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

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

Slowdive Setlist

A new(ish) website has been launched for anyone to contribute regarding Slowdive. The site is run the same style as good old Wikipedia and already features a whole load of gigs and setlists not just from Slowdive but all the band members other projects including Mojave 3, Televise, Eternal and solo projects.

if you’ve got anything you wish to contribute i’m sure it’d be greatly appreciated.

Click here to visit the website.

Ride Jan 2010

Ride recently reunited in Oxford for a chat with the local Nightshift magazine. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut EP the band took some time to reflect on their early days in Oxford, signing to Creation and deny any responsibility for the bands that followed them from the city.

Here’s a section of the interview:

The big break, though, came with that tour support to The Soup Dragons, at the time pretty big favourites on the UK indie scene. Apart from exposing Ride to a national audience and national music press attention, it was here they met and formed a relationship with Alan McGee, head of Creation Records – home to many of Ride’s heroes and easily the coolest label around.
MARK: “I think Sean from the Soup Dragons asked us to support them and the link came through Dave and the Warners connection at that time. I remember feeling like we were blowing the Soup Dragons off the stage every night and this was also the time that Alan started coming to see us one night after another and talking to us after every concert. It was an amazing time.”
LOZ: “It was art college kids on tour, but with the usual touring antics, I suppose. Steve was so grown up he had something called a ‘girlfriend’. Andy and I would take photos, play tapes and often sketched in our sketchbooks; Mark seemed to be in a cosy state of preparation for impending stardom… it was all pleasantly odd.”
ANDY: “They let us use their gear, which was nice of them. So we were playing through Marshall Stacks instead of tiny little combo amps. We got our first national music press on that tour, in NME, Melody Maker, and Sounds. I remember that we played very loud!” Having Alan McGee as a fan must have been an incredible feeling.
ANDY: “In theory, we were aiming for 4AD because we felt that Creation was too obvious. But then, once there was an actual offer on the table from Creation we decided to take it. McGee seemed nice enough and was obviously mad on the band. But there was no relationship until later on.
We’d send Dave up with our recordings and sleeves and everything and he’d come back having got us what we wanted. Later on, McGee became one of my closest friends but that was after Ride finished.”
MARK: “Alan quickly became like family to me, and I still feel the same way about him now. He supported us in a big way and let us make the records that we wanted to make and from the sidelines also personally educated and turned me and all of us on to lots of other great music that had a big influence on us.”


To read the full interview click here (pdf file)