BBC Four is to host a Creation Records night next Friday (28 October 2011). Alongside ‘Upside Down’ there will also be a ‘Creation at the BBC’ compilation featuring performances from many of the labels acts. There will also be a repeat of the 2009 documentary about Rough Trade.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

21:00 – Upside Down: The Creation Story Profile of the UK’s most inspired and dissolute independent record label, Creation. Repeated at 3am

22:40 – Creation at the BBC With My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, Oasis, Ride, Boo Radleys and Teenage Fanclub. Repeated at 2am

00:30 – Do it Yourself: The Story of Rough Trade Documenting the history of Rough Trade, from small record shop to successful record label. (R)

You can view the full schedule for the evening on the BBC website by clicking here.

This is The Loft’s first radio interview in 26 years with Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music, broadcast live on 12th May 2011.

In the interview the band choose a selection of tracks and revisit their 1984 Radio 1 session tracks. They also talk about how they became involved with Creation Records, the recent ‘Upside Down’ film and the night they split up on stage at Hammersmith Palais. Continue reading

Gruff Rhys releases a new solo album on February 14th 2011. The album is themed around the Gruff’s life of living in hotels and collecting the free shampoos around the world.

The tracklisting for the album is:

Shark Ridden Waters
Honey All Over
Sensations In The Dark
Vitamin K
Take A Sentence
Conservation Conversation
Sophie Softly
Christopher Columbus
Space Dust #2
At The Heart Of Love
Patterns Of Power
If We Were Words (We Would Rhyme)
Rubble Rubble Continue reading

Max Eider - Dissaffection
Long-term member of the Jazz Butcher, Max Eider recently released his latest album ‘Dissaffection’ via Tundraducks records.

Those of you who have followed the Jazz Butcher closely will know Max was orginally in the band from 1982 until 1986 and he later rejoined in 1995.

You can buy the album directly from Max’s website at www.maxeider.com and if you would like your copy signed, just let him know when paying. You can also stream the whole album and download the first single and video free from his site. Continue reading