Feline Friday #6

by Jen Long

This is Baris. He’s not actually my cat – he belongs to my housemates Jim and Polly. They have two cats in fact, brothers Aki and Baris. Aki is kind of fat and angry though so let’s concentrate on Baris.


Baris really likes to sit on my bed. He has this feline sixth sense and knows exactly when I’m home and sits outside my door meowing. Then he rolls all over the bed with his paws in the air until you rub his tummy. He also does this weird dance thing with his paws where he flexes them right, then left, then right.

Usually he will fall asleep sitting on top of my rucksack at around midnight and look really annoyed because the light is still on and do that thing cats do when they cover their eyes with their arms and it’s really adorable.

Then he will wake up at about 5am and try to sit on my head and wake me up and chase his tail around until I kick him out.

Then he’ll come back at 8am and wake me up again.

I love you, Baris.

CSLSX & I Break Horses ‘Violent Sea’

Ahead of their headlining show at London’s Scala on Sunday 1st April and an upcoming five week tour of the US as special guests of M83 (those dates below), I Break Horses & CSLSX share their collaborative effort ‘Violent Sea‘, which includes the first new work from the band since the release of debut album ‘Hearts’ in August 2011.

The video, which collates imagery from avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren, is the perfect accompaniment to this new track and more than whets the appetite for further work from these two enigmatic bands (who are rumoured to be working on an EP together). Little is known about Philadelphia collective CSLSX, and Stockholm’s reclusive I Break Horses have only made a handful of live appearances to date, so if this track is anything to go by, this could be the start of something very special indeed…

I Break Horses will follow up their sold-out Cargo show with a new date at The Scala in April:

Sunday 1st April – LONDON, Scala

M83 USA dates:

22 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
25 Portland, OR – Roseland
26 Seattle, WA – Neptune
27 Vancouver, BC – Vogue
29 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
30 Denver, CO – Ogden

01 Lawrence, KS – Granada
02 St Louis, MO – Pageant
04 Chicago, IL – Vic
05 Detroit, MI – Majestic
06 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
07 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
09 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
10 New York, NY – Terminal 5
11 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
12 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
14 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Music Park
15 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
17 Houston, TX – House of Blues
18 Austin, TX – Stubb’s
19 Dallas, TX – Granada

Headlining shows:
21 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent
23 Los Angeles, CA – Echo
24 San Francisco, CA – Popscene
26 George, Sasquatch Festival
29 Chicago – Lincoln Hall
30 New York – Mercury Lounge

*And ATP FESTIVAL date just added*
Sunday 23rd September – ATP Festival, Asbury Park, NJ

A Quietus Award For 6 Music! Zun Zun Egui!

Zun Zun Egui have been nominated for The Quietus’ award for 6 Music.

Words from The Quietus:

Our friends at Now Playing on BBC 6 Music have asked us to put together a category in their 6 Music Blog Awards, airing this Friday. We’ve decided that the Quietus award will be for Tomorrow’s Cult Star Today – the artists that, right now, are perhaps not setting the charts afire but will become influential and irritatingly collectable on vinyl in the future. The show airs on March 2 from 7pm, and our shortlist can be found below. We want you to go and vote for which artist you think will be Tomorrow’s Cult Star Today over on our facebook. Nominations are:

So head over and vote for ZZE now!