Monday, 29 March 2010

This week!

New Music New Talent

Candy Panic Attack - Heartbreaker
Hovercraft Pirates - Hell
The Kinsey Report - Too Early To Tell
The Alternate Routes - The Future's Nothing New
The Domes of Silence - Nothing Good
The Dirty Skirts - Feeling the pressure
Guns On The Roof - Shattered Feeling
Fuzz Manta - Mysterious Thoughts
Fiction Plane - Two Sisters
Deep Sleep - Video Girls
Caleb - Caleb - What The Hell
Elefant - Uh Oh Hello
Home Video - Sleep Sweet
Smash Fashion - Hello Lovely One
Architecture In Helsinki - Nothing's Wrong
Fat Penguin - Something Better
The Shaky Hands - Another World
Magic Bullets - Yesterday's Seen Better Days
Tessmarka - Better Than You
Wendy Solomon - Happy Hour Final Mix
Beggar Joe - Sleeping City
Death of the Elephant - 2N2222
Bettie Serveert - Hell Is Other People
Sleepy Eyes Of Death - Eyes Spliced Open
Frightened Rabbit - I Feel Better
Film School - Plots And Plans


Labelle - Lady Marmalade
Ellie Goulding - Wish I Stayed (demo)
Metric - Monster Hospital
Goldfrapp - Strict Machine
PJ Harvey - Working for the Man
St. Vincent - Actor out of Work
La Roux - In For The Kill (Radio Edit)
Tiny Masters of Today - La-La Land
Flyleaf - Breathe Today
Cansei De Ser Sexy - Music Is My Hot Hot Sex
Robots In Disguise - We're In the Music Biz
Kate Nash - Foundations
Be Your Own Pet - October, First Account
Hole - Heaven Tonight
Cyndi Lauper - I Drove All Night
The Dresden Dolls - Night Reconnaissance
Skunk Anansie - Selling Jesus
Elastica - Connection
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Date With The Night
Ladytron - Runaway
Lush - Ladykillers
The Ladybirds - (I'm Gonna) Spin Those Reels
Ladyfuzz - Kerfuffle
Ladyhawke - Dusk Till Dawn
Patti Smith Group - Because the Night
Tilly & The Wall - Rainbow In The Dark
Ida Maria - I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked
The Creepshow - Creatures Of The Night
Bif Naked - Nothing Else Matters

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

What you can hear this week..

Pigtails and Army Boots

Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
The Hot Puppies - Green Eye Liner
Little Boots - Remedy
The Pretenders - Spiritual High
Florence & The Machine - Kiss With A Fist
The Duke Spirit - Dog Roses
Björk - Big Time Sensuality
The Noisettes - Sister Rosetta
Paloma Faith - Stone Cold Sober
We Start Fires - Strut
Paramore - Brick by Boring Brick
Gossip - Heavy Cross
Amy Macdonald - A Wish for Something More
The Eyeliners - Sealed with a Kiss
Whiskey Blu - Colour me Blu
Hazard County Girls - Red Light
Marnie Stern - Every Single Line Means Something
Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker
Bikini Kill - False Start
Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
Misnomer - Start the Machine Up
The Cardigans - Starter
The Sounds - Song With A Mission
Santogold - Lights Out
Sixpence None The Richer - Kiss Me
Bunty - thats why Im crossing my legs
Madonna - Ray Of Light
Venom Seeds- On Time
In Love and War - With War in Our Hearts
Kay Hanley - Lust For Life

New Music New Talent- as of next week expanding to 2 hours, now includes: unsigned, indie label bands and hot bands you haven't heard of yet!

