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


We’ll be DJing at The Rosie Taylor Project album launch for Twin Beds on Tuesday 24th January.

It’s happening at The Lexington and some tickets will be available on the door for £6.

Support comes from the fantastically named Woman’s Hour and Owl + Mouse.


We’ll be DJing at David Tattersall’s gig at Brixton Windmill tonight. It’s the Christmas party for the folks at Stroke Your Beard so we’re sure it’ll be quite a night.

Support comes from Dan of Green Gables, Milkwood and the excellent Jack Hayter. We’ll be DJing with David and Franic from The Wave Pictures after the bands until the early hours so come and celebrate with us.

There are a few tickets left on WeGotTickets.


We’ll be taking Scared To Dance to Indietracks Festival on Friday 29th July!

We’re in the indoor stage after Suburban Kids With Biblical Names have finished. If there’s anything in particular you would like to hear, please post it on Facebook.

We’ll have copies of our Indietracks fanzine as well as our Spring fanzine on sale at the merch stall over the weekend.