Oh dear Poppers – I’m always asking things of you, but this one should be pretty fun. Basically we’re putting together a really rather splendid concept for our new compilation ‘Alcopopular 5′ (provisionally entitled The HitHikers Guide to the Galaxy) but we need some help from people who live in the following places (or vaguely nearby)… Can you help?
Basically, we’ve got songs from all these places on the compilation, but we want some form of creation from someone who has a connection there (live, go out, spent a big proportion of your life nearby) to be on the compilation and add even more depth to the sense and story of each location. (whether it be a photo, podcast, video, whatever). It’s all a bit vague, but I promise you it will be AWESOME when its all finished and out in May time – so if you could help we’d really appreciate it.
Just drop us a line at email@example.com and lets have a chat.
We’re getting excited…
Former stablemates, ever brothers, Ute were a classy bunch. Oxfordian gents by day, wretched drunkards by night – they co-existed in a magnificent haze, half melody, half tumultuous swathes of dark post rock terror… All fucking handsome! So it’s rather nice that 2/3 of the band (Ollie and Michael) have whipped us O-Towners into something of a frenzy by getting something new on. Old Grinding Young is the project name, and a track for free is their only output.
It’s definitely worth a listen… You can check it out over here – and the good news is that amongst deliciously crafted melodic ditties about incest, crumbling boats and tyranny – there’s a big, Innocent Tailor style murder ballad in the offing right now.
God I miss them, but this is hot new delicacy… Listen (and download free) right away!
Wow – so this has all come round rather quickly, but it feels like a good time to announce. Ladies and Gentleman, may I present to you Gunning for Tamar’s first ever Alcopop! Release… The Time Trophies EP! Yes it’s packed with 5 fantastic songs, 2 of which are remixes by the epic maybeshewill and Jr JoFo, but what’s more – it’s truly one for the fans of alternative formats… Cos this baby comes on a gorgeous looking, tangerine, silver faced wristwatch… I’m sure you will have heard this by now, but to experience a bit of the tumultuous, rock drive, tender melody meets smash anthems of Tamar – try Chocolate Hooves below the pic…
Keeping real good time (I’ve been wearing one since Christmas), each watch comes with a QR/download code on the back of the timepiece to download the full EP (320kpbs), and in honour of the title track can be worn as your very own ‘Time Trophy’. Or you can buy it in a +CD format for an extra £1 (no fancy packaging on the CD though), or with a gig ticket to GFT’s launch show in Oxford with Jumping Ships on March 24th for a tenner. Strictly limited, we only have 300 of these bad boys up for sale, for the reasonably reasonable price of £7…. Pah, enough talking from me… You probably just want to see the things right…? Done! Ohhhhh yes!
Oh, and ought to say – if you’re one of the chaps who have already bought the Freeze the Atlantic CDs this week and fancy this, please don’t pay postage again. Just set P&P to an MP3 and we’ll send them out together
Oh those lovely lads. 1 part Reuben, 1 part Hundred Reasons, and 3 parts other insanely talented rock and roll moguls – Freeze the Atlantic are back, and to use a Liverpoolism – ‘bosser than ever’. It’s been a while coming since the last EP dropped almost a year ago, but with the odd line up change, and much work being done on the album – one can forgive them. So with a tour of Ireland with those strong lads in Fighting with Wire on the cards, we thought we better drop an enhanced CD single (2 tracks and 1 video) of new song Volcanoes.
Oh and by gum it’s good… You know what to expect when you take a look at the FTA heritage, and you get it in spades. Don’t get me wrong, this is no Reuben meets Hundred Reasons derivitive but it is a huge rock anthem. Don’t believe me? I’m offended, but have yourself a look at the video beneath you…
And then, should you feel the need, we’ve got the lovely digipack singles up for sale for just £2.50 in the shop. All limited to just 250 copies, the first 50 come fully signed by the band… Be reasonably quick though.