September, 2011

Sep 11

Emmy the Great at Cecil Sharp House

Last night the glorious Emmy the Great took to the stage at the ever-enchanting Cecil Sharp House for a very special little show. If you were not there then try not to cry too hard – you can always enjoy our lovely pics over on facebook instead, right here.

Pictures by Dan Aitch.

The Camden Store Team X.

Sep 11

Mazes at Camden’s Barfly

“It’s good to be back in Camden”, declared Mazes’ singer Jack Cooper to the Barfly crowd at last Thursday’s gig. The band played a raft of songs from their debut album ‘A Thousand Heys’, and Cooper’s dry sense of humour was very much in evidence as he chatted away to the audience, asking if Paul Weller or The Libertines were in attendance.

Without a setlist, Cooper’s repeated requests to his band-mates as to which track to play next made him appear a little off-the-ball at times, but his super-relaxed stage persona belied his incisive lyric-writing, as the opening to ‘Surf and Turf’ proved, “I step off trains and wave like The Beatles at JFK”.  The words ‘lo-fi’ and ‘slacker pop’ are bandied around a lot with regard to Mazes’ sound, but it’s the witty lyrics plus some infectious guitar hooks that are really at the heart of their live appeal.

The audience lapped up Mazes’ unique songcraft, with ‘Most Days’ and ‘Go Betweens’ getting them really dancing. The recent single ‘Summer Hits or J+J Don’t Like’ was also a crowd-pleaser with its catchy bass line, and when Cooper announced ‘Wait Anyway’ a ripple of excited anticipation went round the room.

This was a short but sweet headline show from a band that is gaining an appreciative following for their dynamic and idiosyncratic sound.

Words and pictures: Amanda Penlington.

The Camden Store Team X.

Sep 11

‘When My Day Comes’ – new single from Tribes

(Camden sunrise 10/09/2011)

What’s even better than waking up to a Saturday morning in Camden with a shiny new weekend stretched out ahead of you? Waking up to a Saturday morning in Camden with a shiny new single from Tribes, that’s what.

Our local heroes will be releasing the epic ‘When My Day Comes’ on October 24th to coincide their second tour of the year, which comes complete with a homecoming show at the Electric Ballrooms on the 28th of the month. Judging by the crowds they’ve been pulling at festivals across the country this summer, this show is going to be even hotter than their Dingwalls gig earlier in the year. Don’t miss it.

The Camden Store Team X.

Sep 11

Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing (Full Album)

You may recall a couple of weeks ago we were getting ourselves over-excited about the forthcoming Blitzen Trapper release (due 12 September). Well, as an early Monday morning treat, we’re pleased to post the stream of the full album for your pleasure.

That’s right, here it is in full – American Goldwing.

Don’t thank us, thank Subpop.

Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing by subpop

The Camden Store Team X