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Indie rock music at Aardvark Records

“Most of the UK’s Generation Z was conceived while their parents were bonking to Indie tunes.” We love this quote from a music industry insider. You can’t get a more intimate relationship between music and people than that. With its roots firmly bound to Punk, we love the energy, the diversity of sounds and subject matter, and the cheekiness in Indie music.

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Callel

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Callel
"Young, talented revelations Callel are a four-piece with a refreshing urge to sound that bit different...Callel look to a super future." - The Scotsman

The four members of the indie Rock - Britpop crossover band Callel grew up in the same area of Granton in Edinburgh; they went to the same school, played in the same football team, caught the same nits…but it wasn't until years later that they got together as a band.
 
They soon found their feet on the live scene and supported Paolo Nutini, Rooney, Asobi Seksu, The Hip Parade, The Bluetones and The Holloways among others.
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Jaff

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Callel
Jaff
"Young, talented revelations Callel are a four-piece with a refreshing urge to sound that bit different...Callel look to a super future." - The Scotsman

The four members of the indie Rock - Britpop crossover band Callel grew up in the same area of Granton in Edinburgh; they went to the same school, played in the same football team, caught the same nits…but it wasn't until years later that they got together as a band.
 
They soon found their feet on the live scene and supported Paolo Nutini, Rooney, Asobi Seksu, The Hip Parade, The Bluetones and The Holloways among others.
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Indie rock band Jaff is the Gordon Ramsey recipe from hell. Add one part mad Frenchman to two parts eccentric English dudes and you have the basic ingredients for a quirky,zany, tantric-sex explosion of energy called Jaff.

It would be easy to introduce Jaff as another indie/alternative rock band. This would be a disservice. Their sound is a mashup of power Indie Britpop with a post-modern punk right hook, touch of psychedelia and a hell of an edge. And they were doing it long before bands like Blink 182 made it fashionable.

In a short space the band recorded a mini album with tracks regularly played on independent French, Swiss and German radio stations... and BBC Radio 1. They have toured with and supported Salad, Baby Chaos, Nada Surf and Addict on their European tours. They are also no strangers to European music festivals, playing FIMU and Aux Portes de L'Enfer (the charmingly named Doors of Hell) amongst others. Jaff has also had two very successful tours of Italy and Poland under its belt.
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Little Spitfire

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Callel
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Little Spitfire
"Young, talented revelations Callel are a four-piece with a refreshing urge to sound that bit different...Callel look to a super future." - The Scotsman

The four members of the indie Rock - Britpop crossover band Callel grew up in the same area of Granton in Edinburgh; they went to the same school, played in the same football team, caught the same nits…but it wasn't until years later that they got together as a band.
 
They soon found their feet on the live scene and supported Paolo Nutini, Rooney, Asobi Seksu, The Hip Parade, The Bluetones and The Holloways among others.
Read the Full Story
Indie rock band Jaff is the Gordon Ramsey recipe from hell. Add one part mad Frenchman to two parts eccentric English dudes and you have the basic ingredients for a quirky,zany, tantric-sex explosion of energy called Jaff.

It would be easy to introduce Jaff as another indie/alternative rock band. This would be a disservice. Their sound is a mashup of power Indie Britpop with a post-modern punk right hook, touch of psychedelia and a hell of an edge. And they were doing it long before bands like Blink 182 made it fashionable.

In a short space the band recorded a mini album with tracks regularly played on independent French, Swiss and German radio stations... and BBC Radio 1. They have toured with and supported Salad, Baby Chaos, Nada Surf and Addict on their European tours. They are also no strangers to European music festivals, playing FIMU and Aux Portes de L'Enfer (the charmingly named Doors of Hell) amongst others. Jaff has also had two very successful tours of Italy and Poland under its belt.
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April 2001 - the story of the UK indie rock band Little Spitfire begins. Kirsten looks for a hard-hitting drummer for her new band, the criteria: "..a cross between Keith Moon (The Who) and Animal (The Muppets)."

