Fortuna Pop Records News

Fortuna Pop! Propaganda.

In this week’s slightly truncated pop propaganda…

– Folk-Rock-Punk-a-GoGo at the Buffalo Bar with Eighteenth Day Of May,
Pete & The Pirates and Wet Dog THIS FRIDAY, with DJs until 2am

– The fantastic new album by Cannonball Jane and the equally fantastic
new ep from The Chemistry Experiment

– The Beat Hotel and other forthcoming attractions…



The Eighteenth Day Of May + Pete And The Pirates + Wet Dog
DJs Jonny Pirate, Mark & Alison 18th Day and Fortuna POP! until 2AM

Friday 4th November 8pm – 2am Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London N1
Nearest tube : Highbury & Islington £4 Advance/£5 Door

Five-piece, London based group that combine elements of traditional and
contemporary folk stylings with a psychedelic “underground” rock sound.
Exciting, unique and almost completely divorced from what the UK music
scene has to offer, they’re separated from their peers in the world of
indie rock by a deep-rooted love for the pioneers of the folk revival,
traditional singers like Shirley Collins, Martin Carthy and Jean Richie
and electric folk innovators such as Pentangle, The Trees and the early
Fairport Convention. The group has an experimental, musically ambitious
edge – equally inspired by the Velvet Underground`s drone and feedback
and the more dreamy qualities of psychedelia. Their debut album is
released via Rykodisc on October 17th.

Their music is unrelated to everything else that’s going on. Their
on-stage attitude is confident, almost to the point of arrogance (but
in a good way). And they capture the true spirit of the bands that
influence them (Modern Lovers/Velvets/New York Dolls/Voidiods), without
copying their music. They have nice, bright, jangly guitars and
not-so-nice, angry, (but not distorted) guitars. The vocals, supplied
by Pete and Pete (surprise, surprise) are really very clever. They do
all kinds of interesting things, from simple harmonies to vocal
combinations that have more in common with a traditional round. The
best thing about them though is that when they rock out they really
rock out, but it’s all about feeling and nothing to do with distortion.
One of their songs ‘Electric’ sounds like a post-punk ‘Louie Louie’.
Oh, and they’re from Reading and, in case you were wondering, two of
them are real pirates; the other two are spiritually pirates. So now
you know. “Folk bits, Byrdsy harmony bits, kraut-rock frug-outs, punk
blasts of power, superb pop moments all segued and strewn together
carelessly but precisely.” (Artrocker)

Three girls. Drums, bass and guitar. An intro, a verse, a
chorus, same again – then out. Hypnotic drums. Guitar parts and vocal
lines that suggest very early Rough Trade releases and The Slits, The
Raincoats, Young Marble Giants and Girls at our Best! Not to mention
folky finger-in-the ear harmonies, backing vocals straight off She
Loves You by the Beatles, and Beefhearty skronky guitar bits. Ace!



Hey, we’ve just made two new records, ready for you to fall in love
with. They’re not in the shops for a little while yet, but you can
order them direct from us. Go right to the bottom of this e-mail to
find out how. So, what are they, I hear you cry…

Street Vernacular – Cannonball Jane (CD album) £10 A truly great pop
record from smart and sassy electro-pop indie star Cannonball Jane that
has elements of The Go! Team, Saint Etienne, 80’s hip-hop and The
Aislers Set among it’s myriad of influences. Visit to find out more, then buy it!

Interstellar Autumn EP – The Chemistry Experiment (CD EP) £4 A
five-track ep from The Chemistry Experiment featuring their incredible
covers medley of “Forever Autumn” from War Of The Worlds and Pink
Floyd’s “Interstellar Overdrive”, plus “You’re The Prettiest Thing”
from their album, an exclusive new track “Karin” and the band’s
electropop cover of The Butterflies Of Love’s “Belt and Shoelaces”.
Inspired madness!



The beat goes on at Push on the third Saturday of every month. No
advance reservations. No room service. Just Fortuna POP! DJs playing
the coolest soul, psych, punk and indiepop. Fuck art, let’s dance!

What’s more it’s now FREE if you get there before 9pm. You lucky, lucky
people. FREE! FREE!

Saturday, 19th November 8pm – 1am Push, 93 Dean Street, London. W1D 3SZ
Tel: 020 7494 4955 Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road Free before 9pm,
£3 before 11pm, then £5

The Futureheads * The Seeds * The Velvelettes * The Go! Team * The
Sonics * Ike and Tina * Help She Can’t Swim * Love * Nancy and Lee *
The Long Blondes * The Velvet Underground * The Ronettes * Franz
Ferdinand * The 13th Floor Elevators * Julian Cope * Maxine Brown *
Felt * The Kingsmen * Erma Franklin * The Go-Betweens * The Action *
The Marvelettes * Belle & Sebastian * The Electric Prunes * Martha &
The Vandellas * Jeffrey Lewis * The Small Faces * The White Stripes *
The Creation * Heavenly * Curtis Mayfield * Orange Juice * Can * The
Buzzcocks * The Who * LCD Soundsystem * Saturday Looks Good To Me *
Wire * The Sex Pistols * Count Five * Jonathan Richman & The Modern
Lovers * Television Personalities * The Monks * Graham Coxon *
Cornershop * The Standells * Bearsuit * Alternative TV * Syd Barrett *
mAKE-uP * My Bloody Valentine * Blondie * Pulp * Yeah Yeah Yeahs *
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels * The Aislers Set * Sugar Pie DeSanto
* Pavement * Jacques Dutronc * The Saints * Pipas * Jim Carroll * The
Pastels * Kraftwerk * The Monkees * The Magnetic Fields * Thee
Headcoates * John’s Children * Interpol * The Shins * Bob Dylan *
OutKast * Sons and Daughters * The Fall * The Beat Happening * The
Kinks * The Concretes * Vic Godard & The Subway Sect * The Stooges *
The Byrds * Herman Dune * Big Star * Francoise Hardy * Comet Gain *
Archie Bell & The Drells * David Bowie * Clinic * The New York Dolls *
British Sea Power * Chic * Bobbie Gentry * Television * Camera Obscura
* West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band * Sly & The Family Stone * The
Yummy Fur * The Ramones * Art Brut * The Loves * The Litter * The Moldy
Peaches * MC5 * Le Tigre * The Crystals * Serge Gainsbourg * The Arcade
Fire * Pixies * Teenage Fanclub* and many more…



Saturday 26th November @ The Pleasure Unit, London
The Loves + The Chemistry Experiment + tbc + DJs until 2am

Friday 2nd December @ The Buffalo Bar, London
The Customers + tbc + DJs until 2am