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It’s been a bit hectic at the presidential palace these last few days
with the news that Cannonball Jane has felt it necessary to cancel her
UK tour in the light of the recent terrorist threat. My sincere
apologies to all the promoters and everyone else who was working
towards her visit, to anyone who was looking forward to seeing her
play, and to anyone whose e-mail has gone unanswered in the last few
days. The good news is that the brilliant Darren Hayman, ex of Hefner,
has agreed to step into the breach at short notice to play the Tuesday
night at The Luminaire. Although Darren isn’t a Fortuna POP! artist,
he’s certainly a good friend of the label and we’re more than pleased
to have him along.

The Wednesday (Lucksmiths) night at The Luminaire is now completely
sold out I’m afraid, although there are a few season tickets to all
three nights still available.

At the moment we don’t have a replacement for Cannonball Jane at the
Buffalo Bar next Friday but we’re working tirelessly (TIRELESSLY!) to
find a top quality act and hope to have someone soon. Please come along
anyway though, the three bands currently playing Slow Down Tallahassee,
The Grave Architects and tELLEY are all excellent, excellent bands
designed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. In
recognition that the headliners for this gig keep disappearing (the hot
puppies pulled out on me 3 weeks ago as they’d had a better offer…
let’s hope people are nice to them on the way down, eh?) tickets are
now a bargain £2 in advance and £3 on the door.

Apologies that all the news is about gigs at the moment. Lots of
exciting record news in a couple of weeks I promise!



The Grave Architects + tELLEY + Slow Down Tallahassee + TBC

plus Fortuna POP! DJ playing indie, punk, soul and 60s

Friday 25th August 8pm til late Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London
N1 Nearest tube : Highbury & Islington Tel : 020 7359 6191 Web: E-mail :

Advance: £2 from ticketweb
Door: £3

THE GRAVE ARCHITECTS Born with a broken heart “The Grave Architects”
have picked themselves up, dusted themselves down and written their way
to the top, garnering praise from the NME, plays on Radio Nottingham
and a mention on the local council website along the way. Since forming
in Nottingham (July 2005) “The Grave Architects” are now seasoned hands
at the pulling heart strings out, stretching them once around the funny
bone and plucking them to the wet crash of tiny tears. Think a
hopped-up Jonathan Richman, or maybe The Rockingbirds, if anyone
remembers them. Currently in the process of recording an LP at First
Love (Nottingham’s finest recording studio), early indications suggest
that you may well throw away the rest of your records on the grounds
that they are now ‘worthless’.  “Nottingham’s own broken-hearted, The
Grave Architects, haven’t even played ten gigs yet in their short
career as a band, but already something special’s going on. (

tELLEY tELLEY formed in 2005 and comprise of Jim from Spearmint, Silvi
from Mikrofisch, James previously of The Scaramanga Six and Rene from
Basingstoke. It all came together quite by chance, says Jim, I had a
whole load of songs that werent doing anything, James had just moved
back from Australia, Silvi had moved to London from Cologne looking for
a band to join and Rene was waiting for a taxi that never showed up. We
just put the pieces together. Scratchy guitars, ferocious drums, cut
and paste keyboard noises all pinned together with simple melodies.
Like your favourite band before they were famous.

SLOW DOWN TALLAHASSEE Influenced by The Shangri-Las, The Breeders,
Leonard Cohen and Doris Day and bound to one another by blood-oath,
Slow Down Tallahasse are an enigmatic, fearfully foul-mouthed foursome.
They’ll seduce you in one breath, and hex you with the next, with songs
that are both vengeful and romantic; at times a flurry of harmonies and
handclaps, and at others, delicate and bare. Inspired by the paintings
of Henry Darger, the writings of Dorothy Parker and Pablo Neruda, girl
groups, playground gangs, beatniks, fashion and folklore, they somehow
found each other and the fun began. Join their gang, and you’ll never
be lonely again…

*** F-POP!FEST ***

Celebrating 10 years of love, ineptitude and independence

This year the Fortuna POP! record label is ten years old and to
celebrate we’ve asked some of our friends in the many bands who’ve been
involved over the years to come and play over three nights at London’s
coolest venue The Luminaire. Which should be fun.

