Friday 23 August 2013


It has for a while been an annoyance to someone as anal as me, that the Saloon Spotify profile was such a mess. Our songs and albums were somehow mixed up with those of a French white-rap band also recording under the name Saloon. After just two emails to the nice people at Spotify though, they have set up a new profile for us which includes just songs by the white middle-class indie Saloon from Reading, England.(i.e. us.)

So if you are a Spotify user, you may now listen to our songs free of the taint of French hip-hop. And feel free to share the link and 'follow' the band, God knows where our Spotify royalties go to of course, a big black hole in the sky would probably be most appropriate.

Friday 16 August 2013

An audience with Matt Ashton

It has been a few months since the last post - I am getting into bad habits again.

This afternoon, I stumbled upon an interview that Matt did a few months ago with the folks from Readipop . If you are in any way a fan of Saloon, the John Peel show or the Reading band scene in the late 90's / early noughties, then you may might to give it a listen.I for one was interested to get someone else's take on our Festive 50 success, as in 10 years we have never really spoken about it.

I hope all our readers and listeners are having a great summer.