Life Of A Spuckle

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Yeti - Never Loose Your Sense Of Wonder (Demo version)

Yeti are from London, and the "proper" version of this song was released as a single on Monday 26th March - buy it here. It's a catchy tune with jingly-jangly guitars reminiscent of music of a bygone era. The single's B-Side Midnight Flight is altogether darker - it's about a sleepwalking serial killer!

This link is from the now defunct Glamorama blog which called it a day recently.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Upcoming Gigs

If you liked my Metric post from last August or my Death From Above 1979 post from January you might like to know that the Canadian label-mates are touring together in the UK in May, the dates are:

Wednesday May 18, 2005 - PORTSMOUTH UK - WEDGEWOOD ROOMS
Thursday May 19, 2005 - BRISTOL UK - FLEECE
Friday May 20, 2005 - LEICESTER UK - CHARLOTTE
Saturday May 21, 2005 - LIVERPOOL UK - ACADEMY 2
Sunday May 22, 2005 - MANCHESTER UK - ACADEMY 3
Monday May 23, 2005 - EDINBURGH UK - THE VENUE
Wednesday May 25, 2005 - LEEDS UK - COCKPIT
Thursday May 26, 2005 - LONDON UK - SCALA

Metric *may* also be playing an NME show on Friday May 27th in London.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

The Caesars - Jerk It Out

This is the tune from the catchy iPod Shuffle TV ad, and is due for release as a single in the UK on April 18th. (I'm not sure how long this download will last and I'm sorry for the slowness too).

The Caesars (aka Casears Palace and The 12 Caesars) are a Swedish garage rock band, the name coming from lead vocalist Cesar Vidal. The new album Paper Tigers is released on 25 April.

This is the follow up to their international debut, 39 Minutes of Bliss (In An Otherwise Meaningless World) which was a composite of their previous three releases in Sweden.

Monday, March 07, 2005

The Flairs - 18 & Life (Skid Row cover)

The Flairs are a 21st century band ready to take the world by storm with their catchy, hook-laden rock songs harkening back to the days of '80s metal and punk, sweetly flavoured with female harmonies and a-whole-lotta attitude. They are currently touring their native Canada.

The first seeds of The Flairs were planted when vocalist/guitarist Dawn Mandarino (who started in Lillix) and powerhouse drummer Jen Foster,
then playing with their former pop outfit Tuuli, met guitar-slinging babe Gillian Hanna of Bif Naked.