Thursday, 3 April 2014

Unpop is delighted to present

The Spook School
Heathers
Dora Maar


Monday 28th of April
Sneaky Pete's

7pm to 10pm
£5

Tickets available at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/269025
https://www.facebook.com/events/1421711041419348


Thursday, 6 February 2014

Valentines Special 2014


Friday 14th of Febuary


The Wee Red Bar
Edinburgh Art College,
Lauriston Place
Edinburgh EH3 9DF

11pm to 3am - £4 entry

Guest DJ - Edinburgh Man
edinburghman.com


After seeing out 2013 in ruinously drunken style at How Does It Feel To Be Loved in London, Team Unpop return home to the Wee Red Bar for our first night of 2014. This year what has come to be our annual Valentine's/ Anti-Valentine's Bop is going to actually fall for the first time on the big day itself, Friday 14th February!

After romancing your date over dinner, where better to take him or her than for a night of crazed indiepop dancing afterwards? Seduction is 100% guaranteed with a selection of our most sexual records. Plus there will be cake.

Alternatively, if you happen to be dateless this Valentine's, come and dance with other similarly hot and single/ disenchanted and cynical local indiekids. There will be mildly offensive biscuits and balloons and excellent anti-romantic tunes and it sure beats staying in in your pyjamas and being all pathetically Bridget Jones about the whole thing, doesn't it?

We certainly like to think so anyway.

Unpop Mixtapes and badges for the first 50 people!

Expect to hear the likes of Belle & Sebastian, Felt, Hefner, The Clean, Orange Juice, Kenickie, Jens Lekman, 'Allo Darlin', Tullycraft, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Pavement, Talulah Gosh, Plastic Bertrand, The Aislers Set, A Smile And A Ribbon, The Gingham Mittens, The Magnetic Fields, The Pastels, 'Everywhere', Bearsuit, Los Campesinos!, Eux Autres, Standard Fare, Bis, The Smiths, ballboy, Helen Love, The Spook School, Pulp, The Bobby McGees, The Hidden Cameras and many, many more.

Wear your heart on your sleeve and shoes you can shimmy in and we'll look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Coach Longlegs cassette release!

Unpop's latest cassette Coach Longlegs - No Dogs At Shows is released on Saturday the 14th of December 2013!

In their own words "Coach Longlegs is an emphasis on positive attitudes, friendship over musicianship. We want everyone to feel loose and feel relaxed as a way of feeling motivated and inspired. We want people to feel like they could play in a band too."

They mix indie powerpop, classic north american lofi sounds and a positive punk attitude. From St John's, Newfoundland they focus on having fun, playing shows and making music videos instead of releasing records and playing to the industry PR games

A limited run of 50 copies is available at http://unpoptapes.bandcamp.com/album/no-dogs-at-shows


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URbYD0xA7wU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7TjbeZcQy4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h78Kt7LPRig  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exktAC4EGkQ

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Flatmates play Unpop's 4th Birthday!


Unpop presents

The Flatmates
 

The Spook School

Thank You So Nice


Friday 18th of October 
The Wee Red Bar 
Edinburgh Art College
Lauriston Place

Bands - 7pm to 10pm
Unpop Dance Party - 10pm to 3am

Whole evening of fun for only £4! (£5 on the door at the gig)
Tickets available at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/241248


The nights are drawing in, there's a chill in the air and Team Unpop are getting ready for their 4th birthday indiepop dance party!

We are super stoked to be putting on none other than The Flatmates to mark this occasion! Heroes of The Subway Organization, The Flatmates were making scuzzy punky pop hits while we were still in nappies and broke up before we were in long trousers, but we still obsessed over their old 7" singles when we were in high school and certainly never dreamt that we would get to see them play live, let alone put them on at the Wee Red.

Yet this year has seen the band reform and, having ventured south to get a sneak peek at what they look like in action at the Nottingham Pop Alldayer in September, we can promise you that you are in for a real treat seeing these guys.

