Posts Tagged ‘nme’


July 7, 2010

We are very much a ‘grass-roots’ operation with no budget for press or PR. So, we are reliant on bloggers, fanzines and magazines who actually like our music to say so.

Here are some press quotes we’ve gathered over the last 12Months. If you are a reviewer/journalist and would like to review our music or a live show please contact us here.

“They sound unlike any other band currently treading the boards”

“Their unique sound draws on a wide range of stylistic touchstones, whilst avoiding categorizations and comparisons.”

“What I love about Gaoler’s Daughter is the interplay between the melancholia and the kinetic energy, not only live but in the music and lyrics”

“We truly love this band.”

“No other word to describe it, excellent.”

“These are highly competent musicians, who work superbly together. It is always good to get a chance to see a band live”

‘No serious 2010 tips bill would be complete without the guitar frenzy cap of the capital sound of Gaoler’s Daughter.”

“A class act with a delightfully bright underbelly. Full of grace and whimsical pickings make this EP a slice of summery brilliance.”

“Grab your lover’s hand as one listen to this and it will certainly be your soundtrack to the Summer Of Love 2010!”


Richard Fondue

January 19, 2010


Our gig for Stroll On at The Old Queen’s head went well the other day. It’s not my favourite venue to play though; I don’t believe in having chesterfields in a venue, because if people are as lazy as I know I am, they will sit on them. And they did, mainly. But we got a good reception and there was a fair sized crowd in there, so all in all a good night. Thanks to the guys from Dartford and the French girls (Pia, Julie etc..) who came, sorry we couldn’t chat afterwards, as well all had early trains to catch. Sunday service is rubbb… If you read this blog often you’ll know i seem to have rather longwinded journeys home. Luckily this time everything went smoothly, and i met the Tom, the singer in S.C.U.M. on the train, who shared his crisps. A thoroughly nice person indeed.

Well, it was a nice surprise to hear us being played on BBC6 Music the other day. Steve Lamaqc played our song ‘Jumbo Jet’ of our recently released E.P as the last song of his set. It’s great that Lamaqc actually listens and plays demos that get sent to him, as i’m sure he’s one of very few nowadays. Cheers Steve!

You can listen to it here.

It was good to see Alfie’s old bandmate from Larrikin Love, Micko, in NME this week, speaking with Courtney Love about their collaboration over her new album. Micko is currently mixing one of our tracks, ‘Boomerang Boy’, which is set to feature on our next E.P, out in a couple of months. There’s also talk of us going to New York to record with him, although nothing is set in stone. Would be nice to get out of London for a bit though…

If you sign up to our mailing list, you’ll still be able to claim your FREE track, ‘9 Pieces of Silk’, but now if you sign up you’ll get another free track on February 1st. It’s called ‘In a While Crocodile’. Plus you’ll be kept up to date with all our goings on and gigs etc…

There’s a good review of our gig at the Flowerpot here.

And there’s been a couple more gigs added to the myspace which you can see here.

Take care,

Gaoler’s Daughter

Back In The Game

August 4, 2009


After a month off from gigging, we’re finally back in the game, playing a really enjoyable set at the New Cross Inn. Twas a good night, filled with familiar faces and our favourite bands; cherry-picked to play by us!

Chinese Fireworks company played an energy filled set first, shot with machine-gun drumming and biting, witty lyrics from their charismatic frontman. Top guys reppin’ north kent!

Fiction were up next and really got the crowd excited with their call and response type songs, throwing in some slick melodies that creep up on you all unexpected like.

After a set from us…which i can assure you was a blinder, it was Is Tropical‘s turn. They rounded off the night in a typically party-like fashion, and played Seasick Mutiny which was featured on this week (and is a tune). These boys are one of my favourite live bands around, and may even be better than the band they spawned from: Ratty Rat Rat.

DJ Sunny Wray got people grooving after the bands, playing some downright disgustingly dirty dubstep, with some dnb in there for good measure. This made sure everyone went home with smiles on their faces, making for a top night all in all!

Roll on the next one!

gaolers x