- Discovered Kim Jong-Il looking at things possibly the greatest blog on the internet.
- Fabergettes new sydney band have two of the greatest songs this side of the financial year
- Thought bow ties as a cat collar would make me billions, turns out someone is already doing it
- Bought We Say Bamboulee - Bush Tracks, did the Postcode Promises song it's pretty cute.
- Nick Franklin is currently mixing our forth coming EP
- Smudge supporting Lemonheads was so awesome it was kinda better than the Lheads
- rediscovered my love of B-Ball
- myspace is dead
- Wrote my first song in drop D tuning an ode to my buddies from Violent Soho.
- Partied with JSS again... those crazy kids.
- AND WE'RE PLAYING TONIGHT
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
//The links have been removed it's been taken down.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
This picture rules.
Come to Sydney Conwae.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Spewtown Binge Bestival happened on Sunday. Freakin' sweet. It was Howl, Shakin' Howls, Little Lovers, Atom Bombs, Fabergettes and another band I missed cause I had to get my guitar but I was told they were pretty ruling. The party was mental. Playing in a room the 5m x 4m was insane especially on such a brutally hot day. Thanks Roxy for such a fantastic time. I think I'll get you a present for hosting such a huge party and having to clean up all that mess. The bands ruled Fabergettes were awesome can't wait to see them, Atom Bombs are getting better every single time I see them and Shakin' apparently you cause more injuries than any other band in the inner west you guys are wild.
I would also like to apologize to Jordy Lane as I remember talking to you but even as I was talking I couldn't work out nor remember what I was saying. Who knows. Apparently Benny gave us a trophy... I don't remember that bit. Anyway nice words from Benny below.
"I gave best band of the day award to Little Lovers, they put on the best show and peed in the right pockets, second best was Fabergettes awesome songs but first gig nerves didn't let their full performative talents unleash like the Little Lovers set, Shakin Howls were awesome but was too intense and dangerous particularly due to someone who shall remain nameless..."
Also I hope my mic and guitar is still there...
Monday, October 25, 2010
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Plus also this week, at the bowlo, is last minute Super Fun Times with Shakin' Howls and the Little Lovers on Saturday night. Only $5 for killer entertainment. Be there! But wait there's more if you want to save your $5 for the bar you can scetch your own glorious picture of Bishton and receive FREE ENTRY!* Dion says this show won't be awkward but I'll be trying my best to make it otherwise.
* your picture must be better than the one above.
Friday, August 6, 2010
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
I like how they mentioned both Lukes (Luke Bordam and Luke Henry) gave a fairly warm response. I thought them hooplaring and cheering would have counted as perhaps affectionate but hey, I'm no journalist.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
It is difficult to imagine, when observing the masses of leather jackets, studs, and dirty beards at the Annandale on Friday night, that these crowds were here to see a band whose most popular song references Jesus in its title. A self-confessed stoner rock band, Violent Soho were here to ignite an explosive release for their new self-titled album, as well as showcase all the live tricks and techniques picked up whilst touring with Dinosaur Jr. in the USA.
The first of the three supporting acts, Little Lovers - a three-piece band from Brisbane - walked on stage with the sort of awkwardness you'd expect from a band about to play a set of self-defined humourous music. It didn't seem as though their main priority was to make the crowds laugh, however. Rather, they expressed a desire to just charm us all with their quirky music and cuteness, which turned out to be a successful endeavour. The soft vocals and mellow rhythms seemed to inspire a sort of soft head bopping amongst the small groups of long haired men holding schooners of Tooheys New.
Next up were Butcher Birds – three sexy women, and a sexy man who looks like a woman. Butcher Birds played a set of angry, loud music which was contrasted and harmonised by the sweetness of the female vocals. Although the guitar riffs were brilliant and catchy, leaving no room for anyone to stand around not moving, the band refused to really dive into the physicality of playing live music, preferring to just stand around strumming their guitars and looking hot. Playing a genre which was much closer to that of Violent Soho, the band at least succeeded in proving the blatant banality of the audience's musical preferences, as they all began to thrash about and deeply get into the music.
The final support for Violent Soho was Scul Hazzards, who succeeded only in providing sufficient naptime for the fans at Annandale before Soho would take the stage. Whilst the band did seem to reel in a couple of fans for the show, they failed to really capture the attention of those who'd not heard of them before, such as myself. Noisy, ear-bashing guitars and screechy vocals aren't really the kind of qualities you'd be looking for in top-notch music.
Despite the display of musical butchering prior, Violent Soho managed to play an electrifying set which had hair swishing and necks cracking mid-headbang. The band really got into the heavy tunes of the music they were playing, and seemed determined to prove themselves to those skeptics who believe radioplay has negatively impacted on the quality of their live shows. “Jesus Stole My Girlfriend” had even a couple of bouncers outside getting into it, and it's blindingly clear that Violent Soho are able to entertain a wide variety of crowds. However, although the band managed to successfully translate the sound of their recorded songs live, and had fans leaving in a happy, satisfied trance; it is without a doubt that they were upstaged by the supporting acts (namely Little Devils and Butcher Birds).
