New Noise

September 11, 2011

Hello there.

We’re playing a show on Saturday night at the Hare & Hounds Kings Heath. Here’s all the details you will need: Victories At Sea / Free School / Patterns. Victories At Sea are ace. Patterns are coming down from Manchester. Check out the video below. I love it. Sounds like earlier Animal Collective mixed with a bit of older Animal Collective. Which is pretty impressive.

Here’s Victories At Sea playing at Off The Cuff festival a few weeks back:

ThisIsTmrw are DJing in between the live stuff. Don’t get much better like….

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Swinging Party

June 19, 2011

Thanks to everyone who came down to the Bulls Head, Moseley on Friday night. Vigilance Committee were great. Don’t tell anyone we took our masks off halfway through. Boy, it was a hot one. HOT. TO. THE. TOUCH.
Meanwhile, dig this cover of The Replacements:

Here is the original:


Games (That We Can Play)

May 25, 2011

I saw Oneohtrix Point Never at ATP the other week. Mesmerising. Met Daniel (Lapatin) before the show and he was a lovely man too. Very chilled.

Daniel has another project called Games which is superb too, whereby he works with Joel Ford of Tigercity. I’ll be playing Shadows In Bloom at our DJ sets this weekend. Speaking of which, here are the details:

Friday 27th May – The Victoria, Birmingham. Launch of the Out of Bounds label, appearing alongside Discomendments

Saturday 28th May – Bull’s Head, Birmingham. Thisistmrw show, launching Mark E‘s new album Stone Breaker. Getting great press at the moment. Album of the week at Picadilly Records.


All delighted people raise their hands *raises hands*

May 24, 2011

Been a busy few weeks here at Free School HQ. First up was Sufjan Stevens at the Royal Festival Hall, which entered my top 5 gigs of all time (not a real list, just a notional one). I’ll let The Independent and the FT do the talking but I found it to be a phenomenal show. The crystal clarity of the vocals was at times unbelievable. The boldness, the courage and the invention. Blew. Me. Away.

Drowned In Sound have some great photos here.  I did a stoopid video for Winkball which you can see here.


Lamb is alive

December 2, 2008

stage lamb