NEW YEAR’S TICKETS NOW ON SALE

NEW YEAR’S TICKETS NOW ON SALE

We welcome STOP, PLAY as our guest DJs to see in 2015

THE TOP ALBUMS OF 2014

THE TOP ALBUMS OF 2014

Canadian indiepoppers Alvvays take top spot in our end of year list

NEW MUSIC ON THE DECEMBER PODCAST

NEW MUSIC ON THE DECEMBER PODCAST

Listen to our latest podcast on our Mixcloud page

GIG NIGHT AT THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS

GIG NIGHT AT THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS

Our new gig night starts on Friday 6th February

THE HOLY BIBLE SPECIAL ON SAT 13TH DEC

THE HOLY BIBLE SPECIAL ON SAT 13TH DEC

We will be playing the Manic Street Preachers masterpiece in full

JOSIE LONG SETLIST AT THE CLUB

JOSIE LONG SETLIST AT THE CLUB

Listen to Josie’s DJ playlist on our Spotify page

NEW YEAR'S TICKETS NOW ON SALE

NEW YEAR’S TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Our next club night is on New Year’s Eve! Tickets are going very quickly so don’t hang about. If we have any return tickets in the run up to the night we will post them on the Facebook event.

We will be showing the classic 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s and playing our eclectic mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music at the Moustache Bar in Hackney.

Doors open at 10pm and we’ll be going through to 3am to see in 2015.

We’re delighted to welcome local East London club night STOP, PLAY as our guest DJs. Robin Watkins and Naomi Sephton started their night earlier this year and it’s one of our favourite clubs to go to. They’re also old friends of ours so we can’t wait to have them play records at the club.

If there’s something you’d like to hear on the night please let us know!

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THE TOP ALBUMS OF 2014

1. Alvvays – Alvvays

Track Picks: “Archie, Marry Me”, “Next of Kin”, “Party Police”
Label: Transgressive Records
Release Date: 22nd July 2014
Listen: Spotify

 

Manic Street Preachers - Futurology

2. Manic Street Preachers – Futurology

Track Picks: “Walk Me to the Bridge”, “Europa Geht Durch Mich ”, “Between the Clock and the Bed”
Label: Columbia
Release Date: 7th July 2014
Listen: Spotify

 

Withered Hand - New Gods

3. Withered Hand – New Gods

Track Picks: “Horseshoe”, “King of Hollywood”, “New Gods”
Label: Fortuna Pop!
Release Date: 10th March 2014
Listen: Spotify

 

Night Flowers - Night Flowers EP

4. Night Flowers – Night Flowers EP

Track Picks: “Bound”, “Embers”, “Neverlands”
Label: Dirty Bingo Records
Release Date: 7th April 2014
Listen: Spotify

 

Slow Club - Complete Surrender

5. Slow Club – Complete Surrender

Track Picks: “Tears of Joy”, “The Pieces”, “Complete Surrender”
Label: Caroline International
Release Date: 14th July 2014
Listen: Spotify

 

Teleman - Breakfast

6. Teleman – Breakfast

Track Picks: “Steam Train Girl”, Skeleton Dance”, “Lady Low”
Label: Moshi Moshi Records
Release Date: 16th May 2014
Listen: Spotify

 

Allo Darlin' - We Come From the Same Place

7. Allo Darlin’ – We Come From the Same Place

Track Picks: “Bright Eyes”, “History Lessons”, “Romance and Adventure”
Label: Fortuna Pop!
Release Date: 6th October 2014
Listen: Spotify

 

Baxter Dury - It's a Pleasure

8. Baxter Dury – It’s a Pleasure

Track Picks: “Palm Trees”, “Other Men’s Girls”, “Police”
Label: [PIAS] Le Label
Release Date: 20th October 2014
Listen: Spotify

 

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Days of Abandon

9. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Days of Abandon

Track Picks: “Simple and Sure”, “Kelly”, “Until the Sun Explodes”
Label: Fierce Panda
Release Date: 13th May 2014
Listen: Spotify

 

First Aid Kit - Stay Gold

10. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

Track Picks: “My Silver Lining”, “Master Pretender”, “Stay Gold”
Label: Columbia
Release Date: 6th June 2014
Listen Spotify

 

