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Little Joy take Camden by storm, 21st Jan

Posted in Gigs, Music Reviews, Music Video with tags , , , , , , on January 22, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Little Joy were in town last night for a one off London gig to support their wondrous debut album. Support came from talented The Dead Trees who have toured with Little Joy for a run of over 40 dates. Tonight was their last prompting emotional goodbyes as both bands took the stage for the majority of Little Joy’s set. While the support went down well for a relative unknown it was the headliners who deservedly stole the show.

There were a lot of Brazilians in the audience there to support Rodrigo Amarante (Los Hermanos) who takes lead vocal duty for most of Little Joy’s songs. He delivered the goods and had the audience eating out of his hand from first song ‘Evaporar’ with it’s Portugese vocals and hushed electric guitar. From there on in they never looked back as Fab Moretti (The Strokes) lead ‘his’ band through (I think) every song off their debut album Little Joy (no prizes for inventive titles here). Other core member Binki Shapiro who has one of the sweetest voices I’ve heard in a while also impressed on a couple of their strongest songs ‘Unattainable’ and overall highlight ‘Don’t Watch Me Dancing’.

Fab ‘Fucking’ Moretti made a point to tell Dingwalls that they were the ‘best crowd ever’ a few too many times but by the end the applause was so loud that most people believed him.

Little Joy and The Dead Trees, Dingwalls Jan 21st 09

Little Joy, Dingalls, Jan 21st 2009

The Dead Trees, The Lexington, Fri Jan 23rd

Posted in Gigs, Tickets with tags , , , on January 22, 2009 by musicmuleblog

The Dead Trees, Dingwalls, Jan 21st 09

What? The Dead Trees

On the back of last night’s strong support set with Little Joy (look out for full post later) I’d like to recommend this band from Portland, Oregon. A little bit psychedelic, a little bit rockabilly, a little bit grungey. What more could you want on a Friday?!

When? Friday, Jan 23rd

Where? The Lexington, Kings X/Angel

How Much? £5

Tickets? ticketweb

Little Joy, Dingwalls, Camden, 21st Jan

Posted in Gigs, Tickets with tags , , , , on December 20, 2008 by musicmuleblog


My first big gig of January comes in the shape of Little joy who are Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti’s side project featuring the multi instrumentalist and Nico sounding Binki Shapiro and Devendra Banhart collaborator Rodrigo Amarante also of Los Hermanos. Their debut album Little Joy is a very laid back and pleasurable listen.

What? Little Joy

When? Weds January 21st

Where? Dingwalls, Camden.

How Much? £10

Tickets? SOLD OUT (ahem – told you so!) 2 available to bid on from ebay at last check