Friday, 28 August 2009

Feel Good Hit Of The Summer

Richard Cartwright

1. Pains of being pure at heart S/T

Sounding like a modern day Jesus and Mary chain. This record from start to finish
leaves a smile on my face with every play.

Stand out track - The Tenure Itch

2. Why? – Eskimo Snow
The soundtrack to my weekend away in Sunny Brighton.

Stand out track – Even the good wood gone

3. Cymbals Eat Guitars- Why there are Mountains
From the opening track “and the hazy sea” the record demands your attention. Mixing the lo-fi
sounds of Pavement and Wilco makes sense to get this record.

Stand out track- some tress (merit moon)

4. Bibio- Ambivalence Avenue
Wolverhampton based Bibio aka Stephen Wilkinson has created one of the most diverse sounding record’s I have heard in a long time sounding across between Boards of Canada, J Dilla, Four Tet , Nico and watching heartbeat on a Sunday afternoon while on holiday in Wales.

Stand Out track- Cry! Baby!

5. Anathallo- Canopy glow
Saw them in New york very jet lagged and they made me cry.

Stand out Track- All the fisrt pages

Richard King
1. Pheonix - Wolfgang Amadeus Pheonix

Uplifiting summer songs from the French answer to The Strokes. Dancey tunes fileld with summer imagery and lush synth sounds.

Stand Out Track - Lasso

2. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
Recorded in New York and Josh Homme's Joshua Tree Studios it combines elements of psychadelica and 60's pop with Alex Turners intertwining stories.

Stand Out Track - Secret Door

3. Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
Infectious tunes that range from bluesy to disco. Great lyrics as usual from Jarvis. A personal favourite, 'He says he loves you like a sister, well i guess thats relative' (Leftovers).

Stand Out Track - Angela

4. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
I doubt i even need to say why, so i will just say, Masterpiece.

Stand Out Track - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

5. Leonard Cohen - Death Of A Ladies Man

Great songs full of beautiful orchestration and feel good doo waps. Produced by Phil Spector.

Stand Out Track - Memories

Nick Cave Novel

Nick Cave of The Bad Seeds, Grinderman and The Birthday Party fames first novel since the gothic and critcally acclaimed novel 'And The Ass Saw The Angel' (1989) is entitled 'The Death Of Bunny Munro' and is due to hit the shelves on September 3rd (i have got a copy a week early due to a Waterstones ordering blunder, win) published by Canongate.
The novel deals with Bunny Munro, a middle aged lothario whose constant womanising and alcohol abuse comes to a head after the suicide of his wife. A travelling salesman, he and his son go on an increasingly out of control road trip across Brighton, over which looms the shadow of a serial killer making his way towards Brighton, as well as Bunny's own mortality.
Nick Caves novels have a lot in common with his songs with traits such as dramatic imagery, murder, sex, religious themes and references all which dominate Cave's writing history. I hope it lives up to the high expectations cast after the praise of his previous novel, though im sure as Cave's illustrious career shows it will be everything and more.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Out Of Step.

Out Of Step was on Monday and Tuesday this week. To any of those that came you will no why, to those that don't it was because of Kasabian and Ian Brown gigs. It has been really busy and even though we had to play music we dont necessarily listen to it was still loads of fun. Ive uploaded the monday setlist for you all to see, the first half of each set are our own choices.

Richard King

Arctic Monkeys - Red Right Hand
The Coral - Grey Harpoon
Liars - Houseclouds
The Velvet Underground - Run Run Run
My Bloody Valentine - When You Sleep
Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened
Interpol - PDA
Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
The Rascals - Freakbeat Phantom
Pheonix - Litszomania
The Secret Machines - Nowhere Again
Blonde Redhead - Spring And By Summer Fall
Portishead - Silence
TV On The Radio - Halfway Home
Radiohead - The Gloaming
The Beatles - I Am The Warlus
The Coral - Badman
The Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drums
Kasabian - Vlad The Impaler
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
Blur - She's So High
Arctic Monkeys - This House Is A Circus
Jarvis Cocker - Angela
The Strokes - Last Night
The Smiths - Stop Me

Richard Willis

Film School - Compare
Foals - Olympic Airways
Empire Of THe Sun - We Are The People
R.E.M. - Imitation Of Life
Nirvana - Lithium
Editors - Blood
Joy Division - Transmission
White Lies - Farewell to the Fairground
The Smiths - Ask
Wax Tailor - The Games You Play
Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro
Oasis - Supersonic
Kula Shaker - Hey Dude
The La's - THere She Goes
Kasabian - Processed Beats
The Beatles - Helter Skelter
Ocean Colour Scene - Hundred Mile High City
Space - Female Of The Species
The Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode
The Libertines - Up The Bracket

