Friday Freebies – 02/11/2012


Let’s see if we can’t drag these back into something resembling a normal schedule, shall we?

This week’s first freebie comes with a gig plug, again. On Friday November 16th I’m putting on the rather swell line up of LeThug, Easter and Young Philadelphia at The Roxy 171 in Glasgow. A ticket link will be going up tomorrow, along with a proper blog post, but for now you can indicate your attendance over on Facebook. LeThug and Young Philadelphia have been mentioned round these parts a few times before, so you may have already noticed I like them lots. Easter come from Manchester, their debut album Innocence Man was released earlier this year, and the album has been one of my favourites of the year so far, so I’m delighted to be having them up here doing a gig for me. You can download Damp Patch from the album for free here.

Young Philadelphia
While writing up the entry for Easter I skipped over to Young Philadelphia’s Bandcamp page to grab a link to it, and well well well, what do we have here? They’ve only gone and made their recently released debut EP available for free download! Grab RESI for nowt here, then come see them on the 16th. (You can also catch them playing at Broadcast in Glasgow tonight for free)

Martin John Henry
While on a solo acoustic tour round Europe Martin John Henry recorded some bits and bobs of his set. A live EP has been put together from results, featuring songs from Martin’s solo album, some De Rosa songs, and a few covers. The Live On Land EP is available to download for the price of your choosing here.

Verse Metrics
Old favourites and one time Aye Tunes birthday guests Verse Metrics have been quiet for ages, so it is good news indeed that a new EP from them is imminent. You can download Arches from the new EP for free here

i like ceareal, my friend.
Halloween has been and gone now, but I’d be slacking if I didn’t mention this offering. Buy a CD or download Hallowtide for whatever you want here. While you are there you can do worse than pre-order a copy of the new Douglas Firs album too, here.

Thank You So Nice
Edinburgh indie rock types Thank You So Nice recently released their debut album, and they are so kind that you can have it for whatever price you want, even free. You can find Make Friends, Not Money here.

St Deluxe
Lateness of freebies meant that I only just got round to mentioning a new St Deluxe single last week, and there’s another single along already. Evil Dead is the second single from their upcoming new album, and is a free download here. While you are at it, aforementioned new album Born Into Flame is available to pre-order here too.

Best Friends
Best Friends came to my attention, probably rather belatedly, when they put out a split tape with Grazes which paid tribute to Hardcore Legend Mick Foley. I bought the tape pretty much on the strength of the Sock connection, and it turned out to be a fine purchase. Best freinds have a new, free download available now, as part of the Art Is Hard Pizza club. Hawaii 666 is all kinds of ace, and free here.

Tiny Birds
Finally, a very late mention for our favourite jangly banjo weilding Londoners, Tiny Birds. Their new EP, Local History, came out weeks ago, but I keep forgetting to mention it. You can download it for the price of your choice, or buy a nice CD, here.