Songs To Learn And Sing – Exlovers, Emmy The Great And Tim Wheeler. Plus Scouse Gits and Action Aid.

"Starlight, Starlight" By Exlovers. Almost time for us bloggers to start tipping who we hope will do well in 2012,  well here's a spoiler, exlovers are definitely on our  list. They may not be new kids on the block but their debut album  ‘Moth’ is due in Spring next year and promises to be one... Continue Reading →

On Tour With Dum Dum Girls.

Ok  I will accept that the title of this post might be construed as a tad misleading and has perhaps strayed over into the more  deluded realms  of ‘optimistic,’ "on tour ,with Dum Dum Girls? " Well one can dream.  For clarity what I actually mean is I caught them twice in as many days... Continue Reading →

The Von Pip Musical Express Podcast – Episode 7 – November 2011

The Von Pip Musical Express podcast featuring an eclectic mix of indie classics and the best new music around. This month we feature the awesomely excellent Two Wounded Birds, sure to be big in 2012 Beth Jeans Houghton, the dark majesty of The Bookhouse Boys, the frenetic sparkling beautiful melancholy of  Veronica Falls alongside indie... Continue Reading →

They Aint Heavy – Elephant Interview.

"Assembly" By Elephant. Free Download over at Bandcamp! *************************** Memphis Industries are a record label I’ve admired for some time , a label that manages to pluck pearls from the raging sea of musical inanity and provide shelter and artistic succor  to a diverse mix of interesting artists ranging from the likes of Tokyo Police... Continue Reading →

Songs To Learn And Sing – Retriever, The Jezabels and Lampchop.

Retriever, The Jezabels and Lampchop. ******************************************* Retriever. If you follow us on Facebook the eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted the occasional reference to Dum Dum Girls. And in something straight out of “To Kill A Mocking Alan” we’ve been following them around the north of England (more on that this week) 🙂 anyway... Continue Reading →

Songs To Learn And Sing – Tashaki Miyaki, Loved Ones, The Raveonettes, Eugene McGuiness, Little Comets.

This Week Tashaki Miyaki, Loved Ones, The Raveonettes, Eugene McGuiness, Little Comets.   Just a quick one this week as I’m in the middle of decorating, getting a new PC built and  ...zzzz...ok, ok on to the music... ********************** Tashaki Miyaki. “Something Is Better Than Nothing” By Tashaki Miyaki First up is Tashaki Miyaki who... Continue Reading →

Dark Romance – The Jezabels Interview.

"Endless Summer" By The Jezabels. "Disco Biscuit Love" By The Jezabels. Australian quartet The Jezabels are a band who readily admit they “love a bit of drama” and you half suspect that they could transform something as mundane as strolling to procure the Sunday morning newspaper into a soaring epic, angst ridden song about heartache,... Continue Reading →

Dum Dum Girls Only In Dreams Competition

Well we’ve raved over Dum Dum Girls second album ‘Only In Dreams’ describing it as “a genuine slice of  pop genius and as such ought to be mentioned in the same breath as canonised classics such as ‘Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes,’  Blondie’s ‘Parallel Lines’ or The Ramones ‘Leave Home.’  You can read the full review... Continue Reading →

Songs To Learn And Sing – Mode Moderne, Two Wounded Birds, Eleanor Friedberger, Young Husband, Ellie Lawson, Flow Machines, Emily Barker, The Finger, Little Daggers and The John Peel approved Festive 50

This week featuring Mode Moderne, Two Wounded Birds, Eleanor Friedberger, Young Husband, Ellie Lawson, Flow Machines,  Emily Barker, The Finger, Little Daggers and  The John Peel Approved Festive 50. ******************************** Mode Moderne. Vancouver's Mode Moderne seem to like the dark side of life and come across  rather like  The Arcade Fire meets Depeche Mode in... Continue Reading →

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