Hexicon: Something strange beneath the stars (cdr single)
The Hexicon boys have a new single out, and we are reliably told it 'scintillates with a melodic pop radiance. It'll be in our shop here soon, but it's already over there in the hexicon shop. You can probably already download it from your toaster, and definitely from itoons. Woop!
More New Stuff: Hexicon single, launch
Back in the Game: Houdini
I know what you're thinking - "does Haircut Records even exist anymore?? Have they got so caught up in the trappings of indie-rock pretend-success that they don't have time to come round and cut my hair these days? It's enought to make you want to spit." Well, friends, it is exactly that question that we have been waiting in the wings, listening attentively for. And finally we have found a band strong-limbed and thick-skinned enough for you to express your disenchantment in time-honoured salivary fashion, if only 'health and safety' regulations didn't prevent it.
This band is Houdini, and their first single 'What A Fire' is released by the reanimated corpse of Haircut Records on Saturday 17th October.
"A Saturday?" I hear you cry, "Aside from the fact that traditionally records are released on Monday, and doing anything else can only be interpreted as an arrogant dismissal of the whole commercial aspect of music distribution, there's no way I can wait any longer than Thursday to hear this hot new joint!"
Calm yourselves, you excitable little picachus. Such well-founded impatience on your behalf is precisely why we are having a record release party at the George Tavern, 373 Commercial Rd, London town, (click here for map) THIS VERY THURSDAY the 15th October, where not only will you be able to hear the band of men Houdini play their excruciatingly loud rock music dressed in their own clothes, but also hear sets by our and your good friends Allo Darlin' and Hexicon, for absolutely no money whatsoever. And you'll even get a free cd before the damn thing is released through haircutrecords.co.uk and iTunes and quite possibly many other places two hole days later.
Duncan 'i'm an amazing drawer of pictures check out crayonlegs.com' Barrett excelled himself with the poster:
We love you all like crazy, do come.
Shows shows shows! Ch-check it out, below:
In other joyous events, haircut records is expanding it's operations with a brand new recording studio, the bunker. We are delighted to announce that this is a joint venture with Mr Mike of the wonderful Hexicon. We're even going to let the public use it, so check it out.
We weren't kidding. Esio Trot really were on the british broadcasting corporation radio last night. Listen again on the ol interweb. Also, get off your bum, go to white heat on tues 5th June where they will personably rock your socks. 8pm - 3am. Cheep. Map!
Yo! Esio Trot have recorded a session at Maida Vale to go on the Huw Stephens show on Radio 1. Sweet! We'll let you know when it's up. Sloth fans! The unfathomable adventures is sold the heck out. Yup, I know you were just getting round to ordering a copy, but that's the way it goes, big nose. I mean, oh never mind. Point is, magnanimous dude that he is put it up for download from headcountrecords.co.uk. Check it!
In the nick of time, a poster!
A new thing! Haircut records' records songs in a tree.
with esio trot's latest e.p. only very freshly squeezed out, they have decided to confuse the public a little more than usual by getting themselves reviewed by the sturdy and largely hairless drownedinsound.com. they are also living widely and having their haircuts admired in the pages of dazednconfused with the rest of their mentalist fwends. catch them before their tour makes em all jaded like at the windmill on the 12th.
'appy new ear, fellows. awake yet? good. things are going on. not only is esio trot's new e.p. vewy vewy good and soon to be released by the lovely unpopular records, but you can get finally get hold of their first record. no, we're not making any more of 'em, we talked to the friendly robots at the terrifyingly-ubiquitous-behemoth of a retail machine that is iTunes. that's right, download-monkeys the world over can get their trot on for a disgustingly small price. just click ere
happy eve, tree-stalkers! carpet ministry have you a christmas present for ya. we reached into the depths of our hearts and found a dub christmas record. available in person on 5" discs of whale blubber for a nominal fee, or here on the goddam internet, for nuttin. check it out.
have a bitchin' christmas. x
witness the christmas, folks! carpet ministry are bringing dub to this holiest of knees-up like not even bryan adams knows how! go over to their myspace page for a preview, and keep your sights on the bazaar for consumption opportunites / cheap presents for all the family. in 'don't they know it's christmas time' news, esio trot are primed to release not one but two really really good records. got riffs, got brass, got songs, just wait till you get em. you heard it here.
