Who goes there?!

12 Jun

Hello! What are you doing here?

If for some strange reason you’ve stumbled across this page and thought, “Hmm, Tiffany’s being uncharacteristically quiet at the moment“, that’s because you’ve finally got your comeuppance! You sly alternative URL user you!

The monster can and will always be found at http://www.drunkenwerewolf.com. The same can’t be said for this WordPress.COM site, as sadly we and our posts have moved on to bigger and better things (well, bigger things) over at WordPress.ORG. Don’t worry though; if you’ve linked to or bookmarked us anywhere the URL will still work – such is the wonders of a domain name.

As confusing as it may be, this site will have to exist for a few weeks just incase we’ve forgotten something in the move. You don’t bulldoze your house immediately after vacating it, do you?

So remember, http://www.drunkenwerewolf.com, nothing else.

As you were.


Shapes & Colours

11 Jun

If you remember, The Housewives played DrunkenWerewolf is 5! back in December 2009. Anyone who attended will testify that they’re sensational live, and loud enough to induce Council related wrath and Asbo threatening letters. (Though to be fair though, post midnight new and unplanned bands turned up and I can’t remember what happened. They – and not The Housewives – may have caused the problem.)

Re-named and re-born as Shapes & Colours, the “indie and art and dancing band from London” are due to release an EP this summer, and are currently vying to play Green Man through their competition poll (vote here).

At the tail end of last year S&C were asked to contribute to Unzip Media, a YouTube project famed for their Sofa Sessions. You can see Shapes & Colours acoustic contribution below!

CYMBALS love us all (but London a bit better)

11 Jun

After the release of their debut Unlearn in April, CYMBALS have created a stir both on and off the page. The band received a handy little shove from Record Store Day, for and through which their album was launched. Now they’ve cemented their importance with an indie rock cornerstone – a boat party.

The band will play Watery Domestic on Saturday 18th June onboard The Light Ship in Trinity Buoy Wharf, East London. Support will come from fellow noise makers Fair Ohs, with DJ sets from Off Modern and emerging talents Slime and Vondelpark to follow. They have to all be good, because CYMBALS are sticking you on a boat with ’em, and they wouldn’t be mean and trap you with shite music. The venue has a limited capacity of 100 – or it’ll capsize – so book ahead to ensure a space!

But what about everyone else in Britain, or indeed the world? We’ll have to make do with a free MP3 of “Jane”, a song taken from the album. Download it here!

Free stuff from Oh Minnows

9 Jun

Young & Lost Club are giving away an Oh Minnows‘s song – “Another Volunteer” – to celebrate the forthcoming release of his debut For Shadows, out on iTunes on June 20th in the UK and Europe, and later on in the year in the United States. You can also download the Sunderbands remix here.

The songsmith, real name Chris Steele-Nicholson, has been recording the album in and around America for the past year.

Down and out in Philadelphia

9 Jun

More often than not female fronted punk bands get lumped together with the no wave and/or garage crowds, depending on whether they wear American Apparel or customised leather jackets. But Philadelphia’s Slutever prove there’s something notably independent stirring over the other side of the ocean. Alongside Atlanta band The Coathangers, the duo swing between the yelp of Riot Grrrl and the growl of first wave bands like The Runaways; pushing fun in front of political motivations, but standing guard of their convictions nevertheless.

Following support slots with Best Coast, Cults, Jeff the Brotherhood and Slow Animal, Slutever are going on their first national tour this summer. Dates here. Their second EP Pretend To Be Nice came out on on Bantic Media via Drexel University last month, and can be heard below.

Bombay Bicycle Club to release new album

8 Jun

Following their Ivor Novello Award nominated acoustic album Flaws, Bombay Bicycle Club will release their third album A Different Kind of Fix through Island Records on 29th August. The album’s first single Shuffle will be available to buy on iTunes from 23rd June.

The record oversees a return to the band’s electronic sound, previously debuted on I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose. Unsurprisingly BBC have also returned to work with former producer Jim Abbiss, alongside sometimes Animal Collective collaborator Ben Allen.

To keep up to date with and find out more about the new album, check out their official website.

Get People get productive

8 Jun

This kind of laid back trip-pop is usually put out by our Australian cousins, though London-based band Get People have already established a name for themselves on home-bound shores, having been promoted by everyone from Rob da Bank and XFM, My Band’s Better Than Yours and Illegal Tender. It doesn’t follow the monster’s usual pattern – think Example if they self-medicated with night nurse and stopped being twats – but it’s always nice to challenge your ears, isn’t it?

Picking up where last year’s Careless/Odyssey double A-side left off, the band have released their video for “Away” – available to view below. A preview of what to expect from their sophomore EP release Rain Tears, this is another slice of infectious, intelligent pop music from the London trio.

The Rain Tears EP will be released on Friends vs Records on July 11th 2011. You can also download the song for free below.

The Rosie Taylor Project re-emerge

8 Jun

The Rosie Taylor Project are back after a period away following their 2008 debut This City Draws Maps. The Leeds six-piece have always been on the cusp of national recognition, and if their gorgeous new single “Sleep” is anything to go by, they’re about to get their just deserts!

Due for release on Monday 13th June, the song is currently available to stream through the band’s BandCamp page and below. You can also purchase it on limited edition 7″ vinyl from here. The following video was directed by Jonny Davies and Ben Waddleton; the song was produced by Richard Formby, who has formerly worked with Wild Beasts.

Strummerville launch new compilation

7 Jun

The Joe Strummer New Music Foundation (a.k.a. Stummerville) have launched their summer compilation Songs for the Summer, available to download here.

Spawned from the late Joe Strummer’s last testament, the organisation has proved itself invaluable to up and coming British bands, and has single-handedly funded releases and gigs across the breath of the country. This compilation is dedicated to those musicians, and includes tracks by The Welcome Committee, Bastille and The Joker & The Thief, amongst others.

For more information and forthcoming projects, go here.

Full track listing:

The Joker & The Thief // Be The Boy
Bastille // Icarus
Dark Moon // Blackbird
The Welcome Committee // Rich Kids
Shooting Star Poets // That Boy Don’t Dance
La Rebla Fam // A British Morning
The Vagabonds // John Mellor
The Lights // Mostly Water
The Great Whale // Don’t Lost Your Mind
The Barker Band // Chapel
Benjamin Folke Thomas // Thoroughly Alone

Laura Stevenson & The Cans live = everything

7 Jun

First Laura Stevenson & The Cans gave us a tantalising glimpse of their genius on debut A Record. Then they reminded us all of why they’re more addictive than Jaffa cakes with sophomore Sit Resist. Now the diabolically awesome collective are going to tour the UK!

If you have any morsel of sense you’ll be at one of the following dates. Possible twice, potentially three times.

Sun Sept 11 – Joiners, SouthamptonTickets
Mon Sept 12  – 10 Feet Tall, CardiffTickets
Tues Sept 13 – Nice n’ Sleazy, Glasgow
Wed Sept 14 – The Maze, Nottingham
Thurs Sept 15 – The Castle Hotel, ManchesterTickets
Fri Sept 16 – Windmill, Brixton,  LondonTickets