Sharing the bill with them will be Edinbugh's very own indiepop superstars, The Spook School, who will have launched their shiny new Fortuna Pop! album just the week before they grace the stage at unpop. They are so hott right now and, more importantly, a ton of fun. Support also comes from Edinburgh kids Thank You So Nice.

As usual there will be indiepop dance mayhem until 3am after the bands, plus free mixtapes, badges, cakes and balloons. We know what we like and we're not about to start messing with the formula. Eff us, we're twee.

Hope you can make it on October 18th!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Summer Unpop with The Just Joans, Middle Ones and Gums


Friday 16th of August


Live sets from
The Just Joans
Middle Ones
Gums


The Wee Red Bar

Bands 7pm to 10pm,
Unpop 10pm to 3am

Mixtapes and badges for the most enthusiastic dancers!!

We are thrilled to be welcoming back Unpop favourites The Just Joans to The Wee Red Bar to headline a very exciting bill on the 16th August.

Ever since we first got our grubby mitts on a copy of Last Tango In Motherwell back in the heady days of 2005, we have been a bit in love with The Just Joans’ particular brand of gloomy, angsty indiepop. Their songs about coming of age in the 1990s in Lanarkshire are underscored by a self-aware, wry humour that balances out the inherent misery of the subject matter and makes for surprising sing-along material.

Following on from last year’s excellent LP, Buckfast Bottles In The Rain, we understand they have just finished recording a new EP and so are looking forward to hearing what they’ve got up their sleeves for us.

Support comes from awesome Bristol/Norwich-based The Middle Ones and also from GUMS, who, making EPs called things like “Antipathy” and also hailing from the West of Scotland, are perhaps in some ways musical heirs to The Just Joans.

Unpop will be playing non-stop indiepop after the bands until 3am and all this we offer you for the mere sum of £4. It might be the middle of the festival, but this is the only place you want to be on this date, believe us.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Unpop in Reykjavík!

Unpop in Reykjavík!Unpop is amazed to be DJing in Reykjavík

Sunday, 30th of June
Kaffibarinn
9pm to 1am  

It promises to be an unique Indiepop Dance Party! 

Expect to hear bands like The Smiths, The Hidden Cameras, The Fall, Jens Lekman, Deerhoof, Sambassadeur, Felt, Kenickie, Tallulah Gosh, Camper Van Beethoven, The Clean, Herman Dune, My Bloody Valentine, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Magnetic Fields, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Bearsuit, Hefner, Allo Darlin and much much more.....

Joining us on the night to dj is our friend Joel White, from the Edinburgh/Newcastle musical collective No Globe, who'll be playing eclectic independent jams from around the world. 


https://www.facebook.com/events/383598558412519

Friday, 7 June 2013

Unpop Tapes!!

Unpop is delighted two tapes. Featuring the live recordings or an Unpop gig last year.
 
Both are recorded on stupidly high quality chrome tape.

Only £3 and limited to 40 copies each.
 
The Just Joans Tape 

The Just Joans are one of the most underrated bands in Scotland, producing songs that are (in equal part) maudlin and hilarious. Yet their idiosyncratic lyrical/musical vision - fusing elements of The Smiths, Arab Strap with a distinct attachment to indie pop/twee music - has made them into a cult band with a following that extends internationally, far beyond their roots in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.  

2012 debut vinyl LP release Buckfast Bottles In The Rain is a brilliant distillation of their vision, encompassing love, regret, poignancy and hope in pop-song format. Essentially, all the good stuff. 

This limited edition Unpop tape documents a headline gig that the band played at the Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh to launch their record on June 16th 2012. Appropriately enough for a Scottish summer, the rain poured all evening long. The recording features classic Just Joans songs like 'Hey Boy, You're Oh So Sensitive', and 'What Do We Do Now?', as well as the dialogue between Just Joans singer David Pope and an irate, drunken cyclist. 
 
