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February 27, 2006

One's journals are a jolly private affair…

Writing about web page http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,2766-2058474,00.html

This is a mock extract from Prince Charles' diary and was in the Sunday Times Review section (yesterday). It made me laugh 'til I cried, and that's a rare thing let me tell you. Here's an extract…from an extract….

There was a lump in my throat and, as Camilla hummed strains of You’re Beautiful by James Blunt, I was nearly finished off. “And I’m afraid they have printed your journal about Hong Kong, sir,” added Peat. My journal! Hong Kong! Instantly the gloom returned. Then, as a grey mist descended before my eyes, I found myself desperately pounding pastry after pastry on top of Peat’s shiny dome

February 24, 2006

And then…

Follow-up to Kooks Inside In/ Inside Out album review from Hub of Creativity...

They got hacked *sigh *

February 12, 2006

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Heather Crawley and Holly Cruise, 2 of the best female DJs in the world at your Union? Now wouldn't that be nice…

Don't forget next Crash March 3rd all-girl band special feat. Tommys and McQueen

See you there! (with our prestigious awards of course ;) …)


February 05, 2006

Le list de set

Follow-up to Crash Friday 3rd Feb feat. ENVY & OTHER SINS from Crash Blog

  • The Faint – Agenda Suicide
  • Kubichek! – Night Joy
  • iForward Russia! – 13
  • Broken Social Scene – Ibi Dreams of Pavement
  • Seafood – Good Reason
  • Reuben – Let's Stop Hangin' Out (request)
  • Hell is for Heroes – I Can Climb Mountains (request)
  • Thrice – Artist in the Ambulance
  • Brand New – 70×7
  • McClusky – To Hell With Good Intentions (request)
  • Joy Division – Transmission (request)

A DAY REMAINS

  • LCD Soundsystem – Tribulations
  • Clor – Love + Pain
  • Le Tigre – Deceptacon
  • The Rakes – 22 Grand Job
  • Lo Fidelity Allstars – Battleflag (request)
  • Fischerspooner – Emerge (request)
  • Gorrillaz – Dirty Harry
  • Linkin Park Vs Jay-Z – Big Pimpin' Papercut
  • Smashing Pumpkins – Zero
  • Feeder – Insomnia
  • Fall Out Boy – Dance Dance
  • A – Nothing

ENVY AND OTHER SINS

  • Radiohead – Idioteque (request)
  • Arcade Fire – Neighbourhood #3 (request)
  • Placebo – Nancy Boy
  • Rapture – House of Jealous Lovers
  • Subways – Rock n Roll Queen (request)
  • Kings of Leon – Molly's Chambers
  • Hives – 2 Timing Touch & Broken Bones
  • Dead 60s – Riot Radio
  • Graham Coxon – Freakin' Out (request)
  • British Sea Power – Please Stand Up (request)
  • Bloc Party – 2 More Years
  • Garbage – Push It (request)
  • Head Automatica – Beatin' Heart Baby (request)
  • My Chemical Romance – I'm Not OK
  • Taking Back Sunday – Cute Without the E (request)
  • Distillers – City of Angels
  • Deftones – 7 Words
  • Korn – Twisted Transistor
  • RATM - Renegades of Funk (request)
  • System of a Down – BYOB
  • Lost Prophets – Shinobi Vs Dragon Ninja
  • Manics – Judge Yourself
  • ACDC - Back in Black (request)
  • Pixies – Debaser (request)
  • Iggy Pop – Passenger
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals – Scooby Snacks
  • Jimmi Hendrix – Foxy Lady
  • The Las – There She Goes
  • Electric 6 – Gaybar
  • Kasabian – Club Foot (request)
  • Editors – Munich
  • The Bravery – Honest Mistake
  • Idlewild – What if you Held the World in your Arms
  • Ash – Burn Baby Burn
  • Goldfinger – 99 Red Balloons
  • Offspring – Self Esteem
  • Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
  • Kanye West – Gold Diggah
  • Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up (request)
  • Arctic Monkeys – Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (request)
  • Libertines – What a Waster (request)
  • Kaiser Chiefs – Everyday I Love You Less & Less (request)
  • Franz Ferdinand – Do You Wanna
  • Greenday – Hitchin' A Ride (request)
  • Foo Fighters – Monkey Wrench
  • Nirvana – Territorial Pissings
  • Blur – Song 2
  • QOTSA - No One Knows
  • Killers – Mr Brightside
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

