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F-POP! Propaganda‏. Click For Infos.Comrades, It’s our regular monthly Beat Hotel night at the Buffalo Bar this Friday and we’ve got a great line-up for you with the eclectic Pagan Wanderer Lu playing scratchy rock and roll, electronica, simple acoustic folk, and unabashed pop, Worcester’s finest electropoppunk band And What Will Be Left Of Them?, the one-woman mash-up of noisy New York beats, krazy guitars and looped bass riffs that is New York’s Ill Ease and one-man pop machine from Wakefield that is Napoleon IIIrd creating lush pop in the vein of The Beach Boys, The Flaming Lips, Fog and Olivia Tremor Control. All that and still only a fiver! We’re too good to you. Fri 28th SeptemberNapoleon IIIrd + Ill Ease + And What Will Be Left Of Them? + Pagan Wanderer Lu @ Buffalo Bar, London We’ve a bunch of new records coming up, including 7″s from old favourites The Loves and Milky Wimpshake, and albums from some exciting new signings, The Ladybug Transistor, Sweden’s Club 8 and The Mountain Movers. The Ladybug Transistor album “Can’t Wait Another Day” is already manufactured and in our grubby hands, which means if you want to support your local indie label by buying direct from us before it’s even in the shops you can do. The usually reliable All Music Guide wrote “The finest baritone warble in indie rock, unfailingly catchy pop tunes and perfectly pitched melancholy ballads… the Ladybug Transistor’s best work equals the best pop music made at any time in the past 50 years” in their review of the record. If you’d like a copy paypal £10 to, adding 50p if you’re in Europe but not in the UK, and £1 if you’re outside of Europe. Ladybug fans (and Belle and Sebastian fans) might be interested hearing this, a demo version of song written by Stuart Murdoch for his musical that Ladybug’s Gary Olsen contibutes vocals to. You can read about it/listen here:  Some other dates for your diary…. Fri 26th OctoberMixedcases + Limn + The See See + Soundcarriers @ Buffalo Bar, London Sat 10th NovemberMilky Wimpshake + Horowitz + tbc @ Brixton Windmill, London Fri 23rd NovemberBricolage + The Wave Pictures + Wake The President @ Buffalo Bar, London Sat 15th DecemberThe Christmas Covers Party @ 93ftE hasta luego, El Presidente ————————————————————————*** THE BEAT HOTEL *** A Fortuna POP! v. Brainlove production With bands… Napoleon IIIrd + Ill Ease + And What Will Be Left Of Them? + Pagan Wanderer Lu plus Fortuna POP! DJs playing indiepop, punk rock, 60s psych, northern soul and anything else we damn well like Friday 28th September 8pm til lateBuffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London N1 1RUNearest tube : Highbury & IslingtonTel : 020 7359 6191Web: : Advance: £5 from We Got Tickets/Door: £6 NAPOLEON IIIrdA one-man pop machine currently residing in Wakefield, Napoleon IIIrd’s critically acclaimed debut album displays a meticulously refined sound, both lo-fi and stunningly complex in its production; behind the ragged vocals and strummed acoustic guitar lie swirling layers of brass and humming organs, creating lush pop in the vein of The Beach Boys, The Flaming Lips, Fog and Olivia Tremor Control. As a fixture of the north’s live circuit, his performances are noted for their uniqueness. Shows are sometimes conducted in surround sound and he often plays three instruments at once, backed with an imposing reel-to-reel tape player, or sometimes with his infectiously joyful backing band. He also headlined the Unsigned Stage at Leeds Festival 2006, accompanied by a band and brass section.“The Leeds based king of his own melodious empire… rippling electronic puddles and muddy swirls of flotsam… good people of this realm, welcome to Napoleon IIIrd.” – Plan ILL EASEIll Ease is one-woman band Elisabeth Sharp, born as a recording project when an old 8-track, a haunted piano and a guitar amp with no off-switch for the vibrato were left in an abandoned auto shop in Brooklyn. Since then, Ill Ease has gone live and toured across the States and Europe several times in “a flurry of intoxication”. The live show is Rolling Stones 45s all scratched and skipping to a noisy New York beat. Dancey dissonance that won’t stumble home. A one-piece that sounds like a 5 piece. Spazzy drum grooves with krazy guitar and bass riffs looped on top like sugar smacks. “Like a Moldy Peach playing patty-cake with Can. Bad times never seemed so good” – AND WHAT WILL BE LEFT OF THEM?Blasting out of Worcester in the Midlands with whisky in their bellies and songs in their hearts, And What Will Be Left Of Them? are currently working on their debut album. They have extensively toured the UK (and bits of Europe) playing with a little charm and a lot of shambolic style. Following a run of single releases on the influential Filthy Little Angels label, the band’s last release was ‘Wet Week In July’ from The Little Hellfire Club.”The best proto-post-neo-punk-electro-poptart band ever” (Darkworld) PAGAN WANDERER LUAn increasingly influential figure on the thriving Cardiff