Posts Tagged ‘BBC Radio’

I’ll Buy You a Drink With My Vouchers

February 15, 2010


I know it seems a long way off when you have to scrape the ice off your car, and choose ‘sensible’ footwear, but summer, technically, isn’t that far off. Couldn’t come soon enough in my opinion. Perhaps being born in May makes summer all the more appealing, and you can’t beat a good old fashioned English summer.

Perhaps i’m looking forward to the festival season too. Yes i suppose I am. We’re going to try and hit as many festivals as we can this year, and i cannot wait. So if you’re at a festival this summer, have a look at the bill and if we’re on, come and watch us!

We’ve been writing some new tunes recently and have a couple of new ones nearly ready to play live. One is called ‘Everything is Blue’ and, rather fittingly in this blog, is my tribute to the first signs of spring, and the way that everyone seems to get even more attractive in the sun. Perhaps some girls are solar-powered. The other is called ‘Famous Green Dress’. It’s about romance, or a lack of it, in the passenger seat of a Fiat Uno. Watch out for these, as they’re sounding great and we’re really looking forward to you hearing them.

The second E.P is nearly ready for mastering, so it’ll be out around May-time. It’s a little more upbeat that our first E.P, yet still just as diverse and we’re all really excited about it’s release. It’s a step up, and shows our development as a band, even in this short period.

There’s still some copies of our debut E.P left. Recently it’s been getting a fair bit of attention on BBC radio so there’s still plenty of life left in it, even though they’re nearly all gone! So get one now if you haven’t already.

For Kent dwellers, our next show is at Bar Mondo in Dartford, and should be a cracker. Our next London show is at 229 Great Portland Street, and we’d love to see you all there to pack the place out and have a super time.

Good bye for now
Gaolers Daughter


‘For Charity mate’

February 9, 2010

First of all, sorry we haven’t blogged for a while. We’ve been madly busy!

Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson and Jacob Rickard have all been playing tunes from our 1st EP on their BBC Radio shows. We like to thanks them again. We have no money to hire a radio plugger. So, we rely on people who like our music to play it on it’s own merit. The fact that so many of their DJs are playing our tunes has re-installed our faith in BBC Radio.

We have played a couple of gig ‘for charity mate’ ; for ‘Get tested‘ and ‘Action for Haiti‘ in the last couple of weeks and we’ve just confirmed another gig for ‘Lavender Trust‘ in March. Here’s why we play so many charity gigs;

Well, With so many un-scrupulous promoters and venues in this city it’s hard to ever earn money from playing gigs. So, we figure that we’d rather play for free and earn money for a good cause rather than earn money for another promoter to pay his dealer.

We’re playing an acoustic gig this Thursday night at Boogaloo. Check out our latest gig listings on our website;


Gaoler’s Daughter