Archive for February, 2010

Carnaby Street: 1960 – 2010

by Modculture 23 February, 2010

Still a byword for swinging London, Carnaby Street is celebrated at the Carnaby Street: 1960 – 2010 exhibition, which runs fromFriday February 26th 2010.

Taking place at the 38 Carnaby Street gallery, the exhibition will apparently put into context the history of Carnaby from its earliest origins in the 16th Century to the present day, but will of course have much of its emphasis on the 1960s. As well as the exhibition, there will also be a limited edition book of the same name, featuring images from photographer Philip Townsend (like the one above) and exclusive interviews with people who have lived and worked in Carnaby including The Who’s Pete Townsend.

The exhibition will be open 7 days a week at 38 Carnaby Street, London W1. That's also where you'll find the book.

Carnaby Street website

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Fred Perry x Liberty range

by Modculture 23 February, 2010

Fred Perry has announced its latest Blank Canvas range, teaming up with iconic London department store Liberty for a range of classics with a twist.

Look out for it in April, when classic Fred Perry pieces will get the Liberty treatment, specifically by adding two of Liberty's own classic – Mark (paisley) and Edenham (floral).

The designs include four re-worked classic M12 polos, two in Black with Ecru tipping and two in white with Larkspur and Berry Red tipping, along with a short-sleeved shirt fully printed in both Liberty designs and the Classic Fred Perry Black Harrington Jacket with Mark lining. Prices will be announced nearer to the launch date – but should be a little more than the usual Fred Perry gear. More images over the page.

Fred Perry website

Via High Snobiety

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Want your club featured? Read on

by Modculture 23 February, 2010

Ok, here's the deal. We can list any number of club dates and words like '…a playlist of soul and R&B…' but that doesn't really tell you a great deal about a club. So we're starting club features.

It's simple – all you have to do is contact the site asking for a list of 10 standard questions. You answer those, send them back via email with a photo, flyer or other image and we run the feature on this site. Everyone knows what you're about, your attendance (hopefully) increases, everyone is happy.

It doesn't matter what part of the mod spectrum you're appealing to and it doesn't matter where you are in the world. Just get in touch and we'll take it from there.

Contact the Modculture website

The Moons debut album reviewed

by Modculture 22 February, 2010

We've been lucky enough to get an advance copy of The Moons' Life On Earth album, which is released by Acid Jazz on March 15th 2010. So with much haste, we have got a review of it online.

As we mentioned last week, the band is fronted by Paul Weller’s keyboardist Andy Crofts and featuring Chris Ketley of the recently defunct Rakes. On that March 15th launch date, the band will also be at HMV on Oxford Street on that day at 5pm to play some tunes, followed by the album launch party at the Old Blue Last in the evening.

But ahead of that is the review, check it out now, with the album avaialble for pre-order at Amazon and all the usual outlets.

The Moons Life On Earth album reviewed on Modculture

Catch-up: W/C 22nd February 2010

by Modculture 22 February, 2010

Barry Murphy picks out the best of the week's TV and radio on the various catch-up services in the UK. All programmes are listed in date order and please note: Only available to UK residents.


Oliver Postgate – a Life in Small Films – The life and work of Bagpuss and Clangers creator Oliver Postgate, with contributions from the animator's family and his colleague Peter Firmin. (Available until: 8:59pm Tuesday 23rd February 2010)

Watch it here

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Double Breasted fanzine – new issue

by Modculture 22 February, 2010

For some people, starting new Facebook groups every 10 minutes seems to appeal, but luckily for us, the folks north of the border make more of an effort, producing the Double Breasted fanzine. Oh yes, the new issue is out on March 1st 2010.

This particular issue features interviews with Acid Jazz's Rich Searle, Alex Petty from band of the moment Aunt Nelly, Jewel Records Stan Lewis and even me on behalf of Modculture. But don't let that put you off. There's also photo's from the launch of the book, I'm Not Like Everybody Else and an interesting look at the music which inspired The Beatles, plus loads of album and single reviews, scoot news, clothing, books and much more.
Four issues are planned for this year – 1st March, 1st June, 1st September and 1st December. You can get all the copies for £9 – UK, £12 – Europe and £15  – Rest of the World. Subscribers may also get a goody or two during the year. For more details ro to buy the fanzine via email, use the [email protected] email address. Otherwise, find out more at the MySpace site.

Double Breasted on myspace

The Hawk feat Little Hannah Collins

by Modculture 19 February, 2010

We like this – Record Kicks' recent signing The Hawk feat Little Hannah Collins with Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover.

It's now available to buy on vinyl 45 or download for 79p, should you want to own a copy of this northern soul-inspired groove. You'll not be alone in that – it's already have radio play from the likes of Craig Charles, Rob Da Bank (BBC 1), Steve Lamacq and Edde Piller.

See what you think below – then head over to the Record Kicks website.

Mousetrap Fuzz 4 freaks allnighter

by Modculture 19 February, 2010

On Saturday 6th March 2010, the Mousetrap allnighter celebrates its 19th birthday. But bad news for all your soul and R&B lovers – it's the  Fuzz 4 freaks allnighter.

But on the plus side, you'll the free giveaway 45 if you turn up, always a nice collector's piece. Expect garage, psych and beat from resident DJs Dr Robert and Speed, plus special guests Spider Webb (The Horrors), Stephan Golowka (Up Club Germany) & Carolina (Timebox).

Doors are 10pm – 6am, £10 gets you in and the venue is Orleans, 259 Seven Sisters Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 7DD – 1 min walk from Finsbury Park bus/tube/train (Victoria/Piccadilly lines).

New Untouchables website