Timothy van Sas
Timothy van Sas

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Club Velocity presents - Ben Marwood Album launch party- Outside There's A Curse

Date - Friday January 28th 2011
Venue - Rising Sun Arts Centre 30 Silver Street Reading RG1 2ST
Doors - 8pm All Ages
Tax - Five pounds (door) Four pounds (advance) www.wegottickets.com
Acts - Ben Marwood/Quiet Quiet Band/Oxygen Thief
Sponsored by www.editradio.org

Local solo singer song writer Ben Marwood received some good news at the end of 2010, that the debut album that he had recorded was going to be released by London based record label Xtra Mile (home to Frank Turner and Chris TT) After many years of hard slog and dozens and dozens of gigs, Ben is a perfect example that hard work can finally pay off.

His début album Outside There's A Curse was recorded in Reading over a period of weeks during 2010 with the help of various friends. It is a great début offering, a collection of the his best songs of the last five years.

It is a must buy for any fan of a great song, a must buy for any fan of music, it is a must buy record.

Pre-order the album from Amazon here:

Reading finest band, made up of ex members of Heartwear Process and Mass Hysteria.They are currently on fire. They deal in a sassy form of UK flavoured folk country.Think Low, Sparklehorse and Modest Mouse. A mighty fine band and they deserve to be on this bill.

Quiet Quiet Band - Woke Up Dead by editradio

Oxygen Thief sings loud, plays an acoustic guitar, stamps on fx pedals, lives in Bristol, wears Doc Marten boots, drinks whisky, collects Be@rbricks, and wants to be your friend.

Oxygen Thief-There Can Only Be One by editradio

*Rising Sun Arts Centre is a charity please support it, it is run by unpaid volunteers and is Reading best kept secret.


Friday, 14 January 2011

Ben Marwood's 'Oustide There's A Curse' Tour Details

To support the release of his debut album Outside There's A Curse, on Xtra Mile Recordings, Ben Marwood is taking his one-man folk show on the road alongside the one man wrecking machine Oxygen Thief. [edit] radio will be at all of the shows so please come along, bring your friends and say hi.

15th - Leeds - Cardigan Arms
16th - Cheltenham - Slak (w/Jim Lockey)
18th - Bristol - Louisiana
19th - Oxford - G&D's Cowley Road
20th - York - City Screen Basement Bar
22nd - Farnsfield (nr Notts) - Village Centre
23rd - Swindon - The Vic
29th - Birmingham - The Bright House
30th - London - Wilmington Arms
(please check with the venues for age restrictions, ticket availability etc)

Pre-order the album from Banquet Records in Kingston here:

Released on 31st January 2011. To celebrate, I'm also playing a one-off show inside Banquet Records itself. Tickets free and more details here:

Ben Marwood - It's Harder Now To Break Your Stupid Heart by editradio

Oxygen Thief-There Can Only Be One by editradio

Monday, 10 January 2011

Bandorama/Club Velocity @ the Rising Sun sponsored by [edit] radio

Bandorama/Club Velocity presents
Date - Saturday, January 15th
Venue - Rising Sun Arts Centre 30 Silver Street Reading RG1 2ST
Doors - 8pm ALL AGES
Tax - Five pounds on the door
Bands - Circus Sands/The Dissenters/Lights
Sponsored by www.editradio.org

Mighty fine dig the fuzz wonderful guitarness. Seriously tasty noisepop.

Under the Red Sky.mp3

Two piece from that rocknroll epicentre that is Maidenhead.Sort of thing Long Gone John at Sympathy used to release. Think Do Rag/Mr Aeroplane Man/White Stripes/PJ Harvey


Tash POP.The best demo we have heard in the last six months.No other band in the world are doing drums/keys vocals.Only Reading could produce a band like this.Its POP music Jim, but NOT as we know it.....


Saturday, 1 January 2011

Cloud Nothings - Should Have by Kevin Lawson

There has been some real buzz on Bitchfork and Hype Machine about the Cloud Nothings over the past few months. Their previous releases Turning On and Leave You Forever suggested that with a full blown studio recording they could produce something worthy of the attention being lavished upon them. A suggestion that in my opinion had been unfulfilled. That was until I heard 'Should Have'. Released as a snippet from their self-titled debut album it's vital, energetic and delivered with the smarmy conviction of a irritatingly intelligent teenager. Their album will winging its way into the shops (and your hearts?) on the 25th of January.

Cloud Nothings "Should Have" by carparkrecords