Thursday, 24 January 2008

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Fancy Being In The Video For The Bears Are Coming?

A brilliant video idea for our next single has been slapped in our face by easily the most influential young director of the last 3 years of pop vids... He has asked us to recruit a gang of merry men and women as extras and we were rather hoping you lot would give it your best shot..

shoot date: wednesday 23rd jan 2008

You need to email a photo, measurements (including height) and telephone number to this email address: asap!!

No payment i'm afriad... but a damn good excuse for a day off school/work to have a laugh.

Shoot is outside london, but there will be transport from a specified location in london - therefore london fans preferable, unless you can transport yourself and anyone wanting to attend will need to bring their own food stuffs

Don’t delay if you want to be part of something exquisite!


lots of love your faithful noise mongers.
Late Of The Pier


video: Late Of The Pier

sorry about the absence all... i was happily skipping back home from an xmas bash when i fell into a stray fag packet.. i've been trapped in there for nearly a month but after a horrifying ordeal involving a panther, an irate cheesecake, a weird room with red curtain walls and a dwarf who talks backwards i'm back on the blog-o-sphere.

late of the pier are touring through feb... we've got our good mates The Video Nasties & Slagsmalsklubben (yes...from those videos down the page a bit) along for the ride and we're calling it the SUPER MEGAGEMS least until we decide it's stupid and change the name..
anyway to tell people we're playing shows we thought we'd knock up a little video/audio delight for you while we were in the studio doing our album with erol. if the tours going to be half as fun as the video/audio was it's going to be 10 times better then winning an egg and spoon race.

Here's an hour-ish long mix i knocked up for some E4 Skins myspace thing.. i'm not really sure what, there's a couple of sketchy bits i'm sure but i had a laugh making it.
they've had do with it now though so i'll put it up for you lovely lot...

Zarcorp presents - Songs To Skin Kids To

LA Priest - Engine
Supermayer - The Art Of Letting Go (Ewan's Daft Funk Edit)
Yelle - A Casuse De Garcons (Punks Jump Up Remix)
Dubfire - Roadkill (Mylo Remix)
Kris Menace - Steamroller
Alter Ego - Jolly Joker (Extended Re-edit)
Adam Sky Vs Mark Stuart - We Are All Prostitutes (Crookers Remix)
Hugg & Pepp - Pung
The Pointer Sisters - Send Him Back (Pilooski Edit)
Gusto - Disco's Revenge
Earth People - Dance
Late Of The Pier - The Bears Are Coming (Metronomy's Extended Vocal Remix)
Radio Slave - Bell Clap Dance (Sebo K Remix)
Nathen Fake - Dinamo (Andre Breton Sweet Edit)
Inxs Vs Aerosmith - Need You This Way (Kleptones Mash-Up)

and here's a couple of tracks that're REALLY floating my boat at the moment...

Siriusmo - All The Girls (Tomboy Remix)

David Bowie - Magic Dance

'you remind of a babe'
'what babe'
'the babe with the power'
'what power'
'the power of voodoo'
'who do'
'you do'
'power of the babe..'

Monday, 14 January 2008


Click here to VOTE for Late of the Pier in MTV2's 'Spanking New for 2008'.

Do it. Do it now.

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984....

photo : gigwise

This is more of a trip down memory lane than anything as well as a tilt of the hat. Sheffield's a top city and it's hard to get away from the fact they've produced one of the biggest bands (commercially anyway) of the past few years.

You may love them. You may hate them. But it's hard to deny the fact that the Arctic Monkeys are bloody talented.

As well as them you've got the Reverend & The Makers. But before that there was Judan Suki - who at some points boasted 20 members - including a certain Alex Turner and Matt Helders.

Then came 1984 - named after George Orwell's novel.

Not really sure why this post exists -but I stumbled on their Myspace pages, their music is pretty hot and thought I'd share.

Plus it explains the lyric from 'I bet you look good on the dance floor'.

"Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984. From 1984!"
Call it pub trivia.

I'll give you more than 1 good reason.....

photo : Primary 1

Signed to Phantasy Sound, Primary 1's hot property at the minute. Championed by the likes of Herve, Annie Mac and er...Vernon Kaye - he's knocking out banger after banger of sintilating speaker damage.

On top of all that he's a grade A guy.

Keep your eyes peeled for up coming live dates...he's already played the likes of Hoxton Bar & Grill and Durrr.

Feast your ears on these two free fine cuts...and go buy his single. That's not a request, it's an order.

Buy 'Hold Me Down' (Phantasy Sound) from iTunes. Go on. Do it.

Primary 1 - Princess

Primary 1 - Outside

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Janet Jackson

As we told you a couple of posts ago the awesome Saam Farahmand's been in NYC recently making Janet Jackson's new video. Here it is.

Sunday, 6 January 2008

2008 is the year of the Pier.

photo : me
LOTP @ Chibuku, Liverpool.

I saw this while browsing the admittedly I may be biased.
Actually no, I'm not. Late of the Pier are fucking great - they epitomise what's exciting about 2008 and beyond. Deep, rich and varied. Never before has a band showed such contempt for pigeonholing sounds. 2008 will be their year. And I don't think I'm alone in thinking that. They WILL be bigger than The Klaxons.

An extract taken from : Guardian Online - Big in 2008

Isi Tufekci, Digitalism

"We think Late of the Pier could be bigger than Klaxons. They have three different sounds in one track: cool indie, 70s synths and techno, all at once. They're really young and produced by Erol Alkan, who does things like make a guitar sound like a saxophone. Another band we like are the Heavies, who are a mix of disco and funk - and the guy has an unbelievable voice. At the other end of the spectrum we like the long-awaited comeback album by an old band, the B-52s. They're back in Love Shack style. We like the Hot Chip album, too. It's a mix of 70s and 80s, but sounds like now."

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Bazooka That Deluka

Happy 2008! A new year and fresh start's upon us.

No more X-Factor, turkey or sh!t T.V. for another year.

As promised here's the awesome remix of Deluka by The Gash DJ's.

2008 is going to be blogtastic...

Deluka - Ike and Tina (Gash DJ's Elephant Knee Mix)