Zooooom... there went the past three years of your life. All you have to show for it is a pile of receipts, a mountain of demos and an inbox you dream of one day clearing out. It must be time to party, surely?
Three years in music is a long time. Three years gets you from 100 readers, to 35,000 readers, from 1000 to 1 million bandwidth-sucking pageviews a month. Three years is not long when you've got your ear to the ground, your soul on the line and an ever-expanding bunch of friends (and enemies) by your side. In the past three years we've been the first to shout about chart-ravagers The Cooper Temple Clause, The Darkness, and several thousand other bands on the fringes of rockstardom. We've championed the underdogs (Biffy Clyro, Miss Black America), the outcasts (Bright Eyes, The Phil Collins 3), the insane geniuses and laid down to stop trains carrying promos of the latest offerings from Fat Cat, Domino, Saddle Creek, Buddyhead, Warp and hundreds of other great labels.
So yeah, October 1st marks three years. We'll be relaunching the site, announcing the tracklisting for our first compilation and holding a whole week of new music for you to discover and bathe in until you get like us lot and just have to write about it...
tues sep 30th
Club FanDiSco @ Dublin Castle
THE ROBOCOP KRAUS
HOOKERS GREEN NO.1
...more info @ clubfandango.co.uk
tues sep 30th
Aftershow Club @ WHITE HEAT, Infinity, 10 Old Burlington St, W1
10:30 – 3:00am, £4 flyer/NUS else £5.
All drinks £2.50 with two for one on selected bottles of beer. Music from top London indie-djs ranging from MC5, 80s Matchbox and Radio4 through Meat Loaf, Flash Gordon and Prince - the latter more likely when the DiS deejays hi-jack the decks for an hour, 1 - 2am.
...more info @ irlondon.co.uk
fri oct 3rd
@ The Barfly
INTENTIONS OF AN ASTEROID
THE PARTY WEEKENDER!!
sat oct 4th
The LOUD Alldayer + Free BBQ @ The Windmill
AFTER THE SILENCE
THE NEXT AUTUMN SOUNDTRACK
PANDA LOVE UNIT
sun oct 5th
The QUIET(ER) Alldayer + Free BBQ @ The Windmill
SHIP'S A GOIN' DOWN
There's still likely to be a couple more bands added to the alldayers, which kick off at 4pm. Guest DJs, mostly drunk members of staff, will be announced along with full event previews complete with weblinks and audio, in the next few days. We've announced the bills now so you can get the dates in your diary.
DiScuss: See you there?