Daniel Ashwell

Space - Charlie M
The Radio Dept. - Ewan
The Dodo's - Fools
MGMT - Weekend Wars
Babyshambles - French Dog Blues
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Shop Around
The Beatles - Happiness Is A Warm Gun
Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love
The Doors - 20th Century Fox
Television - Friction
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
Blur - Girls & Boys
The Kinks - Till The End Of The Day
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown
N.W.A. - Express Yourself
The Coral - Dreaming OF You
Kasabian - Fire
Supergrass - Caught By The Fuzz
Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp

Rich Cartwright

clap your hands and say yeah- Heavy Metal
Stephen Malkmus- Baby C'mon
M83-Graveyard Girl
Postal Service-Such Great Heights
The Blow-Parenthess
Whitest Boy Alive-1517
Bibio-Lovers Carvings
YACHT-Psychic City
silver Jews- Sometimes a Pony get's depressed
Modest Mouse-Dashboard
Slits-Heard Through the grape vine
Those Dancing Days-Those Dancing Days
Yeah Yeah Yeah's-Date with the night
White stripes-Fell In love with a girl
James Brown-Sex
Vampire Weekend - A-Punk
Flight Of The Conchords - Too Many Dicks On THe Dancefloor
Queens of the stone age-Little sister
Weezer-El Scorcho

Happy Hour begins

Rich K - The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
Dan A - The Ramones - Blietzkrieg Bop
Rich K - Elvis Pressley - Hound Dog
Dan A - The Doors - Light My Fire

Rich C - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get
Rich K - Flight Of The Conchcords - Inner City Pressure
Rich C - Blondie - Heart Of Glass
Rich K - The Beatles - Please Mr. Postman

Rich C - Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor
Dan A - The Beach Boys - I Get Around
Rich C - Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
Dan A - Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen

Rich K - Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
Dan A - Pulp - Common People
Rich K - Prince - I Would Die 4 U
Dan A - The Animals - We've Got To Get OUt Of This Place
Rich K - Blur - Tender
Dan A - Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved

Rich C - Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA
Rich K - The Ronettes - Be My Baby
Dan A - Elvis Pressley - Suspicious Minds

Saturday, 15 August 2009

The Northwestern

The Northwestern are a London band that features ex-Hope Of The States singer Sam Herlihy whose lyrical and vocal talent sound as good as they did those many moons ago. The drummer is also from the same band. The Northwestern still have vauge similarities to the Hope Of The States which is inevitable really, However these songs are a lot more feel good and accessable.

The have released one single to date on July 15th on a 500 Limited Edition 7-Inch. Double A-Side Telephones/All The Ones. All The Ones is a poppy tunes including 'na na na's' somethign so far away from what Sam Herlihy has done before. Telephones is a feel good song, perfect to soundtrack a city at night.

You cant catch them at many live dates around the country this month, if you miss them i wouldnt be too worried as they keep touring at the moment. They also support the Editors at the 02 Academy on September 10th.

The Northwestern Myspace

Friday, 14 August 2009

New Music

Bill Ryder-Jones will be familiar to most of you for his work in The Coral. The Guitarist left after Roots & Echoes and is now going solo. His solo work displays his talents for songwriting with less focus on his echoey psychadelic guitar work. His songs range from Syd Barret esque to Nick Drake. You can find his solo work which consists of some great demo's under the name Film Music. It will be a great suprise as his songwriting is as impressive as his guitar skills.

Bill Ryder-Jones - Film Music

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Setlist 11/08/09

Richard King

British Sea Power - Lights Out For Darker Skies
Modest Mouse - Florida
The Velvet Underground - Run Run Run
My Bloody Valentine - When You Sleep
Liars - Cycle Time
The Rascals - Does Your Husband Know Your On The Run
The Sonics - Witch
The Coral - Goodbye
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Todays Lesson
Arctic Monkeys - Pretty Visitors
Public Enemy INTRO
Phoenix - Lasso
The National - Lit Up
Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
The Little Flames - Seven Days
The Last Shadow Puppets - In My Room
Queens Of The Stone Age - Little Sister
Jarvis Cocker - Angela

Richard Willis

Dimitri From Paris - Toujours L'amore
Ride - Twisterella
The La's - I Can't Sleep
Larrikin Love - Well, Love Does Furnish a Life
The Libertines - Last Post On The Bugle
Nine Black Alps - Headlights
The Strokes - Hard To Explain
Beach Boys - California Dreamin'
Jaco Pastorius - Come On, Come Over
Nirvana - Come As You Are
Gary Numan - Cars
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Gorillaz - Dirty Harry
The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes

