Simon Scott - Navilis
Ex-Slowdive drummer Simon Scott releases his new 3″ cd called ‘Navilis’ following his solo album ‘Navigare’ last year.

It was written, recorded and mixed by Simon on 18th/19th December 2009 during heavy snowfall at studio o3o3o in Cambridge. NIVALIS cd-r comes in a SFH-ish huge folding-poster-artwork.

“The whole time i was writing this piece the snow just never stopped falling so i had this amazing visual flow that inspired me to keep on throwing musical ideas into the track. I had no intention to venture outside so I just kept on recording for two days, mixing as i went along, until the snow stopped. I added recordings of me clearing snow and ice from my doorstep whilst my heater was working flat out to push the sub zero temperatures up a few degrees. I see NIVALIS as a tribute to the winter, the snow and the beauty of how the seasons change here in England.” – Simon Scott

You can listen to ‘Nivalis’ below.

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You can keep up to date with Simon Scott on his blog by clicking here.

So moved by the plight of the people of Haiti, Shane McGowern and his long term girlfriend, writer Victoria Clarke made calls to friends and associates from which began the process of recording a track from which ALL proceeds go to Concern, a charity who have provided assistance to some of the poorest countries in the world including Haiti, even before the earthquake struck. Some of the stars on the record include – Nick Cave / Bobby Gillespie / Glen Matlock / Johnny Depp / Chrissie Hynde / Paloma Faith / Eliza Doolittle.

Released on March 8th 2010 you can pre-order the single by clicking here – http://bit.ly/bj2ieH (UK residents) or here – http://bit.ly/ahKs8l (Eire residents). Or text SPELL – all in capitals – to 78789 (UK only). The text costs £1.50.

Please join our Facebook Group to ‘Make Shane MacGowan and Friends number 1′ here – http://bit.ly/9ZMxWA

Unsurprisingly, Oasis picked up an award at last nights Brits for the best album of the last 30 years with ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’.

Not meaning to take anything away from Oasis, but looking at the other albums on the shortlist you can’t help but wonder what planet the people who picked that list live on. Anyway, here’s a clip of Liam’s acceptance speech last night. Continue reading

Sean Jackson - Slots

Slots Tracklisting

Sean Jackson of 18 Wheeler finally gets around to releasing his debut solo album on March 29th via Joe Foster’s PoppyDisc label. Some shows are planned around the release of the album and apparently there are even talks of an 18 Wheeler compilation due in the near future. More details to be revealed when they are available.

You can pre-order the album now at Amazon by clicking here.

The rather fantastic Vollwert-Records label continues its series of very limited early Creation releases with the re-pressing of Apple Boutique’s 1987 single ‘Love Resistance’. For those of you who don’t remember Apple Boutique, they were fronted by Phil King who later played bass in Felt/Lush/Jesus & Mary Chain. Continue reading

Creation Records YouTube Channel

I have finally got round to putting together a large proportion of the Creation related videos on YouTube into one place. These can be viewed by visiting http://www.youtube.com/creationvideo. I’ll keep adding more, however many videos are missing as those strange people at Sony don’t seem to like people actually watching/enjoying any of the stuff they “own” so many have been deleted. This all seems rather strange to me as a decade ago they would have paid a fortune for short slot on The Chart Show, but as they say “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. Despite this there’s plenty of hours viewing….. including some rarities from the like of The Diggers, Ultra Living, Trashmonk, Technique, A Certain Ratio, Hypnotone, Heavy Stereo, Silverfish and JC Brouchard with Biff, Bang, Pow! alongside the usual acts you’d expect.

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The Telescopes February 2010 Tour Poster

Taken from the indiemp3 blog

THE TELESCOPES + ONE UNIQUE SIGNAL – UK DATES, FEB 2010!

The Telescopes head off for a bunch of shows around the UK this Feb, accompanied on stage by members of One Unique Signal. Playing material from the era of the ‘Taste’ album, these shows will be fully amped up full band affairs in intimate venues. Support on each date is also provided by One Unique Signal, performing a set of their own material.

Please check individual events for full line up and ticket details.

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Thursday 11th February 2010
Brighton Freebutt.
1 Phoenix Place, Brighton, East Sussex. BN2 9ND.
With: One Unique Signal + Gin Panic.
Doors: 7.30pm/ 16+
Advance tickets £6 From local store outlets +
We Got Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/viewcart/festrtn_60356

Friday 12th February 2010
Colchester Arts Centre.
1 Church Street,Colchester, Essex. CO1 1NF.
With: Beatglider + One Unique Signal
Doors: 8pm / £6 Advance.
We Got Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/61837

Saturday 13th February 2010
Birmingham Sound of Confusion @ The Victoria.
48 John Bright Street, Birmingham, West Midlands. B1 1BN.
With: Einstellung + One Unique Signal
Doors. 8.30pm – 12.30am / Cost: £4

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=269887699746&ref=mf

Tuesday 16th February 2010
Southampton Joiners
141 St Marys Street, Southampton, Hampshire. SO14 1NS.
With: One Unique Signal + TBC
Doors 8pm / Advance Tickets £6
Ticketmaster: http://www..ticketmaster.co.uk/event/17004372D7089981?artistid=1016832&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60

Wednesday 17th February 2010
London – Monto Underbelly
11 Hoxton Square, London. N1 6NU.
With: One Unique Signal + TBC
Doors: 7.30pm / Cost £6 Advance / £8 Door
Ticketweb: http://www.themonto..com/listings_detail.php?listings_id=1478

Thursday 18th February 2010
Exeter Cavern Club
83-84 Queen Street, Exeter, Devon. EX4 3RP
Doors: 7.30pm / Cost £4

http://www.cavernclub.co.uk/listings.asp?monthID=2#listing3725

Friday 26th February 2010
Manchester – Blowout Club
Chorlton Irish Centre, 17 High Lane, Chorlton, Manchester. M21 9DJ.
With: The Second Floor + Gnod + One Unique Signal.
Doors: TBC / Cost: TBC