Thanks for the feedback – glad to know people enjoyed it! Hope you all bought copies of Envy and Other Sins' single… See you next time – Friday week 9 for more alt mayhem

Holly and Heather x


February 02, 2006

Crash Friday 3rd Feb feat. ENVY & OTHER SINS


Crashing news! Besides the aural pleasures of the charming Holly and the formidable Heather on the decks tomorrow night, attendees to the best alternative night in the West Midlands will get to see these fancy chaps performing a song or two. Most exciting; one not to miss!

9pm till 2am in the Marketplace (£3 NUS/£5non-NUS) and Carling all night for just £1.50, you lucky things. Requests below please!


January 22, 2006

Arctic Monkeys: Band of the Moment

Title:
Rating:
5 out of 5 stars

In amongst one hundred other observations, experiences and sensations charted in the Arctic Monkeys' debut Alex Turner gasps "oh how the feeling races". They may be the trendy band of the moment, but for the Arctic Monkeys the intensity of the moment is the only thing worth writing about. 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not' is an album borne out of the heightened emotional instances of youth, in a way that parts of Maximo Park's debut were last year ("the night has reached that stage again where I never want to see my home").

Confidence is written large across many of the songs, not only in the energy and eye for melody bursting from every riff and chorus. Defiance bursts from several lines ("I'm sorry officer, is there a certain age you're supposed to be?") but this is also an album about hope ("tonight there'll be some love…"), confusion (""now the haze is descending it don't make no sense any more"), self-righteous indignation ("how come its already £2.50 – we've only gone about a yard") and falling for someone ("its up, up and away").

More precisely the Arctic Monkeys' songs chronicle what its like to be old enough to know better but young enough not to care. 'Riot Van' starts with "Up rolls the riot van, and sparks confusion in the boys". Its a knowing glance at the likely course of action which anticipates the nature of "the boys"' response. We're in the territory gloriously romanticised in The Libertines' Time for Heroes ("wombles bleed, truncheons and shields – you know I cherish you my love"). But as the song goes on, Turner's lyrics reveal an empathy and captivation with the scenes of late-night town centre anarchy, until eventually we sense that rather than watching he was actually one of the group who "Got the chase last night from men with truncheons dressed in hats".

'Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured' tells a similar story from the back of a Sheffield taxi. Turner's response to a drunken fight is to find it "funny". Its the fact that he is not a jaded world-weary bystander (like say Morrissey or increasingly, Doherty) that is so refreshing and which changes the tone of his insights into the difficulty of making the step from youth to adulthood: "you're acting like silly little boys – I know you wanted to be men and do some fighting in the street"

Turner's observational stance is astonishingly precocious at times but if he demonstrates an astute insight into the world he inhabits it is clear that he has no desire to leave any time soon. On 'Still Take You Home' he acknowledges to a girl in a girl "I can't see through your fake tan", happy to give into the power of the moment. A Certain Romance's dissection of chav culture again shows Turner with his older and wiser hat on, but in this album closer loyalty to longstanding friends is more important ("though they might overstep the mark you just cannot get angry in the same way"). A glorious climax of guitars then cuts in and concludes a wonderful album with its only significant instrumental section.

Sense tells us that they cannot keep this up for ever. Songs that stand both inside and outside the spaces in which youth plays out its frenetic race towards sedentary maturity will give way to sedentary maturity. For now that doesn't matter. We've grown so used to being told that bands are for the future that it's marvellous to have one that is so powerfully about, from and of the moment.


