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Things We Love Issue 2 Out Now!

8th September 2007 (18:57)

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What do I need to know?
THINGS {we love} is a fanzine based in the West Midlands, UK. It is about music of many varieties, but mostly music we love (you dig?) because we're a bit selfish like that. Issue 2 is out now - there are 1,000 available in the West Midlands area. They're disappearing rapidly, but you can order worldwide through Ebay for the small cost of £1.

What will be in the magazine?
Issue 2 so far includes the following little gems, completely exclusive to THINGS:
Inside cover illustration by superb graphic illustrator Kate Moross
A letter from The Teenagers.
Interviews with Niyi and Untitled Musical Project
Plus: The Scare, Bigger Than Barry, Daft Punk, Subb_An and Kap Bambino.
The mag also features opinion from the wonderful Jocelyn Pikey and the Choose Your Own Fiction competition - prize £10!
All of this fabulous information is wrapped up in top notch graphic design and original illustration by some frankly spiffing artists.

Why should I read it?
There are a million and one new bands and artists cropping up in the UK every week. Even we have a hard time keeping abreast of things. The UK's media should be as diverse as it's music scene; there should be a publication for everyone. For every Big Media publication out there, there is a thriving, independent publication. THINGS is one of those. You could say it's a labour of love. We don't earn anything from it, we don't owe anything to anyone. We're not bound by advertising rules and we've nothing to be afraid of. Therefore you can be assured that our approach is fresh and completely our own opinions. At the very least, you should read it because you might learn something new from it, and it is free. 

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TWL


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Lost Penguin Video, Jarvis Cocker on Tour, The Horrors tracklisting

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Progress Report:

This week, amongst other things, we recieved our front page image from the fabulous Lost Penguin (Charleigh, Matt and Kev). Obviously, we're not going to show you yet. We will say, however, that it is a corker! Kev Bassett of Lost Penguin was good enough to divulge the essential soundtrack to his life... We love their high-octane electro / punk / screamo and general riotous attitude. If you visit their Myspace Page you can download two of their singles for free.

Here's the video for their single Pleasurewood Kills, for your viewing pleasure. We think their a bit special.




Other News:



The worlds most fanciable geek, Jarvis Cocker, has announced a new tour for next month, to promote both his debut solo album and his new single Don't Let Him Waste Your Time. Tickets for the tour go on sale this weekend, but the Astoria is currently on sale now. You can also watch the video for Don't Let Him Waste Your Time here.

The dates are: 16th - Sheffield Plug, 17th - London Astoria, 19th - Manchester Academy, 20th - Glasgow ABC

And Also!




I'm sure we're all aware that The Horrors have an album due very soon, however, were we all aware of the title? Strange House is due for release on March 5. No American release has been fixed yet.

Strange House's track listing is:

Jack The Ripper
Count In Fives
Draw Japan
Gloves
Excellent Choice
Little Victories
She Is The New Thing
Sheena Is A Parasite
Thunderclaps
Gil Sleeping
A Train Roars
Death At The Chapel

Personally, I can't wait to hear it.
The Horrors: Just a hair band or style and substance? Hit us with your comments.

Releases this week:

John Dahlback - Now Its Not Summer (Remixes) (Systemantic)
Extrawelt - Crsh EP (Gemini)
Pig and Dan - Monjon (Weave)
Claude Vonstroke - Who's Afraid of Detroit (Dirty Bird US)
Luke Slater - Fabric 32 (Fabric)
The Good The Bad and The Queen - Kingdom of Doom (EMI)
Jamie T - Calm Down Dearest (Virgin)
The View - Same Jeans (Song BMG)
Bromheads Jacket - Leslie Parlafitt
Client - Zerox Machine
Field Music - A House Is Not A Home
Guillemots - Annie, Lets Not Wait
Larrikin Love - Well Love Does Furnish A Life

Anyone fancy reviewing any of these for the fanzine? RSVP ASAP - 100 words max.

And finally....

We may get slaughtered for doing this, but plenty of sites do, so here's a few random tunes from us to you, for your downloading pleasure. Just don't shout about it!!

!!! - Myth Takes
!!! - Storm The Legion
Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow (Nighmoves remix)
The Killers - Smile Like You Mean It (Phones Remix)
Colon Open Bracket :( - Cute

Let us know if they don't work.
And kids, if you like 'em, go buy 'em. Good bands deserve to get paid for it.

Over and out...

TWL

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Our first entry! Ooohh...