Tuesday 29th August Bearsuit + Darren Hayman + Milky Wimpshake + The
Loves + The Actionettes Compere: Dr CocaColaMcDonalds DJs: Spiral

Wednesday 30th August The Lucksmiths + The Would-Be-Goods + Airport
Girl + Fanfarlo Compere: Darren Hayman DJs: Dimestore Disco

Thursday 31st August The Butterflies Of Love + Comet Gain + The
Chemistry Experiment + Finlay Compere: MJ Hibbett DJs: Track & Field

Doors 7pm sharp each night, first band on at 7:30pm

The Luminaire, 311 High Road, Kilburn, London NW6 7JR Nearest tube :
Kilburn (Jubilee Line) Tel : 020 7372 7123  E-mail

Advance Sales: Day tickets £8 / Season tickets £21 – from Ticketweb


The Butterflies Of Love UK dates

Aug 31 The Luminaire, London

Sep 1 Invention, Bath
Purr Proudly Presents:
The Butterflies of Love, The Fog Band & Countryside
With themed DJing courtesy of The World-Famous Purr DJs &
Dance-floor Shapes Thrown By Purr’s People
@ Invention, Lower Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1QR.
On Friday 1st September (8pm-1am).
Tickets are £5.00, available in advance from
Further Info: 01225-332542

Sep 2 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
with The Chemistry Experiment + St Joan
**EARLY SHOW, doors 7pm finish 10pm**
Saturday 2nd September. £5adv


The Lucksmiths + Michaelmas + tbc

Wednesday 13th September 7pm The Spitz, 109 Commercial St, Old
Spitalfields Market, London. E1 6BG Nearest tubes : Liverpool Street,
Aldgate East, Shoreditch Tel : 020 7392 9032 Web:
E-mail :

Advance: £7 from ticketweb
Door: £9

THE LUCKSMITHS Three years since their last visit to Europe, The
Lucksmiths make their long-awaited return from Australia with a bounty
of tales and songs from their most recent album “Warmer Corners”
(Fortuna Pop!/Candle Records). The Lucksmiths (singing drummer Tali
White, guitarist Marty Donald, and bass player Mark Monnone) were set
on foot in a bayside suburb of Melbourne back in the early ’90s, and
continue to beguile audiences with their songs of modern front-porch
romance. The addition of Louis Richter on guitar in 2004 has seen The
Lucksmiths operating as a full-time four-piece. Warmer Corners, the
band’s ninth album has found The Lucksmiths at peak form, happily
continuing the tradition of Australian pop storytelling as forged by
the likes of the Go-Betweens, The Cannanes, and Paul Kelly.
“Idiosyncratic but accessible, literate but unpretentious, gentle but
not weak, sincere not so much in presentation as in presence”.

MICHAELMAS Fron London, Michaelmas play pop music and are not ashamed
to say so. Rising, phoenix-like, from the ashes of Adekola Sound in
early 2002, Michaelmas have played shows with, amongst others, Calvin
Johnson, Cass McCombs, Jens Lekman, The Would-Be-Goods, The Eighteenth
Day Of May, Jeffrey Greene, Camera Obscura and Herman Dune. Currently,
Michaelmas are a four piece with Jude adding violin, melodica and
harmonies to their live shows and their new recordings. “Big-hearted,
big-chorused songs about love, lust and the weather”

Thurs Aug 31 – Garage, Bergen, Norway w/ Professor Pez and Fred Astereo
(Please note this is the new venue for the Bergen show).

Fri Sept 1 – Oslo, Norway – TBC

Sat Sept 2 – Pop Dakar Festival, Stockholm, Sweden Presented by
Svenskamusikklubben w/ The Russian Futurists (CAN), Rubies (US), Love
Is All, Fred Astereo (AUS), Basteroid (DE), Vapnet, Blood Music, and
more Free entry!

Sun Sept 3 – Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden w/ Fred Astereo

Mon Sept 4 – Semifinaali, Helsinki, Finland Presented by Marsu On Paras
w/ Ultrasport and Fred Astereo Tickets at door – 8pm Start

Tues Sept 5 – Von Krahli Bar, Tallinn, Estonia  w/ Ans Andur and Fred
Astereo Tickets at the door

Wed Sept 6 – Pustervik, Gothenburg, Sweden w/ Sambassadeur and Fred

Thurs Sept 7 – Prinzenbar, Hamburg, Germany Presented by Three Cheers
For Our Side w/ The Catalysts (Glasgow, UK) as well as Three Cheers For
Our Side DJ Collective spinning Indiepop, C86 and Tweepop.

Fri Sept 8 – Barbarella Club, Madrid, Spain w/ Uke

Sat Sept 9 – Wah Wah Club, Valencia, Spain w/ Uke

Sun Sept 10 – La [2] de Nitsa, Barcelona, Spain Presented by Strange

Mon Sept 11 – Ridotto del Teatro Verdi, Maniago, Italy Presented by
Knifeville (

Tues Sept 12 – Hana Bi, Marina di Ravenna, Italy Presented by Homesleep
( Free entry!