Monday, 30 March 2009
Home of The Skids, Suicide played there twice with The Clash and Elvis Costello respectively. Nazareth and Fay Rezillo also hail from there. How do you think she got her name? For those overseas, "fae" means from in these here parts.
Quite a coup for this prestigious venue, the small capacity will make this an incredibly intimate event, you better grab those tickets fast, I’ll post link details soon so please stay tuned. A way more attractive proposition than standing in some field watching last year’s thing jump through hoops for a mucho paycheck.
“13” is a multi-media presentation where Dean and Britta perform onstage with their band while the Warhol films are projected overhead. A project jointly commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts 2008.
Wednesday 8 July 2009
Doors @ 8pm
Tickets £18 (full) £13 (concessions)
Available now from: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/ or via 01383 602 302.
Superior class entertainment that offers sophisticated pop thrills in terms of art and music. If you're not familiar with Dean and Britta's music that’s perfectly OK. Check them out right here.
The recent Warhol exhibit in Edinburgh broke visitor records and this will undoubtedly be a hot ticket. Don't let the art crowd grab them all. So there you have it, Fife or France, what's it gonna be? This is certain to be the most exciting night in the kingdom since Ben Vaughn played The Path Tavern in Kirkcaldy.
Further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 27 March 2009
We've just got back from playing the first shows to give the new songs a bit of an airing in London, New York and SXSW and it was great to be out and about again and remembering what you all look like. We are now home all of five minutes and are all jumpy and excited about some more shows we have coming up. Presenting....the North American Tour of Summer 09...
27th May Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge
28th May - Newport, KY, Southgate House
29th May - Chicago, IL, Metro
30th May - Minneapolis, MN, Cedar Cultural Center
1st June - Denver, CO, Bluebird
2nd June - Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Lounge
4th June - Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom
5th June - Vancouver, BC, Commodore
6th June - Seattle, WA, Showbox
8th June - San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
9th June - Pomona, CA, Glasshouse
11th June - Los Angeles, CA, Henry Fonda Theatre
13th June - Mexico City, Mexico, Lunario
15th June - Austin, TX, Antones
16th June - Dallas, TX, The Loft
18th June - Birmingham, AL, Bottletree
19th June - Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
20th June - Carrboro, NC, Cat s Cradle
21st June - Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
22nd June - Philadelphia, PA, T L A
24th June - New York, NY, Webster Hall
25th June - Boston, MA, Somerville Theatre
26th June - Montreal, QUE, La Tulipe (10:30 curfew)
27th June - Toronto, ON, Lee s Palace
29th June - Columbus, OH, Wexner Center Ohio State University
30th June - Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Smalls
Looks pretty good huh? Hope you noticed the Mexico date, we have not forgotten you. Don't forget the Paris, British and Irish dates too, here's a quick reminder:
16th April - Paris, La Maroquinerie
21st April - Newcastle, Academy 2
22nd April - Manchester, Club Adademy
23rd April - London, Shepherd's Bush Empire
24th April - Leamington Spa, The Assembly
25th April - Sheffield, The Leadmill
26th April - Glasgow, The Barrowlands
29th April - Belfast, The Stiff Kitten
30th April - Dublin, Andrew's Lane Theatre
Also as the album release draws nearer and you can express your excitement by preordering the record from HERE in the UK and HERE in North America.
Finally, if you have a free minute today, you could vote for French Navy to be record of the week on one of our favourite radio shows by emailing the subject 'vote camera obscura french navy' to email@example.com
Speaking of French Navy, you can see the video for it HERE or on the Jocknroll blog (okay, we added that the last bit - The Cat)
Phew. Thanks for reading
The band xx"
USA – May
Thu 14 - Northampton MA Iron Horse - On Sale 3/24 HERE
Fri 15 - Philadelphia PA Tin Angel - On Sale 3/24 HERE
Sat 16 - New York NY City Winery - On Sale 3/30 HERE
Tue 19 - Sellersville PA Sellersville Theatre - On Sale 3/24 HERE
Wed 20 - Annapolis MD Rams Head On Stage - On Sale 3/24 HERE
Fri 21 - Teaneck NJ Mexicali Live - On Sale 3/28 HERE
Scotland – June
Fri 26 - Portree Isle Of Skye Community Centre 07900 390255 and venue box office
Sat 27 - Oban Corran Halls
01635 67333 and venue box office
Sun 28 - Kelso Tait Hall
01573 224269 and from Browns The Newsagents, Kelso
All June shows on sale Monday 30th March at 10am Online www.seetickets.com Hotline (24hrs) 0871 220 0260
October/November 24 date UK Tour info at www.proclaimers.co.uk/2003/the_gigs.html
Special Guests for the England & Wales shows will be Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Here are the details you need to know:
BEEPFEST Glasgow School of Art
May 9th 2009
30pm - 3am // 18+
Tickets £12.50 from www.
