Monday, 23 March 2009

'No Depression In Heaven'

Community radio friendly unit shifter

Previous blogspiele’s mentioned the remains of 44 Ponies/ponies (2008) cd-rs having shifted themselves at the Yorkshire House, Lancaster March 12th. This was the second run of an eleven track comp which followed on from the lovely, haptic handmades assembled by May Simargool & Chris Wilson for LS6’s To the Drifters, Summer 2008.

After this, ‘there shall be no more’.

Since much has moved on and developed since last year, and after two cd-r runs; in addition to featured songs appearing on various hand distributed samplers, the ‘hammer plus three’ cd-r, community radio and Myspace rotation alike, it feels like a sound time to let go of those songs/recordings and ease into new spaces.

So with thanks to anyone who took one of those home. Your support, as ever, is invaluable.

Muley Graves

On January 10th 2009, this ponies project pulled up to the Jack Hylton Suite at Lancaster University to record a crop of newer songs ready for a forthcoming cassette split for Durham based Discount Horse Records (

The project is set to feature Sal’s Paradise, Short Term Effect and Winona Forever and will include three new/ish compositions from camp ponies as recorded by Homemade Lemonade’s ( Tristan Clutterbuck & Robin Williams.

In other news

In other news: there’s some new dates been added to the performance roster ( including a revised date for Blackpool Promoting Music.

Proud to announce anyone who hasn’t tuned in yet that Diversity 103.5FM’s ‘Health & Wellbeing Hour’ is now broadcasting Fridays at 11am & 6pm, with Alex Addams and myself covering mental health & wellbeing matters. Outside of the Lancaster & Morecambe area interested folks can stream from

Jo Gillot has self released an excellent 6 track EP and found herself well received on both national and local radio (

This season saw two new zine & review spaces casting a hand over Lune and surrounding estuaries - Hot Hat Handclaps ( and The Lunecy Review, who provided written commentary on recent Ponies et al adventure (
Cosmic sound explorer Dan Hrekow is in the process of self releasing a first serving of 'heartbreakcore' via his Bad Suburban Nightmare outfit, ponies will certainly be looking forward to hearing the same develop in 2009 (

The Charming Drunk featuring Andy Craig will be in full effect at Blackpool’s West Coast Rock Café on April 24th and finally,

former KOTM ( member Ben Hesford is now lending his ore and ears to the deep weight of Blackpool’s Circolo Maledetti (

Both of which is recommended reading from this camp.

So, with Spring rites & Best Wishes
(and Happy Birthday SJAD x)


Lancaster, March 20th 2009.

Monday, 2 March 2009

they shoot horses don't they?

A brief missive, sadly - personal commitments have seen this ponies project take the slack this past month.

Last Friday (27th Feb) saw an appearance at Richard Twine's L.A.W.M as scheduled.

songs performed:
If I don't
Pony in the Prize
Begin again, again
Show Me Love
With thanks to Wes Martin for the image above.