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The Container Drivers

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:45 am
by Keg
The Container Drivers have just released their debut single, 'It Must be the Pipes'. Of interest to TV Personalities fans is the b-side, which is a cover of 'You, Me and Lou Reed'. The CD is available from Topplers for just £1, plus P&P. You can listen to the A side on the group's Myspace page.

http://www.topplers.net/lite/
http://www.myspace.com/containerdrivers

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:54 am
by Agent IndiePop
Just listened to the title track, very catchy.

I'll be sure to buy it.

Edit: I love your Dorian Gray cover, how you changed some of the lyrics & that.

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:33 pm
by Keg
Echo Weller wrote:Just listened to the title track, very catchy.

I'll be sure to buy it.
Very kind!
Echo Weller wrote:Edit: I love your Dorian Gray cover, how you changed some of the lyrics & that.
There's a good reason for the lyric change... we learned the song from the only version of it that we had at the time, and that's the live one from 'Chocolate Art' in which Dan playfully changes the lyrics. We heard the 'and don't the kids' version later but decided to stick with the amended version. :D

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:34 pm
by Agent IndiePop
I personally always find it very interesting when people do that, original artist or otherwise.
Makes it more interesting than a word-for-word cover.

Re: The Container Drivers

Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:02 am
by windlessair
I'd say the original song on there (It Must Be The Pipes) is pretty damn good too!

Keg wrote:The Container Drivers have just released their debut single, 'It Must be the Pipes'. Of interest to TV Personalities fans is the b-side, which is a cover of 'You, Me and Lou Reed'. The CD is available from Topplers for just £1, plus P&P. You can listen to the A side on the group's Myspace page.

http://www.topplers.net/lite/
http://www.myspace.com/containerdrivers

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:48 pm
by Agent IndiePop
Got the CD today, really great cover.
Who arranges all the music & that? It's really good.

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:04 pm
by Keg
We're now on Facebook, should you wish to join the group.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=30322378967

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:54 pm
by Keg
Here's news of an exciting evening in London that will feature the Container Drivers next week.

Fri 3 July @ the Half Moon, Putney SW15
++ Terry de Castro / Decoration / The Container Drivers ++
++ Plus David Gedge DJ set ++


We'll be appearing at a special night at the Half Moon in Putney on Friday 3rd July. We'll be opening proceedings (should be on stage around 7:45), after which you'll be treated to the soaring big indie guitar tunes of Decoration. Headlining the night will be the Wedding Present's bassist Terry de Castro, out and about to promote her new album 'A Casa Verde'. To cap it all, when the live bands have finished there will be a DJ set from the Wedding Present's David Gedge until 1 am. Doors around 7 pm.
Tickets £10 from: Ticketweb
Or pay on the door, it would seem.

Links:
The Container Drivers: http://www.myspace.com/containerdrivers
Decoration: http://www.myspace.com/firepop
Terry de Castro: http://www.myspace.com/terrydecastro

Be seeing you,

The Container Drivers
"Shouty slogans wrapped in a crisp wonky pop shell."

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:21 pm
by Keg
Here's some footage of us playing last Friday. :D


Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:34 pm
by Keg
And here's another clip from the same gig. This is a brand new song - first time we played it after bashing it out in just one rehearsal beforehand.

Buildings go up and buildings come down

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:58 pm
by Keg
The Container Drivers are back in action this month, in support of visiting friends from the Continent - these being Germany's Woog Riots and the Netherlands' Persil.

Full lineups / running order for our October gigs:

Thursday 15 October: Blackpool West Coast Cafe
Zandvoort Acid (formerly Ceramic Hobs) - http://www.myspace.com/ceramickhobs
Woog Riots - http://www.myspace.com/woogriots
Glyn Bailey & the Many Splendid Things - http://www.myspace.com/glynbailey
The Container Drivers - http://www.myspace.com/containerdrivers
£2/3, doors 8pm.
We're on first, so will probably be an 8:30 k.o. for us.

Thursday 22 October: Leeds Cardigan Arms
Persil - http://www.myspace.com/persilmusic
This Many Boyfriends - http://www.myspace.com/howmanyboyfriends
The Container Drivers - http://www.myspace.com/containerdrivers
The Peterboroughs - no link. This is their debut.

£3/4, doors 8pm.
We're on second, so we'll probably be playing around 9 ish.
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134151763796

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:12 pm
by Keg
The Container Drivers are playing in Leeds tomorrow, supporting the Primitives. Brudenell Social Club, if you're interested.

Re: The Container Drivers

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:36 pm
by heaven
The Container Drivers have joined this new-fangled thing called Twitter. I wonder if it will take off?

https://twitter.com/ConDrivers