The Spook School Tape 

The Spook School are a young, hungry Edinburgh band with something to prove. They are four hip indie gun-slingers with a raucous attitude and mean chops. The Spook School will annoy your parents, and may well chuck your VCR out the upstairs window of your house. 

Actually, none of this is true. The Spook School are - in fact - a largely wholesome, friendly and decent group of folks (apart from their reprobate drummer). After wowing the Indietracks festival audience last summer with a rough-hewn set of scuzzy but sensitive indie pop in the sunshine, this Edinburgh quartet have gone from strength to strength. Newly signed to London pop's quintessential record label Fortuna (home to Allo Darlin', Herman Dune and many other legends), they will be putting out their debut LP later this year. 

In the meantime, there's this tape. Recorded at their gig supporting The Just Joans in June 16th, this limited edition release documents a band in rough, exuberant form, with 'History', 'Camerman' and 'Devil Of Mine' highlights. It also documents the 'unique' banter of drummer Niall. 

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Guest DJ's at How Does It Feel To Be Loved!!!

Team Unpop are very excited indeed to be guest-DJing at How Does It Feel To Be Loved in London!

Friday the 7th of June!
Canterbury Arms, London
8 Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, SW9 7QD, 

London, 9pm-2.30am, map of the venue is here
£4 members, £6 non members. Membership is free! Register here.

HDIF is a night that has served as an inspiration for us; we love what they do and we are very honoured to be a part of the night at the Canterbury Arms on the 7th June.

So, if you are an unpopper in London, be sure to come along and say hi. We will be tearing up the dancefloor with a pure indiepop set alongside Ian's mix of indiepop, northern soul, tamla motown, girl groups and sixties heartbreak. There will be so much shimmying, we're giddy just thinking about it already!


Besides which, if you are one of the first fifty folk through the door, there will be free unpop mixtapes and badges for you. What more could you really wish for?

https://www.facebook.com/events/147506078767972


Thursday, 9 May 2013

The Spook School

Unpop are very excited to bring you a night of awesome indiepop from Edinburgh's very own The Spook School!

Newly signed to Fortuna Pop! and hotly anticipated to do great things, they have been variously described as "particularly cute and particularly addictive", "catchy as hell" and as being the way "you always want Belle and Sebastian to sound like, but they never do" (whatever the chuff THAT means).

In any case, if you like intelligent raucous noisy indiepop and you aren't afraid of topless moustachioed drummers propositioning you, you should come and see for yourself quite why this superb little band have stirred up such an ardent following for themselves over the past few months.

Support comes from The Occasional Flickers and Colin's Godson and all in all it should be an excellent evening. We look forward to seeing you there.

Only £4.00

Includes free entry to the Egg afterwards where Unpop will be the guest DJ's.

www.thespookschool.com
www.occasionalflickers.co.uk
www.colinsgodson.com

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Unpop in Glasgow 3!

Saturday 27th of April

Blackfriars
36 Bell Street

10.30pm to 3am
£4, mixtapes, badges and cake for early arrivals!

Aye, that's right; Unpop is going West once again. We had so much fun the last time we put on a night in Blackfriars, we had to come back and do it all over again. There will be cake, there will be mixtapes, there will be so very much indiepop dancing action. There will probably be a cavalcade of cardigans and gingham mittens.

We like:

Veronica Falls - Belle & Sebastian - Orange Juice - Jens Lekman - Bearsuit - Tullycraft - The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Allo Darlin' - The Fall - The Magnetic Fields - The Hidden Cameras - Neutral Milk Hotel - Hefner - Stereolab - Helen Love - Acid House Kings - The Field Mice - Felt - Bis - Standard Fare - Architecture In Helsinki - The Pastels - The Flatmates - Jonathan Richman - The Smiths - Talulah Gosh, Kenickie - Mates of State - Stereo Total - & Other twee nonsense...

Unpop also likes Glasgow.

