Band times, Librarians Wanted’s 1st Birthday, Saturday 10 Dec


When Librarians Wanted first met, Indietracks 2010.
(James, honourary librarian, second left)

Band timings for our birthday on Sat 10th announced - be there for 7.30 to catch the very special 2-song sets by some of our favourite bands - and to sample a birthday cupcake!

All-star special birthday guests (listed below main bands in the order they’ll appear on stage) from 7.45 (doors 7.30)

T.O.Y.S 9.10-9.40
Evans the Death 9.50-10.20
Wake the President 10.30-11ish

+ DJs Lisa Bouvier & AJ Miller & Librarians Wanted 11-3am/inbetween bands

2-song bands playing in this order between 7.45 & 9pm:

1. Tiny Birds
2. Mason
3. King of Cats
4. Owl + Mouse
5. A Fine Day for Christmas
6. The Understudies
7. Electrophönvintage
8. Fountains
9. The Fireworks
10. Erin K & Tash
11. Lisa Bouvier


Our very first LW, 4 December 2010, different haircuts and our very first batch
 cupcakes. Our friend Mason (L) will be playing two songs this Saturday. 

Party hats ON!

Roo, David & Silja bday librarians xx

For more info, please see the event page or the blog post below.
Tickets, £6 advance from Wegottickets, £7 door, £6 with a valid library card. 


Photo by Ian Watson. Guest DJing at HDIF in January 2011. David seems

to have gotten more hair since then! And we love STRIPES.


The very first library kid drawings and logo suggestion, sketched on post-it notes.

Librarians Wanted’s 1st birthday, Sat 10 Dec: Wake the President/Evans the Death/T.O.Y.S + very special birthday guests!

Our LW baby turns 1, and we want to celebrate with you on Saturday 10th of December! *And Wake the President’s Erik and Bjorn are turning 26, so it’s a joint celebration (= more cake!)image

In the last year we’ve had some incredible times fistpumping the night away to our favourite bands, making waffles for Jens, camping and seeing our friend James climb a very long pole at Indietracks, going to Sweden to go nightswimming, DJ and do a spot of bartending, learning how to tweet and blog and bake, we’ve taken great pleasure in playing the Cribs amongst twee songs, we’ve had a few too many Jaegers, danced until the morning light many a night- and met such wonderful new friends.. 

So we want to invite you all (and new friends) to our birthday party! 

There will be birthday cake, there will be party hats, and there will be not only three, but many more, of our favourite bands!

Our very first Librarians Wanted was early last December. It was meant to be a one-off, a project in doing something we didn’t have a clue about how to do (organising gigs and DJing). But on an eve the Victoria Line was down and London was disrupted due to snow, a lovely crowd turned up and the bands were fantastic. It was such a heartwarming feeling. We just had to continue doing things we don’t know how to do for a bit longer…

EVANS THE DEATH headlined that first gig, and we’ll never ever forget them playing I’m So Unclean. They totally kicked *ss, nothing less, the coolest kids in London town - but also the nicest ones. And we are so happy to host them again, a year after - all grown-up - signed by Fortuna POP! and being well on their way to indiepop stardom! It will be very special to see them play again at our birthday.

T.O.Y.S played Librarians Wanted last summer, and their music has since been played in every LW DJ set. (Especially at Cosy Den in Stockholm the audience kept asking for more of their song ‘Doll’, when they were not asking for Shoreline, of course) Something in the vein of Joy Division - or New Order (only at NO’s best though!). T.O.Y.S are stars in our universe!

This is a LW first for WAKE THE PRESIDENT - they are a band we’ve been dreaming of putting on for quite a while now -they are pure awesomeness. They are coming down from Scotland to play, so let’s hope there are no trains stuck in the snow! NME says “each track glimmers with all the existential angst of an art student with a nasty hangover” - sounds perfect, right? We will be beaming and dancing around to this for sure! And apparently they hold their guitars very high, can anyone confirm this? We have yet to see them live! (a birthday wish come true)

+ DJs: LISA BOUVIER (Awesome Swedish songstress) + AJ MILLER (that tall sunglasses-wearing one outta T.O.Y.S) + us librarians if we haven’t overdosed on cake.

+ VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY GUESTS who will kickstart the party with a (not so) open-mic set!

A Fine Day for Christmas
Erin K & Tash
King of Cats
Lisa Bouvier
Owl + Mouse
The Fireworks
The Understudies
Tiny Birds

+ there are a couple of more bands TBA!

These are all among our favourite musicians/people, and will be playing us a couple of songs each! Get ready for some swift on/off stage moves!

Tickets: £6 advance. £7 door/£6 with a valid library card. FREE after 11pm.
Venue: Zigfrid von Underbelly, 11 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU. 19.30-03.00.
FB event here.

/// free birthday cake and party hats ///

Roo, Silja and David LW (b’day library kids) xx

PS. Who wants to play pass the parcel with us…? 0_=

Band times, LW Friday 11th Nov!

In the last few weeks music bloggers and press have been raving about 16-year-old Amanda Mair. This shining new star is playing her very first UK gig at Librarians Wanted & Cosy Den this Friday.


Amanda Mair. Photo: Labrador Records.

And then there are all these other fantastic Swedes playing too - with the gig being headlined by our UK heroes The Proctors. What an evening it will be…

And here are the band times for Friday:

Paddington DC 7.45-8.15
Amanda Mair 8.25-8.55
Friday Bridge 9.05-9.35
De Montevert 9.45-10.15
The Proctors 10.25-11

DJs inbetween and after (Mattias Jansson from Cosy Den + LW) - until 3am!

