Month: September 2009

  • White Town Live At HDIF, 24/9/09

    (pics by Ian Watson) Wow – I had a brilliant time playing at How Does It Feel To Be Loved? in London on Thursday night. And I was honoured to be on the same bill as Honey Pine Dresser, Cavalcade and Arthur & Martha. All fab bands and lovely peeps. The gig started off a…

  • Bzangy Groink Playlist 23/9/09

    The best new track tonight was ‘Sweet Beef’ from The Bear Quartet, another damn fine Swedish alternative band that I only know about due to my Scandi excursions of the last few years. Check out the new album from them, it’s marvellous! The best old track was, of course, ‘Obsession’ by Animotion. What can I…

  • Kell & Chocs

    A pretty girl and some tasty chocs… mmmm… Click the pic!

  • Derby Feste 2009

    Click the pic above to see some snaps from this year’s Feste! 😀

  • Butterflies & Other Tiny Wonders

    There’s a buddleia next to my garage that was becoming huge and unruly so it was hacked back to this: Well, the hardy thing grew back and I’m glad – butterflies love it! This summer, I’d often go out to the car and the re-grown monster would have twenty or more butterflies all over it.…

  • Bzangy Groink Playlist 9/9/09

    Tonight’s best new track was ‘Kids At The Club’ by The Paper Merchants. Bias disclosure: I recently gigged with TPM in Sweden and got talking to them all as I liked their show so much. And they’re as wonderful as their music. Sooo, yeah, I’m biased. But if you love singalong pop, I reckon you’ll…

  • Cosy Den Five Year Festival

    (Click any of the pics to see a gallery of the day!) Just over a month ago, on August 1st, I played the Cosy Den Five Year festival. It was brilliant. This is the line-up for that day: Jap Adaptors Tada Tata Paddington DC The Paper Merchants White Town Vit Pals Allo Darlin’ Suburban Kids…

  • Bzangy Groink Playlist 26/8/09

    The best new track tonight was ‘The Architect’ by It Dies Today. Yes, pure metalcore, yes, magnificent, shuddering breakdowns. And, yes, the new album, out on September 15th, is excellent. Buy it if you need a bit of a shout and a windmill. 🙂 The best old track was a complete contrast: ‘En noches como…