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Curveballs @ Edge, December 15th preview with Zalinski & Learn To Swim (CB December 9th 2009)

Tonight I chatted to two of the bands you can see at the next Curveballs gig taking place at Edge nightclub in Romford this coming Tuesday, December 15th.



First up we chatted to Bows from Zalinski. Based in London, the foursome have been described as a “groove-heavy rock-out” and have received acclaim across the music press for their live shows and EPs. They have just released their latest EP Actions, Reactions & Misunderstandings, from which we heard the epic track God. Keep up with the band’s goings-on at


Click here to listen to the interview with Bows!



I also chatted to Matt from Learn to Swim. Originally formed three years ago with a different line-up, the foursome’s upbeat sound takes in a variety of influences and somehow makes summer seem a lot closer than you think! The band make regular appearances across Essex and London, including a monthly residency upstairs at Dingwalls in Camden. Find out more by going to


Click here to listen to the interview with Matt!


Both Zalinski and Learn to Swim can be seen at Edge nightclub in Romford this Tuesday as part of Phoenix FM @ Tuesday Night Live. Also playing on the night are Anything In Mind and EastEnd Promises. Click here for details of how to get to the venue.


Tonight we also heard a few (undeservedly) forgotten tracks from the noughties – the show went musically like this:

Sleater-Kinney – You’re No Rock’n’roll Fun

Midget – Queue Jumping

Union Kid – Last of the Lo-fi

Sugarcoma – Blisters

Pleymo – New Wave

Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Protection from Enemies

The Animalhouse – Animal

Ruby Cruiser – A Little Indulgence is Good for the Soul

Zalinski – God

Reuben – Let’s Stop Hanging Out

Engerica – My Demise

Ace Out – Si Je Tombe de Haut

Superbus – Sex Baby Sex

Republic of Loose – The Translation

Do Me Bad Things – The Song Rides

Sonic Boom Six (ft Coolie Ranx) - All In

Ben Westbeech – So Good Today

Learn to Swim – Soda

The Playwrights – Fear of Open Spaces

Greg(o)rian – War on the Sky (excerpt)

The Display Team – Wring Wrong

King of Conspiracy – Youth Against the Empire

The Polar Bear Blackout Fever – Fran’s Chili

Krystal Vayne – Never Meant It

Pro-Rata – Sirens

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