These three bands are playing in Le Pub this Saturday. It is only FIVE POUNDS. You can get tickets HERE and in Diverse Music.
Rad Stewart ‘Hot Dog’
Small Engine Repair ‘Serve Yourself’
Doors open – 8pm
Radstewart – 8.40pm
Small Engine Repair – 9.20pm
Mowbird – 10.20pm
Let’s get it out of the way early, Radstewart sound a fair bit like Pavement. This is fine because firstly, Pavement were brilliant and secondly, nobody else does. They also do it with youthful enthusiasm and some damn fine lyrics.
They’re playing Le Pub for us on 22nd Feb and are on early, before Small Engine Repair and Mowbird. Make sure you don’t miss them!
This band were recommended to me by someone who works with Elbow and used to work for 4AD, not bad credentials. They sound like Sunhouse or Witness with a bit of Eels thrown in. They’re playing in Le Pub with Mowbird and Radstewart on Saturday 22nd February. Tickets are available HERE.
Death Pedals were probably the outsiders of our birthday celebrations. Everyone else on the 3 bills were local or friends. Death Pedals played because I love them. I hope they converted a few people that night and I hope this video helps convert a few more. We should be getting their album on vinyl into the shop next week.
I’m loving the Big Ups album. Big early for album of the year contenders but this might stick around in the top 10 come December. This is track two and a great tune. Check it out.
On Saturday 22nd February, Diverse Music & Shape Records present a night of amazing music from North Wales, South Wales and just over the border!
Mowbird hail from Wrexham and have a 7″ sing out now on Popty Ping Records. The album follows on Shape Records this year. They describe themselves as a surf punk quartet. They’re a bit more angular and clattery than that! If you’re a fan of Weezer or Pavement then this lot channel their spirit and produce their own quirky sound. Best listen for yourself!
Small Engine Repair are nearly from Wales, Hereford in fact. They came to my attention when they were recommended to me during Swn. I was sent their album and loved it. Shades of Sunhouse, Witness, Eels and a bit of Elbow. Pretty minimal with the vocals taking centre stage. Beautiful and a great contrast to the headliners.
Radstewart are the youngsters here. They’re making the short trip from Cardiff to showcase their ramshackle indie rock. I’ve you’re a fan of Pavement then you’ll love singer Jac’s way with works and off kilter delivery.
We may add another to the bill in the next week or so. Stay tuned..
Tickets will be £5 (STBF) in advance and available from Diverse and Spillers in person.
If you came to the Saturday night of our 25th birthday weekend, you will’ve seen these guys. They were great! They hail from Barry, the singer Russ has previously been in My Red Cell (who were signed to V2 and I first saw supporting Goldie Lookin Chain in the old NCLA) and more recentl, Innercity Pirates. They’ve now made a video so I’m posting it here for all to see.
This year we’ve sold turntables, beer, truckers caps, guitar picks, tote bags and now art. We asked Ani for The Lovely Wars if she could create something for our 25th birthday. I love her artwork so was thrilled when she said yes. We’ve not used the image on anything yet but to me, it screams ‘TOTE BAG!’. Ani uses watercolour pencils. The drawings are coloured in in soluble pencils then the lines are painted with water.
This can be yours for just £60 and it’s already framed so you won’t even have to do that.
When The Lovely Wars become wildly famous you’ll have to take it off your wall and keep it in a bank vault somewhere. Check out their video for ‘Young Love’ here.
The 2013 Diverse Music Christmas Party!! Houdini Dax will be headlining after their rather fantastic support set to Islet at our birthday gig.
They’ll be supported by the amazing (non-local) Dingus Khan who some of you may’ve seen play earlier in the year. There’s loads of them. They wear robes. And have their own dance moves.
Opening the evening are local post-punk, angular but tuneful types, LUVV. Have a good old listen to them HERE.
It’ll be a fiver.
This is the Christmas single by Welsh football’s number one horn based supporters band, The Barry Horns. It’s out on 2nd December. Sadly it doesn’t have a physical release so you’ll have to get it from iTunes but as all the proceeds go to Prostate Cymru, it’s well worth it.