January 16, 2006

CRASH Friday 13th (!) Jan 06 Feat. FOCK & REPLICA X

  • Nicky Wire – I Killed The Zeitgeist
  • Be Your Own Pet – Bunk Trunk Skunk
  • Tom Vek – C-C (You Set A Fire In Me)
  • The Faint – Agenda Suicide
  • She Wants Revenge – Tear You Apart
  • iForward Russia! – Thirteen
  • Kubichek! – Night Joy (r)
  • Test Icicles – Circle Square Triangle
  • Le Tigre – Decapticon (r)
  • Louis XIVth – God Killed the Queen
  • Envy and Other Sins – Man Bites God (catch them live at the next Crash)
  • Garbage – Why Do You Love Me?
  • Refused – New Noise

FOCK

  • 36 Crazyfists – Slit Wrist Theory
  • Drowning Pool – Bodies
  • Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song (r)

REPLICA X

  • Sons & Daughters – Taste the last Girl (r)
  • Arcade Fire – Neighbourhood #3
  • Cooper Temple Clause – Promises Promises
  • Idlewild – You Held the World in Your Arms
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Date With The Night
  • Stealers Wheel – Stuck in the Middle with You
  • George Baker selection – Little Green Bag
  • Joan Jett and the Arrows – I Love Rock n Roll
  • Queen & Bowie – Under Pressure (r)
  • Rolling Stones – Satisfaction
  • The Clash – Rock the Casbah
  • The Jam – Eton Rifles
  • Undertones – Teenage Kicks
  • Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love
  • Motorhead – Ace of Spades
  • The Living End – Tainted Love
  • Rancid – Timebomb
  • Reel Big Fish – Take On Me (r)
  • Hole – Celebrity Skin
  • Radiohead – Just
  • Fall Out Boy – Dance Dance (r)
  • Brand New – Sic Transit Gloria
  • Jimmy Eat World – Salt Sweat Sugar
  • Head Automatica – Beating Heart Baby (r)
  • Editors – Munich
  • Futureheads – Hounds of Love
  • Maximo Park – Apply Some Pressure (r)
  • Libertines – Can't Stand Me Now
  • Subways – Rock n Roll Queen
  • No Doubt – Just A Girl
  • Hard Fi – Hard To Beat (r)
  • Arctic Monkeys – Dancefloor (r)
  • Hot Hot Heat – Goodnight Goodnight (r)
  • Bloc Party – Helicopter
  • The Strokes – Juicebox
  • ACDC - Back in Black (r)
  • Guns n Roses – Welcome to the Jungle (r)
  • Rage Against the Machine – Sleep Now in the Fire
  • Deftones – My Own Summer
  • Marilyn Manson – Fight Song (r)
  • Manics – You Love Us (r)
  • Muse – Plug In Baby
  • Feeder – Buck Rogers (r)
  • Reef – Place Your Hands (r)
  • Babyshambles – Fuck Forever (r)
  • Kaiser Chiefs – Na Na Na
  • White Stripes – 7 Nation Army
  • Razorlight – Golden Touch
  • Foo Fighters – All My Life
  • Killers – All These Things I've Done

Et Voila! Hope you enjoyed. See you in week 5!

Heather & Holly x


January 11, 2006

CRASH 2006

Writing about web page http://www.sunion.warwick.ac.uk/portal/ents/Default.asp?url=event&event_id=1875

Hi everyone!

Great news, Crash is back for 2006 with more fantastic indie, alternative and rock tunes plus some brilliant live bands. Aren't we nice to you? Anyway, shake off those post-Christmas blues as Heather is back from her internship as an elf at the North Pole and we've taken Holly down off the wall which she was expertly decking with her boughs.

CRASH this Friday features REPLICA X and FOCK.

It's 9pm till 2am in the Marketplace (£3 NUS/£5non-NUS) and there's Carling all night for just £1.50. How can you resist?

Got any requests?

Just stick them in the comment box below.

See you there!


December 29, 2005

I Get To Be Myself And I Get to Sing

I would have waited until February 6th but if I'm going to sing along at Brum Academy I need it now, surely?

(It's brilliant by the way)

Chocolate on the boil, steamy windows when we met


December 20, 2005

End of Term Christmas Party Setlist

A little delayed, but here tis. We were in the Cooler playing you indie anthems and more, until the fire alarm went off that is…

