2013. Woah. Can you believe it? Crazy. Just….christ. 2013.
So much stuff happened, around the world i mean. Just so much. So much change, everything feels different. There’s gotta be like a word or something to describe this. Such a good year. The weather’s been incredibly mild. Tip-top year this one.
Anyway let’s see what those twee-as-shit gals and guys over on Popical Island have been up to.
'Death to Lie Ins' came out, your man was shouting about shooting politicians and singing love songs about Mayo. Bobby made a video for the hit single We Were Born Into Corduroy:
POPICALIA #17: Lie Ins, Cave Ghosts, Oh Boland in Anseo.
Jonny Fun and Padraig C made this video for Skelocrats:
Mumblin’ Deaf Ro (let’s say) narrowly lost out to Choice Prize winners Delorentos :( Still got this handsome-ass trinket:
Then So Cow and Squarehead made tracks to the USA, playing together in Austin, Texas a bunch before going their separate ways and meeting up with bands like Krill and The Saw Doctors up north.
No Monster Club, Cave Ghosts, Grand Pocket Orchestra and Ginnels came together to take part in The Community Games:
Limited to 100 records, it sold out as soon as it was launched, sorry mate. Bobby made a video for that too:
Each member of The Community Games cast got their mugs on 10 copies of the album, who did you bring home that night?
Tieranniesaur released DIYSCO, darker, dancier and deadlier than their Choice Prize nominated debut.
They were in The Sunday Times!
And made some videos.
Next up it was time for Groom to re-emergewith their first new choons since ‘Marriage’, one of the first Popical records.
As a fun exercise and lesson in self-improvement each member of the band produced and recorded their own track. Ruan’s was the best, he’s so fucking good.
Then Ginnels became the first band on the island to release a Best Of when Spanish label Tenorio Cotobade put out ‘Plumes’:
POPICALIA #18: Groom, Cryboys,
Los Cripis, Land Lovers in Siteation
New Skelocrats EP on the Eardrums Pop label:
New Paddy Hanna single from 2014’s ‘Leafy Stilleto’
POPICALIA #19: Paddy Hanna, Me & My Dog, Women’s Christmas in Siteation
Then No Monster Club headed west for the Americas. And what did they find there?
Their new album is out tomorrow by the way: http://nomonsterclub.bandcamp.com/album/foie-gras-2
Then we won the Guinness thing!! More news on that coming real soon.
POPICALIA #20: Land Lovers, Windings, So Cow in The Grand Social
And that’s it really, thanks for sticking with us and for reading all the way to the end of this post. If there’s links to buy stuff up above then please do buy it, it’s how we keep making it.
Be sound and be around this Christmas,
Real actual genuine love and thanks,
The Popical Crew xxx