Archive for November, 2010

This is a stunning Idiot Glee performance of ‘Don’t Drink The Water’ here. There’s something magnetic about him and his deceptively simple songs. He really carries it off live and it features the amazing Canadian band Women too. He plays on Friday as part of the Moshi Moshi Xmas Party with Summer Camp also playing. Should be a great night.

(Idiot Glee // The Drop // 3rd December)

The song credits on Cocknbullkid’s debut album (coming February 2011) are amazing. We are addicted to lead single ‘One Eye Closed’ already and so it excites us to read that recent favourite Chilly Gonzales has contributed alongside Joseph Mount (Metronomy), Peter Bjorn and John and the excellent Primary 1. It’s shaping up to be a really exciting record and we can’t wait to see her debut songs from it at XOYO next week.

(Cocknbullkid // 6th December // XOYO)

Moshi Moshi is one of our favourite labels around and it fills us with a little bit of national pride that they constantly find UK gems to unleash (alongside more amazing songs from all corners of the globe). So we stepped up and made a mix of our favourite songs Moshi Moshi have put out. It’s possibly our best Spotify playlist yet.

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Erland and the Carnival play their last show of the year on Monday night and we are very excited about it. The guys took over our facebook page last week, letting us know about their plans to play lots of their new stuff, and sell some limited edition prints!

With Anna Calvi and more in support this is one not to miss!

(Erland and the Carnival // MONDAY // XOYO)

Here’s a great live vid of Anna Calvi in action at The Luminaire. It’s a treat for those who haven’t seen her before, something you should rectify immediately - details of how and where below.

(Anna Calvi - supporting Erland and the Carnival // 29th November // XOYO)

Gruff Rhys has always been a very visual artist so what better what to showcase the mans genius than in a short youtube playlist covering just a few of our favourite bases.He plays tonight and we can’t wait

(Gruff Rhys // 26th November // Tonybee Studios - SOLD OUT)

Here’s one of our favourite vids of the year courtesy of the ever-brilliant Erland and the Carnival. They play for us next Monday and it promises to be a real curtain raiser.

(Erland and the Carnival // 29th November // XOYO)

Looking ahead a little - we always are - and here is an early must-see gig for 2011. O Children are hot off releasing their first album to much acclaim - get hold of it and be ready to love it. Here is a little video of the guys playing at Rough Trade recently.

(O Children // 14th February // XOYO)

Caribou are back! We are happy to announce the return of Caribou for Eat Your Own Ears in February. The above video is a lovely piece shot at our the gig we hosted at Heaven a little while ago. Fresh from being named Rough Trade’s album of the year - with many more of these likely to come in soon - Snaith and co have confirmed to play Koko. Should be a real treat.

(Caribou // 22nd February // KOKO)

We’re excited about Born Ruffians now. The band have been taking the UK by storm the past few days and they bring their amazing show to London tonight. Their brand of light guitar music recalls the pixies and has the kind of choruses that will definitely fill the Scala in a huge way. Watch the video for I Need A Life - this is the one we’re looking forward to hearing raise the roof.

(Born Ruffians // 24th November // Scala)