31 March 2011

Bite Size Update!

Article originally posted on The Sound Of Confusion blog on the 26th of March

Alrighty Sound Of Confusionists!! (or perhaps SOCrates might be a better collective noun for you very clever people)

Hopefully you’re all enjoying your weekend and soaking up any bit of sunshine you can find! I saw a butterfly and a bee yesterday...in march...in Scotland!!! The world is truly upside down.

Anyway as there’s been a sudden synchronized burst of activity from our ‘Found of Confusion’ artists, here’s a quick news update for any interested parties.

Our first founders POLARSETS have only gone and got themselves hooked up with the ever fashionable Kitsune label! New track ‘Sunshine Eyes’ (below) will be released on the 18th of April and the band will then take to the road for a northern tour:

23rd April STOCKTON, KU - tbc
24th April DARLINGTON, Inside Out - tbc
27th April EDINBURGH, Electric Circus - tbc
28th April GLASGOW, King Tuts - 8:30pm £5
29th April ABERDEEN, Cafe Drummonds - £5
30th April LEEDS, Live At Leeds - tbc
1st May YORK, The Duchess - 4pm - £4
3rd May HULL, Fruit - 8pm £4.50
5th May MANCHESTER, TROF Fallowfield - 8:30pm £2 (bargain)
6th May DURHAM, Live Lounge - 7:30pm £5
18th May SHEFFIELD, The Forum – Free!

It’s unlikely you’ll get the chance to see the band in venues of this size for much longer and at these prices it’s got to be worth your time, so get along there

Polarsets - Sunshine Eyes by partisanpr


WASHNIGTON IRVING are also being good enough to treat us to new material. ‘Abbey Gallop’ comes out on April 25th and it too coincides with a tour that makes its way round Scotland before heading south to Newcastle, Manchester, Cardiff and London – all dates are listed at the band’s MySpace page here


The third new single on offer comes from SECRET RIVALS and it’s a cracker. ‘Tonight Matthew’ is out on the 4th of April via Kittiwake records and could prove to be a big breakthrough for the band. Here it is:

Secret Rivals - Tonight Matthew by Kittiwake Records


Our final update is the news that LASZLO, fresh from the release of ‘Satori’, has finished work on his album and has it provisionally pencilled in for a release around May time. I’m excited about this record but you can make your own minds up by listening to this medley previewing all the tracks:

Laszlo Album Sampler by Lydian Label


So there you have it, lots happening for our F.O.C bands, maybe this blog is a lucky charm ;-)

Stay awake for the next bunch of founders which are coming your way in around a week (NOTE: Now Tomorrow) but in the meantime enjoy the tunes and be good!


  1. Thanks for the introduction to Secret Rivals. Not sure about the SOCrates reference - makes me think of Monty Python lyrics...something like "lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed". Keep up the good work!

  2. haha surely* anything that reminds you of Monty python is a good thing!

    I think Secret Rivals sound really promising, whether they'll get promotion is anbody's guess but they can't do much more than they are doing already with these catchy singles.

    Thanks for taking the time to listen to the tracks, it's appreciated.

    *that's got you thinking of Airplane! now hasn't it.