Thus far, in no particular order, it's Aberfeldy, Jim Noir, Duglas T Stewart, Apres Ski, The Beep Seals, The Junipers, Magic Arm, Wake The President, Snowgoose, The Wellgreen, Hidden Masters, Felt Tips.
DJ Sets - Traceyanne & Carey (Camera Obscura), Chris Geddes (Belle & Sebastian), Andrew Symington (Divine), Picante DJs, Eyes Wide Open and more TBC.
Monday, 16 March 2009
Now, wasn't that good? I feel all warm and tingly now.
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Monday, 9 March 2009
March 12: In the Netherlands the fine station VPRO will be broadcasting a performance taking place on March 12th
March 16: BBC Radio Scotland live on air between 8.00 and 10.00pm on Vic Galloway's show
March 25: Q Radio QPM session drive time
March 26: BBC 6 Music Mark Riley show live
ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE LOVES 1990s!
They say this about "The Box". "The Brit-pop trio storm back with one of their catchiest tunes yet. Over a giant thumping beat, Television -style guitar antics and raucous "ooohs" worthy of Gary Glitter's "Rock'n'Roll Part 2" singer Jackie McKeown delivers a brilliant kiss-off to a do-nothing mooch." 4 stars. Rest assured in the US Brit-pop means music coming from the UK not Camden's Good Mixer. Download "The Box" here for free: http://www.1990s.tv/audio/1990s_The%20Box.mp3
See this Sunday Mail feature about 1990s meeting Celtic legend Jan Vennegoor Of Hesselink. The photo in the print version is a gem.
Watch the second short video here:
TWO NEWLY ANNOUNCED SPECIAL INSTORE PERFORMANCES
March 22: Monorail, Glasgow
March 25: Rough Trade, East London
UK LIVE DATES
Exclusive London album release show: White Heat March 24
17 Dundee Doghouse
18 Aberdeen Moshulu
19 Derby Rockhouse
20 London Water Rats
21 Southampton Joiners
22 Oxford Academy
23 Winchester Tower
24 Manchester Roadhouse
26 Liverpool Academy 2
27 Cardiff Barfly
28 Bristol Acadmy 2
29 Birmingham Bar Academy
30 Kingston New Slang
1 Darlington Inside Out
3 Glasgow ABC 2
PRE ORDER NOW.
Remember "Kicks" is due for release March 23 in Europe and March 24 in North America.
To pre order go HERE:
To pre order in North America go to:
Jocknroll has done its bit, it's up to you now.
Sunday, 8 March 2009
Now there's a line-up you'd sell your Granny to see. Enjoy. Give generously.
Horse will also be treading the boards in June in support of her latest album "Coming Up For Air"
6 June: Fat Sams, Dundee
12 June: The Bush Hall, London
13 June: Queen's Hall, Edinburgh (tickets on sale now at www.queenshall.net)
The EP will be released for download through our own website and myspace, mail order and for sale at gigs.
The EP will be free to download from the website (although the address seems to link back to MySpace at the moment) if you register or will cost £4 for a physical product.
If you download the EP from the website and register you will receive via email all four tracks along with a personalised artwork featuring a unique download number and your name.
The unique download number will also entitle you free tracks and gigs in the future.
We feel that delivering a debut EP is about getting your music heard and the best way to do this is to give it away to you for nothing.
We have had a listen to the first mixes of the tunes produced in conjunction with the guys at Monomen studios and we think you will like them because they sound HUGE! Have a look at our videos to see us in the studio. To complement the release of the E.P we will be touring up and down the country so we hope you can come along to see us live...get involved!
There you go, support the finest thing to come out of Falkirk since the A904.
Raymy - Half Man Half Shortbread
Saturday, 7 March 2009
Contact us through the website or send us a clip via the e-mail address on the Jocknroll website.
Thursday, 5 March 2009
When is it happening?
This year's Homegame is taking place over Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of April 2009. There'll be music on Friday evening (from 5pm til 12am), all day Saturday (1pm - 12am) and until early evening on Sunday (1pm - 8pm), spread out over various halls across the town of Anstruther.
What sizes are the venues? Will I get to see everything?
