We don”™t know about you good folk, but we got tired of looking at the headache of the previous theme. It was ripe with potential, but I figured we were far too lazy to do anything with it. So we decided to use this theme instead. It”™s called”¦ something”¦ We shelled out $9 for it. Anyway, today we are going to fire off a quick bit of news.
Firstly, Cheltenham Underground”™s Decent Days and Nights Weekend is done and dusted. It is now in the past. Was it fantastic? Well, yes, it was. We”™re rounding up a bunch of reviews of the weekend which will be posted here:
Day 1 – Elliot Mason; Byron Vincent & A. F. Harrold
Day 2 – The David Goo Variety Band; Natalie Ross and Christian & Dominic
Day 3 – All Day Music for Winston”™s Wish (Part 1) (Part 2)
Day 4 – My First Tooth; pollyloves and Alexander John
Also this weekend in Cheltenham was the 4th annual Fairview Convention at the Kemble Inn organised for County Air Ambulance by Loz Apperly and Gordy Partridge. Some fantastic bands played including John Madden & Tom Mitchell, Stressechos, Uncle Slacker and The Coronettes. Word on the street is that quite a fair bit of money was raised, well done guys.
The final piece of news is regarding Spotisfaction itself. Dave and I have been talking about what we”™re going to do with this. We”™ve got some ideas, I”™ve been in talks with a few people and we”™re leaning towards making this a musical blog. So let”™s get the ball rolling. If you fancy writing news, features or reviews for us fire an email to email@example.com with “Application” in the subject field and a quick piece (minimum 500 words) about your favourite album. We”™ll make it easy for now. I understand that some of you may have already been told that we”™ll run your articles – and we will – so for now get them sent in to the spotisfaction email address and we”™ll start getting them published on here.
Finally, a playlist for today. Entitled “Relaunch”, this is just a handful of tracks to encompass the coming changes of Spotisfaction. In the meantime, please continue to submit your playlists.
- Erlend Oye – The Black Keys Work (Acapella)
- Peter Bjorn & John – Young Folks
- Quasi – Bye Bye Blackbird
- Metric – Gold Guns Girls
- Blood Red Shoes – I Wish I Was Someone Better
- The Subways – Oh Yeah
- LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls
- Bloc Party – Helicopter
- The Walkmen – The Rat
- Wonderswan – Hey Nature
- Secret Shine – Sun Warmed Water
- Sad Day For Puppets – Set Alight
- Caribou – Kaili
- Phoenix – Lisztomania (Alex Metric Remix)
- James Holden – Triangle Folds
- Nathan Fake – You Are Here (Fortdax Remix)
- Oh No Ono – Internet Warrior (Depreciation Guild Remix)
Erlend Oye has recently become Thom”™s hero, so let”™s kick this off with a very special, almost sacred vocal only track. Peter Bjorn and John are here to remind us were are indeed, Young Folks. LCD Soundsystem inform us that Drunk Girls are watching Sean Ferguson do the Helicopter to Bloc Party. Ending this playlist is a bunch of tracks we stole from Thom”™s “Notisfaction” series because they”™re pretty awesome.