Friday, 25 April 2008

We Give A Fuck About An Oxford Collapse

Maintaining a blog is almost as much hard work as maintaining a small-to-nohing independent record label. And this is only my first post. Who would've thought, apathy and indignance from the get go? But i guess it only seems like a chore as we've a million different plates spinning at once at the moment. I wonder if Sisyphus complained this much? He probabaly would have if he had a blog. In fact, if he had a blog, he would've got bored with that rock a long time ago.

Anyway, rocks, plates and mixed metaphors aside, there's something rather exciting about to occur and even though no one other than me and Ryan is reading this, it's important to record for posterity at least. We've always considered our monthly boozefest Don't Go Home... to be a lot less than shit, but the gigs we've organised this year have been especially not shit. That's to say, really quite excellent. The Johnny Foreigner/William/The Sequins blastoff in February had me smiling like i'd never had my heartbroken, while the bank holiday follow up of Youth Movies and Rolo Tomassi broke my heart for all the right reasons. I think that balances itself out. And why do blogs and heartbreak keep jumping into bed together? Needless to say, we're aiming for a triple crown run with Saturday's forthcoming line-up.

Fresh off the back of a support tour with We Are Scientists (and don't hold that against them) Oxford Collapse will be gracing the inappropriately-sized Taylor John's stage on Saturday 26th April. That they're signed to Sub Pop should be indication enough of their pedigree, but that they also share the same initials as a certain Orange County (there's a clue) teen drama/joke should tell you more about their Seth Cohen in tight shorts sassy-ness. The good thing though is that this particular OC leave behind the mawkish sentimentality that afflicts their namesake and just bring the heat and hot threads. Tough Love's very own Situationists and Mirror! Mirror! will also be playing, which is equally exciting given that they're two of the best young bands in the country. It's true that of course i would make such a claim, but it's also true that it's true and it's hard to argue with the truth.

So, here are the details for those to lazy to read the above:

Don't Go Home...
Saturday 26th April
Oxford Collapse
Mirror! Mirror!
Taylor John's House, Coventry

See you all Saturday and by all I mean you Ryan.


Ryan Tough Love said...

I'm sorry I cant make it. I'm in Tazmania, parakaya jumping.

Why do people go to the effort to tell you where they are when they cant come?

Anonymous said...

See lads - told you it was hard work!