June's Blang night at Muse Soho

Blang presents:


Muse Soho, 23 Frith Street, London W1D 4RR

Doors 8.00 PM

£5 entrance (NUS and JSA/DLA/PIP/ESA £3 with proof)

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Lucy's Diary (10 15 PM)
Pop-punk story-telling from the diaries of Lucy Joplin. Helping her shake a Buzzcocks/Blondie cocktail are Ian Button (Death In Vegas, Papernut Cambridge, Sergeant Buzfuz) on drums, Mike Stone (Television Personalities, Rapid Results College) on bass and JJ Crash (JJ Crash) on guitar.
“I’ve been listening to Lucy’s Diary.  One of my favorite things is ethereal female vocals over dirty guitars” (Frank Skinner in Mojo) "scathing pop perfection" (Music OMH)
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Rapid Results College (9.30 PM)
RRC feature Rob Boyd (ex The Hillfields) on vocals/guitar, Mike Stone (Television Personalities/Lucy's Diary) on guitar/vocals , Owain Evans (Rapid Results College) on drums and Terry Tyldesley (Feral Five) on bass. They play guitar pop songs with a C86 flavour about the cities we live in, our hopes, dreams, and calamities.

Kate Arnold (Fear Of The Forest) (8.45 PM)
Kate Arnold plays a rare solo show away from her experimental folk conjurors Fear Of The Forest. Kate is currently on a genealogical odyssey ,writing songs about her family history based on her father's research. So we hear tales of forebears like Captain Swing, leader of the 19th century Swing Riots. And a gypsy great grandmother. The stories are accompanied by Arnold's sweeping violin playing and intricately threaded with shimmering loops of hammered dulcimer. Kate is an ex-member of Sergeant Buzfuz and Thee Awkward Silences and has played with Senegalese kora player Doudou Sissoko, Greek neo-folk troupe Daemonia Nymphe and English folk singer Lisa Knapp. Which gives an idea of the breadth of her influences.

Sheepy interview and 15 Songs video (on When The Horn Blows)

Liverpool three-piece Sheepy talk to us about their humorous music video for ’15 Songs (In An Hour)’.
'15 Songs (In An Hour)' is a song about constant creativity featuring contagious post-punk with a massive power-pop heart at the centre. This is the first single from the band’s new album ‘Alarm Bells’ scheduled for release on April 9th via Blang Records.

Sheepy Explains:
Where was the video for 15 Songs (In An Hour) filmed?
The video was filmed in an old primary school in Toxteth, Liverpool which is now occupied by some of our friends who kindly allowed us to use their hall.

How does the video compliment the song?
Bobby Stickah, who produced the video came up with the idea of making writing songs "A sport". The song is about writing songs quickly and pushing yourself to do so, whilst the video shows this being done, whilst also doing physical activities. The theme is based on badly shot 80s programmes and this is shown in the shots, our image and our cheesy interactions.

Any behind the scenes stories?
The last scene we filmed (which is the first scene of the video) we tried to make it really smoky from the smoke machine. Unfortunately this set off the fire alarm, which went off throughout the building. Most of the people living there weren't aware we were filming and got quite a surprise to see us in our 80s gear. Also it was absolutely freezing when we filmed in early January. We had to keep running round to keep warm.

Can you talk us through the themes and imagery used?
We became 3 characters, Ruud Mullet, Ron Wanweird and Skreetch. We brought some of the important things like the stopwatch and the desk, but most of the things we used we just found in the school on the day, (the ropes, the ping pong table and even the chairs). We just had fun and decided on the day what we would use and how.

Is there a message you hope people might take from watching the vid?
There wasn't a message we just wanted it to look as fun and as tacky as possible. The shots might remind viewers of old TV shows they used to watch. We had a lot of fun filming it.

Interview Feature by Karla Harris via  When The Horn Blows here

New video: High Diver by Seth Faergolzia

Here's a new video featuring 'High Diver' by Seth Faergolzia. It's from an upcoming documentary about Dana Kunze, ex-world record holding US high-diver. It was made in the USA by Dheff Films. Seth isn't in the video but 'High Diver' soundtracks this section of the documentary beautifully. Click here for the video

'High Diver' is from the album of the same name (BLANG 65)