  1. Violent Femmes – Blister in the sun
  2. detroit cobras – cha cha twist
  3. the kills – cat claw
  4. art brut – modern art
  5. presidents of the USA - dune buggy
  6. velvet underground – I'm waitin for the man
  7. BRMC - whatever happened to my rock n roll
  8. Mooney Suzuki – alive and amplified
  9. The Gliteratti – you got nothing on me
  10. Cooper temple clause – promises promises
  11. radio 4 – dance to the underground
  12. stellastar – somewhere across forever
  13. elastica – gloria
  14. rakes – 22 grand job
  15. head automatica – beatin heart baby
  16. doves – black and white town
  17. the music – getaway (Request)
  18. jane's addiction – just because
  19. stone roses – I wanna be adored
  20. Kasabian – club foot
  21. Beck – EPRO
  22. Primal scream – loaded
  23. transplants – no way
  24. distillers – hall of mirrors
  25. Envy and other sins – prodigal son
  26. Razorlight – somewhere else
  27. kings of leon – molly's chambers
  28. zutons – you will you won't
  29. von bondies – c'mon c'mon
  30. dizzy rascal – fix up look sharp
  31. interpol – slow hands
  32. dogs die in hot cars – I love you cos I have to
  33. modest mouse – float on
  34. athlete – half light (Request)
  35. snow patrol – spitting games
  36. arcade fire – neighbourhood #3 (power out)
  37. british sea power – please stand up
  38. hard fi – hard to beat
  39. maximo park – grafitti (Request)
  40. hot hot heat – goodnight goodnight
  41. stealers wheel – stuck in the middle
  42. nancy sinatra – these boots
  43. george baker selection – little green bag
  44. iggy pop – passenger
  45. fun lovin criminals – scooby snacks
  46. radiohead – just
  47. rapture – house of jealous lovers
  48. bravery – honest mistake
  49. kim wilde – kids in america
  50. joan jet – i love rock n roll
  51. bloc party – banquet (Request)
  52. yeah yeah yeahs – date with the night
  53. the strokes – reptilia (Request)
  54. libertines – time for heroes
  55. arctic monkeys – I bet you look good on the dancefloor (Request)
  56. franz ferdinand – do you want to
  57. editors – munich
  58. futureheads – hounds of love (Request)
  59. jimmi hendrix – foxy lady
  60. james brown – I got you (I feel good)
  61. Aretha franklin – respect
  62. rolling stones – satisfaction
  63. blondie – hangin' on the telephone
  64. no doubt – just a girl
  65. goldfinger – 99 red balloons (Request)
  66. graham coxon – freakin' out
  67. subways – rock n roll queen
  68. caesars – jerk it out
  69. undertones – teenage kicks
  70. buzzcocks – ever fallen in love
  71. clash – rock the casbah
  72. blink 182 – all the small things
  73. greenday – american idiot (Request)
  74. hole – celebrity skin
  75. jimmy eat world – the middle
  76. feeder – buck rogers
  77. pixies – debaser
  78. weezer – buddy holly
  79. blur – song 2
  80. run dmc – It's tricky
  81. chemical brothers – galvanise
  82. gorillaz – dare
  83. mylo – drop the pressure
  84. prodigy – voodoo people (pendulum remix)
  85. kanye west – gold diggah
  86. beastie boys – intergalactic (Request)
  87. goldfrapp – strict machine (Request)
  88. electric 6 – gaybar
  89. reef – place your hands
  90. elastica – connection
  91. pulp – common people (Request)
  92. suede – trash (cut short by fire alarm)

Hope you enjoyed it if you were there, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everybody!

Heather and Holly x

PS - 3 Crashes are coming your way in term 2:
Friday 13th Jan feat. Larrikin Love
_Friday 3rd Feb_ feat. one of my favourite ever bands Envy and Other Sins (Don't miss it!)
Friday 3rd March feat. tbc


December 19, 2005

Building a Better Tomorrow (Or 3 weeks in the Union)

Week 1:

Week 2:

Week 3:

Also check out this exciting video diary

Edit: I somehow managed to delete this entry when writing a new entry (someones a numskull). In order to make the comments below make sense I should point out that after the photos n stuff it said something like this:

On a side note true democracies require a state intervention in order to function correctly. This is why the Union has the power to veto impractical proposals like the smoking ban. RaW would have immediately ceased to be at the forefront of UK student radio next year had the smoking ban been implicated, and no longer been able to fund innovative projects like building new broadcast studios from scratch, because the money would not have been available to continue giving our members the quality of experience of which we are so proud.


November 23, 2005

Single of the Year?

