For a city of its size, Oxford seems to produce a large amount of bands. A film now has set out to give the history of the city’s music scene from Talulah Gosh in the 80’s to currently successful bands such as Radiohead and Foals. Along the way there were many other bands such as Five Thirty, Supergrass, Ride and Swervedriver. Continue reading
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.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart recently spoke to Stereogum about their influences and Adorable and the House of Love were two of the bands featured. The band recently released their second album ‘Belong’ which was produced by Alan Moulder who worked with Ride, My Bloody Valentine and Swervedriver in the early 90’s. Continue reading
Primal Scream have been performing ‘Screamadelica’ across various festivals this summer. Tonight they are performing at Benicassim following their recent Glastonbury and T In The Park triumphs.
The band will also be performing across the globe this summer including Japan and Ibiza until the final date in Greece on September 17th. Continue reading
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
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
The Loft return with their first date since their brief return in 2006. 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
Take A Sentence
Space Dust #2
At The Heart Of Love
Patterns Of Power
If We Were Words (We Would Rhyme)
Rubble Rubble Continue reading