SnC 104 – Wed 13 Feb 2008
An interesting week again I hope you’ll agree that it is an interesting Suffolk ‘n’ Cool again. With surf from Finland to accordion from France and much else besides, I hope you’ll give it a good listen and follow up on some of the music.Vincent surprice – Ronnie and His Twangin´ Little Fellow RHTLF (Finland)Ronnie and his Twangin´ Little fellow was founded by Antti and Sami in the beginning of 1995. We met by accident in Lahti City, when Sami was on the way to sell his guitar amplifier. "After a short conversation we decided to meet and test the amplifier in Sami’s train room. I was not going to buy it because of my financial position, but of course didn"t tell that to Sami. In the same evening after a little while testing the amplifier we realized that we both are interesting in surf music."ANTTI KUKKOLA Guitar SAMI HUOTILAINEN Guitar and organ MATTI VIRTANEN Bass KALLE KOTIRANTA Drumswww.myspace.com/ronnieandhistwanginlittlefellowBurn – Grace Valhalla (Nancy, France)From her Jamendo album Peak. I played Grace early in December and since then I’ve listened to at least one track each day.Grace is my alarm clock.http://gracevalhalla.hautetfort.com/http://myspace.com/gracevalhallaThanks to a neat little app on the Mac called Aurora which wakes the laptop up from sleep at a time of your choosing and plays whichever playlist you want from iTunes. Even sends you to sleep.http://metaquark.de/auroraGirls From Birkenhead – GK & The Renegades (Liverpool, UK)I played That’s OK a couple of weeks ago and mentioned this track.ren·e·gade [ren-i-geyd] – adjective1. an energetic, good-humoured, fun-filled experience. (i.e. "Last night was so renegade!")A charismatic, melody-driven band, Liverpool-based GK & The Renegades continue to impress fans and critics alike with their energy and ambition.Fri 15th Feb Josephs Well – LeedsFri 22nd Feb Dry Bar – ManchesterFri 29th Feb Carling Academy – Liverpool HEADLINE SHOWFri 11th April Dry Bar – ManchesterSun 13th Apr West Street Live – SheffieldWed 7th May Dublin Castle – LondonThey seem to have all bases covered with multiple sites. Do check out the excellent video on the YouTube site:www.gkandtherenegades.com/www.myspace.com/gkandtherenegadeswww.youtube.com/gkandtherenegadesThe email beer alert Ale Mail from the Three Horseshoes here at Charsfield in Suffolk just arrived with a comment from a regular at the Shoes:As Ben Franklin said: In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 litre of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. coli) – bacteria, found in feces. In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop. However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a purification process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting. Remember: Water = Poop, Wine = Health Therefore, it’s better to drink wine and talk stupid, than to drink water and be full of shit.Thanks Martin!Réveille le Hippie – Both (Metz, France)Just love the way these voices work together. Played Simple Exercise on the show (#96) from Boulogne in mid-December.Again on Jamendowww.both-world.comGood looking line-up at The Grapevine in Norwich on 5th March, Nordgarden, Cara Winter, Sean Redmond and Yum Yum a really nice venue and only £5 – book a table on 01603 666869 and check the MySpace at: www.myspace.com/grapevine4musicMeets Ya Bass (Preecha Version) – Lion of Joppa Soundsystem (Edinburgh, Scotland)Ali puts it all together – synths, samples, loops – in Ableton Live 6.www.myspace.com/lionofjoppasoundsystemNote from Colin Gazeley of Ourobouros podcast www.ourobouros.co.uk who says "I’ve just listened to your shows from September last year onwards. Listening to SnC is like listening to PC Podcast with the weirdness increased by a factor of 10. You play some very … um … shall we say interesting music. A lot of it I wouldn’t play myself, but having said that, I’ve lined up Luna Halo and Two Hours Traffic to play on my show."Nothing weird on this show Colin!Mazurka pour Chantal – Sylvain Piron (Steinbourg,France)From one of his three Jamendo albums Par Coeur"Here are a few tunes for listening or playing at home, or better: dancing in a jig. Simple wish to share these old tunes of our heritage, and to add my own tunes by the way. Recorded on the corner on the living-room table, no complicated things nor fantastic modernity in that !"Je joue et chante les musiques traditionnelles accompagné de l’accordéon diatonique depuis les années 70 – puis peu à peu j’ai commencé à composer mes propres musiques et chansons sur le mode traditionnel, avec l’idée qu’on ne puisse pas.Album at: www.jamendo.com/en/album/373www.tradfrance.comDeath to Los Campesinos – Los Campesinos (Cardiff, Wales)Played them before and I’ll played them again. One of my favourite bands to emerge from the university scene over the last couple of years. They are on the excellent Wichita label.The new single "Death to Los Campesinos!" is in shops February 18th on CD and 7" as well as a download. The debut album, "Hold On Now, Youngster" will follow on the 25th of February and will be available on CD, LP and download. Promoting the album and single with another UK tour and a few dates in mainland Europe.Feb14 – King Tuts, Glasgow (tomorrow)16 – Northumbria Uni, Newcastle17 – Leadmill, Sheffield18 – Club Academy, Manchester19 – Concorde 2, Brighton20 – Plug N Play, Reading21 – The Works, Kingston23 – Wedgewood Rooms, PortsmouthA couple of live 5pm in-store gigs in Manchester (Fopp in Brown St on Monday and in Brighton on Tuesday18th at HMV in Churchill Square Shopping Centre – now that has to be seen. Details of all gigs on the Wichita site.www.wichita-recordings.com/artist.php/loscampesinos/Pete Cogle has a promo video for his shows at http://pcpodcast.blogsome.com as he says "Only 11 minutes of your life to waste … what"s that between friends.?