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”


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’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 guest DJing at the excellent club night On The Beach on Friday 16th April at the Buffalo Bar!

It’s free entry before 10pm, £3 after with a flyer or £4 without. There’s more information about the night at the Facebook event.

UPDATE. Here’s what we played –

Summer Cats – Super
Pants Yell! – Someone Loves You
Black Tambourine – For Ex-Lovers Only
Bauhaus – Dive
Les Savy Fav – The Year Before the Year 2000
Vivian Girls – When I’m Gone
Dolly Mixture – Dream Come True
Young Marble Giants – Wurlitzer Jukebox
Razorcuts – Big Pink Cake
The Field Mice – September’s Not So Far Away
Dum Dum Girls – Jail La La

Iggy Pop – Nightclubbing
Wire – The 15th
The Raincoats – Fairytale in the Supermarket
Delta 5 – Make Up
The Shop Assistants – Home Again
Crystal Stilts – Love Is a Wave
Pere Ubu – Non-Alignment Pact
The June Brides – The Instrumental
Felt – Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow
Betty and the Werewolves – David Cassidy
Camper Van Beethoven – Take the Skinheads Bowling
Manic Street Preachers – Die In the Summertime

The Clash – The Magnificent Seven
Joy Division – Isolation
The Fall – No Bulbs
Gang of Four – I Love a Man in a Uniform
Public Image Ltd. – Public Image
Buzzcocks – I Don’t Mind

Weezer – Buddy Holly
Art Brut – Formed a Band
The Smiths – William, It Was Really Nothing
Belle and Sebastian – Le Pastie de la Bourgeoisie
Blur – Jubilee
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – This Love Is Fucking Right!
Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland, 1945
Pixies – Nimrod’s Son
The Beatles – Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

The Magnetic Fields – The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side
Allo Darlin’ – Dreaming
Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out of This Country
Hefner – Christian Girls
David Bowie – Suffragette City
Voxtrot – The Start of Something
Kate Bush – Hounds of Love
The Long Blondes – Once and Never Again
Pulp – Pink Glove

The next On The Beach is on Friday 18th June at the Buffalo Bar.