Thursday, 30 December 2010

Desert Island Disks

Jen made a few Desert Island style compilation CDs the other day for some people she knows,

Its got me thinking. I made a list of songs, however compiling a Desert Island disk is a hell of a lot different from doing a comp cd for someone.


1. These have to be songs that you have always loved and will continue to love
2. These have to be songs that if someone said you could never hear these songs again you would be most upset
3. Ten Songs

I think I short-listed about 30 songs but finally got it down to ten

Some of my dilemmas are;

1. I would like either Atmosphere or Love Will Tear Us Apart By Joy Division, I would also like Crystal Or Blue Monday By New Order. I would also like Getting Away With It By Electronic.
Theres three bands that are all connected to New Order Joy Division and also feature Bernard Summer

2. I would like a Post Rock song on there since Post Rock has influenced me and been a big part of my life for years. As far as i'm concerned there are 2 Post Rock songs that are seminal

Mogwai - Fear Satan
Mono - The Kidnapper Bell



Here are the ten Desert Island Disks songs that I consider seminal in my life, These are songs I cant live without and will love forever!

The names are click able and will take you to the song should you want to hear them!

1. Grammatics - Relentless Fours

2. REM - Man On The Moon

3. Owl City - Fireflies

4. Fountains Of Wayne - Hey Julie

5. Spin Doctors - Two Princes

6. Take That - Never Forget

7. The National - Fake Empire

8. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Hysteric

8. New Order - Crystal

10. Mono - The Kidnapper Bell

Monday, 20 December 2010

Mouthful of Pennies/Falling & Laughing single


As most of you may know from being in a band, you seem to gather a fair few pictures, be they taken by a photographer (which wont be used as they caught your bad side or make you look 900 years old) or by yourselves to stave off boredom while playing shows etc.

The vast majority of them wont be used for anything other than clogging up my pc, so heres where I had the idea for the artwork for our new single.

The inlay (which is the paper case inside the more professional looking outer case) will feature a picture to do with the band, it doesn't even have to be of the band just sentimental things really

I myself still take pictures of posters we appear on whenever we play a show. Its almost as if i'm saying to myself "Oh effing christ, someone has cared enough to write our name on something"

Sad I know

Anyway to give you an idea of the inlays heres a mock-up ive done over the past day or so


I think we will have a pink and black theme running through the release much like one of my heroes

The Pink and Black attack Bret "Hitman" Hart

*hart Pictures, Images and Photos

IT WILL NOT BE WRESTLING THEMED THOUGH so dont worry about that.


Each picture will have a reason written on the back of the story behind it.

I offer some examples below:

This picture is from the first time we played London, I think it was a place called The Dry Bar, after we played we thought we would go out onto the streets of London and take some "Promo Shots", as the picture evidence will confirm it didn't go according to plan as we clearly had no idea of how to stand.

This picture is taken from the stage at a Halloween gig at Katie Fitzgeralds in Stourbridge.Keith Decided to wander off into the crowd and I took a picture(although I probably should have been playing guitar).If you look closely you can see Jens mum after being whacked on the top of the head by a guilty looking guy with a camera.

This picture is of our "Choir" that we used to record Collapsible Friend.Some had stronger voices than others but the finished product came out fantastic

Picture from the Little Civic in Wolverhampton.Members of our fave bands (Library Of June and Bears In Caves) are in this picture.I think we were main support to Amusement Parks on Fire that night

Each one will be different ( I have loads of Pictures)

Should you have a favourite photo of us,about us that you would like to include please feel free to email them to

The cd will also come with handwritten lyrics and a possibly a free download!


Monday, 6 December 2010


The reason for this blog is really to say thanks to Keith who seems to have taken over management of the band over the last few months.

Its been a tricky year this year. I think we have spent a lot of time honing our sound and attempted to write poppier songs, it seems to have worked as people seem to refer to us as a pop band rather than a hardcore band(I dont think we were ever Hardcore).

Plus as we haven't had anything released this year (mainly due to not really finding our sound recording wise) its been a pain as we have had nothing to promote which is especially frustrating for the likes of me a person who thrives on finding webzines/reviewer pages and then posting them promos.

Actually on the subject of promos someone told me there are a few of ours on Ebay


I saw one that sold a while ago of our first EP, the packaging of which was made out of wallpaper and wax sealed. I'm sure it said something along the lines of "sold out LTD edition Kidnapper Bell EP"


While it is true that there are no more left I still have the wallpaper used to make the cases (its a lovely red/blue from Home-base. A bargain quite frankly) I can knock one up in 30 mins.

Anyway i'm drifting off topic again!

Next Feb will see the release of our single Mouthful Of Pennies/Falling & Laughing, with special packaging and goodies to go along with it as well as gigs aplenty.

Another thanks to Keith who has been sending out emails aplenty in my absence.

Next year will be the year we make the people who dont know about us care about us!