January 16, 2007

Come on you silly people! If I can break my self-imposed blog silence for this gig, then you can get off your oversized-London bottoms and walk, roll or crawl (if you must) to the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen this Thursday night to see the fantastical Emmy The Great play songs and (probably) talk in between them.

It's £6.50ish to get in and there will be support on the night from Noah and The Whale, who have three songs to download on their myspace, which you probably should do. There will be some other bands playing and Fisherprice Soundsystem (featuring star of thelondonpaper Fred Les lolz) and Full Time Hobby will be DJing.

Here are the full details:

Jan 18 2007
@ Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, LONDON
2-4 Hoxton Square Republic of Hoxton, London N1 6NU.
Headline set (full band)
+ Noah and the Whale and special guests
+ DJ's Fisherprice Soundsystem (feat. Fred Les) and Full Time Hobby
+ cakes baked and serve by the Viva Cake girls
Doors: 19:30

Below is a press release type thing:

"The acoustic, honey-voiced angel of British anti-folk." NME

Emmy the Great, who was tipped as the singer songwriter for 2007 by
Vogue, plays a special headline show this Thursday at Hoxton Bar and

Emmy is the Hong Kong born folksy singer-songwriter who writes
heart-manipulating folk songs with a visual humour that makes you
smile whilst slowly dilating your tear ducts. In her short career she
has and supported on various occasions the likes of Martha Wainwright,
Mystery Jets, Tilly & the Wall, Jamie T, Kimya Dawson, KT Tunstall and
most recently Fyfe Dangerfield. The Guillemots front-man is a big fan
and has offered to could arrange orchestration on her forthcoming
second single. Her debut single was released last summer and coincided
with Emmy being the must-see highlight at Truck and End of the Road

Thursdays show is a warm-up for UK tour dates supporting Scott
Matthews, ahead of a trip to the States to guest on the debut album by
Lightspeed Champion (Dev Test-Icicles)

Photo by Jon Fisher

 Posted by Chris at 05:30 PM |  Category: News

The End Is Nigh..

October 13, 2006

It is my unfortunate duty to announce that The Swish Blog will be on hiatus for a while due to 'can't be arsed' commitments. If you wish to be notified when I'm back I urge you all to subscribe to my RSS Feed (in the top right sidebar). My podcasts will also still be available (same place different button). Bye.

 Posted by Chris at 09:00 AM |  Comments (2) |  Category: Spaz

It's CSS week!

September 04, 2006

Sep 4 Fibbers York
Sep 5 Roadhouse Manchester
Sep 6 Cockpit Leeds
Sep 8 Adventures Close to Home London
Sep 9 Audio Brighton
Sep 10 Dingwalls London
Sep 12 NME.com 10th anniversary London

 Posted by Chris at 12:03 PM |  Comments (2) |  Category: News

Crikey, mate

Despite alarming levels of showmanship in the face of danger - including the suggestion in today's news that the stingray that killed him may have been provoked (and that the last time a stingray killed a person is Australia was 1945) - Steve Irwin was pretty brilliant. Not only did he achieve vast amounts in his short life - including creating Australia zoo, a place doing great things with endangered Australian species, as well as increasing the awareness of animal welfare and environmental issues across the world - but he could jump on the back of a crocodile and wrestle with it. That's pretty cool.

 Posted by Chris at 11:51 AM |  Category: News, Spaz

Join the campaign!

August 30, 2006

 Posted by Chris at 10:37 AM |  Comments (2) |  Category: Spaz

Oh dear god...

August 29, 2006

...but this is totally worth breaking my blog silence for...

 Posted by Chris at 10:52 AM |  Category: Video

Alliance of Cutlasses

August 07, 2006

Scottish tosspots Union Of Knives have released an album about gangster ornithologists and it's quite good. Here is a clip of them playing 'I Decline' in my (and Totally Frank's) local trendy-arsehole venue 93 Feet East.

 Posted by Chris at 04:20 PM |  Category: Video

"Spitting out the blanche to change my special branch"

Stick Spiral back in! Vote Vote Vote!

No, I haven't gone mad, I just thought about incredible amounts of career-forwarding that will go on when they throw the BB rejects back into the house. (Does anyone see this as anything else but an excuse to reinstate Nikki to the house in the face of dwindling interest?)

In Spiral's case this career-forwarding will mean LOTS MORE RAPPING; especially now that he's has a few weeks outside to tout his services to record industry peoples...

So, get ready for more of this:

PLUS: Getting into the spirit of things, I had a go at remixing the 'Spiral Song' clip that was unleashed by Popbitch a few weeks ago. It's meant to be Hardcore, and has a GUN SHOT! Oooh:

 Posted by Chris at 03:50 PM |  Category: Audio, Spaz, Television

So tired of it...

July 11, 2006

OMGZZZ. Cansei De Ser Sexy are the most awesome Brazilian girl beats-n-sex group ever! I'm in love. Their album came out today on Sub Pop in America EDIT: it's in the shops in the UK too, woop! PLUS! I have it on good authority that they might be playing ACTH later in the year, and will feature on celebrity-foot-wank site Popstar Feets sometime this week. Raaaaah

 Posted by Chris at 11:33 AM |  Comments (4) |  Category: Spaz, Video

What did he say?

July 10, 2006

Fucking boss. I was supporting France, and I thought they were the better team throughout the game, but was that the best World Cup 2006 moment or what?

 Posted by Chris at 10:16 AM |  Comments (3) |  Category: Football

Swish Blog Podcast Mix, Episode #26

July 05, 2006

Yay! A new Podcast..

Subscribe to The Swish Blog Podcast by copying the following RSS url into your Podcasting software (iTunes, Juice etc) and hit subscribe..

The Swish Blog Podcast, Episode #26, 05/07/06
A Bit Thick? Download the mix directly (160kbps) 55MB

1. This Month Day 10 - Cansei de Ser Sexy
2. La Nuit - Robots in Disguise
4. Pleasure Wood Kills - Lost Penguin
5. Fiddle With The Volume (Ghislain Poirier Remix) - Lady Sovereign
6. Something Was Wrong - Boys Of Brazil
7. Modern Times - Adam Kesher
8. Hall Of Records - Klaxons
9. Operated On - Union Of Knives
10. Are U That Somebody - The Gossip
11. Isabella - Goodbooks
12. Young Lungs - Sky Larkin
13. Tickle Me Pink (live) - Johnny Flynn
14. Leigh-On-Sea - Assembly Now
15. Shipwreck - Hot Club de Paris

 Posted by Chris at 10:39 AM |  Comments (4) |  Category: Mixes, Playlists

Happy Birthday To Me!

July 03, 2006

Well done to The Swish Blog, which today reaches the grand old age of THREE!

The first ever entry on 3rd July 2003 pondered the revelation that Toby was in fact the Hollyoaks serial killer. Gripping stuff.

Photo from Stoopidgerl

 Posted by Chris at 10:00 AM |  Comments (4) |  Category: Spaz