Cheap Blue Yonder
  • We've had some pretty interesting conversations with some pretty interesting people in the last 24. Hours. In the last 24 hours. We're heavily getting into the tarnished art of condensing sentences - a bit like when you talk to music industry dudes, who call bands like My Chemical Romance "My Chem" and Bring Me The Horizon "Bring Me".... come to think of it, we can't think of anything in this context that exists outside the alternative/heavy rock sphere where this name-condensement takes place, unless you count Rihanna as "Rhi-Rhi", but that kinda takes the same amount of time doesn't it? Hmmmmmm - in order to free up our time and not look like a mug in front of the big-ballers. Anyway, in that time frame, certain discussions have taken place alluding to the concept of stepping one's game up. Or indeed, one stepping up to the proverbial plate. Say you wanna be an actor, as referenced in one of our all-time favourite Alkaline Trio songs (we have many); its a tough career path. Lotta competish (there we go again)...

[Track Of The Day: Cheap Blue Yonder "I'm Not Trying"]

We’ve had some pretty interesting conversations with some pretty interesting people in the last 24. Hours. In the last 24 hours. We’re heavily getting into the tarnished art of condensing sentences – a bit like when you talk to music industry dudes, who call bands like My Chemical Romance “My Chem” and Bring Me The … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Remi Miles "Under Light Symphonies"]

We’re nervous. Yes, it has been known to happen. Despite our darkly, moody and often-borderline-demonic exterior hard-man image, on the inside we’re basically operating on the same level of socially interactive confidence as the Facebook kid in that South Park episode who gets real excited when Stan adds him as a friend just for a … Read more

[Track Of The Day (Premiere): Last Heir "Gargantuan"]

Today, we find ourselves breaking several cardinal rules that otherwise dictates how our day-to-day pans out. For example, we only postponed one meeting today (sorry, Matt. Licenses don’t draft themselves); usually we cancel the whole bucketload, which isn’t actually our fault most of the time and certainly isn’t personal. We are just that busy. As … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Monarks "In Every Bone"]

Now THAT was a fuggin’ Monday. We’ve sussed that if you go to bed at a reasonable hour, which we will say safely rests between the hours of 2200 and 0000 (you will usually end up properly pushing for the sleep-burn around the 0030 and 0100 mark, to allude to the more pragmatic-minded of our … Read more

[Track Of The Day: R.E.L. "All That Bite"]

Everyone knows that Sundays are for sleeping. So why, pray tell, is everyone including us up at the inherently-Monday time of 7.30am and actually doing shit? People are actually texting us shit. Work-related shit. A band has even suggested that we come and meet them before they toddle back to their real lives, meaning a … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Darling Din "Killing To Be Bright"]

Can this blog post be written in JUST FIFTEEN MINUTES? Only one way to find out. Start your stopwatches……NOW. Ok, fuckyeah, how y’all doing? Good, great, cool. The last hours numbered zero to twenty-four (have you noticed how we’re refraining from using numeric characters to take up way more space than would otherwise be tolerated, … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Shaw "Where I've Been"]

We may as well start prefixing Wednesdays with the word wings (or wangs, which of course is way better and more delicious), because that’s where we’re likely to be at from now until Ragnarok. Indeed, since joining Brother Tim’s band of merry men and women for a long overdue session at The Bull in Highgate … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Native Sons "Humanise"]

Given the heady outlook for the week which largely involves spreadsheeting the actual crap out of everything that could possibly be spreadsheeted, and touting around the wicked-cool idea we had a couple of weeks ago to a whole bunch of peeps who seem fully up for enabling us to get on with it all, we’re … Read more

[Track Of The Day: New Secret Weapon "Look At The State Of It"]

God DAYUM that sleep was amazing. In the office till damn near 11ish we were. Concerned text messages from Brother Tim ensued. He wanted to know where we were at, lest our ritualistic endeavour of sitting around on the living room sofas watching South Park and moaning about pretty much everything ever whilst trying to … Read more

[Track Of The Day: Glass Ghost "Triangle"]

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd we’re back. How you doing? Did you miss us? Resort to some seriously spicy alternative shit to get your new musical kicks whilst we spontaneously took off? But you missed the swearing, didn’t you? Sure, there are blogs out there who are more on-it than we are; who have hype machine plaudits coming out … Read more