Sunday, January 30, 2011

Playlist from Half My Heart at The 78 - Janaury 2011

The Lucksmiths - Guess How Much I Love You
One Happy Island - Earth's Circumference
Architecture in Helsinki - City Calm Down
New Morning - Working for the Payroll
Pipas - Run Run Run
The Carrots - I Tried To Call You
The Rosie Taylor Project - The Sun on My Right
The Smiths - The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Darren Hanlon - All These Things
Withered Hand - Big Ten Four
Super Furry Animals - If You Don't Want Me To Destroy You

Frankie Rose and The Outs - Hollow Life
James Yorkston - Queen of Spain
King Creosote - Marguerita Red
Withered Hand - For the Maudlin
The Just Joans - Your Pain Is A Joke Next To Mine
Saint Etienne - Hobart Paving
Andersen Tapes - And They Were Saxons
Eux Autres - You're Alight
Pants Yell! - Rue de la Paix
Veronica Falls - Right Side of My Brain

Bubblegum Lemonade - Penny Fountain
Felt - The World Is As Soft As Lace
The Fascinations - Girls Are Out To Get You
The Lucksmiths - The Chapter In Your Life Entitled San Francisco
Belle & Sebastian - Mayfly
The Clientele - Since K Got Over Me
Summer Cats - In June
The Wedding Present - Brassneck
Go Sailor - Together Forever In Love

The Divine Comedy - The Complete Banker
Gospel Music with Shirley Simms - Gamophobia
The Felt Tips - A Life More Ordinary
The Lucksmiths - After the Afterparty
Slumber Party - Retaliation
Calvin Johnson - Rabbit Blood
Ex-Crush - All Boys Break Hearts
My Bloody Valentine - When You Sleep
Math and Physics Club - Jimmy Had A Polaroid

Crystal Stilts - Love Is A Wave
The Aislers Set - The Way to Market Station
Allo Darlin' - Dreaming
Heavenly - Stop Before You Can Say It
The Lucksmiths - Get-to-bed Birds
Cats On Fire - The White-mantled King
Beat Happening - Sleepy Head

Best Coast - Sun Was High (So Was I)
Frankie Rose and The Outs - That's What People Told Me
Sometimes Always - You Can All Hide
Myelin Sheaths - Everything is Contagious
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Say No To Love
The Go-Betweens - Right Here
Belle & Sebastian - I'm Not Living in the Real World
The Vaselines - My God's Bigger Than Your God
Orange Juice - Consolation Prize

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

HMHB presents Sourpatch, Town Bike and Maximum Bob on Wed 23rd February


It's almost time for our first gig of 2011, and it's going to be a doozy.

We’re very excited to host Californian indiepop group Sourpatch on their first visit to Scotland. They released an outstanding debut album called Crushin’ at the start of 2010 that calls to mind '90s indiepop greats like Tiger Trap, Rocketship, Cub, Go Sailor and Black Tambourine.

The record rattles and buzzes, the production is low-key to the point of non-existence but the songs radiate with a pure pop urgency.

They sing about broken hearts, wistfulness, relationships gone wrong, relationships gone right … you know the deal. The main thing is how they sound, and they sound like a joyous indiepop force of nature.

Joining Sourpatch on their tour will be Town Bike, Liverpool’s finest pop-punk riot. According to their record label, Town Bike are “equal parts Runaways, Ramones and Ronettes - the REAL three Rs that should be taught in school”.

Rounding out the lineup is Glasgow’s own Maximum Bob, a girl-fronted rock ‘n’ roll whirlwind.

Tickets are available from Wegottickets.

Here’s some praise for Sourpatch’s debut album, Crushin’:

“It's hard to put into words how exciting this album is… Every time a tune so perfect finishes you think the next one can’t possibly top it, and yet it does its best to. It’s an emotional onslaught - a kind of shock and awe on your pop senses and nerves” – A Layer of Chips

“This is a knock-out record with the pop hit of Heavenly Vs Satan and the thrill-a-minute of the All Girl Summer Fun Band at their tempestuous best” – Fire Escape Talking

“Songs like “Fun” will get inside your head and make you feel young again, unless you’re young to begin with, which means it’ll just make you feel more alive” – FensePost

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Half My Heart Beats DJs tonight at The Flying Duck

We'll be playing some records tonight at The Flying Duck from 11pm until midnight to give people a taster of Half My Heart Beats, along with some of the other Flying Duck DJs.

Here's the full bumph from the Duck's website:

A wee taster of some of the fine club nights available at the Duck in our annual January sale. Free entry for students and £3 to others and with Carlsberg and Strongbow cans at £2 all night this is the perfect opportunity to check out what The flying Duck has to offer.

With DJ's from Superfly (soul & funk) Pin Up Nights (indie & Electro) and Half My Heartbeats (indiepop).
£3 /students free with NUS card
11pm - 3am

Saturday, January 8, 2011

No Half My Heart Beats tonight at The Flying Duck

Just a quick message to say there won't be a Half My Heart Beats at The Flying Duck tonight. Instead, we'll be playing records at a sampler night along with the other Flying Duck DJs next Saturday (15th January).

Sorry for the short notice! We've been working on some changes to Half My Heart Beats and we'll let you know the full details as soon as they're confirmed.

We'll still be at The 78 on Saturday 29th January and will be back at The Flying Duck in February.