Sunday 20 April 2014

A letter from Grant McLennan, February 1979

Grant McLennan "hails from the outback. His family are pioneers. He is courteous and listens to the radio a lot."

Monday 14 April 2014

The Clientele / Birdie / The Would-be-goods: Friday 11 July

It's not very often we arrange ticketed shows, but when we do we do our best to make sure they're good ones. This is no exception. We're proud to announce, in conjunction with our friends at Chickfactor, this blinding bill featuring rare sets from three of our very favourite groups: The Clientele, Birdie and The Would-be-goods

Even when these groups played more often they didn't play enough. These days, we miss them and can't wait to see them. 

What's more, everyone who buys a ticket gets a free copy of a beautiful brand-new 7" picture disc featuring new songs by The Clientele and Birdie!

The show will be on Friday 11 July. Tickets have been on sale for a few days and they are selling fast, so be sure to get yours quickly. Like, now, preferably. They're available here but I fear they won't be for very long. 

While your diaries are out, make a note of the afternoon of the Sunday immediately after that, Sunday 13th July. Back to the usual Hangover Lounge Sunday afternoons, we are working on yet another extremely special line-up. More of that soon. 

Incidentally, we think the photo of The Clientele up there is by Gail O'Hara of Chickfactor, but we're not absolutely certain and we'll correct the photo credit asap if we have to! 

Thursday 3 April 2014

Grant McLennan tribute gig 4 May 2014

It's that time of year when we celebrate the work of one of our best-loved songwriters ever, Grant McLennan. Our fourth annual Grant McLennan gig stars David Westlake again, because it wouldn't be the same without him (you should listen to his radio session backed by Robert Forster, Amanda Brown and Robert Vickers). And you should know that The Servants' excellent Small Time/Hey Hey We're The Manques! is now on vinyl.

We're equally delighted to welcome Heathers from Los Angeles, one of our favourite bands to debut last year. Of course they're Go-Betweens fans. Why would they not be. Here, listen to the rough and tumble jangle of their new single:

There's a very special guest joining us. Don't ask us who, because we're not telling. Last year Robert Forster dropped in, fought the jetlag and played a couple of songs. You remember:

We open our doors at 2pm. The gig's free and starts at 3pm. You should stick around afterwards and go to the Odd Box gig in the evening. Why not? It's a bank holiday the next day. Why? 4 ace bands, that's why:

Kid Canaveral
One Happy Island
Night Flowers