We’ll be playing records at Being There’s gig at Birthdays in Dalston on Friday 20th March.

The band are launching their new four track Overnight EP on the Young & Lost Club label. You can see the video for the superb “Generator” on The 405.

Support comes from Fever Dream, Hairy Hands and Bamboo with doors opening at 7pm. It’s free to get in and full details can be found on the Facebook event.


A fantastic gig at The Lexington as Darren Hayman & The Long Parliament sounded brilliant covering Prince and throwing in a Hefner song too at the Fortuna POP! Winter Sprinter. Don’t just take our word for it, check out The Guardian’s review of the night. 

Mammoth Penguins and The Drink, stepping in for Mega Emotion, were both superb supports. You can see Mammoth Penguins next in London at our gig night in July.

Check out which records we played at the gig below.

Marine Girls – “In Love”
The Raincoats – “Adventures Close to Home”
Young Marble Giants – “Searching for Mr. Right”
Trust Fund – “We’ll Both Apologise”
Being There – “Generator”
Scritti Politti – “The “Sweetest Girl””
Simple Minds – “In Trance as Mission”
Freschard – “Boom Biddy Boom”
Gruff Rhys – “Set Fire to the Stars”
Violet Woods – “Here”
Sweet Baboo – “Motoring Home”
By the Sea – “I See a Crystal Sky”
Honeyblood – “Biro”

The Icypoles – “Gotta Stop”
Chorusgirl – “Oh, to Be a Defector”
Ex Hex – “Don’t Wanna Lose”
Tuff Love – “Flamingo”
Tigercats – “Junior Champion”
Rotifer – “Ernst Jandl at the Albert Hall”

Lambchop – “Up With People”
Billy Bragg & Wilco – “Walt Whitman’s Niece”
The Style Council – “Mick’s Blessings”
The Faces – “Stay With Me”
Red Shoe Diaries – “Fossil Fuels”
Alvvays – “Archie, Marry Me”

The Understudies – “Erika K”
The Cardigans – “Live and Learn”
Paul Simon – “Mother and Child Reunion”
Stereolab – “Cybele’s Reverie”


We’ll be DJing at the fifth annual Fortuna POP! Winter Sprinter on Wednesday 7th January. Darren Hayman & The Long Parliament headline with support from Mammoth Penguins and Mega Emotion.

The Sprinter kicks off on Tuesday 6th January with Withered Hand, Simon Love & The Old Romantics and Bill Botting. On Thursday 9th January there’s Martha, Evans the Death and Fulhäst. Then on the final night Tigercats play with Milky Wimpshake and The Hayman Kupa Band.

Tickets can be bought for each night or as a season ticket and stage times can be found on the Facebook event.

As always the Winter Sprinter showcases the best of the label’s talent over four days in the intimate surroundings of The Lexington, with many of the bands mentioned above involved in this unmissable curtain-raiser to the year.


A superb show from Allo Darlin’ at the Scala last night. It was wonderful to hear the songs from the new album live and how about that finale! It was brilliant to see Tigercats and Making Marks too.

You can see which records we played at the gig below.

The Horrors – “Chasing Shadows”
The Luxembourg Signal – “Distant Drive”
Interpol – “All the Rage Back Home”
Manic Street Preachers – “The Next Jet to Leave Moscow”
Night Flowers – “Embers”
Evans the Death – “Don’t Laugh at My Angry Face”

Slow Club – “The Pieces”
Baxter Dury – “Palm Trees”
Teleman – “Skeleton Dance”
Gruff Rhys – “American Interior”
Nina Persson – “Animal Heart”
Johnny Marr – “Easy Money”
Los Campesinos! – “Little Mouth”
The Wave Pictures – “Pea Green Coat”
The Tuts – “Worry Warrior”

Alvvays – “Next of Kin”
Let’s Wrestle – “I Don’t Want to Know Your Name”
The Clientele – “The Summer Trail”
Belle and Sebastian – “The Party Line”
Morrissey – “Kiss Me a Lot”
The Understudies – “Everyone Deserves At Least One Summer of Love”
LUST – “Looking Glass”

The Vaselines – “One Lost Year”
Withered Hand – “Horseshoe”


We’ll be DJing at the Allo Darlin’ gig at the Scala on Monday 24th November. They’ll be playing songs from their new album We Come Fom the Same Place.

