Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Wheelbarrow, Camden

For those of you in the Camden area who ever frequented the excellent Flowerpot before its demise, you'll be pleased to hear that the brains behind that establishment (and the pre-fire Nambucca) have a brand new venture, The Wheelbarrow. With a MO consisting of quality free shows, good sound, pie and mash and good "realistically priced" drinks, there is some really great stuff coming up here in the next few weeks, so get down there.

Monday, 15 August 2011


Our album of the week is by Estonian chanteuse par excellence Maria Minerva. Following her sold out tape 'Tallinn at Dawn,' 'Cabaret Cisoux' is a lush bedroom dance-a-delia dream and here's a taster in visual form - the appropriately named 'Ruff Trade.'

MARIA MINERVA - RUFF TRADE from Not Not Fun on Vimeo.

Grab it here:


Friday, 12 August 2011

Rough Trade/ Green Man 2011 Compilation

The new Rough Trade Shops compilation has just arrived ready to be sold early up on the Green Man Festival site next week.

Selected and produced by Rough Trade Shops, we bring you a lovingly compiled 22-track CD exclusively featuring artists playing at Green Man 2011, aiming to sonically distil the festivals ninth annual summer shindig into one lovely listen. What better way to bring back the memories from a hazy, lazy, crazy weekend in the comfort of your own home – or maybe conjure up that special Green Man atmosphere?

The CD will feature brilliant songs by Green Man 2011 headliners Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine and Explosions In The Sky, as well as recent tracks by Josh T Pearson, The Low Anthem, Gruff Rhys, Holy Fuck and Squarepusher. There’s a generous helping of US lo-fi and folk from Sic Alps, Suuns, Lia Ices and The Cave Singers, a Breeders-esque offering from She Keeps Bees and an excellent crop of European singer/songwriters including Treecreeper, James Yorkston, Hannah Peel, and Our Broken Garden.

The first 100 copies sold get a free Rough Trade/ Green Man 2011 tote bag.

For a track listing and to pre-order a copy click here

Listen out for Rough Trade Shops Radio Show on Green Man Radio this year, don’t forget to pack your wireless and tune in to 87.7FM. The Rough Trade shows will be broadcasting on Saturday from 3pm – 4pm as well as Sunday from Midday – 1pm.

Keep your ears to the ground for some secret acoustic performances and exclusive signings in the Rough Trade Shop too during Green Man 2011. So far, we have signings confirmed by Jane Weaver, Jeanette Leach and David Pinner as well as an in-tent performance by The Leisure Society. Josh T Pearson will also be performing and we will be selling an exclusive Rough Trade Shops only 6 track official bootleg vinyl, which you’ll be able to get signed by the man himself after his acoustic set in-tent.


Pete and the Pirates go LoCo...

Tickets for the last night of London Comedy Film Festival's Transformations Season are still available, and we can now reveal the special guests for tonight's event at Wilton's Music Hall are shop favourites Pete And The Pirates. So get down to one of the best, most interesting venues in town, cough up a tenner and see Teen Wolf on the big screen, one of the best bands about and then DJs in the Mahogany Bar for afters... tickets available here.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011


RADFEST III is now less then two weeks away. To celebrate the event SEXBEAT will be giving away a mixtape featuring a song from each artist playing. The mixtape will be pressed on coloured cassette and strictly limited to 100 copies available to the first people to arrive on site. Get there early to get your mitts on one.

Track listing -
1. The Wedding Present – Whole Wide World

2. SCUM – Fountains

3. Shimmering Stars – Sun’s Going Down

4. The History Of Apple Pie – You’re So Cool

5. Mazes – Summer Hits

6. Gross Magic – Yesterdays

7. Deceptor – Soothsayer
8. Mob Rules – Sleep

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