Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Milk Maid 6Music

Milk Maid killed it on Sunday night at The Deaf Institute label launch bash. I took some photos over the weekend which you can see HERE . Marc Riley at 6Music struck while the iron was hot and invited them in for a session last night. Marc's show is consistently great, he's a wonderful dude, has been in two of the best Manchester bands ever and has played host to a remarkable number of underground bands doing sessions. You can listen to the three Milk Maid tracks and a short interview with them HERE

Friday, 27 August 2010

Gun Outfit

Just got around to picking up the Gun Outfit album and I've finally stopped listening to REM who've soundtracked the last couple of months for me. Dean from No Age has just put out the album on his PPM label and they're heading over to the UK in November. I'm not gonna try and describe the album cos I haven't figured it out yet. You can get the original demos for their website HERE

Thursday, 26 August 2010


I'm mourning the loss of TOTP after a lunchtime trawling the YouTube archives. Obviously it was predominantly rubbish, especially in the 2000's, but the BBC/major label machine would occasionally drop it's guard and a band like Lilys would be on. Admittedly 'Nanny In Manhattan' was all over a Levis ad (I think it was for Silver Tabs, which my mum bought me in Fort Lauderdale that summer) but seeing them on TOTP seemed strangely subversive at the time. Looking back you have to admire a band that went on prime time TV and went out of their way to play their hit song absolutely nothing like the recorded version. Kurt Heasley's a totally underrated songwriter and this is just total magic imho.

The Sun Electric Band

I don't know much about this band except my buddy Paul at Too Cool To Die likes them and Ross from the band got in touch to buy an old 4Track of mine. Whether he buys it or not is still up in the air and I'll keep you informed on this issue obviously... Anyways, this song jumped up and bit me so I'm posting it here. Shock Town reminds me of Real Estate or The Mantles, both fine bands but not from the beautiful North West of England, which is a place close to my heart. Sun Electric Band play the Kings Cross Social Club on 28th October and Rossendale Football Club on 24th September. The Rossendale show sounds awesome

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Maybe soon I'm gonna get sick of reverb drenched sunshine lo-fi. Mike Sniper at Captured Tracks certainly isn't. Aias are the latest in a seemingly endless line of ace bands from the Brooklyn label and probably one of the best so far. According to their MySpace, they hail from Barcelona and they describe themselves as an 'All Girl Summer Fun Band' which is just about the best type of band. Anyways, I have good news and bad news... good news - they're playing London on 11th September... Bad news - it's at the Old Blue Last

Download courtesy of Neu Magazine

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Suffering Jukecast #2

Here's the second ever Suffering Jukecast and it's particularly copyright flaunting this time. The lousy British weather has been getting everyone down, so stick this on, close your eyes and imagine you're in California. These are some of my favourites

1. Gardening At Night - R.E.M.
2. Dance The Night Away - Colleen Green
3. Ginger - Lilys
4. Love Athena - Olivia Tremor Control
5. Lady Friend - The Byrds
6. Beyond The Shore - Former Bullies
7. Sparky's Dream (BBC Session) - Teenage Fanclub
8. Rain Of Crystal Spires - Felt
9. Anytime You Want - Eric's Trip
10. Jesus Was Way Cool - King Missile

Suffering Podcast #2 by Suffering Jukebox

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Stuff Etc

A few people have written about us in the last few days (no-one from Manchester ha) including a really nice post on the Vice site about the label and all the bands. You can get a load of MP3s on there aswell. Pitchfork have this new Altered Zones blog that's made up of lots of other blogs... 20jazzfunkgreats, Transparent, Gorilla V Bear etc. 20jazzfunkgreats were nice enough to write about Colleen Green here

The Mazes tape that Italian Beach Babes issued last week has been repressed as the original bunch sold out. Couple of reviews on Tapelove and Norman's Records

OK back to work and listening to Sebadoh vs Helmet

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Launch Night

We're having a special launch night for the record label at The Deaf Institute on 29th August... Bank Holiday Sunday! All of the bands on the label will play except for Colleen Green because she lives in America. Our friends from Comfortable On A Tightrope and the Pigeon Post blog will be DJing and I'm hoping for the greatest ever merch table.

We're not really gonna have a running order for bands...I guess you just have to get down early

You can attend on Facebook here

Monday, 2 August 2010

Rock Show

Mazes & Brown Brogues played in Manchester on Saturday with our buddies Waiters and Boy or Bison. Folly Of Youth was nice enough to document the show and post a couple of songs up on YouTube.

You Snooze, You Lose

The Brown Brogues tape album is out now from Rough Trade and our Big Cartel. It's warts and all account of their very first recordings but it's all killer. Only 50 copies in total, so don't snooze on it... Buy it HERE