06-18-2008 01;05;31PM

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uh oh.. jonny cola gig tonight is off. promoter pulled the gig as other bands cancelled. next week weds 13th still on though..





couple of jonny cola gigs supporting the new ‘postcode wars’ ep..


this thursday 7th july at the monarch, 40-42 chalk farm rd, camden NW1 8BG and then back at the same venue next wednesday 13th july supporting the indelicates.


ep been getting some good reviews -


“All The Young Dudes with the slick rhythms of Blondie through an endearingly DIY filter.. You’ll be waving a feather boa over your head and grinning like a muppet” Artrocker


‘Postcode Wars’ is delicious. Perfectly crafted POP! complete with falsetto “oo”s in thechorus, like every pop classic should have. And that chorus – “Let’s sort it all out in the bedroom” – is catchy as hell, infectious even. Highly recommended will be stuck in your head for days” God Is In The TV


“The angular Mr Cola and his A-Grades return with new EP which showcases their refreshing  mix of  “Oxfam glam” and astute social commentary, imagine if Suede had read Marx (Groucho and Karl)” Von Pip Musical Express


“There are hints of Pulp and flickers of Blur, both of whom built on some great British pop traditions, however Jonny Cola & The A-Grades have evolved it a bit further to really produce a sound of their own” New Singles Review


+ here’s a link to the video




jonny cola & the a-grades launch gig ahoy..


new ‘postocde wars’ ep is out next monday 20th june and to celebrate mr cola and cohorts are playing this saturday 18th at rooz studios, 35 corsham st N1 6DR near old street tube - more info at their website


nice piece on them in artrocker this week as well..





you’re right it’s now over a year since the last bit of news. that’ll be a year deep

undercover in SE18 doing up the new scratchy HQ..




meanwhile jonny cola & the a-grades will be releasing their glampopfantabulous new

‘postcode wars’ ep on scratchy june 20th. more info to follow..





scratchstock # 9 incoming..  more info here



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out today on scratchy..


http://miccontrol.com/userfiles/matthew-426585.jpgthe folkpoptastic debut album from matthew neel ‘new maps of hell’


matthew and band will be playing a special album launch gig on wednesday 24th march at adam street private members’ club, 9 adam st, the strand, london WC2H 6AA. onstage 8:30pm. admission free.


some reviews for ‘new maps of hell’:


'Unique and totally mesmirising, this is an album which proves difficult to turn off’ Maverick


‘Taking obvious cues from Cat Stevens from start to finish Matthew Neel has successfully set himself apart from the crowd on this far-reaching debut album and has clearly worked hard to redeem the title of the singer/songwriter’ Bearded Magazine


‘snappy lyricism and black heart.. a competent and assured debut that promises much for the future’ Americana-UK


‘The guitar playing and vocals in particular are very powerful.. the cryptic nature of the lyrics resemble Elliot Smith and the overall playful nature of the 'gypsy folk' music resemble Camper Van Beethoven. All in all, this is a very interesting sound that works extremely well with Matthew's songwriting abilities’ MicControl.com


‘a sombre piece of art which is strangely alluring and mesmerising’ Awal.com





bromide.. SE14.. this thursday







scratchstock returns to the 12 bar mon 15th feb..  more info on who’s playing here


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