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Clean Shirts – Leeds – 20.09.12

Clean Shirts, Wharf Chambers, Leeds, 20.09.12

Get Human were very kindly asked to play at Wharf Chambers last week with Dry Heaves, Eagulls, Kids Insane and an awesome new band from Harrogate Clean Shirts. I don’t know much about them except this was only their second ever gig and they ripped it up. Here’s a video of one of their songs and if I find a link to more about them I’ll post it right up.

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Some Sort of Threat – You Can Call Me Al

Thanks to everyone who came to the gig at Dock Street Market last night, it was a bit odd at times with talking levels but most people seemed to be into it (as seen by the great amount of donations people gave!) and all the acts were really awesome and are welcome back anytime at all (in fact Rory is back at this gig that Hello Bastards are putting on rather soon).  Dock St were awesome to work with and were helpful all night (and provided some rather amazing food) so massive cheers to them and I hope to be doing something again with them soon.

Other massive thanks go to the cool dude who came on and ended the night with a perfect Kinks cover and to The Mannions (TM) who rescued my shoe box full of 7″‘s that I left behind the bar (Toto, Kenickie and more – oof!).

Here’s a video of Rory Matthews (aka Some Sort of Threat) and Olive Anne doing a rather nice cover of a rather nice song.

Brighton Hydrant – 26.02.2012

My new band went on a little weekend jaunt last week with our pals in Matadors.  It was good fun taking in four gigs in 48 hours heading to Boston, Brixton, Dorking and Brighton before dashing back up the motorway for bed-time in Leeds and work on Monday morning.  Great times were had all round (but I won’t bore you with the in-jokes of a poorly written tour diary).

In Brighton I decided to try out the video camera on my new phone and it turns out that it’s pretty shit hot (all I need now is a decent Digital Voice Recorder and the blog can return to it’s full glory!).  So here’s some videos from that gig which the rather marvelous Dan Bowden put on for us on a gloriously hot February Sunday.

Emergency Bitter opened the gig and these soft skinheads from Fulham have really upped their game.  They remind me of Cock Sparrer if Ian Dury was fronting them (they were crying out to do a cover of “Working” – make it happen lads!).  So here’s a video of their unofficial anthem ‘Sold My Soul’.  You can find out more about them here and pick up their great EP.

Caution Horses from Brighton/London were up next.  These lot have been around for about six years now and never fail to dissapoint.  Veering somewhere between Mclusky, The Pixies and Shellac, they describe themselves as “To clever for the punks and too loud for the indie kids” and I’d say that was a fair assessment!  Also check out bassist Doog’s bandcamp page where you can listen to and download album’s by his other bands which are definately worth a punt.  They’re off on a tour round the former USSR so throw them some money!

Then before the headliners The Social Club (who I was too busy dancing to to get any videos) Leed’s finest exponents of angular rock and roll Matadors were up.  I’ve raved about them before but just check out these two videos to make up your own mind.  If you’re into bands like Murder City Devils, the Hot Snakes, Sultans et al then damn well give these a listen.  You can stream/download their album here so make sure you do.

SPINES & Helen Chambers – OOSXI

SPINES & Helen Chambers – OOSXI

I went to Out of Spite 11 this weekend just gone – it was my first experience of this legendary Leeds festival and it met all expectations; I got to see the Car Bar (and evern Car Pub!), met up with a load of friends I haven’t seen for ages, meet some great new folk and see some incredible bands.  There were some cracking bands that I hadn’t seen before (JR and Coal Train especially) but I can honestly say I didn’t see a shit band all weekend, it was great to see the new Southport line up and Bangers, The Arteries and Protectors all played the best and most appreciated sets I’ve seen of them yet.  Pylon blew me away beyond all expectation and I’m just gutted I wasn’t able to record more of the weekend (damn you Duracell!).

I did get a video of Spines, which is Lloyd (Blocko/Southport/Ruin You!), Lee (Dauntless Elite/Joe 90/Homebrew) and Rob (sWord/Joe 90)’s new band, so take a look and see what you think.  Then below that is Helen Chambers playing ‘Sofa’ on the acoustic stage, finally starting to get the recognition that she deserves.  Enjoy!

Unfun (Canada) in Leeds 15th April 2011

Yes this gig is in the future, that is because I am putting it on rather than uploading a recording of it. Confused? You should be. Here’s a lovely poster that the lovely Dan Bowden did for me to advertise said gig…

Here’s the full gig blurb lifted straight from the facebook event (I only have so many words in me…)

The New Wave of Cut & Paste Presents

Unfun (Vancouver, Canada)
on Fast Crowd/ADD Records for fans of melodic pop punk ala OWTH, Get Bent, Dear Landlord but with a layer of grime as if LARD or Neurosis were covering The Dickies.
http://unfun.bandcamp.com/

Protectors
Leeds’ finest exponents of indie-rock ala Guided By Voices or Supergrass (or somewhere in between) ex Dugong/Pylon
http://protectorsband.com/

Pudge
Sheffield’s finest Crocodile God influenced punk rock outfit
www.myspace.com/pudgerockers

Calvinball
From all over the shop these booze addled pop-punkers return to lay waste
www.myspace.com/thisiscalvinball

Achtung Everybody!
Old enough to know better, old enough not to care, tightshortwearingtechpunkz

inewritingbikermicefromleeds
www.myspace.com/achtungeverybody!!FREE ENTRY!! 

And if that’s not enough to draw you in how about a FREE song by each band in one handy  mixtape download (mix courtesy of Benny from Achtung Everybody!)?  Well click here to get this beautiful little bundle of joy. The tracklisting is: Achtung Everybody (Infernal Affairs), Calvinball (Derek, What Are You Trying To Prove), Protectors (Honeymoon), Pudge (Chippy Tea), Unfun (Acid).
Tell your friends and bring them with.  How much free stuff can I offer??  If this gig goes well then more shall follow.

Achtung Everybody! @ Santiagos Leeds 14.01.2011

 

Achtung Everybody! are finally back in action after a bloody long hiatus and it’s good to see them return.  They did me the honour of playing at our pre-NYNS event at Santiagos and blew the face off most of us there (especially when Benny got down to his short shorts).  It was also the first time a representative from all bands on the Achtung/Southport/Serf Combat/Offshore Radio split 7″ had been in the same room so I guess it was the nearest we’ll come to a launch (over a year later!).  If you’re into technical fast punk then you could do a hell of a lot worse! So download their set here by right clicking and saving as or just click to stream.

Set List:

Infernal Affairs
Burn Your House Down A Peg Or Two
Dude We’re In Jail
Let’s Break The Paradigm
Then Fight! We Must!
The Dabrowski Brigade / Husker Don’t?
Shit Out Of Luck And This Is A Gambling Town
Broken Stars And Biomass
Identity Theft