Monday, May 31, 2010

Playlist from Half My Heart Beats at The 78 (May 2010)

Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - Little Boys in the Ghetto
The Charade - Loaded Gun
Parker Lewis - The Only Loving Boy in New York
Math and Physics Club - Graduation Day
Summer Cats - TV Guide
The Rosie Taylor Project - The Sun on My Right
God Help The Girl - He's A Loving Kind of Boy
Bakesale - Prom Song
Television Personalities - This Angry Silence
Antarctica Takes It! - C & F
The April Skies - Three Minute Singles

New Socks - I Was Very Small in Her Stomach
Johnny Cash - I See a Darkness
The Mountain Goats - Game Shows Touch Our Lives
Love.Stop.Repeat - Storm Song
Meursault - All Creatures Will Make Merry
Real Estate - Basement
Yo La Tengo - Stockholm Syndrome
Beat Happening - Bewitched

Math and Physics Club - Jimmy Had a Polaroid
Saturday Looks Good To Me - Make a Plan
Standard Fare - Secret Little Sweetheart
Minisnap - Leave It To You
Summer Cats - Your Timetable
The Concretes - Ooh La La
Arab Strap - The Week Never Starts Around Here
The Magnetic Fields - Love Goes Home to Paris in the Spring
Felt - Don't Die On My Doorstep
The Just Joans - Bellshill Station (Fast)
Sexy Kids - Sisters Are Forever

The Blanche Hudson Weekend - Crying Shame
The Middle Ones - Drops
The Besties - Western Song
Slow Club - Let's Fall Back in Love
Allo Darlin' - Silver Dollars
BMX Bandits - Baby Loves Lovin'
The Divine Comedy - At the Indie Disco
Apples in Stereo - Ruby
Future Bible Heroes - Don't You Want Me
The Ballet - Never Go Home

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - In This Home On Ice
Belle & Sebastian - My Girl's Got Miraculous Technique
The Deirdres - Milk Is Politics
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - I Wanna Go All the Way
The Lucksmiths - T-Shirt Weather
Camera Obscura - Park and Ride
Beirut - Postcards from Italy
Withered Hand - New Dawn

Eux Autres - The Sundance Kid
The Fair Ohs - Himalayas
Bunnygrunt - Don't Turn Down the High
The Beach Boys - Come Home With Me
The Lucksmiths - The Chapter In Your Life Called San Francisco
Teenage Fanclub - Baby Lee
The Orlons - Wah Watusi
The Diamonds - Little Darlin'
Castanets - I Love Him
George Formby - Noughts and Crosses

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Acoustic special with Morgan Orion and The Middle Ones tomorrow!

Gig flyer

Don't forget that our bank holiday popshow at The 78 is tomorrow afternoon from 2pm! We've got Morgan Orion and The Middle Ones playing totally acoustic. Entry is free but we'll be asking for donations for the bands.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Playlist from Half My Heart Beats at The 78 tonight

78 flyer April 2010

Hope some of you can make it down to The 78 tonight for some lo-fi indiepop and anti-folk! We're on from 9pm til midnight and entry, as always, is free.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cancelled - The Cannanes and Sarandon on 4th July

The Cannanes

We're sorry to announce that our planned show with The Cannanes and Sarandon on 4th July is no longer going ahead. The bands are unable to make it to Glasgow so they've had to call it off.

Not to fear! We've still got a great summer of gigs, club nights and guest DJ slots lined up for you. Check the sidebar for a full list!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Morgan Orion and The Middle Ones - Bank Holiday special gig

Gig flyer

As mentioned in my previous post about the Half My Heart Beats summer of pop, our next gig will be something a bit different. American folk troubadour Morgan Orion will be joined by one of our absolute favourite bands The Middle Ones at The 78 on Monday 31st May at 2pm.

Morgan Orion plays mellow and beautiful acoustic folk songs influenced by the likes of Withered Hand, Herman Dune and Jeffrey Lewis. According to his record label, Morgan "likes to dance and talk about dreams in the morning. He sings songs with trails of words and they flutter like butterflies out of his mouth. He wears brown corduroys a lot and travels the land with a guitar in his hand."

Sounds good to us! If you're still not convinced, watch this great video for his song, 'Let Me Inside When I Knock On Your Door'.

The Middle Ones headlined our first ever popshow back in December 2008 and they're coming all the way from Norwich for one day only, just for this show! They play the most glorious, disarming folk-tinged pop songs you could wish to hear and you really, really should come out to see them if you can.