Writing about web page http://www.radio.warwick.ac.uk/singleoftheyear

RaW's Single of the Year is upon us once more, begging the question what are the best 5 singles of 2005. If you haven't voted yet I heartily recommend you do so, since you'll be contributing to a rather formidably rigorous and utterly marvellous poll to be run down in a special broadcast in Cholo on Wednesday Week 10.

Of course what you'll all no doubt be anxious to know is the identity of my choice for Single of the Year 2005.

Franz Ferdinand?

Babyshambles?

Nope, I picked a funky shuffling number about a night of alcohol induced carnage and drinking to forget…

The grievously unfashionable Elbow. So, what track has most made your year?


November 05, 2005

CRASH! 4/11/05 FEAT. COVENTRY BAND SHOWCASE

  1. Biffy Clyro – 57
  2. Rolling Stones – It's Only Rock & Roll but I Like it
  3. The Troggs – Wild Thing
  4. David Bowie – Rebel Rebel
  5. Louis XIVth – God Killed the Queen
  6. We Are Scientists – The Great Escape
  7. Test Icicles – Circle Square Triangle (Request)
  8. Super Furry Animals – The Man Don't Give A Fuck
  9. Cake – The Distance
  10. Belle & Sebastian – Legal Man
  11. The Cure – Lovecats

SLYBOB

  1. The Rakes – Strasbourg
  2. The Features – Exhibit A
  3. Editors – Fingers In The Factory
  4. The Bravery – Honest Mistake
  5. Interpol – Slow Hands
  6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Date With the Night

THE SEQUINS

  1. Replica X – Heavy Metal Ninjas
  2. Rival Schools – Used for Glue
  3. Rammstein – Reise Reis (Request)
  4. SOAD - Cigaro
  5. Deftones – Back To School
  6. Lit – My Own Worst Enemy

JESUS DELUXE

  1. Maximo Park – Apply Some Pressure
  2. Dead 60s – Riot Radio
  3. Libertines – Time for Heroes (Request)
  4. Pulp – Common People (Request)
  5. Blur – Girls & Boys
  6. Dandy Warhols – We Used to be Friends
  7. Placebo – Nancy Boy
  8. Hives – Hate To Say I Told You So
  9. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Give It Away
  10. Gorillaz – Dare
  11. Prodigy – Voodoo People – Pendulum Remix
  12. Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy Hey Girl
  13. LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
  14. Transplants – Diamonds & Guns
  15. Brand New – Sic Transit Gloria
  16. Hole – Violet (Request)
  17. OKGo – Get Over It
  18. Rocket From the Crypt – On A Rope
  19. Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (Request)
  20. Feeder – Just A Day
  21. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Pin (Request)
  22. Jimmy Eat World – Salt Sweat Sugar (Request)
  23. Razorlight – Golden Touch (Request)
  24. Ash – Kung Fu (Request)
  25. SOAD - Chop Suey (Request)
  26. RATM - Killing In The Name Of
  27. At The Drive In – 1 Armed Scissor
  28. Marylin Manson – Fight Song
  29. Pantera – Walk (Request)
  30. Guns N Roses – Paradise City (Request)
  31. Foo Fighters – All My Life
  32. Hot Hot Heat – Bandages (Request)
  33. Bloc Party – Banquet
  34. Franz Ferdinand – Do You Want To
  35. The Futureheads – Meantime
  36. Pixies – Debaser
  37. Muse – Plug In Baby (Request)
  38. Killers – Somebody Told Me
  39. Kaiser Chiefs – Oh My God
  40. Manic Street Preachers – Design For Life (Request)

And the night's most requested band were (drumroll)... The Prodigy!

Thanks for coming! That was the last Crash of the term, but we'll be back in January, hope to see you then!

Love Heather and Holly x


November 02, 2005

Coventry Bands Special Crash!

Hey everyone, this week we have the cream of local bands playing at Crash.

Jesus Deluxe

The Sequins

Slybob

How ace is that?

Pop any requests in the comment box and we'll see what we can do. See you all there on Friday at 9pm in the Union Marketplace.

(Claire, we have Hole's 'Violet' for you if you want it still).


