Monday, 20 December 2010
Sorry to anyone who went to the show at the Zenith Bar to find the whole event cancelled. Especially the guy I read about on the drowned in sound message boards who fell off of his bicycle and had to go home. At least you didn't miss anything. We still wanted to do the show despite the driving conditions and our immense hangovers from the night before but the promoter was worried about the turn out and one of the bands had already pulled out due to illness.
A massive thanks to everyone involved in the Spatchcock show the night before. Incredible evening. That is why we do this.
Our good friend Patrycja Gbiorczyk shot this clip of the evening.
Sunday, 12 December 2010
My brother-in-law is friends with the keyboard player. True story.
This is our cover of the Sonic Youth track I Dreamed I Dream. We recorded it the same day we recorded the Misanthrope 7" vinyl and did it in one take. It was supposed to be released on a compilation but we have not heard anything about it for a while. One Unique Signal were also going to be on the comp doing a Mudhoney cover. I've not heard it yet...
I dreamed I dream - Silent Front
Saturday, 11 December 2010
The End Of Radio Christmas show was ace. Although leaving Elizabeth (my Bass) behind was a silly thing to do. She is safe and being looked after by Matt of Astrohenge and to be honest, we could do with the time apart. It'll do us both good. Nic Crawshaw played her first show with Solomon Grundy and they were brilliant. I'm looking forward to going on tour in February with them even more now! It was also nice to again play with Caretaker whom we have known for many years but rarely share a stage with. Hopefully they will one day release the album too.
Next Friday is The Spatchcock Christmas Party! Us, Eyes and the 'Kowsers are playing a Jools Holland style show which means that we will all be set up at the same time and taking it in turns to play a song. Sly and the Family Drone will be playing during the interlude! Then on the Saturday we are playing with Dogs and Cats Living Together in Angel at The Zenith Bar. I'm yet to see Dogs and Cats Living Together but I am a big fan of the stuff on their My____ page.
To take my mind off Liz I think I'll go and put on a guitar, make a fake mic stand, turn up the stereo and pretend I'm J Mascis.
Sunday, 5 December 2010
Friday, 3 December 2010
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
We got a rather nice review in this month's Rock Sound Magazine "D.I.Y. in its sound and approach, uncompromising and awkward, 'Dead Lake' is all you could want from a real punk record" 8/10. Which was nice. It makes up for this, shall we say, less than impressive review. To be fair though the guy does seem like a total prick.
Also I'd like to point you in the direction of some ace records;
No Plato - Free + Proud (I'm not sure if that is what it is called or they are just proud that they are giving it away for free?!).
Aeroplane Flies High - MKI These lads and lass played with us in Liverpool back in February and at the time were 15, 16 and 17 year olds. The record only costs £2.00! You can have a listen first.
Monday, 22 November 2010
I know it means nothing and is just a bit of fun, but our album Dead Lake made it into RecordStore.co.uk's top 30 albums of the year! We came in at 21 with Deftones only just beating us but we managed a victory over The Melvins and Rolo Tomassi.
You should probably take a look at RecordStore.co.uk and I'm not just saying that because they were nice to us.
Sunday, 21 November 2010
These are the ace labels that put out Dead Lake for us. They're a good bunch of Lasses and Lads and are truly worth a browse as they put out some tremendous bands. Go spend your money!
WeHeartRecords - This lot have put out three of our records in the past and have put out loads of ace shit like Attack! Vipers! and AndTheyWillRiot!
Art For Blind - They reside in Leeds and have put out Ox Scapula, Carson Wells and Twisted. They are currently doing a deal for our record and the Ox Scapula one for £16.00
Rejuvenation Records - They're from Paris and have put out over thirty records including Revok, Do You Compute, Scul Hazzards, Kimmo and Microfilm.
Bigoût Records - Lyon's Bigoût have put out Scul Hazzards, Sofy Major and Kiruna. The new Kiruna album is coming and will be well worth your money.
Sunday, 14 November 2010
We've got a practice in our living room this week so hopefully we can gun out some new songs!
This Friday we are playing this show at The Urban Bar in Whitechapel with Cutthroat Convention, Escarres and Plague Riot In Moscow it's £3 and it comes with free cake.
