Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #16

Again, we haven't been able to podcast this show to a quality that we feel the tracks played deserve, so unfortunately for those of you who missed the show, we can't offer you the show again. Below is a list of tracks played for the reference of those of you who tuned in.

This week's show featured a mix tape courtesy of Matt Benn, who plays in Hookworms, and the 'Featured Label' was Dog Knights Productions.

If you like a track played by any of the artists featured in the show, please look further into their work and support the artist by purchasing their record(s) and attending their rock concerts (where life deems this possible).

Recorded live on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 16th October 2011, between 6 and 8 pm.


1. Pg.99 - In Love with an Apparition
2. Petrels - Thomas Muntzer
3. Hospitals - Winter Nine
4. Nitkowski - Strike the Last Flare
5. Group Bombino - Amidinine
6. Piglet - Plastic Stars, Cotton Highways
7. No Coast - Heels
8. The Birthday Party - She's Hit
9. Giraffes? Giraffes! - She Looked Up From Examining the Freckles on Her Arm and Shouted. Jesus, I'm Fucking God-Damn Tired of This Make-Up Sex! And He Just Stared Off
10. Envy - All That's Left Has Gone to Sleep
11. Hookworms Mix Tape:
      The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Nevertheless
      Woods - Find Them Empty
      The Psychedelic Schafferson Jetplane - Blessings from the Reptiles
      The Mantles - Raspberry Thighs
      Real Estate - Wonder Years
      The Rolling Stones - Bitch
      Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - I Wanna Be Young
12. Jackals - Chemical Warfare (Dead Kennedys)
13. Life in the Dark - Tight and Black
14. Gumilinski - La Guerra
15. Bjork - Hollow
16. Silver Columns - Columns
17. The Meteors - Ma Johnson Meets the Razorback
18. Maths - Wilderness
19. Group Doueh - Kar Wazan Abyad
20. Kevin Ayers - Lady Rachel
21. That Fucking Tank - TFT

*Hookworms Mix Tape to follow

I Have Some Business Out West by Hookworms

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Crow Versus Crow presents... #8

We are unbelievably pleased that what will be our last Crow Versus Crow presents... night at Bar Up for the foreseeable future will include two of our favourite UK bands, London's Nitkowski and Palehorse, as part of their joint Crushing Inevitability tour. Joining them on the night will be False Flags and Super Luxury, two Leeds-based bands that, judging from the bands' respective demo's that are circling the interweb, will ensure the night is an absolute banger.


Shit Columbo
'Soft as Butter, Hard as Ice'

Mixing elements of grindcore, hardcore, post-rock, noise, sludge and handclaps (YUP!) into a cohesive, groove heavy sound, Palehorse are a 5 piece, dual bass, dual vocalled monster!



Strike the Last Flare
'Stay in the Home You Love'

Incredibly intricate and complex song structures that combine elements of contemporary hardcore, math- and noise-rock, and dual 'spoken/bellowed' vocals that span the trajectory between The Fall and Botch. A new album, Stay in the Home You Love, is to be released on Function Records, and the word on the street (or, the Function newsletter) is that copies will be available to grab at the dates on this tour.

False Flags


False Flags
Namedropper (live)

I, along with an army of others I don't doubt, am eagerly awaiting the first release from Leeds' False Flags. Real heavy slabs of hardcore in the vein of Botch. The Bar Up date falls in the middle of a set of really important support slots, playing with the likes of ENVY and Take a Worm for a Walk Week.

Super Luxury

Milk Sauce by Super Luxury

Super Luxury
Milk Sauce
As of yet, Super Luxury have yet to play live. They're due to play at this year's Brainwash Festival in Leeds, and have a string of dates lined up around the Bar Up date. They're three dudes and a greasy drum machine kickin' out lo-fi stadium rock, with a kind of garagey, Big Black sound.

As always with Crow Versus Crow events, we don't take any cut from the money made on the door (or from the bar, or from anyone else, for that matter!) and all the money will be split between the bands, after we have recovered printing costs, rider etc. If we could have free entry on the night we would do, but touring is expensive and bands have costs to cover, so we simply can't. In a town the size of Halifax, with no established music scene as such, it is difficult for bars to have to confidence to pay the bands upfront and hope to recover that cost, and profit, through drink sale - which we completely understand. So, we are charging as little as possible, and attempting to minimise the dents to our personal bank accounts, and not rip people off. £4 for 4 awesome bands seems fair to us.

Thanks for reading this, and we hope to see you down on the 27th. Come say 'Hello'!

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Monday, 3 October 2011

The Crow Versus Crow Radio Show #15

'...Yes, I Think That's Going to be the Trouble, Actually...'

We've decided not to podcast the show whilst there are issues with uploading the podcasts in 'stereo' over at Phoenix Towers, so, alas, you missed out. 'Sucks to be you!

Here is the list of tracks played for those who listened live when the show aired on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale), between 6 and 8pm on Sunday 2nd October 2011.

If you discover the work of an artist through listening to our show, and would like to explore their work further, please support the artist by purchasing their records and/or attending their gigs.


1. Mogwai - Punk Rock
2. Netherlands - Something or Nothing
3. Plebeian Grandstand - Woe Is Me
4. Tim Hecker - Sketch 5
5. Lucky Pierre - Ache
6. Arthur Russell - Platform on the Ocean
7. Palehorse - South London, Where Dreams are Allowed to Breathe
8. Flying Lotus - Camel
9. False Flags - Phone My Wallet
10. A Winged Victory for the Sullen - We Played Some Open Chords and Rejoiced, for the Earth had Circled the Sun Yet Again
11. Netherlands MixTape -
               Minutemen - History Lesson Pt. II
               Guided By Voices - Game of Pricks
               Sixto Rodriguez - Crucify Your Mind - Cold Fact
               Chad VanGaalen - Molten Light
               Belle & Sebastian - A Century of Elvis
               The The - This is the Day
               Heatmiser - You Gotta Move
               Half Japanese - Put Some Sugar on it.
12. The Ex and Herman Brood - Retroper
13. Tortoise - Cornpone Brunch
14. Steve Hauschildt - Peninsularity
15. Giant Sand - Raw
16. Oupa - Forget
17. Kevin Coyne - Marjority Razorblade
18. REM - Harborcoat
19. Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair - If I'd Only Known

*Netherlands Mixtape to follow*

Something or Nothing
Fear and Records (UK)
Fastcut Records (JPN)