SPOTI-FEWAPY: No 18 ‘The Night Begins To Turn Your Head Around’ by Tom Holloway

May 16th, 2011 by Daniel

Tom Holloway, guitarist of Birmingham’s angst-pop outfit – The Arcadian Kicks, and host of The Syndicate Club nights, is our guest SPOTI-FEWAPY curator this week.


SPOTI-FEWAPY: No 17 ‘Los Alanos Is Alive’ by Andy Aitken

April 27th, 2011 by Daniel

SPOTI-FEWAPY this week is curated by our most recent limited edition t-shirt designer, Andy Aitken of Doskupios Design. The t-shirt ‘ASTWONOMY’ has proven very popular, so make sure you get over to the Store before it sell


SPOTI-FEWAPY: No 16 ‘My Year Of Gigs 2010 – 2011’ by Sarah Hayes

March 31st, 2011 by Daniel

Last month’s Speech Fewapy competition winner, Sarah Hayes, is this edition’s SPOTI-FEWAPY playlist curator. Welcome to the family Sarah.


SPOTI-FEWAPY: No 15 ‘Six of One and Half a Dozen of the Other’ by Daron Billings

February 28th, 2011 by Daniel

Our guest curator this week is Daron Billings of The Hearing Aid – a staple of the Birmingham music scene and one of the city’s most reliable and eclectic blogs. Now in it’s 6th year of operation and approaching nearly 600 posts, The Hearing Aid is the first point of call for upcoming Midlands bands when scouring the interweb for opinions of their most recent live show.


SPOTI-FEWAPY: No 14 ‘MoFo. Fo’Sho’ by Charlotte Payne

February 11th, 2011 by Daniel

The number 14 is especially significant this week. No, not because it’s Valentine’s Day, because we’ve hit the 14th installment of the SPOTI-FEWAPY series. Charlotte Payne from the world renowned Moseley Folk Festival is the week’s guest curator, and she has naturally provided us with a wonderfully folk-tinted yet all embracing compilation…


SPOTI-FEWAPY: No. 13 ‘I’m New Here’ by Andy Roberts

February 1st, 2011 by Daniel

Lucky Number 13’s guest list-maker is The Fly Magazine’s Andy Roberts. On a journey that has taken him from guitarist in mercurial band Holster to Founder of underground fanzine Media Assassin to Head Shredder of The Bourgeois Four to A&R Scout at Island Records to Rhubarb Radio Show host to Editor of…


SPOTI-FEWAPY: No. 12 ‘It’s Gonna Be a Gang Bang’ by Jamie Berry

January 21st, 2011 by Daniel

So, this week’s guest isn’t technically a guest, in fact more so the host of the party that is Speech Fewapy Records – it’s Jamie Berry – co-founder of Speech Fewapy Records and lifetime member of The Traps. In a slight alteration to the regular ‘This Is The Newwwwss’ format, Jamie gives us a brief explanation for each of his choices…


SPOTI-FEWAPY: No.11 ‘Songs From The Shruburbs’ by Greg Bird & Flamingo Flame

January 12th, 2011 by Daniel

And so to the first SPOTI-FEWAPY playlist of 2011, an honour that will bestow our talented son, Greg Bird & Flamingo Flame. The debut EP from GB&FF – ‘Shruburbia’, was released in April 2010 on Speech Fewapy Records. ‘Shruburbia’ received unanimous praise from fans and bloggers alike and as his first solo effort, marked a very successful step into the unknown for GB&FF…

SPOTI-FEWAPY: No.9 ‘Not The Beatles or Christmas Songs’ by Alex Singh

December 1st, 2010 by Daniel

Alex Singh of Pandas and People, is this week’s SPOTI-FEWAPY guest chap. The Redditch based group are a hot tip on the local scene for 2011 and Speech Fewapy Records will certainly have it’s ears to the ground. The band, made up of ex-members of the now defunct Hero Machine, is already making radio waves on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 Music Introducing show and were tipped by Ted Lay of Editors in a recent Sky Sports Q&A…

SPOTI-FEWAPY: No.8 ‘Boat To Snow’ by Michael King

November 25th, 2010 by Daniel

Cold innit? This week’s SPOTI-FEWAPY has been produced by Michael King from Nuneaton based folk collective, Boat To Row. Having expanded from solo project into full blown five piece within the space of 12 months, Boat To Row’s joyous melodies and instrumentation have been absorbed at some of the UK’s most reputable festivals this year including Dot To Dot, Truck and Moseley Folk Festival.

To cap off an incredible 2010, the band have teamed up with Moseley Folk Festival and folk counterparts, Goodnight Lenin for a show at St Pauls Church, Birmingham. Check details at the Facebook event here or go straight to the Tickets page.

Boat To Row can be found on Facebook / Bandcamp / Tumblr / Myspace. Click a link immediately.