Sunday, October 31, 2010

Edinburgh Popfest photos and video

A couple of weeks ago we had the pleasure of playing some records on the Saturday night of Edinburgh Popfest. It was a great day and we had a blast playing some tunes for those hardy enough to last a 12-hour all-dayer.

This was our last song of the night - the lights had come on but no-one was ready to stop dancing just yet.

Half My Heart Beats @ Edinburgh Popfest

Half My Heart Beats @ Edinburgh Popfest

Half My Heart Beats @ Edinburgh Popfest

Half My Heart Beats @ Edinburgh Popfest

Half My Heart Beats @ Edinburgh Popfest

Half My Heart Beats @ Edinburgh Popfest

Half My Heart Beats @ Edinburgh Popfest

Playlist from Edinburgh Popfest 2010

The Felt Tips - Boyfriend Devoted
Aberfeldy - Something I Must Tell You
All Girl Summer Fun Band - Down South, 10 Hours, I-5
The Garlands - Open Arms
The Ballety - In My Head
Math and Physics Club - April Showers
Frankie Rose and the Outs - Girlfriend Island

The Motifs - Envelopes
Summer Cats - Discotheque
The Blanche Hudson Weekend - Crying Shame
Magic Kids - Hey Boy
Arthur Russel - Big Moon
Rocketship - I Love You Like The Way That I Used To
The Ballet - The Face of Everything
The Essex Green - The Late Great Cassiopeia
Tennis - Marathon
Eux Autres - Under Rays
Younger Lovers - Danny

The Smittens - Doomed, Lo-fi and In Love
Architecture in Helsinki - Wishbone
Go Sailor - Together Forever In Love
Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love
The Smiths - You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
Allo Darlin' - The Polaroid Song
Camera Obscura - Keep It Clean
Beat Happening - Cat Walk
The Go-Betweens - Right Here
Orange Juice - Felicity

Heavenly - C is the Heavenly Option
The Magnetic Fields - The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side
The Hidden Cameras - Breathe On It
The Aislers Set - The Red Door
The Flatmates - I Could Be In Heaven
The Slits - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Buzzcocks - Boredom
Milky Wimpshake - My Heart Beats Faster Than Techno
The Vaselines - Sex With An X
The Pastels - Crawl Babies

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions - Four Flights Up
The Sea Urchins - Pristine Christine
Ballboy - The Art of Kissing
Orange Juice - Rip It Up
The Royal We - All the Rage
Belle & Sebastian - The Boy With the Arab Strap

The Shangri-Las - Give Him A Great Big Kiss
The School - Let It Slip
St. Etienne - He's On the Phone
Jens Lekman - You Are the Light
The Smiths - There is a Light That Never Goes Out
Millie - My Boy Lollipop
Del Shannon - Runaway
Diana Ross - Chain Reaction
Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds

Friday, October 22, 2010

Half My Heart Beats DJs at Edinburgh Popfest

Just a quick note to say that the two of us (Lynsey and Colin) will be playing records at Edinburgh Popfest tomorrow night, from midnight until three.

All the details are on their website - see you there!

P.S. I'm so pumped about seeing Suburban Kids With Biblical Names again...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Playlist from Half My Heart Beats 26 (October 2010)

The Smittens – Stop the Bombs
Beat Happening – Bewitched
Blanche Hudson Weekend – Crying Shame
The Aislers Set – Hit the Snow
Math and Physics Club – Cold As Minnesota
The School – Hoping and Praying
The Felt Tips – The Love That Never Spoke Its Name
Eux Autres – The Sundance Kid
Betty and the Werewolves – David Cassidy

The Boo Radleys – Wish I Was Skinny
Butcher Boy – There Is No One Who Can Show You Where You’ve Been
McCarthy – Keep An Open Mind Or Else
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers – Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Heavenly – P.U.N.K. Girl
The Drums – Skippin’ Town
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Orchard of My Eye
The Vaselines – Overweight but Over You
Voxtrot – The Start of Something
The Sea Urchins – Pristine Christine

Zoey Van Goey – Foxtrot Vandals
Herman Dune – This Will Never Happen
Ballboy – You Can’t Spend Your Whole Life Hanging Around With Arseholes
Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland, 1945
Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard – Broken Broken Broken Heart
Jens Lekman – Black Cab
Irene – Baby I Love Your Way
Allo Darlin’ – Henry Rollins
Standard Fare – Love Doesn’t Just Stop

Paula Rousell – Love You Baby
The Beach Boys – Do You Wanna Dance?
Felt – The Day the Rain Came Down
Kenickie – Punka
Arab Strap – Speed-Date
Belle & Sebastian – Dirty Dream no. 2
Henfer – The Hymn for the Cigarettes
Camera Obscura - French Navy
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
Orange Juice - Poor Old Soul Part One

The Housemartins - Happy Hour
The B52s - Rock Lobster
The Primitives - Crash
Yo La Tengo - Nothing To Hide
The Pastels - Comin' Through
Camera Obscura - Number One Son
The Hidden Cameras - Ban Marriage
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - This Love Is Fucking Right!

Diana Ross and The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
The Go-Betweens - Head Full of Steam
Orange Juice - Felicity
The Royal We - All the Rage
Teenage Fanclub - Sparky's Dream
The Vaselines - Son of a Gun
Tilly and the Wall - Fell Down the Stairs
The Wedding Present - My Favourite Dress
The Smiths - Ask

Teenage Fanclub - Baby Lee
The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
Janelle Monae - Tightrope
Outkast - Hey Ya
The Smiths - Girlfriend in a Coma
Belle & Sebastian - Dirty Dream no. 2
The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me
Kate Nash - Kiss That Girl

The Velvelettes - Needle in a Haystack
The Crystals - He's A Rebel
Belle & Sebastian - Women's Realm
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Vampire Weekend - A-Punk
Squeeze - Up the Junction
The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Half My Heart Beats 26 this Saturday

Half My Heart Beats flyer

Just a quick reminder that Half My Heart Beats 26 is on this Saturday night at The Flying Duck.

We play indiepop, 60s girl groups and more by artists spanning from The Smiths, Belle and Sebastian and Orange Juice to The Shangri-Las and The Ronettes.

We’re on from 11pm til 3am and entry is £4 (or free if you come down before 11)

Hopefully see some of you there!