If you’re anywhere near a TV or computer tomorrow morning (13th April), don’t forget to tune in to the BBC1 Breakfast show as half of Bellowhead will be returning to the BBC sofa to be interviewed including live footage of New York Girls. They’re due to be on around 8.40am.
So what’s with the bottles of beer then? Well, yesterday The Guardian ran a piece in the G2 supplement entitled Top Of The Hops, about the growing trend for brewers to name beers after their favourite bands and songs featuring, among others, Wagtail Brewery’s Gold Rush bitter in homage to Neil Young, Revolutions’ Kraftwerk Braun Ale, The Clash lager from the Upright brewery, the Brewdog Company’s Punk IPA, Burton Bridge Brewery’s Stairway To Heaven ale after Led Zeppelin’s classic song, the Ridgeside Brewery’s two Deep Purple related beers (Rushmore pale ale and Black Night) and a whole host of ales dedicated to Mark E Smith and The Fall. One major omission we thought – 2010’s 4.5% Hedonism Ale created by Bellowhead and the Potbelly Brewery in Kettering: “Using the finest Maris Otter Malt and Cascade Hops, the high quality result is, much like the band, equally suitable for small sessions or large festivals.” You’ve got to hand it to Bellowhead – what better ways to reacquaint the nation with its folk music than via the hallowed cultural institutions of beer, The Archers and the BBC. Tickets for Bellowhead’s November Hedonism tour are on sale from today.