If that sounds like your cup of tea then we very much hope to see you on the 27th April when we will be breaking from tradition and putting on a night on a Saturday instead of our usual Friday slot. Eek! That's right, we're so excited we're actually squeaking.

Wear your heart on your sleeve and shoes you can shimmy in. We reckon it's going to be good.

https://www.facebook.com/events/152285104933650

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Valentines Special



Valentines Indiepop Dance Party
Friday 15th of Febuary


The Wee Red Bar
Edinburgh Art College,
Lauriston Place
Edinburgh EH3 9DF

11pm to 3am - £4 entry

After a period of intensive festive reflection/gluttony/sloth, Unpop is back again to cajole your indie pop dancing feet onto the floor of the Wee Red Bar. As it falls on Friday the 15th of February, consider it a Valentine's Day hangover special. Soothe your singleton nature with a cathartic dance to "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side", or - if you're part of a smug couple - join your partner for a feet-staring boogie to The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and The Magnetic Fields.

(Half) joking aside, you will have an ace time. You will hear songs you know and songs you mightn't have heard before. They will all be awesome!

We play pop hits of the highest order, inspired by cultural phenomena such as Glasgow's National Pop League, Indietracks and the C86 compilation.

Expect to hear:

Belle & Sebastian, Felt, Hefner, The Clean, Orange Juice, Kenickie, Jens Lekman, 'Allo Darlin', Tullycraft, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Pavement, Talulah Gosh, Plastic Bertrand, The Aislers Set, A Smile And A Ribbon, The Gingham Mittens, The Magnetic Fields, The Pastels, 'Everywhere', Bearsuit, Los Campesinos!, Eux Autres, Standard Fare, Bis, The Smiths, ballboy, Helen Love, The Spook School, Pulp, The Bobby McGees, The Hidden Cameras and many, many more.

Come early to get a copy of our ever-popular limited edition artifact that is the Unpop mixtape, as well as free Unpop pin badges and (largely homemade) cakes!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Unpop Glasgow!

Friday 9th of November

Blackfriars

36 Bell Street

10.30 pm to 3.00am
£4

Mixtapes, badges and cake for early arrivals!

Glaswegians! Fans of indiepop! Unpop enjoyed visiting your fair city so much in July that we are coming back again for more in November! There will be cake, there will be mixtapes and there will be more indiepop tunes for dancing to than you can shake a stick at. Please come along and bring all your pals because we think it's going to be pretty awesome. Advance requests via the facebook events page. We aim to please!

C86, twee, jangle pop and generally heavenly pop hits are what we like to play alongside many other indie disco classics. Wear your heart on your sleeve and shoes you can shimmy in. The fey will rise again!

You can expect to hear the likes of:
Belle & Sebastian, Felt, Hefner, Orange Juice, Camera Obscura, Jens Lekman, Allo Darlin, Tullycraft, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Pavement, Talulah Gosh, The Aislers Set, A Smile And A Ribbon, The Magnetic Fields, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Pastels, Bearsuit, Los Campesinos!, Eux Autres, Bis, The Smiths, Ballboy, Helen Love, The Wedding Present, Stereolab, La Sera, The Bobby McGees, The Clean, The Hidden Cameras and many, many more.

http://www.facebook.com/events/538045699556036/
http://www.blackfriarsglasgow.com

Monday, 8 October 2012

Unpop with Guest DJ PAT NEVIN!


Friday 19th of October


The Wee Red Bar
 

11pm to 3am, £4
 
Badges, Mixtapes and cake for early arrivals!

After a post-August lull, Unpop is back for the autumn and for our (almost) 3 year anniversary...

Guest dj for this occasion is the venerable Pat Nevin, Scottish football legend and general indiepop connoisseur. This is the second time that Pat has dj-ed for us, and we're real excited to have him again. Expect to hear a winning mix of quality pop songs, both old and new...
 

C86, twee, jangle pop and generally heavenly pop hits are what we like to play alongside many other indie disco classics. Wear your heart on your sleeve and shoes you can shimmy in. The fey will rise again!


