Friday, 26 March 2010


More like spring break really but you know Cliff...

Tuesday, 23 March 2010


This very good poster was done by a guy called Tom Bingham so super thanks to him! Cracked Upstart is an anagram of Captured Tracks by the way cos we're both putting out records (today!) on that label see. Also, this is totally unrelated but there's a good thing on radio 4 this morning at 11.30am about Billy Childish, listen here.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Monday, 15 March 2010

When You Cry Video

Here's a video (starring Beat Happening, hope they don't mind!) for one of the tracks on our tape coming out on Cass/Flick next month, which is a split with Heavy Hawaii, who rule. Sweet!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Too Good To Be True

This was on ebay a couple of weeks ago, with apparently no irony intended. Amazingness.

Monday, 8 March 2010

It's So Nice When It's Something that you like

Admittedly I don't know much about Hurrah! but i do love their song Around and Around that appears on the CD86 compilation that came out a few years back marking the 20th anniversary of C86. I've been listening to it a lot recently, actually. This song sounds like it's going to be like any other generic jangly indiepop number, that is until 38 seconds in when the drums break down to that awesome primal beat and the bass rumbles and purrs so sinisterly while an almost feather like, other-worldly glistening guitar is strummed so delicately until it goes somewhere else completely different, and then...back - Hairs stand on end. There is something else going on here.

Maybe i don't want to know anymore; maybe i just don't need to know anymore...

Look at this cool made for TV video which appeared on The Tube when i was but a twinkle in my father's eye.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

We Like Ganglians

Ganglians are touring in a couple of months, but Girls Names will be playing in london the night they're in belfast so we'll miss it, which sucks but you can't complain when actual people in london want to put on your band, which is great of course. One of the sweet things about being in GNs (and JL, and the rest) is getting to play with so many cool people when they pass through belfast, where there isn't much in the way of decent competition for cool support slots. We both love ganglians so would have jumped at the chance to play that show, but I guess it's someone else's turn by now, the fuckers. And maybe we'll catch them in the big smoke if we stick around long enough. They're great for a spring clean on a bonny sunday anyways:

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Dennis Rules

If you're stuck for something to do tonight you could do a lot worse than check out this dennis wilson doc full of amazing archive footage and interviews with lots of people who knew him. Cool to learn he hit the snare with his right hand too, like all the best drummers. Best be quick tho cos it's only up for one more day!

Update 07/03: It's up for another week! Whoop!

Falling and Laughing


Anyone see Edwyn Collins on the BBC News this morning with his wife Grace? It was a quite the pleasant surprise of a Thursday morning. From what i gathered a softback version of Falling and Laughing, the book Grace wrote about dealing with the aftermath of her husband's two brain hemorrhages, has just been put out. I highly recommend a read of it.

Just found this video from his gig at the Black Box in Belfast in January playing Falling and Laughing, complete with false start. What a night!

And while we're all collectively swooning over a young Edwyn and early Orange Juice,here's a download of our version of Consolation Prize that we recorded really quickly one afternoon last June on my 4track. The guitar sounds so good. I forgot all about this. I think we might have played it live only twice last summer. Who knows, maybe it could get an outing again in the near future...

Wednesday, 3 March 2010


I just saw this on Silk Flowers blog, not sure what it means but I like it anyway. There are also some cute photos there of those guys frolicking on the beach somewhere, which is nice. Anyway if you saw it there (or anywhere else) first you must feel pretty cool right now:

Monday, 1 March 2010


cam grave

These were taken in Camlough Graveyard at the end of December 2008 or else the start of January 2009.

We have a song called "Graveyard" that will be included in our 12" EP that Captured Tracks are releasing later this month and some details of that can be found here.