Top 15 Albums of 2011

I know we’re now over a week into 2012, but I was thinking today about the best music that I heard in 2011, and I thought I’d turn it into a blog post. I’ve been told (quite often) that I have a very weird taste in music. I wouldn’t necessarily say weird, but maybe a little random and eclectic. I tried to put them into order, but that was too hard, so here they are in no particular order: 1. Wakey!Wakey! – Almost...

Continue reading

Family Records Rock My Socks

This last week has been kinda tough, so when I got home from work this evening, I was pretty tired and not in the best mood. Waiting for me on the table was this package: When I saw ‘Family Records’ written at the top, I racked my brains frantically trying to think of what I had bought, really hoping that I wasn’t losing my marbles or buying things in my sleep. I opened it up to a beautiful letter from Emma at Family Records...

Continue reading

Wakey!Wakey!, Casey Shea, To Kill a King Part 2

Firstly, I want to say a big thank you to the Family Records for this really kind blog post – it put a big smile on my face when I read it last night! Yesterday was the second part of our Wakey!Wakey! October tour. Show-wise, it was better than Nottingham, but I have to say I enjoyed Nottingham more – although this had nothing to do with the show or the venue. The problem was parking in Manchester city centre. After driving round...

Continue reading

Wakey!Wakey!, Casey Shea, To Kill a King Part 1

A.K.A ‘I don’t know any executives…’ Tonight me and Frank returned back to the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham to see Wakey!Wakey again. We saw them play there in June and it was awesome, and tonight just cranked it up to a whole other level. They’ve redone the stage since last time, and it was much better. We got quite  a lot closer too! Ed Sheeran was playing next door at Rock City and there were massive queues...

Continue reading

The Grubbs Effect

This week my website is ‘suffering’ from what I have now deemed ‘The Grubbs Effect’. Usually, my website gets between 50-150 views a week. After I went to the Wakey!Wakey! show last week, Mike Grubbs re-tweeted my website link: After he put this on twitter, my website stats went through the roof – 736 views in one day – that’s a 1,386% increase on the previous week! Now that his re-tweet is not the...

Continue reading

Family Records

A few weeks ago, I ordered some Wakey!Wakey! stuff from the Family Records store. Last week, most of the stuff arrived, and there was a note on the invoice to say the poster I ordered was out of stock. I went on the website and it said ‘Out of Print’, so I expected not to get it, but it came today. The fact that it came made my day, but it was made much better by the hand written note that came with it. In the age of ordering...

Continue reading

F*** Yeah (Sorry Mike’s Mum!)

Okay, so if you are reading this, you’ll know that I don’t really swear that often, but the title of this post will make sense to anyone at the Wakey!Wakey! show tonight. Wakey!Wakey came across to the UK for two shows, one in London on Tuesday, and one at the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham, which I took my brother to today (well I guess it’s yesterday now). The opening act was To Kill a King. I’d never heard of them before...

Continue reading

I know you want to stay in bed…

…but it’s light outside. That’s right folks, Wakey!Wakey! are coming to the UK for two dates, and guess who’s going to see them in Nottingham? Very, very excited! Frank is coming with me, and it is his first gig, so it is going to be really fun. I ordered some new Wakey Wakey music a couple of nights ago (narrowly missing out on the last copy of ‘Silent as a Movie’), and I am really loving it. If you want to...

Continue reading