Thursday, 14 January 2010

Brain Drain #3 - Thursday 4 February 2010

We've made it a FREE entrance night!

Monday, 11 January 2010

New club night soon to be announced + Free MP3 from Sunderbans


Happy New Year! We're currently finalising the bill for our next night which will happen in February, but until the final bill is revealed (ie 100% booked), here's a new video and free MP3 from BD favourites Sunderbans.

The band played our first night on 1 September 2009 and due to it being both our virgin journey and a superb gig, Sunderbans hold a special place in Brain Drain's hearts. "Road Kill" is, unsurprisingly, ace and it looks like 2010 will be a massive year for the band. All the best to them! Maybe we'll get to have them play our night some day in the future (here's hoping!).

Download the song here, and watch the video below:

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

I am not a computer nerd. I prefer to be called a hacker!

I guess there's a lot of contradiction in this blog. On the one hand I criticise bands for looking to 'scene' and on the other hand I look at the above photo of ridiculously named band Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and I want to know more... if nothing else than to know what it going on in that shiny box!

What is going on is like Germlin from Gay Against You being sick in Hot Chip's dressing room. No really. The Hot Chip connection doesn't just end there as TEED have just released their debut EP "All In One Sixty Dancehalls" on the wonderful label Greco-Roman which of course Joe Goddard from Hot Chip is heavily involved with.

First the goodness:

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Moon Hits The Mirrorball (YSI) (ZShare)

and then the madness:

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Ronald Reagan? The actor?

Surely there must be a finite amount of band names. Well, I guess in reality you could form a band and call it "The Household Tiger Believers" (courtesy of this) and pretty much guarantee that no-one else has already bagsy'd that name (I just google'd it to make sure!).

Call yourself Delorean on the other hand and I'm guessing quite a few people will have seen Back To The Future a few too many times and also chosen that name. A search on MySpace shows there's another 279 bands called Delorean. Frustrating.

I've blogged about band names before and how strange it is that it bothers me when I could just let the music do the talking (or singing in this case). So ignore me and listen to the real Delorean...

They kind of remind me a bit of a Swedish (even though they're Spanish) Phoenix produced by Cornelius... maybe. Plus they're turning the tide against the now-cliché cowbell in favour of what appears to be the Amen break... nice!

Delorean - "Deli" (YSI) (ZShare)