Astrid Swan - Rock 'n' Roll Blonde
One EskimO - Hometime
Sachanovak - Sweet Mistress
Apostle Of Hustle - Chances Are
Fooled by Chance- Salvation
Cats On Fire - Born Again Christian
The Joint Conspiracy - Young Again
Subliminal Criminal - Chav Town Blues
Correatown - Racing Tides
Devilish Presley - She´s Not America
Eskimo Blonde - Happy
Moke - Last Chance
Chavtownband - weknowwhatwedontknow

Saturday, 20 March 2010

last week's playlists..sorry for the delay


The Dead Weather - Treat Me Like Your Mother
Chicks On Speed Feat. Peaches - We Don't Play Guitars
Fever Ray - When I Grow Up (Radio Edit)
Imelda May - Big Bad Handsome Man (Radio Edit)
The Slits - I Know What Boys Like
Mother Mother - Body Of Years (Radio Edit)
Texas - Black Eyed Boy
Jessica Allyn - Mother Goddamn [B-Side Single Version]
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Down Boy
Go Betty Go - It's Too Bad
Meg And Dia - Indiana
Bonde Do Rolê - Office Boy
Charlotte Hatherley - White
Catherine Elms - Drowning
Kristin Hersh - In Shock
Portishead - Machine Gun
Damone - What We Came Here For
The Donnas - Here for the Party
Kt Tunstall - Black Horse And The Cherry Tree
The Long Blondes - Here Comes The Serious Bit
Natalie Imbruglia - Wishing I Was There
Siouxsie - Here Comes That Day
The Voronas - You Ain't No Hero
Heather Nova - I'm The Girl
Tegan & Sara - Back In Your Head
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
Alisha's Attic - Lazy Head
Polly Scattergood - Other Too Endless (Single Version)
Ann Wilson - Bad Moon Rising

New Music

Sarah Rocks! - Blueblood
The Limousines - Very Busy People
Raise The Human - All The Humans
The Sibleys - Black Kawasaki
Working Class Heroes - The End
e-god - New Improved Me radio edit
Dirty Love - Shout back
Yes Miss, No Miss - Sexy Back
Guttercat and the Milkmen - Lonely tears in the Night
Andy J Gallagher - 01_The Heretic
Quiet Company - It's Better to Spend Money Like There's No Tomorrow Than Spend Tonight Like There's No Money
Keira May - Pins And Makeup
Devilish Presley- Black Glitter
KOOPA - Gimme it Back - Radio Edit

Sunday, 14 March 2010

If you had to throw away either your TV or your computer, which would you choose?

That's an easy choice- the T.V! It's full of rubbish most of the time whereas my computer enables me to do my radio shows and commiucate with people worldwide.

Ask me anything

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

This week's playlists- what to listen out for!

Pigtails and Army Boots

DJ Sunderland - Control The 80's
Karen O and the Kids - All Is Love
Kate Nash - Foundations
Betty Power - New Best Friend
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Lene Lovich - One In A Million
M.I.A. - Paper Planes
La Roux - In For The Kill (Radio Edit)
Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For?
Lily Allen - Not Fair (Clean Radio Edit)
L7 - Wargasm
Bif Naked - I Want
Patti Smith - People Have The Power
Butterfly Boucher - A Bitter Song
Evanescence - Bring Me To Life
Tori Amos - Big Wheel
PJ Harvey - Dress
Jill Sobule - Supermodel
Robots In Disguise - Bed Scenes
The Runaways - Cherry Bomb
Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker
Le Tigre - Hot Topic
Guano Apes - Open Your Eyes
Blondie - One Way Or Another
Blood Red Shoes - It's Getting Boring By The Sea
Goldfrapp - Strict Machine
My Brightest Diamond - Inside A Boy
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Dear Prudence
Jack Off Jill - My Cat

New Music New Talent

The Ruskins - 6 for 5 alive
Airbomb - I'm So Sick (Monday Morning)
Cable 35 - Boogie Man
Angelus - Give Me A Reason
Ten Ten-Tackles - Death Certificate
Thunderbird 13 - Love Junky
Nephu Huzz - Nurse! Nurse!
Alice in Videoland - we are rebels
Caduseus - I Guess it's Goodbye
Rebel Territory - Angel In The City
El Dog - A Princess, A Monkey, The Stars and The Sea
Devilish Presley - Halloween Queen
Berlin Brides - Off The Rack
Lana - Ruthless
4ft Pimp - Black Death

Monday, 8 March 2010

Million Women Rise March 2010

I know this blog isn't about music (if you're reading this at the orignal posting place of my blogger, you'll know it's primarily a music blog) however, Pigtails and Army Boots is also a feminist minded show, and I think people who listen to the show may be interested in this too.