October 22, 2005

CRASH! 21/10 FEAT. DIVE DIVE & THE CARTER MANOEUVRE

We had a wicked night and hope you did too : D

  1. Sons & Daughters – Taste the Last Girl
  2. McClusky – Lightsabrecocksuckingblues
  3. Ikara Colt – Wanna be that way
  4. Seafood – Good Reason
  5. The Walkmen – The Rat
  6. Easyworld – Bleach
  7. Charlotte Hatherly – Bastardo
  8. The Features – Exhibit A
  9. Modest Mouse – Float On
  10. Electric Soft Parade – Empty at the End
  11. Wire – Ex-Lion Tamer
  12. Lush – Hypocrite
  13. Hope of the States – The Red the White the Black the Blue

THE CARTER MANOEUVRE

  1. Motion City Soundtrack – The Future Freaks Me Out (Request)
  2. Head Automatica – Beatin' Heart Baby
  3. Rancid – Timebomb
  4. Presidents of the USA - Peaches
  5. Saves the Day – At Your Funeral
  6. All American Rejects – Dirty Little Secret

DIVE DIVE

  1. Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored
  2. Kasabian – LSF
  3. Clor – Good Stuff
  4. British Sea Power – Please Stand Up
  5. Editors – Munich
  6. Arcade Fire – Neighbour 3 (Power Out)
  7. Idlewild – (I am) what I am not
  8. Alkaline Trio – We've Had Enough
  9. My Chemical Romance – I'm Not OK
  10. Ash – Girl From Mars (Request)
  11. Subways – Rock n Roll Queen
  12. Blondie – Hangin' on the Telephone
  13. Wannadies – You & Me Song
  14. Babyshambles – Killamangiro
  15. Futureheads – Hounds of Love
  16. Zutons – You Will You Won't
  17. Coral – Dreaming of You (Request)
  18. Kings of Leon – Molly's Chambers (Request)
  19. Bloc Party – Banquet (Request)
  20. Maximo Park – Apply Some Pressure (Request)
  21. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Date With the Night
  22. Pixies – Debaser (Request)
  23. Muse – Hysteria (Request)
  24. Lost Prophets – Shinobi Vs Dragon Ninja
  25. Deftones – My Own Summer (Shove It)
  26. SOAD - Sugar
  27. FFAF - Juneau
  28. Jimmy Eat World – Salt Sweat Sugar
  29. Living End – Tainted Love
  30. Reel Big Fish – Take On Me (Request)
  31. Goldfinger – 99 Red Balloons (Request)
  32. Franz Ferdinand – Do you want to
  33. Strokes – Last Night
  34. Hives – Hate to say I Told you so
  35. Vines – Get Free
  36. Blur – Song 2
  37. Run DMC - Tricky
  38. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Give It Away (Request)
  39. Joy Division – Love Will tear Us Apart
  40. Smiths – This Charming Man
  41. Undertones – Teenage Kicks (Request)
  42. Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love
  43. Clash – Should I Stay
  44. Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor
  45. Kaiser Chiefs – Everyday I Love You Less & Less (Request)
  46. Pulp – Disco 2000 (Request)
  47. Killers – Somebody Told Me
  48. Foo Fighters – All My Life (Request)
  49. White Stripes – Fell In Love With A Girl
  50. RATM - Killing In The Name Of
  51. Guns n Roses – Welcome to the Jungle

Sorry if we didn't get round to your request, we'll try and remember it for next time (Friday week 6 – Cov bands special)!

Love Holly & Heather x

PS - Photos on their way soon!


October 20, 2005

Crash Tomorrow

Any requests? Any songs you're dying to hear? Comment below.

Also don't forget there's

Dive Dive

and

The Carter Manoeuvre

for your entertainment.

9pm in the Marketplace. See you there.


