July, 2010

Jul 10

Something for the weekend

Are you going out tonight? In need of some flash new dance moves to impress your friends with? In that case, look no further than Miike Snow’s video for their latest single The Rabbit.  It’s chock full of eye-popping shapes that you’re bound to have never tried before.  Be warned though – these are not to be practised  in polite company.

This Swedish electropop band released their self-titled debut album in 2009 to much critical acclaim. Their biggest track, Animal, has popped up all over the place, and their talent has reached even wider audiences as two thirds of the group make up production team Bloodshy and Avant. The duo has written grammy-winning songs for a plethora of Saturday night pop royalty, from Kylie to Madonna.

Time to get your dancing shoes on.

The Camden Store Team x

Jul 10

Hyperpotamus and the Fly

The Fly magazine is having a party at the Barfly tonight. They are celebrating the launch of a new issue. Any excuse for a party is valid in our book.

It looks set to be a fun old night. Performing will be Hyperpotamus. Rumour has it that this chap makes music with the use of only four microphones and a loop station peddle.

Hyperpotamus self-released his debut album “Largo Bailón” in March 2009. Here he is performing Sweet Dreams:

Make sure you give it time to get going.

The Camden Store Team X

Jul 10

A welcome shot of serotonin

Our favourite release of the month surely has to be the latest Mystery Jets album, Serotonin. If you’ve yet to have a listen then you seriously need to get on the case as it is packed full of musical crackers.

Excitable and humorous, their fourth album raises the bar to a whole new standard as they take us on a whistle stop tour through all the thoughts and feelings that come hand in hand with yearning and desire.

Some might criticise the fact that the 80’s influence that was so prevalent in their previous record, Twenty One, lingers on in this new material, but we reckon the upbeat sound helps set them apart from the usual indie offerings and complements the cheekily ironic tunes.  Flash a Hungry Smile is a triumph of lyrical wit, and if the line ‘All the birds and bees/Have got STDs’ doesn’t bring at least a smirk to your face then there must be something wrong with you.

Other highlights to look out for are It’s too late, Show Me the Light and Dreaming of Another World.

The Camden Store Team x

Jul 10

Rap ‘n’ roll

This week we have mostly been getting down and dirty with a headphone or two full of the Black Keys’ collaborative hip-hop side project BLAKROC.

Released last year the album was recorded in just over a week, with the ‘keys’ supplying their dusty brand of rock ‘n’ roll while a melee of hip-hop heavyweights take turns to chat away atop. Guests include Raekwon, Mos Def, Billy Danze and even the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard.

The record is just that, a record of an event. And that event sounds good, especially whilst strolling round a muggy Camden of an evening. A second BLAKROC release is due in the not too distant future so keep your ears peeled.

The Camden Store Team X

Jul 10

Listings (07 26 2010)


List – Me – Up

Monday 26 July
Adelaide + Kiss Corona + You Ate My Dog + The Startover @ Barfly Up
Speakeasy @ Barfly Down
The Mekons @ Green Note
George Frakes + Mike Dignam + The Armada of Secrets @ Proud
The White Russian, The Roundabouts, Forlorn Hope and DJ Ben Glass @ Camden Head
Weapons Of Mass Deception: Skeptics In The Pub @ The Monarch
Plan B  + Tinie Tempah @ The Roundhouse
Dexy, Fairmount Hotel, Kadmon Kray, Waifs & Strays, Fast Wire, Ivory Child @ Monto Water Rats
Holly Miranda (Pictured) @ The Borderline

Tuesday 27 July
Bang Bang Eche + Bison (Bison Bison) + Giant Steps  @ Barfly Up
ITUNES FESTIVAL LATE BAR with Sound-a-lise DJs @ Barfly Down
Good Charlotte @ Koko
I haunt wizards + Fly Frankie fly + Danny Shah @ Proud
Glasswerk Present…, Dom Jaeckle and Tinybirds @ Enterprise
Friday Street @ The Monarch
Chipmunk + Daisy Dares You @ The Roundhouse
Steve Conte (New York Dolls) @ Monto Water Rats
William Control, William Francis & Zombie Nicolas of Aiden, Mavrickz @ The Borderline

Wednesday 28 July
Shoes and Socks Off + Nitkowski + Wild Dogs in Winter @ Barfly Up
ITUNES FESTIVAL LATE BAR with DJs Master\Version @ Barfly Down
Ella Edmondson @ Green Note
Art, Fashion, Djs, Live Bands, Film, Comedy and Games @ Proud
Rony Corcos, Nick Williams and The Boy Icarus @ Camden Head
OKGO + FUTURES @ Electric Ballroom
RAMONA @ Flower Pot
50ft Woman, The Scratch and Andrew Clarke @ The Monarch
Scouting For Girls + Diana Vickers @ The Roundhouse
What Now, The Stanley Blacks, Yellow Wire, Waxhouse, The Auteur @ Monto Water Rats
Moons @ The Borderline

Thursday 29 July
Rebels & Rockers @ Barfly Down
Sandpaper Tango + Bria @ Green Note
Koudlam, Kid Bombarders @ Proud
Big Note presents…, Ursa Minor, Bryd & Wain and Danny Wilkinson @ Enterprise
Guess What?, Escape To Sea, Juniper Leaf, Louise Distras + more @ The Monarch
Bedouin Soundclash, Boy Mandeville @ Monto Water Rats

Friday 30 July
Your Kids + White Collar Weapons + The Other Dances @ Barfly Up
The Fly Magazine New Issue Party presents Civil Civic + David’s Lyre + Hyperpotamus + The Fly Magazine @ Barfly Down
Abdou Diop & The Aynoo @ Green Note
Outside Royalty @ Koko
To Kill A King, The Ryan O’Reilly Band + more TBA @ Proud
Up All Night presents…., The Gadsens, The Legion, ThE Ruse + more @ Enterprise
FANCY LADY @ Flower Pot
Phoenix @ Roundhouse
YoungHearts LightFire, Bear Arms, Burning Room, Simon Sampson, Acetate @ Monto Water Rats

Saturday 31 July
Campari Safari + The Housewives + The Brights + The Wild Furs + City Stereo @ Barfly Up
XK8 presents My Generation Vs Your Generation @ Barfly Down
Dr Bluegrass and the I @ Green Note
Mirrors, Run Toto Run, The Whip (DJ set) @ Proud
Big Note presents…, Ruff as Stone, Ben Wood and Simon Anning @ Enterprise
CIVIL CIVIC @ Flower Pot
Biffy Clyro @ Roundhouse
Blindness, Mok, Typical Sons, Adoravox, Black Vendetta @ Monto Water Rats
David Goo, We Wish We Were Gypsies, Andy McKay @ The Borderline

Sunday 1 August
Black Blossom presents Chapters + Floods + Hovercraft Pirates + Against The Flood + The Sun Explodes @ Barfly Up
Jazz Jam feat. Calum G @ Green Note
My Gosh Marvellous @ Proud
Jason Manns @ Camden Head
Camden Calling @ Enterprise