News, friends! Esio Trot play the pleasure unit in bethnal green tomorrow, with other bands! Their cd is now sold out, so get your trotski live, kids.
would you believe it? with the new esio trot album ready for release any day now, you can get a taste for it right now with live-on-stage-video-action of butterflies at the freebutt. check back soon for more. get your latest trot at myspace, and stay outta trouble
today i got a mysterious parcel from our good friends esio trot. it seems like their new album might be almost ready. happy happy joy joy!
the jubilation was twofold, for littlethingsmusic.co.uk was indeed live! it is close to our hearts
esio trot continue pulling their fingers out and playing shows across the nation with famous and talented folk, even punkers. check it out
hey nostradamus! i just typed 6/6/6 as the date. scary. moving on, pundits have been saying, not altogether incorrectly, that "it's not every day that esio trot gets a new member". this is quite correct, and i hereby announce that the famous thom has by all accounts joined our favourite brighton music-makers on keyboards. huzzah! to celebrate, we got some photos of their valentine's day gig up on their new gigs page. enjoy
what is up doc? ok. mr henry of carpet ministry fame has news for you - little things. he's reaching out to you, kids, in one of his many ways, the talented blighter. that is, with moosic, melody, and, oh yes, harmony. they got an ep ready so check it
so happy new year already! we start the year of the dog with some bell-bottom-tickling good news. our very own good pals esio trot are only supporting the 15th sexiest man in sweden, mr jens lekman. if you don't know this fellow, you are missing the hell out. get to his site and sort yourself out. if you are already in the know, all you will need to know is that on valentine's day, the jens uk tour will stopping at st andrew's church in brighton, and the trot will be kicking off proceedings with their rock band thing. it's only a fiver, and it's on tuesday, so boys grab your girls, or indeed vice versa and inside out, and we will see you there.
haircut records are throwing a christmas party! we know that the winter solstice can be a difficult time for all you folks without personal light-therapy units, so we intend to pull you out of yourselves with music and dancing and industrial quantities of mistletoe. so, deep breath, we have arranged for not just one, not just two, but every single member of moulescoomb sword gang, carpet ministry, esio trot, hexicon, KAPLICK!, turismo and the esteemed teen wolf deejays to be there to bring the christmas party. plus its matts birthday innit so someone should bring him a cake. its in LONNNDONNN, at the rhythm factory, on wednesday the 21st december and you can find out all about it and buy tickets (with no booking fee, fatcat) here
woah. duncan went off the hinges with some pictures. check it
huzzah! esio trot are playing in brixton on saturday the 29th, which is practically halloween, so we can dress up! directions here , we don't know how much it is going to be or what time, yet, but when we do, all things considered, so will yooooo
new ministry demo on their blog. its got ukeleles
check out audioscrobbler, yo. its for spying on your friends music tastes. plus Haircut is all over it. out!
haircut's favourite samplemeister SLOTH will be appearing with chums pneumatic and illustrate in support of the audibly nice PHI-LIFE CYPHER this friday the 19th at the rhythm factory near aldgate east. 9pm-3am, £6 b4 10pm, £7 after. bring yr baggies
monumentously, haircut inked a deal with rough trade shops today. that means if you tell your beardy friends in notting hill they can go to the shop on talbot st and pick up esio trot at the discounted price of £2.99! Aaand the new sloth album for only £4.99! haircut will be hitting more shops sooon. cos duncans drawn some ads, innit.
head over to the bazaar for new releases from sloth and esio trot
hey! new releases on the way! debut ep from esio trot will be in the bazaar and all good record shops from monday 18th july! yeahyeah! not just that but hiphop too! sloths new album will hit ya on the same day. snap!
haircut launches ourselves a new yuppie service! point your mobile telephones to haircutrecords.co.uk/news.html and you can get yourself the latest haircut news while you're waiting in line at the harrods sale. whatever would alexander graham bell say.
worrying news, everyone. thom is expressing his discontent over in the carpet ministry blog. on the plus side, the bazaar is now up and running and ready for your filthy lucre. its here. you can also cheer yourself with the news that old haircut alumni the maccabees will be playing at the Rhythm Factory on the 30th June. more info is on their myspace place, where you can also hear them play!
well well well. the biscuit situation have booked themselves into the haircut studios. their first record for haircut could be as little as two weeks away. score!