Sunday, 28 February 2010
Friday, 26 February 2010
Make sure you keep 16th and 17th July free it's going to be a blast!
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Heat and Light present Lo-fi bleep noise U.S Girls at The Victoria Birmingham this Sunday.
Yes something is brewing with-in the Wolverhampton art scene i feel at the moment people are trying to make or dare i say it, but a scene in this small city (at long last people on the same wave length)
ABOUT WE CREATE*
We Create* is a Social Enterprise that offers young people around the West Midlands the opportunity to gain access to qualifications and commercial experience in Fashion Design.
We Create* funds its running and development by retailing the designs its participants create.
We Create* runs a shop in Wolverhampton city centre on Victoria Street. The unit retails designs developed by local young designers and offers participants access to a design studio with commercial equipment and facilities.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Savant are a Birmingham based four-piece who exhibit an exciting and interesting sound coming from the midlands right now.
I was re-thinking my choice for the three records the other day and came to the conclusion i should of added the Australian folk- hop master's 'The Bumblebeez 81' record 'The Printz'.
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
WITH TWO BANDS
ADVANTAGE -An aggressive mix of PopPunk, Dance and Rock held together with Horns. Advantage are in their element making you dance and getting your heart racing. This concoction of melodic vocals, massive punk riffs, fast-paced beats and blasting brass sounds unique, but its the energy, power, and unforgettable infectiousness with which the band attack that makes them stand out.
Advantage will get you pumped up, feeling alive, energetic and help shake off the day to day routine. Looking for a lift from manufactured pop and karaoke singers? Then today has something different, a more upbeat, positive side to the world of alternative music. Join the growing army of Advantagents! Plug in, turn up and let go. Advantage are here.
Get on the beat !
"A combination of a powerful brass section, driving riffs, furious percussion and a strong vocal trio, these were the hallmarks of their well constructed sound...." "It's like a chance meeting in a dancehall between Fallout boy and Less Than Jake!!"
- The Metro
"Awesome and Refreshing" KKKK
"an awesome and eclectic brand of Ska Pop Punk based anthems"
- Big Cheese Magazine
"Uniquely accessible and genuinely fun, it would take a very cold and cynical person, irrespective of musical tastes, not to get swept away by their infectious, up-tempo sound - However the real key to their success is the quality of their material â€“ witty, well-written and expertly arranged their tracks are literally packed with hooks and unfold at a tremendous pace, delivered with really seen levels of showmanship and technical ability."
- BBC Radio 6 Introducing.
"one of the most energetic bands you could possibly hope to
have the pleasure of listening to.... a truly exciting EP"
"leaves you itching to put it on again"
- The Stafford Post
"if you want to hear a band in the ascendance, buy this"
"Tonight's headliners have one thing on their mind: having fun. From the moment Advantage grace the stage, a smile adorns this six faced behemoth. The crowd banter is entertaining ("You want to hear a story? No?") and the Brass fueled Pop punk is of high quality. Favourites 'Never Say Never' and 'Kick in the Beer Can' practically have the Underworld itself jumping. The audience emulates the band with equally as big smiles and some manic dancing. "
STILL BUST-A shock of exhilarating vocal dramatics and a ruckus of exploding, cavorting guitars is shot at you right from the word go. There are writhing and chaotic structures with just the right amount of power behind the reins to keep back from being experimental and well within the dark and filthy realms of Punk Rock.
The movement through the melody in unrealistically swift and with small pockets of experimental, extraordinary madness makes for an untiring set list: tune after tune! The vocal harmonies also are a complete riot. They sound more marching call than serenading with is a perfect fit.
With such mutinous music it is a shock to the system as the drums cease their rupture and they guys come across with their friendly and completely inoffensive, self-deprecating on-stage humor – rowdy Punk bands are never this nice. This attitude actually says a lot for Stillbust’s music as well. It’s raw and angry but with a great sense of fun, this makes for a brilliant live performance. Europe have been lucky, lucky people.
