Right folks, it’s in-store time.
George and I had so much fun with the bands on Record Store Day that we don’t want it to stop. Also, I’ve bought some foam letters and other arts and crafts materials that need to be put to good use. Mr Andy Loves Records has some filming equipment that he’d like to put to good use and friend of the shop He.is.William is chomping at the bit to get stuck into filming bands. The gist is. If you’d like to play, we’d like to film you and stick the result up on our VoxBoxMusicBox Youtube page. (a continual work in progress)
VoxBox Sunday Sessions start this coming Friday the 16th of August. Sunday Sessions on a Friday? There must be some mistake. Everyone knows that Friday is not on a Sunday. Everyone except VoxBox George and me that is.
Right, PAWS are playing Friday 16th, not on Sunday!
SuperMarioNation on Sunday 18th
Quiet As A Mouse on Sunday 18th
Cassette Store Day Saturday 7th September. Line up TBC.
Wave Pictures on Saturday 21st October. Strewth!
OK then, let us just say that the sessions were going to be called VoxBox Sunday Sessions but due to problems with the names of actual days of the week when bands can come in, we’ll call them VoxBoxMusicBox Sessions and bash on.
PAWS are playing a Friday session on the 16th August.
Our favourite melody thrashers are back in town on Friday 16th August to play at the HMV Picture House in support of The Cribs. Tickets and info here.
They are coming down to our place before the show to play songs from their brand spanking new (and soon to be recorded) album. This will be an exclusive preview of the new album tracks. It’s free and open to all.
The PAWS trio are renowned for their loudness and high energy performances. The PAWS’ claws will be kept in for this session though. The claws-out full on thrash being reserved for the Cribs show later that night!
It will happen at 6pm although there is a wee chance that we may bring it forward to 5pm.
A VOXBOX SUNDAY SESSION!
This Sunday the 18th August we have at 2pm SuperMarioNation‘s Steve who will be dusting off his acoustic guitar and kicking out some jams for us all. He has volunteered to make some noise for the fun of it. This will be acoustic thrashy fun that you’ll hear from across the street!
At 4pm Edinburgh’s Quiet As A Mouse will do a short session to promote their brand new single, Home Is The Hardest Place To Find.
The band’s reputation has quickly grown from shows with Palma Violets (Rough Trade Records), The Crookes, Hey Sholay & Dingus Khan (Fierce Panda Records) as well as debut London shows at the legendary Bull & Gate and the Buffalo Bar for Club Fandango.
The single was produced by Marcus Mackay (Frightened Rabbit, Snow Patrol, Sparrow & The Workshop) and mastered by Chris Potter (Arctic Monkeys, Anna Calvi, Suede & Primal Scream).
The Daily Record said of the bands April free giveaway single “some bands don’t even achieve such a great track as ‘An Accident Waiting To Happen (Awoo Woo Woo)’ let alone give it away for free. It’s a contender for Scottish single of the year.” Their next gig is on Saturday 31st August at the Liquid Rooms -tickets available from here.
CASSETTE STORE DAY!
We’re excited to be taking part in the first ever Cassette Store Day on September 7th. Is this not just a gimmick? You can not be serious? Well, we do try to support band that put out releases on tape and the grassroots music makers tend to be tape enthusiasts. Some big bands have signed up too. Check out the releases. OK, it’s my birthday 7th September and I was planning on having a party anyway. Expect cake, party poppers, tapes and an in-store or two by some tape makers. Full line up TBC. Watch this space.
A SATURDAY SESSION TO LOOK FORWARD TO:
The Wave Pictures are playing at our place on Saturday 21st October. This will be an early one. They play The Pleasance Theatre on the night before.
If you would like us to film you or your band at our place on a Sunday or when you’re passing through Edinburgh, just drop us an email. VoxBox Darren and VoxBox George: firstname.lastname@example.org