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Pigtails and Army Boots Weekly Update

on May 15, 2013

Sorry for the delay in the update this week, I’ve been bust preparing for my holiday to the Netherlands next week!

News this week

I just found out about this rather awesome female trio called Valentine who will be releasing their self titled début album on July 1st, with a single called ‘Chucky’ out on June 17th. They will be touring the UK in June on these dates:

10th – Leeds The Packhorse
11th – Hull The Adelphi
13th – Sheffield O2 Academy 2
14th – Newcastle Think Tank
15th – Edinburgh Wee Red Bar
17th – Brighton Sticky Mike’s
18th – London Camden Dublin Castle
20th – Birmingham Asylum 2
21st – Manchester Dry Bar
22nd – Leicester Lock 42

here is the video to the incredibly catchy song (Warning- not for the faint of heart)!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released a video to ‘Mosquito’- warning again- if you don’t like creepy crawlies, this may not be for you!

Courtney Love

has decided to go on tour under her solo name rather than using her band name ‘Hole’ She used the name again for her 2010 album ‘Nobody’s Daughter’ but last year she tweeted ‘Hole is Dead’.

Courtney will play seven dates as part of her forthcoming East Coast tour, starting in Philadelphia on June 20, visiting Boston, Silver Spring, Brooklyn, Port Chester and Asbury Park, before finishing up in Huntingdon, New York on June 29.

Paramore have also announced a tour of the UK. Dates are in September:

Dublin The O2 Point (September 2)
Manchester MEN (20)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (21)
Birmingham LG Arena (23)
Nottingham Arena (24)
London Wembley Arena (27)

Event Guide

15th May- 20th May

  • 17 May – What The Frock! Birthday Party – The Square Club, 15 Berkeley Square, Bristol – Doors 7.30pm, Comedy from 8pm – Tickets £12 advance, £15 door

    On Friday, 17 May, come to The Square Club and help us celebrate our first birthday with an extra special night of Frock! fun.

    Our line up is:

    • Jayde Adams – WTF!’s resident MC
    • Viv Groskop
    • Alice Frick
    • Charlie Benson
    • Sophie Johnson

    And what do you get on this extra special night? Well, I’m glad you asked. In addition to the FIVE fabulous acts listed above, you also get…

    • The first 15 people to arrive get a limited-edition birthday present
    • Birthday cake
    • WTF! special birthday badge (ONLY available at this event)
    • Sweets and treats
    • Mini treatments from the lovely Lush ladies

    AND… we’re having a raffle in support of One25, which helps women who are trapped in sex work.

  • 18 May – Why Women Are Funny: panel event – Watershed, 1 Harbourside, Bristol – 2.00pm – Tickets £7, or £6 concessions

    There’s been a lot of talk in the past few years about whether women are even capable of being funny. After writing a blog post about this that went viral in 2011, Jane Duffus founded What The Frock! Comedy in Bristol to promote women comedians. She found no shortage of funny women to book, and instead of struggling to fill club nights she’s got a huge waiting list of brilliant comedians to put on.

    Two of those comedians are Kate Smurthwaite (who was MC at the first ever WTF!, and has appeared at numerous Bristol events since), and Viv Groskop (another regular WTF! performer), both of whom – as well as being fabulously funny – are established media voices about the place of women in society, regularly speaking on Radio 4, Sky News and more. They join Jane for a panel discussion on women in comedy chaired by BBC Bristol’s Elise Rayner, host of ‘The Afternoon Show’, who has championed WTF! right from the start and is a staunch supporter of women in the arts.

    Tickets £7, or £6 concessions from

  • Artist of the Month: Wolf Like Child- they have kindly sent some more about themselves, here is what they had to say:

    Wolf Like Child are a brand new three piece from Brighton, cutting their teeth on the local live circuit. They blend folk-rock blues guitar, electro-tinged rhythms and funky, dubwise bass with lyrical twists of social consciousness; love, life, politics & randomness!






    The trio are all keen activists in their own individual ways, their songs express a direct social consciousness which is both passionate and thought provoking. Wolf Like Child are unique in that they are not interested in fame and fortune. The band intend to distribute their material for free, encouraging supporters to make donations only if they are able.   


    They recently recorded an 8-track demo with Dean Van Jones at Oscillate Recordings, which you can stream or download here (link). Currently, their focus is on having fun; roadtesting their set around Brighton and other areas, while developing new material which they hope to record in the form of an album very soon.



    Ree had a collection of songs which she had been developing for the past 6 years. Alongside working on an instrumental synth project and collaborating with other artists

    Ben had always wanted to make music with Ree & they had previously worked on various other studio projects together:


    Bluestep project


    The pair started jamming Ree’s songs in 2011, then in April 2012 they found Eve to play Bass. Eve had not long moved to Brighton from Italy and her style complimented the sound perfectly.


    Wolf Like Child have recently started performing their set live and are grateful for compliments on their unique sound and attitude. Their next gig is @ The Sticky Mikes Frog Bar on Thursday 23rd May. Onstage at 9pm. £5 door or £4 guestlist (Event page)…


    How to find out about/listen to Wolf Like Child: 




    For bookings contact:

    No update next week as I’ll be on holiday, so will leave you with this dreamy cover of the week- a version of The Cure’s Boys Don’t Cry- click here to listen


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