Thanks AU review guys and gals. I wouldn't say we upstaged them... But we are Devilishly Good Looking.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
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This Friday sees us drop the pop songs from the set and muster up some inner bleach. Violent Soho!!! freakin’ excited.
Facebook event for details.
This is the best band photo of all time.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Bam! I'll bake some awesome...
a measly $5 door
7:30 so I don't fall asleep
And it finishes before the footy
An empty vessel that is as big as, looks and smells like the Petersham Bowling Club
Get to the Petersham Bowlo, prepare yourself in some pants you've worn earlier, mix all the ingredients at once. Then release pants.
Alternatively, You can go to Oxford Arts and check out Brendys waxed mustache, Dion's Shell-necklace-denim-jacket-no-tshirt ensemble, Ritchie's lack there of, Bish's wife beater and Ellie's trademark tambambourine thigh bruising insanity all for free supporting Fait Accompli in the gallery bar. Not to mention hitting up everyone's favorite bar on Oxford st. the Brighton for beers after/before/and inbetween.
Whatever you do make sure it's either of these.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
This box seemed integral to the recording process (I think it meant awesome on or off) notice how it's in the middle.
Midnight Oil's tape machine... true story and Paul's melted volley.
More big analogue knobs. These ones are from an 1940s mic pre
Even the fan is vintage
Tim... Laughing at our musical prowess... probably
Vintage tape machine works really well as an amp
Lyons and his emergency dunny roll
This Kookaburra was not scared at all no matter how close I got.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
That's right we're playing shows. We're also starting to record our debut album this weekend. Wish us luck.
LL's - (Party Set)
Mum - World Bar - 18th June - $10 Doorlist if you attend thisevent
The Shake Up
LL's - (Pop Set)
Spectrum - 16th July - $10+BF Moshtix
Boatpeople (Album Launch)
LL's (Grunge/Punk Set)
The Annandale - 23rd July - $15+BF Dale Site
Violent Soho (Freakin' Back in the A.U.S)
There has been no fights, oh wait except for Dion breakin' Benny's wrist.
Brendy got back from OS and has the sweetest waxed twisty Moe. Hopefully you can all witness the awesome on the Friday Night at MUM.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Well we're hitting the Victorian capitol city for a one off, kick arse, type of non local rock show. We're joining Halfheads, Late Arvo Sons and the Spinning Rooms at the Old Bar in Fitzroy TONIGHT (30-04-10) and we're playing a slew of punk garage hits. If you come to the show and give us your email. we'll email you a free track, Ho HO!
Side note; We were going to be playing the Pony as well but I fucked up the flights... big sorry and a big thanks to Xavier helping us out.
p.s. If your in Melbourne you better come because we gave up our home team's footy match for this. Go the Mighty Blue Bags!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Me probably talking about tuning.
Paul and Craig... not bothering with tuning
Me checking the tuning
ohhh no. Tune again
"How does this F# sound?"
As a visual review I will try and tune less at future shows and I apologize for these errors in the past.
I need a new tuner and guitar setup....
Thursday, April 8, 2010
The Little Lovers Fully and Unofficially endorse the amazing day that is Rocketcar Day. If you don't know much about Rocketcar Day let me fill you in. Think of all the most awesome things in the world; Plastic Dinosaurs, Toy Robots, Mutated Barbie/Monster Truck Monster, a Giant M&M filled with smaller M&Ms and for the healthier type a Carrot. Then attach some wheels (only if you feel like it, the giant M&M had no wheels) then the all important rocket. Get some rowdy kids to push the ignite handle, like some ACME Looney Tunes device and watch the rockets shoot themselves down the street or straight into the shins of the raucous masses cheering and hoop-la-ing with beer and BBQ sausage in hand in the back streets of Marrickville. Add to this the hilarious commentary to long haired Rocketcar enthusiast on the back with a megaphone on the back of a flatbed truck and you might have a 1/4 of the awesomeness in your head.
Facebook event here:
Sydney Steel Rd Marrickville
11/04/10 Sun 1pm Ignition time.
Hopefully I have enough time to build my winning entry this year.
Hear are some photos from Rocketcar Day 11 last year (lifted from their site)
The 4x4 Race Category
Prototype catapult design self destructs in a flurry of Awesomeness
And the fabled Giant M&M full off m&m's. Note the lack of wheels. It exploded on the road and kids raced onto the track to scavenge and devour the m&m's with the slight taste of gunpowder and gravel. Still slightly warm.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
We got our first live review in Sydney. Seems odd saying that but it is. It's little but I suppose so are we.
Full review here