Event Preview: Camden Crawl 2009, April 24th & 25th.

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What? Camden Crawl

Purveyors of crap cider, Gaymers, sponsor the Camden Crawl 2009 this coming weekend. The deal is buy a wristband and get access to 40 venues and 150 artists over the two days. The focus is on up and coming bands but there are a few big names thrown in for good measure.

Tickets? Weekend wristbands (£60) and Friday single Day tickets (£36) available from CCrawl Website if you’re quick.  *SOS

Music Mule Highlights:
(FFO = For Fans Of)

Friday Only
Echo & The Bunnymen – 80’s Liverpool legends. FFO: 80’s Disco
Filthy Dukes – High fidelity electro-disco freak outs.  FFO: Hot Chip, Justice, Metronomy.
Circlesquare – Young British Columbian plays pounding, melancholy, bass-fuelled treats. FFO: Leonard Cohen, Tones On Tail, Pole.
The Temper Trap – Hot as hell Ozzie band set to take over the indie world. FFO: TVOTR, U2 riffs, Radiohead.
The Virgins – Brooklyn cool kids play disco tinged guitar anthems. So hot right now! FFO: The Strokes, The rapture, The Libertines.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Karen O and her mighty band are set to Blitz London. FFO: YYYs!
New Rhodes – Bristol/London band who have supported Razorlight, The Killers, The Futureheads and Bloc Party. FFO: The Smiths, White Lies, The Killers.
Goldheart Assembly – London’s Fleet Foxes? Probably not but worth a look.
Hella Cholla – girl-boy duo, acoustic guitar, powerful, playful female voice FFO: Florence and The Machine.
Django Django – Sound like a lot of fun. FFO: Archie Bronson Outfit meets Animal Collective.

mp3: Django Django – Fire Water
mp3: The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
mp3: Circlesquare – Hey You Guys
mp3: Goldheart Assembly – Wolves and Thieves
mp3: Filthy Dukes – This Rhythm

Saturday Only
An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump – crazy gothed up female 3-piece playing ferocious post punk. FFO: Scary music.
Banjo Or Freakout – Beautiful bedroom made, dream like pop songs. FFO: Panda Bear, Ariel Pink.
Blk Jks – Great Johannasberg band FFO: TV On The Radio,
Eugene McGuinness
– Young Liverpool songsmith. Vocal acrobatics and a way with lyrics. FFO: Arctic Monkeys, Jeremy Warmsley, Willy Mason.
Gold Teeth – Rising London stars. Playful, rhythmic indie pop/rock. FFO: Gorillaz, Blur, Team Waterpolo.
Golden Silvers – danceable, keyboard led indie pop gems. Ones to watch. FFO: New Order, Fryars, The Smiths.
King Creosote – Scotland’s king Creosote plays beautiful folk with attention to detail. FFO: Bonnie Prince Billy, James Yorkston, The Sleeping Years.
Ou Est Le Swimming Pool – Camden 3-piece playing gorgeous syhnth lead dance tunes. FFO: Empire Of The Sun, Passion Pit, Neon Neon.
Shitty Limits – Rough Trade approved UK punks set to cause some noise. FFO: Sex Pistols, The Ramones, The Clash.
Televised Crimewave – London based Northerners Telvised Crimewave have been turning heads in the capital. FFO: YYY, Pixies, Nirvana.
The Fall – Mark E Smith’s legendary band head to Camden. Big favourites of John Peel. FFO: most modern guitar bands with any balls.
Your Twenties – Twee indie pop gems. FFO: Belle & Sebastien, The Rosebuds.

mp3: Gold Teeth – Confused Blue
mp3: Golden Silvers – True Romance (True No.9 Blues)
mp3: Banjo Or Freakout – Upside Down
mp3: Televised Crimewave – Kids
mp3: Eugene McGuinness – Nightshift

Friday & Sat
Alessi’s Ark – Young Alessi is about to release her first album which deserves to make her a star. FFO: Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart.
Chew Lips – One of the hottest new indie/elctro acts around. Like DFA fronted by Moloko. FFO: DFA, Moloko innit!
Fight Like Apes – New agit rock band from Dublin. A lot of fun, attitude and energy by the sounds of it. FFO: YYY, Pixies, Sky Larkin.
Flashguns – Another new MusicMule favourite. Teenagers writing guitar tunes way ahead of their years. FFO: The Clash, The Libertines, Bloc Party.
James Yuill – The king of the new folk/electro movement in London. Quality tunes and great energy live. FFO: Chemical Bros meets Kings Of Convenience.
Marina And The Diamonds – Another new strong female vocie. Psychedelic and eccentric with a rich vocal style. FFO: Florence & The Machine, VV Brown.
Sportsday Megaphone – Favourites of Radio 1 DJ and Bestival curator Rob Da Bank. ‘A one mand electro blizzard’ accoridng to Sunday Best. FFO: James Yuill, The Boy Least likely To.
The Big Pink – London duo playing part Madchester, part shoegaze and set to cause a stir this year. Their debut album is out now on 4AD. FFO: Stone Roses, My Bloody Valentine, School Of Seven Bells.
The Invisible – London trio set to release their debut album on March 2nd. Clever, off kilter, funky pop tunes. FFO: TV On The Radio, Hot Chip.
The Joy Formidable – Stunning new 3-piece. Great front lady and msuical muscle throughout the band. FFO: Interpol, YYY, School Of Seven Bells.
The XX – Smooth, elctro tinged dark pop. FFO: The Velvet Underground, The Kills.

mp3: The Big Pink – Velvet
mp3: The XX – Blood Red Moon
mp3: The Invisible – London Girl
mp3: Fight Like Apes – Lend Me Your Face
mp3: Chew Lips – Solo


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