No Direction Home (Sherwood Forest)

The No Direction Home lineup is shaping up to be quite fantastic; and, frankly, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the folks behind End of the Road festival.

Bella is well represented, and in the latest raft of added bands, Father John Misty joins the likes of The Low Anthem, Dirty Three, Andrew Bird, Lanterns on the Lake and Veronica Falls.

The festival takes place in Sherwood Forest, so don your green tights and buy a ticket.

The Walkmen take on U2

From The Walkmen’s website:

Hi everyone. Our album is finally done and we’re thrilled with it. We can’t wait to get it out there.

To celebrate the huge amount of hard work that went into it, we’re sharing this embarrassing recording of a spontaneous outburst of frustration that occurred during the very rigorous sessions. It’s our way of blowing off steam I guess. Please forgive us. Producer Phil Ek recorded it on the sly actually.

None of us really remembered it until the last day of mixing when Phil–who by that point had also lost his mind–sat down and patiently mixed it. Enjoy.

Go listen!

Here is an old photo of U2, incase you have either a) forgotten what Young Bono looked like or b) have never seen Young Bono:


Andrew Bird announces new London show // + Eyeoneye video

Following from last week’s release of Break It Yourself and a triumphant sell out show at The Barbican, Andrew Bird has announced a new headline date at The Roundhouse:

Thursday 8th November – LONDON, The Roundhouse (£22.50) [tickets]

It’s his biggest UK headline to date! Make sure you snap a ticket up now….

And if you’re not in London towne, catch Bird around the country this summer.


Saturday 2nd June – LONDON, Field Day

Wednesday 6th June – BRISTOL, Trinity [tickets]

Friday 8th June – GLASGOW, Fruit Market [tickets]

Saturday 9th June – NO DIRECTION HOME Festival

Sunday 10th June – BRIGHTON, Theatre Royal [tickets]

In other Andrew Bird news, we have on offer visual accompaniments to the albums first single ‘Eyeoneye’ taken from the performance film ‘Here’s What Happened’…

Eyeoneye from Andrew Bird on Vimeo.

Father John Misty // Shacklewell Arms

Currently gearing up for a whole raft of shows at SXSW, Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman, formerly of Fleet Foxes) has just announced news of a London headline show at the Shacklewell Arms in June to follow the release of his new album “Fear Fun” on 30th April.

Deetz and music below:

Wednesday 6 June – LONDON – Shacklewell Arms (£10)

Feline Friday #7

Feline Friday
by Hannah Cohen

Here are my two god daughters Nikki and Honey.

This summer I spent a month with these girls while their mom was away at a film directing workshop. Coincidentally, I had just had a BAD BREAKUP and needed a place to stay. As everyone knows, when you’re going through a hard time, you need a close eye kept on you and Nikki and Honey were perfect for the job. They made sure that I was okay and they were there for me when I needed someone to talk to.

We spent our days lying in bed, watching movies and then falling asleep halfway through. We rummaged through the freezer together, searching for their mom’s secret stash of gluten free ice cream sandwiches and then we would nap some more. They knew a lot about rummaging from their feral days on the streets of Rego Park, Queens (their adoptive mother Lily found them on the website

Here are their kitten pictures:

Honey has the most beautiful mackerel coat and a coffee ice cream colored tummy which she *loves* having rubbed. Nikki looks like she eats ice cream (but doesn’t). Weighing in at a voluptuous 16 pounds, she holds her weight beautifully.


Hannah’s manager Foye’s former roommate:

Beach House ‘Bloom’ // May 2012

Beach House – ‘Bloom’ // May 14th 2012
Hear album opener ‘Myth’ on the band’s website now.

We are thrilled to announce the new Beach House record, Bloom, will be released on May 14th on Bella Union in UK & Europe. Sub Pop will release in the US and Misteltone in Australia.

The band will be performing two UK live dates in May:

Wednesday 23 May – Brighton – The Haunt
Thursday 24 May – London – Village Underground

These dates will sell out quicker than you can say Beach House.

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