THE WAVE PICTURES GUEST DJ ON SAT 29TH JAN

We’re thrilled to be welcoming David Tattersall from The Wave Pictures as our guest DJ on Saturday 29th January at King’s Cross Social Club!

Hot on the heels of their triumphant set at the Winter Sprinter, The Wave Pictures have put out some of our favourite albums over past few years including Instant Coffee Baby and If You Leave It Alone.

We’ll also be joined by John Jervis and Ben Clancy from The Hangover Lounge. After DJing at their club last year we’ve been itching to invite them to the night. You can expect to hear plenty of Go-Betweens so be sure to get there for 9pm for their set and guaranteed free entry before 10pm.

Entry is then £3 for members and £5 for non-members. Full details can be found on the Facebook event and we’re open until 2am.

Scared To Dance Presents Allo Darlin’ in Norway

The Facebook events and ticket prices have just been announced for Scared To Dance Presents Allo Darlin’ in Bergen and Oslo. If you have any requests for the club nights please send me an email. They’ll be free badges and Winter fanzines on sale!

Scared To Dance Presents Allo Darlin’
Saturday 22nd January
Landmark, Rasmus Meyers Alle 5, 5015 Bergen, Norway. [+47] 55 55 93 10
10pm – 3am. 80,-/60,-
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167143753327161

Scared To Dance Presents Allo Darlin’
Sunday 23rd January
Mono, Pløensgate 4, 0181 Oslo, Norway. [+47] 22 41 41 66
10pm – 3am. 100,-
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130620077000662

WINTER FANZINE

Winter Fanzine

Our Winter fanzine is now available to order. In our exclusive lead interview with The Vaselines we talk to them about Sex with an X, Kurt Cobain and their third album.

We chat to the legendary Edwyn Collins who tells us about the recent Orange Juice re-issues and his influence on other musicians. We’ve got interviews with Ballboy, Northern Portrait, MJ Hibbett & the Validators and Onward Chariots too.

If that wasn’t enough Brilldream reviews the Big Pink Cake Weekender and we catch up with How Does It Feel To Be Loved?, WeePOP! and dirtyconverse DISCO.

Plus we’re giving away Christmastime, Approximately from Where It’s At Is Where You Are –

1. The Social Interaction Foundation (AKA Help Stamp Out Loneliness) – Just Like Xmas (In Cottonopolis)
2. The Werewandas – I’ve Got a Great Big Christmas Tree
3. Betty and the Werewolves – Jon’s Christmas Makeup
4. Eux Autres – Teenage Christmas
5. Jeff Mellin – Every Year
6. The Understudies – Midnight Mass
7. Gregory Webster – Winter
8. Howard Hughes & David Tattersall – There in Bristol After Christmas
9. World of Fox – Christmas Isthmus
10. The Hillfields – Spirit of the Season
11. Sool – Sool Yule Medley
12. The Birthday Girl vs Alexander’s Festival Hall – Hey Santa
13. The Ei8ht – Stay Another Day
14. Action Biker – Vinden Susar i Advent
15. Hillary and the Democrats – I Want an Alien For Christmas
16. Weisstronauts – Jingle Bells
17. DJ Downfall – 2000 Miles (Meek Mix)
18. Hexicon – See That Day
19. The Vatican Cellars – Christmas Island
20. Hong Kong In The 60s – Walking in the Air

If you would like to order a copy it costs £2 plus P&P.

January Songs – Darren Hayman

Darren Hayman is writing and recording a song every day for January 2011. They will only be free to download as high quality MP3s for a short period whilst all digital formats can be bought from http://darrenhayman.bandcamp.com

Here’s what he’s had to say about the project –

“It’s an experiment to see what will happen to my creativity. Being a musician is essentially an easy job and even though I consider I work hard I wanted to see what would occur when I imposed a strict discipline on my songwriting.

“I’m not expecting every song to be good or successful but I am expecting the imposed time restrictions to lead me somewhere unlikely and exciting. I have decided to release the songs for free because I also didn’t want any commercial considerations to spoil the party”.

“I’m also tired of trying to work out how to make money from music. New fan funding sites have broken my heart with what they have persuaded musicians to sell. I thought I’d give it away and see what happens”.

“I’m expecting to have the time of my life. I get to do my favourite thing every day all day”.

“I’ve got a lot of my friends to help me out; The Wave Pictures, Terry Edwards, Allo Darlin’, The Voluntary Butler Scheme and Ballboy as well as total strangers and musicians across the globe in virtual link ups. Trumpets, harps, saws, synthesizers, saxophones and Spanish Flamenco bands are all due to appear”.

“As well as writing the songs I will draw, write and film throughout the days. Pages of my journal will be scanned and appear at http://januarysongs.tumblr.com alongside mini movies and the actual songs”.

You can listen to the first song, “It Was Over”, below.

He’ll be playing with his full band, The Secondary Modern, this Thursday at The Lexington alongside The Wave Pictures and The Leaf Library. I’ll be DJing so come down and hear that day’s song. Tickets can be bought at We Got Tickets.

Hayman will also appear on Resonance FM on Tuesday 11th January and playing live at The Hangover Lounge on Sunday 30th January.