Anyway, on Saturday 6th March 2010, the third annual Million Wome Rise March took place. The march was against male violence to women and the aim of it was to show those in power that we have had enough and want a stop to all of it- there is a lot of violence towards women- rape, domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking and much more. I'm very aware that some of these things happen to men too, and of course I'm against that too (I'm personally against violence to all living things, hence my choice to be vegan) but the sad thing is the majority of violence happens towards women.

This was my first time going to the march and it was well worth it.

My friend Rachel and I went together, and the meeting place was at Speakers Corner at Hyde Park in London, took us a while to find it as Hyde Park is stupidly huge, but it was obvious when we came across a mass crowd of women (and children, no men were allowed) holding banners, some dressed up. We had some time before the march was going to get under way so we had a look around and saw banners for many womens groups and centres including the Womens Institute, London Feminists, CARE, Rape Crisis, The Butterfly Project (I think that's what they were called) and many more large and local groups. There was every age group you could imagine, and every ethnicity too.

The march actually started about 1pm, we got passed a paper with the chants we were to use on it, and then went under the subway to the other side of the road to the starting point with thousands of other women and children. Then we proceeded through Oxford Street, Regents Street and Picadilly for the next 2 hours making lots of noise and doing chants like " 1234, stop the violence, stop the hate" and "what do we want? justice! when do we want it? NOW!" and attracting a lot of attention from passers by.

We finished at Trafalgar Square where there was a rally and we listened to a lot of inspiring speeches and had some music too, including an artist called Sarah Bennet who led us into a mass sing along of 4 Non Blondes what's up what was really awesome!
We had talks from Disability Awareness in Action (I nearly cried, some of the stories they had to tell were so sad and terrifying) Unison, CARE international, Iranian Women's League, Mothers Against Violence, Women's Resource Centre, OBJECT, and others.

All in all, I was tired by the end of it but inspired, I'm starting up a feminist group in my town and hope to do more activism relating to these issues as it also made me so angry, it's terrible that there is still so much of this violence happening in our modern society.

once agin, photos are on my facebook page

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

What you can hear this week

New Music New Talent

Station Parade - Monkey On A Bike
586 - He's Got My Measure
Showbizheroes - Henry's Song
Argon 40 - When the Words Don't Come
Atomic Blonde - Under My Skin (censored)
Devilish Presley - Hammer Horror Glamour
Le Monnier - Kingyo
Asylum - Wicked Passion
Amy Hendrickson and The Prime Directive - Gold Dust Man _
Gabby Young (Dave Howells Remix) - In this..dave wowell mix fi
Aaron Carey - The Scene
Devilish Presley - Hammer Horror Glamour
Suck My Deformity - Is It Wrong
Sleepercurve - Robots
A Brokeheart Pro - Kitten Next Door

Pigtails and Army Boots

Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
Cyndi Lauper - Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun)
The Noisettes - Don't Give Up
Ellie Goulding - Under The Sheets
Codeine Velvet Club - Vanity Kills
Peaches - Boys Wanna Be Her
Garbage - Hammering In My Head
Gossip - Heavy Cross
Girlschool - Spend Spend Spend
4 Non Blondes - What's Up
Alanis Morissette - Head Over Feet
Melissa Auf De Maur- Out of our minds
Portishead - Machine Gun
Tegan & Sara - Back In Your Head
Kelly Osbourne - Coolhead
The Ropes - Cry To The Beat
No Doubt - Hey Baby
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Soho Dolls - trash the rental
Remi Nicole - Go Mr Sunshine
Marnie Stern - Every Single Line Means Something
The Brownies - Means To An End
Rilo Kiley - Dreamworld
Kate Bush - Army Dreamers
Slummin Angels - Mondays
Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise
Bat For Lashes - Pearl's Dream
Sixpence None The Richer - Don't Dream It's Over