Posts Tagged ‘london’

Tap N Tin/Aliens

May 10, 2010

Surprisingly enjoyable set at the Tap n Tin the other night. Although i used to go there all the time, this was Gaoler’s Daughter’s first time in wonderful Chatham! We’d heard murmurings of discontent within the venue so had a feeling it was going to be a fairly quiet one, but as it turned out, there was a good sized crowd there, and we all enjoyed ourselves. But, alas, we had to get back to London sharpish, so we got the money and ran…

In the car back to London, we came to the conclusion that spiders are in fact aliens. And we indulged ourselves by listening to our latest recordings, which i should add, are sounding pretty sweet.

In other news, legendary DJ Dave Cash played a song from our soon to be released E.P on his BBC Kent show. We’re often played on the BBC Introducing show there, and it was great to get some airplay on a show aimed at a different audience! It was ‘Meet You On The Other Side of The World’- he played it during his country hour and it seemed to fit right in there with it’s country-esque drums and bass…thanks Dave! You can pre-order our brand new E.P Alchemy, with that track on it from here.

I’m loving Pentangle at the moment, they’ve been helping me through my dissertation, which is an uphill struggle at the moment, for that i thank you, Pentangle.

Another update coming soon…

gaoler’s X

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Babyshambles Tour pt. 2

December 24, 2009

The Nottingham gig at Rock city was the last date we were playing on this particular tour. I’d heard a lot about the venue and couldn’t wait to get there. Again we got a confused as to where the venue actually was, and it didn’t help that it started snowing as we were peering out of the windscreen, looking for ‘Talbot Street’. After Ben asked in Starbucks for directions though, we found the venue.

All the staff there were really friendly. Although every time I walked past one of the crew, they seemed to be talking about Scalextrix. Namely the 1992 Nigel Mansell World Champion set. Slightly strange, but you’ve got to have hobbies and I’m sure it’s a great set to own, play and maintain.

We had catering provided here too! This amazed me and I ordered Cumberland sausage and lashings of diet coke as old Enid Blyton might say (no ginger beer I’m afraid)

 The gig was great too. The crowd were absolutely amazing, really up for listening to new music and I spotted a few groups of people having a little boogie in the confines of the packed Rock City venue. We were worried about playing some of the slower songs, mainly From Russia With Love, because the instinct is to play a support set full high energy tunes to get the crowd pumped up ready for the main act. However, i think the gamble to play it payed off as it was one of the best recieved songs of the night, and showed the crowd a different side to us as a band (I’ll put the lyrics up soon, with a short explanation on the subject of the song). Nottingham: Easily the best gig of the year for me, so major points to Nottingham, can’t wait to return!

After our set we hung around with the lovely guys from The Skuzzies, drinking our rider and exchanging stories. From what I could see of their set, it looked like they played a great gig too.

And all too soon, it was time to go home. We couldn’t stay to meet and talk to anyone which was a shame, but we needed to start the long trek back to London, and after saying our goodbyes to the ‘shambles and The Skuzzies and Crew, we piled into the our van and roared off (nearly taking a lamp-post with us. shhhh)

The inevitable service station stop off happened, which i would have been grateful for had they not been charging £4.50 for a BLT sandwich!!! That is ridiculous. I went hungry out of protest, found the crumbled remains of my custard creams in my bag and ate them on the way home. Getting into the van I split my trousers in a big way. This made getting home on the tube the next day rather a challenge without getting arrested for indecent exposure. Luckily I had a scarf which I could strategically place to avoid the police getting involved.

Anyway, so all in all, an amazing couple of days. And I know I speak for everyone when I say we can’t wait to hit the road again in 2010!

ciao,

Gaoler’s x

Raining Cats and Dogs

November 29, 2009

Hello Hello Hello

On friday we played at a place we’re very familiar with-The New Cross Inn. We’ve rehersed there many a time and we always have fun when we’re there, whether it be playing or partying. Our set went well and we played a few songs from our upcoming E.P ‘The Only Way to Travel’ and some newer material due for release in the near future.

Alfie and I bought chicken just before the gig which is nearly always a good move. In Dixie Chicken they give you ketchup and mayonnaise in the same pot. Now, i know what you’re thinking…’this could get messy’….but it doesn’t! they arange it in such a way it looks like Yin and yang. Complementary opposites within a greater whole… 

Rum Shebeen were fantastic and just seem to get more entertaining the more I watch them. At one point a man dressed in a lion costume jumped up on stage-this was a particular highpoint!

The headlining band, The Entertainment, we’re great too, seeming to weld funk, rock and rap into a surprisingly palletable force.

After the gig we stayed at the ‘inn for a while then headed to a party in Camberwell which although wet was fun, until the council came and told everyone to ‘leave now’. So we did and we went back to Dave’s (singer in Rum Shebeen) flat. He had a really cool dog that did seem to divide opinion. I personally liked it, although it was heard to have been called ‘good looking rat’ and ‘rubbish cat’.

Looking forward to loads more gigs coming up in the next few weeks to support our debut release, ‘The Only way to travel E.P’. You can buy it from our website here, or on itunes, as well as many other places which i’m not sure of.

Also don’t forget our E.P launch, this friday at Puregroove Record Shop in Smithfield, London. Let’s make it a good one!

goooodbye

gaoler’s x