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Wave Machines @ Islington Academy, May 18th.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , , on May 13, 2009 by musicmuleblog

What? Wave Machines are from Liverpool and write the most wonderful lo-fi, off kilter indie disco tunes I’ve heard all year. They bring with them Colourmusic hot off the heels of some inspired SXSW performances and Blue Roses who have been attracting attention from all for their stunning electro-acoustic ramblings. Wave Machines have occasion to celebrate with their debut album due out June 15th. Join them and rejoice! For Fans Of: The Beta Band, The Rapture, Prince. Continue reading

Record Store Day (FREE) @ Rough Trade East, April 18th.

Posted in Gigs, Tracks with tags , , , , , on April 16, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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What? Betty And The Werewolves / My Sad Captains / Wave Machines / Sunny Day Sets Fire / Let’s Wrestle /Dutch Uncles / Ebony Bones / Loverman / Pete Molinari / Joe Gideon And The Shark

Also as part of Record Store Day Rough Trade East host a whole heap of talented artists for free. There’ll also be some exclusive and limited release Record Store day releases on sale on the day including artists like Beck, Franz Ferdinand and Sonic Youth.

When? Saturday, April 18th. 11am – 8pm for full running times see RTE website

Where? Rough Trade East, Brick Lane.

How Much? FREE

Tickets? FREE first come first served

mp3: Wave Machines – The Greatest Escape We Ever Made

mp3: Pete Molinari – Sweet Lousie

mp3: Let’s Wrestle – I Won’t Lie To You

Bird On The Wire Festival @ Barden’s Boudoir, 10th-12th April

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , , , , on April 9, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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What? Bird On The Wire Festival

3 days of up n coming indie music at the Barden’s Boudoir venue in East London. Follow the links below for some of my personal highlights including the excellent Post War Years and Wave Machines. Expect more acts to be added on the day.

Friday 10th April: My Latest Novel, Little Death, Gentle Friendly, Jonjo Feather, Django Django, This Is Music DJ’s, Sexbeat DJ’s.

Saturday 11th April: Post War Years, Master & Servant, Fenech-Soler, Papercuts, We Have Band DJ Set, The Big Pink DJ Set

Sunday 12th April: I Am Kloot (solo), Wave Machines, Dent May, Ark People, Spaghetti Anywhere, The Local DJ’s

When? 10th – 12th April      7pm till 4am

How Much? £8 (one day) / £17 (three days)

Tickets? wegottickets

mp3: Post War Years – Whole World On Its Head

mp3: Wave Machines – Keep The Lights On

mp3: Dent May – Meet Me In The Garden

mp3: Ark People – All Eyes On Anthony

mp3: Little Death – The Slow Yes

mp3: Master & Servant – Stockholm

Just For Kicks – MusicMule’s Weekend Tracks, Feb 27th 09.

Posted in Just For Kicks, Tracks with tags , , , , , on February 27, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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Friday

Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Air France Remix)

I’m not always a massive fan of remixes but this re-working of Friendly Fires gem ‘Skeleton Boy’ by Air France hits the spot. Apparently they don’t usually do remixes as the Swedish duo consider them a bit crap but if they do then they really tear the track to bits and make it their own. They’ve done themselves justice and the remix nicely slips into their body of work, which if you’re unfamiliar with, is superb.  I hate to call it a chill album so check out the laid back Sunday morning vibes of their debut No Way Down, one of the best of 2008.

Saturday

Wave Machines – Punk Spirit

A recent discovery of mine Liverpool’s Wave Machines are a joy to behold live and it sounds like they’ve got the recorded material to back it up. I can’t wait for their debut album, due out later this year, but for now wrap your ears around this perfect slab of cheeky Scouse indie pop. Some inspired lyrics – it won’t take long for you to hear what I mean.

Sunday

Mumford & Sons – White Blank Page

A really powerful folk song from London’s own Mumford & Sons. I’ve been playing this track for weeks since stumbling across it on MySpace somehow and have recently learnt that a friend’s brother is in the band. Happy days. This has a Bonnie Prince Billy intensity to it, yes it’s that good. The band have just announced a headline show at Scala on April 8th, look out for a post on that coming right up.

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James Yuill + Post War Years + Wave Machines @ The Lexington, Feb 25th.

Posted in Gigs, Tickets with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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What? James Yuill + Post War Years + Wave Machines

A truly hot bill the Chess Club record label have lined up as part of their ‘Singles Tour’. James Yuill, a.k.a. ‘Yuilly’ according to his MySpace, headlines the night with his heartfelt electro folk tunes. He’s so hot right now old ‘Yuilly’!
For fans of: Kings Of Convenience, The Whitest Boy Alive, Adem, Tunng.

Post War Years take the main support slot and I’m not too familiar with them but like what I’ve heard of their off kilter electro indie jams. They were also highly recommended by the following band…
For Fans of: err Wave Machines, Foals, Beta Band.

Wave Machines I just saw play at a Bloody Awful Poetry night on Wednesday and they were AMAZING. Electro indie grooves that could make Prince shake his tiny rump and lyrcis that make you want to laugh and cry in equal measure.
For fans of: Prince, Beta Band, The Rapture, Beck, Passion Pit.

When? Wednesday, 25th February.

Where? The Lexington, Islington.

How Much? £7

Tickets? wegottickets seetickets

James Yuill – No Pins Allowed

Post War Years – Flames Like Tinder

Wave Machines – I Go I Go I Go

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Review: Wave Machines + Ark People @ Madame Jojo’s, Feb18th 09.

Posted in Gig Pictures, Gigs, Music Reviews, Music Video with tags , , , , on February 19, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Wave Machines – Keep The Lights On

Ark People – All Eyes On Anthony

Tonight I’m at the ‘Bloody Awful Poetry’ night in Soho. It’s my first visit to Madame Jojo’s and I’m impressed by the layout of sunken dancefloor and raised stage so the band are held up for all to see, nowhere to hide. The ambience of the place is relaxed, dimly lit with tables scattered along the edges and a red sheet laced with fairy lights as the sole backdrop for the bands on show.

Them:Youth are first up this evening and I’m going to skim quickly across them as they don’t fit their surroundings or the bill this evening. Their brand of 90’s teen prom rock epics sound dated at best, the only saving grace coming from some occasionally nice drum work that gives the songs a dance edge.

Ark People @ Madame jojo's, Feb 18th 09 by musicmule.co.uk

Ark People
For Fans of: Joy Division, Arcade Fire, White Lies, Nick Cave.

London’s Ark People are next and immediately fit better into their surroundings. Continue reading

‘Bloody Awful Poetry’ Night feat. Wave Machines + Ark People, Madame Jojo’s, Feb 18th.

Posted in Gigs, Tickets with tags , , , , , on February 16, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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What? Wave Machines + Ark People

Wave Machines headline this ‘Bloody Awful Poetry’ night at Madame Jojo’s in Soho. These mask wearing Scousers have been attracting praise for their wonky electro tinged pop gems, they also support James Yuill at his upcoming date with Post War Years.

Main support comes from Ark People who make grandiose orchestral pop songs along the same lines as Arcade Fire but with a wonderfully dark Joy Division edge to them. White Lies are doing similar things at the moment but I’d pick these guys every time. Listen to the bone tingling ‘When The Lights Go Out’ below.

When? Wednesday, Feb 18th.

Where? Madame Jojo’s, Soho.

How Much? £5

Tickets? wegottickets or  musicglue

Ark People – When The Lights Go Out

Wave Machines – The Greatest Escape We Ever Made

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