Wednesday, March 30, 2005



march 30th

So on monday we played a gig for the very lovely chaps at in Manchester, it looked like this

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though when questioned later a member of the audience said it looked like this

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(Both images copyright Jane Torr, the second will either go in the Jane Torr museum or on the fridge, we will decide later)
We played with an amazing Manchester band called Former Bullies who were a two piece in the vein of Pedro the Lion/ Neil Young, and rocked our world. We will be ripping them off shortly, our next gig's on 18th April in london with mates of state, at the Windmill in Brixton. Ps Piers was on the news the other day, but it was only BBC 3 so we haven't sold out yet.


Wednesday, March 16, 2005



Firstly long time BUDDY of the band Dr David Crofts is the father of a lovely baby girl, Florence, and Pat of fellow Indie rock dudes Cove has also been the recipient of a similarly lovely baby unknown at time of press though. Congratulations to all...

Look a picture... and this only took me about 2 weeks to figure out!

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That's us in a garage, using garageband (on my ibook) to make some garage rock.. afterwards we listened to some UK garage and then went to the garage to buy some pasties.. My brother, Neil took this picture. Unlike me he is aesthetically minded and even made us look alright. He actually took loads of better ones of my nieces pretending to be the band instead.. as we thought we could do with an image change but I couldn't do a very good vocal impression of a preteen girl. Never mind. Any way some more gigs confirmed/ pencilled in

28/3 Manchester Retro bar for with former Bullies and dead men win fights, it's easter monday so it's Eggsile on main street..

18/4 Windmill brixton for with Mates of State who are lovely people, and the research who I am assured are amazing.

21/4 bardens Boudoir w/ Thee More shallows (a great US three piece) and more

10/5 Brighton Freebutt for the fringe festival (tbc)

some more stuff coming including a really speciall show at Bardens with some awesome folk.. and some dates in Holland with Pfaff, enablers and others (especially looking forward to playing in someones house in amsterdam).. our record's pretty much done and the 7" is in the shops! great NEXT week.. audio (maybe)

love to all.

Monday, March 07, 2005



Welcome to the new econoline weblog, basically the demise of the last domain name etc, coincided with us going 'offline' ourselves for a little while but we're back now, so here's the news. econoline is back into gear but with a new line up

Piers Chandler, Guitar, accordion, keyboard, drums, programming, bass

Ian Scanlon, guitar, keyboards, singing, drums, computers, etc

and a new sound, we've been writing stuff and are currently working on new material, eg a cover of schizophrenia by sonic youth, as well assisting Mr Dave Holmes of Seriously Groovy in putting the very final of final touchs to our 2nd album for them, "this band isn't funny anymore". Two of the tracks from that session are avaiable on vinyl "Go Team!"/ "29/10/02" and that's available through shellshock from today. another of the tracks "the columbia" you can buy at and the rest will be out SHORTLY. In the meantime we are kicking back and listening to the new bjork album, menomena, GBV (RIP), TV on the radio, palace brothers and Iron and Wine. You have to ask yourself why you aren't too. To inaugurate the new line up we are doing the traditional PLAY SOME GIGS thing.. and here they are

March 28th Manchester Retro bar w. dead men win fights, and former bullies

April 18th Brixton the windmill with mates of state and the research (tickets from

May 10th (tbc) Brighton Freebutt as part of the brighton fringe festival

as soon as I can find a reliable young person to help me there will be pictures and mp3's attached to this blog. STAY TUNED

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