She meets Lee. Little Spitfire had started.

Time went by happily, but they soon realised that something rather skinny with jet black hair was missing, the engine, Stu. With Pat finally joining in early 2005.

Little Spitfire emerged out of raw passion for rock/pop music with attitude.

After meeting producer Kenny Jones a couple of years before, they received a call from him and in November 2004 he locked them away in his north London studio (Alchemy) to make a record. This they did and Honesty was the result.
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Rock Music News

  • We're really pleased to announce that the Truths are featured in the October edition of Bass Guitar Magazine. OK, to be more acurate, The Truths' bass player, James Goddard, is featured ;) James talks about why bass guitars rock, the bass players who inspire him, life in the band, what he thinks makes a good bassist...and a whole lot more.

  • Aardvark Records is pleased to announce that Little Spitfire's single "Silly Girl" had a synch placement with the smash hit TV Series, Hellcats. The single features in Series 1, Episode 118: Woke Up Dead. The character of Marti (Aly Michalka) visits the store where her deceased father's guitar picks came from and meets Deidre (guest star AJ Michalka), who helps Marti uncover another piece of information about her father. Dan (Matt Barr) shoots a zombie horror film for his Lancer film school application and enlists the Hellcats as actors in the project. As the submission date draws closer, Dan starts having cold feet about his film's worthiness, so Savannah (Ashley Tisdale) decides to help the matter along. Alice (Heather Hemmens) teams up with a school reporter to expose a student cheating scandal. Gail O'Grady, Sharon Leal and Robbie Jones also star. Andy Fickman directed the episode written by Jennifer Schuur.

  • When we got the call that Snowworld Productions were keen to use Callel's single "Body Discovery" on their latest snowboarding DVD - Homies III - how could we possibly say no?

  • Callel's bassist, Craig Finnie, is featured in this month's Bass Guitar Magazine. Craig talks about his development as a bassist, his passions and names his bass playing heroes. You can catch his thoughts about playing 4, 5 and 6 string bass...and his thoughts about slapping too.

  • "16 and Pregnant", the controversial MTV reality show about teen pregnancy, featured the single "Try To Be Quiet" from the Scottish Indie Pop four piece, Callel. The song was broadcast on a recent episode from the second series of the show.

  • The Truths will be added to airplay rotation on Heartland FM (Perthshire, Scotland) from today. Tune in to cath their latest releases between 2pm and 4pm. Or listen to Heartland FM online!

  • It says everything that Callel have shared the musical stage with the likes of Paolo Nutini whilst gaining radio play on Radio One and favourable reviews in pretty much every Scottish publication there is, such is the mainstream gravitational pull of debut album 'Body Discovery'... click the link for the full review

  • The Truths and Callel will be played the Midlands' based FM station High Peak Radio (106.4 and 103.3) from 25 Octber 2010. So if you live in the area, and would like to support one or boths bands, get in touch High Peak Radio and let them know what you think...or you can request your favourite song from The Truths' album "Above all..." and/or Callel's album "Body Discovery". http://www.highpeakradio.co.uk

  • You can catch Callel today between 1pm - 1:15pm on Charlie Ashcroft's programme on Amazing Radio. The show will be repeated on Thursday evening (14 Oct) at 6pm, and again on Saturday (16th Oct) at 5pm. Catch the show an dleave some feedback on Amazing Radio;s website.

  • ..."Bajo el nombre de Callel se esconde el talento de cuatro jóvenes provenientes de la escocesa Edimburgo, su álbum de debut, 'Body Discovery', sorprende por su pop de sensibilidad a flor de piel, por sus grandes canciones y armonías vocales. A poco más de un mes del lanzamiento del disco en el circuito UK (25 de Septiembre) nos pusimos en contacto con la nueva sensación escocesa para saber de primera mano cuales son sus impresiones y expectativas"...

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