Band Connections

The Wednesday Club doesn’t exist in a band vacuum, oh no. We have lots and lots of bands we love in our local area and some of these we’ve been in. Or been in a band with someone who’s in that band. Or been in band with someone who’s been in a band with someone who’s been in that band…With this in mind, and to stave off my upcoming breakdown, I’ve made a map of all these (which is nowhere near al- inclusive…). Enjoy!

Who dey?

The Acutes – two piece Davecore band

All My Friends Are Dead – Now defunct post rock band

Anderson Congress – Now defunct psychogaze band

Bear Driver – melodic dream pop

Biscuit Head and The Biscuit Badgers – many instrumented funny band

The Blanche Hudson Weekend – a more restrained Manhattans

Boy Racer – indiepop band from der 90s

Broken Chairs – on hiatus spazzcore band

Crayon – Now defunct up tempo 3 piece Glaciers

The Contortionist – rigid beautiful indiepop – see also Japanese Sleepers

Downdime – Leeds’ premier indiepop band

Folk Theatre Partisans – Now defunct folk supergroup formed of David Broad, Fran Rodgers, Mike Rossiter and Ben Weatherhill

Fonda 500 – Hull indie electro legends

Glaciers – yearning downtempocore ish

The Half Hour Skiffle Hour – On hiatus skiffle

Hawk Eyes – Capital M metal band, formerly Chicken Hawk, fairly successful

HOTMIM (Heroes of The Mexican Independence Movement) – 3 piece indiepop with a side line in hilarious banter

Hookworms – noisy melodic stuff

The Hospital Bombers – Now defunct all new Leo Trout

Ian Williams – broken/delicate alt country

Leo Trout – Mine and Adam’s first band, sloppy indiepop

Manhattan Love Suicides – Now defunct Jesus and Mary Chain influenced indiepop, fairly successful

The Medusa Snare – Millercore

Nir Death Experience – Lemonheadsy wonderfulness

Nir (Vana) – folk/electro rap project

Olfar – mid rocking alt country

Pulled Apart By Horses – Capital R rock band, fairly successful

The Rocky Nest – Now defunct brass heavy Indietracks fave

Samsa – Now defunct rock 3  piece

Sky Larkin – noisy guitar three piece, fairly successful

The Stay At Homes – 2 piece blues-pop

The Seven Inches – Leeds legends, once and future kings

T.O.Y.S – 3 piece power kraut

Ten – Avante-laptop post rock

Vest For Tysso – On hiatus indie folk

Wallaby Willington – now defunct avante-folk band

The Wednesday Club – pretentious talent wasters

Wonderswan – awesome lofi slackpop

John, Dec 11


The Day Whitey and Bluey Died

Whitey

Bluey

These two guitars, the white one, “Whitey”, and the blue one, “Bluey”* were main stays of the Wednesday

Club experience for most of our life span. Both appearing at such auspicious venues as The Cardigan Arms! The Fenton! The Packhorse! The Brudenell Social Club! Oporto! and many others as well as featuring on Soap and Katapult.

They were terrible, terrible guitars.

Anyway, when we realised that no one who was sane would ever buy them we donated them to Pulled Apart By Horses (whose bassist Rob Lee once sat in on drums for The ‘Club). They then smashed them up in this video.

Fun Fact 1: Whitey was very hard to smash apparently – causing great damage to their drum kit and thus hardly appearing in the video.

Fun Fact 2: Whitey used to be played in a band containing Sam Carter, winner of Best Newcomer at the British Folk Awards 2010.

*We had a lot of fun naming guitars. There was also the little blue guitar, “Lil’ Bluey”, a red guitar, “reddy”, three black guitars, all called “Blacky”, and “Sunburst”. Sunburst didn’t work out too well.


Influences On So Claw/Sour Crow

Basho

Galaxie 500

Kurt Vonnegut

Robert Anton Wilson

The Medusa Snare

Beulah

Guided By Voices

Last.Fm

Shakespeare

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

Bill Clinton

Gustave Flaubert

Mark Kozelek

Shipley

The Smiths

Billy Joel

Harold Place

Match Of The Day

T.S. Eliot

The Vaselines

Built To Spill

Iain Banks

Maya Angelou

The Acutes

The Velvet Underground

Ceefax

Jack London

Mud Honey

The Beatles

Vaslav Nijinsky

David Lynch

Jorge Luis Borges

Norse Mythology

The Clean

Virgil Widrich

Frank Zappa

Julian Barnes

Pavement

The Cure

Windows

Franklin Bruno

Kate Bush

Pulled Apart By Horses

The Flamingos

Wire

Fred Astaire

King Cobra

Reynard the Fox

The Manhattan Love Suicides

Wonderswan