We're selling 700 tickets this year - which is the most we've ever tried to sell. The largest venue we are using has a capacity of 350 people - which means, once a hall reaches full capacity, we can't let anyone else in until it empties.
However, we're going to have a fair few venues open at the same time - so if one venue is full, you should make your way to the next venue and try to catch some music there. Despite selling more tickets, we're still going to have some venues that can only take in 50 people, or less, at a time - so please be considerate, and try not to stay in one venue all weekend!
What happens if I miss my favourite act perform?!
If you miss out on your favourite act - don't worry! We're gonna try and get most of the acts to play twice over the weekend, in different venues. Just to keep things interesting.
Are there day tickets?
There are no single-day tickets - only weekend tickets available. You have a choice of purchasing a regular Homegame ticket (£64.50 each + postage), or a SOOOPER DOOOOPER ticket (£74.50 each + postage)
Oh. What is a SOOPER DOOPER Homegame ticket?
It's basically the same as a Homegame ticket ... except you get a deluxe Homegame edition of King Creosote's forthcoming album, 'Flick The V's' - that comes with bonus tracks (and will retail individually at £12 each) ... PLUS ... you get exclusive access to a secret venue over the weekend.
How many tickets can I buy?
You can buy 5 of either type of ticket at any one time. There is no limit on the amount of times you can purchase tickets ... but touters be warned! Tickets won't be sent out until very close to the event, so don't even think about selling your tickets on eBay! OKAY??
Postage will be a flat £1.50 total for all ticket orders. If you buy one ticket, your postage cost will total £1.50. If you buy 5 tickets, your postage will total £1.50. That's nice, isn't it?
Who is playing?
There'll be a bunch of acts from the Fence Records label, as well as a lot of very special guests. You can find out about the line-up on our news page - www.fencerecords.com
Is there anything else I should know?
* This is a friendly festival - so you'll make tons of new friends! Especially stewards! They are fun!
* This is a friendly festival, so don't act like a dick. Especially to the stewards. They're just doing their job.
* Don't expect to get into every venue - as there's limited capacities.
* If you've bought tickets you should look into booking accommodation pretty sharpish. Crail, St Monans, Elie, Pittenweem and Cellardyke are all really close to Anstruther.
LINE-UP IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
(but it probably won't change ... i just have to say that incase any of you complain!)
* KING CREOSOTE * MALCOLM MIDDLETON * EAGLEOWL * ROB ST JOHN * SLOW CLUB * BURNS UNIT * THE PICTISH TRAIL * THINGS IN HERDS * CANDYTHIEF * EMMA POLLOCK * JAMES YORKSTON * DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON * MEURSAULT * DE ROSA * FOXFACE * THE RED WELL * ROZI PLAIN * RACHAEL DADD * WIG SMITH * ICHI * FOUND * ART PEDRO * ADEM * KID CANAVERAL * SO COW * WITHERED HAND * HMS GINAFORE * LITTLE PEBBLE * MICHAEL JOHNSTON * KARINE POLWART * ADRIAN CROWLEY * PLAYER PIANO * ZIGGY CAMPBELL * STEVEN CRACKNELL (MEMORY BAND) * ANIMAL MAGIC TRICKS * HARDSPARROW * VIKING MOSES * EXPEDITION GUIDE * MELANCHOLICS ANONYMOUSE * GOLDEN GHOST * COME IN TOKYO * ONTHEFLY * LOVE.STOP.REPEAT * WIQWAR * ENGLISH BORE * EMILY SCOTT * THE PHANTOM BAND * LITTLE RAY * DOUG JOHNSTONE * WILL HODGKINSON * STRIKE THE COLOURS * GEORGE THOMAS * MARTIN JOHN HENRY * MARINA & THE DIAMONDS * OLO WORMS * VIVA STEREO * GUMMI BAKO * DJ DOMINIC * BOYWONDER * THE HAND * INSPECTOR TAPEHEAD * JAKE FLOWERS * PANDA SU * FRANÇOIS * THE CHEEK * JOHN B MCKENNA * JONNIE COMMON * DOOGIE PAUL * PETER GREENWOOD * IONA MARSHALL * REPORTER *There are some other acts still to be announced.
P.S. I've copied all this info over from their site so if there are any mistakes it's their fault!!
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Listen in as he bemoans the perils of being quoted out of time, plays tunes from old favourites (e.g. Camera Obscura and Sergeant) and introduces some young bucks, like The Shermans and Rieser. Glasgow Podcart, Irvine Welch and Dundee's answer to Milli Vanilli (sort of) guest star.
Tune in via iTunes or Radio Magnetic. You know it makes sense.