Sunday, December 27, 2009

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

Love.Stop.Repeat - In An Aeroplane Over the Sea
Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You Into the Dark
Erlend Oye - Last Christmas
Ballboy - I Lost You But I Found Country Music
King Creosote and HMS Ginafore - Meddling Gut Wrenches
Seabear - Arms
Slow Club - Christmas TV
Taken By Trees - My Boys
The Aislers Set - London Madrid

One Happy Island - The Christmas Song
Best Friends Forever - Handpocket
The Middle Ones - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Camera Obscura - Phil and Don
California Snow Story - Suddenly Everything Happens
Casiontone for the Painfully Alone - Natural Light
Fireflies - Disorder
The Smiths - Stretch Out and Wait
Horowitz - Drop the Hat
Allo, Darlin' - Will You Please Spend New Years Eve With Me?
Sourpatch - Fun
The Just Joans - If You Don't Pull
Afternoon Naps - The Day We Started

Withered Hand - It's a Wonderful Lie
The Magnetic Fields - Busby Berkeley Dreams
The Excellents - Coney Island
Let's Be Honeys - Heartful of Secrets
One Happy Island - Florida, Dear
Sodastream - Blinky
The School - All I Wanna Do
Tullycraft - We Know You're Cute, You Told Us
The Guild League - Citronella

Standard Fare - Fifteen
The Besties - Pirate Song
Pocketbooks - Every Good Time We Ever Had
The Ballet - Cheating On Your Boyfriend
Claire Francis - But I Don't Care
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Doing All the Things That Wouldn't Make Your Parents Proud
God Help The Girl - He's A Loving Kind of Boy
Heavenly - Our Love Is Heavenly
Cats on Fire - The Sharp End of the Season

The Ballet - The House on Fire
The Hidden Cameras - Smells Like Happiness
Low - Just Like Christmas
Dent May - Oh Paris!
Speedmarket Avenue - He's A Rebel
The Loves - Chelsea Grin
Go Sailor - Bigger Than An Ocean
Dressy Bessy - Just Like Henry
Eux Autres - Ecoutez Bien!
Jens Lekman - The Opposite of Hallelujah
Irene - Always On My Mind

Beat Happening - Our Secret
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - New Years Kiss
Acid House Kings - This Heart is a Stone
Camera Obscura - San Francisco Song
Another Sunny Day - You Should All Be Murdered
Eux Autres - The Sundance Kid
Summer Cats - Maybe Pile
Tullycraft - The Punks Are Writing Love Songs
Jeffrey Lewis - Broken Broken Broken Heart

The Flatmates - Shimmer
The Smittens - Gin and Platonic
Bishop Allen - Charm School
Malcolm Middleton - We're All Going to Die
The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
The Beach Boys - Merry Christmas Baby
Nolan Chance - Just Like the Weather
Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Fats Domino - Let the Four Winds Blow
Randy and the Rainbows - Denise

Belle & Sebastian - Heaven in the Afternoon
The Lucksmiths - Young and Dumb
Kenickie - Millionaire Sweeper
The Chills - Heavenly Pop Hit
McCarthy - Keep An Open Mind Or Else
The Smiths - Sheila Take A Bow
The Smittens - Half My Heart Beats
Camera Obscura - Happy New Year
The Smiths - This Charming Man

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Half My Heart Beats at The 78 on Boxing Day

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Half My Heart Beats will continue at The 78 this coming Saturday, Boxing Day. We'll be playing indiepop and anti-folk from 9pm until the later-than-usual time of 1am.

As we've said before, The 78 is a beautiful pub for a drink and a natter, so if you're desperate to escape Christmas telly and leftover turkey (or should that be tofurkey?), please come along on Saturday. Free entry all night!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Photos from Half My Heart Beats 16

Here's some photos from last night's Half My Heart Beats (keep scrolling down to see the playlist).

We had two guest DJs last night - Krister from Swedish indiepop night Don't Die On My Doorstep and Jennifer from London-via-Chicago pop promoters Colour Me Pop. Thanks to both of them for their ace sets.

















Playlist from Half My Heart Beats 16

Shrag - Rabbit Kids
Pipas - Mental
Summer Cats - Plastic Christmas Trees
Milky Wimpshake - Bourgeois Blues '99
Eux Autres - Another Christmas at Home
Language of Flowers - You're the One
The Honey Bees - She Doesn't Deserve You
Talulah Gosh - I Can't Get No Satisfaction (Thank God)
Belle & Sebastian - A Century of Fakers
Pants Yell! - Someone Loves You

Beat Happening - Tiger Trap
Yo La Tengo - It's Christmas Time
The Social Services - The Baltic Sea
A Smile and a Ribbon - Book Cover
The Felt Tips - The Love That Never Spoke Its Name
Summer Cats - Discotheque

Irene - To Be With You
The Chills - Male Monster from the Id
The Wedding Present - Brassneck
The Raveonettes - Dead Sound
Butcher Boy - Carve A Pattern
Beat Happening - In Between
Compulsive Gamblers - Stop and Think It Over

Low - Just Like Christmas
The School - Drummer Boy
The Champagne Socialists - Blue Genes
Liechtenstein - This Must Be Heaven
The Magnetic Fields - I'm Sorry I Love You
The Ballet - Murder at the Discotheque
Sexy Kids - Sisters Are Forever
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - 103
The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
Heavenly - C is the Heavenly Option

Krister (Don't Die On My Doorstep)
Zipper - Un Buen Chaparrón
The Pooh Sticks - 1-2-3 Red Light
Po! - Confidence
14 Iced Bears - Balloon Song
Summer Cats - Super
The Tartans - La Brea
Sea Lions - Good Feelings
The Hummingbirds - Barbarian
Remember Fun - Never
Rizzo - Let It Ride
Mrs. Kipling - Bent Backwards

The Smiths - William, It Was Really Nothing

Jennifer (Colour Me Pop)
The Magnetic Fields - Deep Sea Diving Suit
Brilliant Corners - Trust Me
Dislocation Dance - Rosemary
Bis - Action and Drama
McCarthy - Should the Bible Be Banned?
The Housemartins - The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death
The Groovy Little Numbers - Happy Like Yesterday
Pocketbooks - Footsteps

Camera Obscura - Knee Deep at the NPL
Belle & Sebastian - Photo Jenny
The Girlfriends - My One and Only Jimmy Boy
The 5th Dimension - The Age of Aquarius (Let the Sunshine In)

Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - Jimmy Mack
Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes of the Broken Hearted
The Four Pennies - When the Boy's Happy, the Girl's Happy Too
The Waitress - Christmas Wrapping
Mari Wilson - Just What I Always Wanted

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Half My Heart Beats this Saturday - with guest DJ Krister Bladh!

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The next Half My Heart Beats is this Saturday night at The Flying Duck. This month we've got our first ever guest DJ! Swedish indiepop stalwart Krister Bladh will be playing a few tunes during the evening - definitely something to look forward to.

Krister runs the Don't Die On My Doorstep indiepop club night in Malmö, Sweden, blogs under the title of Heaven Is Above Your Head and plays guitar in indiepop/girl group revivalists A Smile and a Ribbon.

His set at Half My Heart Beats will be one of four (four!) guest DJ appearances he'll be making over the course of this weekend, so he's obviously a man in demand!

Apart from that, Lynsey and I will be playing the usual mix of indiepop, girl groups and more from 11pm sharp - hopefully see you there!