Blue Monday

Apparently today is Blue Monday; the most depressing day of the year. The weather is certainly doing its best to assist with that, but music isn’t! What a treat today has been for my ears.

This Town Needs Guns -

First up, the brand new This Town Needs Guns album has been released and blimey, what a cracker. I had the misfortunate of reading a review which gave it 5/10 and provided inaccurate reference points such as Foals and Two Door Cinema Club. Let me tell you this – it’s a strong 9/10 and if you’re in need of some reference points, may I suggest Pinback, Braid and of course, any Kinsella project such as Owls, American Football, Make Believe et al.

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Ever Since The Lake Caught Fire.

The first release on the recordings arm of Pay For The Piano is the debut single from Newcastle’s Ever Since The Lake Caught Fire:

Ever Since The Lake Caught Fire – A Fire Born In Dallas


1. A Fire Born In Dallas
2. Wolverine Figurine
3. A Fire Born In Dallas (Razmataz Lorry Excitement remix)

Released Monday 19th May 2008 on limited edition mini CD and digital download.

Catch them on tour in April:

Friday 11th April MIDDLESBROUGH Sumo @ The Cornerhouse *
Saturday 12th April HUDDERSFIELD You Are Invited @ Bar 1:22 ^
Sunday 13th April GLASGOW Nice ’n’ Sleazy’s ^
Monday 14th April NEWCASTLE End Bar ^
Tuesday 15th April LEEDS Royal Park Cellars
Thursday 17th April BRIGHTON Greenhouse Effect
Friday 18th April LONDON Silver Rocket @ Buffalo Bar
Saturday 19th April DONCASTER Vintage Rock Bar

* with Haunts
^ with Marvins Revolt

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