Honourable Mentions

Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures – Gin
Delay Trees – Readymade
Dum Dum Girls – Too True
Ex Hex – Rips
Flowers – Do What You Want To Do, It’s What You Should Do
Future Islands – Singles
The Hidden Cameras – Age
Honeyblood – Honeyblood
The Horrors – Luminous
Island Twins – Spanish Blood
Let’s Wrestle – Let’s Wrestle
The Luxembourg Signal – The Luxembourg Signal
Making Marks – A Thousand Half-Truths
Morrissey – World Peace Is None of Your Business
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
Papernut Cambridge – There’s No Underground
Nina Persson – Animal Heart
Tuff Love – Junk EP
The Tuts – Time to Move On EP
TV On the Radio – Seeds
The Understudies – Let Desire Guide Your Hand
The Vaselines – V for Vaselines
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

 

NEW MUSIC ON THE DECEMBER PODCAST

NEW MUSIC ON THE DECEMBER PODCAST

It’s our last podcast of the year and it’s packed with new music!

The New Pornographers are back with a bang with “Dancehall Domine” and we have one of our new favourite bands Tuff Love.

Ex Hex and Honeyblood have been two of the best new bands of the year and we have their latest singles plus there’s an exclusive song from the forthcoming Tigercats album.

The Decemberists return with “Lake Song” and there’s “Swimming Pool” from Emmy the Great’s upcoming EP. We have the latest from Gruff Rhys and The Puncture Repair Kit whilst First Aid Kit cover R.E.M. We have a beautiful song by Eagleowl and a change in musical direction for Being There.

We also have new tracks from from Papernut Cambridge, The Safe Distance, Foam on the Daydream, The Manhattan Love Suicides, Hulaboy, Boyracer, Picturebox and Cats of Transnistria.

You can subscribe to our Mixcloud page to be the first to hear about our monthly podcasts.

GIG NIGHT AT THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS

GIG NIGHT AT THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS

We’ll be starting a new gig night at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on Friday 6th February!

We enjoyed our gigs so much this year that we decided to move just around the corner from our club venue at the Moustache Bar to host a gig night every other month. If your band would like to play then please get in touch.

Over the years we’ve been thrilled to put on many of our favourite bands including Allo Darlin’, The Wave Pictures, Darren Hayman, Withered Hand, Stanley Brinks, Shrag, Standard Fare, Tigercats, Freschard, Rozi Plain, The Spook School, The Just Joans, Fever Dream, Night Flowers and a host of others.

We’ll be announcing the line-up for our first show soon so check back for details!

THE HOLY BIBLE SPECIAL ON SAT 13TH DEC

THE HOLY BIBLE SPECIAL ON SAT 13TH DEC

To mark the 20th anniversary of The Holy Bible we’ll be playing the classic Manic Street Preachers album throughout the night on Saturday 13th December!

Our guest DJ is Bobby Foster from London’s premier Britpop night Nuisance. Bobby DJed at the club earlier this year and always gets the dancefloor bouncing. We’d like to hear your song requests so send them in!

We’ll be playing our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music alongside the seminal LP. Plus we’ll be projecting The Holy Bible 10th Anniversary DVD throughout the evening.

You can get in for the members price of £4 by joining the Facebook event or emailing us in advance. Alternatively you can buy tickets for £6 in advance from WeGotTickets.

The band recently played songs and discussed the album on Radio 4’s Mastertapes show which you can listen to on the BBC site.

JOSIE LONG SETLIST AT THE CLUB

JOSIE LONG SETLIST AT THE CLUB

A huge thanks to Josie Long for her DJ set at the club last night and to everyone who came and made it a sell out! You can listen to her playlist on our Spotify page.

Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out of This Country
Eurythmics – Love Is a Stranger
Heaven 17 – Temptation
Talking Heads – Burning Down the House
Young Knives – She’s Attracted To
Belle and Sebastian – I’m a Cuckoo (The Avalanches Remix)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding
LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change
Neutral Milk Hotel – Song Against Sex
Pavement – Cut Your Hair
The Specials – Too Much Too Young
Le Tigre – Deceptacon
Hot Chip – And I Was a Boy from School
Vampire Weekend – Cousins
Sadie Shaw – (There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me
Rilo Kiley – Portions for Foxes
The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love
The Smiths – William, It Was Really Nothing
Pixies – Where Is My Mind?
Dead Kennedys – Holiday in Cambodia
The Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way
Robyn – Dancing on My Own
New Order – Temptation
Pulp – Babies
Allo Darlin’ – Darren
The Spook School – The Cameraman
Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime
Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland, 1945
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
David Bowie – Changes
Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
The Clash – Rudie Can’t Fail
Arab Strap – Dream Sequence
Slow Club – Giving Up On Love
Pulp – Mis-Shapes
Dexys Midnight Runners – Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile)
Withered Hand – Heart Heart