Archive for November, 2011

The Static Jacks: 7″ release party at The Social, Monday 28 November

Introducing: Mausi

Newcastle’s Mausi are, excuse the cliche, a breath of fresh air. But they really are. When we came across them not so long ago, their optimism filled and colourful single ‘Sol’ grabbed us by the scruff of the neck and simply refused to let go.

The track possesses the freewheeling spirit of Los Campesinos, Givers or Phoenix at their most upbeat and danceable, as well as one of the most catchy vocal hooks we’ve heard for some time. Released the other day on their own label, we’re of the firm opinion it’s one of the best 2k11 has to offer.

The beautifully shot video, featuring the band members on a summer road trip somewhere far more exotic than their home town, makes you wish it was July again, and you were actually drinking Sol on a beach (presumably their intention). We expect this lot to be big news next year, although be sure to download the single now and give yourself something to raise your spirits as the days draw in.

MP3: Mausi – Sol

The Static Jacks – “Into The Sun” official video / 7″ pre-order / UK dates / Amazing Radio play

Hope you all had a good weekend, and if you came down to see Deep Sea Arcade on Friday, thank you. It was great fun. This morning, we’ve got a lot of news about our next 7″ release from New Jersey’s greatest band The Static Jacks. We’ve give it to you bit by bit, here goes:

The official video to the A-side of the single “Into The Sun” is now out, and you can watch it in all its glory above. Like all great music videos, we think it adds an extra dimension to an already very strong, fist-pumping track. Have a look and see what you think.

The 7″ vinyl (“Into The Sun” b/w the Made In Chelsea featuring “Mercy, Hallelujah”), out on 28 November, is now available to pre-order from the Laissez Faire Club shop. There are only 300 copies being pressed, and the first 50 will come with an exclusive, unique photograph taken by the band on their tour with The Wombats across the US & Canada – which is still in progress as we speak. You might get a picture of them partying with Murph backstage in Ohio. It might be an open road in Arkansas, or an all-American diner in Louisiana. We don’t know, and we’re as excited as anyone to get hold of one. It’s Ebay gold if nothing else.

UK dates! Yes, the band are making their first ever trip across the pond later this month to promote the aforementioned release, and will play the following:

Thursday 24 November
– 100 Club w/ Eagulls, Mazes

Friday 25 November – Club NME @ Koko w/ The Dancers

Saturday 26 November – O2 Academy, Bristol w/ Alabama 3

Monday 28 November – LFC night @ The Social (Single Launch Party) w/ Ice Black Birds, Fractures TICKETS / TICKET + SEVEN INCH BUNDLE DEAL

And finally, “Into The Sun” will be making its national radio debut on Charlie Ashcroft’s ‘Audition’ show on Amazing Radio this afternoon, at 1300 GMT. It’ll be repeated on Sunday 13 November, at 1600 GMT. After today’s show, listeners can vote for their favourite track, and the one with most votes will make the station’s main playlist. So, you know, be sure to head over to the site (or send a Tweet to Charlie saying how much you love the song) and do the right thing.

Past LFC performance