Dan Ashwell

A Tribe Called Quest - Buggin' Out
The Gladiators - Holiday Ride
Yppah - It's Not The Same
Deerhunter - Never Stops
The Doors - Peace Frog
The Beatles - Drive My Car
Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love
The Specials - A Message To You Rudi
De La Soul - Me, Myself & I
Bob Dylan - I Want You

Rich Cartwright

Pavement-Carrot Rope (For Brighton And Hove)
YACHT-im in love with the ripper
Mika Miko-Wild Bore
les savy fav-Patty LeeJ
The Misfits-Night Of The Living Dead
Yeah Yeah Yeah's-Date With The Night
Pains Of Being Pure At heart-
Why?-January 20something
Fugazi - Repeater

Rich C vs Rich W

Rich C - Jimmy Eat World - Sweeetnes
Rich W - The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
Rich C - Hudson Mohawk - Overnight
Rich W - Florence And The machine - Raise it up

Round 2

Rich W - Daft Punk - Robot Rock
Rich C - Blondie - Heart Of Glass
Rich W - KC and The Sunshine Band - Give It Up
Rich C - Dan Deacon - Red F

Dan A vs Rich K

Dan A - Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin Beats
Rich K - Arctic Monkeys - The View From The Afternoon
Dan A - Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
Rich K - Beach Boys - Good Vibrations

Round 2

Rich K - Last Shadow Puppets - Age Of The Understatement
Dan A - Duran Duran - Rio
Rich K - The Ronettes - Be My Baby
Dan A - David Bowie - Starman

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Last FM

A couple of us who run Out Of Step are floating in cyber space listening to our favourite tunes. You can find us floating here on our seperate ships, be friends with us and we can share music tastes.

Richard King

Richard Cartwright

Friday, 7 August 2009

Wolverhampton University Freshers

So Out Of Step is booked for Wolverhampton University Freshers week on Monday 14th September. Should be a great night of celebrations, great music, new people and drinks.

We look forward to it.

New Julian Plenti Video

Julian Plenti's new video 'Games For Days' was premiered on Spinner today. The Video co-stars Emily Haines of Metric along side Paul Banks. The video is fantastically directed by Javier Augilera who is reponsible for the great piece of modern cinematography. The plot is thought provoking with Paul Banks playing two parts, ill let you read into it what you like. It seems now Paul Banks is following in the acting footsteps of fellow Interpol member Carlos D.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Brand New

Brand New are set to release their follow up to 'The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me', an album that made Alternative Press claim 'America finally gets their own Radiohead'. Their new album is titled 'Daisy'.
Jesse Lacey (Vocalist, Guitarist) commented upon the new album "It's a pretty exhausting record. It's quite dense and I think some of the decisions we made don't always go in the most obvious direction. We were thinking a lot more about what we'd want to play when we were up onstage rather than actually what you'd want to hear on a record."

The Artwork and Tracklist are below, The first single is out on August 11th called 'At The Bottom'.

  1. Vices
  2. Bed
  3. At The Bottom
  4. Gasoline
  5. You Stole
  6. Begone
  7. Sink
  8. Bought A Bride
  9. Daisy
  10. In A Jar
  11. Noro

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

3rd August Setlist

Richard King

Battles - Atlas
M83 - Kim & Jessie
Radiohead - Wierd Fishes/Arpeggi
Liars - Houseclouds
Bat For Lashes - What's A Girl To Do
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - We Call Upon The Author
Arctic Monkeys - Pretty Visitors
The Horrors - Sea Within A Sea
Blonde Redhead - 23
Joy Division - Exercise One
Suicide - Ghost Rider
Glasvegas - Geraldine
The Little Flames - Isobella
The Coral - Spanish Main
The Sonics - The Witch
Arctic Monkeys - Potion Approaching
The Rascals - Freakbeat Phantom
The Beatles - I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Dan Ashwell

Why? - These Few Presidents
Quasimoto - Come On Feet
Charles Mingus - Moanin'
The Doors - The Crystal Ship
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning
The Kinks - Everybodys Gonna Be Happy
Saint Ettienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart

Richard Willis

Foals - Astronauts and Al
lNine Black Alps - Bitter End
Interpol - Roland
CKY - 96 Quite Bitter Being
Phoenix - 1901
Deerhunter - Operation
Doves - There Goes The Fear
The Strokes - 12:51

Gemma (Guest DJ)

