Thursday, 29 September 2011


Did anyone realise it's really fucking hot? I mean this weather is so unusual. Honestly you should check out the weather. I can't believe how unbelievable this weather is. I'm so hot! Really though, it really is quite warm this weather and I fucking hate it.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Morrisons Breakfast, The Barrels, Denim Jackets, Vicki Geordie Shore, Shay Given and Defcon 1

Hello there. It's been a while since I posted one of those silly little what's been going on things, so here we go.

The friday before last seen Issue 01 stars Old Bones, joined by fantastic Edinburgh band, and fellow two piece, The Gold Lions down at The Barrels. It got reasonably busy, both bands were awesome and loud, and another great night was had by all. The lads from The Gold Lions even expressed a great interest in coming back to Berwick. We are taking steps forward fellas.

On the saturday, I went to Morrisons for breakfast and lost money in the bookies. Then Ben and Dave put on a marvellous DJ set and I danced the night away, burning off that wonderful breakfast.

I went back to college. I decided to go out in Newcastle on wednesday night. Waiting around in the city centre on my friend, I took the inevitable trip to Topman and bought a denim jacket. 20% off for students mun, how could I resist. I put it on immediately, and with my white converse and skinny jeans I thought I was in The Strokes...

Continuing to wait for my friend, I decided to go for a coffee. Sitting enjoying a mocha and reading a copy of my own magazine (I wasn't really), along came my first celebrity encounter of the day. Wait for it. Vicki Geordie Shore asked if she could sit at my table. Not because she liked the look of my new jacket, but because there was not a single other seat in the building...

Fast forward a few hours and a generous helping of vodka; I arrive on Legends dance floor. Second celebrity encounter of the day approaching. None other than Shay Given. We danced, we gazed into each others eyes... He was the drunkest I have ever seen a person.

Back to Berwick. Last friday saw another top night. Matt Wilson, Le Woodsmen and Electric Penelope were all fucking awesome. These friday nights at The Barrels just keep on getting better my friends...

On the saturday, I went to Morrisons for breakfast and lost money in the bookies. Then DJ Keek put on a marvellous DJ set and I danced the night away, burning off that wonderful breakfast. There is nothing wrong with having a routine my friends. I must mention the ridiculous sound system Defcon 1 brought down to The Barrels for Keeks, you had to see & hear it to believe it.

Sunday night saw wor Ross Davidson's leaving party. Goodbye friend. Dave, Keeks and a boy with bagpipes all rocked the basement. We need more bagpipes in there, it was awesome.

Anyways, Issue 02 is underway. 22nd October is the launch. Get down.

Mr P DJ-ing this weekend. Coosty.

Sunday, 25 September 2011


TWO, that's right; TWO tours to tell you about. In alphabetical order only, not preferential, we have; Espionage Of The Loc's October Tour of the North East and Scotland, and The Warehouse Announcement's Scottish Borders Tour.

Espionage kick things off on Thursday 6th October at BandStand in Middlesborough. Back up to Berwick for them on the 8th October, when they'll play The Red Lion. There will be hell to pay if i don't see you there Berwickers. The Following day they're down in Ashington at The Grand. A week or so later the boys have their biggest gig on the tour at King Tut's Glasgow where they'll support Sonic Boom Six. Check out the boys website for a their newest and fantastic-est E.P. 'It's All To Come'. Brilliant.

Thankfully for all of us, none of The Warehouse Announcement's Borders gigs clash with any of Espionages. I could hear the mass sigh of relief as you all read that. There's 5 gigs for the Warehouse boys. On 14th October they get things going at The Ship Hotel in Eyemouth. The next night, I will be proudly taking your money at the door as the boys play The Barrels with Lords Of Bastard. Being a Saturday night, I can't wait to see the usual  revellers reaction when they come down for a few pre Bedrocks & 'Cashmere With A New Sign' Agwas and get their faces melted off. It'll be awesome mun. TWA then go on to play The Bean Scene Hawick on the 22nd October, The Reivers Bare Galashiels on 3rd November and finish the tour at The British Legion Duns on Friday 4th. You'll be able to pick up a copy of their debut album 'Pick Up The Pieces' at the gigs too. 14 tracks of pure audible wonderment.

You will be missing out if you don't catch each of these bands at least once on these tours. I might even try to get to all of them... Keep an eye out for photos and 'reviews' of the gigs in the weeks after them.

Friday, 16 September 2011


Thanks to @Chris_Hutton for bringing my attention to Knife Party. I think I've been a bit slow on the uptake here, perhaps, but I don't care because it's pretty awesome. Remember when Pendulum were just 3 dudes and they were good? (Tarantula etc...) Well two of those guys, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen have formed Knife Party. The name being a reference to the excellent Deftones' track. Apparently their first release will consist of electro, house, drum & bass and dub step. Excellent. Skrillex is already on board, helping out with one of the first studio tracks to be put out there. Hopefully we'll get more as soon as possible. Here's a Knife Party remix of Nero's 'Crush on You', and the track featuring Skrillex - 'Zoology'. Apparently the genre of this track is Moombahton. I'll have to read into that...

All seem to be just promo versions at the minute. If you need more straight away, their DJ set from one of Radio 1's Ibiza events is floating around the internet somewhere...

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Live Music At The Barrels AleHouse!

Oh hai. Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been busy, DJing, watching Man Utd on tv and starting Issue 02.

Thanks to everyone who came down on saturday. I had a great time. It was really busy and lots of people were dancing and buying drinks so hopefully they will let us do it again. I've caught the DJ bug. So hopefully we can get some more gigs in other places too...

Onward! StrawPuppet have been busy getting some gigs sorted for us lovely Berwick folks. This friday we have this:

It will be grand. Get yourself along, say hi, watch some great music.

The following friday, we have this:

Which should also be amazing fun. So same again, get down. 

Thems is some tiday posters there!