Saturday, 28 November 2009


...will be good. LISTEN

7 - 8:30pm

[if you're a MAC user download the very small, very free VLC player online first]

As always, I'll be providing an all-out indie/electro sexfest to get your little feet moving ready for your Saturday night out. Watch out for the likes of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Boys Noize and Heartsrevolution - and remixes, remixes remixes.

Here's a little taster to get you wet - it's The Toxic Avenger's latest single, 'Toxic Is Dead', taken from their 2009 album, Scion CD Sampler Vol.26: The Toxic Avenger.

The party starts at 7, don't be late! I'll be tarting myself up right along with you, because tonight I'm going to be sampling the delights of a new club in Holborn, Batteries Not Included. Pictures and reviews to come!


Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Like the look of this? GET IN TOUCH

1 glittery freelance writer available for hire. Good for reviews, interviews and hardcore drinking.

If interested, contact on 07950 342 495 or email

Remember Remember the Fifth of November…the night Pete came out to play…

[photos by Gabriel Love]

If live music, ornamental stag-heads and more glitter and love than My Little Pony at an orgy sounds like your idea of a good night out, then Smash and Grab might well be your brand new vintage bag, baby. Taking place at Camden’s illustrious Proud Galleries every Thursday night, the event sees some of the most exciting acts around at the moment, as well as a good double-handful of North London’s upcoming celebrities and sexiest clubgoers.

At Smash and Grab this Bonfire eve there were fireworks inside and out as Babyshambles graced the stage for a one-off secret gig. What a band. What a night. What a mess.
Once word was out that the group was on their way a swarm of trilby-doffing indie kids descended on the Galleries. The heat and excitement built fast, and within minutes there wasn’t even enough room to swing a fringe. Just when it seemed that the tension would be too much [to keep a drink steady, at least] – there he was. Stepping out into a romantic pink spotlight, Mr. Pete himself, with a firecracker in his hat and his heart on his sleeve. Cue rapture.

Without any need for further ado Babyshambles ripped into a fantastic set, which included several shiny new gems from the upcoming album amongst the old favourites. Song of the night? Impossible! There had to be two: a special cover of ‘Billie Jean’, and satirical newbie, ‘The BNP Blues’ both went down to frantic approval, with pointy shoes kicking up love every which way. When ‘Killamangiro’ starts up the dusty spotlights, together with every twang of those oh-so-familiar chords draw us irresistibly back to past summers by Camden Lock, where everyone has a cider, a Union-jack tee and a don’t-give-a-fuck grin. Magic.

“Got a fag for the band?” Pete asks, causing the crowd to almost kill each other in their enthusiasm to oblige. It wasn’t just skinny cigarettes that were flying; Proud was shaken to its very foundations as fans swarmed the stage. Blood, sweat and screams overload the senses as everybody tried to cop a feel of their idol…it must have sounded like an abattoir from outside.
Ending on the iconic ‘Fuck Forever’, Babyshambles take their leave. I ask a wine-stained, blissed-out fan to sum up the night. He replies simply, “Euphoric”, and then stumbles off to collapse somewhere quiet.

Peeking into the venue’s many stables, black lace, tailored jackets and hair that looked nothing short of being ripped off a Pantene model’s head could be seen every which way. Smokers lounging in deckchairs outside were the very picture of indolence, despite the November cold and the occasional fag ash in drinks. If the clubbing standards of drinking and dancing weren’t enough, Smash and Grab also provides several unique features to divert and amuse, such as the Board of Love [where else could you profess your undying affections for ‘that fit blonde what I saw at the bar’?], the Incredible Dress-Up Box [because your look just isn’t complete without a novelty plastic bowler hat] and the Tranny-Formation Booth [go on…you know you want to].

All in all, Smash and Grab is the obvious place to go on a Thursday night, unless you have something against stripper poles, vodka doubles and enough shiny tunes to keep feet moving in silly ways until well after closing time. And if you do…well. I hear you can play Monopoly on the Wii now.

Smash and Grab
Proud Camden
Horse Hospital
Stables Market
Chalk Farm Road

Every Thursday night 7:30pm – 2am

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Dead Kids

This band is the best thing to come out of the East End since Peggy Mitchell's tits. Amazing live, watch this space for an upcoming interview...

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Yes. Yes. Yes.

This woman can do no wrong.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Buy me stuff.

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Ten Little Chunks of Happiness

I submitted this for the Orbital's 'Soundtrack Feature' but I thought I may as well put it on here too. DOWNLOAD THEM ALL NOW if you want to look cool.

‘Forced (Foamo Remix)’ - Cagedbaby
Mixing melodic with mash-up, Foamo’s remix has created an electro epic. Guaranteed to get you throwing shapes to put a Transformer to shame.

‘Ultraviolence (Vitalix Remix)’ – Heartsrevolution
Like Calpol spilled over a Mac computer. This track’s synthpop sounds and blissed-out neon beats are impossible to resist.

‘How Y’all Like Me Now’ – Machines Don’t Care
An all-out electronic war on the eardrums, this track will beat you up, steal your wallet and have you up against the wall – give up, this is one you can’t win.

‘Kilometer (Aeroplane Remix)’ – Sebastian Tellier
Orgasmo-pop at its finest, this sexy little number is definitely one to try out on that fittie you met at the Union. Well, you never know.

‘Dance The Way I Feel (Dynamikk Remix)’ – Ou Est Le Swimming Pool
An excellent electro upgrade for one of North London’s most exciting new bands. You’ll fall in love as soon as you hit ‘play’.

‘Half In Love With Elizabeth (Disco Mix)’ – Mystery Jets
A shiny, shimmery take on the original, complete with a twist of funk. Nice to space out to.

‘Mars’ – Fake Blood
A tricky single. Fake Blood combine slightly irritating distortion (sounding like android cows giving birth) with a filthy electro undercurrent. Worth a go if you’re feeling open-minded.

‘My People (Mouse on Mars Acid Pretzels Remix)’ – The Presets
As the name suggests, a truly mad but undeniably fun remix of one of the Presets’ finest.

‘Paparazzi (Filthy Dukes Remix)’ – Lady Gaga
Adding some electro love to this guilty pleasure? Fantastic – you don’t have to hide it at the back of your iPod anymore!

‘Warrior’s Dance (South Central Remix)’ – The Prodigy
South Central’s trademark take-no-prisoner’s bite adds a dark edge to this club hit. Definitely not one for the faint-hearted.