Monday, October 27, 2008

More popshow goodness

Just a quick update to let y'all know of a few more bits and pieces that have come together over the past week or so.

Firstly, we've added another act to the bill for our December popshow extravaganza: Mat Riviere plays percussion for the Middle Ones, and is going to be doing a support set all of his own.We're also utterly delighted to announce that Kid Canaveral are going to be playing as part of our November night on the 15th. We're still getting everything organised for the next night, including sorting out another band to play, but we'll let you know more details nearer the time. Hope you can all make it down!

Monday, October 20, 2008


We're in a five-week lull between club nights, so I thought I'd let you know about the next of our little ventures. Namely, Lynsey and I are going to be organising our very first popshow (or gig, if you must) in Glasgow, and we're very excited about it.
Top of the bill is going to be The Just Joans, in what will be the last show of a stellar year for them following their two outstanding releases on the WeePOP! label. Possibly even more exciting than that is that we'll have two bands joining us on the last date of their mini UK tour, and those bands are none other than The Middle Ones from Norwich and The Mountain Parade from Oxford. Anyone lucky enough to see The Middle Ones at this summer's Indietracks festival will attest to what an adorable band they are live, and if the video clips I've seen of their friends The Mountain Parade is anything to go by, they're going to be right up there in the warm glow stakes*.
The popshow kicks off around 8pm on Thursday 18th December at The Twisted Wheel on Queen Street, Glasgow. We'll have more information nearer the time, but for now you can head over to the event page and let us know you're coming or leave us a comment.

* Incidentally, I preferred the Warm Glow Stakes's early stuff...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Photos from HMHB 2 - Saturday 11th October

I didn't really get any good photos from last night, but I thought I better throw up what I got.

The JJs and Ste

The JJs and Stew


Blue steel

Playlist from HMHB 2 - Saturday 11th October

A huge thanks to those of you who made it down for the club last night. We learnt a lot from last night, and next month we'll try to structure the playlist so that you can have a dance a bit earlier in the night, but here's what we played this time.

Sodastream - Warm July
The Clientele - Saturday
Rozi Plain - Barbs & Velcro
Trembling Blue Stars - Sometimes I Still Feel The Bruise
Hari and Aino - Your Heartache and Mine
The Motifs - Envelopes
The Smittens - Sapphire
Math and Physics Club - April Showers
Pipas - Mental

Fireflies - I Was A Brontosaurus
Pants Yell! - Bi-Coastal Serenade
Wild Carnation - The Lights Are On (But No-one's Home)
The Garlands - You Never Notice Me
The Felt Tips - Treat Me Gently
A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Laughter (Victims)
The April Skies - Three Minute Singles
A Smile And A Ribbon - My Bunny's Back
Bubblegum Lemonade - Just Like You
The Carrots - The Best Part of Breaking Up

The Sea Urchins - Pristine Christine
King Creosote - King Bubbles In The Sand
Your Heart Breaks - Start By Walking
Acid House Kings - Do What You Wanna Do
All Girl Summer Fun Band - Later Operator
Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun
The Ballet - The Face of Everything
Red Pony Clock - Don't Forget Who Your Friends Are
Slow Club - Me and You
Cars Can Be Blue - I Like You
Herman Dune - This Will Never Happen
The Diskettes - 12345

McCarthy - Kill Kill Kill Kill
Boyracer - They're Making Money Off Of You
Slow Down Tallahassee - Don't Cry Baby
Another Sunny Day - I'm In Love With A Girl Who Doesn't Know I Exist
The Just Joans - Hey Boy... You're Oh So Sensitive
The Besties - Prison Song
Trembling Blue Stars - November Starlings
Phoenix - Too Young
Milky Wimpshake - Blowout at 80 Miles Per Hour
Je Suis Animal - The Mystery of Marie Roget
Talulah Gosh - Steaming Train
The Chills - Heavenly Pop Hit

Yo La Tengo - I Should Have Known Better
Colin Clary and the Magogs - The Shape of This Town
Withered Hand - New Dawn
Neutral Milk Hotel - Holland, 1945
Guided By Voices - Glad Girls
Velocity Girl - Sorry Again
Teenage Fanclub - Sparky's Dream
The Hidden Cameras - Breathe On It
Belle & Sebastian - String Bean Jean
The Essex Green - This Isn't Farm Life
Irene - Baby I Love Your Way

Black Tambourine - Throw Aggi Off The Bridge
Cats On Fire - Draw In The Reins
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - This Love Is Fucking Right!
Beat Happening - Cat Walk
The Smiths - These Things Take Time
The Lucksmiths - Sunlight In A Jar
Camera Obscura - San Francisco Song
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - Rent A Wreck

Tullycraft - The Punks Are Writing Love Songs
Jens Lekman - The Opposite of Hallelujah
Blondie - Sunday Girl
The Angels - I Adore Him
The Aislers Set - The Way To Market Station
The Shop Assistants - Safety Net
The Ramones - Rockaway Beach
Helen Love - Does Your Heart Go Boom?
The Housemartins - We're Not Deep
Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country
Nolan Chance - Just Like The Weather
The Pastels - Nothing To Be Done

Dexys Midnight Runners - Burn It Down
Felt - Crystal Ball
Voxtrot - Raised By Wolves
Irene - Stardust
Jens Lekman - Black Cab
Mint Royale - Don't Falter
Belle & Sebastian - I Could Be Dreaming
The Go-Betweens - Love Goes On!

Friday, October 10, 2008

HMHB 2 tomorrow!

Okay, so my promise of updates during the week didn't really materialise. All you need to know is that the second Half My Heart Beats is tomorrow at The Flying Duck, from 11pm onwards. I for one am really, really looking forward to it.
Don't forget the first 30 people through the door get a free Cloudberry compilation CD, which is well worth having. Hope you can make it down!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Flyers! Lots of them!

Flyer pile

The runup to our next night has well and truly started with the delivery of these babies... we've got another box full in addition to what you see there too. If you're going to be in Glasgow over the next week, keep an eye out for these little beauties.
Our thanks again go to David Zacharis of The Smittens for making such a great design for us, and to The Flying Duck for printing them!
Also, keep checking the blog throughout the week; we'll keep you right up to date with everything that's happening in advance of the night itself. Remember, Saturday 11th October at The Flying Duck, 11pm start!