London Ska Indie dudes, and friends of The Evil Uncle, POPES OF CHILLITOWN have recorded and posted TWO awesome new tracks onto their MySpace – I SEE DUB PEOPLE and FREE MAN. Check them out here: www.myspace.com/popesofchillitown
They have loads of gigs coming up, so make sure you check them out live!
25th Sept 09 The Providence, Brighton
7th Oct 09 Roadtrip, Old Street, (with A Tower Of Sheep) London
8th Oct 09 The Legion, Old Street, (With The Second Line) London
10th Oct 09 The Ocean Rooms, (With Samsara) Brighton
18th Oct 09 12 Bar Blues, Soho, (With Truebeat) London
25th Oct 09 Oxjam@The Coalition, Brighton
29th Oct 09 Water Rats, Kings Cross (with Scarlet & Viva) London
7th Nov 09 Old Nick’s Tavern Lincoln
Our friends in Popes of Chillitown have very kindly decided to give away a free copy of their debut EP to The Evil Uncle blog readers! They have finished recording their new opus ‘Imaginary Pressure‘ out in October on Silver Street Records. Out with the old, in with the new!
All you have to do is sign up to their mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and ‘Mailing List’ in the subject line and they will send you a lovely shiny new EP! Easy! Click here to have a listen.
Rock Sound gave it 7/10 and check out what Big Cheese mag said about the EP:
YES! Ska, Funk, Punk, Reggae, Electro, Northern Soul, Rock and Roll, Indie, 70s pop, The Smiths.
NO! Amy Winehouse, Aerosmith, Garage, Cheese, R&B.
- Timebox – Beggin’
- The Velvettes – Needle In A Haystack
- Maceo & The Macks – Cross The Tracks
- Jorge Ben – Take It Easy My Brother Charles
- The Beat – Mirror In The Bathroom
- Naughty By Nature – OPP
- Eddie Cochran – C’mon Everybody
- Gene Vincent – Rip It Up
- Paul Simon – Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
- Aretha Franklin – Rock Steady
- Tony Clarke – Landslide
- Spanky Wilson + Quantic – Don’t Joke With A Hungry Man
- Bob & Earl – Harlem Shuffle
- The Clash – Train In Vain
- Bo Diddley – We’re Gonna Get Married
- Florence And The Machine – Rabbit Heart (Jamie T and Ben Bones Remix)
- Gang Of Four – I Love A Man In Uniform (Yeah Yeah Yeahs Remix)
- Ladyhawke – My Delirium
- Mystery Jets – Young Love (The Shoes Remix)
The Evil Uncle x
So Glastonbury was this weekend – some good bands playing there, but I’m not that bothered. Why? Because even if you went, I doubt you would actually see any bands for all the bleedin’ flags that the crowd wave for the bigger bands.
Consider the photo above. I can see like two people on that stage.
Why do they do it? To show where they are from ? Ok good, wave it for a song or two, then take it down. I went to Download Festival a few weeks ago and gave up on a couple of bands as I couldn’t see a thing. Do they do it so they don’t get lost from their mates? How about “I will meet you by the Mexican food stand at 7pm“? Not hard.
Do bands realise how much this is pissing some members of the crowd [me] off? I play in an up and coming band , and we’re even playing a few festivals this summer. Obviously we’re not at the level of playing Glasto main stage but if we ever are, and I see a million flags in the audience, I’m going to refuse to play a note until people put down the flags and watch the music. Maybe we could create some kind of ninja star and sling it out into the audience slicing up all their stupid teatowels on sticks. I believe we have people like this to blame.
I’d love to get some bands’ opinions on this. Also from festival goers too. Do you also hate festival flags?
So its official. Popes of Chillitown, The Second Line and friends bring you THE party of the summer with bands 8-11 and free clubnight after till 2am! Here’s the deal:
Nintendo is awesome. Sega is (was?) awesome. If you are reading this, you are also awesome. So let’s bring our awesomeness together and have a massive party in Camden on August 7th 2009!
The theme is Nintendo Vs Sega. Dress up like a character from the consoles from back in the day – Mario, Princess Peach, Luigi, Sonic, Tails, Ecco The Dolphin, Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, Sttreet Fighter – the list is endless. You could probably get away with characters from other cartoons and computer games but you won’t be as cool as the true Nintendo/Sega crew.
Below are some pics to get your creative juices flowing – if those nerds can do it then so can we! There will probably be some kind of prize for best outfit if we can sort something good for that. You have all summer to think about it so get cracking!
Ska Indie types POPES OF CHILLITOWN will be playing, recently signed to Silver Street Records. Super fun skanking times guaranteed. Check back for more wicked supports to be confirmed very soon!