August 23, 2011   1 note
April 30, 2011

Popty gear up for the UK Festivals……

By confirming Shy and The Fight have been added to the Focus Wales bill, alongside Racehorses, the very very super Gallops and our current favourite welsh language artist Mr Huw….

Llangollen, May 27th, it will be fun. 

http://www.focuswales.com/live/index.html

April 25, 2011

Popty Propaganda #6 : Sweeping The Nation Birthday Compilation

Our dear friend Simon Tyers heads up  the fanzine / blog Sweeping The Nation : 

http://sweepingthenation.blogspot.com/

We think he writes one if not THE most fluid and beautiful blogs on up and coming music in the UK, and he knows a good band when he hears one. So much he’s also writing for the line of best fit these days. Anyhow, Simon sadly lost his father to cancer last year, and thus has assembled a compilation album to raise some cash for Macmillan Cancer who helped his family in times of need last year. The compilation features such fantastic bands as Johnny Foreigner, Codex Leicester, Her Name Is Calla, Moscow Youth Cult, Japaneese Sleeperz (i really like them, they’re from Nottingham though). And last and by no means least, theres a previously unreleased track from Popty’s very own Shy and The Fight. The compilation is for charity, everyone has donated their material for free and theres some ace tracks on there, and its £3. Please go and download it. 

http://sweepingthenation.bandcamp.com/

April 24, 2011

Popty is in awe……..Arcade Fire at Coachella.


We were lucky enough to go to Coachella 2011. We saw the Arcade Fire headline on the Saturday night. Frankly we were staggering at their literal brilliance. If anyone can find us a festival closing set from any band anywhere that is potentially more brilliant than this, we’ll send you a copy of our first single, with all of our deepest admiration and jealousy….

The illuminated balls did our heads in, and were a truly beautiful sight to watch!

April 24, 2011   1 note

phoenixlily asked: hello! who are you then?

hello! you probably wouldnt really know us. we’re from chester / deeside / llangollen. so totally north wales, we’re going to erm, release some lovely welsh bands hopefully! x

April 22, 2011
Popty goes abroad…..
We survived Coachella. keen eared listeners would have heard Shy and the fight being played at the ace hotel after show party in Palm Springs. Crikey those americans know how to party. And they seemed to like Shy’s dream lots and lots…….

Popty goes abroad…..

We survived Coachella. keen eared listeners would have heard Shy and the fight being played at the ace hotel after show party in Palm Springs. Crikey those americans know how to party. And they seemed to like Shy’s dream lots and lots…….

March 12, 2011   1 note

so who wants to help me out?

christopherdone:

please please please goto this link

http://www.focuswales.com/competition/view.php?band_id=37

and vote for my band.all you have to do is enter you’re name and email address, then you will be sent a link by email which you click to confirm you’re vote.  it would be super if you could.

xxxx

(via christopherdone-deactivated2011)

March 12, 2011
March 4, 2011   1 note
Popty Propaganda #4 : The graphic design dilemmas are nearly solved!!!!

Popty Propaganda #4 : The graphic design dilemmas are nearly solved!!!!

February 26, 2011

Popty friends and lovers #3 : Ma.Mentor : I Can Electrik

Ok, we will feature some more welsh bands honest, but this lot deserve extra special mention. Ma.Mentor are a mixture of the Irish and Swedish people, and really rather fantastic. We saw one of their very first gigs, in an empty basement of Islington’s Hope and Anchor way back in July 2010, and we knew they were ace, even before they got the drummer (yes, he does have a vertical marching bass drum). This video is from their US debut at the CMJ in New York last November. They sound like the pixies, we believe you’ll spot them on Channel 4 with Tim Wheeler for the Jack Daniels sessions in a couple of weeks. you heard it here first………