Site discovery of the week is Ivy League Sessions, which is adjacent to Cardiff central Kruger Magazine and has visiting bands round to record three live songs apiece. Inevitably Mr Warmsley's there, as are Messrs Harkin, Adams and Matthews. Then there are more recent passing acquaintances of ours: Mr Mumford and his special friends, Miss Dougall, Mr McGuinness, Mr Jones (er, that's Rob Jones AKA The Voluntary Butler Scheme). Bec & Beth Hot Puppies, Pulled Apart By Horses (touring from April with Rolo Tomassi and Grammatics in a bill high up the not-to-be-missed scale), Threatmantics and Peggy Sue too.
Meanwhile the Ian Stewart, or perhaps Frank Farian, of STN Thommo's Two Of The Beatles Have Died project is coming to fruition. You may remember we mentioned this compilation of people covering, responding to and variously reworking the viral video minor hit when he did a Discourse 2000; news reaches us this week that Brainlove Records have got involved and are releasing it in May to raise money for the British Lung Foundation, with contributions from The Cuban Boys, MJ Hibbett, Alan MX, Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences, Applicants, Tracy Is Hot And The Clap (reformed for the occasion!) and Keith Top Of The Pops And His Minor UK Indie Celebrity Allstar Backing Band (as far as we can make out, the titular, various Art Bruts, key Indelicates plus several quadrillion people who were drunk enough) The whole shebang has a Myspace.
Item three! AWESOME PALS appears to be increasing in size and scope all the time. And, y'know, we're suckers for injokes between bands being played out in public. Look out in the comments boxes for our taking on two of Danana at once, something which we're not overly proud about. Soz. Can we have an album promo now?