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Brainlove Festival @ The Windmill, May 30th.

Posted in Gigs, Tracks with tags , , , on May 28, 2009 by musicmuleblog


What? Brainlove Records curate this one day festival designed for fans of underground and up and coming music. The event reached capacity last year but there should be a few tickets available on the door on the day. Highlights: Napoleon IIIrd, Kid Carpet, Pagan Wanderer Lu. Continue reading

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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Just For Kicks – MusicMule’s Weekend Soundtrack, Feb 20th 2009.

Posted in Gigs, Just For Kicks, Tracks with tags , , , , , , on February 20, 2009 by musicmuleblog


Welcome to a new feature where I share with you what’s going to be soundtracking my weekend. The general theme which is bound to change a little is: Friday – upbeat dancey, Saturday – upbeat indie, Sunday – shhh.

So here we go, just for kicks:


Passion Pit – Sleepyhead

An indie/dance anthem in the making courtesy of Cambridge, Massachusetts’ Passion Pit. Taken from their excellent ‘Chunk Of Change EP’.
Catch them live at The Great Escape.


Napoleon IIIrd – Zebra

Self made dictator with a knack for a great tune and a witty lyric. Poor zebras though!
Taken from the Hideki Yukawa EP which was out on Monday.
See him live in Brick Lane next Thursday.
I have 3 tickets available for this gig so get in touch.


The Low Anthem – Ticket Taker

A special bit of Americana here from one of my favourite new bands. This is taken from their limited edition Oh My God Charlie Darwin single. Makes me picture a sun drenched American landscape and dried up oil fields…
‘I keep a stock of weapons should society collapse’.

Enjoy and please feel free to leave some comments on the tracks…

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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)