October 08, 2005

CRASH! 7/10 FEAT. MTV2 TOUR

Voila! Le set list pour last night:

  1. Thrice – The Artist In The Ambulance
  2. Funeral For A Friend – Roses For The Dead
  3. The Cooper Temple Clause – Promises Promises
  4. The Ordinary Boys – Boys Will Be Boys
  5. Supergrass – Caught By The Fuzz
  6. The Kinks – You Really Got Me
  7. T-Rex – 20th Century Boy
  8. The Detroit Cobras – Cha Cha Twist
  9. Simian – La Breeze
  10. The Breeders – Canonball
  11. The Kills – Cat Claw

VIVA VOCE

  1. Radiohead – Idioteque
  2. LCD Soundsystem – Tribulations
  3. Kasabian – Club Foot
  4. Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl?
  5. Darkness – Get Your Hands Off My Woman

CLOR

  1. Beck – EPRO
  2. Happy Mondays – Step On
  3. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
  4. Razorlight – Somewhere Else
  5. Primal Scream – Rocks

THE DEPARTURE

  1. The Rapture – House Of Jealous Lovers (Request)
  2. The Bravery – Honest Mistake
  3. Franz Ferdinand – This Boy
  4. Seafood – Cloaking
  5. Hard Fi – Hard To Beat
  6. Elastica – Connection
  7. Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love
  8. The Clash – Rock The Casbah

THE KOOKS

  1. Babyshambles – Killamangiro (Request)
  2. Maximo Park – Graffiti (Request)
  3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Pin (Request)
  4. Muse – Hysteria (Request)
  5. Lost Prophets – Last Train Home
  6. Alkaline Trio – Private Eye (Request)
  7. Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
  8. Feeder – Buck Rogers
  9. Killers – Mr Brightside
  10. White Stripes – My Doorbell
  11. The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
  12. Tenacious D – Tribute

We hope y'all had as much fun as we had and enjoyed the bands! See you next time (Friday Week 4 featuring the fantastic DIVE DIVE!)

Love Heather & Holly x


October 07, 2005

RaW is 35

If this week's slightly dull speech from David Davis has destroyed his chances of becoming the next Tory leader and perhaps PM, the greatest victory for his leadership skills will remain having co-founded your very own RaW 1251am. Well this week we're celebrating the fact that 35 successful years have passed since then, and we're not at all bitter about that fact that he cancelled a visit to the station last month, which would have been televised on BBC Newsnight a few nights ago. Instead it fell to another former RaW member to give national exposure to our 35th anniversary when Radio 1's James King told Jo Whiley (with only the slightest hint of irony) how excited he was about DJ-ing at our birthday party this Saturday in Time Tunnel, live on Radio 1 this afternoon. The day promises to be a lot of fun, and I for one suspect I'll be glad I organised it, even if it meant a mountain of work right when we had all the Freshers stuff to organise…


October 03, 2005

Crash On Friday!

Crash. Friday 7th October. MTV2 Freshers Special Featuring…

The Departure

Clor

The Kooks

Viva Voce

Doors open at 9pm and there'll plenty of the best indie, rock, alternative and just plain damn fine songs being played. In fact leave a request below and we'll see what we can do.

You can also make requests on the night but make sure you ask Heather because she's much more diplomatic than Holly when it comes to telling people that their request sucks.


October 02, 2005

Top of the Pots

Muchos mirth in the Buckland clan this week as that Leviathian tome of the newspaper world, the mighty Bracknell News, decided to do a piece on my sister's A-Level art project, under surely one the worst headlines ever conceived by man or beast:

Needless to say we're all very proud…


September 25, 2005

BATTLE OF THE BRANDS

All of you at Battle of the Brands tonight will have sampled the delights of Crash already, for those of you that didn't here's what you missed out on:

  • Bloc Party – Helicopter
  • Kaiser Chiefs – Oh My God
  • Elastica – Connection
  • Feeder – Insomnia
  • Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name Of
  • Foo Fighters – Breakout
  • White Stripes – Fell In Love With A Girl
  • Blondie – Hangin' On The Telephone
  • The Killers – Somebody Told Me
  • Blur – Girls & Boys

Join us for the first Crash of the year Friday week 2 for more fun and frolics at the MTV2 Tour featuring Clor, The Departure, The Kooks & Viva Voce – and who knows, you may even end up on TV!

Love residents Holly and Heather x


September 15, 2005

Imagine my delight…

I get a new car (hurrah!)

But oh, what's this? 3 weeks in and already I need one of these

I've been back in Leamington 3 days AND I FIND MYSELF HERE AGAIN!

