Goodnight Lenin, not content with recording their cracking album here popped in to record 2 covers for a Record Store Day record! They put a teasing trailer up 4 days ago and already 14,000+ views.
Meanwhile in our lock up Boat To Row made a casual film of themselves, we love having them here:
How else can you follow ‘Americana’ and ‘Folk’ but with some ‘Psychedelia’ The Exploding Sound Machine brought their Hammond with Leslie speaker, joss sticks and oil wheels and laid these 3 tracks down. Audio only but worth it.
Perhaps to our shame we’d not come across ‘Gigjunkies’ before but are certainly glad we have now as they documented a top night that we had last friday.
We managed to catch a triple friends-of-Highbury performance evening where we saw Kodaline doing an extremely stripped down acoustic busk in the lounge of The Hare & Hounds at 7.30.
Kodaline at The Hare & Hounds. Photography by Counteract Magazine.
Taking Kodaline with us, we got up to The Old Rep in town to catch all of Goodnight Lenin’s performance.
Goodnight Lenin at The Old Rep Theatre. Photography by Ian Dunn
We then all came back to the upstairs of the Hare & Hounds to catch a stunning set from Alternative Dubstep Orchestra, with ADO and Goodnight Lenin both finishing recording albums at Highbury in the last couple of weeks, and with Kodaline who did a little recording here which can be heard on their Love Like This EP on SoundCloud. Kodaline are currently sat at #22 with Love Like This in the UK Singles Chart.
Alternative Dubstep Orchestra at The Hare & Hounds. Photography by Ian Dunn
By the end of the night we were lost in musical bliss. We didn’t quite know how to write about such a great evening but to our delight, GigJunkie nailed 2 out of the 3, reviewing both ADO and Goodnight Lenin. Check the reviews here thanks to the Gigjunkie team – we couldn’t have put it better ourselves…
The wonderful Jo Hamilton, who often rehearses here at Highbury, released her first album Gown in 2009.
We were amazed and delighted to hear that Prince and his new all-girl backing band 3rd Eye Girl are performing an instrumental cover of Liathach from Gown on his current live tour in the U.S with Prince playing piano!
Here’s the original video
We hear that Prince is set to tour some small venues in the U.K. later this year. Fingers crossed we might to get to hear his cover for ourselves!
Exciting news from Birmingham duo Table Scraps consisting of Scott Vincent Abbott (singing and guitar abuse) and Poppy Twist (who you’ll remember from Poppy & The Jezebels) who have recently released their EP on cassette.
Recorded on our Tascam tape machine with Rob Peters, the three-track tape consists of What You Don’t Allow, In The Ground & Sinking Ship.
The limited edition of 200 tapes makes owning one quite a privilege, with codes included for exclusive digital downloads.
Today marks the release of charity album Xpress on behalf of CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), set up to prevent male suicide which is the single biggest killer of young men in the UK.
We are delighted that our friends from Wolverhampton – The Rimes, feature on the album with their new song Fight Fire With Fire (recorded here at Highbury) amongst The Strokes, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly and The Libertines.
The Rimes visited us in the Autumn and filmed a short documentary at the studio which can be found in our video chart below.