Straight out of nowhere, The Porter Report pops out of the ether with two brand new installments. There’s no escaping the fact that they’re heavily biased towards the ladies, but let’s be reasonable about this… if you look at the last few intermittent posts, they’ve been well laddish. I for one say, let’s stop the sausage party right here, and bring out the women folk.

First up is Micachu. Without hyperbole, she is the most exciting thing happening in the UK, will save the beleaguered Music Industry using nothing but a screwdriver, a pair of castanets and a chipped copy of Garage Band. I reckon she could probably do something about the credit crunch too [did you know that David Bowie started the credit crunch? He bloody did you know, he did].

We caught up with her at this years Loop Festival in Brighton, and filmed it for those ‘bonne ouefs’ at Boing Boing TV.
Micachu & The Shapes

They Tried To Make Me Jazz For Jihad, I Said A No No No!

Ben Lamdin is a Jazzer of no shameful provenance. Like a syncopated freedom fighter he dons the modal Balaklava and launches a stream of unprovoked aural attacks all in the name of Jazz Jihad! Aside from the Nostalgia 77 Militia Octet, Ben is also one of the driving forces behind Impossible Ark Records (Max Grunhard Quintet, Plumstead Radicals, Examples Of Twelve… you need to get this stuff right up you, trust me) and has just put the finishing touches to an album with British Jazz legends Kieth and Julie Tippets

He popped round El Kapitan’s Cattery during the Loop Festival this summer. Here’s the charts…

Loop Festival – Scroobius Pip Vs Dan Le Sac – Jimmy The Fingers

Porter reports from the Loop festival. Featuring exclusive interviews and live performances from Scroobius Pip Vs Dan Le Sac and Jimmy The Fingers

Loop Festival – The Bays

Porter reports from the Loop festival. Featuring an exclusive interview and live performance from The Bays

Loop Festival – The Aliens – Bonobo

Porter reports from the Loop festival. Featuring exclusive interviews and live performances from The Aliens and Bonobo

Best Of – Part 4

In which Porter admits to burning both ends of the candle at Bestival and hangs out with Howard Marks (it’s just a shame the bloke from Sparks wasn’t there, else we’d have had a right SFA sing-song on our hands). Our boggle-eyed adventurer then spends an afternoon at the Loop Festival in Brighton, talking with Bonobo and Jimmy The Fingers.

Best Of – Part 6

The final episode of the Best of 2007 features a report from Fashion Fringe, a competition for young designers at London Fashion Week, and the tear jerking blast of cotton coloured memories that is… The Montage!