Thursday, 22 November 2007

Notts on Radio 1

You probably don't listen to Radio 1 very often, neither do we really, until that is Huw Stephens profiled Nottingham bands and Supernight favourites Spaceships Are Cool were featured, alongside Supernight's very own Fists!

Here's the link. Just click "listen to this week's show" and skip forward 15 mins (unless you want to listen to Huw!) You'll hear him introduce Dean Jackson from the Beat and then some of Nottingham's best kept secrets get a bit of national exposure!


love Becky

p.s. catch Fists AND Spaceships Are Cool at Supernight on the 15th Dec @ the Maze. It's going to be a cracking christmas party.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Supernight presents... Cuban Crimewave, Scutty Neighbours & Yes My Ninjas?

Junktion 7, Friday 23rd November, 8:30pm till late

So friends, the days are getting shorter, the nights are drawing in, it's starting to get really very cold, the shops are getting busier...but fear not, Supernight has exactly the dose of electric spazzrock treatment to grab those winter blues by the neck and to shout very loudly in their faces.

Join us at Junktion 7 on Friday 23rd November to see some of the dirtiest, noisiest, most riotously entertaining oiks we could round-up do what they do best - have a blinding rock & roll party. Yes, for just £3 you can savour the following filthy treats:

Party-stomping twin bass slinging satanic cinemascope movie soundtracks for 1920's Cuban gangs. Think Death From Above 1979, think The Stooges, think howls, growls and raw, rumbling scuzzrock at its finest.

A filthy cocktail of punk, metal and cider, this Skull Tanker side-project are "a ragtag bunch of misfits, miscreants and diseases" hell bent on having the noisiest, scuttiest, most riotously enjoyable party in the neighbourhood.

Sonic mentalists from Lincolnshire cramming genre upon genre to create music that is both insanely catchy and, well, insane. Electro-pop, metal, hardcore, d'n''ll make your head hurt, in a good way.

All this PLUS projections from the talented Dan Toporowski, who also designed our poster. Go to to see it.

See you down the front.


Monday, 12 November 2007

Popbitch tidbit

Love this story...

Vinyl destination - Monster Raving Loony lives on

Wild Willi Beckett was the Monster Raving Loony party's Mental Health spokesman until he died earlier this year. Willi was also lead singer in a strange rock band, The Psychosurgeons. Last weekend, his bandmates released a special limited edition green vinyl 7" single to friends and family, which had Willi's ashes pressed into the vinyl.


I should probably also let you know that the next Supernight is happening on the 23rd November and it is going to be a rock monster. Check back for more details in the next couple of days.

Love Becky

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Who Threw The Shoe? (fun to say out loud)

All the Superfolk headed off to see Arcade Fire last week, and boy we had a great time.
Lucky old Anders even got to go backstage and meet some of the band who re-christened him the Sheriff of Nottingham. We danced, sang, got funny looks from people around us who could hear the singing... it was great.

Until, that is, someone threw a shoe at Win Butler's head during an emotional crescendo.
Who does that? Who threw the shoe? While I think it's wrong and whoever did it should really be ashamed, the thing that really sticks with me about the whole affair is that they threw a shoe... Did they come prepared or go home with one bare foot? If anyone knows the answer, please let us know!

One of our party was so disheartened by the whole affair he penned this email to Win:

>Dear Win
> I saw Arcade Fire playing last night in Nottingham and I was really
> having a hell of a time, fists clenched, rictus grinning, giving
> myself whiplash with the dancing, when that total c/nt threw a shoe at
> you. I have no idea who the guy (surely a man) was, but I was so upset
> on your behalf that I wanted to come and find you afterwards so that
> you could punch me in the face by way of karmic recompense.
> You people are phenomenal, and much respected by the 99% of your
> audience whose frontal lobes are still intact, so I hope you are not
> too disheartened by what happened. Maybe you could find some solace
> in the fact that at least it wasn't a lollipop that was hurled at you.
> Those things can blind.
> Tom
> PS Richard might like to know that the crash helmet was invented by
> Franz Kafka.

I love the thought of punches as karmic retribution.

Anyway, to sum up, Arcade Fire are ace, shoe throwers are not.

Love Becky