Singles Review: Owen, Hey Sholay, Wampire, Black Moth, Witch Hunt, Olof Arnalds, Wax Fang, The Crimea
Greetings, readers who appreciated the nods to the classic G.I. Joe* cartoon in G.I. Joe Retaliation! Welcome to another edition of our “reviewing releases late again” single reviews column.
In honour to our recent re-obsession with Sigur Ros‘ ( ), we are nicknaming our reviewers after each track. If this doesn’t make sense, then you xylo no fi lo, you so, so no filo.
Ah, singles, right:
Singles Review : Dead Sons, Hey Sholay, Fashoda Crisis, Ohnomoon, I am Kloot, Letting up despite great faults, Wild Swim, Crowns, Deaf Club
Greetings, readers! I was kicked out of an artsy fartsy gig the other day. Why? I dunno, but one day I’ll reveal the truth and it will be as massive as Wikileaks, but with more kebabs and less sexual harassing (alleged or not). Why am I not allowed to walk into a venue wearing noodles? I want to wear noodles, you obey, ok? You are insulting my pastafarian beliefs if you chuck me out of your lil’ venue, you bald-headed gorilla!
Phew, sorry, for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself. This week’s singles come courtesy of Red House Painters, because they were awesome, yo!
Ah, singles, right:
‘My blood’ is the newest single by Hey Sholay, splintering from their rather excellent album ((O)) (allegedly pronounced paréntesis paréntesis bolita paréntesis paréntesis).
You can read our review of the album here, you can read an interview with one of their members here and you can read an interview with their nemesis right here. Now go and buy the album ‘cuz it’s good.
Tramlines Festival 2012: Saturday 21st July
Saturday at Tramlines is always the main event and the day you can pack more into (not being at work and all). As the sun finally appeared, I made my way to the band stand in Weston Park to catch The Early Cartographers who, with their expansive line-up and multi-instrumental nature, were a good fit for a lunchtime slot on a sunny Saturday. They do have a dark side though, blinding several small children in ugly sweet-throwing scenes (joking, of course). (more…)
Tramlines 2012. It was a long experience as somehow I thought I could manage to get as many bands as I could if I did half-sets.
I probably shouldn’t plan gig attendances while surrounded by chemicals in the analytical lab.
In the spirit of inside jokes (I.e. the quest of the perfect name for a label), here’s my caffeine-fuelled review. (more…)
Singles Reviewed : Hey Sholay, Screaming Maldini, Rumour Cubes, Simian Ghost, Dinosaurs are shit dragons, Black Gold of the Sun
Greetings, readers who know the historical inaccuracies in Oliver Stone’s JFK. He didn’t took crazy pills, he overdoses on them. I preferred him when he was writing mental things like Scarface or Any Given Sunday, though…
This week’s singles come courtesy of Tacos Los Latosos, the best tacos in ALL of Mexico City. You know it, I know it, God knows it. And you wouldn’t go against God, would ya? Unless you don’t believe in Her (yes, God is a female), in that case, then those tacos aren’t the best. Shit.
Ah, singles, right:
Greetings, humans and carbon units pretending to be humans, it’s me, Orestes P. Xistos with a quick news round-up for your reading displeasure:
-Singer & songwriter Jess Morgan is currently running a funding campaign through the very useful Pledge Music to get her debut album funded. Just a few days left, but it’s sounding pretty nifty. Get more details here.
-Pssst! You want some free mix cds? We have given away 3, tres, three, trois very good mixes in the last months! We had one for the Mexican celebration of Posadas, then we had one for Boxing Day, so you Brits can’t accuse us of not blending in. We also had one celebrating that religious experience called the Superbowl. With Tamales. Click here and check out new and exciting bands!
-The people at Cognitive Dissonance have joined forces with Café Music Studios and Supernormal Festival to create Symbiosis, a project looking to help a band mix & master a record, get PR from Cognitive Dissonance and play at Supernormal Festival. Read more about the line up right here.
-Local superheroes (they are kinda like the West Coast Avengers, really) Hey Sholay has just signed with Fierce Panda Records. Catch up with an interview we did to one of their members (allegedly), check a couple of reviews from their recordings (split ep, single, tape and pray to Jebus they didn’t give up the KAOSSilator for lent. Want more Hey Sholay stuff? An interview with their biggest enemy and a poem, maybe?
-Do you live in Sheffield and fear for the future of our very nice librarians after those stupid cuts were made? You can help them by joining them on February 29th at the Quaker Meeting House (map), from 6:30 pm onwards.
-What is WTF Festival? Well, it’s an event with several musical genres and poetry at Ruta Maya in Austin, Texas. The date? March 14th. The catch? Well, they’re struggling for funding. Here’s a kickstarter link. Need to know more? Here’s their website.
