Only a few weeks now until the DVD/Blu-Ray of Upside Down : The Creation Records Story is released.
You can pre-order the movie by clicking here but in the meantime here’s a trailer for the film featuring most of your favourite bands.
Japan was a place very close to Creation’s heart and the country welcomed all of the labels bands with open arms, please help as they face this terrible disaster.
The Japanese Red Cross Society has a donation page which you can visit by clicking here. Unfortunately at the moment they do not accept PayPal donations.
If you’d like a quick and easy way to make a payment, you can donate via iTunes by clicking here. So no excuses!
If you need reminding of the great work the Japanese Red Cross do there is a Flickr page set up (click here to view) featuring lots of their hard work over the last few days.
All profits from sales of our t-shirts will now go to the Japanese Red Cross, you can buy these by clicking here.
Upside Down was shown in its spiritual hometown of Glasgow on Tuesday night (22nd Feb).
Below is a video filmed at the event featuring interviews with the director Danny O’Connor alongside the likes of Alan McGee, Mark Gardener and many others. Continue reading
Pete Fijalkowski (Adorable) and Terry Bickers (The House of Love) have announced some shows in February.
They will be playing live on Friday 18th Feb at Coast Cafe in Worthing (near Brighton), Wednesday Feb 23rd in Paris at Pop In and a few days later on Saturday Feb 26th they will be at Barcelona MiniFestival.
The duo are about half way through recording their album and Pete has stated on the project “We still don’t have a band name – each track we’ve recorded has been under a different name, but we plan to spend the long train journey from Paris down to Spain productively and hope to arrive in Barcelona with a name we can both agree on. Either that or we won’t be talking to each other.”
Sonic Cathedral recently celebrated the Jesus and Mary Chain with a radio featuring tracks the band have either covered or cover version of their own songs. Continue reading
Alan McGee has given an interview in this months Mojo magazine.
You can read the interview below.
The Loft return with their first date since their brief return in 2006. Continue reading
Beady Eye have announced details of their debut album. The bands website states:
BEADY EYE release their eagerly anticipated debut album ‘DIFFERENT GEAR, STILL SPEEDING’ on 28th February 2011 on Beady Eye Records. The album features 13 brand new songs written by the band and was recorded at RAK Studios in autumn 2010 with producer Steve Lillywhite.
A taster for the album, ‘Bring The Light’, was made available for fans on the 9th November here at beadyeyemusic.com and was downloaded or played over 350,000 times in 24 hours. The VIDEO has received over 600,000 hits since it was premiered a week later.
The band (Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock) also put their first UK tour on sale on 26th November with tickets selling out within 30 minutes. They will be joined by Matt Jones on keyboards and Jeff Wootton on bass for these dates and the European shows which follow the UK gigs. The full details of the UK dates can be seen HERE!
‘Different Gear, Still Speeding’ Tracklisting:
Four Letter Word
Beatles And Stones
Wind Up Dream
Bring The Light
Kill For A Dream
Standing On The Edge Of The Noise
Three Ring Circus
The Beat Goes On
The Morning Son
Between 1983 and 1998 The Jesus and Mary Chain undertook many line-up changes from their Creation debut single until their final album back on Creation in 1998. Although the band briefly reunited for some gigs a decade later, this family tree features all the changes from that intial 15 year run. Click on the banner below and use the arrow to zoom in.
Many thanks to Julie Barber.