A fantastic gig as always last night at the Fortuna POP! Winter Sprinter.

Flowers premiered a number of songs from their upcoming second album whilst you can see Tigercats and Chorusgirl out on tour very soon.

Here’s what we played at the gig.

The Clash – If Music Could Talk
John Cale – Graham Greene
Brian Eno – Backwater
FFS – Call Girl
Belle and Sebastian – Play For Today
Talking Heads – (Nothing But) Flowers
Euros Childs – Machine
Sweet Baboo – Tonight You Are a Tiger
The Jam – Just Who Is the 5 O’Clock Hero?
Rotifer – I Just Couldn’t Eat As Much (As I’d Like to Throw Up)

Alvvays – Next of Kin
Best Coast – Feeling Ok
Kid Wave – Honey
Echo & The Bunnymen – Never Stop
The Cure – Grinding Halt

Gruff Rhys – American Exterior
Gruff Rhys – American Interior
Jens Lekman – Maple Leaves (EP Version)
Paul Simon – The Obvious Child
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – Egyptian Reggae
The Beatles – I’ve Just Seen a Face
Bob Dylan – Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again

The Go-Betweens – Lee Remick
Wire – Mannequin
Stereolab – Jenny Ondioline
The Velvet Underground – I Can’t Stand It


Being There were fantastic at Birthdays last night and it was nice to be asked to DJ in-between the bands. We can’t wait to see what the band do next.

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

Emma Kupa – “Punch a Door Through”
Papernut Cambridge – “What She Said What She Said”
Flowers – “Forget the Fall”
PINS – “Too Little Too Late”
Evans the Death – “Sledgehammer”
The Tuts – “Do I Have to Look For Love?”
Tuff Love – “Slammer”

Ralegh Long – “Islands”
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Kelly”
Modest Mouse – “Lampshades on Fire”
Belle and Sebastian – “The Party Line”
The New Pornographers – “Dancehall Domine”

Courtney Barnett – “Pedestrian at Best”
Best Coast – “Heaven Sent”
Wild Balbina – “Stay Alive”
Colleen Green – “Pay Attention”

Joanna Gruesome – “Last Year”
Alvvays – “Adult Diversion”
Chorusgirl – “No Moon”
Baxter Dury – “Whispered”
Black Yaya – “Under Your Skin”


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”


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”


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”


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 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”


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

Here’s what we played at the show.

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”