Remember your library card for a £1 discount… (Venue, Zigfrid von Underbelly, Hoxton Square)

LW & Cosy Den presents The Proctors/Friday Bridge/Paddington Distortion Combo/de Montevert/Amanda Mair Friday 11 Nov


Librarians Wanted are collaborating with our viking friends at Cosy Den to put together a fab Anglo-Swedish line-up here in London.

We had a great time DJing at 
Cosy Den in Stockholm in August, and we loved the bands Mattias Jansson picked for his festival. Our guests from abroad really are the top of the crop - and they are joined by a legendary UK band too - The Proctors!

The Swedes are: de Montevert, Friday Bridge, Paddington DC and Amanda Mair!

THE PROCTORS… when you hear their music it’s easy to think of our favourite The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. But it rather feels like Pains and other ‘new’ bands have found inspiration in the Proctors, not the other way around. When you go to a Proctors gig you drift away into swaying melancholia, and smiling - at the same time! This legendary band was formed in 1993, and after a break from the late 90s until quite recently we hope they’ll keep on playing forever!

DE MONTEVERT is getting a lot of radio time in Sweden at the moment for her single ‘Skyll på mig’, and she’s got a new single out 17 Oct. Ellinor Nilsson’s tunes are so catchy we’re singing them in the shower from first listen. And for those of you who, Swedish or not, tend to shout ‘Spela Shoreline!’ at indiepop discos, she may just play her lovely Broder Daniel cover!

FRIDAY BRIDGE is modern electronic pop mixed with pop music of the ’80s – sometimes with references to classical music. The duo describe themselves as: “Pop music de luxe: hummable tunes, danceable beats, quotable lyrics” and we very much agree! Someone said they had a touch of ABBA and something royal about them too. Exciting!

PADDINGTON DISTORTION COMBO is Calle Olsson from the awesome indie band The Bear Quartet (and also Blissful/Paper/Fireside). We heard him play the piano and sing at Cosy Den in the summer, and it was so beautiful we agains drifted into happy and sad daydreams. However, with Calle, you never quite know what’s going to happen. Except it’s going to be ace!

AMANDA MAIR brings ideas of a what a young, Swedish Dusty Springfield produced by Kate Bush might have sounded like if she arrived today. With melodies lit by sunlight and a voice that goes straight to the heart this is nothing less than pure magic. She has just released the single Doubt on legendary Labrador Records, and this is only the start…

And then Mr Cosy Den himself, Mattias Jansson, will be DJing alongside us librarians! And there will be free cake. And lots and lots of smiles and dancing!

See you 11 November!
David, Roo and Silja LW and Mattias CD xx

TICKETS £7 advance here, £8 on the door - £7 with a valid library card!
Venue: Zigfrid von Underbelly, Friday 11 Nov 2011, from 7pm.

Band times, LW presents Standard Fare, Let’s Whisper and Owl + Mouse 2 October!

So our Sunday gig at Zigfrid von Underbelly in Hoxton Square is coming up - and we are totally excited about the line-up. The tickets seem to be selling pretty fast, so go here to get some in advance! If not, bring your library card and get a £1 discount on the door!

We did say wrap up warm.. but in fact it feels like summertime at the moment.. 29 degrees? Bring your sunnies and your flipflops - come cool down in the basement of the Underbelly!

Here are the band times:

Doors 7.30
Owl + Mouse 8-8.30
Let’s Whisper 8.45-9.30
Standard Fare 9.45 onwards!

If you click ‘attending’ on Facebook and actually attend we’ll love you forever. (just about)


Owl + Mouse’s Jen and Hannah (+ Roo LW) as seen at the Moustache of Insanity album launch..

LW presents Standard Fare, Let’s Whisper and Owl + Mouse Sunday 2nd of October at Zigfrid von Underbelly!

Librarians Wanted are so, so happy to present three absolutely fantastic bands on Sunday 2 October.

No need for hot chocolate and an evening in to sulk about a summer and romances gone, run through the pile of yellow leaves in Hoxton Square and get yourself to the Underbelly for an evening of heartwarming, soul-filling indiepop.

Standard Fare, Let’s Whisper and Owl + Mouse = Happiness!

Ever since we saw Standard Fare at Allo Darlin’s album launch in 2010 we’ve been hooked; we’ve been dancing like mad to them at Indietracks and various other gigs and discos. Those LOUD boy-girl harmonies really really work for us!

Let’s Whisper = Vermont’s own Colin Clary and Dana Kaplan - also known from the fantastic band The Smittens, and Let’s Whisper is just as cute and charming and wonderful and makes us smile and our hearts beat fast, fast, fast.

The evening begins with the lovely Owl + Mouse's magical ukulele pop. Hannah Botting's melancholic but uplifting voice makes you want to go swimming in Australia with Jens Lekman and never return to reality.

And did we mention there is free cake? We’ll also be DJing inbetween the bands, and until it’s bedtime before a Monday hopefully less grey than usual.

You may wrap up warm in a bright red scarf and bobble hat on your way to the venue, but when you leave the gig you will feel like it’s still summer even on this cold October night!

Tickets: £7, £6 advance/£6 with a library card. 

FB event here.

Looking forward to more fistpumping and cake eating with you, listening to these fantastic bands!

Roo, David and Silja LW xx