Thursday, February 19, 2009

Speedmarket Avenue flyer


Just a quick post to show you this brilliant flyer that a fella by the name of Indiehorse has designed for our March popshow. You can see more of Mr. Horse's work on his website, the aptly-titled

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Poster for 1st March

Me again! I just wanted to show off the lovely poster, which François was kind enough to do for us. Isn't it lovely?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sunday 1st March - Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Animal Magic Tricks, Withered Hand, Men Diamler + more

Hello! I thought I'd post a rare blog entry with details of my first solo gig-organising venture, plus some lovely youtube videos to whet your appetite. This gig will still be under the Half My Heart Beats banner, but it's just little old me organising it this time. I've got four bands confirmed already, with one more still to be confirmed, so it's going to be quite a night. Look!

Francois & The Atlas Mountains:

Animal Magic Tricks:

Withered Hand:

Men Diamler

This will all take place in the usual venue: The Flying Duck. Doors will be open at 7.30pm and it should all be finished in plenty time for people to catch their preferred mode of public transport. It'll be £5 on the door. I'll post information on the final band, along with a flyer, when I get it.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Photos from HMHB 6 - Saturday 14th February









Playlist from HMHB 6 - Saturday 14th February

Huge thanks to everyone who came down to Half My Heart Beats last night. We had some technical trouble with malfunctioning CD players, but hopefully that didn't spoil your fun too much. Photos will be up shortly, and this is what we played:

Fabienne Delsol - Don't Throw Your Love Away
The Would-Be-Goods - Dilettante
Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walking
David Ivar and Herman Düne - Song For The Family
The Just Joans - Virgin Lips
The Loves - Boom-A-Bang-Bang-Bang
Bunnygrunt - Hometown Rockstar
Strawberry Whiplash - Who's In Your Dreams?
The Pastels - Speeding Motorcycle
Zipper - Hoy Estoy Muy Pop
Tullycraft - Bored To Hear Your Heart Still Breaks

The Postmarks - 7/11
Fireflies - We Heard The Fireworks
Cats On Fire - Horoscope
The Sounds Of Arrows - Danger!
White Night - William
The Lucksmiths - Danielle Steel
Shrag - New Favourites
Crystal Stilts - Crippled Croon
Minisnap - Leave It To You

Comet Gain - Stay With Me Til Morning
The Guild League - Shot In The Arm
Go Sailor - Fine Day For Sailing
The Darling Buds - Uptight
Talulah Gosh - Talulah Gosh
Bis - Sweetshop Avengerz
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - Funeral Face
The Ballet - In My Head
Connie Francis - Lipstick On Your Collar

Another Sunny Day - Anorak City
The Wedding Present - Brassneck
McCarthy - Write To Your MP Today
Butcher Boy - Carve A Pattern
The Field Mice - If You Need Someone
Orange Juice - Poor Old Soul (Part One)
The Concretes - Seems Fine
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Morrissey - No One Can Hold A Candle To You

The 5th Dimension - The Age of Aquarius (Let The Sunshine In)
Speedmarket Avenue - He's A Rebel
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
Liechtenstein - Stalking Skills
Tiger Trap - My Broken Heart
Super Furry Animals - Herman Loves Pauline
Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
The Magnetic Fields - Desert Island

The Aislers Set - Hit the Snow
The Lucksmiths - T-Shirt Weather
The Chills - Heavenly Pop Hit
The Go-Betweens - Love Goes On!
Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing!
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction
Slow Club - Summer Shakedown
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

Heavenly - C Is The Heavenly Option
Sweet Things - I'm In A World of Trouble
Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind
Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill
Kenickie - In Your Car
Pulp - Babies
Jens Lekman - Black Cab
Girls Aloud - The Promise

Voxtrot - The Start of Something
Ballboy - The Art Of Kissing
The Crystals - He's A Rebel
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
Irma Thomas - Break-a-Way
The Four Pennies - When The Boy's Happy (The Girl's Happy Too)
Felt - Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow

The Velvelettes - Needle In A Haystack
The Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace

Friday, February 13, 2009

Half My Heart Beats 6 tomorrow night


Just a quick reminder that the next Half My Heart Beats is tomorrow night, Saturday 14th, at The Flying Duck. All the usual indiepop and girl group sounds from 11pm 'til 3am. Hope you can make it down!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Why I love Glasgow...

Mat Riviere
Mat Riviere

What a month to be in Glasgow! There's loads of exciting stuff happening in February, so I thought a quick round-up was in order. I'm just back from seeing the lovely Jam On Bread and Mat Riviere at Tchai Ovna - you might remember we put on Mat as part of our first gig just before Christmas, and he plays in the backing band for The Middle Ones. Mr. Jam On Bread even did a song about The Middle Ones and how they were his favourite band of all time. It was great.

On Saturday 14th, another band that played our first gig (The Just Joans) are having an EP launch at Hydland Bowling Club. They're bringing out a new 3" CD on the WeePOP! label and having a little launch party, along with Butcher Boy and The Bobby McGees. So I don't need to tell you how ace that's going to be. I think it's invite-only but I have no idea how one goes about getting an invite, so best to head over to the band's myspace page and see if you can find anything out from there.

Perhaps most importantly of all (ahem), our next Half My Heart Beats club night is on Saturday 14th, straight after The Just Joans's party. As usual, we're at The Flying Duck on Renfield Street and will be playing indiepop and girl groups from 11pm 'til late.

The following Saturday (21st Feb), you've got the choice of Butcher Boy at Queens Park Bowling Club (with me, John (NPL) and Keith (Spifire) DJing after) or Crystal Stilts at The Captain's Rest. If you can't choose, Crystal Stilts are playing in Edinburgh the following night.

On Friday 27th, HMHB regular Brogues is putting on what is sure to be a brilliant popshow at Stereo - Liechtenstein, Peter Parker and The Sexual Objects. If that doesn't float your boat, Fanfarlo will be making an appearance at The Captain's Rest the same night.

I've probably missed a few things, but that's enough to be going along with. Check back for more posts in the runup to the club on Saturday, and if you've got any requests we'd love to hear them!