Friday, 17 December 2010

Not Squares @ Monto Water Rats

I've always been told that Not Squares are stonking on stage. Their album 'Yeah Ok' is a very raw, punky mish mash of haunting yelps and twisted electro, so it'd only do to have a cracking live show to go with it.

When I say raucous, I mean it. And Not Squares were just that - it was loud, intense and invigorating. I caught them before their show and you can hear the interview here...

Babeshadow @ XOYO

Lyle and Scott - creators of all manor of preppy garments are curating a load of nights down at XOYO with some of the most exciting emerging bands around. I rocked along to see Babeshadow, Trophy Wife and the rather unassuming James Yuill the other week.

Babeshadow were first, looking dashing as ever and too fucking cool. They played some new material which I'd been gagging for because I've very much worn out their EP - it's in tatters! Is it time for an album from them?? We'll see.

James Yuill was a pleasant surprise as he boshed out some tingly electro. He's a one man band - and for one guy he made quite a noise.

Here's some blurry pictures for you.

The rather fit Sarah Leanne Palmer and me

James Yuill

Trophy Wife...

...and the ever wonderful Babeshadow. Check them here

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Scarlett's Roses @ a pub in Soho

We love Scarlett's Roses, they make fun and catchy surfy-pop and are ravishingly good looking - I mean seriously fit. They've been on the Filthy Disco before and I'm pleased to say they have a rockin' new song called NYLON and you can listen to it here....

Here's some pics from their gig in Soho, they were tight and sparkly as ever as you can see.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Mark Ronson @ YoYo

Mark Ronson took to the decks for YoYo at Notting Hill Arts Club the other week - his hair is still blonde and his voice is still peculiar. If you haven't been to NHAC before, it feels like your nan's living room that's been taken over by squatters and perhaps had a flood or two. It's dark, dank but rather fun and there are a handful of crevices to nestle into in between bands. However, beware of the door staff, they may bight.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Midnight Boom @ Bacchus Late Bar

Last night I played my first ever DJ set at Midnight Boom. It was AWESOME, and I have now got the bug for it. I bashed out The Libertines, Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, The Cure and David Bowie - oh and Fleetwood Mac which went down a storm. So glad I didn't get egged for being a novice. It got pretty messy, people raved and there were numerous glitter spills. Feeling a little fragile today mind, might lay off the vodka for a while!


Crystal Castles @ The Roundhouse

Here are the long awaited pictures from Crystal Castles @ The Roundhouse from last month. As you can see it was a pretty atmospheric night. They were everything I expected them to be; dark, raucous, bizarre, rough and mental. But they were impeccably good, and hearing the music live confirmed my love for their thrashing noise - it sounds more melodic live and yes Alice Glass has one hearty set of lungs. Please go see them if you can!


Friday, 8 October 2010

MGMT @ Brixton Academy

In my humble opinion they've produced some of the most inspiring and forward-thinking music of the past few years, they've maintained an element of mystery regardless of mainstream success and they seem like genuine chaps. Those are three reasons I love MGMT. There are many more but I shall not bore you with them.

What I'm trying to say is that MGMT played rather a good show at Brixton academy last week and here are some piccys.

The crowd unfortunately were a load of bores. No one danced and no-one liked glitter, furthermore - no on liked it when they played songs off their latest album Congratulations. Which is silly because even though it's been widely poopoo'd, I think it's excellent.


Monday, 23 August 2010


YO! This is the coolest looking person I've seen in a while, it's MNDR. She used to play for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on tour and now she's gone it alone. She's on that new track by Mark Ronson and she's got some corkin' stuff of her own too! Listen out for it on the Filthy Disco this week!!

SKANK!! xxx

Monday, 9 August 2010

Miami Horror - Sometimes

Blissful video to enhance your Monday by the epic Miami Horror. I'm playing this on Wednesday at the Filthy Disco. BE THERE


Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Best Coast + Sky Larkin @ Cargo

This was my view throughout the show which was pretty funny. But thanks to my camera's zoom and a little initiative I managed to get these shots.....

Best Coast. The main girl was like soooooooo L.A! She even said 'I'm gunna be pissed off if you don't dance to this one because you should know it by now' and talked a lot about how much she loved her cat. But the show was INCREDIBLE. They sounded so big and clear and her voice was stronger than a unicorn horn. I love their song Boyfriend.

Sky Larkin These were awesome too. The girl had a lot of rythym and I bopped along with her. Their album is out now, so you can bop too.


Monday, 2 August 2010

Field Day 2010

Some pictoral higlights of Field Day which happened in Victoria Park in East London on Saturday. Words can do it no justice, I want to do it all over again everyday, forever.

Babeshadow, Simian Mobile Disco, Caribou, Phoenix, Fake Blood and Moderat nailed it.