U21s require ID to purchase alcohol.
U14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times.
AFTER 11PM ALL WHO ARE UNDER 18 WILL HAVE TO LEAVE THE VENUE
STARTS AT 9 TILL 2
DRINK PROMOS ALL NIGHT
£2 ENRTY (ON THE DOOR)
OUT OF STEP DJ'S PLAYING ALTERNATIVE/ELECTRONICA/SHOEGAZE AND PUNK
Thursday, 11 February 2010
We have are own night playing the heard and the unheard at Birmingham Island Bar from Thursday 1st April.
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Q AND A
With La La Vasquez
For people unaware of you how would you describe the sound of La La Vasquez?
It's always a bit difficult describing your own sound as we don't try to sound a particular way, it's just the product of the three of us working together. You would have to listen to us to know what we sound like, but i guess for the sake of the interview we sound a bit fuzzy, a bit post-punk, a bit 60s garage. I have also been told that we sound slightly haunting, which i think is pretty cool. We are also labelled 'DIY' but we cant hep being 'DIY' or whatever as we are 'Doing It' ourselves it, isn't contrived or forced it wasn't a decision, we just do what we do....
There’s not much info at present about yourselves, could you tell us how you all meet, how it all came about and also where the name came from? Well we are great, that is all you need to know. joke. We met in Brighton, we met through friends/boyfriends going to gigs and we just thought it would be fun to hang out more and forming a band would make it almost compulsory. Band practices at the beginning used to consist of a lot of booze.. party vibes. Now I guess we actually want to try and be half decent so we spend band practice writing. We are named after the American WAG La La Vasquez, she is engaged to a basketball player (i think). We made a joke of our boyfriends being in bands together. It's also pretty funny seeing people try to pronounce it. For the record it's 'Vas-Kez'.
I read on your myspace you’re big fans of L7 what other influences do La La Vasquez have?yea, that is a quote, we never said that, but L7 are cool. I guess girl punk in general is an influence for us, especially in the inspirational sense. I think people think that we are influenced by what we sound like, but we do listen to other stuff too I mean who isn't a fan of The Ramones, The Black Lips, Ariel Pink, The Misfits etc. I mean we can't change the fact that we have girl voices and therefore sound like other girl bands.
You're just about to go on tour with ‘Girls names’ and a great band to. How have you found the life of being in a band and on tour treating you so far? Well tour hasn't started yet, so we will have to wait and see what that is like. I really don't think they know what they are letting themselves in for.. going on tour with us! ha We have done a mini tour with T.I.T.S before and that was so much fun. We are also going on a UK & EU tour in June with another band that we LOVE it's important to like the band that you are going away with. A band that wants to ride the party train!
At the moment there seems to be this great scene springing up with-in the London and Brighton area that could rival that of L.A’s the Smell with bands such as Pens, Graffiti Island ,Male Bonding etc how do you guy’s feel about being part of that community? I don't think there is any rivalry between LA and London/Brighton. I like to think that if there was no sea we would be hanging out. It's nice to play with bands that you like, everyone is very supportive and we are good friends with them.
The last zine we asked “What are the three records that changed or inspired your life?” What are your three? Ok let's have one each:
Rachael: Francines list - by Pink Section, Turn him down - by The Cupons, .Marin - by Inflatable Boy Clams.
Merida: Hole - Live Through This, Kleenex/LiliPUT
Freya: This is blatant cheating but i would have to say the rough trade Post-Punk Compilation.
Cheers speak soon
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Friday, 5 February 2010
We are sucker's for lo-fi noise at Out of step.At the moment Leeds based Wonderswan have been gathering interest to our ears and soon yours .
The band are currently writing and recording material to be released in the first few months of 2010."
There is a new demo just posted on L.A's Abe Vigoda's myspace titled 'Crush'.It's a drum roll driven affair. Still staying melodic in part's like the track's from the E.p 'Reviver'.