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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)

Wild Beasts, Napoleon IIIrd & Flashguns, 93 Feet East, Feb 24th

Posted in Gigs, Music Video, Tickets with tags , , , , , on January 26, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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What? Wild Beasts, Napoleon IIIrd & Flashguns.

This is definitely the indie line-up of the year so far! Check out these bands if you haven’t heard of them, they are all excellent. A brief synopsis:

Wild Beasts – truly amazing Antony and the Johnsons esque vocals over beautifully crafted multi layered guitar tunes.

Napoleon IIIrd – a modern day wordsmith who plays stand alone guitar and has been called “One of the most visionary solo artists in the world today.” by Drowned In Sound.

Flashguns – fresh from A-levels these youngsters may be the ones to fit the gap left by The Libertines.

When? Tuesday Feb 24th

Where? 93 Feet East, Brick Lane

How Much? £8

Tickets? seetickets

Napoleon IIIrd – Zebra

Flashguns – Ro Shambo (live)

Flashguns, Free Pure Groove instore, Fri Dec 5th

Posted in Gigs, Music Video with tags , , on December 2, 2008 by musicmuleblog

A free gig from this really promising young band in the libertines/bloc party type mould. They were a highlight of Swn festival in November.

What? Flashguns FREE instore.

When? Friday 5th Dec

Where? Puregroove Records, Farringdon.

How Much? FREE from 6pm, starts 6.30pm

Tickets? None, first come first get in, shop only holds about 50 people so get there asap.

Sŵn 2008: A brief band review.

Posted in Gigs, Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2008 by musicmuleblog

This festival is a better representative of the wristband festival than say The Great Escape as there are a lot of good venues very close to one another and with the exception of one or two you seem to always be able to get in at the last minute. This makes gig hopping much easier but nevertheless I still managed to miss some noteworthy performers such as Eugene McGuinness and Golden Silvers. Here are links and some pics (shot by yours truly) of some bands that provided my weekend highlights:


Chew Lips, Barfly Cardiff, Swn 2008

Chew Lips, Barfly Cardiff, Swn 2008

Truckers of Husk

Truckers of Husk, Kaz Bar, Swn 2008

Truckers of Husk, Kaz Bar, Swn 2008

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable, Clwb, Swn 2008

The Joy Formidable, Clwb, Swn 2008

Pete and The Pirates (despite awful sound!)

Pete and The Pirates, Tommy's Bar, Swn 2008

Pete and The Pirates, Tommy's Bar, Swn 2008

Little Comets

Little Comets, Kaz  Bar, Swn 2008

Little Comets, Kruger Stage, Kaz Bar, Swn 2008

Micachu and The Shapes

Micachu and The Shapes, Kaz Bar, Swn 2008

Micachu and The Shapes, Kruger Stage, Kaz Bar, Swn 2008


Gallops! Kaz Bar, Swn 2008

Gallops! Kaz Bar, Swn 2008