Soccer Six, the festival of music and football, returns to Mile End Stadium on Sunday 17th September and Team Joyzine is back in the hunt for glory this year as we prepare to take on the likes of The Darkness, Cabbage and Joyzine faves Sisteray in a feast of footballing action.
Tickets, which include access to the football tournament and a great line-up of live music can be purchased here and there are more details including a full list of the bands taking part in the competition on the Soccer Six Facebook page.
Once again we’ve put together the cream of the indie music footballing community in our bid for the title – meet Team Joyzine and check out our Soccer Six Playlist below:
FAVOURED POSITION: Goalkeeper
FINEST FOOTBALLING MOMENT: Stealing Neville Southall’s biscuits. Long story.
FOOTBALLING HERO: Francesco Totti, Tm Cairney, Neville Southall, Eric Cantona, Pele
FAVOURITE FOOTBALL SONG: ‘Three Lions’ is alright.
Dexy’s debut album Tear It Down is out now on 3 Minute Records.
NAME: Alex Gold
BAND: Darling BOY
FAVOURED POSITION: Reverse cowg… er Midfield
FAVOURITE TEAM: Aston Villa, for my sins…
FINEST FOOTBALLING MOMENT: My second nutmeg
FOOTBALLING HERO: Stuart Pearce – a mentalist streak and knows his tunes. What’s not to love about that?
FAVOURITE FOOTBALL SONG: The original ‘Three Lions’ still brings a mist to my eye. The sound of simpler times.
Alex is currently treading the boards playing Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan of The Small Faces, one of his all-time favourite bands, in All Or Nothing: The Mod Musical and is simultaneously putting the finishing touches to the debut Darling BOY album with producer Matt Terry (The Enemy, Noisettes).
facebook.com/DarlingBoyMusic / allornothingthemusical.com
NAME: Perry Anderson
BAND: Rat The Magnificent / Family Manderson
FAVOURED POSITION: Up front, less running involved
FAVOURITE TEAM: AFC Bournemouth
FINEST FOOTBALLING MOMENT: Hitting my friend in the head from 60 yards while he was taking a piss.
FOOTBALLING HERO: Steve Fletcher, Bournemouth legend.
FAVOURITE FOOTBALL SONG: We Are Going Up, because promotion is fun.
The new Rat The Magnificent single ‘Touch’ will be released in October, followed by debut album The Body As Pleasure later in the year.
facebook.com/ratthemagnificent / familymanderson.bandcamp.com
NAME: Stewart Muir
FAVOURED POSITION: Midfield or right back
FAVOURITE TEAM: Liverpool
FINEST FOOTBALLING MOMENT: Slide tackle on Poulton Lanclyn School’s star winger that took both of us out of the game, while wearing both a headband AND wristbands, in a match aged 11. I’m pretty sure I got the ball.
FOOTBALLING HERO: John Barnes – rapping ability. Wearing excellent suits. Talking very quickly. Dribbling past everybody. All my life goals right there. Barry Venison was childhood idol #2, mostly for hair goals.
FAVOURITE FOOTBALL SONG: ‘All I want for Christmas Is a Dukla Prague Away Kit’ by Half Man Half Biscui – I am from the Wirrall after all. #2 ‘The Anfield Rap’.Stew will be hot-footing it out of the stadium at the final whistle for an Elvers show at The King Charles I in King’s Cross, immediately after the tournament on Sunday 17th September.
NAME: Bill Waylor
BAND: W A Y L O R
FAVOURED POSITION: Completely false 9
FAVOURITE TEAM: Aston Villa
FINEST FOOTBALLING MOMENT: Hitting the post
FOOTBALLING HERO: Gabby Agbonlahor, truly terrible ‘tache, awful at football. Villa’s top scorer. If he can play football anyone can – punk rock.
FAVOURITE FOOTBALL SONG: Adam and Joe, ‘The Footie Song’. The bass enjoys a free role. Great rhyme about Villa and a concrete pillar.W A Y L O R’s new EP X & Y Bother is out at the end of September.
NAME: Sean Daly
WHAT DO YOU DO: Joyzine Writer
FAVOURED POSITION: Defence / Central Midfield
FAVOURITE TEAM: Spurs
FINEST FOOTBALLING MOMENT: Being selected for the Joyzine Soccer Six Team.
FOOTBALLING HERO: Luka Modric – the best footballer I’ve ever seen. Hard working, graceful and generous in his play, I’m still broken-hearted that he’s at Madrid.
FAVOURITE FOOTBALL SONG: ‘Strachan’ by The Hitchers.
NAME: Paul Maps
WHAT DO YOU DO: Joyzine editor & radio presenter
FAVOURED POSITION: Player/Manager
FAVOURITE TEAM: Millwall
FINEST FOOTBALLING MOMENT: I once got York City into the Champions’ League on Football Manager.
FOOTBALLING HERO: Jimmy Carter and his tricksy wing-play in the late eighties/early 90s is largely responsible for the decades of disappointment I’ve suffered as a Millwall fan. And Neil Harris, obviously.
FAVOURITE FOOTBALL SONG: Pagan Wanderer Lu’s ‘The Gentlemen’s Game’ is an astonishingly accurate representation of my experiences as a local five-a-side league referee.
The Joyzine Radio Show is broadcast live every Wednesday from 7-8pm on Wandsworth Radio. Check out the podcast library here.
We’ll be adding yet more depth to the Joyzine galacticos before the tournament, including John Clay of Clark Kent’s Rock & Roll Revue.
Look out for a full review and pictures of the day soon on Joyzine and tune in to The Joyzine Radio Show on Wandsworth Radio this Wednesday from 7-8pm, when we’ll be presenting a Soccer Six special.
We’ve also put together a Soccer Six playlist with tracks by the members of Team Joyzine – check it out below: