4.12.08

Phew ! No Need To Sweep This One Under The Carpet !


Come on people, anyone who says they aren't bricking it when waiting for a Pitchfork review to run, is just plain lying.

Either that, or they are resigned to the fact that they are fighting a losing battle like those Jet folks. Sadly, even the 'well they were never going to like it' excuse doesn't hold water with that one !

PS. I am told the reviewer played in Electrelane and worked at Southern, so she must know her indie rock !


http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/146857-wintersleep-welcome-to-the-night-sky

12.11.08

"See, this band is something really fucking special."




Question: Are all good blogs named after songs by awesome indie rock bands ?

What a quote ! I love The Line Of Best Fit, spelling mistakes and all ! Note to self - perfect for the Asda / Walmart / Woolies quote sticker.

Here are the final tour dates, notice one more London show at The Borderline on December 16th. Nice !


December 2008
4 London - Club Fandango @ 229 www.ticketweb.co.uk
5 London - Club NME @ KOKO www.koko.uk.com
6 Amsterdam - Paradiso www.ticketmaster.nl
7 Cologne - Gebaude www.kartenhaus.de
9 Hamburg - Molotow www.kartenhaus.de
10 Berlin - Bang Bang Club www.kartenhaus.de
11 Munich - 59 to 1 www.kartenhaus.de
12 Brussels - Recyclart www.abconcerts.be
13 Rotterdam - Rotown www.rotown.nl
15 Paris - Nouveau Casino www.nouveaucasino.net
16 London - Borderline www.seetickets.com

5.11.08

Arch(A)eologists.......




That's Wintersleep on the cover of CMJ Magazine from a month ago. Too bad we don't have college radio, in fact I wish we had those shitty classic rock radio stations as well, everyone needs more Doobie Brothers in their lives. Anyway I digress, here's a PDF if you want to read the feature yourself.

I found out the hard way that there are two spellings of 'Archaeologists', that's the first single off of Wintersleep's new record and it's a bitch to spell ! We are releasing it here in the UK on December 8th but, in the spirit of giving, we decided to let you guys have it for free. Just for a little while though. Do with it what you may:

www.onefoursevenrecords.com/media/audio/Archaeologists(Edit).mp3

Yes, it's an edit - the same one that Zane Lowe played on Radio 1 and NME Radio are playing all the time. If you want the original you will have to buy the album version - all good ?

26.10.08



15.10.08

Welcome To The Night Sky


Don't get too excited, that isn't the cover of a new new Wintersleep record, though maybe new new to you - ha ! It is our version of Welcome To The Night Sky. New art, bonus tracks, you know the routine.

We have been working on this for ages - finally got the details sorted out about a month ago et voila - tour dates ! There is going to be a single around these shows and I would love to stream it for you but I haven't figured out how to do that yet.

Oh, and the album is scheduled for Feb 2009 but it's on iTunes if you want it now.


December 2008
4 London - Club Fandango @ 229 www.ticketweb.co.uk
5 London - Club NME @ KOKO www.koko.uk.com
6 Amsterdam - Paradiso www.ticketmaster.nl
7 Cologne - Gebaude www.kartenhaus.de
9 Hamburg - Molotow www.kartenhaus.de
10 Berlin - Bang Bang Club www.kartenhaus.de
11 Munich - 59 to 1 www.kartenhaus.de
12 Brussels - Recyclart www.abconcerts.be
13 Rotterdam - Rotown www.rotown.nl
15 Paris - Nouveau Casino www.nouveaucasino.net

14.10.08

Communiqués



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Subject: The Dudes in Nurtegian

10/10/08 17:00

Played a German small city of 20,000 (40,000 when the surrounding towns are included). We played a club on their anniversary, so it was packed, and a jazz trio opened for us.
For a while there, we thought that it may have been a gay bar, but it turns out that Germans just like Dan a lot.

1.9.08

Have You Even Been To Taiwan ?



'Well let's tie one on !'

Ha ha ha. That's so funny I'm not waiting for you to laugh.

That Dudes / Ladyhawk UK tour is happening plus some European dates - see below. I think they are sharing a van, don't know if I want to be involved in that. Either way those shows are going to be pretty rockin'.

We were pretty pumped that some people played the record over here - Steve Lamacq, Colin Murray and NME Radio, which I have yet to listen to. People are reviewing the album though I don't really read the music press so I hope you do ! Maybe that means this is a success ?

ps. Warren Orchard took the photo, vibes by Aled.

September
26 Glasgow - Nice and Sleazy w/ Ladyhawk
27 Dublin - Crawdaddy w/ Ladyhawk
29 Bristol - St Bonaventures w/ Ladyhawk
30 Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach w/ Ladyhawk

October
01 London - Club Uncut @ The Borderline w/ Ladyhawk
02 London - Dirty Boots Club @ Bloomsbury Bowling
03 London - Windmill
06 Antwerp - Trix
07 Hamburg - Gruner Jager
08 Leipzig - Café Panam
09 Nurtingen - Provisorium
10 Paris - Le Showcase

Wintersleep



www.wintersleep.com

14.8.08

"We believe in you when others be leaving you"


The Dudes
Brain, Heart, Guitar (OFS002CD) out September 8th 2008

See that there ? That is what is professionally known as the 'packshot' though most people (including myself) would call it a record cover, even if it is CD only. Anyway, it's the same record that The Dudes released over in Canadia but we have beefed it up. New art by some guy named Steve, who I have yet to meet and Aled, who I have met. Plus a couple of extra tracks so no need to buy the Japanese import until they reissue it in those awesome mini LP style card sleeves. Oh, and we got Dan to send us the lyrics. Honestly they are genius - just listen and you'll see !

I am told they are coming over in September for shows with Ladyhawk (the ones without the 'e' on Jagjaguwar). That is going to be sweet ! Word on the street is that Tim down at the Windmill is beside himself with excitement at the prospect of seeing both bands in the same month.

I was going to try and be cool and say that you could order the record from Rough Trade but they don't have it up yet. Guess you will have to settle for Amazon or if you are looking for the online shopping equivalent of securing your poolside deck chair at the crack of dawn, you can order 'Brain,Heart,Guitar von the Dudes' from Amazon.de.

2.8.08

Dad ! When I grow up, I want my own UFO just like yours !


Bob Dudes & Wayne Lips - Calgary June 2008

31.7.08

Lesson 1 : Shotgun