Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Domino State

The Independent (a UK newspaper) just published a list of 25 indie acts who they think are on course to hit the big-time over the next 12 months. One of them is The Domino State:
"Joining the dots between Joy Division and the best of the Eighties’ shoegazers, London's The Domino State make brooding, intense music that knocks spots off much of the competition. Their slow-growing anthem “What’s The Question” benefits greatly from the simpatico production of The God Machine’s Robin Proper-Sheppard, while “Iron Mask” has distinct shades of classic period Smiths. "
They do get it wrong a bit as it's actually "Iron Mask" which was recorded by Robin. The song was released as a 7" single in 2007 on the Club AC30 label. You can have a listen at 'Iron mask' and buy the 7" on the Domino State MySpace.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Coming up...

While Sophia are gearing up for 2008 (more info later, be patient) and Adam Franklin has just announced a London gig with the Sophia boys as his backing band, there's even more signs of 2008 action:

Vito have finished writing their second album and are very exited about it. They should record it in the next few months, which - if all goes well - could mean that we will see it released later this year.

Malcolm Middleton will release a mini-album on the 3rd of March. 'Sleight Of Heart' is an acoustic/covers album, comprising 6 new self-penned songs and 3 written by others. He will be playing UK and European dates as well as a tour of Australia.

Week Off
Blue Plastic Bags
Total Belief
Just Like Anything (Jackson C. Frank)
Follow Robin Down
Stay (Madonna)
Marguerita Red (King Creosote)
Love Comes In Waves
Hey You

Yes, there's a song there called 'Follow Robin Down' and no I don't have any idea if this Robin is Robin Proper-Sheppard.
A radio session version of 'Blue Plastic Bags' is available for download on Malcspace.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Adam Franklin London gig

Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody (this time comprising Jeff Townsin, Will Foster and Matt Round from Sophia) will play The Luminaire in Kilburn, London on Friday February 1st 2008.
Go to: for details.