You can expect to hear the likes of:
Belle & Sebastian, Felt, Hefner, Orange Juice, Camera Obscura, Jens Lekman, Allo Darlin, Tullycraft, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Pavement, Talulah Gosh, The Aislers Set, A Smile And A Ribbon, The Magnetic Fields, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Pastels, Bearsuit, Los Campesinos!, Eux Autres, Bis, The Smiths, Ballboy, Helen Love, The Wedding Present, Stereolab, La Sera, The Bobby McGees, The Clean, The Hidden Cameras and many, many more.


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Unpop goes to London!
Guest DJs at Scared To Dance

Monday, 6 August 2012

Unpop #10, Festival Special

Spook School, Indiepop Dance Party!
Though chock-full of comedians who have glossy posters everywhere (have you checked your front door yet?), the venerable Edinburgh Fringe Festival is suffering from a crippling indie pop deficit. This August's Unpop will act as a stimulus package for all pop fans, who would otherwise be wasting away in their rooms for want of listening to The Aislers Set through relatively powerful speakers.

As per the norm, Unpop brings out the heavenly pop hits, all the way from jangle pop to post-jangle pop and jangly pop...expect to hear the likes of:

-- Heavenly -- Orange Juice -- Pavement -- Jens Lekman -- Belle & Sebastian -- Standard Fare -- The Clean -- Half Man Half Biscuit -- Evans The Death -- The Smiths -- The Wedding Present -- Helen Love -- Jonathan Richman -- Kenickie -- Bearsuit -- The Breeders -- The Fall -- Pulp -- The Aislers Set -- Of Montreal -- Deerhoof -- Camera Obscura and many more...

We're pleased to announce that our guest DJs for the night are local indie pop heroes The Spook School, who will undoubtedly play a set of such brilliance that we will all be rendered deaf by sheer amazement at their curatorial skills.

Also, there'll be free badges, sweets and a limited number of C60 mixtapes on the night, so get down early to increase your haul of twee.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Unpop in Glasgow!

Unpop is very excited to be coming to Glasgow!

Friday 13th of July.
Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street
11pm to 3am
£4

Aye, that's right; Edinburgh's finest indiepop dance party is paying Glasgow a visit for the first time. Glaswegians rejoice! Or more to the point, come out for a dance and bring all your pals. We like indiepop, C86, jangly stuff and general twee nonsense. If that sounds like your cup of tea then we'd love to see you at Blackfriars on the 13th. We will provide you with cake, mixtapes, badges and tunes for dancing to. Can you think of a better way to dispel that Friday 13th gloom? I thought not.

Mixtapes, badges, cake and more for the first 50 people!

You can expect to hear the likes of:
Belle & Sebastian, Felt, Hefner, Orange Juice, Deerhoof, Camera Obscura, Jens Lekman, Allo Darlin, Tullycraft, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Pavement, Talulah Gosh, The Aislers Set, A Smile And A Ribbon, The Magnetic Fields, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Pastels, Bearsuit, Los Campesinos!, Eux Autres, Vivian Girls, Bis, The Smiths, Ballboy, Helen Love, The Wedding Present, Stereolab, La Sera, The Bobby McGees, The Clean, The Hidden Cameras and many, many more.


http://www.facebook.com/events/427312283974998/

Indiepop Dance Party # 9!


The Indietracks warm up special!

Friday 29th of June
The Wee Red Bar

11pm to 3am
£4


C86, twee, jangle pop and generally heavenly pop hits will be busted out, alongside many other melodic classics.

Wear your heart on sleeve, dress up for a dance and shimmy along with us for the night. As always, cakes, goodies and Unpop's 9th mixtape are there for early-comers, and all for the very reasonable price of £4! The fey will rise again!

