Last month we all learnt How To Swim with Meursault

Another day another dollar, another month another blogger.....

Last month This Is Music was pretty darned exciting!  I know we said that our January night was possibly the best This Is Music we'd ever put on, but truth be told I think this one was just as brilliant, if not more so.  People were queueing.  Queueing!

Unfortunately, I was on the door when the bands were on so I couldn't really see anything.  What I heard though, was ace!  First up were Glasgow million-piece, or more accurately, ten-piece, How To Swim.  Since 2006 they've released a series of EP's, and in Spring of this year are set to release their debut album.  They're a really fun band, and they make very exciting, fun and interesting music.

Next up were our headline bandido, Meursault. Darlings of the Edinburgh music scene at the moment, they really can't seem to put a single foot wrong.  During the gig, a queue, which I mentioned earlier, formed.  We hit capacity half way through How To Swim's set, and so it became 'one in, one out'.  People were queueing in the hope that other people would leave once they had seen How To Swim.  Unfortunately this wasn't the case, but we managed to shoehorn in a few extra people for Meursault anyway....and then those that couldn't get in for the gig came back later for the club.  Yay!

Meursault recently released their debut album, Pissing On Bonfires/Kissing With Tongues, on Song by Toad.  They're going to be playing the Fence Homegame Festival this coming April in Anstruther, and if you're not from Scotland or indeed Edinburgh, then fear not as they could be coming to a town near you soon as they're going to be doing a wee bit of touring in 2009.

The club saw Rory and Gill from Broken Records take to the wheels of steel.  Playing such a varied set is really what This Is Music is about, and we had a lot of fun listening, dancing and singing along to their tune selection.  Thanks to Lewis (HP's mate) who DJ'd for us between the bands, and thank you thank you thank you to Rachel Maclean who provided us with some pretty mental visuals for the night too.  If you were there, then you'll know what I'm talking about.

What's happening in March?


Edinburgh's own RBRBR had a busy 2008 supporting the likes of Metronomy and appearing in session for Vic Galloway's Introducing show on Radio 1. The boys bring their pounding live show - and possibly some dancing Ninjas! - to This Is Music


Glasgow based Over The Wall are a two piece who use keyboards, laptop beats, guitars, mandolins, trumpets, cowbells, harmonicas, hurdy gurdys and kazoos to create their own brand of "euphoric pop". They released their EP "The Rise and Fall of Over The Wall" on Motive Sound at the tail end of last year and were named as one of the Skinny Magazine's "Ones To Watch" for 2009.


Sneaky Pete's venue mates PLAYDATE complete this months line-up, the boys have just celebrated their 1st Birthday in January after a year of going from strength to strength, culminating in a roof blowing appearance from DRUMS OF DEATH. The boys headline with support from residents WHAY? and i-TALLAH DISCO


It's £3 for the bands // Free from 11pm for the club

Right, time to download that podcast then....or to subscribe if you haven't already.  There are some free tracks this month from How To Swim and Meursault, and there's a sneak preview of what to expect for our night on Friday 13th March.

Looking forward to seeing all your lovely faces down at Sneaky Pete's this month.

Peace out guys and gals.

Tallah, Jim & HP


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