Saturday, 28 February 2009


* The Fly (Click HERE for full review)..

"The term ‘sweatbox’ was seemingly invented for the Louisiana, but Bristol natives Olo Worms must have emerged from exotic soil, because they look completely comfortable in these feverish conditions. They sound good too – sweeping psychedelic soundscapes recall the likes of Panda Bear, moving between spartan atmospherics and fitful noise-baiting. It’s not easy, but at least it’s interesting."

* Egigs (Click HERE for full review)..

"The current music scene seems to be at saturation point with solo female artists, last year it was the yawn-soul of Duffy and Adele at the forefront and this year it's the turn of electro-girls with Little Boots, Lady GaGa, Ladyhawke and Santogold all making swift progress. However, tonight it's the all about the boys, but not the usual indie landfill that has also been clogging up the charts, it's a treat of an eclectic line-up with three artists all doing something just that little bit different.

With all three sets of equipment on the already compact stage of The Lousiana in Bristol there's not alot of room for the local four-piece that is the multi-instrumented Olo Worms. With a penchant for using household items as instruments, like, ummm, Sellotape, these chaps come across like a lounge-core Hot Chip or a fucked-up Beta Band with cubes of Lemon Jelly thrown into the pudding, ie. thoroughly enjoyable, if a bit daft. After set-closer 'The Barbershop' (complete with accompanying electric razor) someone in the crowd is heard to say "What the hell was that?". I'm sure the Olo Worms would have been happy with that response."

* Twodrinksolution blog

Friday, 27 February 2009


Just a few stills from a new set of visuals we had on during our recent gigs.

CLICK HERE to see the rest of this set over on OLOEXTRA.



Louisiana, Bristol
Supporting Wild Beasts & Napoleon IIIrd.

BB writes..

I was over the moon!!

..when we were asked to play this gig last year. Wild Beasts were my favourite band and made my favourite album of last year. I did worry a little that my love of them might get me into trouble..with them and my own band. I didn't wanna ruin the night for everyone so i was on best behaviour. Best behaviour just means holding back on everything i say, do, think, drink, eat, etc. It's hard work. I end up acting like a zombie with everyone asking me "are you alright?" and " what's the matter" all night. All i can do is just grunt. The flesh eating zombie stage kicks in a few hours later followed by the drunk zombie which is more or less the first stage repeated.

We arrived at the venue while they were soundchecking which was really really great to watch..probably not so good for them to watch us watching them. I probably enjoyed it just as much as the gig. They are an amazing live band. There were a few problems, there always are (we've got use to them now) which meant our soundcheck was about 5 mins long. You can't grumble, let's stumble on!! Straight on! A few friendly(ish) faces watched on as we started the set. Thanks everyone for coming. By the end of the first few songs the room was pretty full. I think it sold out? Our sound now is quite a bit better. Sounds beefed up! Who knows how it went?, it was all over in a flash. I still don't feel ready to have fun on stage..but...i feel fun times maybe ahead! Seems like people enjoyed it and we got some good reviews if that's any use, not sure it is really. I enjoyed doing 'Purple Rain' erm..i mean 'Barber Shop'. I didn't feel myself at the end of the song when i enjoyed a little scream and buzz. Maybe i died on stage?..with a buzzin' razor in hand. I am sooo rock n roll!! It was wierd looking up seeing people were stood there filming me squawking away..ha! the fools! The set ended and we probably recieved our best ever response..before the few claps we got, a man shouted out "WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT ALL ABOUT!!?" Yes!!

The Setlist (colours mean..)
Brand new song (never played live before and not recorded)
New song (not been recorded)
Old re-jigged song

Don't Touch Baby
Are You Girl
The Elastic Waist Band
Flipper (My Cuckoo Crisis)
Tortoise Shell
The Barber Shop

Wild Beasts were really nice chaps. Spoke to them briefly through the night. One of them said we sounded good! He said we were like Excepter (who i really like) so that's good. Although they can be kinda rubbish a good way though. I bullied Hayden from the band into accepting my 'Beansonbread Album of the year' award. You can watch/listen to him accept the award HERE.

Thanks to S.Jensen, A.Jane, L.Pritchard, Minimophotography, Egigs, for the photos..

CLICK HERE to see the rest of this set of photos over on OLO EXTRA.



CLICK HERE to see the rest of this set of photos over on OLO EXTRA.

Thursday, 26 February 2009


On Monday The Pictish Trail announced the line-up for this year's Fence Homegame Festival up in Scotland. We are on the list!! Woooo! (see below, click to enlarge)


We are still hoping to play after a year off last year.

