April 10, 2001 13:02

ANYONE CAN PLAY RECORDS

And brother Jonny will be manning the decks tonight...

ANYONE CAN PLAY RECORDS
SPARKLEHORSE were joined by a special guest DJ as they began a run of three low-key LONDON shows last night (April 9) - RADIOHEAD's COLIN GREENWOOD.

The bassist span tunes between support act Matthew Jay and the cult US band at the tiny Borderline club - and he'll be joined tonight (April 10) behind the wheels of steel by brother Jonny, before manning the decks himself again at the final show on Wednesday (April 11).

Sparklehorse mainman Mark Linkous is also expected to be joined onstage tonight by another famous pop pal - Portishead's Geoff Barrow is tipped to be joining the band on keyboards.

Last night's show saw Sparklehorse primarily showcase songs from their eagerly awaited third album, 'It's A Wonderful Life', scheduled for release on June 11 through Parlophone. But the cult US rockers didn't forget their back catalogue, playing a few reworked oldies, including a countrified rendition of 1996 single 'Hammering The Cramps'.

All three Borderline shows are sold out, but a spokesperson for the band said this morning that they will return to play some bigger UK venues around the time of the new LP's release, though no dates are confirmed at present.

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