Posts Tagged 'Cambridge'

Skimmer @ The Portland Arms Cambridge 04.07.09

Skimmer @ The Portland Arms Cambridge 04.07.09

Skimmer (photo above from lord only knows when, I shamelessly nicked it from their myspace) are without a doubt in my top ten UK punk bands of all time.  They’ve been going since the dawn of time, effortlessly pumping out pop-punk hit after hit so it was an honour and very much a pleasure to play with them in Cambridge last year. I found this recording along with the Helen Chambers one recently and Kev was kind enough to allow me to put it up here so enjoy!  The band have a brand new album out so visit their myspace and order away, I believe you can also order it via itunes but get in touch with them instead I reckon to pass over some well earned cash to them.  Honestly they are one of the most underrated bands we have here in the UK, if you’re into proper pop-punk ala The Ramones, early Green Day (i.e. squeeky but intelligent well polished awesomeness) then download this now.

Set List:

SMITTEN

MORE SONGS ABOUT GIRLS AND BEER

LAST TO KNOW

HERE COME THE NEW THINGS

TAKE ME DANCING

RISE AND FALL

DANNY DEVITO

YOU STOLE MY HEART AT THE LOCAL ELECTION

ONE CHOPS

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Helen Chambers @ The Portland Arms Cambridge 04.07.09

Helen Chambers – Portland Arms Cambridge 4th July 2009

On the 4th July 2009, DS put on without a doubt the best two days of music I have ever played or attended.  Over the course of two days a whole range of awesome bands played at the Portland Arms in Cambridge; including Logic Problems, That Fucking Tank, The Shitty Limits, Skimmer, Southport and the rather fabulous  Helen Chambers.  Helen plays acoustic folk music but tends to show up at punk gigs rather than folk ones and as can be heard here is very welcome at them!  You can pick up a copy of Helen’s CD ‘An Afternoon in Eastbourne’ from her myspace so get in touch as they’re very cheap and rather good.

Set List:

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

REAPED AND SOWN

STEVEN PATRICK

ONE PLUS ONE

SO AWAKE (Tuesday Cover)

CRAWLING AWAY

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