Allo Darlin’ were formed after Australian Elizabeth Morris arrived in London and bought a ukulele from the Duke of Uke shop in Shoreditch. She began writing music and was soon joined by fellow Australian Bill Botting (bass), Paul Rains (guitar), and Michael Collins (drums).  Their debut album attracted many plaudits including being named No. 2 record of the year by online retailer eMusic, and a glowing 1,200 word essay by Robert Forster of The Go-Betweens in the Australian critical magazine, The Monthly.

Their second album Europe scored 8.1 on Pitchfork, was made USA Today’s Album Of The Week, and garnered praise from Uncut, Q, NME, The Quietus and The Guardian. It was also named Rough Trade Shop’s Album Of The Month, where it went on to become the biggest selling album of the year. The band have been playlisted at BBC 6Music and have recorded sessions for Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley and John Kennedy (XFM), as well being Steve Lamacq’s personal pick for BBC Introducing. Their releases to date, along with their joyous and effervescent live shows, have seen them build an intensely loyal and ever-increasing fanbase.

Support comes from Fortuna POP! labelmates Tigercats and Norwegian band Making Marks. Tickets can be bought from Ticketweb.


How about Night Flowers at packed out Dalston Victoria last night? We’re expecting big things from them over the coming months. Make sure you buy a copy of their new self-titled EP. We love it.

You can see what we played at the gig below.

Ramesh – “1111”
Grubs – “Dec 15th”
Wire – “Lowdown”
The Specific Heats – “I Just Go to Sleep”
The Hidden Cameras – “Skin & Leather”
Being There – “Silent Runners”
Pixies – “Indie Cindy”
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Simple and Sure”
The Tuts – “I Call You Up”
Island Twins – “Over You”
The Manhattan Love Suicides – “(Never Stop) Hating You”
The Clash – “Pressure Drop”
Let’s Wrestle – “Rain Ruins Revolution”
Moustache of Insanity – “Dancing With Emma”
The Fall – “Eat Y’self Fitter”

Gang of Four – “Not Great Men”
Pavement – “Gold Soundz”
Crystal Stilts – “Departure”
Manic Street Preachers – “Marlon J.D.”
Shrag – “Lost Dog”
Les Savy Fav – “The Equestrian”
Roxy Music – “Editions of You”
New Order – “Bizarre Love Triangle”


We’ll be spinning records at the Night Flowers EP launch at Dalston Victoria on Friday 4th April.

It’s the bands debut release and support on the night comes from Fever Dream. It’s free to get in so get down early to guarantee entry. Doors open at 8pm.

Check out the bands fantastic new video for “Bound” on Vimeo. It’s taken from the four track EP released on Dirty Bingo Records.


It was a pleasure to play records at The Understudies album launch for Let Desire Guide Your Hand at The Lexington last night. The album is out now on vinyl on the Berlin-based Firestation Records so make sure you get a copy before it sells out.

These are the records that we played at the show.

The Darlings – “Emily”
Lambchop – “Grumpus”
Owen Pallett – “Lewis Takes Off His Shirt”
Night Flowers – “Bound”
Delay Trees – “Fireworks”
Ballboy – “A Europewide Search For Love”

Orange Juice – “L.O.V.E. Love”
Darren Hayman & Emma Kupa – “Boy, Look at What You Can’t Have Now”
Sweet Baboo – “The Sea Life Is the Life for Me (Mermaid Cutie)”
Cate Le Bon – “I Can’t Help You”
Veronica Falls – “If You Still Want Me”

Withered Hand – “King of Hollywood”
Morrissey – “Glamorous Glue”
Julian Cope – “Robert Mitchum”
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions – “Four Flights Up”
The Housemartins – “Get Up Off Your Knees”
Richard Hawley – “Just Like the Rain”


We’ll be playing records on Sunday 30th March at The Understudies album launch of Let Desire Guide Your Hand at The Lexington.

Support comes from album embellishers A Little Orchestra, who will also join for The Understudies set, and Enderby’s Room.

The launch will follow on from The Hangover Lounge so doors will be early from 6pm and it should be finished by around 9.30pm.

Tickets are available for £4 on door or from WeGotTickets with the added option to pre-order the album and collect on the night.


We were thrilled to play records last night at The Lexington as Withered Hand closed this year’s Winter Sprinter. The songs played from their debut album Good News and the more recent EPs sounded fantastic.