-After a couple of EPs (yes, two!), Louise Distras will now record a full length album in London, produced by Pat Collier (who has worked with Maximo Park and New Model Army) and Steve Whale. Ms. Distras next festival appearance will be at Another Winter Of Discontent Festival, London.
-Are you enjoying lent? We aren’t and have now created our own cult, led by mythical figure (and gonzo pet) Orestes “P. is for Phony” Xistos. JOIN THE CULT OF COWDONIA, human! (unless you don’t like milk).
It’s a cold evening, I’m pretty worn out from a lacklustre final day of work before the Christmas break, so what better way to enliven my evening that watching Hey Sholay, with support from Mad Colours and The Hot Soles at The Harley?
Accompanied by my *already* inebriated (soon to become heavily inebriated) mates Ancliff and Titch, this review begins honest and professionally enough, but as you will evidently read, soon becomes defied by their insistence to add comment and opinion.
I apologise in advance. (more…)
Well, Ladies, Gentlemen and Demented Fictional Characters, we at Sloucher.org pride ourselves in being very democratic (natch!) and we ALWAYS want to hear both sides of the story. Whether from rock vs pop, Surrealists vs Realists and Trekkies vs Anoraks, we thrive on hearing both sides of the story (both literally and the Phil Collins song).
With that said, on Monday we brought you the interview with one of our fave bands of all times, Hey Sholay. If you missed it, click here. If not, well, you might be wondering why EVERY SINGLE FRICKIN‘ SINGLES COLUMNS WE HAVE DONE have a cartoon at the bottom complaining about Hey Sholay upstaging him. (more…)
Once upon a time, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back when men were birch trees and women were ash trees (whole meaning to birds and the bees, uh?), we asked Hey Sholay to give us an interview.
Sadly, it was just on the eve of a world tour that included kicking Onslaught‘s butt (fuckin’ Marvel comics…). After all that droning, playing and sashaying, the band went into recording BUT they were very kind and sent their newest member to talk to us.
Beware, he’s NO ordinary rabbit. (more…)
Hey ho ho homies! Tis the season for clichés and bad puns (no change from our usual dross, then?) and it seems The Harley has delivered a mince pie* of a line up with: (more…)
Every year, the city of Sheffield goes into full party mode and hosts the Tramlines festival, a veritable smogarsbord of musical talents, packed venues and heat stroke incidents (some of them rather unfortunate).
The new (ish) S1 Artspace hosted on July 1st , 2011 (a day of infamy for kebab joints) the single launch gig for Hey Sholay ( a single we reviewed).
peons dear readers, here’s a round up of lovely tunes we’ve been listening to. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
(with apologies to everyone)
Let me tell you a little story
in horrible sixth form heraldic poetry
the story of a horrid pink tape
and all the lives it ruined.
Hey Sholay – Self-titled furry pink tape
The Skinny: A country skipping tape.
The review proper: Seriously, it was in Mexico, USA and United Kingdom. But that’s another story…
Live Review: Hey Sholay, Supported by The Book Club, & Seize the Chair @ The Forum 09.02.11
First up is Sheffield-based band Seize The Chair, who play an enjoyable brand of chugging geek rock with a distinctly British feel. With a swift drummer, some distortion (talk to Sam about this, he’s the expert) and a really fun, riotous frontman, Seize the Chair got the crowd suitably warmed up and slopping beer down themselves – always a good sign.
I was walking home and noticed that a couple of snowflakes were dropping from the sky like Russian paratroopers.
I ran home and locked the door, needing something to keep me warm and that wasn’t going to make me endure ANOTHER replay of Blur’s “The Universal”.
Then I went online and found this on youtube. Sure warmed the cockles.
Do visit Hey Sholay at:
It’s Friday (hey, where did the week go, uh?) and we have a veritable selection of songs we’ve listened, either because we like them or because we were bribed with Mars bars.
God, I love Mars bars. But I digress…
This week brings us: Hey Sholay!, Toy Horses, (the) Smashing Pumpkins and Humanfly. Read on.
It was a dark and stormy night. But then again, it is the start of the autumn season, so a slant towards “nippy” is expected. I met Pips and Rucks at Cream in Broomhill and after lying our ways into 1970 (portrayed by the Bingo Hall of Queens’ Social Club), we went into Rollerpalooza II.
Just so you know, I watched Rollerball (the 70s one) before the event. I was ready to use dropkicks, spiked gloves and dance to the tune of Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. Instead, I wore a fez, because I’m a nerd.
Yonderboy + Hey Sholay + Alvarez Kings + Bromheads @ The Harley, August 28th, 2010
A four band show was done by Xray Horse Music on saturday the 28th at The Harley (now with more gin), under the consolidating flag of good tunes for a big audience that pretty much packed the place.
So much for a quiet bank holiday.