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Odd Box Weekender Free Download compilation
Thursday 19th April 2012: Odd Box Weekender Free Download compilation
Thursday 19th April 2012

The Odd Box Weekender is fast approaching and tickets  are selling fast! Be sure to snap one up before they sell out.  They can be bought from here. (£10 per day, £20 for the whole weekend).

And thanks to all of the bands playing we've managed to put together a 19 song compilation to get you in the mood for the Weekender. There are a few exclusive songs on the compilation.

Happy Listening - Odd Box Weekender 2012

And as a reminder this is what the Weekender has in store for us:

Saturday 5th May - Brixton Windmill 

Nik from Moustache of Insanity in solo guise. Expect gameboy music. And lord knows what else.

Boitel & Victor are humousexual, they live in berlin & sarf london. They don't play many shows but when they do they are ACE.

Fever Dream
Noisy three piece from East London. Debut album coming out on Underused Records. Dead good.

Pale Man Made 
Pale Man Made launching their new album (on Odd Box). A heady mix of 80s/90s indie guitar goodness - a melodic whirlwind of boy-girl scuzz.

The Chasms
"The Chasms play hypnotic, powerful, unsettling feedback drenched indie rock. It sounds massive and thrilling." - John Robb

"Indie-pop of the highest order" - Penny Black Music

Drop Out Venus
Three kids from Deptford making beautifully noisy junked out rock n roll.

"Love In Vein’ by Deptford’s Drop Out Venus suffers from that age-old confusion: is this a song about taking heroin, or performing the act of fellatio?

Hey, it’s 2012. Perhaps the two aren’t mutually exclusive anymore. Either way, this twisted ballad is a right treat, building to the kind of climax you might get from, well, you get the idea. Just don’t try this at home." - Stool Pigeon

Sock Puppets
From Denmark. With Love. And loud guitars and irresistible pop tunes. 

Yay! 20 years in and Magoo are back. With a new record, their first in 6 years, imminent - it's reassuring to hear they are still making beautifully crafted guitar pop music. 

Over the years they've released records on Noisebox Records, Chemikal Underground, Beggars Banquet, Fierce Panda, Global Warming, Series 8 Records, Elefant Records. 


Milky Wimpshake
Milky Wimpshake are a pop punk band from Newcastle Upon Tyne. The band was formed in the early 1990s as part of the Slampt Underground Organisation scene. Recent releases have been on Fortuna Pop. Essential bloody listening.

with free BBQ!

DJs - between bands BSE and Rocker
DJs - Fall Out Make Up after the bands

Sunday 6th May - Buffalo Bar, Islington 

Sparky's Magic Piano 
The return, after a few years, of Sparky's Magic Piano. Sunshine pop music with a beautiful blend of electropop and dreamy guitars.

Beautiful lo-fi pop. One of London's best kept secrets, Frozy play adorable lo-fi pop with a do-it-yourself/do-it-together attitude and always like to have help from friends. They are part of Tri-Linguial records, a collective of musicians from Europe and the USA sharing the lo-fi love. Except to hear vaguely unrehearsed lo-fi pop goodness in the tradition of Beat Happening.

Methodist Centre
Releasing records on the uber awesome Invisible Spies imprint. Two drummers. Tons of great tunes. Super punky.

The Middle Ones
They made one of THE records of 2011. They're spell binding to watch. Gentle guitars, giggles and generally great with gorgeous harmonies.

From County Durham. Martha are super ace power pop punkers. They're gonna steal your heart. Or smash your head in with their super catchy songs.

Anguish Sandwich
A power trio from Northampton. Debut 7" coming on Odd Box soon. They're a riot. 

The Give It Ups
2012 is the year of The Give It Ups. It is. Look it up. With a few releases already on Odd Box they are threatening to drop their debut album before the year is out. Part Punk. Part Pop. Super fucking awesome.

The Blanche Hudson Weekend
From Leeds. Taking the guitar drenched feedback sound and twisting it with beats, samples and girl group goodness. New single and album coming soon on Odd Box.

Standard Fare
Two cracking albums. A host of winning singles. And some of the best guitar pop of recent times. Standard Fare, from Yorkshire, are Andy, Dan and Emma. Male/Female vocals intertwine to beguiling effect.

DJs - between bands Joel & Rosie Baaneex and Dan Pocketbook
DJs - Pop-O-Matic (all the way from Sheffield) after the bands