Entrance is free but we'll be asking for donations to help the bands cover their costs. Hope you can make it! Links to the Facebook and pages are in the sidebar.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Playlist from Half My Heart Beats 21 (with Cherry Coloured Pop DJs)

Herman Dune – 1-2-3 Apple Tree
Jeffrey Lewis – Do They Owe Us
The Aislers Set – Hit the Snow
Zipper – Hoy Estoy Muy Pop
Hefner – The Day That Thatcher Dies
McCarthy – Write To Your MP
Milky Wimpshake – I Wanna Be Seen In Public With You
The Smittens – Doomed, Lo-fi and In Love
The Magnetic Fields – A Fear of Trains
Felt – Spanish House
Jens Lekman – Black Cab

Allo Darlin’ – Henry Rollins Don’t Dance
Crystal Stilts – Love Is A Wave
The School – Hoping and Praying
The Aislers Set – The Red Door
Apples In Stereo – Energy
The Lucksmiths – Self-preservation
Ballboy – Avant Garde Music
The Violent Femmes – Kiss Off
April March – Laisse Tomber Les Filles

Kev and Linda (Cherry Coloured Pop)
Heavenly – Cool Guitar Boy
Sea Urchins – Pristine Christine
The Popguns – A World Away
Camera Obscura – I Love My Jean
The Mo-dettes – White Mice
The Chefs – 24 Hours
Eydie Gorme – Blame It On The Bossa Nova
France Gall – Poupee de Cire, Poupee de Son
Nancy Sinatra – How Does That Grab You Darlin’
My Bloody Valentine – Strawberry Wine
Allo Darlin’ – Kiss Your Lips
Pastel Collision – Young
Go Sailor – Together Forever In Love
Corduroy Utd – Behind My Back
The Beach Boys – You’re So Good To Me
Vernons Girls – Only You Can Do It
The Ronettes – I Can Hear Music
The School – And Suddenly
Help Stamp Out Loneliness – Cellophane
The Hermit Crabs – Feel Good Factor
My Sad Captains – Bad Decisions
The Ramones – Blitzkreig Bop
The Buzzcocks – I Don’t Mind
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Young Adult Friction

The Wedding Present – I’m Not Always So Stupid
Beat Happening – Cat Walk
The Vaselines – Son of a Gun
Teenage Fanclub – Sparky’s Dream
The Undertones – Here Comes the Summer
The Smiths – Panic
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – Heatwave
The Girlfriends – My One and Only Jimmy Boy
Belle & Sebastian – Dirty Dream #2
The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
Outkast – Hey Ya
Vampire Weekend – A-Punk
The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet
The Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice
Jackie Wilson – Higher and Higher

Kev and Linda (Cherry Coloured Pop)
Canned Heat – Goin’ Up the Country
Reperata and the Delrons – Captain of Your Ship
Speedmarket Avenue – Way Better Now
Another Sunny Day – You Should All Be Murdered
The 10p Mixes – The Dogs of France
Altered Images – See Those Eyes
Guy Darrell – I’ve Been Hurt
Sammy Davis Jnr – Candy Man
Melba Moore – This Is It
George MacRae – I’ve Been So Long
Ellie Greenwich – Baby
Connie Francis – Don’t Ever Leave Me
The Blue Orchids – Ooh Chang A Lang
Lean Tales – Money Smile
Tender Trap – Fireworks
Allo Darlin’ – Dreaming
Math and Physics Club – Last Dance
See You In Vegas – Work
Beryl Marsden – Gonna Make Him My Baby

Friday, May 7, 2010

A summer of pop

We’ve been busy planning a summer of exciting popshows for you so we thought a quick blog post was in order to let you know what’s on the Half My Heart Beats horizon.

First of all, we’ve planned a special Bank Holiday daytime acoustic show with one of our favourite folk-pop bands The Middle Ones and their American friend Morgan Orion. This won’t be a conventional gig – it’s either going to be a house show or an outdoor guerrilla gig somewhere in Glasgow (we haven’t decided yet). Either way it will be on Monday 31st May kicking off around 2pm.

Moving on to Sunday 4th July, we’re extremely proud to be hosting Australian indiepop legends The Cannanes on the Glasgow leg of a rare UK mini-tour. Playing alongside them will be English noiseniks Sarandon and maybe one other band (to be confirmed, as is the venue).

Less than a week later we’ll be doing another special Half My Heart Beats pre-club popshow at The Flying Duck with one of the best bands of the last twelve months, Sheffield’s amazing Standard Fare. They’ll be joined by Edinburgh-based powerpop group Kid Canaveral and the bloody excellent Water Wolves from Glasgow. That will be on the night of Saturday 10th July.

Some of you might remember our pre-Indietracks gig in the kitchen bar at The Flying Duck last year with five amazing indiepop bands. It was one of the best moments of 2009 for us and we’re delighted to be doing it again. We’ll be joined once again by The Smittens from Vermont, Boy Genius from Brooklyn, Gordon MacIntyre from ace Edinburgh popsters Ballboy and Springfactory from Stockholm, Sweden (featuring Peter from Suburban Kids With Biblical Names). That’ll all be on the night of Monday 19th July.

We’ve got a few other things to announce, like guest DJ slots and what-have-you, but that should be enough to be getting on with! We’ll put out more details on all of the above when we’ve got them.