Saturday, June 27, 2009

Half My Heart Beats moved to Saturday 15th August


Just a quick note to let you know that, for one month only, the August Half My Heart Beats night will move to the third Saturday of the month (that's Saturday 15th August).

Things will be back to normal come September, when we've got a beast of a popshow lined up. Hopefully we'll be able to tell you more about that soon.

Less than two weeks until The Lucksmiths arrive! Eeee!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Felt Tips writeup in The List

The Felt Tips

Just a quick post to let you know that The List has published a nice little preview of our next gig, with the focus on Glaswegian popsters The Felt Tips.

The band will be appearing alongside The Lucksmiths and The Second Hand Marching Band at Stereo in Glasgow on Thursday 9th July.

Tickets are available in advance from Wegottickets.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Photos from Half My Heart Beats 10

The Paraffins

Withered Hand

Withered Hand












Playlist from Half My Heart Beats 10

Casiotone for the Painfuly Alone - Blue Corolla
Life Without Buildings -Let's Get Out
Standard Fare - Dancing
All Girl Summer Fun Band - Ticking Timebomb
The April Skies - A Picnic In Heaven
The Cat's Miaow - Sleepyhead
Maple Leaves - Kirsty
Slow Down Tallahassee - Tricks
The Steinbecks - Apollo
The Zebras - Push Our Way To The Front
Crystal Stilts - Love Is A Wave
Vivian Girls - Such A Joke
The Lucksmiths - A Good Light

Math and Physics Club - Cold As Minnesota
Adam Green - Friends of Mine
Let's Whisper - When You Were Eating Ice Cream
Anne Marie - The Living Model
Free Loan Investments - Kick His Balls Out
The Felt Tips - The One Who Got Away
Bunnygrunt - Private Affair
Colin Clary and the Magogs - The Shape Of This Town
Zipper - Como Un Flash
Cars Can Be Blue - Do You Remember?
Stars In Coma - I Saw My Heart Passing By

Josef K - Crazy To Exist
The Aislers Set - Balloon Song
Beat Happening - In Between
McCarthy - Keep An Open Mind Or Else
The School - Let It Slip
Neutral Milk Hotel - Song Against Sex
The Raveonettes - Dead Sound
Zoey Van Goey - We Don't Have That Kind of Bread
Shop Assistants - The Train From Kansas City
The Wedding Present - Getting Nowhere Fast
Belle & Sebastian - Wrapped Up In Books
The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make?

Milky Wimpshake - Do What I Have To
Northern Portrait - A Quiet Night In Copenhagen
Oppenheimer - OK Let's Take This Outside
Tullycraft - The Neutron
The Delgados - Mr Blue Sky
The Ramones - Needles and Pins
The Magnetic Fields - Deep Sea Diving Suit
Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers - Astral Plane
The Flatmates - My Empty Head
Go Sailor - Blue Sky
Fats Domino - Let The Four Winds Blow

Felt - My Darkest Light Will Shine
Jens Lekman - The Opposite of Hallelujah
Camera Obscura - The Sweetest Thing
The Go-Betweens - Love Goes On!
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - This Love Is Fucking Right!
The Field Mice - Sensitive
The Magnetic Fields - A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off
Pulp - Something Changed
The Lucksmiths - Smokers In Love

The Pastels - Comin' Through
The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction
The Lucksmiths - Under The Rotunda
The Housemartins - We're Not Deep
Camera Obscura - Honey In The Sun
Hefner - Hymn For The Cigarettes
Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi

Dexys Midnight Runners - Burn It Down
The Smiths - Panic
The Royal We - I Hate Rock 'n' Roll
The Flaming Lips - Race For The Prize
Elvis Costello - Oliver's Army
The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic?
Voxtrot - The Start of Something
The Sea Urchins - Pristine Christine
Belle & Sebastian - Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying
Orange Juice - Blue Boy

The Bangles - Manic Monday
The Fascinations - Girls Are Out To Get You
Paul Anka - Diana

Friday, June 12, 2009

Half My Heart Beats 10 tomorrow!


It's that time again... tomorrow is the tenth instalment of Half My Heart Beats, and it's set to be a doozy.

We've got an early start, with Withered Hand, Sacramento and The Paraffins playing live from 8pm. The club itself kicks off at 11pm playing indiepop, girl groups and more.

Personally I've put together a noisy set this month, with abrasive but gorgeous indiepop from The Raveonettes, Crystal Stilts, Vivian Girls, Josef K, Shop Assistants and The Wedding Present among others.

Lynsey has promised Math and Physics Club, The Flatmates, The Lucksmiths, Talulah Gosh, Jonathan Richman and more, so between us you're guaranteed to hear plenty of stuff that's up your alley, if that alley is marked 'unpopular pop music'.

As always, last minute requests are welcome. Unless it's The Killers. Someone always asks for The Killers. Not tonight, pal!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Withered Hand in session on BBC 6 Music

Just a quick post to alert you to a session Withered Hand recorded for Marc Riley's show on BBC 6 Music last week. I don't think these stay online for long, so it's worth having a listen now if you're interested.

They play three songs in total, the first right at the start of the show then two from 47 minutes in, if you want to fast forward the other stuff.

The reason I mention this, of course, is that Dan from Withered Hand will be playing at the next Half My Heart Beats this Saturday, 13th June, at The Flying Duck along with Sacramento from Madrid and The Paraffins from Glasgow.

Here's another Withered Hand song called Love In The Time Of Ecstacy, brought to you by the medium of crap mobile phone video. The song's anything but crap though.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Poster for The Lucksmiths

The Lucksmiths poster

Here's the poster design for our gig with The Lucksmiths on 9th July, which was designed for us by the mysterious Indiehorse. It's an S away from being bloody perfect.

You should be starting to see these displayed prominently in Glasgow's hip record shops, vegan restaurants and wherever else will let us put one up in the next few days.

Remember, tickets are available at Wegottickets.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Withered Hand, Sacramento & The Paraffins - Saturday 13th June

I bring glad tidings of another pre-club popshow at our next night on Saturday 13th June. Our good friend Nacho is an honorary Glaswegian for the summer, and is bringing over some Spanish friends to play their first Glasgow show. Sacramento are coming over from Madrid, and will be joined on the bill by Glasgow's The Paraffins and Edinburgh's Withered Hand. The gig will be in the Flying Duck, as usual, and tickets are £4 on the door. Doors at 8pm, first band on at 8.30pm sharp! Hope to see y'all there.