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16th April 2009

by Ben Davis on 21 April, 2009 | 0 comments

How was your Easter? Lovely weather and all that, classic. The Silent Disco was a big bag of fun by the way. It was a bit disconcerting to begin with but once a few sherbert’s were supped it suddenly all made sense, I’d recommend it if you ever get the chance – I think there are about three more booked at Central Station so keep your eyes and ears peeled. We got a free Easter egg from the taxi office lady on the way home, which was nice.

Let’s get a jog on with the news and events for this coming week.

Camera are launching their new ‘Fireflies’ EP on Saturday night with a gig at Telfords Warehouse and to coincide with the release they are re-launching their website – www.cameratheband.co.uk, where you will find details on how to get your hands on the EP. Adam Walton is continuing his support on his Mystery Tour show on BBC Radio Wales with a previewing of yet another track from the EP, this time ‘Change Your Mind’.

A month after Polly Mackey & the Pleasure Principle appeared at the SXSW Festival in Texas the band continues to be generating a buzz across the pond. The band have just been informed that they have been selected as April’s ‘Best Kept Secret’ feature in Blurt Magazine – a massively popular online music magazine that receives more than a million hits per month, the band are the first non-US band to be chosen for the feature.

If that wasn’t enough, the band are currently the main featured band on www.LP33.tv, who are currently showcasing an interview with Polly and Dan Davies recorded during SXSW. On this side of the pond, Polly has received coverage in April’s Fly Magazine as a ‘LEVI’s One to Watch’.

The band are appearing at Telford’s Warehouse in Chester tonight before returning to London for further showcase gigs culminating with a headline show at Camden’s Dublin Castle on Tuesday 21st April.

Tonight at Central Station they have the ‘spazzcore’ band Rolo Tomassi playing. ‘Spazzcore’, what an absolute rubbish name for a genre of music. Apparently its punk-derived music that incorporates lots of time and tempo changes, intellectual music some might like to say. The support bands for the gig are in my opinion, more of a temptation. Grammatics, from Leeds are a melodic four piece indie group who supported The Futureheads on their tour last year, their debut album was released to critical acclaim last month and they have been confirmed to support Bloc Party on their October UK tour this year. The other support for the gig is Pulled Apart By Horses who are well known for their frantic live performances which often result in an ambulance being called for one of the band members.

On Friday night at Central Station they have Deathstars playing. They’ve supported Cradle of Filth and Korn previously so you can get an idea of what they sound like… a funeral. Following the bands the popular Alt Nation club night is happening for the older attendees (18+) and supporting Deathstars are Marionette and The Defiled. Doors are 7pm and entry is £15 which includes free entry into Alt Nation.

Now then, here’s the secret Gallops news I was harassing you with last week. They have been confirmed to play at the BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend on the 9th – 10th May in Swindon alongside Kasabian, Snow Patrol, Lily Allen, Franz Ferdinand, The Enemy, Basement Jaxx and many more. It’s Europe’s largest free ticketed event which Radio 1 lays on each year at different venues across the country and as the name suggests, it’s a big deal and will no doubt give Gallops a massive coverage boost. What a right result, well done fella’s.

This Saturday from 10am to 4pm the next Vod Music Record Fair at the Daniel Owen Community Centre in Mold is taking place. Anyone who has picked up a voucher from the Mold Record Shop or various locations before the event will get in for free, otherwise there is a nominal charge of just 50p for adults (under 12’s are free). You’ll find 23 tables crammed into the centre with a plethora of vinyl, CD’s, DVDs, memorabilia etc. For more information visit myspace.com/vodmusic. Get down there and have a rummage.

That’s all I have for this week, join me next Thursday for more of the same. Email me at ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk with any news you have. Take care.

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Ben Davis

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Ben is the founder of wrexhammusic.co.uk.

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