music scene, Pagan Wander Lu is a lo-fi anti-hero, grinding out far-fetched tales and electro-pop protests with only a Groovebox and a guitar for company, flitting between scratchy rock and roll, electronica, simple acoustic folk, and unabashed pop. Under his belt already are sessions with John Kennedy (XFM) and BBC Wales, the headline spot at Drowned In Sound’s “6 Tips for 2006” showcase alongside Jamie T, Comanechi, The Maccabees and The Strange Death of Liberal England, and the critically acclaimed “The Independent Scrutineer” EP in 2006. Brainlove Records will reissue his 2005 album ‘Build Library Here (or else!)’ in September.’Whether its Nintendo-folk, folktronica or Casio-coustic, it sounds like someone gleefully hammering together two pieces of a jigsaw that arent supposed to fit.’ – Drowned In Sound ‘Picks for 2006’ ————————————————————————*** NEW SOUNDS *** Some brand spanking new records for you to order… BAD DECISIONS – MY SAD CAPTAINS (7″ SINGLE £3)”The everything-but-the-kitchen-sink arrangements of Arcade Fire, the warped melancholy of Pavement and the fuzz-pop heart of Teenage Fanclub” (Subba-Cultcha)”Like The Magic Numbers going toe to toe with Wilco in a meadow full of summer flowers.” (The Beat Surrender)” Dangerously addictive… kiss any other soundtracks to your summer goodbye… all the best bits of Sparklehorse, Pavement and Yo La Tengo” (RockFeedBack)”A lushly laden gem of classically appreciated soft-centred country pop currency, packed to the rafters with honey-crusted tip-toeing melodies… In a word – perfect.” (Losing Today)”A warm, orange, summer evening, of song; it is warm, hazy and relaxed, with a hint of American alt folk. It is utterly charming in its effortless simplicity.” (Neon Buzz) SLOW LIGHT – AIRPORT GIRL (CD ALBUM £10) “Swathed in Cosmic Country Shimmer…A toasty soundtrack to duvet-wrapped winter despondency” (Metro)”An album to make you glad it’s winter, a time to huddle indoors and wallow” (The Guardian)”Airport Girl still have that undying sensibility of creating sorrowful yet swooning epics in equal measures” (Drowned in Sound)”The true heirs in a lineage of such elegant bands as Felt and The Go-Betweens” (SoundsXP)”Wistful, winsome and wayworn, this could be the album to help see you through the winter” (NARC) “A brilliant album. Fans of old school indie will love it, fans of nu-folk have something to cling to, too.” (Tasty)”You can hear all manner of spirits throughout: the crepuscular presence of Tindersticks… the immaculate desolation of Sophia… Luna slowed to a wolf hour crawl… The Go-Betweens and Grant in particular” (Americana UK) FAMOUS PROBLEMS – THE BUTTERFLIES OF LOVE (CD ALBUM £10) “They still sound skinny and sexy; a strange troupe of psychedelic explorers making a noise that nods back and forwards to the likes of Rain Parade and Green On Red, Tom Waits or Pavement and Sebadoh. Which means they still sound terrific” (Plan B)“A wintery lyricism to thrill fans of Galaxie 500, The Go-Between and literate alt-rock vignettes… success would only ruin them.” (Q)”Bands I hear in this record: The Seeds, Crazy Horse, Bedhead, The Cure, Meat Puppets – the perfect soundtrack to a Jim Dodge novel” (Americana UK)”Tiny journeys through damaged psychedelia, unbounded by conventional storytelling and swift resolutions… fine, affecting pop songs full of wit and vigour” (Drowned In Sound)”Elements of the classic 60’s/70’s cult bands like the Velvets and Big Star… the more you play it the stronger the songs sound… a fine album” (Snaz)”Brooding, majestic tunes… an album full of contrast and great ideas” (Subba-Cultcha)”A strong contender for album of 2007… cooler than Lou Reed and twice as special as the Strokes” (Fat And Confused) TECHNICOLOUR – THE LOVES (CD ALBUM £10) “Brimful of bright spangly moments as their earlier effort… a great cobweb dispersing way to start the year.” (SoundsXP)”Takes Velvety six-stringed caresses, sugar-rush garage pop, swinging Ye Ye girlyness and growly Nuggets blues and bakes them according to The Loves secret sweetie-beat recipe. A sugar high of a trip.” (Kittenpainting)”Hooks so potent they could slay the Magic Numbers and the View within a day and lay siege to the top 10 this time next week. So why are they still indie-pop’s best-kept secret?” (PennyBlack)Another classic pop album from Cardiff’s The Loves” (Fat And Confused)”Fragile, earnest and sparkling with sublime poetic sentiments, Technicolour is the multi-faceted genius arm of modern pop” (MusicOMH)“A pop gem… were The Loves a genuine 1960s band this would surely be their greatest hits compilation” (The Sunday Times) TO ORDER THESE MINOR GEMS IN A SEA OF MEDIOCRITY… BY POST: Send a cheque, postal order or IMO made payable to ‘FortunaPOP!’ to 4 Mayfield House, Rushcroft Road, Brixton, London. SW2 1LD.UK. BY PAYPAL: Use our PayPal address For orders in Europe but outside the UK, please add 50p per itemordered. Outside of Europe, please add £1.00 per item ordered. (Please don’t reply to this e-mail! 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