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”


We’ll be DJing at the first of Allo Darlin’s Compass Shows on Wednesday 12th June at Ginglik in West London.

Doors open at 7:30pm and support comes from the excellent Flowers who are DJing at the club next month. The gig is sold out but you may get lucky with some returns on the door. Here’s what Elizabeth Morris had to say about the gigs –

“We’re recording our new album in London in the summer, and we had the idea that it would be great to road-test the new songs before we put them to tape.

We haven’t played any small shows in London for a long time, and we’re aware that sometimes the best venues are the smallest ones. We’ve always felt that we play our best at these kinds of shows, and it doesn’t seem fair that our London audience misses out on them.

So we decided to do a show in every corner of this fair city of ours, in four venues that we have never played before. It’s a London Compass, if you will. An ancient church, a jazz venue, a converted Victorian WC and, of course, the classic, a back room of a pub.

We will be playing a lot of new songs, but of course there will be room for old favourites.

With some amazing support acts, we hope you can find time in your summer to join us.”



We had a great time at the Odd Box Records Weekender yesterday as The Black Tambourines closed the third annual edition at Dalston Victoria. We were blown away by Joanna Gruesome, we’re expecting huge things from them in the future.

You can see what we played at the gig below.

The Spook School – “Here We Go”
Stars in Coma – “Peacebloom”
Opossom – “Blue Meanies”
Cosines – “Hey Sailor Boy!”
Comet Gain – “These Are the Dreams of the Working Girl”
Freschard – “Up Shit Creek”
Billie Vision and the Dancers – “Summercat”
[ingenting] – “Syster Dyster”
The Sheets – “Candyman”

Joanna Gruesome – “Do You Really Wanna Know Why Yr Still In Love With Me?”
The Humms – “Are You Dead?”
Wake the President – “Miss Tierney”
Shout Out Louds – “Please Please Please”
Kicker – “Since You Left”
The Feelies – “Let Go”

The Ballet – “Turn You”
The Tuts – “Tut Tut Tut”
KEEL HER – “Riot Grrrl”
Women – “Cameras”
Velocette – “Spoiled Children”
Friends – “I’m His Girl”
The Just Joans – “Stuart’s Got a Dirty Book”

The Fischers – “Down the Days”
Gold-Bears – “All Those Years”
The Wolfhounds – “Anti Midas Touch”
Tullycraft – “Lost In Light Rotation”
Laugh – “Paul McCartney”
Free Loan Investments – “Kick His Balls Out”
Amida – “You’ve Changed, Baby Girl”
Friends – “You’ll Never See That Summertime Again”

The Pastels – “Check My Heart Out”
Jeff Mellin – “Smile Like a Lemon Peel, Kiss Like a Paper Cut”
Love Is All – “Wishing Well”
Eux Autres – “When I’m Up”
Golden Grrrls – “Beaches”
Close Lobsters – “Loopholes”


We’ll be DJing at the third annual Odd Box Records Weekender on Sunday 6th May. The Black Tambourines headline with support from Joanna Gruesome, The Felt Tips, Flowers plus many more at Dalston Victoria

The Weekender kicks off on Friday 4th May at Power Lunches in Dalston with Fever Dream headlining. On Saturday 5th May the excellent Tigercats top the bill plus a few newer bands to look out for in Without Feathers, Martha and Haiku Salut at The Others in Stoke Newington.

The full line-ups can be found on the Facebook event and tickets are available to buy via WeGotTickets.