OK I can tell that most of you have no sympathy for my spoilt pampered ways…

If there's a moral, and I'm not sure there is, it's that from small acorns, oak trees doth grow…


September 13, 2005

Help: A Day in the Life

Title:
Rating:
4 out of 5 stars

I was surprised that considering the number of hits the website had received on Friday, only 4000 had downloaded this by Monday lunchtime – is everyone waiting for the CD copy? Like the previous Help album ten years ago it serves not only as a great way of making money but also an interesting snapshot of the state of British music.

Despite all the trendy 2005 bands here it is Radiohead that open Help: A Day in the Life with their first new song since the Go To Sleep b-sides 2 years ago - providing a reason for me to download straight away rather than wait for the CD. I Want None of This is a Radiohead ballad - ie very nice. The 3/4 time signature and We Suck Young Blood style 'ooh ooh's give it something a little different.

At the other end of the quality scale Keane's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Kaiser Chiefs' Heard it Through the Grapevine should be saved from too many disparaging comments by that fact that both bands participated in order to help young victims of conflict across the globe. That I've lost patience with Kaiser Chiefs is nothing to do with their involvement here.

Better is the Magic Numbers' Gone Are the Days or Baby Shambles From Bollywood to Battersea which displays Doherty's penchant for indie-boy skiffle-pop (recently showcased on excellent b-side East of Eden). Coldplay's How You See the World No 2 is nice in an unmemorable kind of way whilst The Coral's It Was Nothing is one of the more immediate songs on this collection, and better than much of The Invisble Invasion. Bloc Party and Maximo Park's contributions meanwhile don't exactly give much away as regards their second albums - neither track heralds a new direction but neither is terrible. Mylo's Mars Needs Women and the Go Team!'s Phantom Broadcast are the kind of excellently-put together stuff they've become recognised for this year and Hard-Fi's Help Me Please does them no harm in their gradual campaign to win me round.

Six bands join Radiohead in offering something that jumps out and sounds like it's more than just an album track or b-side. Use of backing singers on Razorlight's Kirby's House make it an unexpected treat. And the compilers haven't shied away from the usual comparisons between the two Scouser bands by putting The Zutons after The Coral in the tracklisting, and the former do better out of the arrangement. Hello Conscience is a gem - the saxophone is let loose and you get the impression that they had a ball recording it. And I didn't expect to say this but the Manics' Leviathian proves there's life in the old dog yet. The quality of Elbow's contribution is less of a surpise. Snowball can be filed in the 'understated song that , er, snowballs (sorry!) to tumultious ace-ness' folder next to past singles Grace Under Pressure and Newborn. Less catchy than Fix You's current use of the same formula, but certainly more subtle. Its origins as a letter to Tony Blair in the build-up to the Iraq War also gains the band brownie points for thematic relevence. And Hong Kong sees Damon Albarn follow I Am Kloot in discovering that playing the black notes on a piano creates a generic kind of oriental melody to justify being named after the now-Chinese city. He does it far more intelligently though, but then that's why he has been successful in whatever he's turned his hand to whilst Kloot remain perennial gig circuit journeymen. And who else would come up with a title like The Eighth Station of the Cross Kebab House than Belle and Sebastian? Great band and a great little fable in song-form from officially the 'Best Scottish band of All Time' (in a poll that obviously came a bit to early for Franz Ferdinand who would presumably were they to re-run it now).

Joining Gorillaz in offering some depth and variety are Tinariwen and Emmanuel Jal. Both have treated this album with respect by contributing two of the best tracks to what would be something of an indie fest without them. Meanwhile George and Antony's War Is Over is unseasonal but fits the cause so we can perhaps brush over any flaws, and it's nice to see the Mercury Prize winner alongside the other usual suspects here.

It would be lazy to be cynical about the artists' involvement because this collection deserves more than the rather obvious moral judgements you could make. It's a decent if unspectacular bunch of songs, with only a few unwelcome inclusions (one of which I haven't discussed – I'll leave that to people who don't think the world would be a better place without Damien Rice's music). It's only £9.99, and I don't think it's overly idealistic to suggest that that £9.99 might just help Warchild to make a bit of difference to someone's life. Individual tracks are available for 99p, but why not get all 22?


July 25, 2005

Are there any bands…

… that you like but you suspect that no one else likes?

Because I love Manchester's finest, I am Kloot!

Any takers?


July 20, 2005

Obstruct the doors – be dangerous!

Obstruct the doors – be dangerous!