Sunday, November 29, 2009

Playlist from Half My Heart Beats at The 78 (November)

State River Widening - Unsung Couples
Jens Lekman - Tram #7 to Heaven
Withered Hand - R U Courageous
Allo, Darlin' - Silver Swans in NYC
The Lucksmiths - Guess How Much I Love You
The Middle Ones - Young Explorer
Trembling Blue Stars - Sometimes I Still Feel the Bruise
Camera Obscura - The Blizzard
Agent Ribbons - The Boy With the Wooden Lips

Pete Green - Everything's Dead Pretty When It Snows
The Besties - Julie Jane
Annie Accidental - The Talking Kind
Hospitality - Betty Wang
The Marvelous Marbles - Baby You Owe Me One
The Impalas - Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)
The Modern Folk Quartet - This Could Be The Night
Horowitz - How to Look Imploring
The Specific Heats - Are You For Real Mehgan O'Neill
Standard Fare - A Night With a Friend

Tindersticks - City Sickness
Carl Perkins - Forever Young
The Icicles - I Wanna Know
The Pastels - Nothing to be Done
Mexican Kids at Home - Female Thief
Let's Whisper - Tender Circles
Math and Physics Club - You'll Miss Me
Sourpatch - You
The Ballet - Kitty
The Besties - Sweden Song
Of Montreal - Jacques Lamure

Ste McCabe - Huyton Scum
Strawberry Whiplash - It Rains on Other Planets
The Just Joans - Grant Kelly
Allo, Darlin' - The Polaroid Song
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Laughter (Victims)
Monkey Swallows the Universe - Ballad of the Breakneck Bride
McCarthy - Write to Your MP Today
The Winter Club - Mix Tapes That Lucy Made
The Magnetic Fields - Young and Insane
The Zebras - Push Our Way to the Front

The Magnetic Fields - Queen of the Savages
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers - Lydia
Laura Cantrell - Not The Tremblin' Kind
Marty Wilde - Sea of Love
Richard Hawley - I'm Looking for Someone to Find Me
The Ballet - Murder at the Discotheque
Orange Juice - Moscow Olympics
The Ronettes - Baby I Love You
The Beach Boys - I Can Hear Music
The Shangri-Las - Give Him A Great Big Kiss

Irene - Out of Tune
Bricolage - Looting Takes the Waiting Out of Wanting
The School - All I Wanna Do
Ride - Vapour Trail
The Lucksmiths - Dignified and Old
Afternoon Naps - Orange Paw
The Smiths - Stretch Out and Wait
Brilliant Colors - Should I Tell You?
Another Sunny Day - Anorak City
Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
Camera Obscura - Tougher Than the Rest

Friday, November 27, 2009

Half My Heart Beats at The 78 this Saturday

Illustration by Andy Hart

Tomorrow (Saturday 28th) sees the second edition of our new night at The 78 on Kelvinhaugh Street. Lynsey and I will be playing indiepop and anti-folk from 9pm til midnight (and it's free to get in), so please come along!

Check back later on in the weekend for the playlist and maybe some photos.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The School and Allo, Darlin' come to Half My Heart Beats

After our last bout of gigs just about killed us, we’ve taken a break for a while but we’ll be back in March with a popshow that will be unmissable for fans of dreamy girl-pop fronted by singers called Elizabeth.

The School

The School are an eight-piece pop group from Wales that makes gorgeous, shimmering pop of the kind Phil Spector had a hand in before he went a bit mental. Following on from their ace single All I Wanna Do and Let It Slip EP, they’re set to release their much-anticipated debut album early in 2010. We are hugely excited to have them back in Glasgow and playing at Half My Heart Beats.

Allo, Darlin’

In much the same vein, Allo, Darlin’ have been slowly building something of a cult following with a string of brilliant releases on the WeePOP! and Fortuna POP! labels. They like record labels that end in POP!, you see. Live performances all over the place in 2009, not least at London Popfest, have helped spread the gospel of the Darlin’ even further. Their forthcoming single, The Polaroid Song, is surely going to feature on plenty of best-of-2009 lists. It deserves to, anyway, because it’s fucking ace.

Click the links if you're looking for the Facebook and events pages.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Photos from Half My Heart Beats 15

Here's some photos from last night's Half My Heart Beats (keep scrolling down if you want to see the playlist too). We went back to our roots somewhat last night, moving into the kitchen bar where we held our first ever club night back in September 08.

Apart from some overheating speakers that cut out a couple of times, we thought it went really well. We only found out we'd be in the kitchen bar at the last minute, but we might try to swing it so future nights are held in there. Watch this space.


















