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On Thursday 26 May, Seasick Steve headlined the annual Streets of London Concert for Homelessness at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. All proceeds went to The Connection at St Martin’s, a specialist centre that provides support to more than 200 homeless people each day. Below you can watch a stream of the show, filmed using Mativision 360-degree technology allowing you to select camera angles, pan across the stage (and crowd) or just leave static to enjoy an intimate set from Seasick Steve, including tracks from his new album, You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks. Enjoy!
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Hey again, another video for ya – to enliven and cheer you up on this weird Monday/Tuesday hybrid.

I don’t know, sometimes those post-Bank Holiday blues just get me down, get me riled, get me angry….

If only there was a youth cult / street gang / epic guitar driven musical revolution afoot…. oh, there is? COOL.

Here, with a taster of their hugely anticipated forthcoming debut album (‘Go Tell Fire To The Mountain’ – out 13th June 2011) are WU LYF with the smashing (arf!) video for ‘Dirt’.


Adieu for now!


True that, Mr Steve, true that.

Please take 3 minutes 39 seconds out of your busy day to watch this frankly astonishingly good animated promotional video – Seasick Steve’s first ever video unbelievably – for killer track ‘You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks’.

Taken from the album of the same name – OUT NOW! - on Play It Again Sam.


 As one of the first comments states…

“That was like a steampunk comic book acid trip with humpty-dumpty and a reproductive system”

And who are we to argue with that?

Also, rather surreally, here’s Steve being interviewed on the BBC’s Breakfast show this very morning:

Adieu for now…


The Tomorrow People have once again beamed down from the future with another Spotify playlist for our earholes’ delectation. Cheers Buck Rogers in the 25th Century!

This week it’s the turn of the legendary nutty boys Madness, to celebrate ‘Baggy Trousers’ being remade for a popular Euro lager (we call it ‘Numbers’) advert.

Playlist here: Le Grand Pantalon

Tracklist here:

Madness – We Are London
Madness – Embarrassment
Madness – The Sun And The Rain
Madness – My Girl
Madness – NW5
Madness – Grey Day
Madness – Drip Fed Fred (feat. Ian Dury)
Madness – Our House (Remastered)
Madness – Dust Devil
Madness – Tomorrow’s (Just Another Day) (Remastered)
Madness – House Of Fun
Madness – Take It Or Leave It
Madness – Forever Young
Madness – Victoria Gardens
Madness – That Close
Madness – It Must Be Love
Madness – Baggy Trousers
Madness – Tomorrow’s Dream
Madness – Sorry

Tres bon.

Adieu for now!


Wall Of Sound and Play It Again Sam took part in the first ever Independent Label Market at the weekend in London’s Berwick Street.

Also joining WOS and PIAS were our friends XL, Domino, Angular, Merok, Rough Trade and Soul Jazz.

Thanks to everybody who made it down.

Here are some pics:

Huge congratulations to Adele and XL Recordings – ’21′ is *still* Number One in the UK Hit Parade.

So far the youthful songstress’ second album has sold a whopping 2, 293, 060 copies – and counting!

Adele’s debut album ’19′ (also XL) maintained it’s Number Three position.

Well done to Wild Beasts, whose ‘Smother’ album (on Domino) broke into the Top Twenty last week.

Odd Future’s Tyler The Creator continued to cause outrage, excitement and debate worldwide with his debut label album ‘Goblin’ (XL) – which entered the UK album charts at Number Twenty One.

Elsewhere, Radiohead’s ‘King Of Limbs’ (XL) continues to perform well at Number Fifty Seven, The Strokes are at Number 59 with ‘Angles’ (Rough Trade), Okkervil River’s ‘I Am Very Far’ (Jagjaguwar) is at Number Sixty Six, Eliza Carthy’s ‘Neptune’ was in at 115 (HemHem Records).

The xx, Arctic Monkeys’ two earlier albums, Warpaint’s ‘The Fool’, Gang Gang Dance ‘Eye Contact’, Oasis ‘Time Flies’ and The Leisure Society’s latest – all feature somewhere there in the Top 200.



Me again.

Three posts in a day?  I *must* be drunk.


Three HUGE forthcoming releases that will also surely be soundtracking Summer 2011:

Arctic Monkeys – ‘Suck It And See’ (Domino Records) – 6th June 2011

Battles – ‘Gloss Drop’ (Warp Records) – 6th June 2011

Bon Iver – ‘Bon Iver’ (4AD) – 20th June 2011


Adieu for now!

Hola again!

For a snapshot of the soundtrack(s) to your Summer, read on!


WU LYF – ‘Go Tell Fire To The Mountain’ (L Y F Recordings) – 13th June 2011

Seasick Steve – ‘You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks’ (Play It Again Sam) – 30th May 2011

The Middle East – ‘I Want That You Are Always Happy’ (Play It Again Sam) – 6th June 2011

Frank Turner – ‘England Keep My Bones’ (Xtra Mile) – 6th June 2011


Hey there, how you doin?

With just three more episodes of this series remaining, i thought now would be a good time to look back at ‘Later….With Jools Holland’.

Here are just a few of PIAS UK’s friends who have appeared on the show this series (at this point *imagine* a whirling camera spinning around your PC screen…. whooo!).

There’ll be no boogie-woogie piano, i promise.

Anna Calvi (Domino Records) made a lot of new fans in the series opener with a great version of ‘Blackout’:



Adele (XL Recordings) continued to rule the world with heartache and beautiful post-breakup resolve, here – from episode 5 – with ‘Take It All’:



Arctic Monkeys (Domino Records) announced their imminent return and forthcoming album (‘Suck It And See’ – UK street date 6th June 2011) with a(nother) barnstorming appearance. Here, with ‘Library Pictures’:



From the same show, Warpaint (Rough Trade) also wowed the crowd, repaying the faithful and impressing the many-soon-to-be-converted. Here, with ‘Undertow’:


From the latest…errr…. ‘Later’… (in alphabetical order):

Seasick Steve (Play It Again Sam), with ‘I Don’t Know Why She Love Me (But She Do)’. Featuring John Paul Jones on bass!


The Strokes (Rough Trade), with ‘Under Cover Of Darkness’:


Wild Beasts (Domino Records), with ‘Bed Of Nails’:


Remember, catch ‘Later… With Jools Holland’ on BBC2 on Friday nights or on BBC iPlayer (UK only sadly, i believe).

Friendly Fires (XL) are on the next episode.

You can also watch vintage ‘Later…’ performances – including Adele and Arctic Monkeys’ debut appearances from back in the day – here: 


Adieu for now!

Hola again!

Our very own version of Doctor Who has touched down in his FutureTardis with another Spotify playlist, this time from our friends over at Independiente Records.

Here’s the link: Independiente Records

And here’s the tracklisting:

Travis – Sing
Travis – Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
Embrace – Gravity
Embrace – Ashes
Travis – Flowers In The Window
So Solid Crew – 21 Seconds
Archive – You Make Me Feel
Martina Topley Bird – Baby Blue
So Solid Crew – Broken Silence
Martina Topley Bird – Carnies
Paul Weller – English Rose
Paul Weller – Brand New Start
White Rose Movement – Alsatian
White Rose Movement – Girls In The Back
Ulrich Schnauss – Stars – Edit
The Tears – Refugees
Ulrich Schnauss – On My Own
Tinariwen – Cler Achel
David Ford – Song For The Road
Tinariwen – Lulla

Thanks Independiente!

Thanks Mr Timelord from the Future!

Adieu (again) for now.