Electric Tape Recorder @ Old No. 7


Electric Tape Recorder is back in action after a spot of resting. With newer material (the only oldie they played was ‘Blackwave’) being played to a small but engaged audience at the filing cabinet of rock called Old No. 7, they seemed ready to put their rocking hats on. 

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Preview – XRAY 10

The latest edition of X Ray Horse Music will be this Friday 10th of December at The Harley (home of good gin and killer strawberry cider) with some cool bands to check out.

In preparation of this event, here’s a few samples of stuff you will hear this Friday (after paying the door tax of 5 pounds, 4 for early birds or 3 if you have a NUS card). In alphabetical order, you get:

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Happy hour at The Grapes

Electric Tape Recorder, The Unfortunate Incident and Pisco Sour Hour @ The Grapes

Pisco, the lovely people behind themed-shows at The Grapes, offered a night of varied acts. The motif for the night? Bad luck, it seems, as there were mock broken mirrors, black cats, open umbrellas, stairs and a copy of Tony Blair’s memoir.

One of the hardest jobs in the world has to be opening a night at a sparsely populated gig room, but even with these odds against them, Electric Tape Recorder did a very good show. ‘Rope’ is a great song live (love the precarious balance between a calm voice and a yelp that’s ready to become a scream).

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The Sloucher Mix CD – Autumn edition

Oh, dear, did you read that last comic we made and think: who can save us?

The answer,  sadly, will come ’round October. In the meantime, how does an entire free cd of music sound?

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Tramlines 2010 – Saturday

Saturday 24: Pata de Perro (Sheffield Alabama Death March).

Day started out nicely with the Bromheads‘ flashmob in front of the Student Union of the University of Sheffield. A sparse but eager crowd was there, told by organisers that as soon as the band started playing, they had to freeze in position, with poses as silly as they could muster to keep for 2 minutes.

The song played was ‘Friends’ (the very one they played when they got chased out of the City Library twice in April). Afterwards it was time to take the Busker Bus, which arrived not late not early, but exactly when it was expected to arrive. After cramming everyone inside, the band haphazardly started to play ‘Friends’ again.

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