Playlist from Half My Heart Beats 15

Au Revoir Simone - Night Majestic
The Hidden Cameras - Kingdom Come
Withered Hand - Joy
Daniel Johnston - The Beatles
Schwervon! - Dinner
King Creosote - King Bubbles in the Sand
Dent May - You Can't Force a Dance Party
The Just Joans - I Won't Survive
Dressy Bessy - If You Should Try to Kiss Her
Eux Autres - Under Rays
The Ballet - In My Head

Internet Forever - Cover the Walls
Summer Cats - In June
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Hey Paul
Brilliant Colors - I Searched
The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa
The Keys - I Don't Wanna Cry
The Hidden Cameras - He Falls To Me
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Scattered Pearls
Pants Yell! - Someone Loves You
Aberfeldy - Something I Must Tell You
The School - Shoulder

Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - Rent a Wreck
Ballboy - Donald in the Bushes With a Bag of Glue
Kid Canaveral - Teenage Fanclub Song
Apples in Stereo - Rainfall
Dinosaur Jr - Freakscene
Jonathan Richman - Rockin' Rollin' Leprechaun
The Essex Green - Penny and Jack
Slow Club - Giving Up On Love
Talulah Gosh - Steaming Train
Tiger Trap - Words and Smiles

The Magnetic Fields - California Girls
God Help The Girl - God Help The Girl
The Cookies - I Never Dreamed
The Hidden Cameras - The Little Bit
Tullycraft - The Punks Are Writing Love Songs
Belle & Sebastian - There's Too Much Love
The Smiths - These Things Take Time
Malcolm Middleton - We're All Going To Die
Jens Lekman - You Are the Light

Hefner - The Day That Thatcher Dies
The Lucksmiths - The Chapter In Your Life Entitled San Francisco
Yo La Tengo - If It's True
Teenage Fanclub - I Don't Want Control of You
The Magnetic Fields - 100,000 Fireflies
The Flatmates - I Could Be In Heaven
The Shop Assistants - All That Ever Mattered
The Darling Buds - Uptight
The Hidden Cameras - Breathe On It

Felt - Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow
The Shangri-Las - What Is Love?
Camera Obscura - The Sweetest Thing
Pulp - Something Changed
Darlene Love - A Fine, Fine Boy
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions - Rattlesnakes
The Go-Betweens - Love Goes On!
Orange Juice - Felicity
The Cribs - Men's Needs
The Concretes - Chosen One
Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing!
The Ramones - Blitzkreig Bop

The Ramones - Blitzkreig Bop
Pulp - Babies
Belle & Sebastian - Lazy Line Painter Jane
The Ramones - Needles and Pins
Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken
The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart of Mine
Dexys Midnight Runners - Geno
The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself

Voxtrot - The Start of Something
The Smiths - I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
The Velvelettes - Needles in a Haystack
The Cinderellas - Baby Baby (I Still Love You)
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - Heatwave
Blondie - Picture This
Camera Obscura - Number One Son
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A wee update

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It's all been a bit frantic around here recently, so I thought this would be a good time to sum up where we are with Half My Heart Beats right now.

The next club night at The Flying Duck is next weekend, Saturday 14th November. As usual, we kick off at 11pm and will be playing indiepop, girl groups and more through til 3am.

Our first little experiment with a low-key night at The 78 in Kelvinhaugh Street was a success, and it looks like becoming a regular night that will happen on the last Saturday of each month. So if you fancy a listening to some sterling indiepop and anti-folk in a beautiful west end pub, come down to the next one on Saturday 28th November! It runs from 9pm til midnight and entry is free.

The Half My Heart Beats group on Facebook is probably the best place to keep up to date with what's going on, or you can check the panel on the right of this blog for what we've got coming up.

Finally, we're in the process of putting together some very exciting popshows for the new year after a long hiatus. More soon!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Playlist from mini Half My Heart Beats @ The 78

Here's what we played at our first night at The 78. It's a cracking venue and we both had a blast. The next one will be on Saturday 28th November from 9pm to midnight. It's free too!

Taken By Trees - Watch the Waves
Love.Stop.Repeat - Sunday Strolls and Miracles
Meursault - William Henry Miller Pt 1
The Second Hand Marching Band - We Walk in the Room
Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find You in the End
Nick Garrie - Ink Pot Eyes
Ballboy - They'll Hang Flags From Cranes Upon My Wedding Day
Slow Club - Christmas TV
The Aislers Set - Friends of the Heroes

The Lucksmiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Allo Darlin' - Emily
Frankie Rose - Thee Only One
The Postmarks - 7-11
Horowitz - Traceyanne
Fireflies - Butterscotch
One Happy Island - Annette
The Rosie Taylor Project - The Sun On My Right
Slown Down Tallahassee - Never Be Lonely Again

Your Heart Breaks - Torrey Pines
Withered Hand - Love in the Time of Ecstasy
Yo La Tengo - Stockholm Syndrome
Neutral Milk Hotel - In An Aeroplane Over the Sea
Jens Lekman - Your Arms Around Me
Let's Be Honeys - Bizarro World
Dressy Bessy - The Things That You Say That You Do
Eux Autres - Other Girls
The Specific Heats - Violent?

