Music News w/e 14/08/2009


The Bookhouse Boys, Theoretical Girl, Flamboyant Bella, Mumford & Sons, Paloma Faith

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You pick up some interesting passengers as driver of a pop express….  and here are some new releases from former interviewees

The Bookhouse Boys

We love the Bookhouse Boys and they release the final single “Shoot You Down” from their magnificent eponymous debut album. It’s a song which crackles with sexual tension and sees singers  Paul Van Oestren And Catherine Turner locked in a kind of love/hate lyrical  tango, prowling the dance floor spitting out lyrics such as ““I give up the world for you/Now I open my doors to you/I’ll take off your skirt for you/And bury my dirt in you”. It’s sexy as f**k and is available on blood red vinyl or from I-tunes here


Bookhouse Boys interview


Theoretical Girl

Theoretical Girl releases her debut album “Divided” on 17th September 2009 . It’s an album full of bittersweet melodies which details tales of heartbreak, loss and jealousy which vear from the undertated to the full on rage of new single Red Mist

You can pre-order it from Amazon **HERE**

Or from Rough Trade **HERE**

Or straight from her label **HERE**

You can get signed copies from Record Store **HERE**

On Myspace

Theoretical Girl Interview


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Flamboyant Bella

FB release their first single , proper,Get A Reaction” on 21st September 2009 , a bubbly, synth driven floor filler, that finds the band getting funkier than Huggy Bear doing the funky chicken to Funkadelic at the Funky Buddha. It picks you up by your lapels and propels you around the dancefloor  at breakneck speed and then lets go leaving you crumpled in the corner, broken and breathless, ….here’s the video..



Flamboyant Bella interview


Mumford & Sons

Following three limited edition 10″ EPs through Chess Club Recordings, Mumford & Sons announce details of their eagerly anticipated debut album, and a special live event to premiere their new video.The debut album, ‘Sigh No More’, will be released through Gentlemen Of The Road/Island Records on the 5th October.  The album was produced by Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Bjork) at Eastcote Studios in London during the Spring.

‘Sigh No More’ will be preceded by a new single, ‘Little Lion Man’ on the 28th September (already declared by the  excitable Zane Lowe as the ‘Hottest Record In The World Today’ on Radio 1), and Mumford & Sons have also announced a special video premiere of this new single in London on the 24th August at The Borderline.  Alongside the premiere of the video, the band will be performing an intimate live show.

Tickets are on sale now from for £8.

Mumford & Sons will head out on a full UK tour throughout September and October to coincide with the releases:


Mumford & Sons Interview


Paloma Faith

Our chum Paloma releases her debut album “Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?” on September 29th 2009, (pre-order here) she combines originality, drama and being a bit bonkers into something rather timeless….Here’s the video for her new single “New York”


Paloma Faith interview

Nicole Atkins and The Black Sea

Here’s a new live song “Cry, Cry, Cry ” by the fab Nicole Atkins which we are featuring for no other reason than we want her to come over to England.


Video by one man-gig machine Dave Crowmell


Nicole Atkins Interview

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.


  1. Brilliant work, good sir!

    Yes – Nicole is back – with a new band and new songs.

    And she’s even more amazing than before.

    Cherish what the New Jersey-to-Brooklyn circuit has to offer.


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