It’s a wonderful selection featuring The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Galaxie 500, Television Personalities, The Stooges, Another Sunny Day, The Velvet Underground, The Shangri-Las and many more. Here’s what Rachel Kenedy from the band had to say about their mix –
“Sam and I chose these songs because they’re all songs we love, that make us laugh, cry, and dance, respectively, or sometimes all at once.
We love the old indiepop greats, of course, so a selection of these songs are included in our choice for the podcast, but we also love punk songs, more electronic music, 60s stuff, all sorts (we love “I Wanna Be Your Dog” too)… We didn’t include much new music, looking back at the list, but then on the whole we don’t listen to much new music! Wish we had a longer podcast to put more songs into, but then again we have our DJ set next week, so we’ll do it then!”
Tigercats are Duncan, Giles, Jonny, Laura and Stefan. Figuratively, they are made of Violent Femmes, Chic, Buzzcocks, Feelies, Hefner, Lonnie Donegan, and Life Without Buildings. Literally they are made of Esiotrot and Hexicon. They live in East London and make music of open-hearted joy and sparkly-eyed adventure. If you like songs that start with intimate confession and end in furious vegetarianism, or studies of Konnie Huq’s easily-forgotten role in the Beijing Olympics, you’ll love Tigercats. Following singles on Haircut records and WeePOP! and their album Isle Of Dogs was released on Fika Recordings last year.
Just Handshakes are something of a rarity these days, a British indiepop band that are worth shouting about. A four piece currently based in Leeds, they sit somewhere between the oscillating pop of Jenny Lewis in her Rilo Kiley days and a doo-wop Metric. Their recordings are packed with just crisp choruses and sweetly decorated lyrics. Odd splatterings of Casio, a sprinkle of boy/girl backing and a nice line in tip-tap drumming make them all the more enticing. They have just released their debut album Say It on Bleeding Gold Records to rave reviews.
The Spook School are four noisey people from Edinburgh, Scotland. They write honest indiepop songs, full of energy with raucous guitars and drums. They pen love letters to other DIY bands which have been described as “charming”, “hilarious” and “terrifying”. Their drummer Niall McCamley will remove his t-shirt and give it to one lucky member of the audience. You do not want to miss these guys live. They are due to release their debut LP on Fortuna POP! later this year.
We’re back at the Moustache Bar for our next club night on Saturday 13th July and we have some special guest DJs from London’s best new indiepop band around right now so come down dancing!
We’re delighted to welcome Flowers as our guest DJs for the first time! Rachel Kenedy and Sam Ayres will be playing their favourite songs for your pleasure.
Having only formed last year they’ve already toured with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, played NYC Popfest and London Popfest. They’ve just released their second 7″ single and they have an album out next year with the excellent Fortuna POP! label. If you have any requests for the night you can post them on the Facebook event.
This will be our only club night in July as we’ll be on our holidays at Indietracks Festival later in the month.
If you’d like to get into the club for just £4 then you can become a member for free. Simply email us with your full name and we’ll make you a membership card which you can use each time you come to the club!