This week, Oasis are No-asis, Ipso Facto become Split-so Facto, Mumford & Sons, The Candle Thieves, Lisa Mitchell/Newton Faulkner Guest List Competition, Lulu And The Lampshades, Katsen, Phil Cooper and Sick!
Stop Crying Your Heart Out -Noel Leaves Oasis (again!!)
Noel Gallgher has released this statement on his official website:
“It’s with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer. “Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan.”
Rumours that Noel has quit the band to play his famous look-a-like, Parker from Thunderbirds, in the new film “Thunderbirds Are G.A.Y.” have not yet been confirmed. A statement, doubtless consisting simply of “Yus, M’lady”, may well follow …..as news leaks out…. little by little…..
Spiltso Facto-Ipso Facto Call It A Day
Sadly Ipso Facto are to calling it a day. A band we loved and really did think had amazing potential are expected to make an official annoucement at next weekend’s Offset Festival in Hainault Country Park( more here). We will keep this short as it’s incredibly difficult to type when one cannot see the keyboard through the bitter sting of tears…
However we wish them all the very best in their new ventures……We will miss them.
Ahhhh what might of been
“Six And Three Quarters “By Ipso Facto
Mumford and Sons
Mumford & Sons have unveiled the hugely-anticipated video to their brand new single ‘Little Lion Man’. ‘Sigh No More’, Mumford & Sons debut album, is released on 5th October through Gentleman of the Road/ Island, whilst ‘Little Lion Man’ is released the week before on 28th September. They just get better…..and better ..
Vodpod videos no longer available.
The Candle Thieves – The Sunshine Song
The Candle Thieves arrive, peering at the light at the end of the tunnel, through half empty glasses, yet still somehow manage to find that elusive silver lining, all within their joyous debut, “The Sunshine Song” taken from ‘The Sunshine EP’ out September 14th. Pure pop brilliance.
Lisa Mitchell/ Newton Faulkner
25th October: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, two guest list places up for grabs
We have two special guest list places up for grabs for the first person who emails me before 5/09/2009 and manages to make me chuckle with inbridled mirth, oh, and possibly tells me the name of Lisa’s debut album. Wonder who’ll win ?
Lisa Mitchell “Coin Laundry”
Newton Faulkner “Is This It?”
Lulu & The Lampshades
‘Feet To The Sky’
7” Released 26th October 2009 (VP Records -Voga Parochia)
Digital Release 18th October 2009
Quirky folk rockers Lulu & The Lampshades release their debut single ‘Feet To The Sky’ his October. ‘Feet to the Sky’ is a beautiful ode to escapism, perfectly capturing the delirious joy of wrenching yourself out of tedious routine and throwing yourself into something new – quite fitting for a tune written whilst cycling to Paris on a whim. At 4am. On New Year’s Eve. As you do …
Katsen- “It’s Hertz”
Katsen are the electronic pop duo of Chris Blackburn & Donna Grimaldi.
Donna and Chris became friends in 2001 while selling clothes at a craft market in Brighton. Donna’s brilliant mixtapes, with their bold collage covers, caught Chris’ attention and fired his imagination. For for the first time, after playing two-fingered synth in various bands, he’d met someone with the tastes and talents to compliment his own.
Chris: “We’d get together to listen to records and, after exhausting Donna’s extensive and very cool collection, we’d get out my synths and toy keyboards and create our own sound long into the happy night.”
Interrupted only by Donna running away one summer to join the circus, and Chris teaching acting to ballet dancers, Katsen songs began to form, taking cues from 50s chic, 70s krautrock and the sharper edges of 80s pop.
Following on from cameo appearances in compilations such as “Bot POP” (Happy Robots) and “Electronically Yours Vol.1” (Undo/ EMI), “It Hertz!” is the full-length offspring of Katsen’s eight-year partnership; the love of the square wave and all things Casio.
“It Hertz!” is available now to pre-order on CD in a gatefold digifile with immediate digital download from www.katsen.com
Free Download-only single “Let’s Build A City”
“Let’s Build A City” is available now as a free-download from Thee SPC website, www.theespc.com. So go and get it!
Katesn-“Let’s Build A City”
On the 9th Sept (09/09/09) Phil Cooper the singer/guitarist/songwriter for indie band The Haiku will be recording 9 songs, starting at 9am and aiming to have the album released at 9pm. All money raised by the album will go to charities that support the emergency services.
There’s a lot more happening along the same theme too!
- Phil will record 9 brand new songs on 9th Sept 2009
- He will start recording at 9am and the album will be available to download at 9pm (that gives pretty much 1 hour 20 minutes to record, mix and master each song)
- All the songs will be written in the first 9 days of September
- All the money made will go to charities that support the UK emergency services (because of the 999 connection)
- On the day, there will be a live webcam running, so you can keep up with the progress of the album.
History of the Project
The 9 Album started life as a vague suggestion on The Haiku website. Phil casually mentioned that he’d had an idea to record 9 songs between 9am and 9pm on 9th Sept 2009 (09/09/09) and asked for feedback. Well feedback came and was very positive, so he posted the same thing on his MySpace blog, which also received good feedback as well as a few good suggestions. And now here we are, the idea has been developed and a new website has been set up specifically for the project, which is gaining momentum every day.
For more info, please go to http://www.the9album.co.uk
And in local news …WE ARE SICK!!!
Friday, 04 September 2009 at 09:30
The Magnet, 45 Hardman Street, Liverpool United Kingdom
But don’t worry put your Tammy Flu to one side, there’s no pandemic here ( or as we call it “ The Daily Mail induced Panic-demic”) However The VPME and our chum JK are definately “Sick” .
“Sick!” is a new musical venture based in Liverpool !! The presciption reads thus …..take 4 of the best up-and-coming live bands each more than capable of headlining in their own right and intersperse the evening with genre traversing, decade hopping cutting edge Indie to classic anthems ..and you have a seriously sick night ….heck if we feel slightly giddy we might even DJ later on!
Strawhouses musical influences are diverse; from the melody kings of Radiohead, REM and U2, to the tribal beats of Killing Joke, to the darkest moments of Joy Division and The Smiths.
Fake Union: http://www.myspace.com/thisisfakeunion
Fake Union make thoughtful music and produce songs that are edgy and uncomfortable Imagine Howard Devoto’s nephews with a Mark E Smith obsession
Rachael Dunn: http://www.myspace.com/rachaelveronicadunn
“Rachael Dunn dazzles with warm, sweet, intoxicating vocals and gorgeous insightful songs.” Jade Wright – Liverpool Echo
Coma – folk from the Zanzibar Club might recognise them 😉