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.


The Bull and Gate is sadly closing down so our friends at Fortuna POP! are putting on a show. The Understudies, Cosines, Fireworks and The Listening Party are playing on Tuesday 30th Aprl and we’ll be DJing at the gig.

The Understudies top the bill and they’ve been on magnificent form at the recent gigs we’ve seen them play. You really don’t want to miss them.

We’ve got a £3 cheaplist for the gig so if you’d like to get in for this discounted price all you need to do is email us and we’ll do the rest. Doors open at 7:30pm and further details can be found on the Facebook event.


It was an emotional farewell to Shrag last night at The Lexington. How about that goodbye message from Marc Riley at the end followed by “Rabbit Kids”? They will be sorely missed.

Here’s what we played at the show. The majority of the following songs were chosen by members of the band.

Manic Street Preachers – “Yes”
Tigercats – “Konny Huck”
Flowers – “When You Lie”
The Raincoats – “Fairytale in the Supermarket”
Best Coast – “When I’m With You”
The B-52’s – “Rock Lobster”
Allo Darlin’ – “Still Young”
David Bowie – “Breaking Glass”
XTC – “This Is Pop”
Magazine – “Shot By Both Sides”

Crystal Stilts – “Shake the Shackles”
Standard Fare – “Love Just Doesn’t Stop”
Pulp – “Pink Glove”
Wire – “Map Ref 41°N 93°W”
The Slits – “Typical Girls”

The Lovely Eggs – “Don’t Look at Me (I Don’t Like It)”
Evans the Death – “Telling Lies”
The Cribs – “Hey Scenesters!”
Art Brut – “Formed a Band”
The Fall – “C.R.E.E.P.”
The Vaselines – “You Think You’re a Man”
Stereolab – “French Disko”
Tom Tom Club – “Under the Boardwalk”


We’ll be DJing at the last ever Shrag gig on Friday 15th March at The Lexington. They leave behind 3 albums and 13 singles over a 10 year career.

Support comes from Fortuna POP! label mates Comet Gain and opening will be Chips For the Poor. The gig is sold out but there may be a few returns on the door.

The band will be giving away free copies of their final fantastic single “On the Spines of Old Cathedrals” at the show and doors open at 7:30pm.

Helen King has given one final interview with The Music Fix where she talks about her and the other group members future plans.



The Orchids closed London Popfest at The Lexington last night and we were delighted to play records in-between the bands.

You can see what we played at the gig below.

Darren Hayman & the Long Parliament – “Henrietta Maria”
Voxtrot – “Trouble”
The Shins – “Simple Song”
The Postal Service – “Such Great Heights”
The Radio Dept. – “This Time Around”
The Wake – “Pale Spectre”
The Field Mice – “September’s Not So Far Away”

The Understudies – “Everyone Deserves At Least One Summer of Love”
Withered Hand – “Heart Heart”
This Many Boyfriends – “Young Lovers Go Pop!”
Comet Gain – “An Arcade From the Warm Rain That Falls”
Standard Fare – “Crystal Palatial”

Veronica Falls – “Teenage”
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names – “Noodles”
Acid House Kings – “Would You Say Stop?”
Northern Portrait – “I Give You Two Seconds to Entertain Me”
Heavenly – “C Is the Heavenly Option”

The Vaselines – “Oliver Twisted”
McCarthy – “Keep An Open Mind or Else”
Dolly Mixture – “How Come You’re Such a Hit With the Boys, Jane”
The Shop Assistants – “All Day Long”
Cars Can Be Blue – “Do You Remember?”
The Primitives – “Spacehead”
The June Brides – “The Instrumental”

Camera Obscura – “Number One Son”
Edwyn Collins – “What Is My Role?”
Kid Canaveral – “Good Morning”
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions – “Four Flights Up”
Butcher Boy – “A Better Ghost”


We’ll be DJing at The Orchids gig at The Lexington on Sunday 3rd March as part of London Popfest.

We had the pleasure of DJing at Popfest in 2011 so it’ll be nice to provide some background music on this occasion.

Opening are Hong Kong In The 60s alongside Flowers and Cocoanut Groove. There are a handful of tickets left at WeGotTickets and there will be a few returns on the  door.


We’ve had the pleasure of DJing the Allo Darlin’ gig at the Winter Sprinter last night. As ever it was a fine way to kick off the year at The Lexington.

Dave Tattersall from The Wave Pictures played a fantastic DJ set downstairs until 2am. We have sore heads this morning.

These are the records we played at the show.

Acid House Kings – “This Heart Is a Stone”
Dexys Midnight Runners – “This Is What She’s Like”
The Just Joans – “I Won’t Survive”
Being There – “To Allen Ginsberg”
Standard Fare – “The Look of Lust”
Taken By Trees – “Dreams”

The Pooh Sticks – “Indiepop Ain’t Noise Pollution”
Black Tambourine – “We Can’t Be Friends”
The Middle East – “Jesus Came to My Birthday Party”
Tralala – “Never Understand”
The Go-Betweens – “Right Here”
Tigercats – “Konny Huck”
Benjamin Schoos ft. Laetitia Sadier – “Je ne vois que vous”
Eux Autres – “You’re Alright”

Help Stamp Out Loneliness – “The Ghost With a Hammer in His Hand”
The Specific Heats – “Take the Wheel”
Jens Lekman – “Become Someone Else’s”
Wild Nothing – “Shadow”
Ballboy – “I Lost You But I Found Country Music”
Cats on Fire – “After the Fact”


We’ll be DJing at the third annual Fortuna POP! Winter Sprinter on Tuesday 8th January. Allo Darlin’ headline with support from Tender Trap and The Spook School.

The Sprinter continues on Wednesday 9th January with Herman DuneWithered Hand and Joanna Gruesome

On Thursday 10th January there’s Darren Hayman & The Long Parliament, Shrag and Haiku Salut then on the final night Comet Gain headline with Milky Wimpshake and Evans the Death.

DJing at Evans the Death Album Launch Tonight

I’ll be DJing at the Evans the Death album launch tonight! I had the pleasure of putting the band on last year so I’m delighted to have been asked to spin some records.

Tickets are a snip at just £2 on the door or you can get in for free on the gueslist by posting on the event wall.

If you can’t make it to the gig you can snap up their debut album from our friends at Fortuna Pop!

Setlist from The Rosie Taylor Project gig

Here’s my setlist from last nights Rosie Taylor Project album launch. The band were on top form, it’s always a delight to see them play in London.

You can buy their new album through Odd Box Records now –

Felt – Riding On the Equator
The Go-Betweens – Cattle and Cane
Emmy the Great – Sylvia
The Shins – Simple Song
The Horrors – Still Life
Primal Scream – May the Sun Shine Bright For You
Voxtrot – Berlin, Without Return
Baxter Dury – Claire
The History of Apple Pie – Mallory
Soda Shop – Longing
Being There – Tomorrow
Gold-Bears – All Those Years

David Bowie – Breaking Glass
Shrag – Forty Five 45s
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Say No to Love
Bye Bye Bicycle – Haby Bay
The Magnetic Fields – Andrew in Drag
Juniper Moon – El resto de mi vida

Morrissey – Lucky Lisp
Island Twins – Lying in State
Wire – Eardrum Buzz
Tiny Fireflies – Change
Red Shoe Diaries – Ice & Snow
Sea Lions – Grown Up
Shark Teeth – Alone By the Waltzers
Lockets – Camera Shy

The Hidden Cameras – Breathe on It
Jens Lekman – New Directions
Fever Dream – This Waste