2009 Confirmed to Date (via Facebook group)...
(in no particular order)

Badly Drawn Boy
David Holmes
DJ Skitz
The Travelling Band
Hairy parents
One drop
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo
Street Heat
Lost Transmission
Sam & The Plants
Butler - Williams
Dub FX
Natural Self
Hairy Parents
Flevans & Kinny
Moon Music Orchestra
War Against Sleep
Paper Tigers
Andy Votel
Doug Shipton
Dom Thomas
Catherine & The Owl
Twist & Spout

More to be announced shortly..


On the Bristol music scene by HJ. Read it HERE.

Thursday, 19 February 2009


In Venue Magazine last week. Listing for our gig with Wild Beasts..

A mention in a Freeze Puppy review..

The NME listing for the Wild Beasts gig..

Wednesday, 18 February 2009


Poster designed by Christopher Wright..
We will be playing at this all day/night event at The Croft, Bristol this Sunday 22nd Feb. Bit of a last minute thing. We were asked and we thought about..well, i don't think we thought about it, i think we're just keen to play some new songs out in public. Not heard many of the other bands, i'm sure we'll end up hating 80% of them. Not sure what time we'll be on? It starts at 4pm so maybe just come down then. Looks like we might be on first. There's gonna be Subbuteo!?? I used to love Subbuteo!! HJ might make some 'artworks' for the event. Might make an OLO poster for the event after Thursday..

Remember we are playing tomorrow night (Thurs 19th) at The Louisiana, Bristol with the MIGHTY Wild Beasts!!


Chuck Head has been busy booking more gigs. Two in Feb, one in March, & one in April. Two in one week!!? You crazy Chuck! 

Details coming up.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009


i know i'm being finickity, i think it's less powerful, but given that i'm king of procrastination, I complained to dolphin bleeding from the £7 delivery charge. So Ill give it a clean up before the next laptop elastic strap and maybe cut a slit through our Behringer ULTRAVOICE XM8500.

i have 2 raincoats. u look like jude law the robot in 'A.I'. NO shark fin for me at this one, maybe U can have some too if u want? I always find the big clothes out ol' blue settings. I do have the carboard for it (once it's been germainsed). change the bpm on reason. strange????? i will be satrting tomorrrow like a maniac. the MICACHU album, BRILLIANT!! ... 1&index=18

my taxidermist going to that ganggangdance and rubbed out gig on £12 TAXI to the following weekend When we go there this weekend we can ask about the possibility of the kitchen washing up bowl. Add bubble sounds to start of the deli soon-ish. if 'jitter bug' maybe 'flipper' with the printer sounds structure move mambo Italiano sounds onto the 'girl' bank. 'cereal clogging'
'serious clogs' 'take a photograph (of me)' . beano comic painting still (i know what im on about). u should REALLY REALLY see 'fearless freaks'

FA CUP DRAW for..SAMWISTERNOFFYoshinoShigiharaDavidQualtroughMark(McDowell)NatalieBrandweinerLouisaRogersEmilyGarside. a finer click stranded summest pot holed dangman mountain lost via jumpers toe tappin down pore. goyt gigish. I've had various engine managment and water filter lights coming on and off on my ubiquitous bag of stage 'crap' major issue, but its one of those things that will blow up as we're driving past Newcastle. Guaranteed. Should probably list our wives/girls for the evening as well: Gareth: Simon Rass. i don't have a wive in mind. i'll think about who i can impress. last year we had less people and bigger cars and less gear hmmmmm. liars album 'drums not dead' telepathe 'dance mother'. There's a circle forming at the end of my bed is it a right one? 'taken out by someone else' - as in being killed (like an itailian hitman)'shut down, up boy, queen is on the case''intamacey you do mystery i do, boo..intamacey you want mystery fogs who?species slugging it out in the rain
mystery's pain, ..the girl's painfully plain' . I love the little quick rolls, yep, good thinking marthy!!

Its in a bigger room (the yellow room) At the ice palace?
picking simon up from the airport then 'entertaining' him until i'm needed. I need to meet my Simon at temple meads. i dont wanna use a remote. think about jenga + subbuteo new batteries for walkman. can i have the m&m tag team again please? i know im a little drunk, but i think U GUYS ARE GREAT AND I LOVE YOUR WORK! THANKS!! LETS STORM THE PARTY!! When i say Sphinx, i do mean Sphinx. / fun/ dubby / I'll have to scoff my special valentines breakfast (Golden Grahams). posh jackleads lighten up the mood with a haircut..p(h)antastic!

Monday, 9 February 2009


Friday, 6 February 2009


We're gonna start making a whole new load of visuals for the live gigs next week. Bored of the last lot. FRESH start! We'll post up some tasters soon.


Thursday, 5 February 2009


CLICK HERE to see the rest of this set of photos over at OLOEXTRA.


Tuesday, 3 February 2009