The Camden Crawl happened last weekend in Camden Town, London. All reports mentioned three things: 1) It rained. So I guess the pun would be, Camden Squall? Ahhh, it's not All-Points Wet. 2) Pete Doherty was seen walking about. 3) Amy Winehouse was tending bar at Dublin Castle. That might not be a good thing for her, but I wouldn't mind be served by her. At least you know she's not going to skip on the alcohol.
Good to see the Gaggle girls getting a major boost by receiving a Best New Band award from the sponsors.
They paid a visit to Virgin to discuss all things Gaggle
Veronica Falls will come to our area in the week's to come for NYC Pop Fest and other non PopFest gigs. They are a Scottish band made up of former members of The Royal We. I had high hopes for that band (they toured with Franz Ferdinand), but they broke up the week before their debut album was release. Slow Club liked them so much that they'll take the opening spot for their big KOKO show with Summer Camp.
Rough Trade says of them: Veronica Falls continue to cast their dark spell over our ears with this killer ode to, well, ending it all. A dangerous proposition here: wastoid punk chords pinned to the ground by sweet / sad 4-part harmonies, soaked in poignancy and urgency. Already far surpassing the constraints of genre, veronica falls are evolving into a quintessential british band, both of the moment and eerily timeless.
Here's "Found Love in a Graveyard"The Ruskins took the bold step of setting up shop in the street. The result was a huge crowd jumping around. It made the papers and it looks like they gained a new fan base. Listening to the music, they are energetic and maybe a little out of their mind. They sound like Jamie T, The Streets, Arctic Monkeys and Sons & Daughters, some sort of rap, funk, folk jam thing.