Saturday 18th May sees three of the best UK blogs (and MBBTYB) team up for BLOG UP. It’s like some big sexy foursome without the sexiness or the sex bit, instead we’re just going to present a load of bands what we think are dead good innit.
We’ve got a cracking line up at The Mesmerist, 11 great bands kicking off from Midday, and what’s more it’s free for all to get in, none of that wristband malarky!
OH YEAH on top of that, if like us, you are a hapless lonely music blogger you can come along between 3pm and 7pm, see some bands AND get drunk for free, then we can have big sexy blog time sexy sex. Or not. Check FB for details HERE.
I suppose you want the line up:
BLOG UP @ The Mesmerist
Saturday 18th May
12:20 – 12:50 KEEBO
13:20 – 13:50 THE VESTALS
14:20 – 14:50 JAMES BAY
15:20 – 15:50 IYES
16:20 – 16:50 RHODES
17:20 – 17:50 EMBERS
18:20 – 18:50 DUOLOGUE
19:20 – 19:50 DEATH RATTLE
20:20 – 20:50 JOSEF SALVAT
21:20 – 21:50 MT
22:20 – 22:50 NIGHT ENGINE
I am going to leave you with Josef Salvat’s new video, which actually is pretty sexy time sexy, it’s got nipples and everything!!!
It’s too good not to post:
Out 1st July!
This is rather lovely for a friday morning, especially for all you crazy kids with hangovers:
Big Cosmos are a five piece band that live in London. And this is taken from their debut EP which is coming out on Blessing Force records (who seem to have been very quiet of late???)
Best of all is that the EP is being released in a super limited box set; 50 homemade, laser-cut wooden boxes, which contain the EP on USB wristband, a silk-screen poster and lyrics booklet. I have no idea why anyone would want a USB wristband but i’m quite excited about the silk-screen poster!
They’re going to be playing their first gig on 12th June at Sebright Arms, see you there people…
Liberty Vessel’s have been on my radar for a while now, the impossibly young band from Liverpool have been playing to increasingly raucous crowds all over the North-West and have just dropped a brand new tune. A good indicator of things to come from them.
Youth, it’s wasted on the young… BAH HUMBUG.*
*is it ok to say ‘bah humbug’ when it’s not Christmas??
This is rather special…
I know very little about Of Rust & Bone, I do know that I love this tune and I do know that there is a gig planned on the Thursday of Great Escape. I also know I will be there. I’ll be stood at the back looking moody. I say ‘looking’, I mean ‘being’.
I have no idea if Rhodes is nice or not, to be fair I come from Blackpool and it’s always certainly nicer than that.
Rhodes however is also a new singer from Hitchin who’s getting a lot of these A&R types in a tizz. He makes beautifully stripped down music, gorgeous lead melodies backed up with dreamy backing vocals.
Rhodes’ first London show is 7th May at Notting Hill Arts Club. A great chance to play spot the industry wanker.
I have a slight hangover and this is in no way helping. It’s good though. This is CuT, they’re from London, they like Fugazi and strobe effects: