sundays and Mazzy Star, then check this lot out – it’s a beautifully sleek record that makes me close my eyes and imagine I’m strolling down a Parisian back alley with my new girlfriend Bridgette, as we saunter in and out of clothing boutiques revelling in our cross-channel love affair. Then the 271 bus zaps past and sprays filthy rain water over me and I’m back in N19 on a pissing wet evening. One of our faves of recent times, this is a Puregroove exclusive! Enjoy. I’m off home to dry off.

Give it a listen at our myspace!

See them here being live:

Album of the week time people! In our expensive consumerist times, the concept of cost has become totally blurred. People think a CD at £10 yet might change their life yet is a lot, while £3 for a coffee somehow seems excellent value. However, with Across The Pennines compilations, even the most ardent crapacino fan might be swayed into finding value in music. For these CDs come in at £2! Which admittedly might get you a 1/3 share of a muffin in a high street coffee shop, but you should buy this instead. For it has Elle S’Appelle, Answering Machine, Headlines and Dead Disco among others! All good!

As always, check our myspace for a cheeky sample!

Oh, and our friends at Tough Love Records have given us a special remixed version of The Sequins to give you FOR FREE. The mix is by Rubicks and it’s of former single Catholic Guilt. It can be downloaded at this link.

Ever fancied sharing a hot tub with Herve, or doing a few lengths with WhoMadeWho? Or maybe you prefer your nightclubs to just have a sweaty floor full of people too attractive to possibly be real and loud woofers? Well, whatever you’re into, we suggest you get to the first Modular special party of 2008 at The Aquarium near Old Street tube in London. It’s on Feb 8th, it’ll be a late one and it has live bands and plenty of DJs… plus the venue has a swimming pool and hot tub! Quite how clean the water will be once 500 sweaty nutbags jump in after moshing around to Primary 1 live is open to question but hey, hygiene can easily be brushed aside in the pursuit of hedonism.

Tickets available here.


That's all for now, folks.

See ya on the 19th.

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