Mexican Kids at Home - Start a One Man Band!
Pants Yell! - Reject, Reject
Razorcuts - I Heard You The First Time
Jeffrey Lewis - Roxy
The Mai 68s - Totality for Kids
Arab Strap - The Week Never Starts Around Here
Standard Fare - A Night With A Friend
Milky Wimpshake - I Wanna Be Seen In Public With You
The Lucksmiths - Young and Dumb
Bricolage - Footsteps

The Smittens - Sapphire
The Diskettes - Cabin By The Sea
The Soft Pack - Extinction
David Ivar and Herman Dune - Song for the Family
Dent May - Meet Me in the Garden
The Hidden Cameras - I Believe in the Good of Life
The Magnetic Fields - Love is Lighter Than Air
Teenage Fanclub - Your Love is the Place Where I Come From
Stereloab - Ping Pong
Millie - My Boy Lollipop
Jonathan Richman - I'm a Little Dinosaur

The Just Joans - Grant Kelly
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - The Sword Song
The Royal We - Back and Forth Forever
Eux Autres - You're Alight
Strawberry Switchblade - Picture Perfect
Girlfrendo - First Kiss Feelings Vs. Everyday Sensations
Talulah Gosh - Sunny Inside
God Help the Girl - He's A Loving Kind of Boy
Belle and Sebastian - The Boy With the Arab Strap
The Lucksmiths - Self-Preservation
Slow Club - Summer Shakedown

Photos from Half My Heart Beats 14

Here's a couple of photos from the last Half My Heart Beats. Sorry for the delay in getting these and the playlist up!




Playlist from Half My Heart Beats 14

Belle & Sebastian - Piazza, New York Catcher
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers - New England
The Go-Betweens - The House That Jack Kerouac Built
The Aislers Set - Chicago, New York
Parker Lewis - The Only Loving Boy In New York
Pants Yell! - Do You Have Your Ticket?
One Happy Island - Temporary Tattoo
The Besties - Prison Song
The Specific Heats - End of an Error
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Higher Than The Stars

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Some Candy Talking
The Raincoats - Lola
Beat Happening - Pinebox Derby
All Girl Summer Fun Band - Canadian Boyfriend
Acid House Kings - I Write Summer Songs for No Reason
Pants Yell! - Tried To Be Good
The Just Joans - Hey Boy... You're Oh So Sensitive
Eux Autres - Other Girls
Cars Can Be Blue - Just Because
Kid Canaveral - Couldn't Dance

Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard - Good Old Pig, Gone to Avalon
The Magnetic Fields - Love Goes Home to Paris in the Spring
God Help the Girl - I'll Have to Dance With Cassie
Ballboy - Donald in the Bushes With a Bag of Glue
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
The Chills - The Male Monster from the Id
Belle & Sebastian - Seeing Other People
Butcher Boy - Sunday Bells
Buddy Holly - Crying, Waiting, Hoping
Tilly and the Wall - Fell Down The Stairs

Slow Club - Trophy Room
The Aislers Set - Long Division
The Wedding Present - All About Eve
Liechtenstein - Stalking Skills
Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl
My Bloody Valentine - Paint a Rainbow
The Undertones - Get Over You
Yo La Tengo - Nothing to Hide
Crocodiles - I Wanna Kill

The Vaselines - Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam
Herman Dune - I Wish That I Could See You Soon
Belle & Sebastian - Sleep the Clock Around
Hefner - Hymn for the Cigarettes
Tindersticks - Can We Start Again?
Darlene Love - (Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry
The Smiths - You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
Weezer - My Name Is Jonas
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction
Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country

Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers - My Baby Love Love Loves Me
The Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For The Man
The Primitives - Crash
Danny and the Juniors - At the Hop
Millie - My Boy Lollipop
Belle & Sebastian - Le Pastie de la Bourgeoisie
Kenickie - Come Out 2Nite
The Flatmates - Shimmer
The Magnetic Fields - The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side
The Ramones - Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?

The Breakaways - That's How It Goes
The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
Squeeze - Up the Junction
Orange Juice - Falling and Laughing
The Cure - Pictures of You
The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet
The Hidden Cameras - Ban Marriage
Del Shannon - Runaway
Teenage Fanclub - Sparky's Dream
The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

The Chiffons - Out of This World
The Ronettes - Do I Love You?
Sandie Shaw - Always Something There to Remind Me
Camera Obscura - The Sweetest Thing
Elvis Pressley - You're a Heartbreaker
Toni Basil - Mickey
The Noisettes - Never Forget You
Frank Wilson - Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)