Louder Than War

Thursday, April 21, 2005

The Mothers are a punk band featuring five mums from Derby in the UK. When they can arrange babysitting, they write songs and play gigs around the East Midlands.

The Mothers - We Love Kids

It isn't a publicity stunt, this is a real band. One of them even played a gig whilst 8 months pregnant (well ok, that might have been a publicity stunt, it did get in the Derby Evening Telegraph!).

Some of the song titles incluce: 'Babysitter', 'Toy Hell', 'Do You Need a Wee?' and my favourite 'Oh No! I burnt the dinner', the lyrics of which go:

I was boiling butter beans for some veggie stew
When the telephone rang
and I thought that it was you
but my instincts they were wrong
And the bloke who spoke to me
Was selling double glazing
For a kitchen company
He talked to me for quite a while
About my taste in kitchen style
But then, Oh no! something's burning!
Back to the cooker I was returning!

Oh no! Oh no! I burnt the dinner again .....
Lets get chips!

Genius is the only word for it.

The Mothers are playing at the EASTrogen Extravaganza Friday 29th April at Junktion7 in Nottingham.

Monday, April 18, 2005

It's been a long time - we shouldn't have left you, without a dope beat to step to.

It's a Mash-up special here at Louder Than War - two tracks from t'internet...

The first is Break by the Kleptones. A mash up of the Beasty Boys and Queen? Yes please! It's an excellent taster of the excellent Kleptones. They've got a lot available via bittorrent from their downloads page and they are well worth checking out. (Thanks to D and G for the encouragement / insistence that I listen to them)

The second tune is from the legendary Parkspliced, which might be available in full somewhere, but I haven't been able to find it (I've only looked for 5 minutes though!) The tune is a drum n bass remix of End of the Century, by someone/some people called Gameover. Drum n Bass good! Blur good! Drum n Bass remixes of Blur good!

Monday, April 04, 2005

I killed my dinner, with karate

Joanna Newsome - The Book of Right On

Beware. It'll get stuck in your head. But it's good man, really really good. Haunting and bizarrely reminiscent of a cross between Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians doing What I Am and The Pale doing Butterfly (shout out to the nineties massive and by the way, if anyone has that tune could they let us know via the comments?!)...

Anyway, it's great, and there's a harp in it, and the lyrics are odd, but it's definately got something about it, so enjoy!