Gang Of Four - Naturals Not In It
The Kinks - Girl You Really Got Me Going
Kings Of Leon - Red Morning Light
The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl
The Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Of Montreal - She's A Rejecter
TV On The Radio - Playhouses
The Maccabees - Latchmere
The Coral - Dreaming Of You
Mystery Jets - Young Love
Ladyhawke - Paris Is Burning
Metronomy - Heartbreaker
Hot Chip - Out At The Pictures
Friendly Fires - Photobooth
Neon Neon - I Lust You
Heartbeats - The Knife
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
Beastie Boys - Intergalaticle
X - Ratatat

Rich Cartwright

Telepathe - So Fine
Those Dancing Days - Those Dancing Days
Stephen Malkmus - Baby C'mon
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Wailhold
Steady - Chips Ahoy
X Ray Spex - Day Turned Dayglow
Blood Red Shoes - It's Getting Boring By The Sea
Handsome Furs - Im Confused
Good Shoes - Photos On My Wall

Happy Hour

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tears Of A Clown D.A
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus R.W
Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back D.A
Daft Punk - Robot Rock R.W
NWA - Express Yourself D.A
Phil Collins - Easy Lover R.W

Supergrass - Caught By The Fuzz - R.K
The Go! Team - Bottle Rocket - R.c
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze R.K
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Date With The Night R.C
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song R.K
AC/DC - Back In Black - R.C

George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You R.W
lcd soundsystem-north american scum R.C
Joy Division - Love Will Tear us Apart R.W
Blur - Explain R.C

Elvis Costello - Pump It Up D.A
The Clash - Guns Of Brixton A.W
Arctic Monkeys - Old Yellow Bricks D.A
The Doors - Take It As It Comes A.W
Dizzee Rascal - Jus' A Rascal D.A
The Libertines - Death Of The Stairs A.W

The Horrors - Jack The Ripper R.K
Dead Kennedys - Too Drunk To Fuck A.W
The Strokes - I Can't Win R.K
The Pixies - Where Is My Mind? A.W

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Julian Plenti Is... Skyscraper

Julian Plenti is known to most people for his part in New York post-punk group Interpol. This is his first solo effort and a very average one. Paul Banks explores a wider sound bringing in beautiful Orchestration on 'Skyscraper' and 'On The Esplanade', he also shows a poppier side on the electronic and brass filled 'Unwind'. However ambitious this album is in parts, the lyrics are very weak at times. 'Girl On The Sporting News' is particularly poor with the cringe worthy lines 'Girl on the sporting news, I just wanna tell you one thing, you've got the kind of sex appeal, that doesnt get a guy like me down'. There are a few obvious Interpol-esque songs such as the first two on the record with strong rhythm sections and dominant bass lines. The single 'The Fun That We Have' is full of catchy rhythms and lyrics. Its an interesting record by Paul Banks and shows another side to his musical abilites however it is brought down by its very poor lyrics.
'Julian Plenti Is... Skyscraper' out 3rd August.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Bad Weather.

There's a storm on the horizon
And for that i can't see the sun
For i'll keep waiting on the pavement
For the ice cream van to come
Im not feeling the weather this summer. Didnt the guardian claim we were going to have siesta's?


Hello, yes im late with the setlist. Here we go. Ill just upload the guest sets due to loss of the other setlists, the result of having too much fun actually playing the songs.


Rapture –I Need Your Love
BPA-Peace Funk
TV On The Radio -Dancing Choose
Franz Ferdinand -No You Girls
Bloc Party-Helicopter
Ladyhawke –Love Don’t Love Her
CSS -Let’s Make Love
Cribs-Moving Pictures
Cage the Elephant –James Brown
Daft Punk-Around The World
Foals-Olympic Airways
Fleet Foxes -Quiet House
Good Shoes -Sophia
The Libertines -Vertigo
Spinto band - Spy o spy
Blackout -S.O.S
MGMT -Electric Feel
Wolfmother - ???

Tom Niblett

The Dammed-New Rose
Dead Kennedys - Too Drunk To Fuck
Black lips - Bad Kids
Ramones - The KKK Took My Baby Away
Surfaces Wipe - Out
Elvis -Hound Dog
Glen Miller –In The Mood
David Bowie -Suffragette
Iggy Pop - The Passenger
The Beatles - Twist and Shout
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
The Slits -Through The Grapevine
Joy Division - Transmission
Pixies -Debaser
OMD -Electricity
Gang Of Four-Damaged Goods
The Cure-The LoveCat’s
Pulp -Disco 2000

This Monday will be a good one, gonna have the Kasabian crowd in too. Hopefully this doesnt mean i have to put Oasis on my itunes. We also have a guest DJ set from a lady called Gemma who is a DJ around Birmingham at venues such as Rainbow, Sound Bar and Flapper Bar. Lets have another good one.