Monday 20 December 2010

I LIKE TRAINS have released this wonderful festive FREE download, with their take on Wham's classic 'Last Christmas' Take a listen right now.
I LIKE TRAINS play their last show of 2010 with a sold out show in Paris on Friday 17th supporting White Lies and The Vaccines before embarking on a huge tour of their own in January and February with a newly announced show in London on March 10th. Full tour dates below.
12th Jan 2011 Comet Club – Berlin
13th Jan 2011 Perron 55 – Venlo
14th Jan 2011 Ekko – Utrecht
15th Jan 2011 Botanique Rotonde – Brussels
17th Jan 2011 Karlstorbahnhof – Heidelberg (support from Delay Trees)
18th Jan 2011 Gleis 22 – Munster (support from Delay Trees)
19th Jan 2011 Gebaude 9 – Cologne (support from Delay Trees)
21st Jan 2011 Knust – Hamburg (support from Delay Trees)
22nd Jan 2011 Beatpol – Dresden (support from Delay Trees)
23rd Jan 2011 Brotfabrik – Frankfurt (support from Delay Trees)
24th Jan 2011 Kranhalle – Munich (support from Delay Trees)
26th Jan 2011 Chelsea – Vienna
27th Jan 2011 Ligera – Milan
28th Jan 2011 Bronson – Ravenna
29th Jan 2011 Rote Fabrik – Zurich
30th Jan 2011 Rocking Chair – Vevey
31st Jan 2011 La Rocher Palmer – Bordeaux
2nd Feb 2011 The Hope – Brighton (support from Napoleon IIIrd)
3rd Feb 2011 Moles – Bath (support from Napoleon IIIrd)
5th Feb 2011 Norwich Arts Centre – Norwich (support from Napoleon IIIrd)
6th Feb 2011 The Jericho - Oxford (support from Napoleon IIIrd)
7th Feb 2011 Nottingham Bodega - Nottingham (support from Napoleon IIIrd)
9th Feb 2011 Fusion – Sheffield (support from Napoleon IIIrd)
10th Feb 2011 Shipping Forecast – Liverpool (support from Napoleon IIIrd)
11th Feb 2011 The Duchess – York (support from Napoleon IIIrd)
10th March 2011 Camden Barfly – London - XFM show
HE WHO SAW THE DEEP their second full length LP is out now.

Friday 17 December 2010

Crimbo Crown of Lights

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Ho!, Ho!, Ho!. Yes YGG, in the words of legendary dodger of good fashion, Noddy Holder - IT'S CHRIIIIIIISTMAAASS!! And just as you're all having office / school / support groups Chrimbo do's, so are we :) And we're doing it in real style with a line up of artists fit for a King's Christmas stocking. No fillers here though, strictly class acts all the way....

ANOTHER WASTED SUMMER are a Band Nights favourite from previous nights and this years festivals. These great local young muscians will kickstart the party into action for the bands with their unique, and very catchy brand of RAWK!!

Blister FactoryTHE BLISTER FACTORY hardly need any introduction around these parts. A massively popular band, they have a wealth of experience gained over many years playing all over the country. With a mixture of classic covers and their own instantly recognisable material, this is the perfect band for keeping the party going.

Finishing the night off in real style is one of the best bands on the local scene today. LITTLE VEGAS LIES is a band full of hugely gifted musicians who play a variety of styles, but with a very distinctive edge which is all their own. If stylish, well played, good old rock n roll is what you're after, these guys certainly deliver the goods !!

Now, we will also have the normal acoustic artist playing between bands, but JOHN MILLER can hardly be described as 'normal'. Usually to be found energetically fronting the highly acclaimed Gods of Rock - CREME BRULEE, John is a consummate entertainer, here to be seen in all of his unplugged glory! Who knows what the hell he'll play - last time he took requests and we got everything from U2, through Green Day to Lady Gaga !! (I'm gonna ask for Dizzie Rascal - that should foil him, muhaha!)

OK, as always entry is as free as sand from the desert, and the beer cheap and plentyful and Black Sheep now on long handle at just £2.20 a pint for the real ale fans! So, come down, get involved and get yersen in the mood for Chrimbletide in style !! Be there, or be somewhere absolutely pants in comparison instead ;o)

Luv'n'sloppy stuff

Pete xx

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Saturday 4 December 2010

I Value The Arts- make your voice heard!!

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Kate Adie. Photo by Steve BrockDear Friend,
I am so pleased that, like me, you are supporting I Value the Arts. The campaign aims to provide a voice for everyone who values the arts in their community and it has now received 16,430 pledges of support. This is great news, and a true reflection of how cultural services are an integral part of every community. However, in light of recent developments it is now more important than ever that everyone has the opportunity to sign up. I would like you to help raise the profile of the I Value the Arts campaign and get more people involved. It is vital that you get in touch with as many people as you can and ask them to pledge their support at

As you may know, the recent Comprehensive Spending Review left local councils facing an average cut of 28 per cent. The non-statutory status of local funding for cultural services has meant that the arts sector is left vulnerable to bear the brunt of these local authority cuts.

Unfortunately last month, Somerset County Council became the first local authority to announce that it was axing all of its arts funding. Not only has this signalled a cultural decline for the county itself, it has also set a precedent for other local authorities to follow suit.
The arts are an easy target for cuts, and the repercussions of Somerset _ s decision are already being felt. Darlington Borough Council is preparing to withdraw the subsidy from Darlington Civic Theatre and the Darlington Arts Centre; which may lead to their closure, as it attempts to trim £22m from its £107m budget. The arts in Rochdale are also facing significant cuts, as budgets for all parts of the arts and heritage service are to be severely reduced, often by 50 per cent.

To prevent lasting damage being done to the arts, I Value the Arts has given supporters in affected areas relevant and useful information about plans for the arts in their community with practical suggestions about how they can make a difference. Of course, the more signatories we have, the more people there are to take action. So please, forward this email to as many people as you can and ask them to pledge their support at:

The more support we have the louder our voice and the louder we shout the more likely we are to be heard.

For more information about the campaign, go to or you can call the National Campaign for the Arts on 020 7287 3777

Thanks for your support
Kate Adie
Chair, National Campaign for the Arts

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