One month. No blog posts… Sure, so we’ve kept you updated on facebook and Twitter, but really I have no excuse for not keeping you up to date on the fun and frolics of Alcopop! Records. So a hearty apology from me, but right here, right now I’m going to attempt to prove just how busy we’ve been the last few weeks at shows, with a couple of incredible releases… But mostly hanging out with stages at Alcopopalooza (our summer shindig), 2000 Trees (6 count em’ Pop bands on) and Truck Festival (takeover of The Barn on Saturday night – winner!). Awesome.
And boy have they been fun! It’s literally been two of the best weeks of my life, and we’ve seen a whole host of you incredible poppers around at all three. Bands-wise pretty much all have represented, and rather than bang on about our incredible times ago-go, thought it would be cool to sum up the experiences in a series of 12 photos .
Of course, this is going to be impossible, but lets have a go eh… Oh and so many thanks to James and Rob Scarlett from 2k Trees, Tim from the Windmill and Ralph and Ian from Truck, Without them, we would truly be nothing. So here goes>>>>
Feel like you were right with us, yeah
OH YO Denmark…. We’re a coming for you. See, in our romps around the UK to check out some of the greatest bands this fine nation is producing, we just occasionally take a peak abroad – and check out some wonder sounds from the continent.
And so, after spending much of the week at SXSW hanging with some awesome folk from the Danish music scene, we’ve decided to take the plunge and hook up with the good chaps at Kanel Records to bring you Glow Kit -”Based in Denmark and featuring members of Cola Freaks, Bliglad and Snow Kite, these guys are beyond rad, blasting thru a mix of Power Pop and Garage Punk with a touch of psych guitars that will have the more surf-keen of you dancing from pillar to post.
They’ll be popping over for a few shows in May (most notably at our TBA Great Escape/Alternative Great Ecape –not sure which yet- showcase) and are well worthy of your time chaps. The new album will be coming in May time on heart-achingly cool glo-in-the-dark sleeve (well why not right) and I think you might just get real excited by these chaps.
Check out this hit and see what you think, yo…. It’s just so WAVVEs meets Futureheads meets FUCKING AWESOME! Hope you like sweet poppers.
It’s been quite a week in Texas, poppin’ and rocking SXSW and keeping the good ship Alcopop! steadied from a series of hotel computers and frantic borrowed phone calls – but it’s all coming to an end, and as i board the cramped, sweaty Greyhound bus to Dallas to swing back home, I must forget the warm embrace of the midwest – and moreover let you handsome bunch know about the stunning new EP from Gunning for Tamar… The Time Trophies EP! OUT TODAY yo! 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… It’s gone down real good fresh out of the pack, but they’re going fast (from us, Banquet Records or Truck Store). SO do be swift when ordering…
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!
So of all the wonderful print music mags we owe a great deal of love to (Big Cheese, Artrocker, Q, Clash, Kerrang, Loud and Quiet and many more) Rocksound have supported us so kindly for years, and being a tight little indie operation we VERY rarely take out ads.
But now, with a good rummage round the back of the PoP HQ sofa we’ve scraped together enough coins to get a ¼ page ad in January’s edition… But we need your help. Rather than some boring ad preaching about us, we think we ought to be showing off the awesome pop community – people like you who buy CDs, come to shows, get involved – and generally keep being awesome, despite the entire industry telling you the physical format is dead… So we want to feature you in our ad if you fancy it – your face as part of the Alcopop! Gang in Rocksound mag.
SO YEAH – WE WANT YOUR FACES IN OUR ROCKSOUND AD please. Then when January comes round we can all look it and go yeah! Fit, Fit, Fit – Alcopop! Records has a very strong look – and we’ll be proud, and every other label will be jealous So yeah, if you or a pal want in – do get involved. Just send us a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll be part of it.
As a kick off, here’s one that came in from no less than little Matty Stagecoach. Be alongside him. Oh yes x