This is what we played in-between the bands.

The Velvet Underground – “Pale Blue Eyes”
Freschard – “Cheese and Crackers”
Tim Hardin – “Reason to Believe”
Voxtrot – “Trouble”
Scott Walker – “The Old Man’s Back Again (Dedicated to the Neo-Stalinist Regime)”
R.E.M. – “Talk About the Passion”
The Magnetic Fields – “100,000 Fireflies”
Yo La Tengo – “Periodically Triple Or Double”
Love – “You’ll Be Following”
Making Marks – “Forgive and Forget”
Help Stamp Out Loneliness – “Ghost With a Hammer In His Hand”
The Lucksmiths – “Sunlight In a Jar”
The New Pornographers – “All the Things That Go to Make Heaven and Earth”

Mary Lou Lord – “Some Jingle Jangle Morning (When I’m Straight)”
Seabirds – “Real Tears”
Art Brut – “Emily Kane”
Sweet Baboo – “C’mon Let’s Mosh!”
Vivian Girls – “Tell the World”
Dum Dum Girls – “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”
Dolly Mixture – “Dream Come True”
The June Brides – “Sunday to Saturday”
The Lovely Eggs – “Watermelons”
The Damned – “Neat Neat Neat”
Betty and the Werewolves – “Euston Station”

Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures – “Orange Juice”
Rotifer – “I Just Couldn’t Eat As Much (As I’d Like to Throw Up)”
The Byrds – “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘N’ Roll Star”
Talulah Gosh – “Escalator Over the Hill”
The Vaselines – “The Day I Was a Horse”
Ballboy – “Where Do the Nights of Sleep Go to When They Do Not Come to Me”


We’ll be DJing at the Withered Hand gig on Friday 10th January at The Lexington as part of the Fortuna POP! Winter Sprinter. Support comes from The Spook School and Cocoanut Groove.

The Sprinter kicks off on Tuesday 7th January with Let’s Wrestle, Evans the Death and Mega Emotion. On Wednesday 8th January there’s Herman Dune, Mammoth Penguins and Simon Love & The Plastic Yeh-Yeh Band. Then on Thursday 9th January there’s Joanna Gruesome, September Girls and Flowers.

Four nights, twelve bands and DJs, the perfect antidote to the post-Christmas blues with the creme de la creme of the Fortuna POP! roster in a show with everything but Darren Hayman. Tickets can be bought for each night or as a season ticket.


A brilliant show by Allo Darlin’ at Ginglik last night to kick off their Compass Shows.

You can catch them on the rest of their mini-London tour at The Half Moon on Thursday 20th June, St Pancras Old Church on Thursday 27th June and finally The Vortex on Wednesday 3rd July.

These are the records that we played at the gig.

Lambchop – “Something’s Going On”
Edwyn Collins – “Dilemma”
Sweet Baboo – “If I Died…”
T.O.Y.S – “Closer”
The Amazing – “Gentle Stream”
The Wave Pictures – “I’ll Come Back When I Come Back”
Daniel Johnston – “Fake Records of Rock and Roll”
A Little Orchestra – “Josefina (Ft. Model Village)”
John Cale – “Hanky Panky Nohow”
Eagleowl – “Woodpigeon vs. Eagleowl”
Just Handshakes – “Say It”
The Scaremongers – “If You Ever Leave Me”
Half Man Half Biscuit – “Bottleneck at Capel Curig”
Martha – “1978, Smiling Politely”
Savages – “She Will”
The Fall – “The Theme From Sparta F.C.”

Kid Canaveral – “Who Would Want to Be Loved?”
Club 8 – “Stop Taking My Time”
Baxendale – “Music For Girls”
Jens Lekman – “People Who Hate People”
The Brunettes – “Brunettes Against Bubblegum Youth”
Camera Obscura – “Troublemaker”
Jonathan Richman – “I Was Dancing at the Lesbian Bar”
The Pastels – “Come to the Dance”
Johnny Boy – “You Are the Generation That Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve”
The New Pornographers – “Use It”
Talulah Gosh – “Talulah Gosh”
The Understudies – “Erika K”

The Ballet – “Turn You”
Veronica Falls – “Waiting For Something to Happen”
Crystal Stilts – “Prismatic Room”