Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Jack from Fixers

Jack lead singer of Fixers..

1. My favorite record of all time is The Beach Boys Love You from 1977. Brian Wilson returned to produce, write and record and it is the most incredible record.
2. The best gig I ever played was in Amsterdam, at The Paradiso earlier in the year.
3. Last New Years Eve I ate a lot of Lebanese food.
4. My favorite place I visited this year Berlin. Its an incredible city.
5. Beauty or Brains? Neither.
6. Favorite song to DJ is Battlestations by WHAM!
7. If I ever win the lottery I will go to the Bahamas.
8. My new years resolution for 2012 is to stop eating breakfast cereal.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Leo from Real Fur

The last song I downloaded...was The Auld Triangle by The Dubliners

Last beverage I drank....was water (tap)

Last time I had a hangover....was on September 14th

Last time I flirted with someone.... was with a bawdy telesales girl, calling me from SKY's Gateshead HQ this morning

Last gig I went to....was Hudson Mowhawke/Jamie xx/Deadboy at numbers party on saturday

Last time I felt guilty....was when I realised I no longer feel guilty for not having a catholic guilt complex

Last time I did something rebellious....was admitting that I am envious of Robert Pattinson

Last time I lied...was when I denied, to myself and others, of being envious of Robert Pattinson

Last time I checked Twitter was in november and facebook was today

Last New Years Eve...Carl Barat is a mug

'The Fool' Real Fur's new release is available to listen here: http://soundcloud.com/real-fur/the-fool

Monday, 5 December 2011

Duncan from Dutch Uncles

Favorite Manchester band of all time?

Egyptian Hip Hop

Favorite night out in Manchester?

Deaf Institute is primo for gigs. Any night out that ends up in Black Dog Ballroom is a good indication of how shit faced you got.

Best Record shop in Manchester?

There's two. Piccadilly Records for new releases, and Vinyl Exchange for the better-than-charity-shop quality bargains, the last purchase was from the latter; I bought a David Sylvian & Ryuichi Sakamoto 12" of Bamboo Houses/ Bamboo Music for a fiver and then blagged a first edition of Roxy Music's For Your Pleasure as it had a warp in it, but it worked when i got home. Sick.

Favorite morning after fry up?

The remains of kebab from the night before (they make 'em big up north), usually found in the bed sheets or occasionally the bin. Failing that, any combo of fry up is alright, as long as the tomatoes are tinned, and it has to have black pudding.

Favorite gig of 2011?

We've had a handful of favourite UK shows this year and it would be unfair to single one out. So I'd say our favourite would have to be The Tunnel in Milan supporting Wild Beasts, the reason being that spending your first time in Italy having a great first gig means you can go on holiday there without feeling bitter.

What's your ideal New Years Eve?

A proper Noel Coward-esque dinner table scene, where everyone has to adopt an unfashionable name, and everyone has to make a speech about everyone else in the room, and everyone has to have a larf, and no one is allowed to kiss publicly unless its midnight. Nothing twee about that.

Describe Dutch Uncles in 6 words?

pop pronk and not math rock

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Frankie and The Heartstrings


The Last Song I Listened To.... Factory Floor-Two Different ways

Last Thing I Ate....Leek Soup

Last Time I Went Dancing....Last night at our after party with the Vaccines in Newcastle mainly to inappropriate forgotten pop hits

Last Time I Had A Hangover.... today

Last Time I Flirted With Someone....Last night

Last Gig I Went To.... I saw Hyde & Beast in Newcastle

Last Time I Felt Embarrassed....Every time I leave the house

Last Chore I Did....Just tidied my room, and then some dishes, that a chore ?

Last Time I Felt Angry.....Last night actually, some people, this country TUT

Last Time I Did Something Rebellious.....I would never be rebellious Im to much of a coward

Last Time I Lied.... Ive never lied........(see what I did there)

Last Time I Checked Twitter / Facebook....Just, cant wait to delete my account its a terrible distraction , also facebook is the worst thing to happen to relationships since the declaration of the sex offenders register, I read that on Healths twitter feed recently

Last New Years Eve....I got so drunk etc.....

Frankie and The Heartstrings debut album ''Hunger'' is out now...

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The Drums...