Expect to hear the likes of:
Felt, Hefner, Orange Juice, Deerhoof, Camera Obscura, Jens Lekman, Allo Darlin, Tullycraft, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Pavement, Talulah Gosh, The Aislers Set, A Smile And A Ribbon, The Magnetic Fields, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Pastels, Bearsuit, Los Campesinos!, Eux Autres, Vivian Girls, Bis, The Smiths, Ballboy, Helen Love, The Wedding Present, The Bobby McGees, The Clean, The Hidden Cameras, Belle and Sebastian and many, many more.

www.facebook.com/events/162210210577602

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The Just Joans, The Spook School and The Hector Collectors

Unpop is delighted to prestent The Just Joans with there Edinburgh launch of their new record "Buckfast Bottles In The Rain". The evening will also feature The Spook School and The Hector Collectors!

The Wee Red Bar
7pm to 10pm
Only £4 and includes entry to The Egg.

Wee Red Bar, Spook School, Hector Collectors
The Just Joans
If the Just Joans were to be personified, they would a combination of early '60s Tom Courtenay and Stephen Patrick Morrissey, drinking Buckfast on a park bench in Motherwell. Indie pop legends in their own right, having played Popfests around they world (as well as being namechecked in Allo Darlin's "If Loneliness Was Art"), The Just Joans are a fantastic live act. Unfortunately, their live appearances round these parts are rare. Fortunately, we've got them this time for an Edinburgh launch of their new record "Buckfast Bottles In The Rain". It will be awesome.

http://www.facebook.com/The-Just-Joans
http://www.weepop.net/releases.php#POP!050


The Spook School
Kieran from Unpop used to say that Edinburgh didn't have any indie pop bands apart from ballboy. What a misguided fool he is - apparently, there are several, one of whom are the excellent The Spook School. Fresh from their breakthrough appearance on the last Unpop tape (!), these poptastic kids will sweetly rock your world; if you haven't seen them live, now's your chance to redeem yourself.

http://www.facebook.com/thespookschool
http://www.thespookschool.com


The Hector Collectors
It might be almost a decade since The Hector Collectors played Edinburgh supporting Half Man Half Biscuit and they are not to be missed. Expect the finest ramshackle indie pop.

http://www.myspace.com/thehectorcollectors


Thanks to Emma for making the poster for us! You can find more of her work at http://emmaahlqvist.blogspot.co.uk 


Monday, 16 January 2012

Unpop! Indiepop Dance Party # 8!

Unpop is back!

Friday 24th February 2012
The Wee Red Bar
£4, Free mixtapes, badges and cake for early arrivals.
11pm to 3am


http://www.facebook.com/unpopdanceparty

It's been too long, folks. After having a super awesome time bringing Unpop to Indietracks in Derbyshire in July, we had to take a wee break for other somewhat less awesome commitments. However, 2012 sees the return of Unpop to our beloved home town. Since July, Team Unpop have been busy thesis-writing, putting on various gigs, pushing real ale, home-brewing, watching documentaries about pop bands and even saving people's lives (no shit!). But finally, our slumbering indie pop appetites will be sated by playing jangly tunes until the early, bleary hours of Saturday morning...

Being long enough after the 14th to not really count, let's call it a Pseudo-Valentine's hop, dedicated to both pandas (because they're around these days, adorning our posters and whatnot) and groundhogs (cos it's in February).

C86, modern twee, jangle pop and generally heavenly pop hits will be busted out, alongside many other melodic classics.

Wear your heart on sleeve, dress up for a dance and shimmy along with us for the night. As always, cakes, goodies and Unpop's 9th mixtape are there for early-comers, and all for the very reasonable price of £4! The fey will rise again!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

The Just Joans, We See Lights and The Occasional flickers

Unpop presents an indiepop dance party at The Forest Cafe

Friday 22nd July 2012

Featuring
The Just Joans (/www.facebook.com/pages/The-Just-Joans/40408923713)
We See Lights (www.facebook.com/weseelights)
The Occasional Flickers (www.facebook.com/occasionalflickers)
& Unpop DJ's

Free entry
B.Y.O.B. (there is a small corkage charge)