Shoe Music Revolution/Shoe Acoustic Movement/Shoe Rock Revolution

July 27, 2010

Oh man, the standard of this post is going to suffer because I spent most of my time thinking of the above puns. Basically, in a moment, I am going to quickly introduce two bands from Manchester, both with ‘shoe’ based names. It’s this sort of linking that hopefully will get me a job on hospital radio one of these days. I admit these should have been mentioned earlier, but there was a World Cup on guys. C’mon.

Before all that, let’s have a couple of football links.
1. Best penalty ever
2. Best celebration ever.

Brown Brogues are two chaps from Wigan who prefer to say they are from Manchester. (That’s fair enough really). I have been meaning to check them out for a while and was lucky enough to do so recently. Unfortunately by the time they came on at midnight I was pretty drunk but I usually make my best band assessments half cut, and drunken me is declaring Brown Brogues one of the most exciting bands in Manchester at the moment. For a two piece, they pack a hell of a punch. Drummer Ben is probably up there with mighty Nestor from Sky Larkin in terms of hitting a drum so hard. Whilst lead singer Mark howls his way through the set, smashing his guitar around. They look and sound like a band it’s hard to resist.They already have heaps of songs so hit up the MySpace to check a few out. My current favourites are “You’re Not Mine” or “I Just Don’t Know” .

You can buy a tape of 9 recordings from the brand new and probably soon to be super hip label Suffering Jukebox. SJ is also home to the mega awesome Former Bullies and Mazes. (Obviously I’m waiting for the tracks to be released on Minidisc) Read an interview with the band at the Pigeon Post blog here. Finally in this little paragraph of Manc-music circle wankery – Brown Brogues are playing for the legendary Red Deer Club on 20th August – you will have to travel to Fuel in Withington but it’s free in so….They also have a gig lined up on August 12th at the Deaf Institute for Manchester Screenwipe AKA the coolest men in town. (Aside: I haven’t actually met the people from Screenwipe, however if they want to use the ‘coolest men in town’ quote for their website they are more than welcome)

The second band for today are called Slow Motion Shoes and to be perfectly honest, they probably shouldnt be in the same blog entry as Brown Brogues but fuck it. Their tune Brendan Fraser has been running round my head for a month or so now and is a beaut of a pop song. For a band that have apparently only been around for a couple of months there is already a fair amount of buzz about them building up. Then again, when you are two for two in terms of songs released to the world, people will always be excited I guess. Apparently the chaps over at Everybody’s Stalking will be releasing a tune by the band on a mixtape in July. Chris and Guy are lovely men so I can almost forgive them releasing a tape.

Download Brendan Fraser right here.


Four things it was impossiable to avoid on the Internet last week.
1.Endless Summmer by Still Corners was everywhere. Rightly so. The song could last 4 times as long and it would still not get boring.
2. The Count and Sinden feat Mystery Jets video.
3. New tune from Tennis called Baltimore
4. New Wu-Lyf tune. – Think this is my favourite of their’s so far.


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