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Posted in music by bandsxbass on December 7, 2009

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Posted in Uncategorized by bandsxbass on September 23, 2009

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:

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



Posted in Uncategorized by bandsxbass on September 13, 2009


Jona from Bring me the Horizon climbing the lighting rig at Reading Festival

Posted in music by bandsxbass on August 31, 2009
Jona from BMTh being a lunatic

Jona from BMTh being a lunatic

Also here somes pics from the signing at Reading Festival:

bmmth reading 1

bmth reading 2

bmth reading 3

bmth reading 4

Pics from the POPES OF CHILLITOWN Nintendo Vs Sega Extravaganza

Posted in Uncategorized by bandsxbass on August 11, 2009

7th Aug 2009 – The Dublin Castle, Camden, London

Photos By Lola, Preet and Ashley Wood

Mario costume

Mario costume


Donkey Kong costume

Jack as Bowser

Jack as Bowser

Liz on the sax as Paperboy

Liz on the sax as Paperboy

Ewan as Goldeneye

Ewan as Goldeneye





Donkey Kong and Mario kiss and make up

Donkey Kong and Mario kiss and make up

Julina represents as Mario! Good costume man!

Julina represents as Mario! Good costume man!




Little known fact that Rayden from Mortal Kombat actually drinks red wine and play bass in a ska band

Little known fact that Rayden from Mortal Kombat actually drinks red wine and play bass in a ska band



Some more pics from Alex – nice costumes dudes! Shonobi, Princess Peach and Chun Li!







Posted in Uncategorized by bandsxbass on August 5, 2009

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 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:

big cheese review

The Evil Uncle DJ Mixtape 1

Posted in Uncategorized by bandsxbass on July 7, 2009

YES! Ska, Funk, Punk, Reggae, Electro, Northern Soul, Rock and Roll, Indie, 70s pop, The Smiths.

NO! Amy Winehouse, Aerosmith, Garage, Cheese, R&B.



  1. Timebox – Beggin’
  2. The Velvettes – Needle In A Haystack
  3. Maceo & The Macks – Cross The Tracks
  4. Jorge Ben – Take It Easy My Brother Charles
  5. The Beat – Mirror In The Bathroom
  6. Naughty By Nature – OPP
  7. Eddie Cochran – C’mon Everybody
  8. Gene Vincent – Rip It Up
  9. Paul Simon – Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
  10. Aretha Franklin – Rock Steady
  11. Tony Clarke – Landslide
  12. Spanky Wilson + Quantic – Don’t Joke With A Hungry Man
  13. Bob & Earl – Harlem Shuffle
  14. The Clash – Train In Vain
  15. Bo Diddley – We’re Gonna Get Married
  16. Florence And The Machine – Rabbit Heart (Jamie T and Ben Bones Remix)
  17. Gang Of Four – I Love A Man In Uniform (Yeah Yeah Yeahs Remix)
  18. Ladyhawke – My Delirium
  19. Mystery Jets – Young Love (The Shoes Remix)

Your pal,

The Evil Uncle x


Festivals flags f**k off: A one minute hate from The Evil Uncle

Posted in Uncategorized by bandsxbass on June 30, 2009

festival flags

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?

flags 2


Posted in music, Uncategorized by bandsxbass on June 25, 2009

Nintendo Vs Sega Party with Popes of Chillitown!

Posted in Uncategorized by bandsxbass on June 16, 2009

nin vs segaSo 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!

Indie rockers The Second Line will rock your Mario moustaches off too!
Facebook event here: