Thursday, 17 December 2009

Annual Report Year Dot

Another slice of brilliance from Primary 1 and Riton, as everyone prepares their end of the world lists it's got to be hard to ignore these chaps. Especially when the video looks this good.

And even more so when you throw a bit of the Severn estuary into the mix.

mp3:Primary 1 & Riton - Radiates (Joker remix)

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Post Arctic Circle

Sundelles 'Keep it to Yourself' from Russ Finkelstein on Vimeo.


Thursday, 19 November 2009

en to

Hit Club records is excited that this week sees the release of 001hit Wolf Gang's The King and All of his Men and the announcement of 002hit Is Tropical's When O' When out in January 2010.

You can pick a copy of Wolf Gang's second single and our first from the magical Pure Groove.
And watch the fantastical video here:

Next January you can get the debut offering from the incredible Is Tropical, London's most exciting new band. Before we let you too near have a moment with the top notch remixes of both the a and b sides from two more of the best new artists in the country NewIslands and Egyptian Hip Hop.

mp3: Is Tropical - When O' When (NewIslands mix)

mp3: Is Tropical - Seasick Mutiny (Egyptian Hip Hop remix)

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Riddim and Whos

Dock leaves is the only answer to any question that could be asked on Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time that Hit Club would know - that's because we stick to the urban jungle.

mp3: Gardeners Question Time - Aquarium


Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Dead Hits

Bollocks to the Sunday Times and all that bullshit what you need to do it yourself is to be just better then everyone else and have balls out insanity on your side. If you can sell your ep for 17% profit great, well done, but you can't make people dance like this man.

Dead Kids' German Heart is out in a couple of weeks on the magical Art Jam.

Here's the previous offerings from possibly the greatest entertainer north of Morocco.


Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Keller vs Howard

pretty special, thanks other people premier presenting on their part


mp3: Sundog Sinners - Obsidian Pond

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Hitclusive - Hit Club live and Egyptian Hip Hop demo

This weekend sees In The City take over Hit Club homeland, to celebrate we're throwing some parties, on Saturday and Sunday we're taking over Common and on Monday October 19th we have a pretty special live show. Featuring London's Three Seeds In Paris and Sunbirds, Sunderland's France & The Habsburgs, plus Hit Club's very own Is Tropical, Books and Egyptian Hip Hop.

It all takes place at Copperface Jack's underneath the Palace Hotel, Oxford Road. 8pm - 4am.

As a special treat to celebrate we've got a new and exclusive demo from Egyptian Hip Hop.

mp3: Dust - Egyptian Hip Hop

Dust -bedroom demo-.mp3

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Monday, 12 October 2009

Yes In The City is soon and Hit Club are going to be at Common for the Saturday and Sunday night with a whole host of brilliant DJs from Manchester and London so come down, get away from the hype and listen to tunes.


Saturday, 10 October 2009

Hit Club on sky channel 145 and Freeview channel 99

From the ashes of Video Nasties rises Ivansxtc, with this amazing video from Perfume Genius.

Ivansxtc - Yesterday


Freelance Whales - Generator (2nd Floor)


Monday, 5 October 2009

It Started With A Hit

There are lots of American things I don't really understand, Mexican food, how you can always know how many blocks you are from everywhere, baseball...but there are somethings that just make sense like (the) Tony Castles. Formed from numerous New York acts Tony Castles keep on being referred to as 'homies' by some idiotic expat friends of mine. Whether they're homies or not this is pretty good.

mp3: Pirates - (The) Tony Castles


Tuesday, 29 September 2009


I once trecked around Northern California for a week, it nearly killed me, so God knows what would happen if Hit Club set off on a mission to Russia. I think i'd loose my toothbrush somewhere around Minsk, I wouldn't be able to go on after that set back.

Southampton isn't much closer, but at least for March on Moscow he doesn't have to navigate Birmingham. Could just get a train, the Tran-Siberian and get off before you trans Siberia?

mp3: Several Times - March on Moscow


Sunday, 20 September 2009

Hit of One Hit Club of Another

Better be quick as X Factor is about to start, but Veronica Falls are mighty fine. They've now got a new tune up and they're playing the freshers ball to end all balls at Nail The Cross, presented by the eternally amazing No Pain In Pop.

Veronica Falls on another hand in a previous life were part The Royal We, who are pretty special ... get the record here.

mp3: Found Love In A Graveyard - Veronica Falls

Thursday, 3 September 2009

You Can Lead A Hit To Water

The continual stream of young ladies in music is getting boring I just wish that more of them threw themselves under horses rather then learn how to use drum machines. But, Elan Tamara has done something pretty special here, with the help of ever amazing Kwes (tea hut), she's made something genuinely interesting.

The irrepressible and ever magnificent Illegal Tender will help you fill in the gaps better - but the beautiful Oranges comes straight from her forthcoming E.P. which you can buy from Rough Trade.
I know little else about her other then by going from her myspace page we could be taking her on tour in a Spar delivery van, but Oranges comes as a breath of fresh air.

mp3: Oranges - Elan Tamara

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

A Hit In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush

Lurking somewhere along the South coast of Britain is the magical Cabin Fever, possibly one of the last or very very first real artists of the new millennium. We know little about him, but have taken him to our hearts with one of the most engaging and nauseating myspace pages in many a day.

Our friends at the ever-green 50 Bones have passed over the haunting Wandered By; from the Cabin Fever album released sometime in the near future. On another note we better not show him this, Meg White is a robot.

mp3: Wandered By - The Cabin Fever

Friday, 7 August 2009

Younger British Artists

One thing many people will be have brought back from Glastonbury this year, alongside the early signs of dissentry, a T-shirt sun tan and a fake moustache from the gay bar, is a new appreciation for a band they either hadn't come across before of hadn't given a chance before.

I had a few breakthroughs of this kind, a particular highlight being my 'not-at-all-chemically-induced' decision that Two Door Cinema Club's set at the BBC Introducing stage will one day be remembered as a moment of similar musical importance to day Kraftwerk learned to ride bikes.

Someone I missed at Glastonbury, because they didn't play, but did give me that similar rush of euphoria when I discovered them a while back were Manchester's lo-fidelity sonic-conquistadors Young British Artists.

The members have recently hand-folded all of the covers of their debut EP 'Small Waves' out on Manchester's wonderful Red Deer imprint now and can be purchased here.

Here's an exclusive sample...
Young British Artists - Small Waves

Make your own mind up about Two Door Cinema club below...


Thursday, 6 August 2009

We're Here

Fresh from one of the countries most exciting new artists Primary 1 and dj Riton. Available on the magnificent Phantasy.

Just too good for it's own good...


Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Tropical, Is.

The majesty of creating something so brilliant is the inevitability that it usually doesn't make any sense, much like London's Is Tropical. A crazy mask wearing three piece, mysterious in nearly all details except that the songs are killer.

mp3: South Pacific - Is Tropical

Monday, 3 August 2009

Radar Detector

Hit Club's official laser pen will probably be bought from Argos. No matter how long we use it for the batteries will never run out and it will be used for good only, unlike these crazy yobs. Lasers From Atlantis are actually from London and make 13 minute sonic stews, mixing for good measure a pinch of space rock, noisy post-prog and early yes wave.

mp3: Feels Good - Lasers From Atlantis

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Dunlop, Bell, Fleming

I recently came back from a traumatic few days stuck in Scotland on the most Westerly point of mainland Britain. Although I did see a deer, civilisation felt a million miles away - to help me though this whole experience the magnificent Midnight Maxi Mixes rarely left the speakers. Crafted by the mind-blowingly-life-alteringly-groundshakingly-talented Django Django (also they're Scottish) it's a fantastic monthly compilation of some beautiful corners of noise.

Also, Django Django release their debut single this month, you can buy it here or watch it below!


Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Let's Jump Ahead

Sweden is pretty much the most amazing place, an endless supply of insane jeans, blankets for when it gets cold so you can enjoy sitting outside, as a nation they know how to live. Cleast Eatwood hail from the beautiful Stockholm and create sounds that could only come from Scandinavia. Majestically understated you glide through moments that effortlessly summon up a generation of artists that have created some of the finest noises in recent history.

We could list lots of Swedish music we all love, knowingly nod our heads in agreement to their reference points and contemporaries, instead enjoy the fantastic Get Related and the inspired Michael Polnareff, thank God for myspace's influences.

MP3 - Get Related - Cleast Eatwood

Monday, 6 July 2009

The Mono

As the tides rise, the seasons changes and the world slowly begins to boil you'd be forgiven for forgetting that anyone in Great Britain could write exciting and genre defying pop music without being a private school whore with auto tune stuck down their gullet. But, salvation comes in the shape of The Mono, softly spoken and tucked away in a quiet corner of Kent they've created a sound that deftly cuts though the darkness to reveal two long slim figures stood in the light at the end of tunnel.

From snarling guitars shredding around perfectly balanced vocals, that swoop from the hushed beauty of Aimee's tones to the sharp power of David's lead vocals, to killer beats that underline the foundations of sublime pop brilliance that The Mono are crafting. Although yet to play a show, we're able to pass on the mesmerising Sparkling Furrs, with a pinch of new wave, no wave and for good measure yes wave it's quickly becoming the sound track to Hit Club's summer.

Sparkling Furrs - The Mono

White Car

For all you successful people this is possibly the sexiest record we've heard in time, hushed vocals and a pounding synth can't but get you hot under the collar. Coming from White Car's forthcoming ep, it could be four of your best spent minutes today.

The Bridge - White Car

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Frankie and The Heartstrings

Back to Sunderland again, but this time for the majestic Frankie and The Heartstrings. The heartstrings are the purveyors of some of the finest pop sounds in Britain at the moment, which kept most of the Hit Club hotel room sane through last month's Great Escape. So one last listen before we start packing and preparing for Glastonbury.

Fragile - Frankie and the Heartstrings


Oh Minnows

Our friends at the fantastic Young and Lost Club, probably the sexiest record label in the world, have given us the amazing debut single 'Might' from Oh Minnows. Written and recorded in Chicago by Chris Steele-Nicholson of semifinalists, the result is one of the most exciting new records we've heard in ages.

Catch these dreamy vocals and swirling sounds all over London in July. 

Might - Oh Minnows


Wednesday, 3 June 2009

France and the Habsburgs

Sunderland's finest sheet metal cutting factory employees France and The Habsburgs are pretty much the best thing to come out of Wearside since Michael Proctor joined York City on loan in 2001.

Hot Topic.mp3 - France and the Habsburgs

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Egyptian Airwaves

Egyptian Hip Hop. Affectionatly known by us as everything from Bolivian Chip Shop to Arabian Brit Pop we've all developed an unhealthy fascination with them, their fringes, their post skins duds and most importantly their fluttery-post-garageband rhythmic delights.

Rad Pitt (Rad. Fucking. Pitt!) is becomming anthemic to us to the point where barely a Hat Club goes by without it being dusted off and it got dropped three times within about two hours at the Blue Flowers easter all dayer.

Their three gig history is pretty consumate already, the first so good that they had Tobias from O. Children jigging giddily along to songs they'd written that morning, the second (a 3am set at a Christian Cafe) so bad that half of the audience actually believed them to be a practical joke and at the third they got booted off after one (amazing) song for being underage.

Egyptian Hip Hop - Fresh (demo) (Exclusive)

rad pitt.mp3 - Egyptian Hip Hop (demo)

Heavy Heaven (demo).mp3 - Egyptian Hip Hop


April Hot Club feat. Good Shoes/Video Nasties/Apples

Indie pop royalty Good Shoes will play a super special come back show exclusively for Hot Club at The Deaf Institute in Manchester this April. Their first gig outside of London in a very very long time and a great early chance for northern fans to hear tracks from their second LP.

Bring back memories of a time when all we really wanted was succint guitar based pop with the first 'Shoes album here, happy days, no?

Joining them will be the wonderful Video Nasties, as part of their tour backing the release of their debut long player 'On All Fours', which you can listen to on Spotify here.

Opening the night will be Hereford's Apples, who's track 'Reason 45' looks set to be the soundtrack to the summer. This will be their fifth ever gig. Their fourth is at the Flech d'Or in Paris, who said the toilet circuit was dead?

Tickets are priced at £10 are available from and in person from Piccadilly Records and The Deaf Institute.

Here's the brand new video for Video Nasties new single 'Jellybean', it's getting us all very excited...


Hot Club presents Delphic's Single Launch

Delphic, Hot Club and R&S Record's single launch party has finally settled on a venue, about time too as it's on Saturday.

The party, which had to be moved from Fallowfield's 'The Chapel' venue due to licencing issues, is now taking place in the celubrious settings of Blink, in the cavernous bowels of Afflecks Palace. Yes, that is the place that Tramp! Moved to.

As well as Delphic's first full headline show in Manchester in months revellers can expect a two hour set from techno godhead Ewan Pearson (the guy who produced 'Counterpoint') and sets from R&S artsits The Chain and Will Tramp! returning to his former home.

Those who don't know what Delphic's live show is like can get an idea at, or have a look at the video below.

Tickets for the night cost £8 and are available online from and in person from Piccadilly Records, Manchester.

Listen to Counterpoint and side some massive remixes by Paul Woolford and The Chain on Spotify here...