Dear Everyone in the entire universe, just would you adam & eve it, celebrating 25 glorious years since the groundbreaking, gamechanging and dare they say it seminal sonic statement “Live at Mikanoffs” (ask your dad), the one and only ACCRINGTON STANLEY have the barecheeked nerve to cram their creaky frames into a cosy Southampton cafe-cum-cultural space THE ART HOUSE to cast their jangling indievibes in the direction of YOU the hallowed listener. It’s on SATURDAY 29th JUNE and you would be misguided in the extreme to even think of missing it.
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(The Cellar, Southampton | 78 WEST MARLANDS ROAD, SO14 7FW Southampton)
SATURDAY 16th February 2013. FREE ENTRY. Doors 8:00. Following the sadly thwarted BPH 2013 opener, come along and see the mighty Stanleys team up with some thrilling Lo-Fi madness!
Two Sofa-City Bands play at the lovely Bent Brief, with some heavy dub sounds from DJ Morgs in the gaps.
Accrington Stanley are promoting their new album ‘Exactly’ and aiming to make 2013 as good as 2012, when they appeared on the John Peel record shelf, the telly, with Dodgy at the Brook and in some lovely reviews.
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Free Entry – fill yer boots!
(The Bent Brief 17-19 Lodge Road, SO14 6RP Southampton). (Facebook Page)
(Answers on a postcard). What’s this? Ooh, get you, Accrington Stanley. Cult circulation indie fanzines printed on pot noodle crates not good enough for you eh? Swanning around with their combovers in the air, having sneezed between the pages of THE INDEPENDENT, no less.
Online music archives: Net gains for those who love rare rockers
…an investigation into the demise of record shops and the rise of the lesser-spotted long-tailed independent musicians flourishing on teh interwebs, somehow incomprehensibly embarking on six degrees of Kevin Bacon via Freddie Mercury and John Peel to none other than our friends the apparently “reformed” Stanleys. Funny old world.
Emotional Pull! What have Kim Deal, R.E.M., Beck, The Wedding Present, The Modern Lovers, De La Soul, Morrissey, Manfred Mann and Tindersticks have in common? They all sound like Accrington Stanley, at least when Accrington Stanley go and do a thing like releasing an album called “Exactly” and it gets a yummy review by Mint South. Go on, check it out…
Happy New Year! Accrington Stanley play their first gig of 2013 with the return of the mighty Neko Roshi. Free Entry – come one, come all…
Oy Noy! Sadly postponed due to the arctic conditions enveloping the UK. Please keep watching for a rescheduled Sofa City spectacular!
Is This Thing On? Accrington Stanley feature in this lovely little bloggy webby cast of pods this week. Listen and learn, fans of British-But-Global-Independent-Music…
At last it’s here! Accrington Stanley release their new album “Exactly” in CD format, download (Amazon, iTunes) and to stream. Written and recorded between 2009 and 2012 at various locations in Hampshire, co written by the band and showcased at various gigs and sneak previewed onto the airwaves throughout 2012. Buy it now!
You don’t often find the phrase ‘intense activity’ in the same sentence as ‘Accrington Stanley’ unless prefaced with the phrase ‘Characteristically avoiding any sign of…’, but, my friends, intense activity is what is about to take place i
n the stanley camp. First up, we are playing at the mint tribute gig at the Joiners this Saturday. It’s an all day affair with some fantastic bands playing. We’re on at 6.30 pm (just before the ‘mini-band’, who will make us feel even older than usual). Children are admitted free before 7 and can stay until 9, as long as they get a round in. Event page is here:
Then, on Monday, our new album ‘Exactly’ will be available from all decent online retailers (or at least iTunes – Amazon always takes longer for some reason). If the postman gets his finger out, we’ll have physical copies to sell (and raffle) on Saturday and at The Brook. There’ll be more posts on this, you can rest assured!
Finally, on Thursday, we are supporting the mighty Dodgy at The Brook. (event page here: http://www.facebook.com/events/403923503004584/)
Well, it’s intense for us, anyway. Hope you can make one of the gigs or enjoy the album from whatever dank, dark abode you currently call home. Cheers!