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Friday's show has been cancelled! It's a big shame but it was unavoidable. Our next show will now be a week later at The Urban Bar in Whitechapel with Cutthroat Convention, Escarres and Plague Riot In Moscow it's £3 in and there is free cake.
This Saturday night Gareth will be playing a show at the Zenith Bar in Angel. His band Mayors of Miyazaki are playing with Dead Pedals and Machete.
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Tour was good fun, even though it took a while to really get going. The first three gigs weren't very good but after that it went to plan! I apologise for not doing the tour diary. We didn't really get much time near a computer to do it. I am going to write up what I didn't post and put up a link on here for people to read.
We played with these ace bands - Machete - Consolation Prizefighter - Dog Canute - Specific Ocean - Chrik - Annapurna - Slugbait - Elk - Children Under Hoof - click and enjoy.
Friday, 22 October 2010
I've finished packing - T-shirts & socks for each day but fewer pants (when you wake up in a sitting room and people are up and about and you need to rush somewhere else, dignity prevails over cleanliness), a spare pair of jeans, tooth brush, towel, phone charger, sleeping bag, baby wipes, and sixteen cans of Lidl bitter. It still amazes me, the cultural difference in Europe, you always get fed and beer'd. I'm not complaining though as I understand the cost of such things and am eternally grateful to the promoters putting on the shows which allows us to tour. I just prefer getting free beer.
I am planning on keeping a tour diary and posting it up on here [even though we are only going for a week]. And yes, it will be more of the same badly written crap seen above (and below).
Until then. x
oh, and this made me laugh - Thatcher
Thursday, 21 October 2010
One day of work to go...
We have added a shop to this blog, it's still a work in progress but everything works. There you can pick up your SF tote bags and stylish T-shirts. Though on a serious note, it does help towards the insurance on our van which has become stupidly expensive after some thieving little dadfucker couldn't keep his hands to himself*.
On a brighter note, this is pretty funny - don't fuck with the 'kowsers!
*Assuming it was a male.
Monday, 18 October 2010
Four more days of work then we are off on tour! We are really looking forward to heading back to Ireland and playing some places in England that we don't get to see much of. And of course we look forward to meeting up with our friends in the more familiar towns! All dates are displayed on the right.
We have printed some new t-shirts that are selling for £5. Phil drew the picture. We have them in Large, Medium, Small, Ladies fit Medium and Ladies fit Small. Email us if you want one or you can pick one up at a show.
Friday, 15 October 2010
It turns out that these fellas are playing at the Fighting Cocks [Kingston] on Saturday too - FalenizzaHorsePower. I heard them for the first time Thursday night at Shield 'em's album launch and they were incredible.
The line up is - Crowskin [Germany], Plague Mass, FalenizzaHorsePower and us. It's a whopping £6 but there is a touring band on the bill.
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Monday, 11 October 2010
Saturday, 9 October 2010
One Unique Signal - Dismemberment EP We were discussing the other day, whilst listening to it on the way to a show, just how good this record is. It's free to download and if you like it you can buy it. [It is a .rar file which can easily be opened using this program]
Friday, 8 October 2010
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
23-10-10 St Austell, Cornwall at The Stagg Inn w/ Machete
24-10-10 Bristol, Oxjam Music Festival at The Mother's Ruin w/ Machete
25-10-10 Sheffield, at The Red House w/ Dog Canute
26-10-10 Liverpool, La Racaille night at The Caledonia w/ tbc...
27-10-10 Belfast, at Auntie Annies w/ Annapurna + Gacy's Threads
28-10-10 Limerick, ULMS Halloween at Baker Place w/ tbc...
29-10-10 Cork, at The Quad w/ Slugbait
30-10-10 Dublin, Dog etc & Murmur presents at The Lower Deck w/ Total Winners + Elk + Children Under Hoof
Monday, 29 March 2010
Our record dead lake is finished and in the process of being pressed. It will be ready for our release show on the 2nd april at the constitution in camden. We are off on tour in april with nitkowski [see gigs for details] so you can buy a copy of the album then. It's a double format - 180g 12" vinyl gatefold with a pressed CD. If you cannot make it to a show you can pre order a copy now in the shop. [we will send them out when we get back from tour]