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by julieocean
Sat Aug 08, 2015 06:50
Forum: uk and ireland
Topic: Coventry & Warwickshire
Replies: 0
Views: 3003

Coventry & Warwickshire

I'm well aware I'm on a hiding to nothing here, but I've now (sort of) moved to Cov and I was wondering if a) there was ANYTHING going on here and b) if there are any other indiepoppers in the area. If nothing else, I'm hoping the Birminghams might swing by occasionally and tell me about all the exc...
by julieocean
Wed May 27, 2015 06:27
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Real things that should be band names but aren't
Replies: 129
Views: 39496

Re: Real things that should be band names but aren't

The Sainsburys at Fosse Park has a whole aisle dedicated to Ambient Fruit, which has to be the best name for a prog rock band ever!
by julieocean
Sat May 17, 2014 13:05
Forum: popshows and clubs
Topic: GOING UP THE COUNTRY 2014
Replies: 44
Views: 7133

Re: GOING UP THE COUNTRY 2014

Very excited about playing in the car park again this year. Have we been officially instated as the GUTC house band yet?
by julieocean
Sat May 17, 2014 13:03
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Real things that should be band names but aren't
Replies: 129
Views: 39496

Re: Real things that should be band names but aren't

If we're extending it to people's names, surely Goodluck Jonathan has to be on the list?
by julieocean
Sat Feb 22, 2014 14:16
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Real things that should be band names but aren't
Replies: 129
Views: 39496

Re: Real things that should be band names but aren't

On a similar political theme, how about 'The Rainbow Alliance Beer, Fags and Skittles Party'?
by julieocean
Mon Feb 17, 2014 20:26
Forum: popshows and clubs
Topic: Leicester Indiepop Alldayer 2014, 22nd March
Replies: 78
Views: 11127

Re: Leicester Indiepop Alldayer 2014, 22nd March

The Cookie's basement is a nice space and very central, but I don't know about their hire charges and they have their Sunday Social between 6 and 9. Apparently the Looking Glass is under new management, but it's a bit far out and, again, I don't know about availability/charges. Cafe Bruxelles were t...
by julieocean
Sat Feb 01, 2014 22:33
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Real things that should be band names but aren't
Replies: 129
Views: 39496

Re: Real things that should be band names but aren't

This one's a film, rather than an organisation, but I always thought that "Progressive Farming in Basutoland" would make an excellent band name!
by julieocean
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:32
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Christmas Songs!(I made one... but can you recommend others)
Replies: 35
Views: 7619

Re: Christmas Songs!(I made one... but can you recommend oth

P.S You'll never guess who is dressed as Father Christmas in that photo ;) It looks like John Craven! I'll be really disappointed if it isn't. I'd not heard that Research song, it's ACE! I love Christmas songs - all Christmas songs - but my favourite indiepop Christmas song is probably 'Merry Chris...
by julieocean
Mon Dec 09, 2013 09:42
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Real things that should be band names but aren't
Replies: 129
Views: 39496

Re: Real organisations that should be band names

The Apple and Pear Publicity Council
by julieocean
Fri Nov 08, 2013 22:15
Forum: popshows and clubs
Topic: Leicester Indiepop Alldayer 2014, 22nd March
Replies: 78
Views: 11127

Re: Leicester Indiepop Alldayer 2014, 22nd March

You could ask Kev and Linda from Cherry Coloured Pop/Ready Steady Girls to do the disco. They have their own kit and play everything on vinyl. They also know how to get a room going (ask anyone who's been to Going Up the Country!).

https://www.facebook.com/groups/333916976210/
by julieocean
Sat Oct 19, 2013 13:29
Forum: uk and ireland
Topic: Leicester
Replies: 225
Views: 61305

Re: Leicester

The record shop was Backtracks. It used to be in a very damp basement in Cank Street and probably moved to the arcade in the early 90s? Well Gosh (now on the High Street - sells a lot of 'designer'/surfer stuff) was a 2nd hand clothes shop and The Wardrobe (now in Royal Arcade) also used to be in th...
by julieocean
Fri Oct 11, 2013 17:49
Forum: bands looking for shows
Topic: The Sunbathers
Replies: 7
Views: 3410

Re: The Sunbathers

The stupid thesis is in which means THE SUNBATHERS ARE BACK!!!!!!! If you have a slot on your bill that's crying out for a small but perfectly formed acoustic duo from the landlocked East Midlands who write songs about the sea, we're your band! You can PM me or The Sunbathers here, or email us at in...
by julieocean
Sat Aug 31, 2013 09:38
Forum: popshows and clubs
Topic: Fri 30/08: Colour Me Wednesday + ONSIND + No Ditching. Nottm
Replies: 17
Views: 3730

Re: Fri 30/08: Colour Me Wednesday + ONSIND + No Ditching. N

I am so distraught that we didn't make this is the end (I was in the office til nearly 11 still trying to beat my thesis into submission!). Was it, in fact, the best thing ever?
by julieocean
Fri Aug 30, 2013 21:32
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Boring Indie
Replies: 339
Views: 73774

Re: Boring Indie

I beg to differ that all music may by 15 year olds is necessarily rubbish. My son's band (sadly now no more, due to a chair throwing incident) were all 15-17 when they recorded their first EP and its a masterpiece compared to that.

http://leavingparty.bandcamp.com/album/roots
by julieocean
Fri Aug 30, 2013 09:20
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Boring Indie
Replies: 339
Views: 73774

Re: Boring Indie

Oh my. There just aren't the words, are there? Personal highlight was the birds" whistling to themselves".
by julieocean
Mon Aug 26, 2013 22:46
Forum: we love public transport
Topic: It's FUNicular
Replies: 5
Views: 6922

Re: It's FUNicular

Just been trawling through lists of Sue Jay reports on the MACE website and stumbled across this! http://www.macearchive.org/Archive/Title/atv-today-12101972-cliff-railway-at-bridgnorth/MediaEntry/18118.html p.s. I think they've changed their media player recently and wouldn't work in Chrome, but se...
by julieocean
Wed Aug 21, 2013 22:38
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Best Indiepop Compilation?
Replies: 44
Views: 6069

Re: Best Indiepop Compilation?

i second what would you want a japanese to do? and all the vinyl japan comps, especially http://i.imgur.com/JecYP65.png I don't have this, which is a bit remiss as it features what may be my favourite song of all time - You'll Never Never Know by Dislocation Dance - and one by me too. How often doe...
by julieocean
Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:40
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Colour Me Wednesday
Replies: 69
Views: 19810

Re: Colour Me Wednesday

We ordered the Mega Bargain bundle on the internets last night and have been listening to our free download all morning. It's just as awesome as I expected and includes all their live standards, so it turns out I already know most of the words and have been singing along at the top of my voice. I do...