Babyshambles bassist Drew McConnell's other band, Helsinki, will headline the London ULU on Friday night (November 7), at a gig put on by the Love Music Hate Racism organisation. The gig has been organised to raise awareness of, and combat, the right-wing British National Party's recent attempts to promote racism in UK schools by giving free CDs containing allegedly racist songs to schoolchildren. Reverend And The Makers' Jon McClure will perform with the collective at the gig, as will rapper Lowkey who, along with McClure and McConnell, performs in the supergroup Mongrel. Support will come from Bashy and Riz MC. See Lovemusichateracism.com for more information.
Plus! Adam announces winter tour:
"Well here's a rough look at my 'Watching the flowers grow' tour a few dates might change but... My first outing and I'm scared but there's nothin like growing up in public, there won't be any guests as I don't have any famous friends that I can rope in - so just me and a guitar... altough there will be some hip supports, just working that one out..
JAN>> 5 Leicester Charlotte>> 6 Cambridge Soul Tree>> 7 Nottingham Bodega>> 8 Liverpool Academy 2>> 9 Manchester Ruby Lounge>> 10 Wakefield Escobar>> 11 Birmingham Bar Academy>> 13 Newcastle Academy 2>> 14 Hull Lamp>> 15 Preston Uni (club night)>> 16 Derby Rockhouse>> 17 Welwyn Garden City Green Rooms>> 18 Castleford Loft>> 19>> 20 Cardiff Barfly>> 22 Kingston New Slang>> 25 Wolves Little Civic>> 28 Wrexham Central Station just waiting for some scottish and Irish things to come in..".
And! Carlos is on the December issue of Clash magazine (video preview of the interview here).