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Review: Beirut @ The Forum, May 8th 2009.

Posted in Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , on May 11, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Beirut brought the house down last night at The Forum in Kentish Town. The show culminated in two encores in front of a sold out crowd who had snapped up tickets for this one off London date months in advance. A bassist, drummer, accordion player and two horn players, working their way through an impressive brass arsenal, joined prodigal 23 year old front man Zach Condon onstage. Continue reading

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Beirut + Shearwater @ The Forum, Friday May 8th.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , on April 30, 2009 by musicmuleblog

I have two tickets to give away for this SOLD OUT gig next week. All I’m asking in return is that you and a friend (or more if possible) sign up for my mailing list. I only send one email per week with updates of what’s coming up over the week ahead and what’s new to the site. I won’t share your email and will send no spam I promise.

All you have to do once you’ve signed up yourself is give people this link: , ask them to submit their email and put YOUR name in the text box. I’ll then choose the winner at random from the names submitted. Only real emails will be accepted! The winner will be announced on site and via email next Thursday.

What? Beirut

Young New Mexico musical prodigy Zach Condon brings his band Beirut back to London for a one off gig on Friday May 8th. Zach and Beirut have become cult legends since the release of first album ‘Gulag Orkestar’ back in 2006. Famed for an Eastern European sound picked up while travelling through the area while at a tender age, the songs are littered with a variety of horns, strings and rare instruments while Zach’s voice serves as perhaps the biggest instrument of them all. A special talent and a great live experience.

For Fans Of: Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird, Grizzly Bear.


Shearwater used to be the side project of two Okkervil River members, Will Sheff and Jonathan Meiburg. Five albums later and Will Sheff is concentrating more on his old band while Jonathan has taken over chief writing duties. It’s Jonathan’s other worldly voice, the most obvious comparison is Antony of Antony & The Johnsons, that is the most striking thing about this band but the music and lyrics are equally as haunting and emotional.

For Fans Of: Antony & The Johnsons, Okkervil River, The National.

When? Friday, May 8th.

Where? The Forum, Kentish Town.

mp3: Beirut – Nantes

mp3: Shearwater – Rooks

Review: Animal Collective @ The Forum, London. March 24th 2009

Posted in Gigs, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , , on April 1, 2009 by oli

mp3: Animal Collective – My Girls

Animal Collective have been creating music for 10 years and first received quiet acclaim in 2004 on the release of Sung Tongs, however their uncompromising experimental sound, unable to be pinned down by writers and fans alike, kept them rooted firmly in the music underground. This is no longer the case it would seem, as a few days before The Forum show, Jo Wiley played My Girls, from their latest album Merriweather Post Pavilion on Radio 1. Initially, it’s a real surprise to hear them getting such mainstream acclaim but in their latest album, what they have created is an electronic, multicoloured extravaganza of dizzyingly beautiful melody and infectious dance anthems worthy of such recognition. Continue reading

Friendly Fires, The Forum London, April 30th 09. On Sale Tomorrow

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tickets, Tracks with tags , , on February 12, 2009 by musicmuleblog

What? Friendly Fires

The St. Albans 3-piece announce a London headline date in April. It comes on the back of the success of last year’s excellent disco guitar drenched debut album ‘Friendly Fires’ and a subsequent sold out NME Awards tour for which Glasvegas headlined but the band were billed above White Lies and recent sensation Florence and The Machine. Tickets will sell quickly so set a reminder.

When? Thursday, April 30th.

Where? The Forum, Kentish Town.

How Much? TBA

Tickets?  ON SALE 9AM FEB 13TH seetickets gigsandtours ticket-text

Friendly Fires – Lovesick

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