Thoughts from category: fruitstock

setting a bench mark

We spotted our Jess in Time Out last night, in the bit about benches that are dedicated to people. Jess has a bench dedicated to her in Regent's Park (near the penguins at London zoo) in honour of her sterling work helping us to organise fruitstock a few years ago.

Read all about it...


And find even more bench poetry here.

talent scouts

The last we heard of Scouting for Girls they had just signed a big big record deal (after we hand picked them from unsigned obscurity as joint winners of our 2006 fruitstock talent search).

Well would you know it they've now got into the top ten with their new single 'She's So Lovely' (video above). How good is that?

Their debut album is out next week. Keep on going boys, top of the pops next. Oh they stopped showing that didn't they. Popworld on T4?

whisky cats - the debut album


We like the Whisky Cats - they won our battle of the bands thing a couple of years ago and played at Fruitstock. They were great, so we invited them back again last year, and they were great again.

They've finally got around to making a debut album and are offering people the chance to get hold of a very special limited edition. In their own words:

"We are finally doing an album.

The band are going into The Charlatans studio on Monday 19th March with the producer Jim Spencer who has previously worked with New Order, Black Grape, Johnny Marr and The Charlatans. The album will be released in early July. To finance the recording we have put together a limited edition package that we are selling prior to release. You will get:

  • Your name inside the album booklet
  • A copy of the album
  • A framed, personalised album artwork print signed by the band
  • The CD and the artwork recorded delivery to your door a week before the release.

This offer is limited to 500 people and costs £16.99. To pay for the album you can go to:

Fill in your details and it will take you through the Paypal process. If you don't have a Paypal account you can still pay this way. We are going to be publicising this to the general public in the next few days and hope to sell out quickly."

Buy now to avoid disappointment.

scouting for success

Long time readers of our blog and early arrivals at last year's Fruitstock may remember the 3 piece musical ensemble 'Scouting For Girls'. They were the winners of our 2006 Fruitstock Talent Search and as joint winners got to open the main stage performances at our free festival in the park. We were very pleased to hear on the grapevine that lifelong friends Roy, Greg and Pete have just signed a big record deal with Epic/Sony BMG.

Have a look at their 'Airplane Song' video above and see how many fruit references you can spot in the lyrics. (This isn't why we choose them as winners of our talent search by the way. We're far more fickle than that...they won because all of the girls here fancied the singer.)

Anyway congratulations to Scouting For Girls, we'll look out for you in HMV next time we go.