2010 has been quite a year for The Drums. I caught up with Jacob from the band to hear all about it.

First record bought.......Melody by Joy Electric

Would sing a duet with....Lester Loel.

Which artwork would you appear in.....I don't know. I guess it would be nice to be in a Belle & Sebastian cover.

Favorite country you have visited this year...It's a tie between Canada and Switzerland. and Scotland.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Probably moderation. I think most other virtues are important, and
moderation can be in some cases, but sometime it's important to throw your
whole self into something.

Do you remember the best advice you ever received?

Yes, to shut up.

Last gig you went to.... Patrick Cleandenim

Last time you went dancing.... It was Halloween night, and it was so wonderful. oh,

Genius is....Benjamin Franklin

Success is.... Not possible in this life.

Most proud of... exercising restraint.

People are surprised that The Drums.....would rather die than go surfing.

New single ‘Me and the Moon’ out December 13th

The Go Team!

In 2011 The Go! Team will return with their third album Rolling Blackouts, the newest instalment in their esteemed catalogue of adventure in audio. The Go! Team bust onto the scene in 2004 with their universally praised debut, Thunder, Lightning, Strike, a homebrewed collage of meticulously chosen samples and trashy live instruments assembled brilliantly by Go! Team founder Ian Parton. It somehow found its way from the bedroom to international acclaim, casually picking up a Mercury nomination along the way!

And now, following a brief rest comes album three, 'Rolling Blackout' which features guest vocals from members of Deerhoof, Best Coast, Dominique Young Unique and the hotly tipped Tampa based rapper and Bordeaux’s bedroom balladeer, Lispector. Not forgetting, of course, Ninja, The Go! Team’s unstoppable MC who is back in full force. I met up with Ninja to talk about dancing and what 2011 holds for them!

First record bought...

Bobby Brown, My Prerogative. (Would also be my karaoke song of choice)

Recurring dream...

Sailing next door over to Necker Island to tell Mr Branson I've accidentally received his post again

Tech must have...

A Japanese flip phone. Not everybody wants a damn touch screen!!!

Would sing a duet with....

Peaches (non-Geldof), she's rocky horror fantabulous.

Irrational fear of....

Mould. Why are people eating it???

Favorite place visited this year...

Ukraine, everything is scarier written in Russian

Signature dance...

Ballroom classic, 'the running man'

Brains or beauty?

I once dated a beautiful idiot. I'll have some brains please, to go.

Most proud of....

Never having voted for a reality TV show

Fancy - dress theme...

Royals and Rogues, and I'd be Cleopatra

People are surprised that The Go Team....

Don't live together in a pink 6 bedroom house teetering on Brighton Pier

In 2011 we will be.....

Rockin' in a town near you, with new hair cuts!


Friday, 21 January 2011

Lauren Pritchard....

Lauren Pritchard is a small town girl from Tennessee, with a burning need to write and sing songs! Moving to LA in her teens she lived with her friend Riley Keough and her mom Lisa Marie Presley before signing a deal in the UK with Spilt Milk/ Island Records. Her album 'Wasted in Jackson' features Marcus Mumford & Ed Harcourt and is out now!

Hi Lauren, how's it going?
Tell us about the best place you've been this year?
Amsterdam. We opened for Jamie Cullum there but I also got to visit a good friend from Tennessee who I grew up with. She was studying there. To not see her for 2 years and then meet her in another country was a total trip!
What's the strangest thing in your closet?
A short, blonde wig.
Whom do you most want to have lunch with?
Barack & Michelle Obama.
Do you have a guilty pleasure song right now?
Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner.
What's the quality you admire most in a friend?
Being trustworthy. Then making me laugh!
Who are you most itching to work with?
Mr. F**k You himself, Cee-lo.
What's the first CD you ever bought?
TLC's CrazySexyCool
What's the last gig you went to?
The Black Keys at Brixton Academy. Two words: effing amazing.
Which Mr Man are you?
Little Miss Curious. I'm into everything and want to know everything about everything! I'm always learning, asking questions and finding things out.
Drives my band mates crazy haha!
What would we never find you doing?
Being lazy. I know this sounds ridiculous but I'm too ADHD to sit around, I've gotta be doing something.
What are you looking forward to most in 2011?
Touring & gigging!!