Posts Tagged 'Caves'

Ten Songs Podcast

Ten Songs Podcast is Phil Chokeword (Facial Disobedience Zine, Last Hours Zine, Pilger, Gordon Gano’s Army) internet baby, a lovingly created monthly podcast featuring Phil’s favourite ten songs from the month.  Usually punk and hardcore related there’s also the odd folk or garage anthem on there too and recently Phil has had some band’s record sets for the show and has also had some guest presenter’s in.  I feel privileged to have been invited by Phil to contribute to this latest podcast (which also turns out to be one of the last for a while as Phil heads off to Australia – bit of a world away from Southampton!).  It was hard choosing which songs from the blog to put on the podcast but a mixture of sound quality and awesomeness helped.  So here’s the track listing for podcast number 20.  Download it, enjoy, then work your way through the other equally fantastic episodes.

1. Thee Oh Sees – Castiatic Tackle (From the Warm Slime CD on In The Red Records)
2. Crimpshrine –Summertime (From the Duct Tape Soup CD on Lookout Records)
3. Nightbirds – Prognosis: Negative (From the S/T 7 inch on Grave Mistake Records and Dirtnap Records)
4. Automatic – Crossing Kill Creek (From the Crossing Kill Creek CD on Indecision Records)
5. Discount – Clap and Cough (From the Half Fiction CD on Kat Records)
6. Exploding Hearts – Rumours In Town (From the Guitar Romantic CD on Dirtnap Records)
7. Chillerton – True Dudes (From the Hollow Lane 7inch on Kiss of Death Records)
8. Bastad! Rats! – All We Need (From the Rough Nuts & Soft Nuts CD, downloaded from the Kill Your Own website)
9. The Shaking Hands – You Should Really Get That Looked At (From the S/T CD on ADD Records and Kiss of Death Records)

Guest set – Toby from A Load Of Stuff That Happened blog
10. Never Again – Same Old Story (live at the Albert Brighton)
11. The Magnificent – Six Beers (live at the Windmill Brixton)
12. Apologies I Have None – Sat in Vicky Park (live at the Cowley Club Brighton)
13. Caves – Torn it Down (live at the Hope Brighton)

14. Monikers – Too Much (From the split 7 inch with The Delay on Kiss of Death Records)

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Caves @ The Hope Brighton 24.07.10

Caves @ The Hope Brighton 24.07.10

Caves (gig picture coming soon!) were on tour with Good Luck when they reached the sunny shores of Brighton.  I’d heard a lot of good things about them but hadn’t yet heard either their 7″ on Specialist Subject Records or their split 10″ (with Calvinball, Pure Graft and Big City Plan) on Records or it Didn’t Happen.  What I did know was that the trio were fronted by Lou from Flamingo 50 a phenomenal power-pop-punk band from Liverpool who I never caught live so I was very interested to see if Caves shared any of the same influences.  After seeing them live I am rather happy to say that they are without a doubt (and yes I know I say this a lot..!) one of the best UK punk bands I have seen for quite some time; though definately coming from a similar place as Flamingo 50 (with Lou at the helm with her fantastic voice and guitar playing there were always going to be comparisons) the band steer clear of just being F50 part 2 by going down a more introspective route with a more Superchunk, Lemonheads vibe which is never ever a bad thing.

Check out this video of them playing Homeward Bound and Torn it Down from the gig, then download their set, fall in love with it then go buy both their records.

Set List:

Sick and Tired
Fell Apart
200 Miles
Homeward Bound
Torn It Down
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Good Luck @ The Hope Brighton 24.07.10

Good Luck @ The Hope Brighton 24.07.10

Good Luck are a pretty special band, I listened to their album Into Lake Griffy throughout my honeymoon as we travelled across Canada and America and it really is a great ‘concept’ album (in the loosest sense) to capture life, releationships and travelling – good times.  The band (featuring members past and present of some incredible bands such as One Reason, Darkness on The Edge of Town and Mr. Twee Talent Awesomeness himself – Matty Pop Chart).  Whilst there’s undeniably a whole lot of twee and pop to this band (ala Kimya Dawson perhaps?) there’s also a whole load of depth, talent and impressive lyrical depth; they manage to be a ‘musician’s band’ in that they are technically adapt but not noodling for the sake of it, they’re all about the songs and as their cover of Prince’s ‘When You Were Mine’ show they can throw in some humour as well.  They’re on tour around the UK now so do not miss them.  You can buy their album on CD directly from them or the vinyl from No Idea Records.  The band also have a new EP out which you can get from them at gigs or via a pay what you like download at their bandcamp page.  This set was from the second date of their UK tour and was at The Hope in Brighton.  The Hope is a pretty cool venue but I’ve always had problems dealing with them as a promoter as their sound limiter can be a real pisser as can really interrupt sets when bands are being told to turn down.  It wasn’t too big of an issue at this gig though and Jay put on a really great gig and everyone seemed to be really into all of it.  The other bands (Sauna Youth, Break The Habit and Caves) were all great too.  Well enough from me, enjoy the set!  Oh also my batteries (well my recorder’s batteries, I’m not a robot…or am I?!) ran out mid set so there is a song missing as I was trying to find spares, see if you can spot the seamless (!) editing.

Set List:

Come Home

Pajammin

Novel Figure

Stars Were Exploding

How To Live Here

Sleep With No Bad Dreams

When You Were Mine (Prince cover)

Public Radio

Man on Fire

Right click and download from here