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Progress report:

Today we've recieved final submissions from the fabulous Boys of Brazil (Sean, Jim, Patrick and Emily Rotter), and some photographs. We're keeping them to ourselves for now, but whet your appetite with a listen to them on Myspace. We love the sinister cockney art-punk of Jeanette's Got E-Coli... to quote Free Magazine: "These guys have quite possibly created one the best riffs EVER for Jeanette’s Got Ecoli. Warped lyrics, jittery juttery guitars and an organ (!) overlaying tin tinny crashing drums. Brilliant. Art school kids always know how to do it best. With style." Word.




Other Stuff:

This week has also seen the shambolic entry of a drunken Donny Tourette (Towers of London) into the Big Brother house, and a rather low key bodge-it-and-scarper exit over the house wall (and no, we don't care if you think we're skanks, trash TV is inexplicably entertaining). IMO this comes as something of a let down as he appeared to be a thoroughly likeable fellow, but who can blame him for not wanting to wait on Jade Goody?! Love them or hate them, lets hope Towers of London don't follow the same over hyped route as previous BB contestant Preston's band The Ordinary Boys. Nobody needs that.

Attractive, isn't he? :




Donny Tourette? Rate him or hate him? Hit us with your comments.

Oh, and I for one was interested by news that Kieren Hebden (AKA Four Tet ) and Steve Reid will be touring the UK in March, promoting, I believe, their planned album Tongues. Dates are as follows:

20th - Phoenix, Exeter  |  21st - The Trinity, Bristol  |  22nd - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham  |  23rd - The Plug, Sheffield  |  24th - Academy 4, Manchester University Union  |  25th - The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh  |  27th - Medicine Bar, Birmingham  |  29th - KOKO, London  |  31st - Komedia, Brighton


New releases (good or bad) this week that some of you may be vaguely interested in:

Alter Ego - Blitz
Guitar Wolf - Ultra Cross Vol 3
Hoxton Whores vs Hysteric Egos - I Want Love
Martinez - Reconstructed Layers
The Hedrons - Heatseeker
The Killers - Sam's Town
Gruff Rhys - Candylion

We've excluded The Automatic from this list as they are, frankly, a joke.

Anyone fancy reviewing any of these for the mag?!

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6th January 2007 (13:15)

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What do I need to know?
THINGS {we love} is a fanzine based in the West Midlands, UK. It is about music of many varieties, but mostly music we love (you dig?) because we're a bit selfish like that. Issue 1 is on its way soon - although it has taken a lot longer than anticipated to organize bands, writers, designers and printers. The fanzine will have an initial print run of 1,000 in the West Midlands area. We expect this to disappear rapidly, so it will be available for pre-order worldwide through Ebay for the small cost of £1.

What will be in the magazine?
Issue 1 so far includes the following little gems, completely exclusive to THINGS:
Inside cover illustration by Faris Rotter of The Horrors
The chance to win T-shirt signed by The Horrors
A magical adventure story co-written by Hoxton poster boy Ali Love
a letter from The Scare, all the way from Australia
and the Essential Playlist from Lost Penguin's Kev Bassett.

It also includes exclusive THINGS interviews with These New Puritans, Crystal Castles, Boys of Brazil and Deluka, reviews of gigs by The Ripps, Bolt Action Five and Lets Bitter Cinema. You'll also find single reviews of anything worth listening to, old and new. We're also working on stuff with Hadouken!, Dustins Bar Mitzvah and Adventure Playground.
All of this fabulous information is wrapped up in top notch graphic design and original illustration by some frankly spiffing artists.

Why should I read it?
There are a million and one new bands and artists cropping up in the UK every week. Even we have a hard time keeping abreast of things. The UK's media should be as diverse as it's music scene; there should be a publication for everyone. For every Big Media publication out there, there is a thriving, independent publication. THINGS is one of those. You could say it's a labour of love. We don't earn anything from it, we don't owe anything to anyone. We're not bound by advertising rules and we've nothing to be afraid of. Therefore you can be assured that our approach is fresh and completely our own opinions. At the very least, you should read it because you might learn something new from it, and it is free.

Why are you telling me this?
All we ask is your support. Interact with us, keep us going, egg us on. We don't mind criticism and we absolutely love praise. Flex your typing fingers. There's nothing to lose. We'll be updating this quite often to let you know of our progress, share music that we have been listening to, rate and debate current music and issues in the industry, and generally make nuisances of ourselves. Get involved!


Nice to meet you, and here's to a great 2007.

THINGS {we love}

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