Posts Tagged ‘puregroove’

Blast off

December 3, 2009

Hello,

So the E.P has finally been released! The launch went really well, we sold a lot of E.Ps and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Thanks so much to everyone who came down, it made it a great night.

Twas a strange venue though; it was at Puregroove Record Shop, but the records were on the stage and the main area was a bar/cafe. Although i couldn’t quite work it out, it seemed like a pretty pleasant place to just sit and chill and listen to some great tunes. Right opposite the meat market as well so there were lots of men clad in white with hardhats on shuffling around outside. Bit surreal really…

There are still some physical copies of the E.P left to buy, which you can get from our website, among other places.

In gig news we’ve just confirmed 2 dates as main support to Babyshambles on their UK tour @ Birmingham Acedemy and Nottingham Rock City, which we’re all really looking forward to. It will be great to play out of London and to big crowds too!

There’s a new issue of Who’s Jack magazine out now with my face on the cover and a four page interview with us inside. The photos inside are excellent, thanks guys.

bye,

Gaoler’s

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

Baaare Caramel Coins In The Bank

November 25, 2009

Yo yo yo!

Apart from the weather, I hope everyone has had a lovely day. Striding out along the Brighton seafront, with umbrellas and small children flying past like a scene from Genesis/ a Beyonce video really brought people together, as it always seems to. Many ‘I can’t believe the weather, can you?’ glances were exchanged before I gave it up as a bad job and went home for a cup of tea. Had a butcher’s in HMV before I went, and saw piles and piles of Susan Boyle’s face on her album cover staring out at me. I left soon after.

So yeah our E.P is finally nearly released! On the 1st December to be precise and we’re having a knees up to celebrate. There’s a facebook event created for it which you can view here for more details.

There’s a couple of articles written about us on various websites and blogs. Click on the links below if you fancy a read:

http://www.indiebandsblog.com/european-bands/uk-bands/gaolers-daughter

http://www.rollogrady.com/artist-to-watch-gaolers-daughter/

http://nuravebrainwave.com/?p=4239

Also, you can pre-order our E.P here so you’ll get it as soon as it comes out at Puregroove

There’s a load of gigs lined up over the course of this next month in support of the E.P, so it would be great to see you at a show in the near future-this Friday we’re playing with our good friends Rum Shebeen with plenty of other great bands at the New Cross Inn. Looking forward to that one! Check our myspace for more gigs here…

I can’t believe it’s nearly Christmas, gonna have to dig out my ‘Howard the Halifax Man Sings Classic Christmas Songs’ album. Never fails to get me in the mood. That and Quality street. Might have to just buy that Dylan Christmas album too, still can’t believe he’s made one-Respect.

Until next time…

Gaoler’s x

semi-automatic santa

November 18, 2009

Hello again, 

Not much to report since the last blog yesterday, but just thought I’d remind you that our debut E.P is available to pre-order now! You can get it from our website here, and it should also be up for pre sale on Puregroove’s website soon too.

The launch party for the E.P will be on the 1st December at Puregroove in London (Smithfield). Would be great to see you there! There are more details on their website.

We’re meeting up for a writing day in the next few days, so we should have some shiny new songs ready in time for our next load of gigs. We’ve got so many ideas at the moment, it’s really exciting and we can’t wait to play them live for you in the very near future…

Things i’ve learnt this week:

Drinking straight from bar taps, although fun, can result in a telling off/possible ejection from aforementioned bar. 

You can’t survive entirely on Quavers and Diet Coke (although Lord knows i’ve tried)

Bob Dylan just gets cooler with age. Check this out 

Gravity is not my friend. Bloody Isaac Newton….

 

Until next time 

adios

gaoler’s x

physical/actual/tangible

November 7, 2009

Hi there!

So we’ve got some preview copies (exclusively for band members and Alfie’s Nan) of our debut E.P to have, hold and cherish finally. They look the part, and feature exclusive artwork by the one and only Alex Mahood. It’s a fantastic feeling to actually hold it, and know that this is our first foot on the musical ladder.

Also, we’ve got some wonderful new Gaoler’s Daughter logo badges. So if you see us at a gig, harass one of us and we might just give you one. It’s exciting to see things moving along at a good pace, and everything seems to be falling into place ready for our E.P release. It feels like only yesterday we were working on our first songs in the toilet factory in Elephant and Castle…Oh, how time flies.

The launch partaaay: It’s at Pure groove Record shop on the 1st of December; you’re all coming right? Good, I thought so, see you there!

There are more details, as ever, on our website, and our myspace. And don’t forget to sign up to our mailing list to receive your FREE track

Salut

Gaoler’s Daughter

x

Some Lyrics…

October 9, 2009

Now then, some of you have been asking us for the lyrics to our free track give away ‘”9 Pieces Of Silk“. So we decided we’d not only post up those lyrics but we’d also included the lyrics of 2 songs which will feature on our forthcoming debut EP “The Only Way To Travel” due to be released on 360 degree music on December 1st. We’re very much looking forward to our launch party at Puregroove on 1st. See you there.

Until then, you’d better get learning the words so you can all sing along like you wrote it!

9 Pieces Of Silk


I’ve got nine pieces of silk
And a black and white armband
I’ve got shoes made out of stone
And a silver rabbit in my hand
Today

All the men have been shot down
And the women are taking over
I’ve got the passion of New Eve
Peering over my shoulder
Today

I said i loved your body
What more could you possibly want from me?
I came to all your parties
I came to them all

My mother reads the cards
In a caravan on Brighton pier
My father ran away
But I did not shed a tear until
Today

My garden is full of holes
Where my Granddad tried to bury himself
My sister sits at home
Drinking to good health
Today

I said I loved your body
What more could you possible want from me?
I came to all your parties
I came to them all




Jumbo Jet

I’ve sat on an Alp as if it were my throne
But I can’t describe the feeling I get
Staring out the window of a jumbo jet
It’s all so real

I’ve stood in the dead sea like a miser’s bath
But if there’s a better feeling I’ve not felt it yet
Staring out the window of a jumbo jet
It’s all so real

Take me back to my home
Please say it’s raining there

I’m Icarus, I’m Gulliver
But I can’t describe the feeling I get
Staring out the window of a jumbo jet
It’s all so real

Quilted beige and candy floss
If there’s a better feeling I’ve not felt it yet
Staring out the window of a jumbo jet
It’s all so real

Take me back to my home
Please say it’s raining there
Take me back to my home
Please say it’s raining there

I feel a languishment
But that’s all it is
I can’t describe the feeling i get
Staring out the window of a jumbo jet

Take me back to my home
Please say it’s raining there
Take me back to my home
Please say it’s raining there
Take me back to my home
Please say it’s raining there
Take me back to my home
Please say it’s raining there





Clown and Out Blues

Do you want to know
How I came to be this way?
Why my pint glass is empty
Why I’ve been here all day?
Why my face has grown long
Why I sway on my chair?
Why there’s holes in my soles
Why there’s grey in my hair?

I was a child’s entertainer
Once upon a time
I made people laugh
Once upon a time
A long time ago

I don’t work no more
I’ve signed on the dole
Kids nowadays
Would rather play on their games consoles
Because a flower that squirts
And a man in big shoes
Must seem pretty lame
Compared to Tekken 2

I was a child’s entertainer
Once upon a time
I made people laugh
Once upon a time
A long time ago

My last custard pie
Has long since been thrown
My face-paint and make-up
Are now the only things I own
Because when your down and out
It’s nice to be able to say
That a smile
Is just a brush-stroke away

I was a child’s entertainer
Once upon a time
I made people laugh
Once upon a time
A long time ago



to be continued…