Thursday, April 22, 2010

Live At Leeds - The Unconference

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been very busy helping to book and organise the industry event that will run alongside the Live At Leeds all dayer. The event is a collaboration between Futuresound (Live At Leeds promoter's) and Leeds Met University and is hosted at the latter's Old Broadcasting House on Friday 30th April

We've aimed to make the day informative and ripe for inquisition. It's mainly panel based, with each session hosting a wide range of experience and opinions on a given subject, with questions welcome every step of the way

Our 'main' guest is Sean Adams - founder of Drowned In Sound, who over the last 10 years has also run his own record label and is now a guest contributer to The Sunday Times Culture magazine

I'm also incredibly pleased of the wide range of local contributors we've assembled, with representatives from all over the local music spectrum. We've tried to make the event inclusive to all experienced organisations / business' as well, by offering space to showcase themselves at the event

Most importantly the event is about everyone in Leeds with an inquisitive nature of the music 'industry' - not just, or even primarily the mainstream industry, but the experience you can tap in to from the people involved

The Facebook event for the page, with updating information is here:

And you can download the latest version of the programme for the day here:

Soundtrack to this post: Blur

Friday, April 16, 2010

This Is Happening

The new LCD Soundsystem album is streaming on their website. It's brought me alive in a million different ways - I'm on my third play, and I'm taken aback with how accurate the hyperbole is

Released 17th May 2010 in the UK

Soundtrack to this post: LCD Soundsystem


Featuring guest appearences from Tunde Adebimpe, Dave Sitek, Hope Sandoval, Damon Albarn, Guy Garvey, Martina Topley-Bird and more.

For me, it's a step on from Mezzanine, and Pray For Rain and especially Paradise Circus are up their with anything they've done. Best album I've heard for a long time, and like last years' surprise discovery Royksopp's Junior - an unexpected treat

Soundtrack to this post: Woven Bones, Massive Attack

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


As I've been MIA for a month or so, here's a round-up of some choice free downloads I've been enjoying:

NINA NASTASIA - You're A Holy Man

65 DAYS OF STATIC - Crash Tactics

ROLO TOMASSI - Party Wounds


VESSELS - An Idle Brain And The Devil's Workshop (Errors Remix)



and finally....

THE NATIONAL - Bloodbuzz Ohio

Soundtrack to this post: Fulham-Wolfsburg, Real Fur, Tony Castles

Monday, April 12, 2010

Four Lions

As previously mentioned, Chris Morris has a new film. It looks ace

Soundtrack to this post: I Like Trains

Friday, April 9, 2010

The ABC Club

The ABC Club released their debut single 'Thieving Magpie / Friend Of Mine" last month on Friends To Make & Do Records

Details are sketchy, but for the nepotistic, I produced AA / B-side Friend Of Mine. They're playing a single launch at The Well in Leeds tonight (Friday 9th April)

You can buy the single from Rough Trade Records here

More info on their Myspace -

Soundtrack to this post: Nina Nastasia, Peggy Sue, Fair Ohs

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Slight Return

It's been a while. I have excuses though.

I've been working on Honour Before Glory stuff - new songs, the live band and more. I've been busy recording as well, of which I'll post the fruits very soon

Wheels continue to roll, but I've lined up some new posts, I'll wheel out shortly

In the meantime, my Spotify playlist is still here - featuring new additions from people like Owen Pallett, Beth Jeans Houghton, Errors and more

Soundtrack to this post: Fulham - Wolfsburg