Saturday, 21 May 2011

Oh and...

Check out Tony's blog, he's now got no flat, job or responsibilities for the forseeable future. The shit.

You have 1 Follower...

Well, it's a start - cheers Carmel, you've gotta love the sympathy add. Tremendous.

What's news? Well, we played a show that Tony organised on Thursday at the Fighting Cocks, had a great evening. Porches opened and were really great - their split vocal duties work really nicely and they've got some great catchy songs. Rough round the edges rather than sheeny pop-punk, but in a really charming way.

Axes were next and fuck me sideways, they're ridiculously impressive - Instrumental technical post-rock type stuff, some nice riffy heavy bits. They visably really enjoy doing it - really different to all the other bands on the bill - but wow.

We played, Dave fucked up Cats Vs Monsters, aside that though - it was a pretty fun set - props to the random chap who knew all the words to TDBAFD (The Dead Beat are Fucking Dead) and got shirtless and shouty. Sir, you frightened me a little, but I salute you.

Slow Science blew everyway, again, end of. Great band. Nice people. Lovely.

Was a nice atmosphere with lots of nice people we know, cheers for coming down y'all.

So, as it stands that's our last show until the end of July. If anyone comes up, we'll keep you posted - but we really have no idea if we'll be offered / be able to accept anything as it stands....

We still have t-shirts, so if you want one - you'd better make it to one of our July shows...

To remind you:

Thursday 28th - Brighton (TBC dependent on other stuff)
Friday 29th - Leeds (Santiagos)
Saturday 20th - Nottingham (Venue to be confirmed)
Sunday 21st - Basingstoke (Bitchfest Festival)

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Everything doesn't suck


Last night was a pretty cool show!

Cafe El paso is a great little venue, sound was good, nice crowd, good draught lagers. Nice CHIPS.

Sweet Empire from Holland were pretty good - reminded me a little of (early) The Arteries in places. Nice CHAPS. (They said we were "Rad!" so I like them even more.

Great to see everyone - so thanks for coming down and watching us, mind you - Noone bought a t-shirt, come on people - we really do want to record a new demo/EP thing.

Next week is the Kingston show. Can't wait.


Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Not much in the way of an update, but an update all the same.

I'm procrastinating.

So, a blog appears.

So, our last shows were BOTH on 23rd April - cheers to Al Bailey and the Dead Bird haus/Dead End Kids people for the Kingston show where we arrived, played, and then swiftly fucked off....We got told people liked us, but you wouldn't have known by the deafing silence! Ah well, we enjoyed it - and played a couple of new songs which didn't go totally wrong, so good times. Lots of good people there, and we had a lovely BBQ at Timmys beforehand, cheers for the shite cider fella!

Dorking, we arrived late due to traffic and the ridiculous idea to do both in the same evening, whose idea was that? I blame anyone but me...It was good fun, gutted we missed Brothers as they played before us...real shame we missed them as a really good band. But we did see Killington Fall who did amazing post-rock in a 65dos vein. Really liked them and bought their CD - it's still in Daves glovebox though, need to get that at some point. I got wrecked, so did Dave's girlfriend Gemma. Fun drive home to Brighton for Dave. Thanks Alf, sound was shit mind. Ha.

We have t-shirts! Buy them from us at shows. The design's up on our facebook page....WHICH YOU SHOULD JOIN IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY. As we update there a lot more.

Right, what's news? Well - our next two shows this week and next are:

Friday 13th May at Cafe El Paso, Hoxton, London - Playing the 'everything sucks' punkrock club night with Sweet Empire from Holland and Moral Dilemma from London, my last band Bastion was on a split 7" with Moral Dilemma, but we never met, so I guess we'll meet now. Should be great, we're on at 9.30pm, and apparently there's cheap beers. Sweet.

Thursday 19th May is at the Fighting Cocks, Kingston. This was originally meant to be on the Friday 20th, but we got asked to move for some other promoters show, this is a whole bag of dicks for me - as I now can't go see the Beatsteaks in Camden on this night. Thanks a bunch fuckos. Oh well, on the plus side, it's a killer line up with our good friends in Slow Science ( - there demo should be on that link, download it - you won't regreat it) who are amazing, Porches - one of Alfs bands who are pretty damn sweet and have nice dual vocal shit going DOWN. And Axes, who are essentially most of Slow Science doing instrumental post-rock/math-punk (apparently), I haven't heard them, but if you've heard any of Paul and Staceys past and other bands, you know it ain't gonna be shit. Fact.

Then after this Tony fucks off to Chicago for a few weeks, as he's now a professional homeless bum....

We'd like to do another show or 2 in June, so if you want to book us, get in touch and we'll do our best to say yes.

After that...we still have the weekender up north in late July...and hoping a few more shows will get sorted.

Oh, and recording some new 'proper' demos at the end of June. All the hits!

So lastly, this week I am mainly listening to....

The new Obits record (sick), The new Night Marchers single (get well SOON speedo), The new Beastie Boys album (Best for a while), The Great Ancestors - Black Hands EP (great DIY band). And I excitedly await the new The Computers album to arrive and blow my mind and ears.

See you friday, I hope.