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Levis Ones To Watch presents: The Temper Trap + Flashguns @ The Fly, April 30th.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , , , on April 24, 2009 by musicmuleblog

The Temper Trap @ The British Music Party, SXSW 2009 by

What? The Temper Trap / Flashguns / Animal Kingdom

Those Levis guys think they’re so on it with their ‘Ones to Watch’ lark (and sometimes they are!) but regular readers will know Music Mule’s been singing the praises of The Temper Trap and Flashgguns for some time now. Anyway it’s a great line up so don’t miss out. Jeans not compulsory.

The Temper Trap are an Australian band with big riffs, lots of percussion and one of the most soulful new front men about.
For Fans Of: TV On The Radio, Radiohead, U2, The Rapture. Believe!

Support: Flashguns are young Clash wannabees fresh out of school. They may just have the talent to pull it off!
For Fans Of: The Clash, The Libertines, Bloc Party.

More Support: Animal Kingdom‘s Richard Sauberlich has a lovely, high haunting voice set to lilting jangly guitar riffs.
For Fans Of: Band Of Horses, Neil Young, Grandaddy.

When? Thursday, April 30th.

Where? The Fly, Central London.

How Much? £6 adv

Tickets? ticketweb

mp3: The Temper Trap – Science Of Fear
mp3: Flash Guns – Timehouse Blue
mp3: Animal Kingdom – Tin Man (demo)

Clash Live presents Flash Guns @ Hoxton Bar & Grill, March 11th 09.

Posted in Gigs, Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , , , on March 5, 2009 by musicmuleblog


What? The Answering Machine + Casio Kids + Flash Guns

Personally I’d reverse the bill for this but here’s how they line up this time around:

The Answering Machine headline the night. Nice catchy tunes with spikey indie guitars, energetic but not personally my cup of tea.
For fans of: The Maccabees, The Wombats, stuff like that.

Casio Kids are second up and a lot more exciting. Yes there are inevitably keyboards and lots of interesting blips and bleeps and they sing ion Norwegian, it’s nice to see someone giving their mother tongue a go before trying English.
For fans of: Peter Bjorn and John, Lukestar, The Whitest Boy Alive.

Flash Guns open the proceedings. I’ve been harping on about these young whippersnappers for ages now. Interesting new fact though – they’ve recently become the last band to record at London’s Olympic Studios which was made famous by Led Zeppelin and U2 amongst others. As if that wasn’t enough, they were given the opportunity for free! Catch them while you can.
For fans of: The Clash, The Libertines, Bloc Party.

When? Wednesday, March 11th.

Where? Hoxton Bar & Grill/Kitchen/whatever

How Much? £5

Tickets? clash

mp3: Flash Guns – St George

mp3: Casio Kids – groent-lys-i-alle-ledd

Review: Wild Beasts + Napoleon IIIrd + Flash Guns @ 93 Feet East, Feb 24th 09.

Posted in Gig Pictures, Gigs, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , , , on February 25, 2009 by musicmuleblog


Wild Beasts – Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants

Napoleon iiird – Your God

Flash Guns – St George

Unlike at The Walkmen on Friday there was no big queue to be met outside the Wild Beasts show at 93 Feet East in Brick Lane yesterday evening, in fact to the unsuspecting eye you’d never even have guessed there was a gig going on. It’s not a sign of the lack of popularity of the bands playing but the opposite. You see the lineup tonight from start to finish this is top-drawer stuff so everyone’s inside early with bums on limited seats.

Flash Guns @ 93 Feet East, Feb 24th 09 by

Flash Guns start the night off. Since I last saw them they’ve grown in reputation and actually physically grown I think! Explanation? They’re still in their not so late teens. It’s a shame to always make reference to their age but I only do it to poke fun at their older peers who are currently being outstripped by Flash Guns’ moving, intelligent four-minute guitar pop tunes. Frontman Samuel has a voice and on stage presence that could make him a great. I think of a young Joe Strummer and The Clash when I hear songs like ‘Locarno’ and closing number ‘St George’ with it’s patriotic tip of the hat to all things English.

Napoleon IIIrd @ 93 Feet East, Feb 234th 09 by

Napoleon IIIrd’s track ‘Zebra’ I recently featured in ‘Just For Kicks’, unfortunately he doesn’t treat us to it this time but there’s plenty more on offer from new mini album Hideki Yukawa. Continue reading

TICKET GIVEAWAY – Wild Beasts/Flash Guns/Napoleon IIIrd – TONIGHT

Posted in Gigs, Tickets with tags , , , , , , on February 24, 2009 by musicmuleblog

I have a pair of tickets to giveaway for this evening’s Wild Beasts gig also featuring support from the excellent Flash Guns and Napoleon IIIrd

All you have to do is submit your name for the MusicMule mailing list using the form provided.

Cut off time is 17.30pm, whoever wins the tickets will have to be able to meet outside/near 93 Feet East, Brick Lane at 8pm.

Best of luck!

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